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Re: peppermint won't boot
« Reply #30 on: July 30, 2021, 02:34:03 pm »
No attached screenshot, Don.

Since you use Firefox, we can back up that, too, so when the backup seems to be finished don't remove your USB stick as we need to:
1. add Firefox
2. unmount the sub stick before removing it - I forgot to add that command!  Very important!!!

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Re: peppermint won't boot
« Reply #31 on: July 30, 2021, 03:14:32 pm »
I think the backup has finished and the USB pen drive is still in place.
How do I add Firefox ?? Do I need to add Hotmail and Gmail ??
I can only attach things using the icons above this screen, nothing happens when I click on Attachments and other options
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« Last Edit: July 30, 2021, 03:49:24 pm by donwatson »
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Re: peppermint won't boot
« Reply #31 on: July 30, 2021, 03:14:32 pm »

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Re: peppermint won't boot
« Reply #32 on: July 30, 2021, 04:37:17 pm »
None of the icons above the posting screen allow you to add attachments. 
When you hover your cursor over Attachments and other options a line should appear under it, like a link.   Try also clicking on the "+" sign to the left of "Attachments and other options".  If that doesn't work, I have no idea what's happening - sorry. 

to add Firefox to your backup, enter
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rsync -a  .mozilla $usb
When Firefox has backed up, enter
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umount $usb
Then, to check the usb has unmounted, enter
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df | grep media
If there is no output, all is well.

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Re: peppermint won't boot
« Reply #33 on: July 30, 2021, 07:25:05 pm »
Thanks Keith,
I will have a go at adding Mozilla and report back

EDIT I'm back, and there is an error message although the the backup seems to have worked. Here is the screen

[email protected] ~ $ df|grep media
/dev/sdb1       15137856  2250912  12886944  15% /media/don/TOSHIBA
[email protected] ~ $ usb=/media/don/TOSHIBA/Backup
[email protected] ~ $ echo $usb
/media/don/TOSHIBA/Backup
[email protected] ~ $ du -shc Documents Pictures Downloads sky_stuff Pictures
4.6G   Documents
325M   Pictures
6.3G   Downloads
316K   sky_stuff
12G   total
[email protected] ~ $ rsync -a -delete Documents Pictures Downloads sky_stuff Pictures $usb 2>/dev/null
[email protected] ~ $ rsync -a  .mozilla $usb
rsync: symlink "/media/don/TOSHIBA/Backup/.mozilla/firefox/d2cwhjsq.default-1603970778923/lock" -> "127.0.1.1:+9642" failed: Operation not permitted (1)
rsync error: some files/attrs were not transferred (see previous errors) (code 23) at main.c(1196) [sender=3.1.2]
[email protected] ~ $
Is this ok ??
« Last Edit: July 30, 2021, 07:40:07 pm by donwatson »
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Re: peppermint won't boot
« Reply #34 on: July 31, 2021, 09:56:41 am »
I have plugged in the USB and ran the last line with this result

[email protected] ~ $ df | grep media
[email protected] ~ $

so it looks as if all is well. I have the Peppermint 10 iso downloaded on my windows desktop machine, I also have Rufus on the desktop machine but am unsure how to use it , can you help ??
I had a look at using RUFUS on the peppermintos.com forum but the example is dated 2016 and uses an earlier version.

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Re: peppermint won't boot
« Reply #34 on: July 31, 2021, 09:56:41 am »

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Re: peppermint won't boot
« Reply #35 on: July 31, 2021, 10:08:57 am »
Not so well, actually. 
If your Toshiba is plugged in and recognised, df | grep media ought to show a line containing /media/don/TOSHIBA as the last line.  Please try again.
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Re: peppermint won't boot
« Reply #36 on: July 31, 2021, 11:56:18 am »
Hi Keith,
I plugged it in and mounted it then ran the command, here it is

[email protected] ~ $ df | grep media
[email protected] ~ $ df | grep media
/dev/sdb1       15137856 14247632    890224  95% /media/don/TOSHIBA
[email protected] ~ $

Is this ok ??



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Re: peppermint won't boot
« Reply #37 on: July 31, 2021, 12:01:45 pm »
Perfect!  One usually has to wait a few seconds after plugging in a USB device to allow the system to recognise it.

I think it might be as well just to check that we really have backed up everything.  So:
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usb=/media/don/TOSHIBA/Backup
Then
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cd $usb
Then
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ls -a
This will list everything that you have backed up, and it might be just as well if you have a look inside, e.g. the Documents directory. 
Let me know if it looks OK.

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Re: peppermint won't boot
« Reply #38 on: July 31, 2021, 12:19:22 pm »
[email protected] ~ $ usb=/media/don/TOSHIBA/Backup
[email protected] ~ $ cd $usb
[email protected] /media/don/TOSHIBA/Backup $ ls -a
.  ..  Documents  Downloads  .mozilla  Pictures  sky_stuff
[email protected] /media/don/TOSHIBA/Backup $

It has backed up what I asked for and when I look through the directories they look like mirrors of the files on my HD. Great work.
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Re: peppermint won't boot
« Reply #38 on: July 31, 2021, 12:19:22 pm »

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Re: peppermint won't boot
« Reply #39 on: July 31, 2021, 12:26:13 pm »
Well done, Don.  Now:
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cd ~
Then
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umount $usb
Then
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df | grep media
The result should be a blank line.

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Re: peppermint won't boot
« Reply #40 on: July 31, 2021, 01:10:19 pm »
[email protected] ~ $ usb=/media/don/TOSHIBA/Backup
[email protected] ~ $ cd $usb
[email protected] /media/don/TOSHIBA/Backup $ ls -a
.  ..  Documents  Downloads  .mozilla  Pictures  sky_stuff
[email protected] /media/don/TOSHIBA/Backup $ cd ~
[email protected] ~ $ umount $usb
umount: /media/don/TOSHIBA/Backup: not mounted.
[email protected] ~ $ df | grep media
/dev/sdb1       15137856 14247632    890224  95% /media/don/TOSHIBA
[email protected] ~ $
Strange result here ??


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Re: peppermint won't boot
« Reply #41 on: July 31, 2021, 01:13:51 pm »
Oh dear.  It works for me.  Try
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umount /dev/sdb1 

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Re: peppermint won't boot
« Reply #42 on: July 31, 2021, 01:17:54 pm »
[email protected] ~ $ usb=/media/don/TOSHIBA/Backup
[email protected] ~ $ cd $usb
[email protected] /media/don/TOSHIBA/Backup $ ls -a
.  ..  Documents  Downloads  .mozilla  Pictures  sky_stuff
[email protected] /media/don/TOSHIBA/Backup $ cd ~
[email protected] ~ $ umount $usb
umount: /media/don/TOSHIBA/Backup: not mounted.
[email protected] ~ $ df | grep media
/dev/sdb1       15137856 14247632    890224  95% /media/don/TOSHIBA
[email protected] ~ $ cd ~
[email protected] ~ $ umount $usb
umount: /media/don/TOSHIBA/Backup: not mounted.
[email protected] ~ $ df | grep media
/dev/sdb1       15137856 14247632    890224  95% /media/don/TOSHIBA
[email protected] ~ $ umount /dev/sdb1
[email protected] ~ $
This ok ??


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Peppermint 9    64 bit     500 GB HD        496 GB Ext 4
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Re: peppermint won't boot
« Reply #43 on: July 31, 2021, 01:26:50 pm »
...and now again just
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df | grep media

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Re: peppermint won't boot
« Reply #44 on: July 31, 2021, 01:57:37 pm »
[email protected] ~ $ df | grep media
[email protected] ~ $

Howzat  :)
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4.0GB Swap Partition    4.0GB Extended Partition   1.1Mb Free Space
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