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Repair a Linux Mint 17.3 Install


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#1 Ravenbar

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Posted 06 February 2016 - 03:05 PM

I accidentally deleated something related to the gui(was having network problems and was attempting to uninstall the Network Manager, which is where I thought the problem was.) and now all I can get when I boot into that distro is a terminal. I suspect I uninstalled something to do with the display manager. I also don't think I have network access from the prompt. I have the original instal disks.

 

 

Need advice on how to fix this.

 

I've been wanting to install Manjaro and give it a try so I installed it on another partition and that's what I'm on now. It's been downloading updates for hours and coming from a Ubuntu-based distro background, I don't like it.


Edited by Ravenbar, 06 February 2016 - 03:06 PM.

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Posted 06 February 2016 - 03:50 PM

did you uninstall packages?

move to trash in the GUI?

or rm the stuff in the terminal?


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Posted 06 February 2016 - 03:54 PM

did you uninstall packages?

move to trash in the GUI?

or rm the stuff in the terminal?

 

Uninstalled packages with Synaptic package manager. I'm guessing I clicked uninstall on something associated with the window manager as everything that had manager in the name came up. 


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Posted 06 February 2016 - 05:46 PM

I accidentally deleated something related to the gui(was having network problems and was attempting to uninstall the Network Manager, which is where I thought the problem was.) and now all I can get when I boot into that distro is a terminal. I suspect I uninstalled something to do with the display manager. I also don't think I have network access from the prompt. I have the original instal disks.

 

 

Need advice on how to fix this.

 

I've been wanting to install Manjaro and give it a try so I installed it on another partition and that's what I'm on now. It's been downloading updates for hours and coming from a Ubuntu-based distro background, I don't like it.

 

 

 

I tried Manjaro for the first time today and it has been downloading updates on high speed internet for 8 hours now. I finally said the heck with it so I am now on my Ubuntu partition.. I will log into the Manjaro partition tomorrow. 


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Posted 06 February 2016 - 05:55 PM

Strange as my manjaro install flies, could be a server thing


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Posted 06 February 2016 - 06:04 PM

I'm thinking its a server thing as well, as the download speed in't much over 50KiB, when the download is the only thing going. I'm doing other things online nd getting it up to around 250KiB.

 

ISystem uptime is now at 6h:20m and the update has been going almost that long. No idea how much longer as the package manager doesn't give total complete precentage, just download pecentage for each package. 385 packages to update  I think it said something like 850Mb to download when it started.


Edited by Ravenbar, 06 February 2016 - 06:07 PM.

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Posted 06 February 2016 - 06:07 PM

I have no Mint installed anymore but this should work...  :wink: 
 
Boot into your Mint (terminal) and after that load your Mint install DVD. I think Mint mounts CD/DVD's automatic?
If not run following command, otherwise skip this first one: 

sudo apt-cdrom -d <mountpoint> add

Make sure that the mountpoint is the same as in your /etc/fstab
 
After that run:

sudo apt-cdrom add && sudo apt-get update

 
Now try to install your Network Manager and other missing packages:

sudo apt-get install namepackage

If this doesn't work, try following:

sudo aptitude install namepackage

After everything is reinstalled please reboot the system.
 

I can not help you with the exact names of the missing packages because I have no Mint installation...
Maybe wait for more input from Linux Mint users?

Greets!


Edited by GNULINUX, 06 February 2016 - 06:10 PM.


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Posted 06 February 2016 - 06:09 PM

In any case do give Manjaro a chance, its actually very good in my opinion.

Its cinnimon edition especially, I actually argue its better than Mint


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Posted 06 February 2016 - 06:13 PM

In any case do give Manjaro a chance, its actually very good in my opinion.

Its cinnimon edition especially, I actually argue its better than Mint

I'll keep it around to a while. It's a big learning curve to replace something I don't have a problem with.

I have no Mint installed anymore but this should work...  :wink: 
 
Boot into your Mint (terminal) and after that load your Mint install DVD. I think Mint mounts CD/DVD's automatic?
If not run following command, otherwise skip this first one: 

sudo apt-cdrom -d <mountpoint> add

Make sure that the mountpoint is the same as in your /etc/fstab
 
After that run:

sudo apt-cdrom add && sudo apt-get update

 
Now try to install your Network Manager and other missing packages:

sudo apt-get install namepackage

If this doesn't work, try following:

sudo aptitude install namepackage

After everything is reinstalled please reboot the system.
 

I can not help you with the exact names of the missing packages because I have no Mint installation...
Maybe wait for more input from Linux Mint users?

Greets!

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Posted 06 February 2016 - 06:15 PM

What edition of Manjaro are you trying may I ask?


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Posted 06 February 2016 - 06:48 PM

What edition of Manjaro are you trying may I ask?

15.12 64-bit KDE


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Posted 06 February 2016 - 06:52 PM

Oh the KDE version... actually KDE is still a bit of a mess right now thous why you may be having some of your issues.

try to refresh the repositories?

You can do it in octopi by clicking the "sync database" button. Its that simple


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Posted 06 February 2016 - 07:03 PM

Changed my mind on saving this install. Just going to do a fresh install as I won't lose any data(stored on another drive). I'll just have to do some fiddling around to get everything setup right again. Hardest thing will be getting the right version of Homebank installed again.


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Posted 06 February 2016 - 09:20 PM

Ive got the Linux Mint 17.3 reinstalled, updated,  and reconnected to my Raid 1 that I have all my data on.

 

Now I've still got the issue that started this whole mess, the network issue. I've started a thread on that in the networking section: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/604710/wired-network-connection-constantly-activating-and-deactivating/

 

 

Thanks for all the help guys,


Edited by Ravenbar, 06 February 2016 - 09:20 PM.

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Posted 07 February 2016 - 05:18 AM

Changed my mind on saving this install. Just going to do a fresh install ...

Well, that is maybe the best solution since you didn't know what packages you actually deleted/uninstalled!  :thumbup2:

 

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