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by MintDude2013
Sun Sep 01, 2019 12:58 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: {Solved} Serious and annoying, maybe related, LM18.3 Problems
Replies: 49
Views: 1663

Lenovo PC - The Grub gremlins are at it again!

Hi guys: Sorry about my long silence... Luckily, my EliteDesk 800 G1 has been very well behaved :) since you guys and a friend helped me banish the PC ghouls and goblins. And I did install the latest BIOS update for it. Many thanks for the link. Frustratingly, though, my backup computer (a Lenovo Sl...
by MintDude2013
Thu Aug 08, 2019 6:39 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: {Solved} Serious and annoying, maybe related, LM18.3 Problems
Replies: 49
Views: 1663

More annoying LM18.3 or HP shenanigans

Hi guys: Many thanks for the "Solved" how-to :). If you don't mind I'd like to get to the remaining gremlins that have steadfastly occupied my two computers since it almost seems times immemorial :wink: ... HP EliteDesk 800 G1: - Over the past two days the unthinkable has happened: the new (i.e. ref...
by MintDude2013
Sat Aug 03, 2019 6:51 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: {Solved} Serious and annoying, maybe related, LM18.3 Problems
Replies: 49
Views: 1663

Solved - Serious and annoying, maybe LM18.3 related, problems

Hi guys, It seems that I unwittingly caused the problems with the Grub gremlins :oops:. My friend found a YouTube video that said, among other helpful things, that when installing Linux and Windows on one PC one should choose "Install Linux Mint alongside Windows 7" instead of "Something else". But ...
by MintDude2013
Sat Aug 03, 2019 12:56 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: {Solved} Serious and annoying, maybe related, LM18.3 Problems
Replies: 49
Views: 1663

Serious and annoying, maybe LM18.3 related, problems

Sorry guys, I didn't post my post :wink: after this... "That 500MB partition is the Win7 System Reserve partition and does contain the Windows boot manager, deleting it would cause inability to boot to Win7. https://www.howtogeek.com/192772/what-i ... delete-it/ With MBR installation, Mint boot load...
by MintDude2013
Sat Aug 03, 2019 12:49 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: {Solved} Serious and annoying, maybe related, LM18.3 Problems
Replies: 49
Views: 1663

Serious and annoying, may LM18.3 related, problems

Hi Zcot: Here you go :): sudo parted -l Model: ATA WDC WD5000AZLX-6 (scsi) Disk /dev/sda: 500GB Sector size (logical/physical): 512B/4096B Partition Table: msdos Disk Flags: Number Start End Size Type File system Flags 1 1049kB 525MB 524MB primary ntfs boot 2 525MB 211GB 210GB primary ntfs 3 211GB 5...
by MintDude2013
Sat Aug 03, 2019 11:08 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: {Solved} Serious and annoying, maybe related, LM18.3 Problems
Replies: 49
Views: 1663

Grub for GRUB :) aka Serious and annoying, maybe LM 18.3 related, problems

Hi Athi and Zcot: As always many thanks for your input and feedback :). in the BIOS of my Elitedesk 800 G1 there is the possibility to disable UEFI with the F5 key. I don't know, though, if the PC's firmware overrides that (and if there's a way to edit or whatever that firmware). So, by all accounts...
by MintDude2013
Thu Aug 01, 2019 7:46 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: {Solved} Serious and annoying, maybe related, LM18.3 Problems
Replies: 49
Views: 1663

Serious and annoying, maybe LM18.3 related, problems

Hi guys, Thanks a lot for all your feedback and my apologies for my silence over the past few days. Like I'd mentioned in a previous post several days ago I'd asked a friend, who is by no means a fly-by-night when it comes to computers, for 'over the phone tech support'. With the help of a Win 7 boo...
by MintDude2013
Mon Jul 29, 2019 8:17 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: {Solved} Serious and annoying, maybe related, LM18.3 Problems
Replies: 49
Views: 1663

Serious and annoying, maybe LM 18.3 related, Problems

Hi Athi and Zcot: Again many thanks for your time and feedback :D. When talking to a friend about my computer issues last Saturday I realized that one reason I couldn't get Grub to work was that I'd installed Windoze and Linux on a disk with content already on it. He told me that makes it impossible...
by MintDude2013
Fri Jul 26, 2019 5:11 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: {Solved} Serious and annoying, maybe related, LM18.3 Problems
Replies: 49
Views: 1663

Serious and annoying, maybe related, LM18.3 Problems

Hi Athi and Zcot: As always many thanks for your patient replies. With regards to the 'sudo parted -1' command, I tried twice after I'd booted into the Linux Mint Desktop with the flash drive and each time get this error message: 'parted: invalid option'. And yes, the newer HP PC has both options: B...
by MintDude2013
Thu Jul 25, 2019 6:21 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: {Solved} Serious and annoying, maybe related, LM18.3 Problems
Replies: 49
Views: 1663

Serious and annoying, maybe related, LM18.3 Problems

Hi guys: Because I was soo fedup with those constant PC problems I bought a 'refurbished' computer, an HP Elitedesk 800 G1, which is only 5 years old instead of 10. Installing first Win 7 (plus formatting the LM partition) and then LM18.3 was a snap. I didn't notice, though, any possibility to insta...
by MintDude2013
Tue Jul 23, 2019 12:07 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: {Solved} Serious and annoying, maybe related, LM18.3 Problems
Replies: 49
Views: 1663

Serious and annoying, maybe related, LM18.3 Problems

Hi Athi, Spearmint2 and Zcot: Thanks a lot for all your feedback. It seems, though, that I have a new problem that I need to solve before I fix the old one, that is installing LM 18.3. Yesterday I tried to install LM 18.3 on my Hewlett-Packard PC (8000 Elite) and was absolutely unsuccessful. Usually...
by MintDude2013
Sat Jul 20, 2019 5:46 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: {Solved} Serious and annoying, maybe related, LM18.3 Problems
Replies: 49
Views: 1663

Serious and annoying, maybe related, LM18.3 Problems

Hi Deepakdeshp: Thank you for your reply. During install of Linux Mint it never asks about Grub (at least I don't remember noticing that). And what info I got by googling was, to me at least, quite confusing so I decided to ignore the issue, at least temporarily. Anyways, when exactly should I run t...
by MintDude2013
Sat Jul 20, 2019 12:19 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: {Solved} Serious and annoying, maybe related, LM18.3 Problems
Replies: 49
Views: 1663

Serious and annoying, maybe related, LM18.3 Problems

Hi Zcot and Deepakdeshp: Once again, many thanks for your detailed feedback. As for BIOS, I did update it to the latest available firmware a while ago. That, however, is also several years old (Am I right with the assumption that reinstalling an operating system does NOT uninstall any BIOS upgrades?...
by MintDude2013
Fri Jul 19, 2019 3:52 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: {Solved} Serious and annoying, maybe related, LM18.3 Problems
Replies: 49
Views: 1663

Serious and annoying, maybe related, LM18.3 Problems

Hi Zcot: Thanks a lot for your reply. Here's the info you requested: sudo parted -l Model: ATA WL750GSA3272B (scsi) Disk /dev/sda: 750GB Sector size (logical/physical): 512B/512B Partition Table: msdos Disk Flags: Number Start End Size Type File system Flags 1 32.8kB 555GB 555GB primary ntfs 2 555GB...
by MintDude2013
Wed Jul 17, 2019 6:45 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: {Solved} Serious and annoying, maybe related, LM18.3 Problems
Replies: 49
Views: 1663

Serious and annoying, maybe related, LM18.3 Problems

Hi Larry, AndyMH and Deepakdeshp: Unfortunately, running 'sudo update-grub' didn't fix the problem. But I forgot to mention that my printer is connected to the computer by a USB cable. I'm sorry. Anyway, are there other ways to restore Grub, short of reinstalling the whole caboodle (LM18.3)? Also, b...
by MintDude2013
Tue Jul 16, 2019 5:42 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: {Solved} Serious and annoying, maybe related, LM18.3 Problems
Replies: 49
Views: 1663

Serious and annoying, maybe related, LM18.3 Problems

Hi Larry, AndyMH and Deepakdeshp: Thanks a lot for your feedback! First, Larry, here's the inxi -Fxzd output: john@workplace ~ $ inxi -Fxzd System: Host: workplace Kernel: 4.15.0-54-generic x86_64 (64 bit gcc: 5.4.0) Desktop: Cinnamon 3.6.7 (Gtk 3.18.9-1ubuntu3.3) Distro: Linux Mint 18.3 Sylvia Mach...
by MintDude2013
Mon Jul 15, 2019 12:06 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: {Solved} Serious and annoying, maybe related, LM18.3 Problems
Replies: 49
Views: 1663

{Solved} Serious and annoying, maybe related, LM18.3 Problems

Hi Forum: First off, I don't think I'm a complete newbie anymore :). I've used Linux Mint on and off since 2013. But someone in one of the LM sub forums suggested that I post my rather numerous Gremlins in the works in the Newbie forum. I have a 10-year old PC, an HP Compaq 8000 Elite with a 3Ghz du...
by MintDude2013
Fri Jul 12, 2019 4:35 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Serious PC Problems - Culprit LM 19.1 'Tessa' or 10-yr. old PC?!
Replies: 24
Views: 932

Serious PC Problems - Culprit LM 19.1 'Tessa' or 10-yr. old PC?!

Hi Athi and Jerry: Again, many thanks for your input and feedback! I too have 2 instances of Firefox, however with about 25 open tabs each (news, podcasts, etc.). I first start 'Firefox 1' and when it's fully loaded I start 'Firefox 2'. It seems, though, that when all webpages of first Firefox 1 and...
by MintDude2013
Wed Jul 10, 2019 4:17 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Serious PC Problems - Culprit LM 19.1 'Tessa' or 10-yr. old PC?!
Replies: 24
Views: 932

Serious PC Problems - Culprit LM 19.1 'Tessa' or 10-yr. old PC?!

Hi Jerry: I have no idea why the memory use is so high... Anyway, I think the next thing to do is to run "ScanDisk" to try and fix the errors on one of the 750Gb hard drives. Is there a particular program you would recommend? What about ‘fsck’? Is it necessary to start such a program during the boot...
by MintDude2013
Tue Jul 09, 2019 6:04 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Serious PC Problems - Culprit LM 19.1 'Tessa' or 10-yr. old PC?!
Replies: 24
Views: 932

Serious PC Problems - Culprit LM 19.1 'Tessa' or 10-yr. old PC?!

Hi Athi and All41: Again, many thanks for your replies. With regards to testing RAM, 'Memtest 86 5.01 x64 Mode' did one pass and found no errors :). As for running 'Chkdsk' to (hopefully) fix errors, does it matter whether I use command lines or Gparted, i.e. is Gparted perhaps faster than using the...

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