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by Sgthawker
Tue Mar 05, 2019 8:04 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Triple booting Linux. How to do it? Pros and cons? Do's and don'ts
Replies: 43
Views: 784

Re: Triple booting Linux. How to do it? Pros and cons? Do's and don'ts

Here is a tutorial on using a separate /mnt/Data partition with symlinks. https://community.linuxmint.com/tutorial/view/1609 I use this regularly with multiple boot distros. I have used Fedora, Chakra, Chapeau, Maui, Solus, Peppermint, OpenSUSE, KDEneon, various Ubuntus & many Mints with a single sh...
by Sgthawker
Tue Dec 25, 2018 6:58 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] HOW TO change graphics drivers on installed LM19 from within a live usb?
Replies: 14
Views: 398

Re: HOW TO change graphics drivers on installed LM19 from within a live usb?

carom carvi Speaking of speedy USB 3.0 installs, I finally purchased Sandisk Ultra 3.0 thumb drives, and the time to use Image Writer in Linux Mint to create the image decreased significantly. The installs were quite speedy as well, but the quality of the thumb drive can have a significant effect. I...
by Sgthawker
Sat Dec 08, 2018 10:10 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: (SOLVED) Installing drivers for my printer/scanner??
Replies: 57
Views: 1731

Re: Installing drivers for my printer/scanner??

What JerryF says above in the last part of his post is what I have done on two different brother MFC devices over 20 to 30 distro installs, including many Linux Mint, Fedora, Chakra, Chapeau, KDEneon, Kubuntu, and Maui with nary a failure. Comparably to how he re-wrote instructions, I took the text ...
by Sgthawker
Sat Dec 08, 2018 8:21 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Where to go after 17.3?
Replies: 10
Views: 277

Re: Where to go after 17.3?

wolseley2 You could do a dual boot with 2 hard drives if you prefer. I installed Windows on a HDD with the 2nd disconnected for Linux Mint. After that was complete I disconnected the Windows drive and connected the Linux Mint drive for install. After completing installs, both are reconnected, you se...
by Sgthawker
Wed Nov 07, 2018 9:01 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Installing Mint 18.3 from USB gives no options
Replies: 10
Views: 290

Re: Installing Mint 18.3 from USB gives no options

It is best to free up space using windows disk management tool leaving space unallocated. Then use gparted from the live boot to partition as needed, then install Mint.
Keep in mind to turn off fast restart in windows, and secure boot and fast boot in the firmware.
by Sgthawker
Mon Nov 05, 2018 12:54 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Grub shell installed on main hard disk[Windows 10] while installed Linux Mint 19 on external Hard Disk
Replies: 3
Views: 120

Re: Grub shell installed on main hard disk[Windows 10] while installed Linux Mint 19 on external Hard Disk

EFI booting is unusual. It will look for an existing efi/boot partition on each hard drive and automatically install grub to the first one it finds. It will install grub to your windows disk even if you tell it to install to the external disk which is connected and visible. I would recommend disconn...
by Sgthawker
Wed Sep 05, 2018 7:16 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: bootable USB not detected by UEFI [SOLVED]
Replies: 17
Views: 291

Re: bootable USB not detected by UEFI

Glad I was of assistance.

During install you are queried to install codecs for media, you may click in the box to have them installed. This should resolve most of the codecs you may need to play media. There is also a way to install them after the install is complete, but I don't recall the methods.
by Sgthawker
Wed Sep 05, 2018 7:10 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: bootable USB not detected by UEFI [SOLVED]
Replies: 17
Views: 291

Re: bootable USB not detected by UEFI

Try F12 during the boot process to see if you can enter the boot manager.

You should see 2 listings for a USB drive, one labeling it and one labeling it with UEFI, select the UEFI one to boot in UEFI.
by Sgthawker
Sun Aug 12, 2018 7:05 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Icons
Replies: 7
Views: 245

Re: Icons

System Commander for the win!

I remember EasyBCD also.
by Sgthawker
Sun Aug 12, 2018 10:49 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [SOLVED] LM19 install failure UEFI
Replies: 25
Views: 1862

Re: LM19 install failure UEFI

The unfortunate issues are due to bleeding edge hardware. I have been there myself. Another distro with a newer kernel on the LiveCD may help. A Facebook group I follow had someone at University having similar issues with her new Ryzen 5 2500U based system and had to go to Antergos with Deepin DE to...
by Sgthawker
Sun Aug 12, 2018 10:16 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Icons
Replies: 7
Views: 245

Re: Icons

Not Partition Magic, I remember that program well, but there was another, I think, with Commander in the name that used icons for OS selection. I used it as well multibooting Mandrake Linux with Windows(98?) and FreeBSD. Can't seem to locate any manuals or CDs for it though.
by Sgthawker
Fri Aug 10, 2018 6:31 pm
Forum: Releases & Announcements
Topic: Linux Mint 18.3 “Sylvia” KDE released!
Replies: 8
Views: 2120

Re: Linux Mint 18.3 “Sylvia” KDE released!

DeadlyDaddio wrote:
Wed Aug 08, 2018 9:58 pm
I look forward to Tara 19 KDE when it comes but for now am very happy with 18.3!
Unfortunately there will not be a release of Tara with KDE. No more Mint KDE
by Sgthawker
Tue Jul 31, 2018 8:02 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Continuing the Mint 19 Adventure
Replies: 14
Views: 888

Re: Continuing the Mint 19 Adventure

19 has too many problems on my system, one of which is the inability to install about half of the programs I use in 18.3. So I think to skip 19, keep with 18.3 and wait for Mint 20 to see what they will make of it. Hopefully a year or two would be enough for them to fix all the issues which keep po...
by Sgthawker
Mon Jul 30, 2018 6:46 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Add KDE desktop to Linux Mint
Replies: 16
Views: 1102

Re: Add KDE desktop to Linux Mint

I vote for this tool also. :mrgreen:
by Sgthawker
Sun Jul 29, 2018 10:43 am
Forum: Releases & Announcements
Topic: How to upgrade to Linux Mint 19
Replies: 76
Views: 13427

Re: How to upgrade to Linux Mint 19

oldal wrote:
Mon Jul 23, 2018 9:09 pm
The "auto" partitioning leaves a partiton for the efi, but no partition for the bootloader.


If you have a UEFI computer the /efi is the bootloader partition. I have it on both my UEFI systems and I multiboot many distros on each.
by Sgthawker
Sun Jul 22, 2018 9:24 pm
Forum: KDE
Topic: Install KDE on Linux Mint 19 Cinnamon, MATE or Xfce
Replies: 13
Views: 5774

Re: Install KDE on Linux Mint 19 Cinnamon, MATE or Xfce

@xenopeek, a developer here at Linux Mint I believe, suggested after release of Tara he would give the directions for installing KDE on top of Xfce and then removing Xfce to basically create a Linux Mint 19 KDE. I'm sure he has been quite busy with the release of Tara and the Ubuntu related install ...
by Sgthawker
Sat Jul 21, 2018 8:46 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Grub install error still
Replies: 5
Views: 172

Re: Grub install error still

Did your new download have v2.iso at the end? Not all servers have the updated .iso seeded to them yet.
by Sgthawker
Sun Jul 15, 2018 9:42 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Wondering if: a Toshiba laptop will boot up from an ASUS HDD?
Replies: 8
Views: 141

Re: Wondering if: a Toshiba laptop will boot up from an ASUS HDD?

This worked for me, I even had it work for Win XP when changing from one motherboard to another, but admittedly they were both AMD cpu boards with similar chipsets.
by Sgthawker
Sun Jul 08, 2018 8:54 pm
Forum: Xfce
Topic: Mint 19 Xfce
Replies: 18
Views: 1789

Re: Mint 19 Xfce

smurphos wrote:
Sun Jul 08, 2018 3:46 pm
You can still get the Tara backgrounds on Mint 18.3 or earlier via a Deb package.
See http://www.packages.linuxmint.com/pool/ ... unds-tara/
Worked great, thanks! :mrgreen:

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