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by jglen490
Fri Nov 16, 2018 3:29 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: (SOLVED) 2 Partitions Instead Of 3
Replies: 22
Views: 263

Re: 2 Partitions Instead Of 3

MrGrimm wrote:
Fri Nov 16, 2018 3:16 pm
why are you covering stuff that has nothing to do with the thread topic? on another note this can be marked solved cause i found aptic and it solves my issue.
Just offering up insight on the topic and the rest of the conversation. Take it, or leave it :wink:
by jglen490
Fri Nov 16, 2018 2:59 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: (SOLVED) 2 Partitions Instead Of 3
Replies: 22
Views: 263

Re: 2 Partitions Instead Of 3

In my opinion, if you have installed Linux a few times, then ALWAYS pick the "something else" option. But before you install Linux on any existing system, single boot or dual boot or multi-boot, BACKUP your data FIRST. If this is your first time to install, then pick the simplest option - the simple...
by jglen490
Wed Nov 14, 2018 6:04 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: HELP-LMDE 3 New Installation Optimum Patirionng Setup?
Replies: 14
Views: 993

Re: HELP-LMDE 3 New Installation Optimum Patirionng Setup?

As does /home/Data ...

Plus, it will be possible to back up all of /home in one package.

Nobody's required to do that, but it does present some advantages.
by jglen490
Tue Nov 13, 2018 11:24 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Why can't my computer's boot menu see a bootable LiveUSB?
Replies: 20
Views: 322

Re: Why can't my computer's boot menu see a bootable LiveUSB?

USB-ZIP ... Ha! That's a blast from the past. Look up ZIP drives some time, they were really impactful steps on the road beyond the floppy drive on both the Macintosh and PC platforms.
by jglen490
Tue Nov 13, 2018 5:57 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: HELP-LMDE 3 New Installation Optimum Patirionng Setup?
Replies: 14
Views: 993

Re: HELP-LMDE 3 New Installation Optimum Patirionng Setup?

So I want to set it up for the heaviest/optimal use in its portioning possible. Any other suggestions will be much appreciated here. And while I know my way around GParted OK, I don't know Linux well, so a step-by-sep would be a boon for me. I would, given your stated objectives, do the following: ...
by jglen490
Tue Nov 13, 2018 4:26 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Why can't my computer's boot menu see a bootable LiveUSB?
Replies: 20
Views: 322

Re: Why can't my computer's boot menu see a bootable LiveUSB?

Just for fun (and important research!), what is the make and model of the laptop?
by jglen490
Tue Nov 13, 2018 2:34 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Gparted
Replies: 8
Views: 179

Re: Gparted

Managing LVM may not be hard, but if all you are interested in is a simple Linux install, then use a simple Linux partitioning scheme. Separate /home from the rest of / on its own partition, provide some SWAP space, and if there is some minor space at the end of the drive - let it be. I always recom...
by jglen490
Tue Nov 13, 2018 2:16 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Why can't my computer's boot menu see a bootable LiveUSB?
Replies: 20
Views: 322

Re: Why can't my computer's boot menu see a bootable LiveUSB?

On just about every BIOS based machine I've ever owned that also had a USB port, during the boot cycle it will present (very briefly) a prompt to select some key for entry to BIOS setup (i.e., DEL or F2, in many cases) AND select some other key for a temporary boot device list. As long as some boota...
by jglen490
Tue Nov 13, 2018 1:44 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Applications asking for access to " default keyring"
Replies: 5
Views: 126

Re: Applications asking for root

I've never run across that problem. Of course, you never want a web browser to have root access - it would be the most sure way to get pwned.

Just a question, but do you ever login to your Linux Mint as a "root" user?
by jglen490
Tue Nov 06, 2018 3:54 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: New hard drive - should GPT be used
Replies: 7
Views: 243

Re: New hard drive - should GPT be used

Should GPT be used? The answer in every case I can think of is "yes". When I installed "cousin" Kubuntu 18.04 on my desktop machine, I also installed two new SATA drives - neither of which is over 2TB. During the install, I selected the do something else option and set up each drive using GPT (two s...
by jglen490
Tue Nov 06, 2018 3:33 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: HP and uefi (Solved)
Replies: 8
Views: 209

Re: HP and uefi

It probably has something to do with Fast Boot still being turned on within Windows, and/or the UEFI firmware. Windows might appear to be shutdown, but with Fast Boot set Windows is given priority for booting purposes. At least that is my understanding, but I stay away from Windows on my own compute...
by jglen490
Tue Nov 06, 2018 3:14 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: startup(boot) disk
Replies: 6
Views: 185

Re: startup(boot) disk

The results of each are: inxi -sd showed drives: hhd and optical information and sensors inxi -po partition ID-1 912g used 13g ID-2 6.23 gb used 0.00gb unmounted: no unmounted partition dectected sudo parted -1 password for Jim: parted [-hlmsv] [-a<align] [DEVICE [COMMAND [Parameters] ...1 I hope t...
by jglen490
Fri Nov 02, 2018 4:46 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Lenovo T512 core i3 good enough?
Replies: 10
Views: 184

Re: Lenovo T512 core i3 good enough?

It entirely depends on for what you are going to use the laptop. There's nothing wrong with an i3, and there's nothing wrong with 2GB RAM. I have an older Toshiba that hadn't been used much. It has a 32 bit Dual Core with 2 GB RAM and it runs Mint 19 with Mate really well. The only difference being ...
by jglen490
Fri Nov 02, 2018 4:33 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Unknown software wants to install itself on my Linux system!
Replies: 22
Views: 600

Re: Unknown software wants to install itself on my Linux system!

Now that's good thinking! Give the user relevant information. The user is free to ignore it, or to dig deeper, or just accept it as it is. Too many OSes, well maybe just Windows, assume that they can make better decisions than the user can make. That's incredibly arrogant. Give the users credit for ...
by jglen490
Fri Nov 02, 2018 3:55 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Unknown software wants to install itself on my Linux system!
Replies: 22
Views: 600

Re: Unknown software wants to install itself on my Linux system!

Adding flatpak as an alternative could still have been done with another installer, but it is what it is. It is what it is because most users disagree with you. They don't want to have to search different sources separately. Integration is what they want. And there is no downside to the integration...
by jglen490
Fri Nov 02, 2018 7:00 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Unknown software wants to install itself on my Linux system!
Replies: 22
Views: 600

Re: Unknown software wants to install itself on my Linux system!

Thanks for the explanation. I do believe that the integration with mintinstall, while as well intended as it is, is not a great solution. Adding flatpak as an alternative could still have been done with another installer, but it is what it is. I'll still be looking at other Linux alternatives for my...
by jglen490
Thu Nov 01, 2018 9:39 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Unknown software wants to install itself on my Linux system!
Replies: 22
Views: 600

Re: Unknown software wants to install itself on my Linux system!

I just went into Synaptic and found "flatpak". I marked it for removal to see what popped up. And it wanted to remove mintinstall, also. Not good, in my opinion. Again, I suppose there's a reason, but this is not .... I would have thought that flatpak, as an alternative to typical repo installations...
by jglen490
Thu Nov 01, 2018 9:19 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Unknown software wants to install itself on my Linux system!
Replies: 22
Views: 600

Re: Unknown software wants to install itself on my Linux system!

Thank you, done. It's disturbing that is has to be more difficult that just removing a source from sources.list.

I suppose there's a reason for doing this, and why it's not an install option. Maybe I missed it during the install?
by jglen490
Thu Nov 01, 2018 8:39 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Unknown software wants to install itself on my Linux system!
Replies: 22
Views: 600

Re: Unknown software wants to install itself on my Linux system!

So it's not a"source", and instead is in some way hardcoded into software manager? Two strikes!!
by jglen490
Thu Nov 01, 2018 8:27 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Unknown software wants to install itself on my Linux system!
Replies: 22
Views: 600

Re: Unknown software wants to install itself on my Linux system!

Well that sux!! You should be able to remove flatpak from your sources without killing software manager. I'm not saying the flatpak is bad, but there is no reason to use flatpak when the regular repos have what it takes to make a flexible, usable system - especially if the user does not want to use ...

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