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Installing Linux Lite / Re: 2X LLOS 5 install failure
« Last post by Şerban S. on August 06, 2020, 01:05:41 PM »
[...]The boot loader was on partition /.  This was on an external USB HDD that had EXT4 partitions set up for this. [...]

1. You are using an external device. Without a thorough experience, this is what happens. You need to read a lot about the boot process, before playing with bootloaders, external drives and multiboot.
2. Reinstall Linux Lite and when you reach the Partition Manager, choose "Something else".
3. Look very carefully at the bottom of the screen, where is a combobox, and change the intallation place for bootloader, to /dev/sdb. Never use a partition (you used /dev/sda1) to load the OS when you are aiming multiboot. The bootloader has to be at the beginning of the disk, first sector, when you use MSDOS partitioning.

Good luck! :)
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Installing Linux Lite / Re: Installation for beginner.
« Last post by mdiemer on August 06, 2020, 12:19:34 PM »
It appears that you are not booting the USB image you made of LL. Check out this tutorial:

https://www.lifewire.com/how-to-boot-from-a-usb-device-2626091

I don't know what kind of machine you have, they all do it differently. but you have to hit a key while the computer is starting, either to enter bios and switch the initial boot device to USB; or call up the boot menu of your machine.

You do either by hitting a certain key or key combo. It could be F8, for example. you need to figure out what that is. Look in your computer's manual, and look for what key/s you need to hit.

As suggested earlier, best to enter bios, so you can turn off secure boot. Otherwise it will prevent you from booting from the USB drive.

Incidentally, your computer may consider a USB to be a hard drive. So, if you don't see the USB in the boot menu (assuming you go that route), look for it under the hard drive category.

finally, remember that Linux is not Windows. You have to learn some things to install and use it. You had to do the same with Windows, right?

Don't give up!
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Installing Linux Lite / Re: 2X LLOS 5 install failure
« Last post by LarryB1607 on August 06, 2020, 10:31:27 AM »
Here is output form sudo fdisk -1 for Ext HDD

Disk /dev/sdb: 931.5 GiB, 1000170586112 bytes, 1953458176 sectors
Units: sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
Disklabel type: dos
Disk identifier: 0x6416a379

Device     Boot     Start        End    Sectors   Size Id Type
/dev/sdb2  *         2046  172584959  172582914  82.3G  f W95 Ext'd (LBA)
/dev/sdb3       172584960 1953458175 1780873216 849.2G  7 HPFS/NTFS/exFAT
/dev/sdb5        72589312  104042436   31453125    15G 83 Linux
/dev/sdb6       104042496  172584959   68542464  32.7G 83 Linux
/dev/sdb7            2048   72589311   72587264  34.6G 83 Linux

Do not remember putting boot on sdb2. 
sdb5 = backup place for timeshift
sdb6 = /
sdb7 = /home

Sometime within the last few weeks, I made a live USB of mint cinnamon 19.3 using Unetbootin.  I installed that entirely on the / partition and did not create a /home partition and had not yet created a backup partition.  I wanted to see if copying some of the files from my old home directory would work in the mint install home folder.  Did not seem to work, so I axed that project and timeshifted back to 4.8.  The mint install did not have any issues booting up.
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Network / Re: Wireless USB adapter not working since last update (july 2020)
« Last post by TheDead on August 06, 2020, 08:27:51 AM »
Hi!

We had a bunch of the same laptop in the office a few years back.
I guess you have a reason for using an USB adapter, but usually there is an Intel or Broadcom inside the laptop.
Maybe it's disable in the BIOS?

Cheers!
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Installing Linux Lite / Re: 2X LLOS 5 install failure
« Last post by LarryB1607 on August 06, 2020, 08:00:26 AM »
I decided to rimeshift back to 4.8 which was fairly easy and so far has worked.  I may play around with this sometime in the future, but have spent too much time messing with it for now.  I set aside 80 GB of a 1 TB Ex HDD for Linux.  The rest is NTFS.  I divided these into 2 partitions with gparted and formatted as EXT4.  I used a 32 GB USB stick to install 4.8 which I used Unetbootin to create the live USB and I installed from the live interface.  The only difference I see between the 2 installs is that I used Etcher to create the live USB  for 5.0.

I am in Windows 7 now so I cannot check the partition types.
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Installing Linux Lite / Re: Installation for beginner.
« Last post by JO Don on August 06, 2020, 03:33:25 AM »
I've tried every key press. Every F key. D, F, K, M, each time I just get to a Grub loading screen offering me the existing OS.

So, I tried loading the Linux Lite 5.0 .iso file onto a DVD as described. https://www.linuxliteos.com/manual/install.html#lldvdwin

This time, the PC took ages to start, then eventually came up with Linux Cinnamon again. This time with an icon on the desktop. I clicked this and it opened a file of the DVD contents.

So, I'm is exactly the same point I was.

How to I get the PC to load this OS?
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Network / Re: Wireless USB adapter not working since last update (july 2020)
« Last post by Şerban S. on August 06, 2020, 01:21:42 AM »
[...] [...]
Code: [Select]
sudo apt-mark hold *

[...]  To check that it worked type
Hope this helps! :)

Code: [Select]
apt-mark showhold


Thanks! :)

It helped me a lot to get rid of some i386 unwanted packages! :) The CPU is a 64 bit so these are useless now. Uninstalling though, looks more difficult. Anyway, I got rid of the updates.

Best regards! :)
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Other / Re: GNU (GIMP) display problem
« Last post by Şerban S. on August 06, 2020, 12:12:15 AM »
[...] The single screen size is selected. [...] Ideas?

Hello! :)
This is the standard behaviour for some versions already. One window is enough.
If you want other dockable windows (Dialogs), go to Windows, select Dockable Dialogs then Tool Options.
For years, this was the default window so I guess this was the "missing" one. Obviously, you can open any of the other dialogs repeating the same steps.

However, remember that only the opened dialogs will show next time. If you close them and then close GIMP, it will start again with the image editor window.

Good luck! :)
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Installing Linux Lite / Re: 2X LLOS 5 install failure
« Last post by Şerban S. on August 06, 2020, 12:01:58 AM »
[...] The / partition is 35 GB and the /home partition is 37 GB. [...] Any suggestions? [...]

Hello! :)
You said nothing about the partition type.
According to behaviour, it looks like a GPT partition. Is it right?
If so, the installation process is different from the BIOS (MSDOS partition) type of installation.
Can you please be more specific on this matter?

Best regards! :)
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