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by gold_finger
Wed Aug 30, 2017 9:33 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [SOLVED] Need advice with dual boot WinXP/Mint
Replies: 5
Views: 283

Re: Need advice with dual boot WinXP/Mint

You're welcome -- sorry to hear you're having graphics problems. Probably best to start a new thread under this forum heading . I'm not well versed in solving those issues. In new post tell people you just installed Mint Mate version, whether or not the problem existed during testing with live USB/D...
by gold_finger
Wed Aug 30, 2017 5:59 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [SOLVED] Need advice with dual boot WinXP/Mint
Replies: 5
Views: 283

Re: Need advice with dual boot WinXP/Mint

I aslo opened GParted and got an error message reading: "Invalid partition table - recursive partition on /dev/sdb." You can ignore that -- it's referring to the DVD/USB live image you booted Mint from -- not a problem. Would GParted do an identical job as MiniTool Partition Wizard? Admittedly I ha...
by gold_finger
Tue Aug 29, 2017 8:58 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [SOLVED] Need advice with dual boot WinXP/Mint
Replies: 5
Views: 283

Re: Need advice with dual boot WinXP/Mint

Don't know for sure, but my guess is sda1 (Dell Utility Partition) contains copies of Dell utilities installed originally on computer and probably Windows XP hardware drivers. Last partition, sda4, is probably a copy of Windows XP used for install/re-install purposes, as opposed to providing DVDs to...
by gold_finger
Sun Jul 30, 2017 9:26 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Full install to a USB flash drive [SOLVED]
Replies: 8
Views: 9333

Re: Full install to a USB flash drive

Tutorial you found is very good and had some useful tips, but should not be necessary in your case. Author was making UEFI mode full install to USB from a UEFI computer and ran into problem of Ubuntu's grub automatically installing to EFI System Partition (ESP) on internal drive instead of USB -- th...
by gold_finger
Wed Jul 26, 2017 2:32 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Windows is a B**** (dual-booting)
Replies: 12
Views: 745

Re: Windows is a B**** (dual-booting)

I'm really just wondering if one should even bother with having two separate physical drives, one with Win10 and one with Linux. It really just boils down to personal preference. Either way is fine. Some people like to keep Windows disk untouched and install Linux on separate drive (including grub ...
by gold_finger
Wed Jul 26, 2017 2:03 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: SOLVED - Which tutorial should I use to reinstall Linux
Replies: 28
Views: 1465

Re: Which tutorial should I use to reinstall Linux

KIMW wrote:I suppose I can trust the people who have created the Linux-Mint KDE version... Am I wrong or what??
Took a look at the virtualbox test install of Mint KDE I did before and that PPA is apparently included as part of the official install -- so no need to worry.
by gold_finger
Sat Jul 15, 2017 1:48 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [SOLVED] "Replacing" Mint
Replies: 47
Views: 2241

Re: "Replacing" Mint

As for bringing up the boot order, the Esc key worked: it brought up 2 options: HDD CD/DVD There was no USB option, nor did I see an option to add USB The USB stick has to be plugged in before the option will appear in the BIOS boot options. In other words, what Ozo meant was to plug the live USB i...
by gold_finger
Fri Jul 14, 2017 1:16 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Noob Starts From Scratch
Replies: 38
Views: 1909

Re: Noob Starts From Scratch

@ FrustratedNoob, Others have answered most of your questions, so I won't repeat things they've said, but I will expand a bit on issue of sudo and gksu/gksudo usage because that seems to be causing quite a bit of confusion. Neither of those are used from within a graphical program. They are only use...
by gold_finger
Thu Jul 13, 2017 10:01 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: USB install
Replies: 2
Views: 389

Re: USB install

Like JerryF said, you'll need a live USB/DVD to use to do the install and another USB to install on to (which needs to be at least 16GB in size). Here's a link to specific instructions for doing such an install: https://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=90&t=204395&p=1062565#p1062565 . NOTE: If y...
by gold_finger
Thu Jul 13, 2017 9:06 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Saving Terminal Output?
Replies: 7
Views: 423

Re: Saving Terminal Output?

Pepmint wrote:Btw: I could not find "Solved" via "Edit" - where is it?
It's not a pre-set option available to add, you need to type it into title of post yourself.

Hit "Edit" button on first post of this thread, then type <SOLVED> at beginning of the original title/subject line of post.
by gold_finger
Wed Jul 12, 2017 10:14 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Fresh install Mint KDE 18.2
Replies: 5
Views: 350

Re: Fresh install Mint KDE 18.2

Mint use to give the option to erase disc, install beside, and a few other options. Now, those options are gone. Im assuming the option i want is to Use the whole drive? Yes, if you want to wipe-out and replace Manjaro with Mint KDE, that is the option to pick for erasing what's currently on the dr...
by gold_finger
Wed Jul 12, 2017 10:06 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [SOLVED] Security provided by live boot on public wireless
Replies: 41
Views: 1534

Re: Security provided by live boot on public wireless

According to Lenovo support site , you should be able to get into main Bios Settings/Setup by tapping <F2> key, or get into the per-session Boot Menu by tapping <F12> during initial power-on of computer. 1. Make live USB of Mint using either MultiSystem (as described above), or UNetBootin (see furth...
by gold_finger
Tue Jul 11, 2017 10:09 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Windows is a B**** (dual-booting)
Replies: 12
Views: 745

Re: Windows is a B**** (dual-booting)

This is an interesting problem Yes it is -- don't think I've ever heard of this happening before. Very strange! @ blitz4, Don't really think this is result of any MS dirty tricks. If it were, many others would have reported similar issues. Suggest we start by trying to eliminate simplest possible e...
by gold_finger
Tue Jul 11, 2017 9:06 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Fresh install Mint KDE 18.2
Replies: 5
Views: 350

Re: Fresh install Mint KDE 18.2

I wanted to do a fresh install of Linux mint KDE 18.2 but, It does not give the option to erase disk and install. Was that feature discontinued in 18.2 Not that I'm aware of. Are you by any chance trying to install on a drive that is currently running Windows 10? If yes, you'll need to disable Wind...
by gold_finger
Mon Jul 03, 2017 10:21 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Fresh Install on /dev/sdb2 Question [SOLVED]
Replies: 20
Views: 885

Re: Fresh Install on /dev/sdb2 Question

@Sgthawker, Thank you very much for posting that info on using more than one ESP! That clears things up. @rgand, According to what Sgthawker just said, best thing to do would be to disconnect the Mint 18.1 drive, make partitions I described above on Mint 18.2 drive and install to them. Reboot comput...
by gold_finger
Mon Jul 03, 2017 3:33 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Fresh Install on /dev/sdb2 Question [SOLVED]
Replies: 20
Views: 885

Re: Fresh Install on /dev/sdb2 Question

But, won't I need the swap partition on sdb if I have to remove sda? These days swap is most important if you plan to use hibernation. Aside from that it will rarely be used (or "needed") if you've got plenty of RAM (4-8GB or more). i see the need for both drives to be in if installed this way. If ...
by gold_finger
Sun Jul 02, 2017 10:50 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Booting Mint with 32-Bit Versions of Windows
Replies: 8
Views: 423

Re: Booting Mint with 32-Bit Versions of Windows

Legacy mode because that is the mode any 32-bit version of Windows is installed in. You want to install in same mode for dual-booting to be easiest. Only 64-bit versions of Windows can use UEFI mode.
by gold_finger
Sun Jul 02, 2017 10:47 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Fresh Install on /dev/sdb2 Question [SOLVED]
Replies: 20
Views: 885

Re: Fresh Install on /dev/sdb2 Question

That's normal -- it's formatting root partition and the swap partitions it detects. I forgot that you already have a swap partition on /dev/sda, so you don't need a second one on /dev/sdb. You can delete the swap on sdb drive and installer will use already existing one on sda. When done, both versio...
by gold_finger
Sun Jul 02, 2017 4:03 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Fresh Install on /dev/sdb2 Question [SOLVED]
Replies: 20
Views: 885

Re: Fresh Install on /dev/sdb2 Question

My mint 18.1 was done in UEFI mode. There is an EFI partition formatted in FAT32 and 512MB in size. I'll get to trying as you suggest tomorrow. Should I format /dev/sdb1 to FAT32 first? No need to do that. Can keep as is (won't hurt anything). When installing 18.2, set root partition to /dev/sd b2 ...
by gold_finger
Sat Jul 01, 2017 10:58 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Fresh Install on /dev/sdb2 Question [SOLVED]
Replies: 20
Views: 885

Re: Fresh Install on /dev/sdb2 Question

I designated sdb1 as bios/grub and sdb2 as / for installation. I set both partitions to be formatted. I didn't designate any destination for /home so it would default onto sdb2. Twice the installer gave an error message that "GRUB installation failed" and "The 'grub-efi-amd64-signed' package failed...

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