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by MtnDewManiac
Fri Jun 05, 2020 11:10 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Received New SSD - Would an Expert Help Me Format/Partition/Correctly Install Mint (This time), Please?
Replies: 11
Views: 452

Re: Received New SSD - Would an Expert Help Me Format/Partition/Correctly Install Mint (This time), Please?

No, no Microsoft OS. Just two Mints and I guess a swap unless I can make that work on my messed-up magnetic hard drive. I just need them to be properly aligned and to get my FS Tab properly configured. All the temporary stuff in RAM will have to wait until I can get some. Might be next year, IDK. I'...
by MtnDewManiac
Fri Jun 05, 2020 8:22 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Received New SSD - Would an Expert Help Me Format/Partition/Correctly Install Mint (This time), Please?
Replies: 11
Views: 452

Re: Received New SSD - Would an Expert Help Me Format/Partition/Correctly Install Mint (This time), Please?

They are treated by the OS as no different to the spinning platter. I know that; that's the problem! I use a 120gb SSD for my / and /boot partitions. I use a mechanical hard drive (1TB) for my /home partition. My magnetic hard drive is pooched :cry: . Therefore, everything has to go onto the SSD. W...
by MtnDewManiac
Wed Jun 03, 2020 12:14 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Received New SSD - Would an Expert Help Me Format/Partition/Correctly Install Mint (This time), Please?
Replies: 11
Views: 452

Re: Received New SSD - Would an Expert Help Me Format/Partition/Correctly Install Mint (This time), Please?

<BUMP> I just noticed that the USB flash drive I'm forced to use as a "hard drive" is too hot to touch for more than a moment. Are there no forum members who know how to correctly set up SSD and are willing to help others in some more useful way than merely suggesting I follow one of the incorrect F...
by MtnDewManiac
Tue Jun 02, 2020 2:16 pm
Forum: Xfce
Topic: Can't change background image since update
Replies: 18
Views: 8736

Re: Can't change background image since update

You replied to a seven-year old thread that was about a specific issue that hasn't been relevant for nearly seven years. In other words, that's not the issue that you are experiencing, lol. I just did a quick site-search of the Xfce community forum. Perhaps one of them will give you an idea or two. ...
by MtnDewManiac
Fri May 29, 2020 11:13 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Received New SSD - Would an Expert Help Me Format/Partition/Correctly Install Mint (This time), Please?
Replies: 11
Views: 452

Re: Received New SSD - Would an Expert Help Me Format/Partition/Correctly Install Mint (This time), Please?

Yeah, that's one of the three that I tried to figure out. Confusing as ****. Plus, it's incorrect clear up towards the beginning at 1.1, where it states that "In all current versions of Ubuntu, Linux Mint and Debian, all tools automatically align filesystems and partitions to the optimal 4096 byte p...
by MtnDewManiac
Fri May 29, 2020 9:09 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Received New SSD - Would an Expert Help Me Format/Partition/Correctly Install Mint (This time), Please?
Replies: 11
Views: 452

Re: Received New SSD - Would an Expert Help Me Format/Partition/Correctly Install Mint (This time), Please?

Can you post the output to the following command: inxi -Fxz Sure. I just glanced at the output, and sda is the SDD. sdb is the USB flash drive that I'm currently running Mint (19.3) from, and sdc is my partially (mostly) ruined hard drive. System: Host: ######### Kernel: 5.3.0-53-generic x86_64 bit...
by MtnDewManiac
Fri May 29, 2020 4:35 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: VLC Broken - Is There a Workaround?
Replies: 6
Views: 185

Re: VLC Broken - Is There a Workaround?

Huh. No, it's a new installation of Mint 19.3. I don't have any DVDs or CDs (or even a working optical drive, at this point) to test it in the way that you use it. Would you do me a favor and use Thunar (or whatever file manager you use) to select an audio or video file (not a DVD) and run VLC on it...
by MtnDewManiac
Fri May 29, 2020 2:39 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: VLC Broken - Is There a Workaround?
Replies: 6
Views: 185

VLC Broken - Is There a Workaround?

So I'm trying to use Mint 19.3 Xfce, attempting to mangle myself enough to fit the ruination the Xfce developers apparently think of as "progress," when I realize I've had enough for a while and decide to take a break and watch a video. I mount my hard drive, use Thunar to pick out one of the ones t...
by MtnDewManiac
Fri May 29, 2020 2:20 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Received New SSD - Would an Expert Help Me Format/Partition/Correctly Install Mint (This time), Please?
Replies: 11
Views: 452

Received New SSD - Would an Expert Help Me Format/Partition/Correctly Install Mint (This time), Please?

I received one of those solid state drive things, and it went to the next door neighbor's house by mistake. She opened the package, so I was unable to simply write "REFUSED!!!!!" on it with a magic marker and make the mailman take it back for free. So I'm stuck with the thing. I ignored it for a whi...
by MtnDewManiac
Fri May 29, 2020 12:18 am
Forum: KDE
Topic: KDE on future versions of Mint (+20)
Replies: 46
Views: 24615

Re: KDE on future versions of Mint (+20)

Nobody really wants a see thru file manager any more - but most people just assume Mint Xfce can't do it , and that you need a full KDE desktop and a fancy graphics card to get fast, unusual theming. I am using a Lenovo m93p Tiny with an i5 and on-board intel graphics. That's probably because the X...
by MtnDewManiac
Wed May 27, 2020 10:24 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Disks utility showing SSD at 100° C / 212° F
Replies: 2
Views: 287

Re: Disks utility showing SSD at 100° C / 212° F

A bit late to the party, but I'm seeing the same thing and readings. PNY CS900 240-gig SSD. I just received it last week; it was a gift and I knew nothing about SSDs prior to getting it. Having read many reviews on the thing over the course of several days... I concluded that the issue was most like...
by MtnDewManiac
Sun May 17, 2020 5:13 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Is Linux Mint ugly?
Replies: 218
Views: 14944

Re: Is Linux Mint ugly?

setups having multiple desktop areas (I forget what that is called) that turn into the outer surfaces of a cube and which can be "spun" to reveal the one the user wishes to bring up That'll be the "Desktop Cube" which is available (and I have enabled) in KDE Plasma 5. May also have been present in ...
by MtnDewManiac
Sat May 16, 2020 1:01 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Is Linux Mint ugly?
Replies: 218
Views: 14944

Re: Is Linux Mint ugly?

I have seen videos of some pretty... involved (in the visual sense) linux installations. Things like rain (or maybe it was snow?) on the desktop, the mouse cursor creating "trails of fire," setups having multiple desktop areas (I forget what that is called) that turn into the outer surfaces of a cub...
by MtnDewManiac
Sat May 16, 2020 8:42 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Is Linux Mint ugly?
Replies: 218
Views: 14944

Re: Is Linux Mint ugly?

There is a certain point regarding colors and branding though, does this ring a bell?: bsod.png pukey blue I used to work in the automotive industry, specifically vehicle detailing, which - for those who don't know - goes beyond simple cleaning... In regards to vehicle exteriors, it sometimes went ...
by MtnDewManiac
Sat May 16, 2020 6:58 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Filesystem for USB Flash Drive Installation?
Replies: 2
Views: 99

Re: Filesystem for USB Flash Drive Installation?

This is not a thread bump, per se. I just saw that 16 people have already viewed the thread. I was in the process of creating it when the little tablet thing that I was using suffered an issue. I quickly ran its web browser again, saw that I had lost most of my text, and chose to submit the thread s...
by MtnDewManiac
Sat May 16, 2020 6:18 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Filesystem for USB Flash Drive Installation?
Replies: 2
Views: 99

Filesystem for USB Flash Drive Installation?

Hi, A month or so ago, my laptop suffered a partial hard drive failure. I was in a panic, as I use my computer every day, didn't have the money for a new or used hard drive, the laptop's DVD drive failed within a month of the warranty's expiration... and there was no option in the "BIOS menu" to ena...
by MtnDewManiac
Sat Apr 11, 2020 3:32 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How to Use Live .ISO to Access Hard Drive?
Replies: 7
Views: 328

Re: How to Use Live .ISO to Access Hard Drive?

Hey, I just thought of something: .The one partition that I can see because it is the .ISO"s "isodevice." The hard drive scan thing tells me there is only ONE bad sector. I was thinking earlier that I should be able to find whichever file is messed up, rename it to file.NFG, beg one of you to send m...
by MtnDewManiac
Sat Apr 11, 2020 3:25 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How to Use Live .ISO to Access Hard Drive?
Replies: 7
Views: 328

Re: How to Use Live .ISO to Access Hard Drive?

At a guess, you're thinking of ISO boot . Works well enough, but you would have had to set it up while the system was still working. Also, I'm skeptical it would still work if the hard drive is unable to boot the internal drive. ISO Boot uses the hard drive, of course, not only to boot but to load ...
by MtnDewManiac
Sat Apr 11, 2020 3:01 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How to Use Live .ISO to Access Hard Drive?
Replies: 7
Views: 328

Re: How to Use Live .ISO to Access Hard Drive?

Do you know where are your files? Yes and no. I have found the one partition - it is showing up in the live ISO Thunar as the "isodevice" directory. I am still unable to even see any other partitions, though. And that one isn't showing up as a partition. Which partition? Is it a plain install or wi...
by MtnDewManiac
Thu Apr 09, 2020 3:32 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How to Use Live .ISO to Access Hard Drive?
Replies: 7
Views: 328

How to Use Live .ISO to Access Hard Drive?

Hello, Have an issue with my laptop hard drive (bad sector in the worst location, I suppose). I can no longer boot into the installed Mint OS. However, the files are still there. I know this, because some time ago, I followed a forum member's directions to "install" the actual live .ISO into my grub...

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