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Re: Linux Mint 8 Helena RC1 released!

Postby ColJep on Tue Nov 24, 2009 12:39 pm

I have just downloaded Helena RC1 and tried to install it on my computer running Gloria.

I have 2 SATA drives one 80GB that I boot from and one 110GB as /home.

Partition editor in Gloria sees both drives correctly but when I try to install Helena only the /home drive is seen. I am told I have no operating system installed.

The 80 GB drive has one boot 15GB partition for Gloria and I was hoping to use the remaining free space to partition and try other distros. I had no problems installing Gloria.

Is this a bug or has something major changed to stop me continuing with my plan?
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Re: Linux Mint 8 Helena RC1 released!

Postby Husse on Wed Nov 25, 2009 7:40 am

Please post in an appropriate place - if you have a bug to report there is a bug topic and if you need support use the support part of the forum
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Re: Linux Mint 8 Helena RC1 released!

Postby ColJep on Wed Nov 25, 2009 11:00 am

Sorry I rather thought that was the best thing to do but this thread seemed to have similar items to mine.

I will now post correctly.
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Mozilla plugin Jre

Postby jfchadeyron on Fri Nov 27, 2009 6:37 am

Hi,

Sun-java-jre is installed but not sun-java-plugin by default in helena ? :shock: :shock:
it will be useful :wink:

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Re: Linux Mint 8 Helena RC1 released!

Postby Husnayen Nanna on Fri Nov 27, 2009 9:58 am

hi,
i am waiting for Mint 8. when the full version is coming
thanks for your effort. :P :)
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Re: Linux Mint 8 Helena RC1 released!

Postby Arron on Fri Nov 27, 2009 3:26 pm

On the main page there is how to upgrade to Mint 8 stable, does this mean the stable is out?

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Re: Linux Mint 8 Helena RC1 released!

Postby themew on Fri Nov 27, 2009 3:32 pm

Arron wrote:On the main page there is how to upgrade to Mint 8 stable, does this mean the stable is out?

Love Mint, its the best!


Yes. Upgraded from 7 to 8 using the GUI instructions yesterday... Solid operating system.
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Re: Linux Mint 8 Helena RC1 released!

Postby empusa on Fri Nov 27, 2009 3:49 pm

Just installed RC1 on a Dell Inspiron 1300.

The only issue that I have found so far is I am unable to set up any printers. There appears to be a problem with CUPS.

The issue didn't occur with Mint 7 on the same laptop.
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Re: Linux Mint 8 Helena RC1 released!

Postby mmesantos1 on Fri Nov 27, 2009 4:46 pm

empusa wrote:Just installed RC1 on a Dell Inspiron 1300.

The only issue that I have found so far is I am unable to set up any printers. There appears to be a problem with CUPS.

The issue didn't occur with Mint 7 on the same laptop.


What brand printer do you have?
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Re: Linux Mint 8 Helena RC1 released!

Postby Uncle Spellbinder on Fri Nov 27, 2009 5:38 pm

themew wrote:
Arron wrote:On the main page there is how to upgrade to Mint 8 stable, does this mean the stable is out?

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Yes. Upgraded from 7 to 8 using the GUI instructions yesterday... Solid operating system.


Indeed, a solid OS. But I still need the actual ISO for Helena. I hope one will be available soon. Upgrades/updates are not for me at all. I prefer, need a clean install. Plus, between family and a few friends, I have 7 other computers to install Mint 8 on.
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Re: Linux Mint 8 Helena RC1 released!

Postby Husse on Fri Nov 27, 2009 5:41 pm

Keep your eyes open!
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Re: Linux Mint 8 Helena RC1 released!

Postby mmesantos1 on Fri Nov 27, 2009 6:23 pm

Husse wrote:Keep your eyes open!



THanks for the heads up Husse, ISO on Heanet!!! :D
Downloading now!
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Re: Linux Mint 8 Helena RC1 released!

Postby vecchio on Fri Nov 27, 2009 8:12 pm

Wheee \o/
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Re: Linux Mint 8 Helena RC1 released!

Postby mzsade on Fri Nov 27, 2009 11:13 pm

It's looking a gift horse in the mouth but shouldn't the ISO be available here before anywhere else? Downloading it even as i whine here :D :lol:
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Re: Linux Mint 8 Helena RC1 released!

Postby rfruth on Sat Nov 28, 2009 12:15 am

Just downloaded & installed RC1 - so far so good !
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Re: Linux Mint 8 Helena RC1 released!

Postby Burton on Sun Nov 29, 2009 9:41 pm

Installed Mint8RC on an older Gateway laptop (MX6214) on a new partition. Mint7 and WinXP are on other partitions. This laptop uses broadcom wifi. Mint7 found this and fixed it with software on the disk. With Mint8RC I had to plug in network cable in order to update broadcom drivers. I seem to be missing trash bin. After updating and installing some software when I click on a program it shows up twice in the panel which is nerving. Overall seems to be very good. It did drop the gui for the login - password once and when I did log in (using the command startx) it didn't give me a restart or shutdown in the quit menu. This shutdown - startup problem has only happened once. I think this will be a very good OS and thank you very much for the hard work.
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Re: Linux Mint 8 Helena RC1 released!

Postby rich_roast on Sun Nov 29, 2009 9:43 pm

Very impressed so far. Looks nice, runs swiftly on my old laptop. Big thanks.
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Re: Linux Mint 8 Helena RC1 released!

Postby Husse on Mon Nov 30, 2009 5:02 am

As the stable is released now there is no need to post in this topic any more
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Re: Linux Mint 8 Helena RC1 released!

Postby mintyed on Tue Dec 08, 2009 5:38 am

historyb wrote:
rsadix wrote:historyb,

Yes, it will not go further than the login screen. It is waiting for an input



i a,m having same problem with teh full version of mint 8 atm this is m=ost irregular
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Re: Linux Mint 8 Helena RC1 released!

Postby Husse on Tue Dec 08, 2009 6:34 am

Make a new support topic for your problem and if you still use the RC please upgrade to the stable
I will lock this topic
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