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by yertchuk
Mon Jan 14, 2019 10:57 pm
Forum: Non-technical Questions
Topic: Why does Linux Mint not work, on this one machine ?
Replies: 11
Views: 972

Re: Why does Linux Mint work when others don't?

[/quote] so - on your machine - the installer did install alongside - correctly ?. [/quote] Yes. It was maybe 3 years ago that I did the dual boot install. I can't remember exactly what I did, but the process went smoothly. More recently, I selected the 'erase disk' option, so all trace of windows i...
by yertchuk
Sun Jan 13, 2019 9:36 pm
Forum: Non-technical Questions
Topic: Why does Linux Mint not work, on this one machine ?
Replies: 11
Views: 972

Re: Why does Linux Mint work when others don't?

Problem - The only machine without Linux in the "office" is an Acer Veriton X4630G which originally had Win8 but when I came across it had Win10. When trying to put Linux on it, it couldn't see the whole disk. It could see there was Windows to be loaded alongside but on a disk much smaller than was...
by yertchuk
Sun Jan 13, 2019 6:55 pm
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Change "My Computer" in Nemo?
Replies: 1
Views: 152

Re: Change "My Computer" in Nemo?

Yes, it annoys me a lot. I think the 'my' style started with Windows, back in the '90s.
by yertchuk
Tue Jan 08, 2019 1:39 pm
Forum: Printers & Scanners
Topic: SOLVED (sort of :) Outdated HPLIP driver package for my HP 410 Printer
Replies: 8
Views: 468

Re: Outdated HPLIP driver package for my HP 410 Printer

I did this HPLIP installation yesterday, and encountered the same warning. Since I know I can always use Timeshift to get back to my previous state, I went ahead with the installation, followed all the prompts, and everything worked correctly.
by yertchuk
Thu Dec 20, 2018 4:31 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: 19.1 looks just the same as 19? (Solved)
Replies: 4
Views: 285

Re: 19.1 looks just the same as 19?

OP here. After some google searching, I went to the 'welcome screen' by searching in the menu. This gave me the choice between old and new layouts. I selected 'modern' and sure enough saw the various changes mentioned in the whats-new list. I was expecting to be given that choice at some point durin...
by yertchuk
Thu Dec 20, 2018 3:43 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: 19.1 looks just the same as 19? (Solved)
Replies: 4
Views: 285

19.1 looks just the same as 19? (Solved)

Just upgraded. But my user interface looks exactly the same as before, apart from larger panel icons. Everything seems to work, and keeping things the same suits me fine. But I'm puzzled as to why I don't see any significant changes.

And yes, I did check that I'm indeed on 19.1 Tessa!
by yertchuk
Wed Nov 07, 2018 12:47 pm
Forum: Graphics Cards & Monitors
Topic: Radeon HD5450 with Linux Mint?
Replies: 19
Views: 1278

Re: Radeon HD5450 with Linux Mint?

What do you mean by "moved the DVI connector over? Before installing the graphics card, I was running from the internal GPU on the Sandy Bridge CPU. That came out of the back of the computer as a DVI connector. After the card was installed, I moved the display connector from the Sandy Bridge output...
by yertchuk
Tue Nov 06, 2018 3:46 pm
Forum: Graphics Cards & Monitors
Topic: Radeon HD5450 with Linux Mint?
Replies: 19
Views: 1278

Re: Radeon HD5450 with Linux Mint?

yertchuk, did you pre-install any of the following to get that to work or did these install as part of the AMD Catalyst™ 15.9 Proprietary Ubuntu 14.04 x86_64 Video Driver for Graphics Accelerators package? No. All I did was plug in the board, and move the DVI connector over. Rebooted, and my 2450x1...
by yertchuk
Tue Nov 06, 2018 1:26 pm
Forum: Graphics Cards & Monitors
Topic: Radeon HD5450 with Linux Mint?
Replies: 19
Views: 1278

Re: Radeon HD5450 with Linux Mint?

I'm running a Radeon HD7450. Didn't have to do anything, it just worked. Running Mint 19 Cinnamon. It also worked fine on 18.
by yertchuk
Sun Oct 14, 2018 2:23 pm
Forum: Virtualization
Topic: Error code 0x80070570 installing Windows 10
Replies: 3
Views: 294

Error code 0x80070570 installing Windows 10

Virtualbox 5.2.10 running on Linux Mint. Installation of W10 goes OK until towards the end of 'getting files ready for installation'. Then I get the error code with an explanation that some files cannot be found. I've downloaded the iso several times from Microsoft, with the same result. Also tried ...
by yertchuk
Mon Sep 10, 2018 8:05 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: What sends noobs running back to Windows?
Replies: 573
Views: 23858

Re: What sends noobs running back to Windows?

Agree 100% Damien!
by yertchuk
Wed Aug 29, 2018 5:42 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Mint Cinnamon 18.3 freezing on file transfer
Replies: 5
Views: 710

Re: Mint Cinnamon 18.3 freezing on file transfer

Also, I should have mentioned: this is on Mint 19 Cinnamon.
by yertchuk
Wed Aug 29, 2018 5:31 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Mint Cinnamon 18.3 freezing on file transfer
Replies: 5
Views: 710

Re: Mint Cinnamon 18.3 freezing on file transfer

I have the same problem. However, xfe works very well, and is a good workaround. It's a shame that a workaround is needed at all for such a basic function.

The xfe app is in the repository.
by yertchuk
Thu Aug 23, 2018 8:29 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Aptik tutorial
Replies: 8
Views: 1214

Re: Aptik tutorial

So... did aptik work for you? I was curious to see if Aptik really did everything that's promised. So I saved my Mint 19 Cinnamon setup, using all the basic default selections. Then I loaded a fresh installation on Mint 19 Cinnamon onto another computer, actually a really feeble machine using an In...
by yertchuk
Mon Aug 13, 2018 5:47 pm
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Geek Factor: 10
Replies: 7
Views: 414

Re: Geek Factor: 10

Not that it helps the OP, but I've had no trouble installing Mint on a variety of systems, including a 10+ year old Toshiba xp laptop. A lot of the google advice that you find is unduly complicated in my opinion. No need to dive into HDD partitioning, etc., the Mint installer will do all that for yo...
by yertchuk
Fri Aug 10, 2018 6:38 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: No MBR partition on working installation (SOLVED)
Replies: 7
Views: 207

Re: No MBR partition on working installation

Thanks Karl and Jerry. All understood now.
by yertchuk
Fri Aug 10, 2018 6:20 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: No MBR partition on working installation (SOLVED)
Replies: 7
Views: 207

Re: No MBR partition on working installation

JerryF wrote:
Fri Aug 10, 2018 4:56 pm
If memory serves, you might be thinking of the ancient days of 1990's. :-)
Or perhaps even earlier!
So am I right in thinking that the MBR data is stored on the sectors that come before the start of sda1?
sda1_info.png
by yertchuk
Fri Aug 10, 2018 4:52 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: No MBR partition on working installation (SOLVED)
Replies: 7
Views: 207

Re: No MBR partition on working installation

Thanks Jerry. I was expecting to see a 512 byte DOS partition as sda1, with sda2 being the main ext4 partition.
by yertchuk
Fri Aug 10, 2018 2:42 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: No MBR partition on working installation (SOLVED)
Replies: 7
Views: 207

No MBR partition on working installation (SOLVED)

My Mint 19 installation is working perfectly. Installation was done by taking the 'erase disk and install' option. Afterwards I shrank the / partition and created an NTFS partition to store data from previous Windows installations. This is what I have now: https://imgur.com/cc65aBl I was expecting t...
by yertchuk
Thu Jun 14, 2018 3:21 pm
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Can't create a shortcut to a folder
Replies: 3
Views: 935

Re: Can't create a shortcut to a folder

I realize this is a bit late, but I happened on this thread while I was looking for ways to create symlinks from the Cinnamon GUI. Actually, it's simple: you highlight the target file (not right click) and then select the 'edit' drop down menu. "Make Link" then appears! I do agree that this should i...

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