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by CaptainKirksChair
Mon Apr 01, 2019 9:31 pm
Forum: Suggestions & New Ideas
Topic: this can't be a new idea, right?
Replies: 12
Views: 482

Re: this can't be a new idea, right?

My recommendation is to get an external hard drive and just drag and drop your home folder to the backup drive. Let it run overnight. This is exactly what I do before reinstalling and also before I take my 'daily driver' on a trip. I have never needed that backup so far but the day may come when I ...
by CaptainKirksChair
Sun Mar 31, 2019 10:08 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: The "Eat My Specs" thread - Post your specs
Replies: 48
Views: 1333

Re: The "Eat My Specs" thread - Post your specs

Your basic, generic, iMac 9.1 with Mint 19.0 Cinnamon installed. My daily driver and has worked like a champ. I turn on my main Windows 7 PC just a few times a year. The iMac isn't really upgradeable because to change anything you have to remove the screen! At least on the Macbook Pro you can just r...
by CaptainKirksChair
Sun Mar 31, 2019 9:54 pm
Forum: Suggestions & New Ideas
Topic: this can't be a new idea, right?
Replies: 12
Views: 482

Re: this can't be a new idea, right?

The Mint installer will just put a copy of the operating system on the root partition and leave the /home partition intact. This method works great, but you should still make a backup of your data, just in case. Moem , you are correct. I always advocate backups just in case something goes wrong (to...
by CaptainKirksChair
Sat Mar 30, 2019 10:56 pm
Forum: Suggestions & New Ideas
Topic: this can't be a new idea, right?
Replies: 12
Views: 482

Re: this can't be a new idea, right?

my suggestion is that a third option could be made at that point install fresh, but preserve user data Actually, if during your initial install you choose the Something Else option and partition your hard drive so you have root (/), /home, and swap partitions, then during any upgrade, just format t...
by CaptainKirksChair
Wed Mar 27, 2019 11:10 am
Forum: Non-technical Questions
Topic: Cinnamon development
Replies: 2
Views: 297

Re: Cinnamon development

Right click your desktop, hover over the Desktop menu choice, and then uncheck Auto Arrange from the submenu. Yes, you have to move your icons manually. If what you mean is to have auto arrange on and have a menu choice for right-align, that's not available now but it would be a good idea.
by CaptainKirksChair
Sun Mar 24, 2019 7:08 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Running mint from 1 Terabyte USB stick
Replies: 26
Views: 482

Re: Running mint from 1 Terabyte USB stick

I think the better approach is to leave a chunk of unallocated space at the end of the drive for future expansion, or put in an extra partition just for backup images. The point I'm making is for the OP; chopping up a drive takes planning and thought. The only reason to go above around 40GB is if t...
by CaptainKirksChair
Sat Mar 23, 2019 11:50 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Running mint from 1 Terabyte USB stick
Replies: 26
Views: 482

Re: Running mint from 1 Terabyte USB stick

Good grief. A fraction over one third of that should be more than enough. I disagree. You have the space, use it. Since the drive is 1TB, that leaves over 800GB for the /home partition. Why skimp? You're only going to have 4 partitions. This is not dual-booted. This is not going to be used for anyt...
by CaptainKirksChair
Sat Mar 23, 2019 3:40 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Running mint from 1 Terabyte USB stick
Replies: 26
Views: 482

Re: Running mint from 1 Terabyte USB stick

With 1 TB to burn, I would partition the USB drive like this: 500mb - Fat32 - EFI 100GB - EXT4 - / (that is, root) 800GB - EXT4 - /home 8GB - SWAP (assuming you have 8GB of RAM) Actually, your home partition should be the remainder of the drive less the swap space. That would be around 890GB for you...
by CaptainKirksChair
Mon Mar 18, 2019 11:13 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Windows 10 dual boot issues <SOLVED>
Replies: 11
Views: 273

Re: Windows 10 dual boot issues <SOLVED>

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by CaptainKirksChair
Mon Mar 18, 2019 12:17 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Windows 10 dual boot issues <SOLVED>
Replies: 11
Views: 273

Re: Windows 10 dual boot issues

Take a look at your second photo. Everything is fine there. When you reinstall Windows, SDA1, 2, 3, and 4 will be used. Do NOT let Windows take the entire drive! You will be installing Windows to SDA3. It should be called the C: drive in Windows. Make sure to format the C: drive so you wipe out ever...
by CaptainKirksChair
Sun Mar 10, 2019 12:50 pm
Forum: Networking
Topic: Wifi on Mac Mini 2008 LMDE2
Replies: 1
Views: 414

Re: Wifi on Mac Mini 2008 LMDE2

Go into your network settings and disable IPv6. I cannot say this will work but on Mint 18.3 with an Atheros WiFi card, I had a similar problem to yours; it kept "connecting" and then asking for the password. I disabled IPv6 and it's been working fine. Right now, I'm on an iMac 9.1 running Mint 19.0...
by CaptainKirksChair
Sat Mar 09, 2019 12:37 am
Forum: Promotion
Topic: Neighbors Computer
Replies: 6
Views: 446

Re: Neighbors Computer

I have had someone tell me they went back to a Big Box store's computer service department and were charged something like $80 (can't remember exactly how much) to "fix" their PC because it was running slow but they couldn't tell what was actually done to fix the problem. They booted to a Mint Live...
by CaptainKirksChair
Fri Mar 08, 2019 11:56 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Wifi not detected on Mint19.1
Replies: 5
Views: 207

Re: Wifi not detected on Mint19.1

There is no wifi switch available on the device nor on the keyboard. Even in BIOS there is no option for enabling/disabling wifi. I think this is more to Drivers Yes. But it's always a good idea to check. My Dell E6400 has just such a switch and there are times I hit it accidentally and lose the Wi...
by CaptainKirksChair
Fri Mar 08, 2019 12:54 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Wifi not detected on Mint19.1
Replies: 5
Views: 207

Re: Wifi not detected on Mint19.1

On all HP laptops, you should check to see if you have a switch on the laptop that enables and disables the wireless hardware. If you don't see one, try the F12 function key. Sometimes those things are off by default and you have to enable the WiFi manually. You can also boot to the BIOS and see if ...
by CaptainKirksChair
Thu Mar 07, 2019 11:20 pm
Forum: Non-technical Questions
Topic: Why does Linux Mint work when others don't?
Replies: 12
Views: 577

Re: Why does Linux Mint work when others don't?

I think it's just the time and effort Clem and his team put into each release. I use an iMac 9.1 with Mint 19.0 Cinnamon and it's my daily driver. When I boot to any Cinnamon LiveUSB on this iMac, I just run Driver Manager, enable the Broadcom wireless drivers, and I'm connected. Even Ubuntu didn't ...
by CaptainKirksChair
Thu Mar 07, 2019 11:13 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Record Vinyl
Replies: 32
Views: 715

Re: Record Vinyl

Descriptions of the sound of audio equipment are always nonsense unless they do ABX or blind testing, which they rarely do...because almost everything except speakers and headphones sounds the same, a fact which advertisers of expensive equipment do not like. I'm going with Flemur on this one. Jame...
by CaptainKirksChair
Sun Feb 24, 2019 9:00 pm
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Ubuntu to Mint
Replies: 9
Views: 368

Re: Ubuntu to Mint

Hi everyone, I'm Julian from glorious Devon in England. Hello, Julian. Welcome to Mint! Though while I am not completely Windows free, Mint 19.0 Cinnamon is my daily driver on an iMac 9.1 that I got for cheap. I too have tried Ubuntu and even Zorin. Mint is superior and quite configurable. I'm neve...
by CaptainKirksChair
Sat Feb 23, 2019 7:11 pm
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: New here, New to Linux
Replies: 11
Views: 290

Re: New here, New to Linux

I have a dual boot Windows 7/Mint installation on Dell E6430. It seems that Mint had proper working drivers for everything. I lucked out I guess. I have a Dell E6400 laptop that was my first Mint install, 17.3 Cinnamon. I have upgraded to Mint 19 through various steps of version 18 and never once h...
by CaptainKirksChair
Sun Feb 10, 2019 8:12 pm
Forum: Other networking topics
Topic: Linux/Windows Samba Share
Replies: 12
Views: 1036

Re: Linux/Windows Samba Share

My recommendation is to put rules in the Mint firewall to allow specific IP addresses through. That's the only thing I can think of that may work. Then again, it may not. And you will most likely have to use static IP addresses on all of your devices so you can do the firewall rules. Again, I have n...
by CaptainKirksChair
Sun Feb 10, 2019 1:18 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Unable to install Mint 19.1
Replies: 4
Views: 206

Re: Unable to install Mint 19.1

Format the USB stick and remove all files from it. Then use the ISO and build the Mint LiveUSB to it. Some USB sticks come with a manufacturer's partition and other files and booting can sometimes be a problem. Start with a perfectly clean drive when you use the ISO to build a LiveUSB. It's worth a ...

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