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by pbear
Tue Nov 13, 2018 2:41 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Installing Wine in Mint 19
Replies: 10
Views: 247

Re: Installing Wine in Mint 19

FWIW, I did test the Ubuntu instructions on a regular Mint 19 install and, again, got a slew of errors when running winecfg.

Apparently no one else cares, so never mind.
by pbear
Mon Nov 12, 2018 4:05 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Installing Wine in Mint 19
Replies: 10
Views: 247

Re: Installing Wine in Mint 19

Actually, I think most everyone will understand what those figures of speech meant, to wit, that I anticipated you would be prickly about being challenged.

When I get a chance, I'll test the Ubuntu instructions on a Mint 19 install. Would be nice if another user or two would do the same.
by pbear
Mon Nov 12, 2018 1:43 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Installing Wine in Mint 19
Replies: 10
Views: 247

Re: Installing Wine in Mint 19

Winehq recommends A bit different than what I read on that solved link, please correct me if I am wrong. You are not wrong, but the differences are there for a reason: You do not need to add i386 architecture on Mint because Mint is multi-arch by default. Also Mint does not need those Mint-specific...
by pbear
Mon Nov 12, 2018 12:26 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Installing to USB messed up grub - SOLVED
Replies: 14
Views: 244

Re: Installing to USB messed up grub

First, be aware the installer doesn't support system encryption for USB installs. Well I have successfully installed an encrypted Mint on an USB stick. It is treated just like any other hard disk. Bear in mind I said the installer doesn't support, not that it can't be done. As dontworry isn't inter...
by pbear
Sun Nov 11, 2018 12:56 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Installing to USB messed up grub - SOLVED
Replies: 14
Views: 244

Re: Installing to USB messed up grub

Kudos for patience and perseverance. Please go back to the first post in the thread, hit edit (the little pencil icon) and add "Solved" to the thread title. As regards the USB project, I'll mention two additional thoughts. First, be aware the installer doesn't support system encryption for USB insta...
by pbear
Sun Nov 11, 2018 1:07 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Installing to USB messed up grub - SOLVED
Replies: 14
Views: 244

Re: Installing to USB messed up grub

Alas, I'm not able to help much with the Grub reinstall problem. As mentioned, it's not something I've had to do. Also, my main Mint install is on a BIOS rather than UEFI machine, so I'm not able to test Pjotr's instructions to see how they're supposed to work. Moreover, I don't use system encryptio...
by pbear
Sat Nov 10, 2018 12:52 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Installing to USB messed up grub - SOLVED
Replies: 14
Views: 244

Re: Installing to USB messed up grub

As I said, this should be fixable. BTW, in gold_finger's defense, UEFI was still relatively new four years ago, the installer bug had only just been discovered and wasn't widely known. And I do agree full install is preferable to persistence in most cases. Anyhoo, I'm pretty sure all you need to do ...
by pbear
Sat Nov 10, 2018 4:10 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Full install on pendrive + Unexpected GRUB screen
Replies: 1
Views: 94

Re: Full install on pendrive + Unexpected GRUB screen

In a nutshell, the problem is that the procedure described in the linked article is not appropriate for a UEFI machine. It's incorrect and ignores an important bug. I know of two ways to do this correctly (see here ), but have no experience fixing a Windows machine which has been bollixed by followi...
by pbear
Sat Nov 10, 2018 2:55 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [SOLVED] Dual booting with Windows after Linux Mint already installed
Replies: 11
Views: 240

Re: Dual booting with Windows after Linux Mint already installed

FWIW, I've found the last answer (by Fred Langa) in this TechNet discussion to work nicely with the VBox audio problem.
by pbear
Sat Nov 10, 2018 12:38 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Installing to USB messed up grub - SOLVED
Replies: 14
Views: 244

Re: Installing to USB messed up grub

Hey dontworry , welcome to the Forum. I'm pretty sure the problem is that you installed to USB on a UEFI machine, which unfortunately triggered a bug in the installer. Not something you could be expected to know, but whoever wrote the instructions you followed should have. Of which speaking, please ...
by pbear
Fri Nov 09, 2018 1:28 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: keeping firmware time after linux mint, going back to windows
Replies: 8
Views: 268

Re: keeping firmware time after linux mint, going back to windows

I wonder which version of Windows the OP is using and whether he (or she) has disabled updates. I used to have this problem with Win10, but am unable to reproduce it now. Actually, I don't recall having a problem with live boots, but definitely full installs. No idea what may have changed or when, a...
by pbear
Fri Nov 09, 2018 12:57 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Wine on Mint 19 Cinnamon
Replies: 7
Views: 212

Re: Wine Cinnamon 19

Sounds like you skipped a couple steps. If yours is a 64 bit machine, you need to run sudo dpkg --add-architecture i386. In any event, you need to run winecfg before Wine will let you install any Windows apps. These aren't new, by the way, but it's been a while since you did this last time.
by pbear
Thu Nov 08, 2018 4:34 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Installing Mint 18.3 from USB gives no options
Replies: 10
Views: 203

Re: Installing Mint 18.3 from USB gives no options

Could it be different for installing KDE? Turns out, yes. That's why it's important to include such information in the OP, so folks don't waste their time answering the wrong question. Anyhoo, as far as I can tell, Manual in KDE is identical to Something Else in the other desktops, but I'll let som...
by pbear
Thu Nov 08, 2018 1:59 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Help restoring dual boot after hard crash
Replies: 1
Views: 67

Re: Help restoring dual boot after hard crash

I have tried installing linux on an existing linux partition before. I choose "something else," select the ext4 partition and get an error message something like "no root partition set..." My apologies if I don't remember exactly what the error message said. Don't have the bandwidth to help with th...
by pbear
Thu Nov 08, 2018 1:38 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Installing Mint 18.3 from USB gives no options
Replies: 10
Views: 203

Re: Installing Mint 18.3 from USB gives no options

Too late now, I suppose, but what you should have used Tuxkid was the "Something Else" method. That's where you'll find the options you describe. I don't recall seeing "Something Else" Why would I make this up? In fact, the Installation Type screen is the same for both: InstallationType18.png Insta...
by pbear
Wed Nov 07, 2018 2:18 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: How can I access shared folder on a Windows 10 machine from my Linux mint?
Replies: 2
Views: 88

Re: How can I access shared folder on a Windows 10 machine from my Linux mint?

It matters whether you're doing this with a regular install or VirtualBox. If the former, it should be as simple as opening File Manager, finding the Windows partition in the left panel, clicking to mount, then navigating to the appropriate folder, which will be something like /Windows/Users/<Name>....
by pbear
Wed Nov 07, 2018 12:48 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: HP and uefi (Solved)
Replies: 8
Views: 205

Re: HP and uefi

If your hardware is challenged by LM19, you might do better with 18.x. My personal favorite of the series was 18.2, which IMHO had the best versions of Update Manager and Software Manager, but that's just personal preference. Be aware it may be your machine simply isn't robust enough for Ubuntu/Mint...
by pbear
Tue Nov 06, 2018 8:08 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: HP and uefi (Solved)
Replies: 8
Views: 205

Re: HP and uefi

I have an HP with UEFI, though not necessarily the same version (mine is Insyde F.45). On mine, the place you deal with boot order is F10 (BIOS Setup), while F9 is the Windows boot manager. In other words, I'm pretty sure the place you want to be is the same one where you turned off secure boot. So,...
by pbear
Tue Nov 06, 2018 5:57 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [SOLVED] Can't get firejail firefox to luanch from menu in LMDE3
Replies: 5
Views: 102

Re: [SOLVED] Can't get firejail firefox to luanch from menu in LMDE3

Well, that is weird, but I observe the same thing with the Cindy VM to which I installed Firejail this morning. That is, now the menu launcher works, where it very definitely didn't earlier (was able to download a jpg directly to Pictures, rather than being limited to Downloads). And I changed nothi...
by pbear
Tue Nov 06, 2018 1:58 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Installing Mint 18.3 from USB gives no options
Replies: 10
Views: 203

Re: Installing Mint 18.3 from USB gives no options

Too late now, I suppose, but what you should have used Tuxkid was the "Something Else" method. That's where you'll find the options you describe.

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