This is upsetting! I don't know why it always loads the liveCD. I did not
save the live CD  to the drive!

On Tue, Apr 10, 2018 at 4:36 PM, Michael <bmi...@gmail.com> wrote:

> 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.
>>
>> On Tue, Apr 10, 2018 at 12:33 PM, Carruth, Rusty <
>> rusty.carr...@smartm.com> wrote:
>>
>>> Excellent advice.  Both the backup and the ‘bare metal clone’.  I doubt
>>> that I could have said it better myself…
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> 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).
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> Rusty
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> *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?
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> 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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