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by RIH
Thu Mar 04, 2021 10:33 pm
Forum: Suggestions & New Ideas
Topic: Menu
Replies: 2
Views: 88

Re: Menu

You are trying to 'find' Anydesk but you omitted to say how you installed it. If you installed it from the repository then an entry Anydesk will automatically appear in the Menu. In my case, under Internet. It is then a 2 minute task to open up the Menu Configurator, (using the buttons provided) Cut...
by RIH
Thu Mar 04, 2021 9:15 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Opera in Cinnamon: how to move browser to a different workspace
Replies: 1
Views: 62

Re: Opera in Cinnamon: how to move browser to a different workspace

It does, for me..
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But, I have opera open under Firejail, maybe that makes a difference..
by RIH
Tue Mar 02, 2021 12:00 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: is there a safest best way to install a dual boot?
Replies: 17
Views: 336

Re: is there a safest best way to install a dual boot?

If you want a comprehensive but easy to understand guide to installing Linux then I cannot recommend the following too highly.. https://easylinuxtipsproject.blogspot.com/p/1.html It also has the advantage that it is written by the Forum user Pjotr so if you have questions then you can ask here.. Why...
by RIH
Mon Mar 01, 2021 8:52 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: ISO burn to UBS issues [SOLVED] Ran ISO in Live mode (F12 restart, first option "Start")
Replies: 9
Views: 175

Re: ISO burn to UBS issues

Sorry I am not aware of Universal USB Installer. However, most experts seem to recommend Rufus as the go to Windows 10 Linux iso burner. Here is a 'how to'.. https://www.fosslinux.com/274/how-to-create-linux-mint-live-usb-drive-on-windows.htm The easiest/best way to check the usb iso image is to act...
by RIH
Mon Mar 01, 2021 12:12 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: is there a safest best way to install a dual boot?
Replies: 17
Views: 336

Re: is there a safest best way to install a dual boot?

I will try & explain from how I set up my system. 6ish years ago I purchased an Acer Aspire TC-705 - it came with 1TB HDD. I had the shop install a 120GB SSD. I installed Windows 10 on a partition that took half of the 1TB HDD - formatted to NTFS. At the same time I formatted the rest of the 1TB...
by RIH
Sun Feb 28, 2021 11:10 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: is there a safest best way to install a dual boot?
Replies: 17
Views: 336

Re: is there a safest best way to install a dual boot?

If anyone does as Kadaitcha Man suggests (physically separate drives booting through BIOS rather than a boot loader) then it is impossible that Windows 10 can interfere with the other OS, as it has no means of knowing that any such exist. I have gone 1 step less than that suggestion (as I use grub t...
by RIH
Sun Feb 28, 2021 9:20 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [Solved] Installed Firejail - some applications no longer run
Replies: 3
Views: 107

Re: Installed Firejail - some applications no longer run

Did you use firecfg after installing firejail? If so it adds some applications that just don't run under firejail - I found Dropbox was one of those. If you open as root /usr/local/bin then you can see the firejail shortcuts there. I believe that deleting that shortcut will enable the application to...
by RIH
Sun Feb 28, 2021 8:58 pm
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Granny's here now . . .
Replies: 9
Views: 268

Re: Granny's here now . . .

Welcome to the Forum!! Wondering if installing Virtualbox would make a difference in being able to load a virtual W7 - I need to do some research on that. Just thinking some of my programs might not run in Linux. Yes, Windows 7 will run fine in VirtualBox.. EDIT You may need to do this first to get ...
by RIH
Sun Feb 28, 2021 7:36 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: SOLVED Backed everything up -- now can't login
Replies: 12
Views: 285

Re: Backed everything up -- now can't login

I think that you need to open Gparted & take a screenshot of what that shows for the drive that you have installed Mint on.

Deleting the usr folder would be a very bad idea indeed..
by RIH
Sun Feb 28, 2021 4:12 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: SOLVED Backed everything up -- now can't login
Replies: 12
Views: 285

Re: Backed everything up -- now can't login

No you have done just your /Home Folder. You need to go 2 steps up from that to your / (root) folder & do the task again. The colours just try & highlight what Folders are taking up the majority of the space you are looking at. Nothing more than that. Here is mine for / Root Disk.png It says...
by RIH
Sun Feb 28, 2021 1:09 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: SOLVED Backed everything up -- now can't login
Replies: 12
Views: 285

Re: Backed everything up -- now can't login

A USB with 19.x on will work fine. You need to get into the machine BIOS in order to boot from the USB. How you do that depends on the manufacturer of the equipment. It usually involves pressing (quickly) one of F2, F10, F12 or esc immediately on turning on your machine. Some (helpful) manufacturers...
by RIH
Sun Feb 28, 2021 12:55 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: is there a safest best way to install a dual boot?
Replies: 17
Views: 336

Re: is there a safest best way to install a dual boot?

I have Windows 10 and Linux Mint installed on my desktop as dual boot. Windows is installed on half of the 1TB HDD that came with the machine. (The other half is formatted to NTFS & is used by both OS's for Data). Mint is installed on a separate SSD. Windows is not allowed to use fast start-up (...
by RIH
Sun Feb 28, 2021 12:41 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Confusion trying to install 7zip
Replies: 2
Views: 100

Re: Confusion trying to install 7zip

I don't think there is a 7zip application for Linux - well not an official one, anyway. You don't say where you obtained it from & how you tried to create it - or, possibly more important, how you deleted it.. I believe that p7zip is the actual Linux equivalent of 7zip.. p7zip is in the Mint 20....
by RIH
Sat Feb 27, 2021 10:29 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: SOLVED Backed everything up -- now can't login
Replies: 12
Views: 285

Re: Backed everything up -- now can't login

It sounds like you have filled up your / (root) partition with Timeshift snapshots. You need to start your computer using the disk/usb you created to install Mint & then free up space in your root partition. Timeshift/old Kernels/huge error log files are the usual suspects for taking up space. A...
by RIH
Wed Feb 24, 2021 11:37 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Is It Safe to Transfer My Home Folder from 19.3 to 20.1?
Replies: 10
Views: 227

Re: Is It Safe to Transfer My Home Folder from 19.3 to 20.1?

Oh right, I forgot all about the Home folder backup tool included with Mint. It’s not so much my personal data that I’m worried about losing, I have backup upon backup of that, it’s really more about my config files and VM data that I’m worried about losing. Thanks! I did this in VirtualBox first, ...
by RIH
Wed Feb 24, 2021 11:04 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Is It Safe to Transfer My Home Folder from 19.3 to 20.1?
Replies: 10
Views: 227

Re: Is It Safe to Transfer My Home Folder from 19.3 to 20.1?

I did similar when I moved from 19.3 to 20.1. However I did it via the Backup Tool. There I 'Back Up Now' my Applications and also 'Back up Now' my personal data - I also added hidden files in that backup. I then installed a new copy of Mint 20.1 & then used the Backup Tool to restore. Note: it ...
by RIH
Wed Feb 24, 2021 10:13 am
Forum: Virtualization
Topic: Setting up a windows 10 virtual machine
Replies: 8
Views: 298

Re: Setting up a windows 10 virtual machine

The easiest way is to just copy the Windows 10 iso to your Mint install. Then you go to Settings in your Windows 10 virtualbox guest, click on the Storage tab, select the CD/DVD icon & then use the drop down arrow to select the Windows 10 iso on your Mint install. You can then start the Windows ...
by RIH
Wed Feb 24, 2021 5:55 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Recommendations for resources to understand linux
Replies: 9
Views: 255

Re: Recommendations for resources to understand linux

https://linuxjourney.com

Might be worth a look..

https://www.linuxjournal.com/books

Is a useful resource to find ebooks on specific subjects..
by RIH
Wed Feb 24, 2021 1:04 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Create new menu category in Cinnamon 20.x
Replies: 19
Views: 415

Re: Create new menu category in Cinnamon 20.x

I believe that to make them show that first you have to add a new Menu Item.
Then you have to add a New Item(s) to that New Menu Item.
If you only want to add a New Item then you need to place it beneath an existing Menu Item...
by RIH
Tue Feb 23, 2021 11:47 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Create new menu category in Cinnamon 20.x
Replies: 19
Views: 415

Re: Create new menu category in Cinnamon 20.x

I created the big Red arrow because (as I said) I use Ksnip & that allows some editing after taking a screenshot & before saving it.
Otherwise you probably have to use something like GIMP to edit the 'picture' that you end up with after saving the screenshot...

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