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by JonnJonzz
Thu Jun 04, 2020 5:00 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Virtualbox question
Replies: 3
Views: 123

Virtualbox question

I'm running LM 19.3 64-bit on an old Dell Optiplex 780. Assuming virtualization is enabled in BIOS, is the version of Virtualbox that ships with LM suitable for installing 64-bit Windows 7 or 10?
by JonnJonzz
Thu Jun 04, 2020 3:32 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How to install Wine on Mint 19 / 19.1 / 19.2 / 19.3
Replies: 17
Views: 7911

Re: How to install Wine on Mint 19 / 19.1 / 19.2 / 19.3

*sigh* Ok, so I take from this thread that I should not have done what seemed natural, i.e. install Wine from the handy-dandy Application Installer, and now I have to fart around and undo it and do the arcane terminal incantations to fix it. Why does LM even ship with something that is "not ready fo...
by JonnJonzz
Sat May 17, 2014 8:37 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Partitioning and installing
Replies: 4
Views: 723

Re: Partitioning and installing

Thanks for the help. I'm going to have to read through the replies a couple of times, but for now, I just wanted to briefly explain why I tried setting it up the way I did. The system is about 10 years old, but I upgraded it along the way, so it has 4 GB RAM and a 1 TB HD. I don't accumulate a lot o...
by JonnJonzz
Sat May 17, 2014 10:15 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Partitioning and installing
Replies: 4
Views: 723

Partitioning and installing

I have an old Dell Dimension desktop. Since XP has been abandoned, I want to install Linux -- either Linux Mint or Zorin. I used Partition Wizard to set up several partitions (sizes are approximate): -- A 1 GB Primary partition formatted ext-4 -- A 50 GB Logical partition formatted ext-4 -- A 500 GB...
by JonnJonzz
Mon Sep 16, 2013 7:11 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: "Maximizing" WINE windows
Replies: 3
Views: 1681

Re: "Maximizing" WINE windows

Hello, JonnJonzz. Launch winecfg either from the Wine menu or from the commandline and visit the graphics tab. These are my settings, and I can resize the Windows applications in the same way as Linux applications, minimize, window mode, maximize (i.e. fullscreen). winecfg.png HTH, Karl Oooo-kay, t...
by JonnJonzz
Sun Sep 15, 2013 6:01 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Noob question on partitioning.
Replies: 4
Views: 616

Re: Noob question on partitioning.

You can always partition a spare bit for mint and then keep XP for now, maybe formatting to use the space in the future when suitably happy with mint? That's pretty much what I've just done, left XP as is and freed up 50g of space, 20g for '/' root, 3g for swap and the rest for 'home', all other pa...
by JonnJonzz
Sun Sep 15, 2013 4:26 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Searching for files via file manager
Replies: 3
Views: 1892

Re: Searching for files via file manager

uzername wrote:Nemo should find them fine. Just put the extension of whatever you're searching for in the search box (.dll, .iso, .doc, etc.). Nemo is very literal, however, so don't add any wildcards (*.dll etc.)
Aha, that should help. Thanks.
by JonnJonzz
Sun Sep 15, 2013 10:57 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: "Maximizing" WINE windows
Replies: 3
Views: 1681

"Maximizing" WINE windows

Is there a way to "maximize" Windows programs running in WINE to full screen or something close, rather than having them "float" as windows only about 80% of "full" size?
by JonnJonzz
Sun Sep 15, 2013 10:49 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Noob question on partitioning.
Replies: 4
Views: 616

Noob question on partitioning.

I have a 2006 Dell desktop, upgraded so it has 4 GB RAM and two hard disks -- 1 TB and 60 GB. Since MS will stop supporting XP next April, I'm inclined to convert it to a Linux system, rather than just let it rot. Any suggestions on partitioning the drives? My main concern is that I not "lose" stuff...
by JonnJonzz
Sun Sep 15, 2013 10:38 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Searching for files via file manager
Replies: 3
Views: 1892

Searching for files via file manager

Is there a way to use the graphical file manager in Linux Mint "Cinnamon" to find all files of a certain type? For instance, if I want to find all the .dll files or all the .iso files on my hard disk, is there an easy way? "Search" doesn't seem to do it, or at least it does not work the way I'm fami...
by JonnJonzz
Mon Aug 19, 2013 8:27 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Running Windows programs in Linux Mint
Replies: 5
Views: 955

Re: Running Windows programs in Linux Mint

Thanks, Karl. I appreciate your not being an OS zealot. I guess I was expecting Linux to do what OS/2 Warp *tried* to do back in the '90s, and kind of almost-automatically set up and run Windows programs. The main reason I have Linux installed is that it gives me an easy way to get online with Firef...
by JonnJonzz
Mon Aug 19, 2013 3:34 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Running Windows programs in Linux Mint
Replies: 5
Views: 955

Running Windows programs in Linux Mint

I have Linux Mint 15 64-bit on a dual-boot system with Windows 7 64-bit. I set it up several months ago, and honestly don't even remember whether the desktop is "Mate" or "Cinnamon." Frankly, I prefer the "Windows way" of doing most things, but I'm trying to learn to like Linux. But if I can't run m...
by JonnJonzz
Thu May 02, 2013 4:07 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Boot order on dual-boot systems.
Replies: 5
Views: 2125

Boot order on dual-boot systems.

I have Linux Mint 14 "Mate" installed to dual-boot with Windows 7 (each one 64-bit, FWIW). Since I'm new, I accepted the defaults suggested by the installer. How do I change the "default" OS in the boot menu? For now, at least, I'd still like Win7 to be my default OS, but the installer set Linux Min...

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