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Re: HELP my Ubuntu notebook has crashed!
« Reply #105 on: November 08, 2018, 08:47:36 pm »
Okay have you got the Peppermint-9-20180621-amd64.iso file on this computer ?

If not, download it from here
https://peppermintos.com/iso/Peppermint-9-20180621-amd64.iso

I have yes, but will need to go into my bedroom soon as it is cold here and its warmer in my bed under elec blanket. Maybe we can start the downloading of the distro a bit later? I can be back in about 30 mins, as need to have the shower , pjs on and shut off lights etc in lounge. Also it is easier to work 2 computers from them being on my large bed than one on my lap and one perched on a tiny coffee table.

I am a night owl and don't tend to go to sleep early ( hate sleeping anyway lol).
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Re: HELP my Ubuntu notebook has crashed!
« Reply #106 on: November 08, 2018, 09:00:20 pm »
If you already have that file on the Ubuntu notebook, there's no need to download it.

run:
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sudo updatedb
then post the output from
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locate Peppermint-9-20180621-amd64.iso



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I used to be a night owl, but now the neighbours kids wake me at 6:30 every morning I find myself turning into a 'day person' :(
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Re: HELP my Ubuntu notebook has crashed!
« Reply #107 on: November 08, 2018, 09:24:30 pm »
Okays will do the above command on the notebook now--
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Re: HELP my Ubuntu notebook has crashed!
« Reply #108 on: November 08, 2018, 09:30:34 pm »
kari@k-X102BA:~$ sudo updatedb
[sudo] password for kari:
kari@k-X102BA:~$ locate Peppermint-9-20180621-amd64.iso
kari@k-X102BA:~$

Blimey those children next door to yours must be real loud! I feel for you.
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Re: HELP my Ubuntu notebook has crashed!
« Reply #109 on: November 08, 2018, 09:35:12 pm »
You obviously don't have that file on this PC, so go ahead and download it.
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Re: HELP my Ubuntu notebook has crashed!
« Reply #110 on: November 08, 2018, 09:37:15 pm »
Sorry could have sworn I'd downloaded that iso already- doing it now.
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Re: HELP my Ubuntu notebook has crashed!
« Reply #111 on: November 08, 2018, 09:38:42 pm »
You obviously don't have that file on this PC, so go ahead and download it.

Yes, doing it- it says one hour left- hope it doesn't take that long!
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Re: HELP my Ubuntu notebook has crashed!
« Reply #112 on: November 08, 2018, 09:47:30 pm »
It's still downloading- will post when it has done it! Keeping watch---
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Re: HELP my Ubuntu notebook has crashed!
« Reply #113 on: November 08, 2018, 11:28:26 pm »
It's finally done it! My broadband is so slow these days. I need to ring my internet provider and get it sorted out. I read a router older than 5 years ( which mine is) will not perform properly.
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Re: HELP my Ubuntu notebook has crashed!
« Reply #114 on: November 09, 2018, 12:25:32 am »
Have you written the ISO to the USB stick yet, as discussed after the [EDIT] in this post ?
https://linuxforums.org.uk/index.php?topic=13471.msg109757#msg109757

If not, do that now....

If you have, try booting from the USB stick, as discussed here
https://linuxforums.org.uk/index.php?topic=13471.msg109676#msg109676
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Re: HELP my Ubuntu notebook has crashed!
« Reply #115 on: November 14, 2018, 02:44:00 am »
Sorry Mark, been unwell. Will do the iso Wed evening and then post reply.
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Re: HELP my Ubuntu notebook has crashed!
« Reply #116 on: November 26, 2018, 12:32:02 am »
Sorry once again Mark- just had a lot to do and been unwell again. I have tried 3 times to do what you told me in that link but it  won't go to the boot device selection screen.

What happens is that I tap tap tap the F9 key and the Ubuntu logo flashes like crazy and then a black screen comes up with tons of white writing and it will not do anything else after that and needs to be powered off.

The machine is useless - I think we should admit defeat and I will toss it in the local recycling centre.

I will just have to wait til I can save up or get that grant for the Dell latitude laptop.
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Re: HELP my Ubuntu notebook has crashed!
« Reply #117 on: November 26, 2018, 12:37:10 am »
Post it to me, if I can get it to work, I'll post it back .. you'll pay the postage of course, but I'll bung Peppermint on it for free (if it's possible).

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Re: HELP my Ubuntu notebook has crashed!
« Reply #118 on: December 03, 2018, 01:44:12 pm »


Wow, thanks Mark- I can do that. It works very very slowly on that Ubuntu - something is up when you think it has 4GB RAM.
Sorry for late reply. I changed my internet company to EE and it takes about 10 days to get my broadband speed right, but it has been slooooooow- so I called them and they said there is a fault on my BT line. I'm waiting for the engineer to come right now.

The internet has nowt to do with the notebook being slow though as my Chromebook has been slow too, which normally it is not ( except at night when I was with TT as they practise traffic management).

PM me an address to send the notebook to. I'll go to the post office with notebook to see how much it will cost me to send it later if engineer arrives before it closes; if not will take it tomorrow.
My computers: Asus notebook x102B, running on Ubuntu. Asus c300 Chromebook and an old Dell inspiron mini netbook running on Mint.


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