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by AndyMH
Mon Aug 19, 2019 12:22 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Setting up for move to Linux
Replies: 19
Views: 342

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: 355

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: 224

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: 6
Views: 75

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: 172

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: 134

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: 355

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: 19
Views: 342

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: 156

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: 468

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: 867

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: 355

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.
by AndyMH
Sun Aug 18, 2019 6:09 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [SOLVED] Using Timeshift to backup /home/user - Bad idea ?
Replies: 11
Views: 265

Re: Using Timeshift to backup /home/user - Bad idea ?

While you can use timeshift to backup /home I wouldn't - not its purpose. In addition timeshift limits you on the destination to linux format partitions only, e.g. ext4. Use one of the many other GUI programs that have rsync as a backend. I use timeshift for the system and backintime for /home, they...
by AndyMH
Sun Aug 18, 2019 6:01 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Printing Pictures
Replies: 3
Views: 121

Re: Printing Pictures

It will be the printer driver - differences between the linux and win driver. I have the same problem and just live with it. You might be able to tweak the driver settings or image settings. If I want decent quality prints I put them on a USB stick and head for the nearest supermarket with a photo q...
by AndyMH
Sun Aug 18, 2019 5:45 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Setting up for move to Linux
Replies: 19
Views: 342

Re: Setting up for move to Linux

With win7 you don't need to worry about secure boot and fast boot, that applies to win8+. Win7 will probably have been installed in legacy mode, this puts a limit on the number of partitions you can have. Legacy allows for 4 primary partitions or 3 primary partitions and an extended partition (where...
by AndyMH
Sun Aug 18, 2019 4:49 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Bootloader Problems On New SSD HD With ONLY LM19
Replies: 33
Views: 468

Re: Bootloader Problems On New SSD HD With ONLY LM19

With your bios set to UEFI you need to boot your mint installation media and run gparted. Create a new GPT partition table (this will wipe the disk), create a FAT32 partition of around 100-500MB, set the flags on it to boot and esp. You can leave the rest of the space unallocated or create / and /ho...
by AndyMH
Sat Aug 17, 2019 1:40 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Bootloader Problems On New SSD HD With ONLY LM19
Replies: 33
Views: 468

Re: Bootloader Problems On New SSD HD With ONLY LM19

Don't know why this isn't working, should be straightforward, but you could try boot-repair, think it is now in the mint installation media, if not: https://sourceforge.net/projects/boot-repair-cd/ If you install again check the bottom of the 'something else' screen shown below and make sure that 'd...
by AndyMH
Sat Aug 17, 2019 7:54 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Bootloader Problems On New SSD HD With ONLY LM19
Replies: 33
Views: 468

Re: Bootloader Problems On New SSD HD With ONLY LM19

I agree with haveamint, re-install with a / and /home partition, the days of needing a /boot partition are long gone. With a separate /home partition, it makes future upgrades, e.g. LM20.0, easier and if you screw up your system you can reinstall without losing your data. If you have more than one d...
by AndyMH
Sat Aug 17, 2019 4:43 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Using Extrenal USB Hard Drives
Replies: 17
Views: 318

Re: Using Extrenal USB Hard Drives

I use both timeshift and backintime auto running daily to internal HDDs (sat in the ultrabay on my laptops in place of the DVD drive, in a removable caddy in my desktop). Why internal? SATA interface = faster than usb. I have two profiles set up in backintime, main one = everything in /home/me , and...
by AndyMH
Fri Aug 16, 2019 1:38 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How to access Linux Mint remote
Replies: 8
Views: 154

Re: How to access Linux Mint remote

I use NoMachine
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