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Re: Beginers Guide to Installing and Using Mint

Postby jessie0514 on Wed Sep 22, 2010 1:56 pm

Hi I am jessie and I am testing some versions of linux mint, and now I am using linux mint debian but my problem was in updating there was a problem about repository. Is my location a factor for that said error, I am by the way here in united arab emirates. Thank you and more power to you all.
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Re: Beginers Guide to Installing and Using Mint

Postby libssd on Wed Sep 22, 2010 10:13 pm

kai3345 wrote:Thanks for the guide, It helps! I had no problem downloading it. I already knew most of the stuff in their anyway. Thanks anyway!

I got in an argument, to no avail, with an admin on the Ubuntu forum last week about the need for such a guide for Ubuntu. His attitude was "all the information is on the web site," and that making the information easier to find would be condescending to users. Actually, there is a PDF guide for Ubuntu 10.04 that is comparable to the Mint 9 guide, but it wasn't developed by the Ubuntu folks, so they seem to be pretending that it doesn't exist.

Anyway, I appreciate the way the Mint download page puts these important links right smack in the middle of the page, where it's next to impossible to miss them:

Read the Linux Mint 9 User Guide
See what's new in Linux Mint 9
Read the release notes

Good work, Mint team! :mrgreen:
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Re: Beginers Guide to Installing and Using Mint

Postby green_is_good on Fri Sep 24, 2010 3:59 am

i want to install mint 9 Gnome from a USB drive. I downloaded an USB Installer from www.pendrivelinux.com and ISO image of mint 9 Gnome. After making the pen drive bootable i could get the boot menu. Then when i give "Start Linux Mint" or "Start Linux Mint(compatibility mode)", I simply get a Splash Screen indicating loading.... after that nothing happens(i.e desktop is not reached). Please help me as my computer does not have a CD-DRIVE and I am dying to try out Mint! Thanks in advance!
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Re: Beginers Guide to Installing and Using Mint

Postby alex30 on Sat Sep 25, 2010 1:37 am

thanks for this beginner guide to read about it
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Re: Beginers Guide to Installing and Using Mint

Postby AirValor on Tue Oct 26, 2010 4:29 pm

green_is_good wrote:i want to install mint 9 Gnome from a USB drive. I downloaded an USB Installer from http://www.pendrivelinux.com and ISO image of mint 9 Gnome. After making the pen drive bootable i could get the boot menu. Then when i give "Start Linux Mint" or "Start Linux Mint(compatibility mode)", I simply get a Splash Screen indicating loading.... after that nothing happens(i.e desktop is not reached). Please help me as my computer does not have a CD-DRIVE and I am dying to try out Mint! Thanks in advance!


Maybe a bit late, but better late than never.

Make sure your USB is formatted in FAT32 filesystem.

Also make sure that your ISO is not corrupt (you can verify this by checking the md5sum and comparing it with the one that's @ the download)
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Want help when i minimize the appliction it does not show

Postby sajjad3392 on Sat Nov 20, 2010 2:04 pm

help is required from all concerned that when i minimize the application it does not show in the taskbar located in the bottom of the screen / desktop. so what i have to do with it? due to this i am unable to restore the application like browser etc which was minimized by me previously. thanks waiting
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Re: Want help when i minimize the appliction it does not sho

Postby JonM33 on Sat Nov 20, 2010 2:21 pm

sajjad3392 wrote:help is required from all concerned that when i minimize the application it does not show in the taskbar located in the bottom of the screen / desktop. so what i have to do with it? due to this i am unable to restore the application like browser etc which was minimized by me previously. thanks waiting


Right click on the taskbar at the bottom and select "Add to Panel". Scroll down and select "Window List". That will re-add that panel to the taskbar. You must have accidentally removed it.
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Re: Beginers Guide to Installing and Using Mint

Postby daibak on Mon Nov 29, 2010 3:48 pm

JonM33,

A big thank you for this contribution how to resolve "disappearing" minimized windows. This tiny but irritating issue had been bugging me for past two weeks to the point where I'd even un-installed and re-installed Chromium browser to attempt to resolve the problem. It's sad how many initially enthusiastic Linux newbies give up on this great OS because of annoyances like this. I've learned that it's persistently digging, digging, digging and digging in the fora that one finds pearls of wisdom like this one.

Once again, thanks JonM33,
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Re: Beginers Guide to Installing and Using Mint

Postby shad3slay3r on Wed Dec 01, 2010 12:25 am

I already downloaded the iso file 3 times, burned it, rebooted, entered linux aplication and all i get is a message that says: " (process 355): GLib- Warning **: getpwuid_r ():failed due to unknown user id (0) :shock:


Thx for all the help,


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Re: Beginers Guide to Installing and Using Mint

Postby Tape on Wed Dec 01, 2010 12:40 pm

Hello, I've just downloaded the live 32 bit DVD version of Julia, and I was reading through the pdf, and it talks about a live cd. Does it make any difference if I have the dvd instead?
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Re: Beginers Guide to Installing and Using Mint

Postby mfajz on Tue Dec 07, 2010 6:12 pm

Hi there :)
Well guys, I want to install Linuxmint KDE 9 keeping my old partitions, but i cannot find the right
option to do that. When installing from DVD i can only see two options:
1- Format the entire hard drive ( OK... no xD)
2- Manual Partition: ... but... the program asks me to start partitioning like if it was the first time the hard disk is going to be partitioned, that is, it never showed my old partitions, so if I start to change partitions manually all information will be lost :(

Pleeeaaseee where can I find the way to install in a previous partition??? (in my case sda5)

Thank youuu
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Re: Beginers Guide to Installing and Using Mint

Postby wayne128 on Wed Dec 08, 2010 9:14 am

mfajz wrote:Hi there :)
Well guys, I want to install Linuxmint KDE 9 keeping my old partitions, but i cannot find the right
option to do that. When installing from DVD i can only see two options:
1- Format the entire hard drive ( OK... no xD)
2- Manual Partition: ... but... the program asks me to start partitioning like if it was the first time the hard disk is going to be partitioned, that is, it never showed my old partitions, so if I start to change partitions manually all information will be lost :(

Pleeeaaseee where can I find the way to install in a previous partition??? (in my case sda5)

Thank youuu



Check this out,

http://www.linuxbsdos.com/2010/05/26/ma ... u-10-04/2/

hope it helps
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Re: Beginers Guide to Installing and Using Mint

Postby mfajz on Wed Dec 08, 2010 6:20 pm

Hey Wayne! thanks for answering pal :)
Your link is pretty good, unfortunately it proved me that what I want is not possible :(
To manipulate partitions manually the installation program does not recognize the previous ones and forces to create a new partition arrangement... so... previous data will be gone =/
But thanks anyway (y)
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Re: Beginers Guide to Installing and Using Mint

Postby acein1 on Fri Dec 17, 2010 5:22 pm

i wish i had read "considerations before you install" first,but alas i just discovered it now.
this is what i did, i installed "mint 10" on my 640gb hardrive, using the full drive (no partitions ,no dual boot)
im using approx 10gb total,thats with all my pics,music,vidio,etc leaving approx 600 odd gb free.
my questions are, (whiles its not what everyone would do) ?? is there anything wrong with this,for example,
would my computer run faster / better if i did not use the full drive, or are there any other reasons why its a bad idea
many thanks in advance ,i would appreciate your suggestions / advice on this please
ps. my system is running great,fast, smooth ,no problems,so far very glad to have made the move :oops: :oops:
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Re: Beginers Guide to Installing and Using Mint

Postby vincent on Wed Dec 22, 2010 5:42 am

There's nothing wrong with having a lot of free space on your hard drive. Your drive's capacity has nothing to do with your computer's performance.
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Re: Beginers Guide to Installing and Using Mint

Postby acein1 on Wed Dec 22, 2010 2:14 pm

vincent, sorry im a bit slow answering you "its the weather honest 8) ",thanks for clearing that up, its just me ,i cant be bothered with all this partitioning ,after all if your drive fails youve lost everything ,so i dont see the point ,i save everything i need on an external drive and anyway,i can reinstall "linux mint " in about 30 minutes , cheers :mrgreen:
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Re: VMware Fusion 3.1.2 Mint Install Questions

Postby rrnowell on Sun Jan 02, 2011 6:28 pm

Hi,

I am new to Mint and am trying to learn Linux using Mint. I have a 15" Early 2008 2.5GHz Intel Core 2 Duo MBP running Mac OX X 10.6.5 w/VMware Fusion 3.1.2. The VMware installation asks me to select a version of the Linux OS and Mint is not listed so I am uncertain which to choose. I downloaded the linuxmint-10-gnome-dvd-amd64.iso which I believe is the main edition with Gnome. Can anyone tell me which version of Linux to select in VMware Fusion? Thanks!!!! :D
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Re: Beginers Guide to Installing and Using Mint

Postby vincent on Mon Jan 03, 2011 1:52 am

It doesn't really matter, but see if you can find "Ubuntu 10.10" (or just Ubuntu); if so, select that. Otherwise, just choose Linux 2.6.
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Tips and Tricks for Linux Mint after Installation

Postby LughClyde on Tue Jan 04, 2011 4:53 pm

Gizmo's Freeware site is a very good one that mostly sticks to Windows freeware. However, every now and then you get a Linux tip or two. Here is a very nice tip article specifically on Linux Mint 10:

http://www.techsupportalert.com/content ... r+Freeware

Thanks,
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Re: Beginers Guide to Installing and Using Mint

Postby sesterlinux on Thu Apr 14, 2011 5:14 am

Hello all. I already asked this in the Mint4Win forum, but this one seems more populated, so I'll ask again:

I'm interested in Mint so I thought using Mint4Win would be as easy as wubi was. Turns out, that's not so.

After installing, I restart my netbook. But the option to boot Mint doesn't even appear. My netbook just proceeds to Windows 7 as usual.

I tried booting from a USB, but all I got was the message "missing operating system". And then I get Windows 7 again. DX

Help? (Again, I need to stress: I'm a noob (a.k.a lifetime Windows user). Please don't use confusing jargon with me.) I really want to try Mint out
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