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by gumby
Mon Jan 19, 2015 2:56 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Can I use Mint on usb
Replies: 13
Views: 1063

Re: Can I use Mint on usb

VERY important to stress that the install process to a USB has to avoid puttng the GRUB boot loader onto the hard drive , which is where the installer wants to put it. Once GRUB has replaced the Windows Master Boot Loader on the hard drive, it is a major PITA to restore normal Windows booting. Than...
by gumby
Sun Jan 18, 2015 4:09 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Can I use Mint on usb
Replies: 13
Views: 1063

Re: Can I use Mint on usb

Thanks. So, if you are running Windows and don't have Mint installed on your hard drive, there is no way to create a LIVE usb stick with customized programs of your choice. You have to actually install Mint on a USB stick to do this. Am I understanding correctly? And the USB installation will be per...
by gumby
Thu Oct 08, 2009 12:46 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Reinstalled 7, now no program icons on desktop --why not?
Replies: 1
Views: 163

Reinstalled 7, now no program icons on desktop --why not?

My previous install of Gloria (which was 64 bit--my new install is 32bit) automatically put icons to launch programs on the desktop after I installed the programs.. My new install of Gloria does not do this. I have googled this and know I'm supposed to use "create launcher" to do this but ...
by gumby
Thu Oct 08, 2009 12:28 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Permissions/Ownership all screwed up after new install
Replies: 15
Views: 2136

Re: Permissions/Ownership all screwed up after new install

I just tried to edit the original title of this thread to add "--SOLVED" but couldn't do so because there weren't enough characters left in the permitted title length. Perhaps the length limits should be made a bit more flexible.
by gumby
Thu Oct 08, 2009 12:23 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Permissions/Ownership all screwed up after new install
Replies: 15
Views: 2136

Re: Permissions/Ownership all screwed up after new install

Well, why wouldn't I want to own the partition? It's my computer, and i'm the only user. Thanks. I made that change and now own the xp partition. The thing is, before I made this change, I know fstab said group 46, but still I had no authority to change the files in that partition according to Permi...
by gumby
Wed Oct 07, 2009 1:08 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Permissions/Ownership all screwed up after new install
Replies: 15
Views: 2136

Re: Permissions/Ownership all screwed up after new install

Oops. I just noticed that in these lines: /dev/sda8 /home/gumby/Data1 ntfs defaults,umask=007,uid=100 0 2 /dev/sda9 /home/gumby/Data2 ntfs defaults,umask=007,uid=100 0 2 uid=100 is wrong. It should be 1000. I am sure I entered 1000, so I don't know how it became 100...unless I made a typo. I'll try ...
by gumby
Wed Oct 07, 2009 12:45 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Permissions/Ownership all screwed up after new install
Replies: 15
Views: 2136

Re: Permissions/Ownership all screwed up after new install

It's probably best for us to see exactly how your partitions are being mounted. Please post the output of the following: Open Terminal Type cat /etc/fstab Okay, here it is. Thanks for your help. gumby@gumby ~ $ cat /etc/fstab # /etc/fstab: static file system information. # # Use 'vol_id --uuid' to ...
by gumby
Tue Oct 06, 2009 12:39 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Permissions/Ownership all screwed up after new install
Replies: 15
Views: 2136

Re: Permissions/Ownership all screwed up after new install

I should point out that, although I can access the Windows partition, its Permissions seem a bit odd: "Owner: root Group: plugdev Others: None (Folder access greyed out for all three.) You are not the owner, so you cannot change these permissions." I suspect that, when I chose Manual Parti...
by gumby
Tue Oct 06, 2009 12:33 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Permissions/Ownership all screwed up after new install
Replies: 15
Views: 2136

Permissions/Ownership all screwed up after new install

I reinstalled Gloria due to problems I was having. Reinstall went OK, did manual partition so I could keep my data and other partitions and install gloria into same partition it already occupied. Install seemed to go okay, but I couldn't set up the data partitions to boot automatically in home becau...
by gumby
Tue Oct 06, 2009 12:16 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Install Gloria into existing partitions only?
Replies: 8
Views: 925

Re: Install Gloria into existing partitions only?

This is really a new problem so I've posted it in a new thread: http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=90&t=34010&p=196285#p196285
by gumby
Tue Oct 06, 2009 10:13 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Install Gloria into existing partitions only?
Replies: 8
Views: 925

Re: Install Gloria into existing partitions only?

I should point out that, although I can access the Windows partition, its Permissions seem a bit odd: "Owner: root Group: plugdev Others: None (Folder access greyed out for all three.) You are not the owner, so you cannot change these permissions." I suspect that, when I chose Manual Parti...
by gumby
Tue Oct 06, 2009 3:30 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Install Gloria into existing partitions only?
Replies: 8
Views: 925

Re: Install Gloria into existing partitions only?

I reinstalled and it went okay, but I couldn't set up the data partitions to boot automatically in home because when I tried to enter a path I was getting error messages to enter a different path and didn't know what to do. So I decided I would mount the partitions after the install and used instruc...
by gumby
Sun Oct 04, 2009 3:00 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Which files to backup before reinstall?
Replies: 3
Views: 326

Re: Which files to backup before reinstall?

When in your /home/username folder in nautilus, press Ctrl-H to show hidden files and folders. All ./folders are your settings and preferences, so you should at least back these up. There might be other files too, but not sure where they reside in the file system. atlef. Thanksk atlef. I wonder, th...
by gumby
Sat Oct 03, 2009 3:53 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Which files to backup before reinstall?
Replies: 3
Views: 326

Which files to backup before reinstall?

Sorry, I have searched for this info but can't find simple answer. I have to reinstall Gloria Gnome. I want to backup my configurations and all that stuff so I don't have to do a lot of work later. My home is not on a separate partition. Instead, I have two data partitions that are mounted in home. ...
by gumby
Thu Oct 01, 2009 1:04 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Install Gloria into existing partitions only?
Replies: 8
Views: 925

Re: Install Gloria into existing partitions only?

Thanks Aging Geek and Dataman. I don't have a separate home partition. I think I have my two data partitions mounted in Home. I guess I should backup the Home folder before I install? I'm not sure how that works -- can you just copy it back after the install and not have to bother with stuff like fi...
by gumby
Wed Sep 30, 2009 9:36 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Install Gloria into existing partitions only?
Replies: 8
Views: 925

Install Gloria into existing partitions only?

I'm reinstalling Gloria gnome due to problems. I want to install it into my existing root and swap partitions. I want my existing data partitions and Windows and other partitions untouched by the install program. (I dual boot) I read that the install program gives you the option to manually create p...
by gumby
Mon Sep 28, 2009 1:59 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Reformat my EXT3 data partitions to NTFS--Best way?
Replies: 19
Views: 1572

Re: Reformat my EXT3 data partitions to NTFS--Best way?

Thanks so much, Dave. It worked. I did have to add the UID number though.

Should I reformat the other data partition now or after I reinstall Gloria? Now that I know how it should be easy.

Thanks again for all your help.
by gumby
Mon Sep 28, 2009 1:52 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Reformat my EXT3 data partitions to NTFS--Best way?
Replies: 19
Views: 1572

Re: Reformat my EXT3 data partitions to NTFS--Best way?

Dave or anybody, I successfully reformatted my Data1 partition as NTFS with Gparted. Then when I restarted I got lots of error messages about the partition not being ext3. I was able to start Mint and it's running OK but I can't access the reformatted partition. Can you tell me how I must edit fstab...
by gumby
Mon Sep 28, 2009 1:05 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Simple way to verify file integrity? MD5?
Replies: 6
Views: 1280

Re: Simple way to verify file integrity? MD5?

OK, I figured out how to do it with this command I found on another thread:

md5sum ~/Documents/file1
by gumby
Mon Sep 28, 2009 12:37 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Simple way to verify file integrity? MD5?
Replies: 6
Views: 1280

Re: Simple way to verify file integrity? MD5?

Hi 900i,

When I right click next to the file, either to the right of it or to the left of it, there is no option to "open in terminal."

There is an option to "open as administrator." (Is this the same as "open as root?")

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