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by pbear
Sat Feb 24, 2018 12:54 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Loading persistent USB Flash to RAM
Replies: 2
Views: 69

Re: Loading persistent USB Flash to RAM

In my understanding, mkUSB has a boot option to load in RAM for this very reason, although I've never tested it. What I have tested it persistence over 4 GB and I wrote up how I did the installation here , with links to more information. You might be able to get to the same place by editing the boot...
by pbear
Sat Feb 24, 2018 12:45 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Grub installation failed on a USB stick.
Replies: 4
Views: 52

Re: Grub installation failed on a USB stick.

Caution: Installing to a USB drive in UEFI can be hazardous to your internal hard drive's bootloader. It's a bug. There are a couple of strategies for getting around this, of which I prefer the one described in this thread . Notice the install is done in BIOS mode, then the UEFI bootloader added man...
by pbear
Sat Feb 24, 2018 12:35 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [solved] how get root access on linuxmint file explorer?
Replies: 10
Views: 96

Re: [solved] how get root access on linuxmint file explorer?

FYI, there are two other ways to do this and they're more handy (IMHO) if one needs to edit more than one file. Both start in Terminal, but it's just one command, then you're in a GUI app with root privileges. 1. Run gksudo caja (or whatever file manager your system uses). Navigate to the files. Ope...
by pbear
Sat Feb 24, 2018 12:20 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Linux mint 18.3 set me a password upon login, without me requesting it
Replies: 15
Views: 259

Re: Linux mint 18.3 set me a password upon login, without me requesting it

marks18789 wrote:
Sat Feb 24, 2018 2:44 am
... it's not a good fit not just for me, but for most people
That's correct. Most people want Linux to be like Windows and Linux isn't Windows.

Funny thing is that I answered your question but you're too busy bellyaching to notice.
by pbear
Fri Feb 23, 2018 1:29 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Can i use window 8 and linux in same computer?
Replies: 6
Views: 69

Re: Can i use window 8 and linux in same computer?

Agree and disagree. A persistent drive is okay for test drives, but not well suited to long term use. Also, no point using a 32 GB flash drive when only 4 GB can be persistent. Which is to say, if Lee wants to try this, he can use any drive he might have in a drawer already. By the way, Lee , what's...
by pbear
Fri Feb 23, 2018 1:13 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Installed Linux Mint 18.3 Cinnamon but cannot boot Windows 8.1 anymore
Replies: 10
Views: 173

Re: Installed Linux Mint 18.3 Cinnamon but cannot boot Windows 8.1 anymore

FWIW, I had the update grub problem with dual install to a BIOS machine (formerly Win7). Sometimes it just happens. By the way, I notice you ended up with only 40 GB for Mint on your hard drive. Meanwhile, Windows has 800 GB of unused space. Before you go much further, except maybe to give Mint a fe...
by pbear
Fri Feb 23, 2018 2:29 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Trouble installing virtualbox
Replies: 33
Views: 395

Re: Trouble installing virtualbox

Not clear whether you understood Termy's comment. Most things listed in Synaptic aren't installed, only items marked in green. Looks like you have a clean slate. Try this set of commands, based on a script MintBean posted a few months ago, which in turn is based on the official Oracle instructions ....
by pbear
Fri Feb 23, 2018 1:21 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Set Up WINE?
Replies: 7
Views: 142

Re: Set Up WINE?

Been a while since I did this, but as I recall it's just three steps. 1. Per website , for 64 bit Ubuntu (and therefore Mint), run sudo dpkg --add-architecture i386 in Terminal. 2. After installation, an entry for Wine will be added to Menu. For a repo install, configure Wine will be one of the item...
by pbear
Fri Feb 23, 2018 12:16 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Linux mint 18.3 set me a password upon login, without me requesting it
Replies: 15
Views: 259

Re: Linux mint 18.3 set me a password upon login, without me requesting it

Sounds like Linux isn't a good fit for you. It requires the user to do the work figuring out how different tools fit together, often with very little documentation and always no warranties. In any event, the people here are merely users like you. Scolding us because you're frustrated is not only poi...
by pbear
Thu Feb 22, 2018 11:29 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Cinnamon vs Mate
Replies: 29
Views: 756

Re: Cinnamon vs Mate

Thanks austin and AZgl.
by pbear
Thu Feb 22, 2018 1:26 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Cinnamon vs Mate
Replies: 29
Views: 756

Re: Cinnamon vs Mate

I consider the Cinnamon file manager (Nemo) to be much better than the Mate file manager (Caja). That is one of the deciding factors for me. Would appreciate if you could expound on this. The eye candy doesn't mean anything to me, but this would be a good reason to consider switching. I have a Cinn...
by pbear
Thu Feb 22, 2018 3:01 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: With dual boot I can no longer get into BIOS
Replies: 4
Views: 163

Re: With dual boot I can no longer get into BIOS

You can't use rEFInd on a BIOS machine. And although it apparently has been upgraded to Win10, a quick search shows yours originally shipped as Win7.
by pbear
Wed Feb 21, 2018 10:46 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Installed Linux Mint 18.3 Cinnamon but cannot boot Windows 8.1 anymore
Replies: 10
Views: 173

Re: Installed Linux Mint 18.3 Cinnamon but cannot boot Windows 8.1 anymore

Another vote for sudo update-grub . Two things to know, AzdeBuzz . First, this is one of the safest commands you can possibly run, so definitely give it a try. Second, in Linux, when you enter your password in Terminal nothing will display, not even asterisks. Go ahead, type the password and hit ent...
by pbear
Tue Feb 20, 2018 8:14 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Can't open some of the Mate menu options
Replies: 9
Views: 134

Re: Can't open some of the Mate menu options

Well, yeah, that sounds like a faulty installation. Did you verify the checksum of the download file? Does anything work? For example, can you access the internet with Firefox? For context, did you install from DVD or USB? Single or dual boot? Also, run inxi -Fxz in Terminal and post the output (ple...
by pbear
Sun Feb 18, 2018 12:27 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Installation on external Drive not possible
Replies: 12
Views: 286

Re: Installation on external Drive not possible

Sorry, I don't understand your first question. Mint will boot a live session in UEFI. Indeed, it installs fine in UEFI if the target is an internal drive. What causes a problem is booting the live session in UEFI then installing to an external drive. The strategy I'm recommending gets around this pr...
by pbear
Sat Feb 17, 2018 12:49 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Installation on external Drive not possible
Replies: 12
Views: 286

Re: Installation on external Drive not possible

FWIW, I've done a lot of research on this problem. I don't like install-and-repair but if you're going to do it, I think this tutorial fits your situation better, as it was developed for a Windows system, whereas the Halbarad tutorial assumes your main system is using Ubuntu. Actually, though, I thi...
by pbear
Tue Feb 06, 2018 7:01 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Can someone make this keyboard layout (persian phonetic keyboard)?[SOLVED]
Replies: 8
Views: 148

Re: Can someone make this keyboard layout?

Frankly, it's neither reasonable nor realistic to expect anyone to volunteer to program this for you. OTOH, perhaps you know this already, but in case not, be aware the standard Persian keyboard layout (ISIRI 9147) is already installed on your Linux system. You just have to enable it in Keyboard (se...
by pbear
Thu Jan 25, 2018 12:53 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How to put live USB Mint persistent storage on hard disk
Replies: 17
Views: 318

Re: How to put live USB Mint persistent storage on hard disk

Do you have the test results for running a Live Linux USB 3.0 flash drive over a Live USB 2.0.? Nah. By the time I got around to testing persistence (which I think is overrated) I had given up on 2.0 flash drives. But seem to me the read/write issues are similar to those of an installed system. Don...
by pbear
Wed Jan 24, 2018 8:31 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Followed a tutorial and still failed
Replies: 2
Views: 99

Re: Followed a tutorial and still failed

As Moem says, it's not possible to help without a lot more information. I will mention, though, that the linked tutorial is a bit out of date, as the current stable branch of Wine is 3.0. When possible, you want to stay in the stable branch. Also, it's crucial you not try to overwrite the installati...
by pbear
Wed Jan 24, 2018 7:57 pm
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: [Tutorial] Live usb with persistence over 4GB
Replies: 20
Views: 9664

Re: [Tutorial] Live usb with persistence over 4GB

This came up in a couple of threads recently, so I decided to give mkUSB a whirl. Having done it both ways, I'd say they're pretty similar in terms of difficulty. And both work. On the whole, though, I agree with Spearmint2 that mkUSB is a better choice. Was developed by senior Ubuntu guru sudodus (...

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