well..... I figured it out....  the hard drive was about to die.

On Tue, Apr 10, 2018 at 5:11 PM, Michael <bmi...@gmail.com> wrote:

> 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?
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> --
>>>>>
>>>>> :-)~MIKE~(-:
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> --
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>>>>> :-)~MIKE~(-:
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>>>>>
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