yes sir. thsnk you.

On Tue, Apr 10, 2018 at 12:11 PM, Bob Elzer <bob.el...@gmail.com> wrote:

> Michael, I don't know how to fix the current problem but I can help you
> from getting into these situations in the future.
>
> Backup Backup Backup
>
> Before you start making changes to your OS, you need to make a bare metal
> backup.
> The easiest way to accomplish this is to clone the OS drive.
>
> After you clone, then if you screw up the Os you can just do a reverse
> clone and you are back to where you started.
>
> Also you need to stop doing open heart surgery, for an ingrown toenail. If
> you're having issues with darktable, post a question about the problem,
>  upgrading the OS seems like overkill.
>
> I've mentioned this before, you should look at running your system in a
> virtual machine.
>
> Then before making changes to the system you can take a snapshot, make the
> changes and then test them. If things go wrong, you just reboot to the
> previous snapshot, if all is fine after a week, you can delete the old
> snapshot.
>
> You could also clone the virtual system and do testing in the clone before
> updating the original.
>
> Backup Backup Backup
>
> If you had a bare metal backup, you'd be up and running already.
>
> Hope this helps for the future.
>
>
>
>
> On Mon, Apr 9, 2018, 8:22 PM Michael <bmi...@gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> I forgot to mention that when I load 18.2/18.3 the cdrom icon shows the
>> disk I have in and the install icon is also visible.
>>
>> On Mon, Apr 9, 2018 at 10:22 PM, Michael <bmi...@gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>>> well, I just realized, of course they are not going to be available....
>>> I haven't installed them on the new os. now I just meed to load into the os
>>> instead of the live os
>>>
>>> On Mon, Apr 9, 2018 at 9:46 PM, Michael <bmi...@gmail.com> wrote:
>>>
>>>> okay..... if I load the livecd and then load from local disk I can load
>>>> my home directory but not with everything. For instance kmymoney is not
>>>> available, darktable is not available, Chrome is not available, and others
>>>> as well.
>>>>
>>>> On Mon, Apr 9, 2018 at 9:06 PM, Michael <bmi...@gmail.com> wrote:
>>>>
>>>>> I have no idea what I  did wrong......
>>>>> first..... darktable was messing up so I decided to upgrade Mint to
>>>>> the newest version to see if that would fix it.
>>>>> I put the disk in and installed it but upon restarting the live disk
>>>>> loaded again. Then I tried installing it again but it would load the OS
>>>>> from the live disk (I guess) but then when the gui started it would access
>>>>> the hard disk drive. I then tried putting a previous version on and this
>>>>> time it installed (instead of failing) but when I restart the computer it
>>>>> loaded the live disk (which was not in the computer at the time. What in
>>>>> the world did I do?
>>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
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