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by pbear
Fri May 29, 2020 6:45 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Problems with Dual Boot Install w/ Windows 10
Replies: 12
Views: 194

Re: Problems with Dual Boot Install w/ Windows 10

Hi folks! Here's a screen shot of Gparted running Mint off the USB: Here's what I suggest. Boot the live session. Confirm booted in UEFI mode (fabien85's command). Open GParted. Right-click sda6; select swapoff; the live session mounts that automatically if available, but you need it unmounted so y...
by pbear
Fri May 29, 2020 6:23 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: New to linux and problems with booting
Replies: 8
Views: 201

Re: New to linux and problems with booting

Glad it worked out. Recall what I said. In future, a Windows update might overwrite the boot loader. Simply run the efibootmgr commands again! As for boot order, there's a relatively easy way to do that on your own, but I understand the appeal of Grub Customizer. Be aware, it's a little tricky to un...
by pbear
Fri May 29, 2020 1:33 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Why those huge useless partitions were allocated?
Replies: 3
Views: 162

Re: Why those huge useless partitions were allocated?

You're missing the point. 87% usage is moving into the realm of impairing the system. Would be a good idea to solve that problem, and might soon be essential. Increase the size of the partition or move something off and mount/symlink back (which makes sense depends on what you move).
by pbear
Fri May 29, 2020 1:16 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: cant log in my linux
Replies: 1
Views: 55

Re: cant log in my linux

See this explanation by karlchen. Try deleting the authority files, as he suggests.
Type carefully. The spelling, capitalizationm and punctuation have to be exactly as given.
by pbear
Fri May 29, 2020 1:10 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: how to completely wipe laptop without pw
Replies: 11
Views: 405

Re: how to completely wipe laptop without pw

On the other hand, if the data is that sensitive, it probably was encrypted, in which event this is much ado about nothing.
by pbear
Fri May 29, 2020 12:47 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: VLC Broken - Is There a Workaround?
Replies: 6
Views: 136

Re: VLC Broken - Is There a Workaround?

VLC 3.0.8 works fine for me also. Stop closes the play window, but not the app. Clicking play opens the window again and restarts playback.
by pbear
Fri May 29, 2020 12:44 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Authentication is required to perform file operations
Replies: 2
Views: 82

Re: Authentication is required to perform file operations

When you run that command, it will tell you what files had to be changed. Please copy that information and post to the thread. Will give us a hint what you're doing to change ownership of files in your home folder, so you can stop doing that.
by pbear
Fri May 29, 2020 12:37 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: LM 19.3 MATE 64bit - Where is the explanation of the icons of mIntupdate gone?
Replies: 1
Views: 80

Re: LM 19.3 MATE 64bit - Where is the explanation of the icons of mIntupdate gone?

Are you looking for update levels? Those were dropped in Mint 19.2.
by pbear
Fri May 29, 2020 12:30 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Errors during boot, but only when I've got another distro installed...
Replies: 6
Views: 105

Re: Errors during boot, but only when I've got another distro installed...

... wiped the partition, ran grub-update from the CInnamon installation, and everything was back to normal - no errors during boot. From this, I infer you're not installing a boot loader for the secondary system, or you're installing it to the secondary system's root partition. Is this inference co...
by pbear
Fri May 29, 2020 12:25 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Installing Mint on an external SSD?
Replies: 7
Views: 164

Re: Installing Mint on an external SSD?

zL0ki wrote:
Fri May 29, 2020 9:14 am
Any suggestions how to prevent this from happening.
Same advice: viewtopic.php?f=42&t=287353
by pbear
Fri May 29, 2020 12:24 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Installing Mint on an external SSD?
Replies: 7
Views: 164

Re: Installing Mint on an external SSD?

I have a Windows 10 machine and would like to install Mint on an external SSD. When I do this will Mint be inserted into the Windows boot manager? If so How do I prevent that happening but be able to boot to mint after plugging in the SSD to the Windows machine? Take a look at my tutorial on how to...
by pbear
Fri May 29, 2020 12:06 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [SOLVED] Dual Boot Problem
Replies: 6
Views: 144

Re: Dual Boot Problem

Is this an HP computer? They're notorious for refusing to let anything but Windows have first position in NVRAM. Boot a live session; set up an internet connection; open Firefox and navigate to this thread. Open Terminal, expand to full screen (please, full screen), run efibootmgr -v , copy the outp...
by pbear
Fri May 29, 2020 11:53 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Mint 19.3 boots to text prompt !
Replies: 11
Views: 152

Re: Mint 19.3 boots to text prompt !

Don't worry about it, when I've got a spare week or two I'll reinstall the thing. Your choice, of course, but probably not difficult to rescue this one. FYI, a tty console is almost identical to Terminal. Same commands work in both. So, when you see bob@computer:~$ (or whatever the carefully-redact...
by pbear
Fri May 29, 2020 11:37 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Dual Booting with 2 Drives
Replies: 4
Views: 108

Re: Dual Booting with 2 Drives

I installed windows 7 on that second hard drive. One would expect the second-installed system to have overwritten the MBR (if you have one). Linux does the same thing. The $64,000 question is, which one? Is this a BIOS system or UEFI? Does your firmware permit you to select boot order between the t...
by pbear
Fri May 29, 2020 11:07 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: how to install this adroid studio
Replies: 1
Views: 59

Re: how to install this adroid studio

i could barely understand this installation process It's like the old joke: It only seems kinky the first time. Seriously, the only way to get comfortable with stuff like this is to do it. First, take a manual Timeshift snapshot. (You have set up Timeshift, right?) Open one window with the instruct...
by pbear
Fri May 29, 2020 2:18 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How to Resize my Windows partition?
Replies: 6
Views: 153

Re: How to Resize my Windows partition?

Well, the easiest answer would be to reinstall Windows to the unallocated space, but that wouldn't be a very efficient use of space. You could move partitions so that the space is used more efficiently, but that will take a long time to execute, as it looks like you need three moves. Please explain ...
by pbear
Thu May 28, 2020 11:17 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Problems with Dual Boot Install w/ Windows 10
Replies: 12
Views: 194

Re: Problems with Dual Boot Install w/ Windows 10

do Both .. if you can do that. :) As long as I'm going to delete the Linux partitions prior to the next installation, I was actually thinking of deleting the partitions that I created during the first Linux install in Windows using Disk Management, creating unallocated space and extending the Windo...
by pbear
Thu May 28, 2020 11:14 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Full install/persistant live-boot on USB for private browsing?
Replies: 10
Views: 155

Re: Full install/persistant live-boot on USB for private browsing?

Rufus does not seem to be straightforward to use judging by the confusion some users have expressed. Never given me a whisper of trouble. AFAICT, the problem is that folks insist on fiddling with the settings. That said, I'm mostly recommending Etcher for Windows users these days. Didn't previously...
by pbear
Thu May 28, 2020 9:23 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Full install/persistant live-boot on USB for private browsing?
Replies: 10
Views: 155

Re: Full install/persistant live-boot on USB for private browsing?

That information may not be of much use to you in Windows 10 and you will have to find a suitable Windows USB creator. FYI, mkUSB can be installed to a live session, so run that way on a Windows machine. There's also a regular Windows app called UUI which supports a casper-rw file (so, as you proba...
by pbear
Thu May 28, 2020 9:09 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Full install/persistant live-boot on USB for private browsing?
Replies: 10
Views: 155

Re: Full install/persistant live-boot on USB for private browsing?

JackMan96 wrote:
Thu May 28, 2020 5:56 pm
... I discovered the computer won't boot .ISO images from any normal distro.
That doesn't sound likely. What make and model? What app are you using to burn the ISOs. Are you burning to USB or DVD?

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