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by mbohets
Sun Jun 14, 2015 4:11 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [SOLVED] How partition Mint 17.1 KDE for NAS data transfer?
Replies: 14
Views: 958

Re: [UNRESOLVED] How partition Mint 17.1 KDE for data trans

When I install a new distro, I first copy the entire content of my home directory to my nas, Then install the new distro. After that, I run a little postinstall script that installs all software I like and that is not installed by default ( for example brother printer driver, wireshark, frostwire, ....
by mbohets
Sat Apr 04, 2015 5:55 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Linux Mint 17.1 x64 battery drain (SOLVED)
Replies: 10
Views: 4155

Re: Linux Mint 17.1 x64 battery drain

Same thing here.
When changing from mint to Kubuntu the problem remains, linux drains a lot more power from my machine than windows.
As a result, the system gets hotter also, which may affect the lifetime of my PC.

Any ideas why this is ?
I would like tux to be a little greener :mrgreen:
by mbohets
Fri Apr 03, 2015 7:20 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [Solved]Not able to decrease Root installation size-GParted
Replies: 9
Views: 572

Re: Not able to decrease Root installation size using GParte

Don't forget to backup files you certainly do not want to loose before changing the partition !!

If things go wrong, linux can be easily reinstalled, but your personal files will be gone forever if you don't have a backup.
by mbohets
Sun Mar 08, 2015 5:04 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Wine, why an external software?
Replies: 34
Views: 3133

Re: Wine, why an external software?

What might a good reason not to have it pre-installed on all os of Linux
Because it is an open invitation for windows malware.
by mbohets
Sun Mar 08, 2015 3:58 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: bitlocker - dual boot
Replies: 2
Views: 706

Re: bitlocker - dual boot

Thx, I'll give it a try as soon as I get the bitlocker access code you need to unlock the PC when you forget the digit code needed when starting the PC.
Up to now I did not dare to boot from USB as I was affraid it would corrupt the bitlocker checksum.
by mbohets
Sat Mar 07, 2015 7:48 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: bitlocker - dual boot
Replies: 2
Views: 706

bitlocker - dual boot

Hi, my work PC windows partition has recently been protected by bitlocker. This removed grub and installed a Microsoft bootloader, so I cannot boot into my linux partition anymore, I removed the linux partition. Is there a way to install Linux again on the remaining partition without changing the bi...
by mbohets
Thu Jan 15, 2015 7:17 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Is Linux Secure or Vulnerable?
Replies: 48
Views: 8656

Re: Is Linux Secure or Vulnerable?

By the way, should you ever get a call from any call center/scammer guys, and he asks what OS you use, tell him you use Gentoo Linux or some other hardcore *nix and record the reaction. :lol:
Or even better, Linux from scratch
by mbohets
Thu Jan 01, 2015 2:09 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Replace Ubuntu 14 with Mint 17 [SOLVED]
Replies: 20
Views: 2313

Re: Replace Ubuntu 14 with Mint 17

It depends what you would like to do 1. Install Linux Mint 16 alongside Ubuntu 14.04. This keeps Ubuntu and also installs mint, so you will end up with a dual boot system, and when you boot your pc you will get a menu allowing you to choose what linux system to use 2. Erase Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and rein...
by mbohets
Wed Oct 01, 2014 5:57 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Mint 14 and I don't want to upgrade: will I be punished?
Replies: 8
Views: 720

Re: Mint 14 and I don't want to upgrade: will I be punished?

You definitely risk a slap on the back of your head by the linux mint gods :lol:

Seriously, I don't think there is a big risk by not upgrading.
If he was running a server, I would say it needs to be up to date all the time, but for everyday use the risk will be very limited I think.
by mbohets
Sat Sep 06, 2014 9:41 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Unable to mount MP3 player - Mint 17 [SOLVED]
Replies: 6
Views: 2445

Re: Unable to mount MP3 player - Mint 17

Can you mount it on another PC ?
Perhaps you need to change a setting on the mp3 player to put it in mpt mode
or perhaps it is defective, or the usb port is defective
by mbohets
Sat Sep 06, 2014 9:38 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Files automatilly deleted from USB Stick
Replies: 10
Views: 829

Re: Files automatilly deleted from USB Stick

If you want to do a clean install, do the following: - Backup the data you want to keep on an external drive or on another pc or cloud storage - Download a new iso file (perhaps something went wrong during your previous download) - burn it to a dvd or put it on an usb stick - boot from this and do a...
by mbohets
Mon Aug 25, 2014 4:54 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: MATE MENU Installed To KDE??
Replies: 3
Views: 568

Re: MATE MENU Installed To KDE??

I use the lancelot menu instead of the standard kde launcher.
It looks better and is more user friendly
by mbohets
Mon Aug 25, 2014 4:35 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Data Recovery from /home partition
Replies: 4
Views: 418

Re: Data Recovery from /home partition

Do a google search for ext4 undelete I never had to do an undelete so I don't have experience with these things, but it looks to me there are plenty of possibilities, as long as the deleted files are not overwritten by other files The first link I saw was a tool called extundelete, it is in the repo...
by mbohets
Sun Aug 17, 2014 6:40 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: If you want to leave Linux
Replies: 12
Views: 1421

Re: If you want to leave Linux

You try to leave it but ..... you come back ... it's pretty addictive.

Watchout, soon the government will outlaw it because people might become addicted :lol:
by mbohets
Sat Aug 16, 2014 2:03 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Very new and challenged user
Replies: 38
Views: 1608

Re: Very new and challenged user

It seems to me that you need a tablet rather than a PC (no boot time, everything ready to use when you switch it on) If you can live with a boot time of about 15 seconds, consider putting an SSD disk in your PC. I put one in an old desktop PC, and it gave it a real speed boost (not for heavy video e...
by mbohets
Sat Aug 02, 2014 9:25 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: *SOLVED* Replacing Windows 8.1 with Linux Mint 17 Cinnamon
Replies: 52
Views: 6808

Re: Replacing Windows 8.1 with Linux Mint 17 Cinnamon

Which "USB" should i move up in order to boot from an USB Stick? Just try which one works, it will be quicker than asking here. On top of changing to legacy mode in bios, I needed to wipe all partition info with gparted before the install could be done. The reason for this is that UEFI disks are pa...
by mbohets
Sat Jul 26, 2014 8:36 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [SOLVED] No bootloader installed? (UEFI + GPT custom part
Replies: 6
Views: 3409

Re: No bootloader installed? (UEFI + GPT custom partitionin

As I said before, you don't seem to use windows, so save yourself a lot of trouble and wipe the GPT partition layout with gparted and install a normal well known partition sheme. I did this to on my daughters new laptop. she hated the pre installed W8, So in Bios I switched off secure boot and uefi,...
by mbohets
Thu Jul 24, 2014 8:52 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Create a linux web server
Replies: 27
Views: 3165

Re: Create a linux web server

When I go to the link you posted, the instructions are sudo apt-get install mariadb-server and not sudo apt-get install mariadb-serverSee sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install mariadb-server See Installing MariaDB .deb Files for more information and for instructions on installing MariaDB Galera C...
by mbohets
Thu Jul 24, 2014 8:24 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [SOLVED] No bootloader installed? (UEFI + GPT custom part
Replies: 6
Views: 3409

Re: No bootloader installed? (UEFI + GPT custom partitionin

Why do you need GPT/uefi when you don't use windows 8 ?

Just partition your disk with gparted in the 'old' way, and disable uefi in the bios of the pc, it will make your life a lot easier.
by mbohets
Thu Jul 24, 2014 8:01 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Installing from LiveUSB
Replies: 9
Views: 783

Re: Installing from LiveUSB

When you boot from the live usb, just before you get to the part where it shows try or install mint, you can push an F key, for example F1. You will then see a menu. One of the menu items is for checking of the live image is ok. Did you check that ? perhaps something went wrong while downloading. An...

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