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by wheatpenny
Wed Jan 16, 2019 9:40 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Issue with the weather app?
Replies: 18
Views: 819

Re: Issue with the weather app?

@ trytip. Thanks for the .deb version. I've saved it to my backup flash drive. Much appreciated.
by wheatpenny
Wed Jan 09, 2019 9:38 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Issue with the weather app?
Replies: 18
Views: 819

Re: Issue with the weather app?

There is an app that I use called "My weather indicator" that works well.

To get it, enter the following terminal commands"

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sudo add-apt-repository ppa:atareao/atareao




sudo apt-get update




sudo apt-get install my-weather-indicator


by wheatpenny
Fri Mar 23, 2018 2:49 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Boot to wipe HD
Replies: 13
Views: 485

Re: Boot to wipe HD

That's probably what it does then. when I run the command and then reboot i get an error message that says "Operating System not found". and when I reinstall Windows it shows as "unallocated space" for the entire drive.
by wheatpenny
Fri Mar 23, 2018 12:13 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Boot to wipe HD
Replies: 13
Views: 485

Re: Boot to wipe HD

It might be so quick because I'm a real hard drive space miser, and I usually have only 100 GB or less on the drive (most of my stuff is on flash drives). But I have used that command several times and it has never taken more than a couple seconds.
by wheatpenny
Fri Mar 23, 2018 9:00 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Boot to wipe HD
Replies: 13
Views: 485

Re: Boot to wipe HD

It's a 1 TB hard drive.
by wheatpenny
Thu Mar 22, 2018 10:29 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Boot to wipe HD
Replies: 13
Views: 485

Re: Boot to wipe HD

There is a Terminal command that blanks the hard drive in a couple of seconds.

sudo dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/sda bs=1M count=8 && sync

But user with extreme caution. There is no conformation (like "are you sure?). Just run the command and a couple seconds later you have a blank HD.
by wheatpenny
Tue Mar 20, 2018 7:08 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Installation problem [Solved]
Replies: 16
Views: 431

Re: Installation problem

If you are looking to wipe the drive and replace Windows with Linux, the installer will offer you a choice: install Linux alongside your other OS or erase the drive and install only Linux.
by wheatpenny
Thu Mar 15, 2018 7:57 pm
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Hi, new to Mint but not new to Linux
Replies: 7
Views: 365

Re: Hi, new to Mint but not new to Linux

Thanks for the welcome everyone. My dual-boot setup seems to be up and running finally. All day I kept trying to install Mint alongside Windows 10, but I kept only getting the option to erase Windows and install just Mint. Finally, I don't know what I did different, but it finally offered me the dua...
by wheatpenny
Thu Mar 15, 2018 11:09 am
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Hi, new to Mint but not new to Linux
Replies: 7
Views: 365

Hi, new to Mint but not new to Linux

Hi, my name's Jeff. I'm 55 with 2 adult children. I'm originally from northern California but I've lived in Pennsylvania since 1984. I have used Ubuntu for the past several years, but I have recently switched to Mint, mainly because Mint's desktop environment is more comfortable and convenient. Ubun...

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