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by tinker123
Fri Mar 01, 2019 12:29 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: How much of a PITA is Cinnamon in other distros?
Replies: 4
Views: 283

Re: How much of a PITA is Cinnamon in other distros?

I'm guessing YUM will only show me the version of Cinnamon appropriate for CentOS 7. Anything is better than GNOME-classic :)
by tinker123
Thu Feb 28, 2019 2:15 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: How much of a PITA is Cinnamon in other distros?
Replies: 4
Views: 283

How much of a PITA is Cinnamon in other distros?

I've been doing some work on a CentOS 7 box. I might have the option to install cinnamon. I love cinnamon on my Mint box at home, but I have a strong suspicion that the Mint people put in a lot of work making cinnamon nice from the get-go for people who install Mint. Has anyone ever installed cinnam...
by tinker123
Sun Feb 17, 2019 6:10 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Mint 19.1: "Not Enough Space" on a 30 GB USB Stick
Replies: 17
Views: 408

Re: Mint 19.1: "Not Enough Space" on a 30 GB USB Stick

you try clicking the gear in Disks and select Format partition? one thing i don't understand in your terminal output Mint19Cinamon3.8.9 > lsblk you should have something like this mint02 @ tara :~$ You can customize your command prompt by putting something like this in your .bashrc file # Steve' Cu...
by tinker123
Sun Feb 17, 2019 5:04 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Mint 19.1: "Not Enough Space" on a 30 GB USB Stick
Replies: 17
Views: 408

Re: Mint 19.1: "Not Enough Space" on a 30 GB USB Stick

open terminal and type sudo hdparm -r0 /dev/sdc1/ close terminal. now try to format with with the usb formatter No change in anything, but here is the output Mint19Cinamon3.8.9> lsblk NAME MAJ:MIN RM SIZE RO TYPE MOUNTPOINT sda 8:0 0 232.9G 0 disk └─sda1 8:1 0 232.9G 0 part ├─mint--vg-root 253:0 0 ...
by tinker123
Sun Feb 17, 2019 4:32 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Mint 19.1: "Not Enough Space" on a 30 GB USB Stick
Replies: 17
Views: 408

Re: Mint 19.1: "Not Enough Space" on a 30 GB USB Stick

what does Disks from the menu say now? also open terminal and type lsblk and post it here Mint19Cinamon3.8.9> lsblk NAME MAJ:MIN RM SIZE RO TYPE MOUNTPOINT sda 8:0 0 232.9G 0 disk └─sda1 8:1 0 232.9G 0 part ├─mint--vg-root 253:0 0 217G 0 lvm / └─mint--vg-swap_1 253:1 0 16G 0 lvm [SWAP] sdb 8:16 0 9...
by tinker123
Sun Feb 17, 2019 4:22 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Mint 19.1: "Not Enough Space" on a 30 GB USB Stick
Replies: 17
Views: 408

Re: Mint 19.1: "Not Enough Space" on a 30 GB USB Stick

try http://wiki.rosalab.ru/en/index.php/ROSA_ImageWriter extract it, open the rosa folder, rightclick and open in Terminal type su then drag RosaImageWriter in terminal and hit Enter to open as root when it's opened be sure your usb stick is selected then hit Clear. theoretically it will destroy th...
by tinker123
Sun Feb 17, 2019 4:12 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Mint 19.1: "Not Enough Space" on a 30 GB USB Stick
Replies: 17
Views: 408

Re: Mint 19.1: "Not Enough Space" on a 30 GB USB Stick

first, plug usb into port on computer when you are in your present linux version. then, go to your menu and find and open the usb formatter. under the word format just click on it and your usb should show up. then, you will see the window on the right side as to how you want it formatted, i always ...
by tinker123
Sun Feb 17, 2019 3:54 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Mint 19.1: "Not Enough Space" on a 30 GB USB Stick
Replies: 17
Views: 408

Re: Mint 19.1: "Not Enough Space" on a 30 GB USB Stick

DAMIEN1307 wrote:
Sun Feb 17, 2019 3:38 pm
did you try using the usb stick formatter before using the usb image writer so as to be sure of a properly formatted usb before burning iso to usb?...DAMIEN
I did not know anything had to be done to a new USB. Could you tell how to this "usb stick formatter" ?
by tinker123
Sun Feb 17, 2019 2:35 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Mint 19.1: "Not Enough Space" on a 30 GB USB Stick
Replies: 17
Views: 408

Re: Mint 19.1: "Not Enough Space" on a 30 GB USB Stick

Didn't work.

GParted threw "end of file" errors and left the USB stick the same.
by tinker123
Sun Feb 17, 2019 1:18 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Mint 19.1: "Not Enough Space" on a 30 GB USB Stick
Replies: 17
Views: 408

Mint 19.1: "Not Enough Space" on a 30 GB USB Stick

I'm on a PC with Mint 19 and Cinamon 3.8.9 installed. I downloaded a Mint 19.1 ISO with the intent of making a bootable USB stick. I tried to use the simple instructions in the Mint documentation here: https://linuxmint-installation-guide.readthedocs.io/en/latest/burn.html The ISO is 2 GB, the new ...
by tinker123
Sat Feb 16, 2019 1:35 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Can I make an existing Mint Live USB stick "persistant"?
Replies: 5
Views: 197

Re: Can I make an existing Mint Live USB stick "persistant"?

redlined

I don't have access to Windows.

Can you suggest Linux tools making a Mint Live Persistent USB stick?
by tinker123
Fri Feb 15, 2019 11:16 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Can I make an existing Mint Live USB stick "persistant"?
Replies: 5
Views: 197

Can I make an existing Mint Live USB stick "persistant"?

How can I created a Mint 19 Live USB stick with persistence? Can I do it with a USB thumb drive that is only 4gigs? I've seen a lot of suggestions for how to do it with Windows tools, but I don't have windows. I tried using this lone document using all linux tools, but UNetbootin kept hanging at 51%...
by tinker123
Thu Oct 11, 2018 7:44 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Installed Mint 19 fresh, can't mount my external hard drive
Replies: 6
Views: 160

Re: Installed Mint 19 fresh, can't mount my external hard drive

It works now.

I searched on the error message and applied what someone wrote in the second comment

https://askubuntu.com/questions/500647/ ... hard-drive
sudo ntfsfix /dev/sdb1
Thanks again for the help.
by tinker123
Thu Oct 11, 2018 7:26 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Installed Mint 19 fresh, can't mount my external hard drive
Replies: 6
Views: 160

Re: Installed Mint 19 fresh, can't mount my external hard drive

Thanks for the commands, but it didn't work root@Godzilla:/# mount -t ntfs-3g -o defaults,noatime,utf8,dmask=002,fmask=111,uid=1000,gid=1000 /dev/sdb1 /media/GoFlex $MFTMirr does not match $MFT (record 1). Failed to mount '/dev/sdb1': Input/output error NTFS is either inconsistent, or there is a har...
by tinker123
Thu Oct 11, 2018 7:29 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Installed Mint 19 fresh, can't mount my external hard drive
Replies: 6
Views: 160

Re: Installed Mint 19 fresh, can't mount my external hard drive

It is there ( FreeAgentGoFlex Drive ) oot@Godzilla:~# blkid /dev/sda1: UUID="5FkZP2-Ktpo-UBJ6-xjpo-vIBW-kl5E-5pBcKr" TYPE="LVM2_member" PARTUUID="7c398459-01" /dev/sdb1: LABEL="FreeAgent GoFlex Drive" UUID="647CCE987CCE6480" TYPE="ntfs" PARTUUID="2ad55e06-01" /dev/mapper/mint--vg-root: UUID="2b8f311...
by tinker123
Wed Oct 10, 2018 7:57 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Installed Mint 19 fresh, can't mount my external hard drive
Replies: 6
Views: 160

Installed Mint 19 fresh, can't mount my external hard drive

I installed a fresh copy of Mint 19 and all of the updates.

I can't mount my external USB hard drive.

I took it to a shop thinking it was broken. They plugged it into a windows box and it worked just fine.


Any ideas what is wrong and how I can fix it?
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by tinker123
Tue Oct 09, 2018 5:13 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Grub & Boot Menu Failing
Replies: 2
Views: 139

Grub & Boot Menu Failing

Hi, Last night I installed a lisenced copy of Windows 10 on my computer. Then I installed Linux Mint 19 Tara. The installer detected Windows, suggested a partition scheme which I chose, and then I went on. Everything worked great. Upon starting my computer I got a menu to go to either Linux or Windo...
by tinker123
Fri Oct 05, 2018 11:54 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: How to format a hard drive and what file systems to choose?
Replies: 5
Views: 212

Re: How to format a hard drive and what file systems to choose?

phd21 wrote:
Fri Oct 05, 2018 12:09 pm
Hi tinker123,

Another option you might consider would be to install Linux Mint and then install Virtualbox (VB)
I've tried that route. VirtualBox will not work for what I need.

Thanks
by tinker123
Fri Oct 05, 2018 11:40 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: How to format a hard drive and what file systems to choose?
Replies: 5
Views: 212

How to format a hard drive and what file systems to choose?

I would like to first install Windows 10 to a hard drive, then Mint.

What commands would I use?

Would I format the drive as NTFS so I can install windows, and then pick something else for the linux partitions?

Thanks.
by tinker123
Wed Oct 03, 2018 1:26 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Will Mint Detect Windows & Suggest Partitions?
Replies: 3
Views: 88

Re: Will Mint Detect Windows & Suggest Partitions?

Thanks much for the fast reply.

What command would I want to use to reformat my hard drive to NTFS?

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