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System upgrading / Rolling updating
« Last post by freedom2727 on August 04, 2020, 07:48:26 pm »
Hi

I'm testing out the semi-rolling release (xfce).

I'm wondering when debian changes to a new version, would I have to fully reinstall sparky, or is it a matter of updating.

One of the reasons I'm attracted to sparkylinux is that I understand it has a rolling version - though not clear about what 'semi-rolling' means in practice.

Sorry for newbie question.
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Newbie questions / authenication privilege passwords
« Last post by kad5118 on August 04, 2020, 05:16:05 pm »

Hello

I have a questing to the common users or experts who are familiar with Sparky Linux.Each time i tries to install an app,attempt to make changes in sparky Linux i am always being prompt to enter the privilege password.I don't recall setting up a sudo or privilege password.When i installed Sparky Linux i did not setup an admin account or a regular user name and password to log into sparky.

Are there any way to work around this in the terminal I am trying to avoid having to reinstall the sparky again.
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System upgrading / Re: lsb-release and unattended upgrades issue
« Last post by bin on August 04, 2020, 07:19:09 am »
OK - just to square the circle this is the relevant section from 50unattended-upgrades that actually works OK on niburu

The core line was unusual - normally don't need both n and a values.

NOTE the grub exclusion following the recent silliness with UA and grub breaking boot process.

Unattended-Upgrade::Origins-Pattern {
        // Codename based matching:
        // This will follow the migration of a release through different
        // archives (e.g. from testing to stable and later oldstable).
        // Software will be the latest available for the named release,
        // but the Debian release itself will not be automatically upgraded.
//      "origin=Debian,codename=${distro_codename}-updates";
//      "origin=Debian,codename=${distro_codename}-proposed-updates";
//      "origin=Debian,codename=${distro_codename},label=Debian";
//      "origin=Debian,codename=${distro_codename},label=Debian-Security";

        // Archive or Suite based matching:
        // Note that this will silently match a different release after
        // migration to the specified archive (e.g. testing becomes the
        // new stable).

        "o=Debian,n=buster";
        "o=Debian,n=buster-updates";
        "o=Debian,n=buster,l=Debian-Security";
        "o=SparkyLinux,n=nibiru";
        "o=SparkyLinux,n=core,a=core";
        "o=Unofficial Multimedia Packages,n=buster";
//     ****"o=Google LLC,a=stable"; - not yet used check
//     ****"o=Debian Backports,a=buster-backports"; - not yet used check

};

// Python regular expressions, matching packages to exclude from upgrading
Unattended-Upgrade::Package-Blacklist {
    // The following matches all packages starting with linux-
//  "linux-";
    "grub";
    "grub-";
    // Use $ to explicitely define the end of a package name. Without
    // the $, "libc6" would match all of them.
//  "libc6$";
//  "libc6-dev$";
//  "libc6-i686$";
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Newbie questions / Themes and menu box
« Last post by drc on August 03, 2020, 01:27:24 am »
Hello everyone. I have a small problem with dark themes and the menu box. The box doesn't completely fill in. Does anyone have a suggestion. Search the forum but find an answer. I using the mate version.
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System upgrading / Re: After last update i got the follow grub Error
« Last post by bin on August 02, 2020, 06:42:02 pm »
Okay i try it out thank you for the answer. I Download now rescatux https://sourceforge.net/projects/rescatux/. If this does not work, is there a way to access my hard drive and back up my data?
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so hours later i tried rescatux out. In my case the program says that everything has been fixed, but it continues to run and there is no "Finish", not even after 2 hours. How long did it take to get "finish" in your case? @bin

Took about 5 seconds - it's only running the equivalent of a couple of commands after all. I use MBR - and I was under the impression that this issue was MBR specific....but that could be wrong.

You can access your data using any live USB. However, if you have your /home on a separate partition then there's no real problem. If you reinstall the same distro you'll just have to catch up with any other programs you installed, your data and configs will still be there - PROVIDED you do not format the /home partition. By default the Sparky installer is set to NOT format a ptn - you have to choose to do so - so it is pretty hard to get it wrong.
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System upgrading / Re: After last update i got the follow grub Error
« Last post by xfrank on August 02, 2020, 05:13:13 pm »
I also tried Rescatux and Boot Repair, no way. In the end I decided to reinstall the OS, all went fine.
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System upgrading / Re: After last update i got the follow grub Error
« Last post by hewar123 on August 02, 2020, 11:58:49 am »
Okay i try it out thank you for the answer. I Download now rescatux https://sourceforge.net/projects/rescatux/. If this does not work, is there a way to access my hard drive and back up my data?
...
so hours later i tried rescatux out. In my case the program says that everything has been fixed, but it continues to run and there is no "Finish", not even after 2 hours. How long did it take to get "finish" in your case? @bin
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System upgrading / Re: After last update i got the follow grub Error
« Last post by bin on August 02, 2020, 10:07:29 am »
Seems that this is a bit of a widespread problem. If you run the grub update and do not point to the correct boot drive - or if you run unattended upgrades, then this is the result - as I found out!

In the end I just grabbed rescatux and burned it to a key. Booted that and used the Grub fix tool - all good.
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System upgrading / Re: After last update i got the follow grub Error
« Last post by xfrank on August 02, 2020, 02:30:55 am »
Same issue here. I'm a "medium" linux user (not expert but not newbe) and I could not fix this problem! I tried several command fixes and I also run boot-repair via usb, with no luck (apparently grub is reinstalled, but the problem persist: system boot into grub prompt). What I can do?   :-\
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Hardware / Re: Live ISO media rebooting.
« Last post by nemomen on August 01, 2020, 08:29:34 pm »
Hi Zolex,
sorry, if I was misunderstood. In the cases of I boot from USB (live media) and finish the live session, try to reboot. But I have no chance to change the boot sequence, because the USB boot again before it would be possible. Each time I try, the result the same. When I choose  the shutdown after the finishing of the live session, remove the USB after and start any session, the set boot sequence valid again (CD/DVD>hard drive), so boot from the hard drive.
I do not know, why reboot from the (live) USB again, instead of offering the possibility of the change of the boot sequence normally.
You are right, generally I can boot from any device according to the boot sequence, except when I use live USB session and try to reboot.
Thanks for paying attention of my problem.
nemomen
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