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by mike acker
Sun Jun 23, 2019 10:22 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: UEFI "Other OS" option
Replies: 8
Views: 511

Re: UEFI "Other OS" option

If you installed in UEFI mode then the system boots in UEFI mode, no matter your partition table. Your UEFI doesn't care whether your partition table is MBR or GPT, it can boot from either. It's only Windows that refuse to install to an MBR disk in UEFI mode by default (it can be made to though). I...
by mike acker
Fri Jun 21, 2019 8:11 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: UEFI "Other OS" option
Replies: 8
Views: 511

Re: UEFI "Other OS" option

UEFI requires a GPT partition table for working, so are the bootable drive GPT ? sudo parted -l a few quick thoughts ( have I got this stuff right ?? ) when the MBR partition table is used the Master Boot Record is the first sector on the disk ( ? ) and contains some of the boot text -- followed by...
by mike acker
Tue Jun 18, 2019 9:29 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: UEFI "Other OS" option
Replies: 8
Views: 511

Re: UEFI "Other OS" option

AndyMH wrote:
Tue Jun 18, 2019 9:23 am
<snip> (and if I did, I'd still back it up)<snip>
thanks for the tip. I'd be much more inclined to use gparted and copy the partition to a new GPT disc though -- that leaves the original as the backup :D
by mike acker
Tue Jun 18, 2019 7:48 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: UEFI "Other OS" option
Replies: 8
Views: 511

Re: UEFI "Other OS" option

UEFI requires a GPT partition table for working, so are the bootable drive GPT ? sudo parted -l No: the partition table is still MSDOS(MBR). This project was an attempt to see if I could update the old LMDE2 system to LMDE3. Model: ATA WDC WD1002FAEX-0 (scsi) Disk /dev/sda: 1000GB Sector size (logi...
by mike acker
Mon Jun 17, 2019 8:24 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: UEFI "Other OS" option
Replies: 8
Views: 511

UEFI "Other OS" option

Today I ran the LMDE3 installer on a LMDE/2 system disk. The system is using an ASUS A88X-Pro MoBo which has extensive UEFI options. The LMDE/3 install seems to insist on UEFI mode. So, I went ahead and deleted my extended partition (which had noting in it ) and created the 100Mb FAT32 partition. Th...
by mike acker
Fri Mar 01, 2019 9:16 am
Forum: Other Topics & Open Discussion
Topic: Dropbox's New Rules
Replies: 14
Views: 1280

Re: Dropbox's New Rules

this is an interesting discussion I found a good discussion here: What Dropbox dropping Linux support says (TechRepublic) at some time or other most of us will encounter the need to transfer a sensitive file to another party. And that will require authentication, integrity, and security. today, in t...
by mike acker
Sun Sep 02, 2018 8:03 pm
Forum: Other Topics & Open Discussion
Topic: LMDE3 1st install today
Replies: 7
Views: 768

Re: LMDE3 1st install today

Amendment to above: Interesting, ... when the machine boots up -- with LMDE/3 in SDA and LMDE/2 in SDB -- GRUB now doesn't detect the LMDE/2 system: in order to boot the LMDE/2 system from SDB I have to fish the BIOS menu and select SDB from the boot menu they have there. I suspect this is because t...
by mike acker
Sun Sep 02, 2018 2:47 pm
Forum: Other Topics & Open Discussion
Topic: LMDE3 1st install today
Replies: 7
Views: 768

a minor glitch

today i did a cold install on a virgin disk on a machine that has a UEFI capable MoBo my usual partitioning was refused; the installer demanded a uefi partition in FAT32 format and i had to set some kind of boot flag I did all that and got past the installer. However: on the first boot-up the system...
by mike acker
Sun Sep 02, 2018 9:33 am
Forum: Other Topics & Open Discussion
Topic: LMDE3 1st install today
Replies: 7
Views: 768

an Interesting Question on Upgrade Install

A while back I had an LMDE/2 go into a re-boot loop. It would come up to the logon screen, and shortly after that it would re-boot again from the beginning. To fix it I just re-installed the LMDE/2 system The system was configure in 3 partitions IAW current recomendations: root, home, and swap. I wa...
by mike acker
Sat Sep 01, 2018 7:14 am
Forum: Other Topics & Open Discussion
Topic: LMDE3 1st install today
Replies: 7
Views: 768

Re: LMDE3 1st install today -- Notes (1)

Some concern about application software after loading LMDE/3 I began work on my list of application software. These are selected applications for which I wish to place the launcher in the tray, or panel. Some of the application programs are more release-level sensitive than others. Libreoffice was f...
by mike acker
Fri Aug 31, 2018 8:04 pm
Forum: Other Topics & Open Discussion
Topic: LMDE3 1st install today
Replies: 7
Views: 768

LMDE3 1st install today

I ran through my 1st install of LMDE/3 today It looks to me like the MINT Team has done a lot of very beautiful work !! The only part I had much trouble with was the disk partitioning. As soon as I started by simply deleting the existing partitions and committing each change, 1 at a time as I got th...
by mike acker
Tue Jul 10, 2018 10:54 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Who no longer trusts or uses Facebook?
Replies: 162
Views: 9108

Re: Who no longer trusts or uses Facebook?

Freedom from Facebook

of course you could just delete your account
by mike acker
Thu Jul 05, 2018 7:54 pm
Forum: Other Topics & Open Discussion
Topic: So how far off is LMDE 3?
Replies: 237
Views: 38177

Re: The Future

Straight Debian + needed non-free stuff I've been running straight Debian now for the last year or so. the only thing I really notice is -- some of the KDE related programs don't work as well -- e.g. Kate, Gwenview. as a result -- I'm using slightly different programs more recently -- Shotwell rath...
by mike acker
Sat Jun 30, 2018 7:55 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: MBM2 Mint Box Mini
Replies: 16
Views: 980

Re: MBM2 Mint Box Mini

I think this critter could be a top-shelf alternative to the "Chromebook" many people are rather unhappy with MSFT /Windows-10 and I think some of these have looked a Chromebook, or may be thinking about it. These customers are interested is using a computer -- not working on it: they want an "appli...
by mike acker
Thu Jun 28, 2018 8:25 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: MBM2 Mint Box Mini
Replies: 16
Views: 980

MBM2 Mint Box Mini

On our June News, I found this intriguing link MINT BOX MINI what a great concept -- particularly -- if one can just unbox it, plug it in, and log on. there are lots of good people who want to use computers but absolutely do not want to fuss with them. The "Chromebook" seems to approach this concept...
by mike acker
Mon Jun 11, 2018 7:04 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: UEFI for cold newbies
Replies: 21
Views: 1440

Re: UEFI for cold newbies

one thing that would help: do we know of a nice laptop -- a Dell 14" perhaps -- that converts readilly to MINT/Cinamon ?
by mike acker
Sun Jun 10, 2018 10:32 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: The "fox" is buying the hen house??? Microsoft purchases Github
Replies: 52
Views: 2487

Re: The "fox" is buying the hen house??? Microsoft purchases Github

one might ponder over the business case for this...... MSFT wants to move its software products into the Cloud --- and Canonical is a major player in the Cloud business. The question then,.... is who is taking over who here ? IMHO the old MSFT APIs -- are not viable. By moving their products into th...
by mike acker
Fri May 25, 2018 5:48 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Very simple file encryption
Replies: 15
Views: 937

Re: Very simple file encryption

just use PKZIP

this has only a symmetric key so ya have to agree on a key over the phone or some such alternate channel
by mike acker
Thu May 24, 2018 11:47 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Open Source CPU has arrived - RISC-V
Replies: 12
Views: 1331

Re: Open Source CPU has arrived - RISC-V

but we could be on the right track here in its current state modern digital electronics are generally insecure and not suitable for business purposes. we know they are being used for business purposes. and we also know there is a huge cost for loss due to theft of data as well as ineffective efforts...
by mike acker
Tue May 22, 2018 7:04 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: UEFI for cold newbies
Replies: 21
Views: 1440

Re: UEFI for cold newbies

Hate to hear all this mess - it should be a relatively easy fix - if you could get your hand on the machine(s). And, you could probably preserve EVERYTHING instead of losing everything from an OS re-install. And Best Buy / Geek Squad ? Not in my lifetime !! Oh well, some days you eat the bear; some...

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