Today is not a good day - one of those days where I am ready to pull my hair out.
I have 2 identical 16GB USB3 sticks that I ordered the same day and got the same day. On stick#1 I installed a persistent Mint system and that works beautifully. Then I wanted to test whether I could image that stick and restore it on stick#2. That worked beautifully too. But then the problems began.
On stick#1 I installed VMware Player and that works well as you can see here
. Then I thought that this may be worth a tutorial and wanted to repeat the exact same VMware installation process on stick#2 so that I could make some screenshots. Mint has a very nice screenshot program
. One would think that repeating the exact same installation would be a piece of cake - not so. The thing does not budge.
Then I install a screen recorder
on stick#2 and although it did not like VMware, the screen recorder works perfectly. Now I want that same screenrecorder on stick#1. One would think that it works like on stick#2 - not so. It does not work at all. And that is a program I have installed a few times in different Linux distros - always working.
After over 50 years in IT I still don't understand why these things happen - like the other day where one of my partitions vanished from one minute to the next without me doing anything. If you understand the mysteries of IT, please explain.