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    Re: Howto make USB boot drives

    @sudodus, Thanks very much for your help.



    That could well have been the problem.



    No, none at all, whether I used the gui or the command line of mkusb and the tools included with it, all...
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    [kubuntu] Re: Oracle VM and no shared folders

    Thanks for your help. Today was able to install Win 8.1 on the old laptop and get through a looping error by modifying the Registry. That means I have no need at present to install any VM.
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    [kubuntu] Re: Oracle VM and no shared folders

    Okay thanks for the clarification.



    Hmm, but I'm sure the guest additions install needs the VM installed and in place, it was something like "Device | Add" or similar, within the VM ?


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    Re: Howto make USB boot drives

    @sudodus - Thanks for your help. As it turns out, the plan to erase an old laptop and install Win 8 or 10 on that, have now come to a halt. I had no end of problems with trying to use the Microsoft...
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    [kubuntu] Re: Oracle VM and no shared folders

    Thanks, it certainly had performance issues, so that is probably why.



    Thanks, is there also a method to 'unload' the VirtualBox software, after I have used it ? Meaning if I gave it 2.5 Gb...
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    Re: Howto make USB boot drives

    I've used mkusb over several years and found it to be a very solid and easy to use product. It has always been for making bootable USB's from an ISO for Kubuntu/Ubuntu. Now I need to make a bootable...
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    [kubuntu] Re: Oracle VM and no shared folders

    I did try WINE a few years ago, from memory it proved to be a mess and too many problems. It will still be like a VM, meaning it is still a system within another system, so performance issues will...
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    [kubuntu] Re: Oracle VM and no shared folders

    Yes, that was my assumption, but clearly it didn't work for me at all. Meaning, I tried many times to add the ISO (from disk, not CD) yet, even though the guest/client recognised the ISO on disk, it...
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    [kubuntu] Re: Oracle VM and no shared folders

    Thanks, I was trying to avoid having to burn a CD, it seems so primitive these days. But it seems it is the only way. My attempts to add the ISO from a folder were done within the Windows 8.1...
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    [kubuntu] Oracle VM and no shared folders

    I used Oracle VM about 4 years ago ( https://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2345585&page=3&p=13580112#post13580112 ) and didn't encounter the types of problems with not being able to do file...
  11. [kubuntu] Fonts were okay, now display issues (kernel taint ?)

    Operating System: Kubuntu 20.04
    KDE Plasma Version: 5.18.5
    KDE Frameworks Version: 5.68.0
    Qt Version: 5.12.8
    Kernel Version: 5.4.0-65-generic
    OS Type: 64-bit
    Processors: 4 × Intel® Core™...
  12. [SOLVED] Re: Kubuntu 20.04.1 fresh install - paste problems ??

    It's working okay now. :)
  13. Thread: Synaptic error

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    [kubuntu] Synaptic error

    After an installation from Synaptic, the following message, which appears most times in Synaptic ..
  14. [SOLVED] Re: Kubuntu 20.04.1 fresh install - paste problems ??

    Okay thanks, I'll try that. I did read up more and issued a
    history -a yet that works (up arrow to retrieve) for some commands and not others ??

    The commands that were pasted (Shift, Ctrl-V) and...
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    Re: Desktop icons moved

    Does this help ? - https://askubuntu.com/questions/1288042/gnome-flashback-desktop-icons-stuck-in-auto-arrange-icons
  16. [xubuntu] Re: Display is distorted to an unreadable extent

    If it helps I have had a lot of display problems since installing 20.04.1 also. Parts of different themes overlaping, not able to see all of the screen, etc. Are you able to hook up an external...
  17. [SOLVED] Kubuntu 20.04.1 fresh install - paste problems ??

    Since doing a fresh install of 20.04.1 (this was necessary as updating 19.10 was removed), there have been quite a number of problems. This is probably the worst install of Kubuntu I have...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Can't update Eon (19.10) ??

    Okay thanks :)
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    [SOLVED] Re: Can't update Eon (19.10) ??

    Okay thanks. Yes, I always do a fresh install ( after backups) of any release.



    Thanks :)
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    [SOLVED] Can't update Eon (19.10) ??

    I went to add a new application called Planner from Synaptic and got a few error messages, files not found. In terminal, an update shows:


    $ sudo apt update
    [sudo] password for **********: ...
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    [kubuntu] Re: How to clean up paths in /

    The /snap path was 1.2 Gb. Ran this command


    sudo snap set system refresh.retain=2

    and now it is 500 Mb. From https://www.linuxuprising.com/2019/04/how-to-remove-old-snap-versions-to-free.html...
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    [kubuntu] Re: How to clean up paths in /

    Thanks. Also it will help removing apps that I don't use and have no (future) need of, like I run KDE, but only use Dolphin and KMyMoney, no PIM at all, and no need of akonadi services.
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    [kubuntu] Re: How to clean up paths in /

    Yes, I have been cleaning up /var/log path. It's not just 5.3.0-18 files , earlier versions also.



    5.3.0-64-generic



    The housekeeping I'm doing seems to keep older versions.
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    [kubuntu] How to clean up paths in /

    I have been using the following to clean up disk space


    sudo apt-get autoclean # only removes files that cannot be downloaded anymore (obsolete)
    sudo apt-get autoremove #removes old...
  25. [SOLVED] Re: Fresh install of 20.10 fails to install to hard drive

    Yes, it is definitely BIOS, as when I try to set it to UEFI, the HP msg is that it is experimental and a warning, so I leave it as BIOS.

    After the initial post in this thread, I grabbed a GParted...
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