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Linux Mint 18?

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Re: Linux Mint 18?

Postby golinux » Fri Mar 03, 2017 3:11 pm

Have you tried with another debian-based OS like refracta8 or the unofficial-devuan-live? That would eliminate whether it's a mint bug.
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Re: Linux Mint 18?

Postby AlexRey » Fri Mar 03, 2017 11:31 pm

I'll give it a go but i'm pretty sure it could be a path problem.

sda = windows disk

sdb = ntf storage

sdc = Linux install

sdd = Usb Stick

When i boot the snapshot ( sdd and sdc ) swap places so i don't know if certain software paths retained in the snapshot are causing the collision or if it's a grub thing as it's odd that both drives are crunching away and cross talking.
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Re: Linux Mint 18?

Postby dzz » Sat Mar 04, 2017 12:18 am

worth checking.. a "/live" directory on another partition root, with a squashfs, vmlinuz or initrd.whatever could cause a conflict. I don't actually know anything about mint beyond looking at and dismissing it's display manager (too many deps).
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Re: Linux Mint 18?

Postby AlexRey » Sat Mar 04, 2017 8:52 am

Thanks both , not sure how to proceed with this at the moment as it seems from searching google i'm not the only one that has had cross talking between drives from Linux.

Example of writing to wrong disk because of /dev/ device path changing:

https://arstechnica.com/civis/viewtopic ... &t=1220395

People have solved it by hard editing the fstab or adding mount lines to the rclocal but how the hell i fix this for a live disk i have no idea , a bit beyond a point and click newbie like me.
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Re: Linux Mint 18?

Postby FOSSuser » Sat Mar 04, 2017 9:00 am

Not having read the whole of this thread, it looks like you are having problems with the way Linux finds & mounts disks. Linux will mount disks as it finds them on start up. If you remove a disk, the disk order may change. That is why, if you use external disks on a regular basis, you should use its disk ID, & not the Linux designation of drive number. Hope that helps. :)
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Re: Linux Mint 18?

Postby AlexRey » Wed Mar 08, 2017 8:52 am

Thanks , nothing to report yet as i've not been in the mood to fight with it.
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