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by turnbub
Sat Nov 07, 2015 3:14 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Install alongside windows
Replies: 11
Views: 814

Re: Install alongside windows

Wish I knew more - sudo update-grub might have worked for me, and would have been easier. However, I like Super Boot Manager, as it is prettier! and I can assign Windows as the default. Two more points - the boot mgr seems to think there are 2 versions of Windows out there - one boots, but the other...
by turnbub
Sat Nov 07, 2015 4:13 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Install alongside windows
Replies: 11
Views: 814

Re: Install alongside windows

So, here's what I did (I hope I can remember the details):- My main partition on my hard disk are :- c: - main part. for windows, d: - big unnecessary applications, and e: - data I have them within half of a 500 GB drive, on the rest I created a partition, UNFORMATTED (unassigned didn't work) I then...
by turnbub
Fri Nov 06, 2015 11:25 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Install alongside windows
Replies: 11
Views: 814

Re: Install alongside windows

Derek, and "Ghost123 ........
I tried again to install MINT in the "UNASSIGNED" partition, but it again said it wanted to wipe the entire disk,
SO, I am now going to try "CREATING" a partition with EXT4 assigned and see ......
and will re-post later,
Bob
by turnbub
Fri Nov 06, 2015 10:52 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Install alongside windows
Replies: 11
Views: 814

Re: Install alongside windows

Derek, Thank you. I THINK I had a great big UNASSIGNED space after my 3 working partitions, but as I am unsure, I will try making sure it is UNASSIGNED. I DO prefer MINT. Also, after installing UBUNTU, I activated a BOOT MANAGER (OSL2000), and while it recognized the existance of my LINUX OS, it wou...
by turnbub
Thu Nov 05, 2015 10:33 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Install alongside windows
Replies: 11
Views: 814

Install alongside windows

I just upgraded my system to Windows 10, and wanted to install Mint also. I have done this before alongside Windows 7, and before that with Windows XP. In fact, my wife's computer still has W-XP and Mint 17 on it. Today, I tried to install Mint, unplugged my other drives so that it could only see my...
by turnbub
Mon Jan 26, 2015 7:04 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Why is Mint 17.1 footprint so HUGE?
Replies: 9
Views: 1853

Re: Why is Mint 17.1 footprint so HUGE?

Tried, tried, tried ... could not find how to get GRUB CUSTOMISER. Did the "ASK" thing and was told to "search the WEB," which I did, and found it courtesy of one Daniel Richter ..... ..... happens to be in Germany, writes fluent English, and HIS PPA has Grub Customiser. I got lazy (and careful) and...
by turnbub
Thu Jan 01, 2015 8:07 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: **FINISHED** No option to install alongside windows?
Replies: 6
Views: 1453

Re: **FINISHED** No option to install alongside windows?

I recently installed Mint 17 alongside Windows 7. First of all, you need to download a FREE Disk Partitioner such as Aomei or MiniTool, and set up a partion for Windows - you can simply "shrink" the Windows partition. I use a partition for Windows, one for "Programs," and one for data. On a 500 Gb d...
by turnbub
Sat Jun 08, 2013 12:08 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Solve boot problems with AMD and NVIDIA graphics cards
Replies: 109
Views: 268860

Re: Solve boot problems with AMD and NVIDIA graphics cards

How I solved this (not really my sol'n....):- I won't say this is the best way, but it worked for me :- I REMOVED my NVIDIA graphics card, plugged my monitor into the MotherBoard. I then loaded Linux Mint 15, AND THEN I got the NVIDIA drivers thus ..... thanks to nice people on the CHAT room:- Then ...
by turnbub
Tue Jun 04, 2013 12:20 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Solve boot problems with AMD and NVIDIA graphics cards
Replies: 109
Views: 268860

Re: Solve boot problems with AMD and NVIDIA graphics cards

I had forgotten about the problems with my NVIDIA graphics card ....... I will try all this on my next attempt (SOON) am downloading version 15 now.
Many thanks, will report back soon, Bobby T.
by turnbub
Tue Feb 26, 2013 4:22 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Solve boot problems with AMD and NVIDIA graphics cards
Replies: 109
Views: 268860

Re: Solve boot problems with AMD and NVIDIA graphics cards

Trouble booting after a fresh install, when you have a VAC with a NVIDIA chipset - the explanation above adding "nomodeset xforcevesa" to the GRUB menu WORKED FOR ME - thank you !!
by turnbub
Fri Feb 15, 2013 10:20 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: software manager finds very few apps
Replies: 4
Views: 584

Re: software manager finds very few apps

OOPS!! When I looked into the pull-down menus in SOFTWARE MGR my "VIEW" was set to INSTALLED apps, so I changed it to "AVAILABLE APPS" and there they all are - DUH!!
I did try "PACKAGE MGR" found VIRTUAL BOX and loaded it ..... hope to make it work one day...
Bob
by turnbub
Fri Feb 15, 2013 7:09 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: software manager finds very few apps
Replies: 4
Views: 584

Re: software manager finds very few apps

Thanks for the clarification re: PICASA. I will look up some other photo manip. apps, using the REVIEWS - they are helpful .... and thanks to all who post reviews, specially with detailed observations. My SOFTWARE MGR still only finds a fraction of the apps that are supposed t be there ..... I am st...
by turnbub
Thu Feb 14, 2013 4:13 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: software manager finds very few apps
Replies: 4
Views: 584

software manager finds very few apps

New to LINUX, like it a LOT!! Installed CHROME (just cuz I'm used to it), installed GIMP and KEEPASSX, but when I tried to install PICASA, it quit in the middle of the download, and now it cant be found. Now when I look into available apps, there are VERY FEW - eg. FEATURED says there are 29 apps av...

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