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by jglen490
Sun Mar 31, 2019 6:18 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Changed CPU now Boot Fails & New Install Fails
Replies: 2
Views: 115

Re: Changed CPU now Boot Fails & New Install Fails

According to Gigabyte CPU Support those two CPUs are for two different socket series. The AMD Athlon II X4 640 CPU is for a socket AM3 and the AMD FX-8350 is AM3+. There may be some BIOS setting that will need to be made. There may be some differences within the Gigabyte GA990X series of mobos betwe...
by jglen490
Sun Mar 31, 2019 5:33 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [solved] Authenticity check comes back bad
Replies: 15
Views: 357

Re: [solved] Authenticity check comes back bad

The uncertainty in the conversation has to do with whether a hash that comes from a source that has an iso to which the hash number relates - presents a risk. A hash, as the result of a computation, is exceptionally difficult to spoof. So, if a hash comes from an extremely large file matches a numbe...
by jglen490
Tue Mar 19, 2019 9:33 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [SOLVED] Libre Office Writer cannot format MS Word document
Replies: 8
Views: 253

Re: [SOLVED] Libre Office Writer cannot format MS Word document

I doubt it's the OS, but of you did an upgrade from a previous installation level, then there could be remnant library file conflicts showing up. The solution would be to purge (not just delete) LibreOffice, and then reinstall the current version from the software manager.
by jglen490
Tue Mar 19, 2019 9:24 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: linux mint 19 won't install
Replies: 14
Views: 422

Re: linux mint 19 won't install

Did you check the sha256sum as recommended on the Linuxmint download page? It's possible that the download went badly, or even the burn.
by jglen490
Tue Mar 19, 2019 9:20 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [solved] Authenticity check comes back bad
Replies: 15
Views: 357

Re: Authenticity check comes back bad

The simple solution is almost always the best, maybe not the easiest but the best.

Run

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sha256sum somemintversion.iso
Compare the result with the string in the text file for your version. If any character is different, the iso is bad. End of story.
by jglen490
Sat Jan 19, 2019 2:10 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [SOLVED] Launching Synaptic Package Manager from CLI produces Gtk-CRITICAL **
Replies: 10
Views: 271

Re: Launching Synaptic Package Manager from CLI produces Gtk-CRITICAL **

Hello everyone... This is my first post on Linux Mint, and coincidentally, I am a neophyte when it comes to the Linux Mint distro, and the Linux OS as a whole - so please forgive me in advance if I am misusing syntax, terminology, etc... I've been using Linux Mint for the past week and haven't been...
by jglen490
Sat Jan 19, 2019 1:55 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Installation error on motherboard A320M -S2H
Replies: 1
Views: 64

Re: Installation error on motherboard A320M -S2H

What was the reason for the BIOS update? What does F24 fix? Is there some feature of F24 that you are trying to take advantage of that was interfering with Mint? There are lots of really good reasons for updating the BIOS/firmware, but in general, if it ain't broke don't fix it. The BIOS/firmware is...
by jglen490
Sat Jan 19, 2019 12:13 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [SOLVED] Fresh install or upgrade
Replies: 7
Views: 252

Re: Fresh install or upgrade

Whatever you do, backup your /home - FIRST! There are a lot of backup products in available in Linux. I just use rsync on the command line to an external USB hard drive. Then download whatever .iso you want, verify the checksum, burn it to a thumbdrive, and proceed to install. You're already on Mint...
by jglen490
Fri Jan 18, 2019 11:13 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Making a dementia friendly family machine
Replies: 30
Views: 657

Re: Making a dementia friendly family machine

The oldest son can be the "sys admin" for both OSes, if necessary. No one is going to love computing from a USB thumb drive. The Win7 would not need to be split into seperate accounts. Just setup to not auto-update and that setting secured so it cannot be changed. The oldest son is not reliable. I ...
by jglen490
Thu Jan 17, 2019 2:09 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Recommended CPU
Replies: 24
Views: 586

Re: Recommended CPU

The difference between the Matrox and Radeon video is likely a driver issue, rather than the cards, as such. if it's happy with the Radeon, and runs alright, just let it stay there!
by jglen490
Thu Jan 17, 2019 2:03 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Install mint on SSD+HDD it's better to use LVM or normal partitions?
Replies: 7
Views: 197

Re: Install mint on SSD+HDD it's better to use LVM or normal partitions?

Use normal partitions. LVM is not necessary for small computing environments, especially with mixed drives of very unequal performance characteristics such as an SSD with a spinning drive.
by jglen490
Thu Jan 17, 2019 1:59 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: operating system installation method / source
Replies: 2
Views: 94

Re: operating system installation method / source

Agree completely. I've done both, recently, and the USB thumb drive was much faster.
by jglen490
Thu Jan 17, 2019 1:57 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Making a dementia friendly family machine
Replies: 30
Views: 657

Re: Making a dementia friendly family machine

All the major distros have GUIs. Terminals are great, but not absolutely necessary - and that's for both Windows AND Linux. If you setup both Windows and Linux in a dual boot situation, and have appropriate while separate user accounts on each OS, then each user can have a good, responsive computing...
by jglen490
Thu Jan 17, 2019 1:48 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Grub error: unknown filesystem
Replies: 14
Views: 496

Re: Grub error: unknown filesystem

When installing something, especially and OS, from a device where you boot to that device directly from the motherboard's firmware (UEFI, BIOS) a very basic filesystem works the best for the firmware to understand the structure. It's not that fat32 is superior to anything else, but rather it's very ...
by jglen490
Wed Jan 16, 2019 6:21 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Grub error: unknown filesystem
Replies: 14
Views: 496

Re: Grub error: unknown filesystem

Interesting, but what I actually said was to boot the Linux Mint installation medium, maybe you'll have more luck with that one (if it works you can then install boot-repair to the Linux Mint live environment as explained in the article I linked). You can also try and go to your UEFI's settings and...
by jglen490
Wed Jan 16, 2019 6:00 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: SOLVED --- How do I uninstall Mint
Replies: 10
Views: 264

Re: How do I uninstall Mint

I want to end up with a computer that DOES NOT have linux mint or grub on it. One set of instructions listed so far simply restored the GRUB boot menu with mint still installed on the secondary drive. I removed the secondary drive and attempted to start the computer using a freshly made WIN RECOVER...
by jglen490
Wed Jan 16, 2019 5:53 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: 6 unimportant newbie questions
Replies: 10
Views: 283

Re: 6 unimportant newbie questions

Still getting used to Linux... but loving it. I have 6 silly questions... - Terminal - why can't i paste using the keybaord? I have to right click and paste. Annoying. Depends on how the terminal is written - How do I get the path of a folder just using keyboard? In Windows I hit Alt+D. This works ...
by jglen490
Wed Jan 16, 2019 8:01 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: boot messages are not being logged
Replies: 9
Views: 232

Re: boot messages are not being logged

Open a terminal and enter

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dmesg
. You should see a replay of your current messages. Then

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cd /var/log
and list the directory

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ls
. You should see a large variety of logs, all of which are available for your viewing pleasure.

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