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by puddleglum
Thu Feb 14, 2019 10:20 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [SOLVED] Recent grub update
Replies: 4
Views: 162

Re: Recent grub update

I've seen that on my Mint 18.3 and 19, 19.1 systems. It makes me nervous too, so I always take a snapshot with timeshift first. I've never had a problem, though. I also have Win7 and some other Linux distros on those machines and it still finds those as well.
by puddleglum
Mon Feb 11, 2019 9:40 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: fdisk -l fails to show partition table, while lsblk succeeds
Replies: 7
Views: 157

Re: fdisk -l fails to show partition table, while lsblk succeeds

It's been a long time since I've used fdisk. Does fdisk handle efi partitions now? It used to only handle MBR partitions. I'm wondering if you got an old invalid MBR entry that fdisk is seeing while the other tools are seeing the correct efi entries.
by puddleglum
Tue Feb 05, 2019 3:05 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Testing on another partition and boot fix
Replies: 3
Views: 81

Re: Testing on another partition and boot fix

Greetings UrDrWho; It's not an EFI thing. The same thing would happen in BIOS mode. The problem is that everytime you install a new linux distro to another partition on you HDD you install a new boot managager (most likely GRUB2). You override the existing one with a copy from the new distro. There ...
by puddleglum
Mon Feb 04, 2019 10:49 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [SOLVED] Clean up grub
Replies: 5
Views: 166

Re: Clean up grub

Boot into your original Linux Mint. Bring up a terminal and reinstal grub from the there by typing: sudo grub-install sudo update-grub Now reboot to make sure this Linux is now first in the GRUB boot menu list. After that you can use a tool like GParted or the Disc Image Tool to delete the new 50GB ...
by puddleglum
Wed Jan 30, 2019 3:38 pm
Forum: Wireless
Topic: Recommended Wireless Router
Replies: 9
Views: 296

Re: Recommended Wireless Router

It shouldn't. It's the clients (USB WiFi adapter, PCI card, etc.) that needs to work with the OS. I assume the original poster wants these parts to match, same brand, model, series, etc. to insure best performance.
by puddleglum
Fri Jan 18, 2019 2:12 pm
Forum: Other networking topics
Topic: Computer Name change
Replies: 10
Views: 7951

Re: Computer Name change

I think in Mint 19 you have to use:

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xed admin:///etc/hostname
if gksudo does not exist.
by puddleglum
Mon Jan 07, 2019 9:24 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Installing new (replacement) USB network adapter
Replies: 7
Views: 161

Re: Installing new (replacement) USB network adapter

Not necessarily. The reason they typically come out with a new version is because they got a better deal from a competitor of the chip manufacturer they had been using. There is cut-throat competition in this market and no brand can afford to be locked into one vendor. Different chips require differ...
by puddleglum
Fri Jan 04, 2019 5:26 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Installing new (replacement) USB network adapter
Replies: 7
Views: 161

Re: Installing new (replacement) USB network adapter

What I've noticed with WiFi devices is that Two different devices of the same BRAND and MODEL are not necessarily the same device. You must also make sure that they are the same version. Often different versions use different chips and one may be compatible with Linux while the other is not.
by puddleglum
Wed Nov 28, 2018 9:06 am
Forum: Non-technical Questions
Topic: Questions for Mint users who have investigated Manjaro
Replies: 27
Views: 1739

Re: Questions for Mint users who have investigated Manjaro

apt-get install <blah> === pacman -S <blah> apt-get remove <blah> === pacman -Rs <blah> The trick is remembering that at the moment you need it. It would be easier to set up aliases for that in your .bash_login file or equivalent. Something like: alias my_install="pacman -S" alias my_remove="pacman...
by puddleglum
Tue Nov 27, 2018 3:05 pm
Forum: Non-technical Questions
Topic: why are distros never updated?
Replies: 31
Views: 1381

Re: why are distros never updated?

Which version of Mint did you install, by the way? I noticed that Mint 19 had a lot more updates than 18.3. I assume because the last point release will have less to fix than the first release. If 6 months between point releases is too long for you, you can try MX Linux like Pierre mentioned. It is ...
by puddleglum
Tue Nov 27, 2018 12:19 pm
Forum: Non-technical Questions
Topic: Questions for Mint users who have investigated Manjaro
Replies: 27
Views: 1739

Re: Questions for Mint users who have investigated Manjaro

I never gave Manjaro a chance beyond playing with it on a live release disc. I have moved over to Mint because I no longer have the time I used to to trouble shoot problems. For me Mint is quick & easy to install and maintain on my old equipment. Running Cinnamon now. When that becomes too demanding...
by puddleglum
Tue Oct 30, 2018 5:03 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: When did you come to Linux?
Replies: 174
Views: 9139

Re: When did you come to Linux?

Like the OP I started with Mandrake in 2000. Unlike the OP I didn't really have any problems or catch flak from the Linux community by asking questions. My background was different. I do not come from a MS PC background. I was using Solaris at work and commodore Amigas at home. The Amiga was long de...
by puddleglum
Thu Oct 25, 2018 12:40 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: GRUB Seems To Be Missing From SSD
Replies: 10
Views: 795

Re: GRUB Seems To Be Missing From SSD

Try this to reinstall grub: Boot from your USB stick with Mint on it. Open a terminal and run sudo fdisk -l to see where Linux is installed on your SSD. Run sudo mount /dev/sdaX /mnt where x is the partition number Linux is on your SSD. If you have a separate /boot partition mount that also: /dev/sd...
by puddleglum
Tue Oct 23, 2018 1:00 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Install Mint Mate over Ubuntu Mate on Window Dual-Boot [solved]
Replies: 3
Views: 111

Re: Install Mint Mate over Ubuntu Mate on Window Dual-Boot

You can use Gparted on the install disc to delete the partition that UM is on followed by the installation. It should see the free space and offer to install Mint there. Just make sure that you do install it because you just blew away your grub boot manager and you will no longer be able to boot int...
by puddleglum
Tue Oct 23, 2018 12:45 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: PDF reader with form filler feature
Replies: 9
Views: 268

Re: PDF reader with form filler feature

If you are just looking to fill in and save/print pdf forms, I thought the default Mint reader (Evince/Xreader) would do that for you. I remember using it to print out my tax forms.
by puddleglum
Thu Oct 18, 2018 12:55 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Solved Mint 17.3 low on disk space
Replies: 16
Views: 359

Re: Mint 17.3 low on disk space

I have a large external HD. Could I just copy the Home folder to that drive. I was also thinking about upgrading to mint 18.3 or 19 then put the copied Home folder back in? I figured that was what you were going to use your free space for since 17.3 will stop being supported next year. You can inst...
by puddleglum
Thu Oct 18, 2018 9:41 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Solved Mint 17.3 low on disk space
Replies: 16
Views: 359

Re: Mint 17.3 low on disk space

I assume Mint 17.3 and your home directories are on Partition 5 and you want to expand partition 5 by using partition 1. Do you currently have anything on partition 1 that you want to keep? If there is you will need to back it up because you are going to lose everything on that partition. You mentio...
by puddleglum
Tue Sep 18, 2018 3:46 pm
Forum: Non-technical Questions
Topic: Mint 19 Opinions and Reviews
Replies: 37
Views: 5651

Re: Mint 19 Opinions and Reviews

Interesting observations, simonsaysthis. Have you ever used .0 Mint releases before? I have always used .3 releases and was wondering if .0 releases are always this buggy. 17.3 & 18.3 were great! Well, 18.3 was great until all the kernel upgrades for Meltdow/Specter/Forshadow. The proprietary driver...
by puddleglum
Mon Aug 27, 2018 9:46 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Linux Mint experience so far
Replies: 6
Views: 537

Re: Linux Mint experience so far

Hardware compatibility with Linux does appear to be getting worse recently. For me things tended to go downhill after the rampant kernel upgrades following meltdown/specter/foreshadow. What can you do? The kernel developers have to patch the kernels to mitigate those design flaws. I also have an old...
by puddleglum
Mon Aug 27, 2018 8:08 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Is ndiswrapper a viable solution any more?
Replies: 5
Views: 312

Re: Is ndiswrapper a viable solution any more?

Hi Damien; I work with elderly/fixed income people many of whom don't want or can't afford to buy a new computer right now. A lot of these are MS Vista computers that still work but the OS is no longer supported by MS. I've been re-purposing these still functional computers with Linux so the owners ...

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