What should I do to wipe the drive? Make like new@!

On Tue, Apr 10, 2018 at 4:05 PM, Michael <bmi...@gmail.com> wrote:

> I don't know aboiut the virtual machine. Darktable seems to need 8G of ram
> to run (it doesn't run with 4 G) and the virtual maachine will chop that in
> half. I only have 8G in my machine.
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> On Tue, Apr 10, 2018 at 12:33 PM, Carruth, Rusty <rusty.carr...@smartm.com
> > wrote:
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>> Excellent advice.  Both the backup and the ‘bare metal clone’.  I doubt
>> that I could have said it better myself…
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>> I’m also becoming more and more in favor of running a virtual machine.
>> I’ve got one on my work laptop and my personal laptop, and I might just
>> create another one on the personal laptop in which to run ‘everything’
>> (other than the virtual machine which I’m using for developing some
>> software).
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>> Rusty
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>> *From:* PLUG-discuss [mailto:plug-discuss-boun...@lists.phxlinux.org] *On
>> Behalf Of *Bob Elzer
>> *Sent:* Tuesday, April 10, 2018 9:12 AM
>> *To:* Main PLUG discussion list
>> *Subject:* Re: installed livecd to boot sector?
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>> Michael, I don't know how to fix the current problem but I can help you
>> from getting into these situations in the future.
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>> Backup Backup Backup
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>> Before you start making changes to your OS, you need to make a bare metal
>> backup.
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>> The easiest way to accomplish this is to clone the OS drive.
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>> 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.
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>> 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.
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>> I've mentioned this before, you should look at running your system in a
>> virtual machine.
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>> 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.
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>> You could also clone the virtual system and do testing in the clone
>> before updating the original.
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>> Backup Backup Backup
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>> If you had a bare metal backup, you'd be up and running already.
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>> Hope this helps for the future.
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>> On Mon, Apr 9, 2018, 8:22 PM Michael <bmi...@gmail.com> wrote:
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>> 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.
>>
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>> On Mon, Apr 9, 2018 at 10:22 PM, Michael <bmi...@gmail.com> wrote:
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>> 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
>>
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>> 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.
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>> On Mon, Apr 9, 2018 at 9:06 PM, Michael <bmi...@gmail.com> wrote:
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>> 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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