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by gld59
Fri Apr 13, 2018 10:53 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: BIOS Update through Linux Mint
Replies: 30
Views: 1344

Re: BIOS Update through Linux Mint

Floppy drive letters (A: and B: drives) and other drive types is often an entry point to a world of hurt. I really don't see any point in using two flash drives for this. If you can boot FreeDOS from a flash drive, just throw the BIOS image and the DOS flashing util on there as well.
by gld59
Thu Apr 12, 2018 11:34 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Yet another kernel update question
Replies: 8
Views: 336

Re: Yet another kernel update question

In answer to the actual question: I don't have Mint 17 (nor any version which has pending updates), so I can't check for sure, but the one with lts1 at the end, shown in Update Manager, looks to me like a meta-name. That means it would simply get mapped to whatever the most current version was when ...
by gld59
Wed Feb 21, 2018 10:21 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Dual-boot, can't boot into safe mode
Replies: 6
Views: 260

Re: Dual-boot, can't boot into safe mode

No, forget everything you ever learned with earlier versions about how to start in safe mode. You can't get into it that way. It can only be done by telling Windows on exit that when it restarts it should allow you the option to choose safe mode. The actual procedure is as in Mattyboy's first senten...
by gld59
Tue Feb 20, 2018 9:09 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Dual-boot, can't boot into safe mode
Replies: 6
Views: 260

Re: Dual-boot, can't boot into safe mode

Safe Mode has been changed in Win10 - you have to do it from within Windows by setting some reboot option. (Makes it real useful for critical hardware issues, eh? :roll: ) I'd be a little surprised if it allows you to run the installer anyway - 64-bit Windows run 32-bit stuff using WoW64 (Windows On...
by gld59
Mon Feb 19, 2018 10:49 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Why can Linux Mint be successfully installed on this computer, but Windows 10 can't?
Replies: 5
Views: 240

Re: Why can Linux Mint be successfully installed on this computer, but Windows 10 can't?

Following on from what borg101 and Mattyboy have said, it's not quite clear exactly where you're having a problem. I'm guessing that you can't even start the installation because you can't boot to the installation media. If so, that could be because the computer can't boot to any optical disc or USB...
by gld59
Mon Feb 19, 2018 10:30 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How to update your kernel for Meltdown and Spectre
Replies: 210
Views: 24105

Re: How to update your kernel for Meltdown and Spectre

as the written advice on this website seem to conflict between the blog.linuxmint vs this thread. That's just timing. New kernels were shoved out the door as soon as particular patches were written, so the "current" kernels changed several times during mid to late January. The current version liste...
by gld59
Sun Feb 18, 2018 8:50 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How to switch back to Windows?
Replies: 6
Views: 241

Re: How to switch back to Windows?

Although a computer old enough to need Elmar's amazing little utility to boot from USB is unlikely to be capable of running Win10, either. :)
saracen99's problem would appear to be hitting Esc at boot, instead of F12, F2 or maybe even Del.
by gld59
Fri Feb 16, 2018 4:14 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Win 10 time is incorrect after using Linux
Replies: 10
Views: 230

Re: Win 10 time is incorrect after using Linux

In spite of the suggestions to change Linux's timezone behaviour to match that of Windows, changing recent versions of Windows to match Linux's preferred behaviour may be more convenient. If you live somewhere with daylight saving, each OS will want to make the ds adjustment twice a year. If Linux i...
by gld59
Thu Feb 15, 2018 12:17 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [Solved]Right click securely erase file
Replies: 12
Views: 227

Re: [Solved]Right click securely erase file

So it would be better to download sensitive data to a drive that can be readily and easily fully wiped, a flash drive? So that it never touches your hard drive. Bear in mind that on any drive which uses wear-levelling (SSDs and most flash drives) the only way to erase a file is to delete it and the...
by gld59
Fri Feb 02, 2018 8:55 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: problem with last kernel 4.13.xx
Replies: 7
Views: 819

Re: problem with last kernel 4.13.xx

The 4.13 kernel series, like 4.10 before it, is the HWE series for Mint 18. You could try the 4.4 LTS kernel series instead (currently at 4.4.0-112), as it is more likely to be stable. If that works, you could uninstall the 4.10 and 4.13 kernels.
by gld59
Thu Feb 01, 2018 6:22 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Cannot boot Mint 18.3 on Win 10 dual boot system.
Replies: 9
Views: 655

Re: Cannot boot Mint 18.3 on Win 10 dual boot system.

My BIOS time is always wrong, but the date is correct. When I try to set the BIOS time to the correct time, it switches back to the incorrect time next time I boot in. But the date is always correct. Windows and Linux default to treating the hardware (BIOS) clock differently. (Either can be changed...
by gld59
Thu Feb 01, 2018 5:43 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Need help with dual booting windows/linux mint
Replies: 3
Views: 126

Re: Need help with dual booting windows/linux mint

It would be a very good idea to boot from a live DVD and backup any data from the drive before trying to repair it. (Repairing it involves writing to it, and so even if people here help you to figure out exactly what happened, there is still the risk of losing stuff.) Edit: on rereading OP, this was...
by gld59
Wed Jan 31, 2018 9:00 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Linuxmint Mate Software Manager stopped asking for admin password?
Replies: 8
Views: 208

Re: Linuxmint Mate Software Manager stopped asking for admin password?

The fact that it's a flatpak program may have something to do with it. Mint's default settings are that such programs will update automatically. They should still require the password to install, however! If nobody figures it out in the meantime (and bearing in mind that flatpak installs can be very...
by gld59
Tue Jan 30, 2018 7:57 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [Solved] Boot partition is full
Replies: 30
Views: 5279

Re: [Solved] Boot partition is full

There should be maximum three last kernels in /boot, but Mint keeping ALL of them until there is no space left. Where is the logic ? If there was only one kernel series in use, that might be easy to implement. With Mint 18 offering kernels from 4.4, 4.8, 4.10, 4.11, 4.13, and in a few months 4.15, ...
by gld59
Mon Jan 29, 2018 11:29 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [Solved] dual boot on a Win10 64 bit laptop
Replies: 4
Views: 131

Re: dual boot on a Win10 64 bit laptop

I'd suggest adjusting the way Windows handles system time before you install Linux Mint. The topic at https://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=90&t=262667 deals with this particular issue. Summary: look at https://lifehacker.com/5742148/fix-windows-clock-issues-when-dual-booting-with-os-x for me...
by gld59
Mon Jan 29, 2018 2:05 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: System Time
Replies: 8
Views: 161

Re: System Time

That's me out, then. I was wondering if there were leftovers from any previous Windows installation, but if it's setup the way Linux prefers, I'm done. :(
by gld59
Sun Jan 28, 2018 7:33 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Intel Microcode update for Spectre/Meltdown?
Replies: 14
Views: 415

Re: Intel Microcode update for Spectre/Meltdown?

BIOS updates are generally a better way of updating CPU microcode, because the BIOS is persistent, and is available to any OS. After a few years, however, most motherboard manufacturers stop supporting boards - most of the bugs have been whacked out of the BIOS, and there are no more new CPUs (or ot...
by gld59
Sun Jan 28, 2018 4:38 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: grub upgrade
Replies: 3
Views: 105

Re: grub upgrade

Hi. Can I set Mint to never upgrade the grub when a new version comes up? I have Mint dual booted with Ubuntu and I want Ubuntu to always maintain the grub (Just to possibly kick this in the right direction - I'm afraid I can't help with the actual problem.) Do you mean a new version of grub (as pe...
by gld59
Sun Jan 28, 2018 4:29 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Meltdown Spectre Kernel Updates
Replies: 36
Views: 1115

Re: Meltdown Spectre Kernel Updates

Mint 18.3 (and I think 18.2) has tabs down the left for different kernel series - 4.4 (the LTS series) is selected by default. Whichever series is selected, the kernels in that series are listed with newest at the top. Isn't that what you would want? I certainly can't think of a better way to arrang...
by gld59
Sun Jan 28, 2018 3:56 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: (SOLVED) Mint dual boot changes Win 7 time
Replies: 10
Views: 309

Re: Mint dual boot changes Win 7 time

You can try DWORD and see if it works. (And of course if your Windows is 32-bit you definitely want to do so.) On my machine I didn't bother trying it, I just went straight for the QWORD entry. It is kind of on its lonesome in my registry, surrounded by DWORDs :lol: Edit: And for the travelling - I ...

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