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by Sgthawker
Fri Jan 03, 2020 11:28 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: 18.3 Booting To Login Screen
Replies: 2
Views: 129

Re: 18.3 Booting To Login Screen

Sounds like a login loop, search that here on the forums for how to fix.
by Sgthawker
Fri Jan 03, 2020 11:09 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [SOLVED]Partition Warning
Replies: 7
Views: 297

Re: Partition Warning

Is this an mbr or gpt disk. You can click view in the menu bar and select information to open a new panel to the left that will show this. To be honest, I didn't think Windows XP was capable of installing in gpt/uefi mode, or mbr/uefi mode. In fact, to install Windows 7 in uefi mode, I had to alter ...
by Sgthawker
Fri Jan 03, 2020 11:02 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: PC boots straight to Windows 10 instead of dual boot with Linux Mint
Replies: 26
Views: 535

Re: PC boots straight to Windows 10 instead of dual boot with Linux Mint

@linuxheid You had successful boots in linux and windows while the firmware was set to UEFI in lieu of Legacy. These are two different methods of running/installing an OS. Keep it as it was when it had worked set to UEFI. Windows updates regularly overwrite grub. The fix is fairly simple to reinstal...
by Sgthawker
Thu Nov 21, 2019 11:11 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Considerations multi booting on an SSD
Replies: 21
Views: 504

Re: Considerations multi booting on an SSD

Hello bigal, Well to start with you don't need /boot for a UEFI system, so that is wasted space. The esp will handle it at about 500 mb max size. If you are installing Ubuntu based distros you can install from the terminal with ubiquity -b to install sans grub leaving your first install in control o...
by Sgthawker
Wed Aug 28, 2019 1:04 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [solved] KDE Neon stole my Mint boot menu
Replies: 7
Views: 339

Re: [solved] KDE Neon stole my Mint boot menu

@ajgreeny. Sure thing, glad to help.

I have installed Fedora, openSUSE, and a few others I don't recall at the moment, without grub as well.
by Sgthawker
Mon Aug 26, 2019 11:23 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: I have linux mint installed on ssd
Replies: 10
Views: 313

Re: I have linux mint installed on ssd

This method works fine for me:

https://community.linuxmint.com/tutorial/view/1609

I use this data partition for multi distro installs with one data partition shared among all distros, it works great.
by Sgthawker
Mon Aug 26, 2019 11:17 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [solved] KDE Neon stole my Mint boot menu
Replies: 7
Views: 339

Re: [solved] KDE Neon stole my Mint boot menu

This is a "feature" of UEFI installs. No matter where you tell the installer to put grub, it will search for an esp in order of how the drives are attached to the motherboard, so sda, sdb, etc.. You could have installed KDE neon from the terminal with the ubiquity -b command and it installs without ...
by Sgthawker
Fri Aug 16, 2019 12:02 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Entire system freeze.
Replies: 20
Views: 444

Re: Entire system freeze.

Okay, verifying the iso is a great move. Well done there! How about when you boot the DVD, running the last item "check the integrity of the medium"? (to ensure the burning went appropriately). Did you have a separate /home that you share between your 17.3 and 19.1 installs? I actually create a sepa...
by Sgthawker
Fri Aug 16, 2019 11:44 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Entire system freeze.
Replies: 20
Views: 444

Re: Entire system freeze.

So my next question is: did you create a new partition for 19.1 as you can still boot into 17.3?

I would further ask: did you verify the iso?
by Sgthawker
Fri Aug 16, 2019 11:11 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Entire system freeze.
Replies: 20
Views: 444

Re: Entire system freeze.

I would also query if you performed a reformat (erase drive) and reinstall or used the existing /home. If you used the existing /home it includes settings for mate as well as your data. Installing cinnamon using an existing /home with settings for mate can cause corruption to your settings and give ...
by Sgthawker
Thu Jul 04, 2019 11:34 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: which linux mint do you recommend to me?
Replies: 6
Views: 374

Re: which linux mint do you recommend to me?

<r><QUOTE author="Hoser Rob" post_id="1654585" time="1562242793" user_id="102071"><s>[quote="Hoser Rob" post_id=1654585 time=1562242793 user_id=102071]</s> Best bet is to dl BOTH live boot iso's and test them via a live USB stick boot. See for yourself. <e>[/quote]</e></QUOTE> I second this and reco...
by Sgthawker
Thu Jul 04, 2019 11:24 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: NVME drives
Replies: 3
Views: 130

Re: NVME drives

Okay here goes: parted -l Model: Samsung SSD 970 PRO 512GB (nvme) Disk /dev/nvme0n1: 512GB Sector size (logical/physical): 512B/512B Partition Table: gpt Disk Flags: Number Start End Size File system Name Flags 1 1049kB 538MB 537MB fat32 EFI System Partition boot, esp 2 538MB 54.2GB 53.7GB ext4 3 54...
by Sgthawker
Sat May 04, 2019 7:09 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Dual boot Mint\Mate and Win7 question
Replies: 8
Views: 209

Re: Dual boot Mint\Mate and Win7 question

It actually can use 4GB of RAM, but depending on the OS it might only have 3.5GB available due to overhead (I/O, hardware used). More is accessible under certain circumstances such as a RAMdrive etc. with PAE.
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: 1019

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: 666

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: 3152

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: 324

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: 376

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: 137

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: 387

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.

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