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by kharrisma
Sat Jun 08, 2019 3:29 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Can't access external USB drive anymore!
Replies: 4
Views: 233

Re: Can't access external USB drive anymore!

Never mind, everyone... it's working. I think I might have had a hardware issue; it seems that the connector inside the drive dock is loose, and doesn't always properly engage the drive connector. Thanks for reading this, and for your suggestions!
by kharrisma
Sat Jun 08, 2019 9:18 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Can't access external USB drive anymore!
Replies: 4
Views: 233

Re: Can't access external USB drive anymore!

Hi jp734, Sorry about the screenshot; I'll try it again: Screenshot from 2019-05-31 16-11-40.png If that's still no good, file manager shows an icon, looks like an external cd drive maybe (it's different from the internal hard drive icon, anyway), with the title: SPIF30x USB25SATA Bridge" beneath it...
by kharrisma
Fri May 31, 2019 4:20 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Can't access external USB drive anymore!
Replies: 4
Views: 233

Can't access external USB drive anymore!

HI Folks, I can't seem to access my external hard drive dock anymore since switching from Ubuntu (hate the interface) to Mint. It worked fine in Ubuntu; plug it in, and there it is in File Manager, everything there and accessible. Now however, while Mint sees something there (SPIF30x USB2SATA Bridge...
by kharrisma
Wed Apr 10, 2019 10:12 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Mint doesn't see blank media in DVD drive
Replies: 4
Views: 196

Re: Mint doesn't see blank media in DVD drive

On the desktop machines I've built, I had a drive or each OS. Much cleaner/easier that way. This machine has only one drive bay, though so it all has to be shoe-horned into the single drive. They (Dell) probably meant that there would be no support from them if I altered it; I don't think they can l...
by kharrisma
Tue Apr 09, 2019 6:26 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Mint doesn't see blank media in DVD drive
Replies: 4
Views: 196

Re: Mint doesn't see blank media in DVD drive

Update: :oops: Problem turned out to be both simple... and annoying. The image file I downloaded (there were four to choose from) was simply too big to fit onto the blank media I inserted into the drive. Went back, and only then noticed that the images came in four different sizes, and I had chosen ...
by kharrisma
Thu Apr 04, 2019 6:20 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Mint doesn't see blank media in DVD drive
Replies: 4
Views: 196

Mint doesn't see blank media in DVD drive

Hey Folks, So I managed to trash my Win10 install... had to pull both the AC adapter AND the battery to get it to shut down after it went absolutely bonkers. Now it won't boot into Win10 in any way at all; not Safe Mode, nothing. Just get a black screen, no curson, no little white-dot-whirligig. Pre...
by kharrisma
Thu Feb 22, 2018 3:44 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Dual-boot, can't boot into safe mode
Replies: 6
Views: 533

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

I just love the way Microsoft just arbitrarily changes things like that... leaves me floundering every time I have to "upgrade" trying to find out how things are done now... not like it comes with a manual or changelog or anything (or maybe it does, but I haven't found that yet either....) Anyway, t...
by kharrisma
Wed Feb 21, 2018 3:34 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Dual-boot, can't boot into safe mode
Replies: 6
Views: 533

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

Thanks for the replies, So if I hit F8 (advanced boot options) right at the Dell splash screen, I'll be able to boot into Windows safe mode? Effectively bypassing grub altogether? Good, if I understand that correctly. Tried the compatibility mode change... no good. Still "won't run on this PC." Actu...
by kharrisma
Tue Feb 20, 2018 4:22 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Dual-boot, can't boot into safe mode
Replies: 6
Views: 533

Dual-boot, can't boot into safe mode

Hi Forum Folk Wow, the search function here is pretty rudimentary, isn't it? I mean, how do you search for posts discussing Dual-boot systems that won't boot into Windows Safe Mode using just a few words? Maybe it's my lack of imagination, but I couldn't do it. So that's why I'm starting a new topic...
by kharrisma
Wed Dec 27, 2017 9:16 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Software Manager Broken?
Replies: 5
Views: 332

Software Manager Broken?

Hi Forum Folks, Utter newbie to LinuxMint here, so be kind... ;) I just bought a Dell Laptop to replace my bricked Asus G73JH (I used to have disposable income.... :( ), and it came with Windows 10 pre-installed. Now, I've been using computers since the '286 was king of the heap. Was very comfortabl...
by kharrisma
Fri Dec 22, 2017 5:35 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Getting dual-boot right
Replies: 3
Views: 563

Re: Getting dual-boot right

Thanks for the detailed reply! They all have one thing in common, however: no mention is made of the message I get directly after the "Install 3rd Party Software" screen, and before the "Select Installation Type" screen. "Unmount partitions that are in use? Installer has detected that the following ...
by kharrisma
Fri Dec 15, 2017 8:26 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Getting dual-boot right
Replies: 3
Views: 563

Getting dual-boot right

Hi Forum Folks, New Dell Inspiron laptop, came with Windows10 pre-installed on a single 1Tb disk, UEFI boot (set to "UEFI boot, secure"). In a word... HATE Win10. Won't uninstall bloatware, keeps doing things I didn't ask it to do, denies me access to files... it's just awful. I'm finally fed up wit...

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