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Installing Linux Lite / Re: Error while installing updates 3.0
« on: June 16, 2016, 06:59:55 AM »
Hi Jerry.  Sources.list attached as text file.

Installing Linux Lite / Error while installing updates 3.0
« on: June 16, 2016, 04:44:51 AM »
I have just installed LL3.0 but cannot install updates.  I have tried 2 separate repositories.  The system is as installed - I haven't installed any other software.  The error message that I am getting in the terminal or Synaptic suggests that the fault lies with LL:

"The repository ' xenial Release' does not have a Release file.Data from such a repository can't be authenticated and is therefore potentially dangerous to use."

Installing Linux Lite / Re: Cannot Boot from USB
« on: June 16, 2016, 04:10:51 AM »
I've now managed to solve this:

I created a live Linux Mint 17.3 USB using Startup Disk Creator, which booted successfully.  The boot process wasn't entirely straightforward - I encountered an error message "vesamenu.c32: not a COM32R image".  At this point you have to key "live" (without inverted commas) and enter.

From the live system, I deleted the first 3 disk partitions (details in 1st post) in GParted and created three Ext4 partitions - two of 25GB and a large partition occupying the remaining space to be used as a shared data partition.

I installed Mint as the secondary OS in /dev/sda2, booting from dev/sda in Legacy mode.

I then went through stage 1 again with LL3.0 and istalled it in dev/sda1, again booting from dev/sda.

Sorted!  I hope this helps anyone with the same problem.

Unfortunately, it seems I haven't solved this after all.  I experienced what seemed to be an unrelated problem - I couldn't install updates.  I eventually came to the conclusion that this was caused by the installation, as I could find no other explanation and I had the same problem when I installed LL2.8 in place of 3.0.  I have now reinstated the original partition structure and installed Linux Mint on the laptop, as it supports UEFI.  I still use LL as the primary OS on my desktop PC.

Installing Linux Lite / Re: Cannot Boot from USB
« on: June 15, 2016, 10:36:32 AM »
It doesn't sound like your USB drive was created properly.  Try checking the MD5Sum of the image file and recreating it or using a DVD instead.  Or to make sure your bootable media was properly created, see if another computer can boot to it.

Thanks for the suggestions, but I think the USB is OK.  MD5Sums were checked and I've recreated the USB several times, using both Startup Disk Creator and UNetbootin.  I did boot my desktop PC from one of them.  The laptop doesn't have an optical drive.

Installing Linux Lite / Cannot Boot from USB
« on: June 15, 2016, 10:13:19 AM »
I have bought a Dell Inspiron laptop with Ubuntu 14.04 already loaded (and booted via UEFI).  I want to install LL as the primary OS, but the machine will not boot from the live USB.  I have tried both LL3.0 and LL2.8.

I have changed the boot mode from UEFI to Legacy in the BIOS and set USB as the first boot priority.  It appears to be booting normally into LL, displaying the LL feather screen, but it then opens a live version of Ubuntu 14.04 (not the installed version that I have modified).

There are 4 partitions on the HD:
- a 500MB FAT 32 EFI system partition labelled ESP
- a 3.2GB FAT 32 partition labelled OS, which is not mounted
- a 454GB Ext 4 partition
- a 7.8GB swap partition.

I have run Boot-Repair and allowed it to make the recommended repair, without venturing in to the advanced options where I am out of my depth.  A copy of the text report produced after the repair is attached.  Boot-Repair also displayed the following message:
"The boot files of [The OS now in use - Ubuntu 14.04.4 LTS] are far from the start of the disk. Your BIOS may not detect them. You may want to retry after creating a /boot partition (EXT4, >200MB, start of the disk). This can be performed via tools such as gParted. Then select this partition via the [Separate /boot partition:] option of [Boot Repair]."

I haven't tried this suggestion at present - I don't mind losing the present OS installation completely when I am confident that I can successfully install other OSs, but until then I don't want to risk corrupting it and being left with nothing.

Can anybody help?

On Topic / Re: Automatic Upgrades in Series 3.x
« on: June 08, 2016, 01:18:56 PM »
Thanks Jerry.  I assume the difference is that Firefox was part of the base version of series 2, ie 2.0, whereas Systemback was added in a later version.  Is that the general principle, therefore Systemback would not be reinstalled when 3.0 is upraded to 3.2?

On Topic / Re: Automatic Upgrades in Series 3.x
« on: June 08, 2016, 06:04:54 AM »
Another question, please, about the upgrade process in series 2 and series 3: does it reinstall applications that have been uninstalled?  For instance, I have replaced Firefox with Chromium and I prefer Timeshift to Systemback - will they be reinstalled if I upgrade?

Installing Linux Lite / Re: Updating when to?
« on: April 07, 2015, 05:34:00 PM »
Hi gibbo, welcome to the forum.  You're right - LL doesn't tell you when updates are available.

Introductions / Re: Linux Lite on Acer Aspire One
« on: February 12, 2015, 07:47:07 PM »
Hi avj. Welcome to the forum.

Hard Drives and SSDs / Re: Allocating entire hard drive to Linux Lite
« on: February 12, 2015, 02:25:34 AM »
Hi Wirezfree,

Although it's a while since I used the "replace existing installation" option, I'm sure that it formatted and used the entire drive.

Hard Drives and SSDs / Re: Allocating entire hard drive to Linux Lite
« on: February 11, 2015, 03:38:23 PM »
Hi pauloz,

Just adding my contribution to try to clarify things for you.

If you do decide on a completely fresh install to replace the existing Lite 2.2 installation, the installer will allocate the full hard drive to LL apart from a small Linux swap partition which it will set up.  It would give you a tidier installation, with LL on sda1.  However, it shouldn't be necessary to do this if you prefer to keep your current installation.

Your present LL partition, being sda6, is a logical partition within an extended partition, as gold_finger said, since the file system will only support 4 primary partitions, one of which can be an extended partition.  An extended partition can contain many logical partitions.  I think your swap partition will also be a logical partition.

You will need to boot and work from the live CD or USB stick that you used to install LL initially, as you can't resize your LL partition when that system is running.  I think you will then find that your sda1, sda6 etc partitions will appear as sdb1, sdb6, etc when you look at them in gparted (listed as "Partition Drives" in LL System menu).

Working in gparted, you will need to:
- Ensure all the partitions are unmounted.
- Select the linux-swap partition, right click and select Swapoff.
- If your "unallocated partition" is shown as a grey block with the word "unallocated" in gparted, then it is unallocated space rather than a partition.  If, on the other hand, it is an unused partition, then you should delete it.
- Select the extended partition and use the Resize/Move option to extend it into the unallocated space.
- Select your LL partition and use the Resize/Move option to extend it into the resultant free space within the extended partition.

Having said all that, if I were you I would create a large separate data partition for all your files and reduce the size of your LL partition to about 10 or 15Gb.  The process is similar in principle to that described above, but if you needed more help I'm sure you'd only need to ask.

Good luck!

Release Announcements / Re: Linux Lite Release Roadmap
« on: January 03, 2015, 10:24:24 AM »
I think we should keep the existing numbering system, for the reasons explained already by others.  I really don't see why it needs to be changed.  There is an established scheme that can be extended in a consistent way. If it ain't broke, ...............

Introductions / Re: Hi
« on: December 30, 2014, 04:37:05 AM »
Hi banko, from crisp and sunny Lancashire.  Welcome to LL.

Introductions / Re: Quick Praise
« on: December 30, 2014, 04:31:10 AM »
Hi audiot3k. Welcome to Linux Lite.

Installing Linux Lite / Re: Desktop Icon needed or not ?
« on: December 22, 2014, 09:58:30 AM »
Yes - no problem.

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