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by frogprince
Fri Sep 28, 2018 7:28 pm
Forum: General support
Topic: Now the SSD is Borked
Replies: 11
Views: 155

Re: Now the SSD is Borked

Hmm..Eric, I don't remember if I used custom or standard. The machine has two HD's, so I had to pick one; did I need Custom to do that?
by frogprince
Wed Sep 26, 2018 11:10 am
Forum: General support
Topic: Now the SSD is Borked
Replies: 11
Views: 155

Re: Now the SSD is Borked

Okay. This problem isn't showing up elsewhere (thanks, Eric, for that insight, it's key) and the system ran well for a while. That sounds like hardware, chip set? i installed an Intel DH55TC i5 mother board (which I found has its own problems, won't auto boot from an SSD, which is one known problem,...
by frogprince
Wed Sep 19, 2018 3:35 pm
Forum: General support
Topic: Now the SSD is Borked
Replies: 11
Views: 155

Re: Now the SSD is Borked

Eric: thanks for your response. By "borked", I mean that I can no longer install Ghost on this SSD. When I initially put up the post, Ghost ignored my newer boot background, reverted to the original one on the iso, and kept flickering. Eventually, it self corrected to the point of booting to the MAT...
by frogprince
Mon Sep 17, 2018 6:23 pm
Forum: General support
Topic: Now the SSD is Borked
Replies: 11
Views: 155

Now the SSD is Borked

So..after borking a new HD, I installed Ghost on a new SSD. Now that's borked. I can boot to the login screen on MATE, but when I proceed to open the desktop, I get the desktop background with a one inch black line on the top that shows what looks like multiple small pages of text. Eventually, the s...
by frogprince
Tue Aug 07, 2018 11:58 am
Forum: General support
Topic: Upgrade Borked System
Replies: 38
Views: 815

Re: Upgrade Borked System

So..I'm embarrassed, but maybe this will help someone else. My problem turned out to be hardware. When i tried to reboot to provide Powerwagon with my package information, the system wouldn't boot correctly: wrong desktop background, no toolbar, wiggling icons. I bought and installed a PNY SSD, rein...
by frogprince
Sat Aug 04, 2018 6:15 pm
Forum: General support
Topic: Upgrade Borked System
Replies: 38
Views: 815

Re: Upgrade Borked System

So, at the end of my efforts above, Update Station told me that there were updates. So I updated, rebooted, and tried again. All was the same. So I uninstalled and reinstalled Clementine, mate-terminal, and Firefox. Clementine now works, so that's progress. But mate-terminal will not; when I try to ...
by frogprince
Sat Aug 04, 2018 3:30 pm
Forum: General support
Topic: Upgrade Borked System
Replies: 38
Views: 815

Re: Upgrade Borked System - One More Time

Powerwagon: I really appreciate your time and attention to this issue, but I'm still getting error messages. I changed "foreach" to "for each", but this time I got: for each i (`cat /tmp/sad-packages.txt`) Badly placed ()'s echo " " echo $i i: undefined variable pkg install -fy $i i: undefined varia...
by frogprince
Fri Aug 03, 2018 3:15 pm
Forum: General support
Topic: Upgrade Borked System
Replies: 38
Views: 815

Re: Upgrade Borked System

Powerwagon77: I tried this again using bash as noted, but same result. Please note that I'm running the default shell fish. Welcome to fish, the friendly interactive shell mikeb@ghostmate ~> bash [mikeb@ghostmate /usr/home/mikeb]$ su Password: root@ghostmate:/usr/home/mikeb # pkg check -s 2>&1 | cut...
by frogprince
Mon Jul 30, 2018 11:20 am
Forum: General support
Topic: Upgrade Borked System
Replies: 38
Views: 815

Re: Upgrade Borked System

Powerwagon: thanks! But when I cut and paste the first line into a terminal as root, I get an error:

"Ambiguous output redirect"

Should there be spaces after all three |'s?
by frogprince
Sat Jul 28, 2018 5:17 pm
Forum: General support
Topic: Upgrade Borked System
Replies: 38
Views: 815

Re: Upgrade Borked System

So..running pkg check -d yielded nothing. Running pkg check -s yielded a semi-infinite list of packages whose signatures did not match. I ran fsck successfully, got a report of a clean system, but that did not fix the problem. Is there a way to force a complete update to the system without reinstall...