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by AndyMH
Sun Aug 25, 2019 5:44 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Make extended partition bigger
Replies: 7
Views: 94

Re: Make extended partition bigger

Linux actually allows for more than 1 extended partition. Give a second (third, fourth) extended partition the "Linux extended" type (0x85 rather than the regular 0x05)
Now I didn't know that :)
But you'll still be stuck with a max of 4 primary/extended partitions.
by AndyMH
Sun Aug 25, 2019 5:17 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: what mail client do you prefer
Replies: 66
Views: 5944

Re: what mail client do you prefer

Also use evolution, synced to my google account for calendar so I can share it between the PC and phone. I did have a look at mailspring about a year ago and was impressed, unfortunately no calendar function (or not then).
by AndyMH
Sun Aug 25, 2019 5:02 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Make extended partition bigger
Replies: 7
Views: 94

Re: Make extended partition bigger

You can increase the size of the extended partition in gparted (right click on it), should be okay, but take a backup first! You can then create new logical partitions within it. You should also be able to create two new primary partitions if you wanted (you can have a max of 4 or 3+1 extended parti...
by AndyMH
Sun Aug 25, 2019 3:01 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Best program for backup/imaging of Linux system partition
Replies: 18
Views: 307

Re: Best program for backup/imaging of Linux system partition

Useful link, I knew about most of them, including mondorescue, but in the screen shot for it, it is saying "I am backing up your live filesystem now". Interesting, I'll have a play with it!!
by AndyMH
Sun Aug 25, 2019 4:57 am
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Best program for backup/imaging of Linux system partition
Replies: 18
Views: 307

Re: Best program for backup/imaging of Linux system partition

I didn't notice the inability to image just a single partition I used the free version to clone an HDD to SSD, maybe if you are just doing an image backup you may be able to select individual partitions, not tried it. Timeshift is not a backup application. :) ¿ɔıʇuɐpǝd pɐʇ ɐ ǝBʎɐɯ ʇnB 'ʇɥƃıɹ ǝɹɐ noʎ
by AndyMH
Sat Aug 24, 2019 10:50 am
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Best program for backup/imaging of Linux system partition
Replies: 18
Views: 307

Re: Best program for backup/imaging of Linux system partition

The UI on clonezilla is clunky, if you want simple try redo, still available on sourceforge but abandonware (last updated 2012), may not boot on modern hardware and may not boot from usb. Its what I use. Macrium reflect is another with a reasonable GUI, but windows based (you need to install in win,...
by AndyMH
Thu Aug 22, 2019 4:57 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Destination is read only SOLVED
Replies: 4
Views: 118

Re: Destination is read only

Maybe a stupid thought, but... You did put a blank DVD in the drive and not a CD?
by AndyMH
Wed Aug 21, 2019 9:24 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Setting up for move to Linux
Replies: 23
Views: 533

Re: Setting up for move to Linux

Added to this, I will be purchasing a laptop in the near future and want to make it a 100% Linux installation Save money, buy a second-hand ex-business machine. I'm a fan of thinkpads, very linux friendly, but I am biased. For those win programs you just can't do without you can always run wine (fr...
by AndyMH
Mon Aug 19, 2019 12:22 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Setting up for move to Linux
Replies: 23
Views: 533

Re: Setting up for move to Linux

Over the years I have written some elaborate VBA scripts with Excel Likewise, and because I've been using Excel for 30 years I'm not about to change. So I have Excel 2013 running under crossover (as this was work related I was happy to pay rather than using wine) and I also have win7 running in a V...
by AndyMH
Mon Aug 19, 2019 12:16 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: [solved] Laptop under $700 for Linux Mint in 2019?
Replies: 17
Views: 407

Re: Laptop under $700 for Linux Mint in 2019?

From what you've said you want to do I'd go for a used T430 or the T430S (slimline model, not as flexible). A T430 is not a lightweight laptop, if you specifically want lightweight look at the X series thinkpads.
by AndyMH
Mon Aug 19, 2019 6:45 am
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Screen resolution
Replies: 5
Views: 273

Re: Screen resolution

Two thoughts: cvt may not be returning the right modeline, I had that problem in this post https://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=46&t=280143&hilit=ultrawide . I installed read-edid and used that, it's somewhere towards the bottom of the first page of the link You haven't said what kernel you ...
by AndyMH
Sun Aug 18, 2019 4:21 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Linux mint 18.3 running slow after resizing partitions
Replies: 7
Views: 138

Re: Linux mint 18.3 running slow after resizing partitions

Do the UUIDs for the swap partition match? I would use sudo blkid in a terminal to find out the UUIDs to check with fstab. An incorrect UUID on swap would explain the long boot time.
by AndyMH
Sun Aug 18, 2019 11:57 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Is there an update short cut?
Replies: 4
Views: 183

Re: Is there an update short cut?

I think it's 'bite the bullet' and do a fresh install. It's what I did moving 17.3 to 18.0 and then 18.3 to 19.0. If you have a separate /home partition you can reduce the effort a little by choosing 'something else' during installation and keeping your existing /home partition with all the config f...
by AndyMH
Sun Aug 18, 2019 10:56 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Dual booting W10 and Mint
Replies: 8
Views: 142

Re: Dual booting W10 and Mint

What I did when I was dual booting was create an additional NTFS partition, labelled data. In win this was drive D: and I kept all my data on it, put nothing on C: other than installed programs. In mint I mounted it as /home/me/data *. Data sharing between the two OSs was painless and seamless. * yo...
by AndyMH
Sun Aug 18, 2019 10:25 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: [solved] Laptop under $700 for Linux Mint in 2019?
Replies: 17
Views: 407

Re: Laptop under $700 for Linux Mint in 2019?

Thinkpads are very linux friendly - mint installs 'out of the box'. I've got three T430, built like brick sh*t-houses, reliable, parts easy to get, performance good, well supported on the web. Another one would be the T440p - slightly newer. If you consider a thinkpad, ask before you buy, there are ...
by AndyMH
Sun Aug 18, 2019 8:50 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Setting up for move to Linux
Replies: 23
Views: 533

Re: Setting up for move to Linux

Thanks athi :)

Just checked (wasn't sure first time round), you can see what partition table is being used in gparted (probably easier than using a terminal), in gparted view > device information:
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by AndyMH
Sun Aug 18, 2019 6:41 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Adding Mobile Broadband connection with script?
Replies: 6
Views: 165

Re: Adding Mobile Broadband connection with script?

Me - I've switched off wifi and switched on mobile broadband, it shows EE and a connection I created 'EE connection 1'. Each time I boot I have to select 'EE connection 1' to connect. Minor inconvenience but it works. A script would be nice. Main problem (I'm on holiday) is weak mobile signal and he...
by AndyMH
Sun Aug 18, 2019 6:36 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Bootloader Problems On New SSD HD With ONLY LM19
Replies: 33
Views: 545

Re: Bootloader Problems On New SSD HD With ONLY LM19

I don't understand why even if Linux has the recognized digital signature, this is not accepted by Dell UEFI systems I think others have have similar problems and posted how to do it on the forum. Can't help, I'm a thinkpad guy. You will find this is one of, if not the most helpful and friendly for...
by AndyMH
Sun Aug 18, 2019 6:24 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Dual booting from separate disks
Replies: 9
Views: 922

Re: Dual booting from separate disks

On one of my T430's I had win10 on one SSD installed in UEFI, on another SSD I had mint installed in legacy. BIOS was set to both (UEFI first). grub would not find win10 and I had to F12 to boot it. Have since re-installed win10 in legacy mode and grub found it. Are both OS's installed the same way?
by AndyMH
Sun Aug 18, 2019 6:19 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: [solved] Laptop under $700 for Linux Mint in 2019?
Replies: 17
Views: 407

Re: Laptop under $700 for Linux Mint in 2019?

Save money buy a second hand ex-corporate thinkpad. I've been buying second hand thinkpads for nearly 20 years and they've never let me down.

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