Heavy procedure ? All you have to do is to click next !!!
It is not easy to find out what is going wrong with so vague information.User1 wrote: ↑Wed Apr 11, 2018 8:41 pmAfter fiddling around I managed it to boot Solus and started to configure it, installing programs and ... deinstalled also some I just installed...
Then it came that after a restart Solus OS didnt boot to GUI anymore. I tried to get it to work again by using eopk and re-installed budgie-desktop, gnome-xxx-stuff and so on but startx fails.
So long story short:
Is there a way to "repair" my fresh installed and configured installation or do I have to install new?
Swap partition is mainly required for hibernation (should be larger than the amount of RAM your machine has) or for systems with very few RAM or for specific apps/work that requires more memory than your system has.
Like explained in the manual
Since I don't understand how you break your system, it's hard to tell. Just do not remove anything from system.base and don't try to remove dependencies that were automatically installed with an application. Just remove the application you installed.
You can likelky boot Solus and hit Ctrl+Alt+F2 to login to a tty. Here you will want to perform a full system update
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sudo eopkg up
That's up to you. Reusing a /home partition leads to old config files which can cause issues if used on multiple versions of software. Another alternative is to store data files separately rather than the full /home directory2. Question:
Does it make sense to use seperate partitions for /, /home and swap? For hibernate? For not losing data when upgrading to Solus 4 in future?
You can show the boot menu via: https://solus-project.com/articles/trou ... lt-on-boot This will search for standard windows bootloaders each boot if they are present on the same ESP. (Note you'll want the ESP to be reasonable size, typically 512MB)3. Question:
How to be able to select booting to Windows or Solus?
As written I was only able to change OS with F12 bootmenu. Modify goofy loader? Modify windows loader? Install GRUB?
You will need to perform a full update. Installing software without updating the system first (particularly on a clean install) will lead to such issues.4. Question:
How to avoid such situation in the future? Is it not possible to "test install" some programs and deieting it afterwards without destroying the system or leaving "tons" of dead software in the OS?
Yes, I also had this option when I first installed Solus. But I choose another because installer also recognized my elementaryOS installation as "Ubuntu 16.04" and gave me the option to replace this with. But after a reboot it did not work and I did some manual partition and after the third (also not working) installation I remembered something and also found someone posting the same issue here in the forum that is with the Acer Aspire UEFI.
I think I did already a sudo eopkg up with "no success" ->
What to do else thant startx to start the GUI?
Maybe, yes. But I already installed some apps and did some configuration of them. Also I "want the hard way" to get more into Linux/Solus for future problems and for interest and to understand things better. Of course only, if it is possible and not way to much time consuming.
Thanks. So for a notebook it does make clearly sense in my opinion. How much bigger? I read that it just needs to be the size of the RAM which is 8192 MB in my case.
Yes, I´m aware of this but think it´s not so important for me as you alway can resize partitions if necessary.
Ah yes, I forgot that. Just have this version number "3" in my mind and read something about "4" on the internet.
Thanks, I will try that.
But how to deinstall just the application I installed without removing the dependencies and why is that? Didn´t see any option in the software manager.
I will check again if that helps.
What do you mean with "resusing"?
Thanks. Same as kyrios wrote and I also found this yesterday, too.sunnyflunk wrote: ↑Wed Apr 11, 2018 11:08 pmYou can show the boot menu via: https://solus-project.com/articles/trou ... lt-on-boot This will search for standard windows bootloaders each boot if they are present on the same ESP. (Note you'll want the ESP to be reasonable size, typically 512MB)
Full update? I can not try out some application and deleting it like on Windows or MacOS? Really?
I did that but I guess we misunderstand each other maybe.sunnyflunk wrote: ↑Thu Apr 12, 2018 11:55 pm