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by athi
Sun Aug 18, 2019 12:08 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Dual booting W10 and Mint
Replies: 5
Views: 39

Re: Dual booting W10 and Mint

With shared NTFS data partition, need to make sure that Win10 Fast Startup is disabled (should have been before Mint installation anyway). Otherwise it could cause file corruption.
by athi
Sun Aug 18, 2019 12:02 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: clarification, swapfile swappartition HDD and SSD on installation
Replies: 8
Views: 123

Re: clarification, swapfile swappartition HDD and SSD on installation

I'm asking this on Newbies, because I think the answer will be applicable to some of them. I have a think pad and desktop with 19.1 and 19.2 mint mate. The thinkpad has only one SSD and has a swapfile of 2Gb on it. The desktop has a 1Tb HDD with lots of old installs on it, with a 7.5Gb swap partiti...
by athi
Sun Aug 18, 2019 9:36 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Slow copying to USB stick?
Replies: 10
Views: 195

Re: Slow copying to USB stick?

Not sure why it doesn't copy in a fluid movement though :?
The progress indicator only move when file transfer is completed. With larger files, especially on USB2, it will jump by large % due to file size as % of total transfer.
by athi
Sun Aug 18, 2019 9:23 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Laptop under $700 for Linux Mint in 2019?
Replies: 6
Views: 163

Re: Laptop under $700 for Linux Mint in 2019?

Too bad this is not aluminum but Linux stability is the most important here.
Another vote for "previously owned" business grade laptops, less chance of software/driver issues than the newer or consumer grade laptops. Many of them were also made with aluminium or magnesium shell.
by athi
Sun Aug 18, 2019 9:17 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Bootloader Problems On New SSD HD With ONLY LM19
Replies: 31
Views: 415

Re: Bootloader Problems On New SSD HD With ONLY LM19

I don't understand why even if Linux has the recognized digital signature, this is not accepted by Dell UEFI systems .... I write an email to them ... This is a known issue since MS released UEFI and the fault is not entirely with Dell. Secure boot keys are maintained an issued by MS and only the m...
by athi
Sun Aug 18, 2019 9:04 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Fastest single thread processor in a notebook
Replies: 3
Views: 60

Re: Fastest single thread processor in a notebook

The most time consuming applications in Linux Mint are all single thread. My SSD is fast enough to feed several threads. For my next notebook, I am looking for the maximum single thread speed processor. The i7 8565U looks like the best bet with a "turbo" speed of 4.6 GHz and a single thread rating ...
by athi
Sun Aug 18, 2019 8:38 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Setting up for move to Linux
Replies: 7
Views: 110

Re: Setting up for move to Linux

AndyMH, nice detailed tutorial on Win7 dual boot.

busdriver12, sounds like you are doing all the relevant research which should yield a smooth Mint installation. Your hardware is also in the good zone for Linux support (with no pesky wifi) and should be good for quite a few years of usage with Mint.
by athi
Sun Aug 18, 2019 8:25 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Ejecting usb stick takes a long time
Replies: 13
Views: 243

Re: Ejecting usb stick takes a long time

Sorry for the delay. Thanks for all the comments. I think I have the information I need. Terminal and code is not really something I work with because I am an end-user. The usb stick is actually a Samsung EVO SD XC card in an Transcend USB 3.0 adapter. If there's some delay that's ok for now. My co...
by athi
Sat Aug 17, 2019 10:40 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Bootloader Problems On New SSD HD With ONLY LM19
Replies: 31
Views: 415

Re: Bootloader Problems On New SSD HD With ONLY LM19

Codesound, here are links to Pjotr excellent tutorial for dual booting Win10 and Mint, in case you do not have them:
https://easylinuxtipsproject.blogspot.c ... ws-10.html
https://easylinuxtipsproject.blogspot.c ... -mint.html
by athi
Sat Aug 17, 2019 9:37 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Boot Linux Mint from Windows Boot Loader-BCDEDIT entries?
Replies: 6
Views: 104

Re: Boot Linux Mint from Windows Boot Loader-BCDEDIT entries?

I might add that I installed Linux Mint 18.x back in the summer of 2018 on a win 10 pc, and It created a uefi boot entry in my uefi bios...... such that I had to boot into my bios to access the boot entry.....I'm not looking for a repeat of that. You just have to move the Mint (Ubuntu) boot loader ...
by athi
Sat Aug 17, 2019 8:13 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Boot Linux Mint from Windows Boot Loader-BCDEDIT entries?
Replies: 6
Views: 104

Re: Boot Linux Mint from Windows Boot Loader-BCDEDIT entries?

I currently have a fully functional Linux Mint 19.2 installed to a VM in vmware workstation pro 15 on my win10pro 1903 18362.295 PC. It's been installed since Nov 2018 and upgraded from 190.0 to 19.1 and now 19.2 . Run's Great! No Complaints. What I now wanting to do is install Linux Mint 19.2 to a...
by athi
Sat Aug 17, 2019 7:10 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: USB WiFi Driver won't install
Replies: 11
Views: 146

Re: USB WiFi Driver won't install

https://smile.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B07QR5GD7G/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 I got a similar Epu-Link dongle a few years ago, instructions in the box did not work and found the instructions to install driver on this forum from JeremyB and it might work for you also. These are m...
by athi
Sat Aug 17, 2019 6:55 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Running Mint from USB pendrive, losing settings on reboot
Replies: 7
Views: 134

Re: Running Mint from USB pendrive, losing settings on reboot

OK all, thanks for the information. It appears that I will have to do a full install sooner than I expected. I found an "Install Linux Mint" item on the main menu. a little while ago so I started it up and it seemed to take me into a full install I terminated when it got to the partition step. Not ...
by athi
Sat Aug 17, 2019 6:46 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: 8GB of ram, would more be worth it?
Replies: 7
Views: 143

Re: 8GB of ram, would more be worth it?

For most normal usage, 8GB of ram is plenty for Mint. If you are running VM, edit video or other ram intensive applications then more would help. As far as mismatching ram goes, my experience is as long as the slower ram stick is in ram slot0 you should be fine (ram timing is set by ram in slot0). W...
by athi
Sat Aug 17, 2019 6:27 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Bootloader Problems On New SSD HD With ONLY LM19
Replies: 31
Views: 415

Re: Bootloader Problems On New SSD HD With ONLY LM19

Found this on your issue, apparently Precision 3630 only have UEFI (no bootable legacy BIOS option). https://www.dell.com/support/article/us/en/04/sln301692/no-boot-device-found-when-you-change-the-boot-sequence-to-legacy-mode?lang=en Please reinstall in UEFI mode with secure boot off and SATA in AH...
by athi
Sat Aug 17, 2019 1:35 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Bootloader Problems On New SSD HD With ONLY LM19
Replies: 31
Views: 415

Re: Bootloader Problems On New SSD HD With ONLY LM19

Please run below commands to output partitions detail and location of GRUB in Terminal (click SELECT ALL to select all text for copying) and copy from Terminal and post output: sudo parted -l sudo fdisk -l 2>/dev/null | egrep "Disk /|/dev/" | sed "s#^/dev/#Part /dev/#" | awk '{print $2}' | sed 's/:/...
by athi
Sat Aug 17, 2019 11:03 am
Forum: Other networking topics
Topic: SOLVED - Can't get Samba working
Replies: 5
Views: 73

Re: SOLVED - Can't get Samba working

Good to hear that you got that working.

If issue is resolved, please edit and add [Solved] to subject line of first post.
by athi
Sat Aug 17, 2019 10:54 am
Forum: Other networking topics
Topic: SOLVED - Can't get Samba working
Replies: 5
Views: 73

Re: Can't get Samba working

To check if UFW is active, run below command to output UFW status:

Code: Select all

sudo ufw status
If UFW is active, you will need to run below command to create rule to allow samba in UFW:

Code: Select all

sudo ufw allow Samba
by athi
Sat Aug 17, 2019 10:47 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Bootloader Problems On New SSD HD With ONLY LM19
Replies: 31
Views: 415

Re: Bootloader Problems On New SSD HD With ONLY LM19

First need to confirm that Mint was actually installed in legacy BIOS mode. Please run below command in Terminal (ctrl+alt+t) to output installation mode and post results here: [ -d /sys/firmware/efi ] && echo "Installed in UEFI mode" || echo "Installed in Legacy mode" Removing the Win10 HDD should ...
by athi
Sat Aug 17, 2019 10:27 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Problems with Windows 10 partitions before dual booting
Replies: 5
Views: 142

Re: [SOLVED] Problems with Windows 10 partitions before dual booting

Problem solved. The moral of the story is this: Lenovo Windows (and presumably other manufacturers as well) is not the same as Windows Windows! Reinstalling WW by creating USB recovery (presumably based upon what I already had up and running) put *mostly* everything back, but did some weird stuff w...

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