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by pbear
Mon Jan 20, 2020 12:55 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Verify ISO stumbling first steps
Replies: 2
Views: 47

Re: Verify ISO stumbling first steps

... Windows does not differentiate between the two files, despite the additional three-letter suffix. FWIW, I don't have this problem, using Windows 10 with Firefox. I doubt this is the issue, but maybe it will help if you turn on display of file name extensions. That's an option in File Explorer, ...
by pbear
Mon Jan 20, 2020 12:48 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Secure Boot
Replies: 1
Views: 39

Re: Secure Boot

Should there be a KEY? Depends on the machine, I suppose. My HP laptop running Insyde UEFI doesn't have one. Rather, it generates a four digit code when switching off secure boot, which has to be entered manually, presumably taken to establish that a human user is authorizing the change. By the way...
by pbear
Mon Jan 20, 2020 12:29 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: No such Device and unkown filesystem errors after reinstalling Mint 19.3
Replies: 4
Views: 105

Re: No such Device and unkown filesystem errors after reinstalling Mint 19.3

Can you explain your last line of commands a little bit? What kukamuumuka wants you to do is boot the live session, open Terminal (click to expand to full screen), run each of those commands, and report the output here. Note you have access to Firefox in the live session, so you can navigate to thi...
by pbear
Sun Jan 19, 2020 10:50 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Linux Mint 19.3 Archive Single Threaded?
Replies: 11
Views: 239

Re: Linux Mint 19.3 Archive Single Threaded?

VoodooVinny wrote:
Sun Jan 19, 2020 4:46 pm
I am sure that you are not going to read this ...
It's okay, I read everything else. And I've said what I have to say.
by pbear
Sun Jan 19, 2020 1:09 pm
Forum: Virtualization
Topic: (SOLVED) VirtualBox Dynamically Allocated Space???
Replies: 15
Views: 353

Re: (SOLVED) VirtualBox Dynamically Allocated Space???

Upgrade to 6.1 is a new topic, so I'll give one quick answer. If that (plus you're own research) isn't enough, open a separate thread. If it's a Windows host, download the new .exe file, then double-click to install. The installer will take care of removing the old version. If it's a Mint host, upgr...
by pbear
Sun Jan 19, 2020 12:52 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Linux Mint 19.3 Archive Single Threaded?
Replies: 11
Views: 239

Re: Linux Mint 19.3 Archive Single Threaded?

I have to say your reply only solidifies the stereotype of answers that people get from asking questions about Linux. Your confirmation bias is showing. You might want to tuck that in. Asking questions is fine. That"s what the forum is for. But it's disingenuous to ask a question, then tell the fir...
by pbear
Sun Jan 19, 2020 12:30 am
Forum: Virtualization
Topic: Would like to install Virtualbox
Replies: 8
Views: 203

Re: Would like to install Virtualbox

AndyMH wrote:
Sat Jan 18, 2020 6:25 am
Think gm10 posted a minor tweak to the above recently, but can't find it.
I suspect you're thinking of this post, where he recommends only one of the keys.
by pbear
Sat Jan 18, 2020 11:54 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: 19.3 Install Linux Mint Does Nothing
Replies: 3
Views: 117

Re: 19.3 Install Linux Mint Does Nothing

Sounds like a compatibility issue. Let's see your system info. Boot the installation medium again. Open Terminal and expand to full screen. Run inxi -Fxz, copy the output and post to the thread, enclosing the text in code tags (the </> button above the text entry window).
by pbear
Sat Jan 18, 2020 11:35 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: 19.3 kernel update today and now no boot
Replies: 12
Views: 343

Re: 19.3 kernel update today and now no boot

"this is standard procedure" is really what I needed to hear. Glad to help. For context, if you had started with Mint 19.2, then upgraded to 19.3, you by default would still be on the 4.15 kernel. Manually installing the 4.15 kernel in 19.3 (and deleting the more recent ones) gets you to the exact ...
by pbear
Sat Jan 18, 2020 11:27 pm
Forum: Virtualization
Topic: (SOLVED) VirtualBox Dynamically Allocated Space???
Replies: 15
Views: 353

Re: (SOLVED) VirtualBox Dynamically Allocated Space???

You don't mention which version of VBox, but it's easy to increase the allocated space as of at least 6.0. From the main menu, select Tools > Media. Or can get to the same place with File > Virtual Media Manager. Select drive wanting to modify. Change size (see lower half of screen), then click app...
by pbear
Sat Jan 18, 2020 12:45 pm
Forum: Virtualization
Topic: (SOLVED) VirtualBox Dynamically Allocated Space???
Replies: 15
Views: 353

Re: (SOLVED) VirtualBox Dynamically Allocated Space???

You don't mention which version of VBox, but it's easy to increase the allocated space as of at least 6.0. From the main menu, select Tools > Media. Or can get to the same place with File > Virtual Media Manager. Select drive wanting to modify. Change size (see lower half of screen), then click apply.
by pbear
Sat Jan 18, 2020 12:37 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Linux Mint 19.3 Archive Single Threaded?
Replies: 11
Views: 239

Re: Linux Mint 19.3 Archive Single Threaded?

VoodooVinny wrote:
Sat Jan 18, 2020 8:25 am
My take on this is everyone is constantly trying to advance the Linux community.
Shrug. My reaction reading the first few sentences of the OP was, "This isn't going to turn out well."

Obviously you don't like Linux. So don't use it. Simple.
by pbear
Sat Jan 18, 2020 12:24 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: 19.3 kernel update today and now no boot
Replies: 12
Views: 343

Re: 19.3 kernel update today and now no boot

I'm using a Macbook Pro 2012 and so far the level of support specific to macbooks (at least mine) is incredible. The 4.15 kernel should work fine with that machine. And, as mentioned, it's an LTS kernel, so receiving security updates. All you get with a newer kernel is compatibility with components...
by pbear
Sat Jan 18, 2020 12:18 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Upgraded Win 7 to Win 10, GRUB shows 2 boot options for 7, none for 10
Replies: 13
Views: 282

Re: Upgraded Win 7 to Win 10, GRUB shows 2 boot options for 7, none for 10

If you installed 19.3 last, it has control of Grub. So you have to be booted in 19.3 when you run sudo update-grub.
Which, indeed, is what I suggested above, after you mentioned for the first time there were two versions of Mint in play.
by pbear
Sat Jan 18, 2020 12:39 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: How to shorten time my Toshiba laptop waits for me to press the F12 key to change boot-up sequence or enter BIOS?
Replies: 4
Views: 129

Re: How to shorten time my Toshiba laptop waits for me to press the F12 key to change boot-up sequence or enter BIOS?

Not if you forget why USB boot won't work when you eventually need it again. More to the point, if I hadn't mentioned the issue, you probably never would have realized enabling fast boot was why USB boot had stopped working. You're welcome.
by pbear
Sat Jan 18, 2020 12:28 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: 19.3 kernel update today and now no boot
Replies: 12
Views: 343

Re: 19.3 kernel update today and now no boot

FWIW, there's another current thread with someone having trouble with the 5.3 kernel. As suggested in that thread, I'd suggest you install the latest version of the 4.15 kernel (you do that in Update Manager), boot into it from advanced options in Grub and see whether it works on your machine. If so...
by pbear
Sat Jan 18, 2020 12:15 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Dual boot: Win 10 breaks GRUB; powering off/on fixes it
Replies: 4
Views: 123

Re: Dual boot: Win 10 breaks GRUB; powering off/on fixes it

Howdy causandux , welcome to the Linux Mint Forums. Really awesome first post! Shot in the dark: Did you disable fast startup in Windows? It's generally recommended but not mentioned in the tutorial you link. In Windows, go to Control Panel > Power Options > Power Button; click “Change settings that...
by pbear
Sat Jan 18, 2020 12:02 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Upgrading to mint 19.x from mint 17.3, Rosa, Cinnamon 32 bit
Replies: 2
Views: 94

Re: Upgrading to mint 19.x from mint 17.3, Rosa, Cinnamon 32 bit

I have an old Fujitsu-Siemens Amilo A1630 laptop, running on an AMD Athlon 64 processor. It would be useful to have more detailed information. Boot the 17.3 system. Open Terminal and expand to full screen. Run inxi -Fxz , copy the output and post to the thread, enclosing the text in code tags (the ...
by pbear
Fri Jan 17, 2020 11:56 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Running mint from USB, shortcuts don't work
Replies: 4
Views: 96

Re: Running mint from USB, shortcuts don't work

Have you tried deleting the old shortcuts and creating new ones based on the auto-mounted partition?

I suspect the problem is as simple as that the old shortcuts are confused by the difference in mount points.
by pbear
Fri Jan 17, 2020 11:51 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: How to shorten time my Toshiba laptop waits for me to press the F12 key to change boot-up sequence or enter BIOS?
Replies: 4
Views: 129

Re: How to shorten time my Toshiba laptop waits for me to press the F12 key to change boot-up sequence or enter BIOS?

What you're looking for is called fast boot. Shaves a couple seconds off the boot time (whoopie!) by skipping initialization of some hardware components. Note this usually means you lose USB boot and external monitor. Seems like a poor trade to me, but it's your computer.

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