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by Droidriven
Mon Apr 11, 2016 12:16 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Builduntu dual boot
Replies: 2
Views: 304

Re: Builduntu dual boot

Hello, Droidriven. As Builduntu is based on Xubuntu 14.04 64-bit (Ubuntu with xfce desktop), installing it next to Windows 7 in order to dual boot, is done in the same way as you would install + Xubuntu 14.04 64-bit or + Linux Mint 17.x 64-bit xfce So nothing which would be new to you. Good luck, K...
by Droidriven
Mon Apr 11, 2016 12:00 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Builduntu dual boot
Replies: 2
Views: 304

Builduntu dual boot

I have a Builduntu.iso designed for compiling android development that I want to install in dual boot with Windows 10 on my 1TB laptop. I'm using it in VM on 16GB RAM right now and would rather give dual boot a try so I can install other packages and updates. I've installed Linux Miint on drives by ...
by Droidriven
Sat Jul 04, 2015 12:09 am
Forum: Graphics Cards & Monitors
Topic: geforce 210 added now trying to normalize display.
Replies: 0
Views: 174

geforce 210 added now trying to normalize display.

I have an older system that I put a hand me down geforce 210 graphics card in, I have Linux mint 17.1 on it, I'm using an HDTV as a monitor, I connected the Linux system via HDMI from the card and my windows system via VGA, the Linux system was connected via VGA before I added the card, the display ...
by Droidriven
Fri Jun 05, 2015 10:04 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Disable password when opening programs in mint 17.1?
Replies: 12
Views: 725

Re: Disable password when opening programs in mint 17.1?

My reason for asking was for this system I'm repairing and partly for myself because I use Linux mint for lots of things involving android devices and I'm always having to enter my password, a little more convenience in operation would be nice but I'm not willing to kill security to do it, I'm cons...
by Droidriven
Fri Jun 05, 2015 11:48 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Disable password when opening programs in mint 17.1?
Replies: 12
Views: 725

Re: Disable password when opening programs in mint 17.1?

the owner isn't an in depth user so most of the complicated stuff in Linux will probably never be encountered by them. My reasons for my question was to make it less of a hassle for them to use the system Now you are at a quite different point than in your original post, where you wrote: I frequent...
by Droidriven
Fri Jun 05, 2015 10:49 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Disable password when opening programs in mint 17.1?
Replies: 12
Views: 725

Re: Disable password when opening programs in mint 17.1?

I'm OK with having a secure system, but why have it so tightly bound when there is only one person that uses the system? I installed Linux because the the owner somehow wiped the OS out. It had windows XP and since it is no longer supported and they didn't want to pay for a Windows product key and ...
by Droidriven
Fri Jun 05, 2015 10:27 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Disable password when opening programs in mint 17.1?
Replies: 12
Views: 725

Re: Disable password when opening programs in mint 17.1?

If you wish to use an insecure operating system, why did you install Linux in the first place? :shock: I don't think many people here will want to help you with ruining the fine security of Linux Mint.... I'm OK with having a secure system, but why have it so tightly bound when there is only one pe...
by Droidriven
Fri Jun 05, 2015 8:13 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Disable password when opening programs in mint 17.1?
Replies: 12
Views: 725

Disable password when opening programs in mint 17.1?

Can the aggravating password when opening programs and making changes be disabled? I have the login password disabled and the password when waking disabled, now I'd like to disable the prompt everytime I open system programs. I frequently use them and I'm tired of having to enter the password at eve...
by Droidriven
Mon Apr 06, 2015 5:22 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: partitioning ext hard drive for Linux and windows
Replies: 3
Views: 354

Re: partitioning ext hard drive for Linux and windows

By ext hard drive do you mean ext4 or external hard drive? Not sure why you would want to use an external hard drive to boot, so lets assume you want to partition your internal hard drive for linux and windows use. This can be done and dual booting is a common activity. Generally speaking, you prob...
by Droidriven
Mon Apr 06, 2015 3:58 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: partitioning ext hard drive for Linux and windows
Replies: 3
Views: 354

partitioning ext hard drive for Linux and windows

I'm in the process of reinstalling Linux on my ext hard drive, I want to leave half of the drive for windows, after I create my Linux partitions during manual install, can't I make the rest of the drive a partition in fat32 and use it for windows?
by Droidriven
Sat Apr 04, 2015 11:35 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: I/O error during read on Linux partition on external USB
Replies: 1
Views: 305

I/O error during read on Linux partition on external USB

I have Linux mint 17.1 installed on external USB drive but now its not going to grub boot menu. When I try to examine the drive in gparted it gives me a I/O read error for my Linux partition. I'm trying to just reinstall grub2 to see if this is my problem but when following some instructions I found...
by Droidriven
Sat Apr 04, 2015 10:58 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: I've been booting fine for months, now not booting?
Replies: 3
Views: 353

Re: I've been booting fine for months, now not booting?

I'm in the same situation...I was able to check my boot file through a disk load and it shows that it is totally empty! What's going on and how do I fix it? Yeah, my external USB drive is 2TB and I've got it divided into two main partitions, one for windows backup and storage and the other for Linu...
by Droidriven
Sat Apr 04, 2015 3:14 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: I've been booting fine for months, now not booting?
Replies: 3
Views: 353

I've been booting fine for months, now not booting?

I installed Linux mint 17.1 on an external USB drive and have been booting from it with no issues for months. I shut down last night and now its not booting, I made no changes to anything so I don't know why this is happening. When it gets to where grub would ask if I wanted to boot Linux or windows...
by Droidriven
Mon Mar 09, 2015 1:11 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: how to repair Linux mint 9 installation?
Replies: 12
Views: 1045

Re: how to repair Linux mint 9 installation?

Hi, Droidriven: I echo others' thoughts; Xfce is the lightest, official desktop environment. Mate would be the next, followed by Cinnamon, then KDE. I know if you are stuck with older hardware, you may be limited; however, I would try my best not to use an unsupported version of anything. I do not ...
by Droidriven
Mon Mar 09, 2015 12:31 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: how to repair Linux mint 9 installation?
Replies: 12
Views: 1045

Re: how to repair Linux mint 9 installation?

if you do stay with Linux Mint, then maybe move to a lighter Enviroment, - such as XFCE. I've ran across reviews saying that Xfce was a good replacement on old PC with windows XP, I'm not sure how light I want to go though, I wont be using that system very much but some of the things I will be doin...
by Droidriven
Mon Mar 09, 2015 12:19 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: how to repair Linux mint 9 installation?
Replies: 12
Views: 1045

Re: how to repair Linux mint 9 installation?

You can still download Mint 9 from the torrent on this Mint site http://distrowatch.com/?newsid=06074. The normal http mirror has been taken down but the torrent still works so you can obtain a fresh ISO file. Good luck. PS My10 year old desktop runs Mint 13 really well also LMDE. Yeah, I think go ...
by Droidriven
Sun Mar 08, 2015 5:07 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: how to repair Linux mint 9 installation?
Replies: 12
Views: 1045

Re: how to repair Linux mint 9 installation?

Hi, Droiddriven: If you would like to stick with Linux Mint and if at all possible, give these newer versions a try: http://www.linuxmint.com/download_all.php I would try Version 17.1; then, if that doesn't work, give Version 13 a whirl. Good luck! Yes I want to stick to Linux mint, I have Rebecca ...
by Droidriven
Sun Mar 08, 2015 2:49 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: how to repair Linux mint 9 installation?
Replies: 12
Views: 1045

Re: how to repair Linux mint 9 installation?

- if it stalled during the boot, then that is probably a video related issue. you may need to run it in compatibility mode. - which brings in the 2nd point - as Mint 9 is seriously old now, there will be little or no support for it. if you can get it to run, as is, then the install will work fine, ...
by Droidriven
Sun Mar 08, 2015 12:52 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: how to repair Linux mint 9 installation?
Replies: 12
Views: 1045

how to repair Linux mint 9 installation?

I just installed mint 9 on a 10 year old desktop that still runs fine but needed a clean install because the windows XP that was on it was going to crap, I had an old Linux mint 9 install disk so I figured I'd install it since it is such a small and lightweight OS, I kept having issues with the inst...
by Droidriven
Sat Mar 07, 2015 8:23 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Hanging during Reboot
Replies: 6
Views: 962

Re: Hanging during Reboot { Solved }

testing post only It was probably hanging because it hadn't finished getting your updates setup, when you do updates in windows it actually installs them when you power down, and when you rebbot they have to work through their processes to be initialized, if you were being impatient and trying to r...

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