Search found 1415 matches

by mike acker
Sun Sep 02, 2018 8:03 pm
Forum: Other Topics & Open Discussion
Topic: LMDE3 1st install today
Replies: 7
Views: 406

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: 406

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: 406

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: 406

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: 406

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: 163
Views: 5611

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: 238
Views: 28290

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: 627

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: 627

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: 883

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: 1736

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: 538

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: 841

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: 883

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...
by mike acker
Mon May 21, 2018 6:41 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: UEFI for cold newbies
Replies: 21
Views: 883

Re: UEFI for cold newbies

2d client reported having downloaded the .iso but was then unable to locate where the system stored the download. I asked him to look in /Downloads and if it's not found there to try the Windows search tool this probably doesn't matter: On my Win-8 VM when I right click on the .iso the option to "bu...
by mike acker
Mon May 21, 2018 6:32 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: UEFI for cold newbies
Replies: 21
Views: 883

Re: UEFI for cold newbies

one of the two cases has recovered I assume you have asked him to tell you whatever he can remember about what he did to recover it (?) If not, do it quick. alas the gentleman reported spending 6 hours over 3 days with MSFT on the phone. and that he now has to re-install his optional app programs -...
by mike acker
Mon May 21, 2018 6:07 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: UEFI for cold newbies
Replies: 21
Views: 883

Re: UEFI for cold newbies

one of the two cases has recovered but it wasn't pretty: I was able to FINALLY get windows loaded. It took almost 6 hours on the phone over 3 days, but I have my computer back. I have some of the software loaded back, still need to load a couple others. Thankfully I still have the old laptop which h...
by mike acker
Sun May 20, 2018 6:57 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: UEFI for cold newbies
Replies: 21
Views: 883

Re: UEFI for cold newbies

I think I had one of these cases a couple of months back. I took the drive out of the computer, connected it to an external usb adapter, plugged that into a Linux machine, and deleted the hiberfil.sys (under the root of the system drive - generally C:\hiberfil.sys). When Windows can't find the corr...
by mike acker
Sun May 20, 2018 1:45 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: UEFI for cold newbies
Replies: 21
Views: 883

Re: UEFI for cold newbies

thanks gentlemen I now have 2 clients with the same issue: bricked laptop and not happy with W-10 It's entirely possible they both have hybernating drives.... seems like I read someplace how to get around that you'd think W-10 would offer the user the opportinity to enter "Safe/recovery"-- the old s...
by mike acker
Sun May 20, 2018 11:36 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: UEFI for cold newbies
Replies: 21
Views: 883

Re: UEFI for cold newbies

Mike since our LinuxMint is mainly based on the Ubuntu System: - wouldn't the detection be mainly from the original Ubuntu System ? sure, our LinuxMint is based on a Modified version of the Ubuntu System, and thus will have some control on what is actually done by the LinuxMint installer . . but, o...

Go to advanced search