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by Shaddix
Thu Mar 18, 2010 1:37 pm
Forum: Suggestions & New Ideas
Topic: Future of file size calculations in Mint?
Replies: 3
Views: 630

Re: Future of file size calculations in Mint?

you shouldn't mess with maths

8 bit = 1 byte
you can't neglect that fact

if you say 1mb = 1000 bytes, it's just wrong
by Shaddix
Wed Mar 17, 2010 11:58 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Calculating sizes
Replies: 1
Views: 431

Calculating sizes

I just read this article about the new Ubuntu that will calculate sizes of files, disks etc. in an other way http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2010/03/ubuntu-1004-reads-file-sizes.html#comment-40184635 Is this something that will be kept in the next Mint releases? There is a big controversy about it. It mi...
by Shaddix
Sun Dec 13, 2009 3:28 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Mint and Windows 7
Replies: 3
Views: 545

Re: Mint and Windows 7

3 scenarios: 1 you want to install Mint on the same disk as W7: you probably won't have a problem 2 you have W7 installed on your primary disk and wan't to install Mint on a secondary partition: you could have a problem, but things probably will work smoothly 3 you have W7 on your secondary disk and...
by Shaddix
Tue Dec 08, 2009 8:49 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Mint Install Eclipse
Replies: 4
Views: 2498

Re: Mint Install Eclipse

the one in the repositories is just a lite version with only java developing stuff if I'm right
if you want extra stuff you have to download the full version form the eclipse website

it doens't apear in your menu because you have to create a launcher yourself (how to do that)
by Shaddix
Tue Dec 08, 2009 8:46 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Advice asking.
Replies: 5
Views: 423

Re: Advice asking.

if you boot a live cd you will find very good partitioning software in the System-Administartion menu (gParted

if you don't do it at the life boot you can still do it when installing (at the stage where it asks where you want to install Mint)
by Shaddix
Fri Oct 30, 2009 6:27 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: an other W7 - Mint7 grub issue
Replies: 7
Views: 660

Re: an other W7 - Mint7 grub issue

with trial and error I figured out that Mint should boot from hd0,5 and not hd1,5 like GRUB told us but I still can't find how to boot Windows results of fdisk -l now are: Disk /dev/sda: 250.0 GB, 250059350016 bytes 255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 30401 cylinders Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225...
by Shaddix
Fri Oct 30, 2009 4:00 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: an other W7 - Mint7 grub issue
Replies: 7
Views: 660

Re: an other W7 - Mint7 grub issue

yes, I have a USB with Mint on it for this kind of emergencies
by Shaddix
Fri Oct 30, 2009 3:34 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: an other W7 - Mint7 grub issue
Replies: 7
Views: 660

Re: an other W7 - Mint7 grub issue

fdisk -l sda doesn't return a result

the 40 GB harddisk should be the master if I remember right
by Shaddix
Fri Oct 30, 2009 3:23 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: an other W7 - Mint7 grub issue
Replies: 7
Views: 660

an other W7 - Mint7 grub issue

Today I decided to do a complete reinstall of my pc, and installing Windows 7 for the first time I have 2 harddisks: - 40 GB IDE for Linux (but I noticed W7 made a partition on it for some bootstuff or something) - 230 GB SATA for Windows 7 and my media I first installed and tested W7, which ran jus...
by Shaddix
Sun Oct 04, 2009 8:22 am
Forum: Non-technical Questions
Topic: Poll: How do you use Linux Mint?
Replies: 66
Views: 9577

Re: Poll: How do you use Linux Mint?

I use it in Dual Boot with a XP install, but I keep to keep the XP stuff to a minimum :)
by Shaddix
Thu Sep 24, 2009 6:16 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Failing to boot
Replies: 1
Views: 359

Re: Failing to boot

update: I have no problems accessing my hard disks with a live cd...
when I tried to reinstall grub from that live cd my Mint install worked again :D
by Shaddix
Thu Sep 24, 2009 5:52 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Failing to boot
Replies: 1
Views: 359

Failing to boot

I tried to install a wireless card into my desktop, when I booted my system just seemed to hang, so I cut off the stream and removed the Wcard when I tried to restart it again I got the message that my cmos checksum was invalid, so I chose to reset it to the default values, now I can get back into g...
by Shaddix
Wed Sep 23, 2009 4:26 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Linux is a communist plot
Replies: 62
Views: 7288

Re: Linux is a communist plot

this site is actually so stupid that it becomes funny :P that guy is admiring IBM as a pure American Company, yet IBM has more people working for them in Asia than in the USA his much loved Microsoft has leeched more from other OS than they did from Microsoft from the comments: Also I suspect that t...
by Shaddix
Wed Sep 23, 2009 3:33 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Mint & VB.NET
Replies: 4
Views: 1107

Re: Mint & VB.NET

yes, after some experimentation I decided to do my VB.NET coding in Virtual Box, I might give MonoDevelop a shot for C# and ASP because that part looks quite ok
by Shaddix
Tue Sep 22, 2009 4:44 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Mint & VB.NET
Replies: 4
Views: 1107

Mint & VB.NET

in school I have to learn .net (especially vb.net)

now I like to work as much as possible in Mint, but for these .net lessons I always boot in XP

is there any way to develop .net in Mint as easy as in XP?
by Shaddix
Wed Aug 26, 2009 7:11 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Upgrade Firefox?
Replies: 8
Views: 787

Re: Upgrade Firefox?

it's under the name Shiretoko in your menu, I don't know why but it is
by Shaddix
Wed Aug 26, 2009 7:00 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Help Understanding MintWifi Output
Replies: 2
Views: 356

Re: Help Understanding MintWifi Output

wlan0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:24:2b:ae:8d:38 this shows you the configuration of wlan0, you have an Ethernet configuration, the hardware address (=MAC Address) is 00:24:2b:ae:8d:38 (together with IP this is used to address data to a destination) inet addr:192.168.1.100 Bcast:192.168.1.255 Mas...
by Shaddix
Wed Aug 26, 2009 6:45 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Upgrade Firefox?
Replies: 8
Views: 787

Re: Upgrade Firefox?

I did that and switched back to FF 3.0.10 because some pictures where grey, it seems like a bug. Guys wanting to upgrade after reading this topic are warned :)
by Shaddix
Wed Aug 26, 2009 6:43 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: newbie here!
Replies: 3
Views: 443

Re: newbie here!

the reason that you can't install your drivers is because Mint (and Linux in general) uses a different way of installing than Windows does, so you can't use install-files for Windows and install them on Mint. (There are exceptions for games and other applications, but that won't help you with your d...
by Shaddix
Wed Aug 26, 2009 12:32 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: launchers [Solved]
Replies: 2
Views: 341

Re: launchers

thank you, that did the trick :D

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