Search found 1241 matches

by Derek_S
Fri Oct 19, 2018 2:34 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: eBike users
Replies: 8
Views: 2750

Re: eBike users

This past spring, my older brother bought a RadRover electric bike from Rad Power Bikes. (https://www.radpowerbikes.com/products/radrover-electric-fat-bike?variant=5032654929951) I've gotten to ride it several times and I'm impressed by it. First of all, it's a big bike. It weighs 65 pounds, has big...
by Derek_S
Thu Oct 04, 2018 9:29 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: I'm Moving on.
Replies: 38
Views: 1530

Re: I'm Moving on.

I came back by popular demand. What's your excuse? Did I fall asleep and wake up in Las Vegas? LOL. Seriously, everyone is entitled to take a vacation or a sabbatical if needed. I'm back after taking about a year off, and I'm making it a point not to get involved with too many threads at the same t...
by Derek_S
Thu Oct 04, 2018 9:17 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: how to boot from 2nd hdd ( caddy harddisk )
Replies: 4
Views: 160

Re: how to boot from 2nd hdd ( caddy harddisk )

Hello @ Ultegro778 - I did a Google search looking for "hp bw014u" and came up with nothing. Zero. However, a search for "hp bw014ur" comes up with this: https://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=ro&u=https://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c05530487&prev=search Everything appears normal until y...
by Derek_S
Sun Sep 23, 2018 4:41 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Linux specifically for Music & Video Production
Replies: 6
Views: 180

Re: Linux specifically for Music & Video Production

Maybe you should consider trying Ubuntu Studio: https://ubuntustudio.org/ -OR- AV Linux: http://www.bandshed.net/avlinux/
by Derek_S
Sat Sep 08, 2018 2:55 pm
Forum: Non-technical Questions
Topic: Does anybody still use DVDs?
Replies: 42
Views: 1311

Re: Does anybody still use DVDs?

If it's for an OS that I know I'll be re-installing on a regular basis (i.e. Windows 7 or 10 :lol: ), then I'll take the time and burn the .iso image to a DVD. Other than that, just about everything I do (data backups, image backups, archives) involves using USB flash drives or my USB hard drive.
by Derek_S
Sat Sep 08, 2018 12:39 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Installing Mint on an SSD Advice Welcomed
Replies: 3
Views: 127

Re: Installing Mint on an SSD Advice Welcomed

Hello @ terry_g - If you want to keep it simple, I recommend putting / on the ssd and putting /home and /swap on the hdd. If you want to take it a step further and make it a bit more complicated, put /var and /tmp on the hdd along with /home and /swap. There are two reasons I recommend a separate pa...
by Derek_S
Mon Sep 03, 2018 1:27 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [Solved] Mint 19 on T400 - experiences?
Replies: 8
Views: 157

Re: Mint 19 on T400 - experiences?

Hello @ turboscrew - I'm running Linux Mint 19 64 bit with the Cinnamon desktop. Memory usage looks to be about 832MB running the desktop by itself, and 1.1 GB with Firefox running. If I remember correctly, that's about the same as LM18.
by Derek_S
Sun Sep 02, 2018 9:40 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [Solved] Mint 19 on T400 - experiences?
Replies: 8
Views: 157

Re: Mint 19 on T400 - experiences?

Hello @ turboscrew - I installed LM19 on my own T400 earlier this week and have had no problems whatsoever with my meager 4GB of installed memory. Purrs like a kitten. :mrgreen: Give me a chance. I'll check out memory usage and report back, I'm on a different machine right now.
by Derek_S
Sun Sep 02, 2018 9:25 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: URGENT help with corrupted boot of encrypted drive
Replies: 7
Views: 132

Re: URGENT help with corrupted boot of encrypted drive

Hello @ em_tx - I can tell with almost 100% certainty why your system doesn't boot. I'm looking at screenshot #5, and it appears that you have at least 7 kernels installed. Your boot partition is probably 100% full or close to it. If you ever get the system to boot again, you'll need to uninstall th...
by Derek_S
Sat Aug 25, 2018 6:48 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Manjaro overtakes Mint in Distrowatch page-hit rankings
Replies: 104
Views: 9867

Re: Manjaro overtakes Mint in Distrowatch page-hit rankings

"Hits per day" is a rather meaningless way of ranking the different Linux distros. It's only natural that someone visiting Distrowatch for the first time will click on the #1 spot on the list, following the rest of the herd. A far more meaningful way of measuring popularity would be based on the num...
by Derek_S
Mon Jul 16, 2018 4:29 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [SOLVED] Custom cryptsetup parameters using Ubiquity
Replies: 3
Views: 109

Re: Custom cryptsetup parameters

The answer is yes, provided you are willing to forego using the Mint installer and learn how to do a step-by-step manual installation. Here is a link I had to find using the Wayback Machine website: https://web.archive.org/web/20180527183820/http://thesimplecomputer.info/full-disk-encryption-with-ub...
by Derek_S
Tue May 01, 2018 1:32 pm
Forum: Releases & Announcements
Topic: Linux Mint 19 codenamed “Tara”
Replies: 232
Views: 47179

Re: Linux Mint 19 codenamed “Tara”

Just to put an end to the endless rumors, speculation, and hand wringing, 32 bit versions of LM19 Tara will be released: https://blog.linuxmint.com/?p=3555
by Derek_S
Fri Apr 06, 2018 2:14 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Anatomy of a File System
Replies: 7
Views: 592

Re: Anatomy of a File System

I think the OP wants a similarly organized and written resource. No Linux distro has anything like that. Microsoft employs over 10,000 people just to test all the obscure hardware configurations out there. The open source GNU/Linux community just can't compete with that. Get used to digging for inf...
by Derek_S
Wed Feb 28, 2018 6:54 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: When did you come to Linux?
Replies: 155
Views: 7706

Re: When did you come to Linux?

Back in the spring of 2013, I bought an HP Envy laptop that had Windows 8 pre-installed, and I hated Windows 8 right from the start. So I began to look for an alternative OS. For about 6 months I used openSUSE, and although I found it to be a stable and reliable OS, I never really warmed up to the K...
by Derek_S
Wed Feb 28, 2018 6:41 pm
Forum: Releases & Announcements
Topic: Linux Mint 19 codenamed “Tara”
Replies: 232
Views: 47179

Re: Linux Mint 19 codenamed “Tara”

Hello @ Clem - I have a question about LM 19 Tara. It appears that Ubuntu 18.04 LTS Desktop will only be available as 64 bit. Will Linux Mint 19 follow suit, or are you guys working on 32 bit versions as well? I've been curious about this, since I have an HP Mini laptop that's 32 bit.
by Derek_S
Tue Nov 28, 2017 4:00 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [SOLVED] Upgrade to 18.3 fail
Replies: 11
Views: 546

Re: Upgrade to 18.3 fail

Just a tip: I always make sure I'm using the default mirrors before I attempt an upgrade. There was one time in the past when I had an upgrade fail and I believe it was because I was using a local mirror that wasn't 100% up to date. From that point onward, I've always used the default mirrors and ne...
by Derek_S
Tue Nov 28, 2017 3:51 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: FireFox 57 getting slow
Replies: 24
Views: 2556

Re: FireFox 57 getting slow

Has anyone else noticed that the new FireFox 57 has a lag sometimes. I notice it when I'm typing an email or like typing here. I turned off No-Script because it was driving me crazy :lol: I was hoping it was the problem but I'm still seeing the lag off and on I have to agree that No Script causes m...
by Derek_S
Tue Aug 22, 2017 8:55 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Cannot install Windows 10
Replies: 8
Views: 406

Re: Cannot install Windows 10

Let's cover the easiest answer first. https://s5.postimg.org/srmlv9odz/image-100.png When you get to this screen, are you choosing the first option or the second? Because if you choose the first, you'll get an error message about a missing partition, namely the Windows C:\ system partition. The firs...
by Derek_S
Tue Aug 15, 2017 5:06 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Swap partition or not
Replies: 8
Views: 689

Re: Swap partition or not

All I can tell you is this: If the system ever calls for any pages of memory to be swapped to disk, and there's no swap partition available, the system will crash.
by Derek_S
Sun Aug 13, 2017 1:32 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Urgent - deleted a parition but may have lost whole disk!!
Replies: 4
Views: 228

Re: Urgent - deleted a parition but may have lost whole disk!!

Hello @ ginahoy - In the past I've had very good luck using Testdisk to recover deleted disk partitions. Testdisk main page: http://www.cgsecurity.org/wiki/TestDisk Download Testdisk executables: http://www.cgsecurity.org/wiki/TestDisk_Download Live rescue CD's containing Testdisk: http://www.cgsecu...

Go to advanced search