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by wicked_sticky
Thu Jun 15, 2017 12:20 am
Forum: Mounting Partitions
Topic: Permission to access ntfs partitions
Replies: 0
Views: 395

Permission to access ntfs partitions

THIS IS NOT A HIBERNATION / WINDOWS FAST BOOT ISSUE [UPDATE: Removed Mint KDE installed mint Mate, Mate CAN see these partitions, automatically has read write access. issue is related to Cinnamon and KDE, what gives?] Ive got the same issue on KDE edition and cinnamon edition of mint, Im dual bootin...
by wicked_sticky
Sun Jun 11, 2017 3:16 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: partitions and other newb questions [SOLVED]
Replies: 7
Views: 583

Re: partitions and other newb questions

Cool, thanks for all the info. ---pointless rant bellow---- The laptop in question is my wifes Toshiba Satellite Radius 11 L15W-B1208 - Pentium N3540, 4GB ram, 500gb she wanted a small cheap commuter laptop), windows 10 update is awful, unlike earlier verisons theres no way to disable it (except lit...
by wicked_sticky
Sun Jun 11, 2017 1:21 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: partitions and other newb questions [SOLVED]
Replies: 7
Views: 583

Re: partitions and other newb questions

3) when we install a multi boot (all linux flavors), the boot window/ grub is overwritten written by the newest install, and if i delete the partition of an older install the only thing that doesnt boot is is the entry for the deleted partition. BUT if I delete the partition with the newest distro ...
by wicked_sticky
Sat Jun 10, 2017 5:13 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: partitions and other newb questions [SOLVED]
Replies: 7
Views: 583

partitions and other newb questions [SOLVED]

1) If I have a separate "/" and "/home" partition... besides my personal files, what goes in the /home partition? **Questions 1-3 are if I have an MBR/bios 2) Where is grub typically installed ? 3) when we install a multi boot (all linux flavors), the boot window/ grub is overwri...
by wicked_sticky
Mon Jun 05, 2017 11:15 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: returning noob questions
Replies: 6
Views: 477

Re: returning noob questions

1) I have 16gb of ram and on an SSD, should I have a small swap or not make a swap partition at all? 2) If I want to use hibernate with 16gb ram, is 17gb swap big enough? 17GB should be OK, although I'd probably give it a bit more just in case. The extra is needed for the machine to save its system...
by wicked_sticky
Sat Jun 03, 2017 7:35 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: returning noob questions
Replies: 6
Views: 477

Re: returning noob questions

TY for the VERY fast reply. Follow ups 1) (windows still needs a small page file to function (2gb if 16gb ram or more), even most of the ram is unused, making sure linux doesnt. 2) This is going on a 232gb SSD with Win 10 already on there disk space is at a premium, installer wants too much, ill jus...
by wicked_sticky
Sat Jun 03, 2017 6:52 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: returning noob questions
Replies: 6
Views: 477

returning noob questions

HI All, Im returning to linux, (always have one form or another installed but did nothing with it) I got a slew of questions if you lovely people can assist me, save hours or googling. 1) I have 16gb of ram and on an SSD, should I have a small swap or not make a swap partition at all? 2) If I want t...
by wicked_sticky
Sat Jun 03, 2017 1:41 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: UEFI Boot issue
Replies: 7
Views: 901

Re: UEFI Boot issue

Thanks for the help.
Once everything is good and broken, or i get my hands on a bigger SSD Ill redo the entire setup in efi mode
by wicked_sticky
Fri Jun 02, 2017 3:17 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: UEFI Boot issue
Replies: 7
Views: 901

Re: UEFI Boot issue

After relaizing the mint and ubuntu and peppermint caused windows start and bios freezing issues, when this happened last year I just needed my computer to work, didnt have to to learn what uefi is and why it breaks my OS or why my OS breaks it. I wiped my SSD, did a clean install of windows 10 in l...
by wicked_sticky
Wed May 31, 2017 5:34 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: UEFI Boot issue
Replies: 7
Views: 901

Re: UEFI Boot issue

Im a linux novice, it looks like those instruction are to load /boot in an efi parition? Im assuming this is the efi partition created by windows?

I dont have an efi partition, I did a standard windows install (legacy) and MBR (not GPT)

Is there any distro that works out of the box with uefi bios?
by wicked_sticky
Wed May 31, 2017 1:42 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: UEFI Boot issue
Replies: 7
Views: 901

UEFI Boot issue

Last time I ran Mint was dual booting 17.1 and windows 10 (the free upgrade from windows 7) on a new asus Z97-E mobo. I kept getting issues with accessing bios if the HD was plugged into the board, or windows not being able to start (like once a month was running start up repair), forgetting time zo...
by wicked_sticky
Thu Oct 06, 2016 10:40 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: overclocking and using mint?
Replies: 5
Views: 2006

Re: overclocking and using mint?

You are right , I dont need the overclock in linux, just for gaming, and then we are talking about a 7 year old I7 going from 2.8ghz to 4.0ghz (which in the game I play most means getting 19 frames per second vs 28...means playable or not) The real issue is this old bios doesnt have an option to sav...
by wicked_sticky
Thu Oct 06, 2016 5:15 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: overclocking and using mint?
Replies: 5
Views: 2006

Re: overclocking and using mint?

Staying up on forums til the morning, its not me, I've found plenty of posts regarding this issue. On linux systems (probably many others) At least Non-K intel cpu's wont boot with a major bclk change. This fix: https://www.reddit.com/r/linux_gaming/comments/4zgb0c/how_to_run_linux_with_overclocked_...
by wicked_sticky
Wed Oct 05, 2016 3:38 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: overclocking and using mint?
Replies: 5
Views: 2006

overclocking and using mint?

I've got an overclocked I7 860. My system is stable in windows at 185 bclk (passes all common stress tests, been using it for months w/o any issue). Mint will livecd or installed os will freeze up as soon as the OS starts to load. Only way to get either to run bclk down to bellow 150mhz. Is there an...
by wicked_sticky
Sat Oct 01, 2016 3:19 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Which Version of Linux Mint
Replies: 7
Views: 533

Re: Which Version of Linux Mint

UI is weird, but night and day difference with speed vs xfce mint. blazing fast. Thank you
by wicked_sticky
Fri Sep 30, 2016 4:06 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Which Version of Linux Mint
Replies: 7
Views: 533

Re: Version of mint/linux

I got the USB boot working (PC had a dead usb port), Mate seemed ok so I installed it. The realized it hangs... a lot. Takes 60 sec to see the wallpaper another 2 minutes to get the panel and everythign else to appear. start up firefox... wait 45seconds firefox opens, go to a website, loads halfway ...
by wicked_sticky
Thu Sep 29, 2016 8:00 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Which Version of Linux Mint
Replies: 7
Views: 533

Re: Version of mint/linux

Mint Xfce edition will work like a champ. The only thing missing from your post is what type of graphics hardware is on that machine. If it is AMD, I suggest you stick with Mint 17.3 version, to get the most out of your AMD graphics. You can still install AMD proprietary drivers in 17.3. AMD have d...
by wicked_sticky
Thu Sep 29, 2016 6:10 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Which Version of Linux Mint
Replies: 7
Views: 533

Which Version of Linux Mint

I realize there are already a lot of threads "which version to choose". Sorry for starting another. Ive been running dual boot of mint Cinnamon/windows on my i7 4790. The mint partition is just used as for web browing/torrent client, media player, going on shadey websites (downloading and ...
by wicked_sticky
Sun Aug 14, 2016 2:50 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Windows 10 dual boot
Replies: 1
Views: 237

Windows 10 dual boot

My knowledge of linux is minimal, I use it as a rescue and web browsing. I resized my windows 10 partition to be larger (moved a 450mg parition, which is probably why I broke something). Then I installed mint 18 on the extended partition I had mint 17 (though now its a little bit smaller). When I bo...

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