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Old 02-14-2016, 10:29 AM   #16
Ifeyegnuhow
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I'd upgrade to "Rosa" sure but I can't find a way to disable the screensaver..


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Originally Posted by Habitual View Post
How was this "update" done exactly?

Regular
Code:
sudo apt-get upgrade
only will update Level[123] - same as Update Manager. Kernels are not in this 'set'.
and
Code:
sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
is Levels[1-5], kernels are in this this 'set'.

Off-hand, I'd boot another LiveCD and run check, or just ignore the message.
Have you considered upgrading to 17.3?

HI Habitual and jpollard,

Sure I'll try the upgrade but I only see ways to lower the screen-saver time to 1hr, Probably won't need that much time but the Mint blog suggests disabling the SS before doing the install.
The 17.2 I am using was an upgrade as well, am I building a skyscraper on the foundation of a bungalow, by upgrading 17.2 to 17.3?

Oh my message about the reassignment of heads on boot up remains, running Gparted | Check didn't help it.

Regards,

"IF"
 
Old 02-14-2016, 01:25 PM   #17
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I don't think you have to worry about it as SSDs don't have any heads at all! I'd reckon it's just a throw back to HDD technology with the driver used emulating an HDD. Lets face it, the motherboard has no idea whether you've connected a solid state disk or a bunch of spinning rust, it just expects an implementation of some sort of SATA protocol which it understands.

Back in the late '90s, I used to have to "change" the geometry of replacement Sun 4.3Gb disks for use in SSA200 arrays (Huge capacity in their day!), redefining the number of platters, sectors, heads, etc, before labling the disk prior to formatting. The Customer used loads of them and for some reason they had differing geometry from those supplied as replacements for failed ones.

The redefined "virtual" geometry; platters x sectors x heads, etc... equalled that of the physical geometry.

Looks like your message is "Information Only!"

Play Bonny!

 
Old 02-15-2016, 12:36 PM   #18
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Thanks

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I don't think you have to worry about it as SSDs don't have any heads at all! I'd reckon it's just a throw back to HDD technology with the driver used emulating an HDD. Lets face it, the motherboard has no idea whether you've connected a solid state disk or a bunch of spinning rust, it just expects an implementation of some sort of SATA protocol which it understands.

Back in the late '90s, I used to have to "change" the geometry of replacement Sun 4.3Gb disks for use in SSA200 arrays (Huge capacity in their day!), redefining the number of platters, sectors, heads, etc, before labling the disk prior to formatting. The Customer used loads of them and for some reason they had differing geometry from those supplied as replacements for failed ones.

The redefined "virtual" geometry; platters x sectors x heads, etc... equaled that of the physical geometry.

Looks like your message is "Information Only!"

Play Bonny!

Hello Soadyheid,

Thanks for the information and the history too! Yes I realize that there are no heads on an SSD that's why the message bugged me! Made me wonder what was going on with the OS and maybe the drive. Interesting that a few others have seen this message or a similar one with no dire results. So I'll just keep on using it as normal and ignore it!

I don't know if an upgrade to Mint 17.3 would be beneficial to me, I can do all I need done with 17.2, sure I like new stuff, but I also know when to let sleeping dogs lie.

Maybe when I am feeling better I'll have a go at it but it's clearly not necessary now.

Cheers!

"IF"
 
Old 03-01-2016, 01:58 PM   #19
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I'll try 17.3 ....but.....

Quote:
Originally Posted by Habitual View Post
How was this "update" done exactly?

Regular
Code:
sudo apt-get upgrade
only will update Level[123] - same as Update Manager. Kernels are not in this 'set'.
and
Code:
sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
is Levels[1-5], kernels are in this this 'set'.

Off-hand, I'd boot another LiveCD and run check, or just ignore the message.
Have you considered upgrading to 17.3?
I'll be glad to try 17.3 but I have to ask, should I just apply the update and then do the kernel or do the kernel first, if at all. Is it even necessary to update the kernel?

I have a backup of my 17.2 so if the upgrade ruins it I can go back relatively easily.

Regards,

"If"
 
Old 03-01-2016, 02:34 PM   #20
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Quote:
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I'll be glad to try 17.3 but I have to ask, should I just apply the update and then do the kernel or do the kernel first, if at all. Is it even necessary to update the kernel?

I have a backup of my 17.2 so if the upgrade ruins it I can go back relatively easily.

Regards,

"If"
Personally, I upgraded to 17.3 without the new kernel, played around to see everything was ok, made a system backup, and then upgraded the kernel. I like to do things in discrete parts rather than change too much at once.

Upgrading the kernel isn't necessary (unless you need a new feature or new hardware support), but if it works fine then what the heck, better to be more up-to-date, with the bonus that the new kernel may also fix one or more bugs that affect your system.

Edit: In saying that, I didn't use dist-upgrade to upgrade the kernel. I checked levels 4 and 5 in the Update Manager, upgraded the kernel through it, then unchecked levels 4 and 5 to go back to normal operation.

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Old 03-02-2016, 01:23 PM   #21
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Cool Thanks!

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Personally, I upgraded to 17.3 without the new kernel, played around to see everything was ok, made a system backup, and then upgraded the kernel. I like to do things in discrete parts rather than change too much at once.

Upgrading the kernel isn't necessary (unless you need a new feature or new hardware support), but if it works fine then what the heck, better to be more up-to-date, with the bonus that the new kernel may also fix one or more bugs that affect your system.

Edit: In saying that, I didn't use dist-upgrade to upgrade the kernel. I checked levels 4 and 5 in the Update Manager, upgraded the kernel through it, then unchecked levels 4 and 5 to go back to normal operation.
Hydrurga,

Thanks, all very helpful information. Like you I prefer to do things a bit at a time.... makes it easier to know what you changed so you can undo it if need be.

Cheers!

"If"
 
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Old 03-04-2016, 06:06 PM   #22
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SOLVED the boot message problem

After trying and failing to install Rosa 17.3 I discovered that my BIOS had somehow changed it's setting to the default, which leaves the AHCI disabled! Once I changed it back to ENABLED, the odd boot up message in my original post #1 is gone!

Now I can boot up and not see a message about the heads being reassigned etc.


However Rosa isn't playing nicely at all with my system as Rafaela did, I may have to forget her and go back to where I was.

Thanks to all and sorry it took so long to find an answer to the boot message troubles!

"If"
 
Old 03-04-2016, 07:53 PM   #23
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In what way(s) is she not playing nicely with your system?
 
Old 03-05-2016, 11:14 AM   #24
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Rosa update failed miserably....

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In what way(s) is she not playing nicely with your system?
Hi Hydrurga,

I started a new thread in the Mint Forum rather than hoping to get replies here..I figured that since the odd boot up message was solved it only made sense to start a new one.

The new thread is titled "Trouble with Rosa 17.3 upgrade | Seems OK until it wakes up from 'suspend'"

I put as much detail there as I could remember and a screenshot of the desktop with everything jumbled up.

Thank you very much!

"If"
 
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