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by pfeiffep
Fri Jul 19, 2013 7:14 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Replace DVD with HDD
Replies: 7
Views: 2081

Re: Replace DVD with HDD

I go weeks on end without using my DVD drive, but then suddenly I find myself using it.
Possibly consider using an external USB drive as an second boot drive. Of course this assumes that your computer will boot from USB
Good luck,
Pete
by pfeiffep
Fri Jun 14, 2013 7:07 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Linux VS Windows
Replies: 9
Views: 3051

Re: Linux VS Windows

1) Linux isn't yet ready for the average user. Many do not know how to install,partition,etc.. And is pretty much a clueless process for them. And many don't wish to have to learn beyond what button do I click on. And are at a total loss about how to recover from it. Windows at least has the easy r...
by pfeiffep
Fri Jun 14, 2013 12:44 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Linux VS Windows
Replies: 9
Views: 3051

Re: Linux VS Windows

I will stick to the link in my signature: [url=http://bit.ly/19zIxEY]Linux is not Windows.[/url] And I submit that Windows is not Linux. Both OSes have their place - I have no inclination of simply blowing away a product that I already own - when it comes time for a massive hardware upgrade I'm pre...
by pfeiffep
Thu Jun 13, 2013 4:50 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: No text in Terminal
Replies: 4
Views: 511

Re: No text in Terminal

XE1UFO wrote:Thanks, friend Kurotsugi! How do I do that?
See my post >>> [url]http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=90&t=136363[/url]
by pfeiffep
Sun Jun 09, 2013 12:12 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: The best desktop for Linux Mint 15
Replies: 1
Views: 333

Re: The best desktop for Linux Mint 15

This might help >>>
[url]http://www.linuxmint.com/store_computers.php[/url]
[url]http://www.zdnet.com/search?q=linux+mint+15[/url]
by pfeiffep
Sat Jun 08, 2013 11:20 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Terminal problem
Replies: 3
Views: 659

Re: Terminal problem

Try changing the profile colour settings to, for example, green on black. Thanks - here's what fixed the 'problem' - actually my operator headspace :wink: In Terminal, click... Edit Profiles (select default) Edit Colors Uncheck "Use colors from system theme" Choose different background and text col...
by pfeiffep
Sat Jun 08, 2013 7:17 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Terminal problem
Replies: 3
Views: 659

Terminal problem

I just did a fresh install - Linux Mint 15 replacing 14 on my HP Tower. The procedure used: 0 - download and burn live dvd 1 - apt-get {update, upgrade, dist-upgrade} 2 - mint backup {software only} I triple boot and save my documents to an esata drive 3 - boot live dvd and install 4 - reboot to Ubu...
by pfeiffep
Mon May 27, 2013 11:46 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Desktop Icons?
Replies: 2
Views: 255

Re: Desktop Icons?

Not embarassing at all - your brain is always working out solutions to problems - in this case provided a solution almost immediately :D
by pfeiffep
Mon May 27, 2013 10:05 am
Forum: LMDE Archive
Topic: LMDE as main OS
Replies: 9
Views: 3641

Re: LMDE as main OS

Will it be safe to assume that LMDE is a good OS to use as my main working OS? My wife has started to use it now and we both like it, and it seems stable and works well with our printer/scanner. Would I be better to keep at least a dual boot with a different OS just for safety's sake or can I rely ...
by pfeiffep
Sun May 26, 2013 10:46 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Google Chrome
Replies: 4
Views: 639

Re: Google Chrome

I just installed Google Chrome using Google's Debian/Ubuntu DEB, and it didn't run at first. I found out the problem is that chrome-sandbox needs suid, but my /opt is on a nosuid partition, and I won't change that. I came up with a crude work-around which seems to work, but I'm wondering whether I'...
by pfeiffep
Fri May 24, 2013 8:49 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Completely fresh install
Replies: 7
Views: 894

Re: Completely fresh install

And I wish to completely erase my hard drives and start again with a fresh install minus the windows side of it. just reinstall, during the reinstall have mint use the whole disk...or use manual partitioning and configure your drive/partitions the way you prefer +1 Pretty straight forward - use man...
by pfeiffep
Mon May 20, 2013 6:57 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Burn ISO to DVD
Replies: 16
Views: 42370

Re: Burn ISO to DVD

Thanks, but I have absolutely no idea what K3b is! I'm relatively new to the Linux world wrt personal computing. I'm already testing: :wink: Ubuntu 13.04 & 13.10 on both 32 & 64 bit platforms Linux Mint 14 on both 32 & 64 bit platforms And I'm planning on Linux Mint 15 early next month. There are as...
by pfeiffep
Mon May 20, 2013 6:15 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Burn ISO to DVD
Replies: 16
Views: 42370

Re: Burn ISO to DVD

Thanks again Dis93; I haven't tried it as yet ... I had completed the task using Ubuntu and haven't had the need to burn another live dvd as yet. I'll be sure to try it when I upgrade to LM 15 later this month
by pfeiffep
Sun May 19, 2013 7:15 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Burn ISO to DVD
Replies: 16
Views: 42370

Re: Burn ISO to DVD

@Dis93 Thank you for your reply, I'll certainly try that.

:?: I'm curious why the 'simple right click option to write to disk' is available in Ubuntu and not in LM 14?
by pfeiffep
Sat May 18, 2013 6:24 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Burn ISO to DVD
Replies: 16
Views: 42370

Re: Burn ISO to DVD

bump
by pfeiffep
Thu May 16, 2013 9:27 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Upgrade to Mint 15?
Replies: 5
Views: 806

Re: Upgrade to Mint 15?

Thanks AlbertP & jessica

I noticed that a Release Candidate is officially announced today, I'm not in any hurry ... what is the usual time for the 'final release'?
by pfeiffep
Thu May 16, 2013 7:16 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Burn ISO to DVD
Replies: 16
Views: 42370

Burn ISO to DVD

Last night I was using my HP Mint installation to backup and resize an external USB drive. My intention for resizing was to download, brun ISO to dvd, and install Ubuntu Saucy. I was successful to the point of burning the ISO. In the past (using Ubuntu) a simple right click on the ISO provided write...
by pfeiffep
Wed May 15, 2013 2:36 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Upgrade to Mint 15?
Replies: 5
Views: 806

Upgrade to Mint 15?

This post possibly doesn't belong in the Newbie's section, but I couldn't figure out exactly where to post. Apologies in advance if I'm causing a Mod to do extra work! I've been using Ubuntu 12.10 >13.04 and Linux Mint 14 for a couple of months and like both! I believe that 13.04 is a bit faster tha...
by pfeiffep
Mon May 13, 2013 10:47 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: USB Flash Drive with Random Data
Replies: 11
Views: 881

Re: USB Flash Drive with Random Data

Thanks for all the replies. I did get GParted installed but couldn't get it to do anything. Nor did various command line tries that I read about while browsing work. To summarise and try to be helpful to anyone who reads this thread. After I filled a USB flash drive with random data using the comma...
by pfeiffep
Mon May 13, 2013 10:37 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: i386 build
Replies: 6
Views: 422

Re: i386 build

@ duncan222: The performance difference is not that exciting. Most users who install 32-bit Mint on a 64-bit system, won't feel much difference. I simply use 64-bit Linux because I can, not because I need to. Using email, web, and office application there's probably not much discernable difference,...

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