could this be a sign the computer is gasping for breath?

On Tue, Apr 10, 2018 at 4:39 PM, Michael <bmi...@gmail.com> wrote:

> 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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