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by FargerLake
Thu Oct 04, 2018 5:00 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Dell 3558 Linux Mint 18.3
Replies: 14
Views: 323

Re: Dell 3558 Linux Mint 18.3

Thank you,

The laptop went home to it's owner happy with Mint on it.
I think that we can safely call this thread solved now. I am going to be using it in the future,
by FargerLake
Thu Oct 04, 2018 1:13 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [SOLVED] Please Fix UNETBOOTIN or REPLACE it
Replies: 17
Views: 779

Re: Please Fix UNETBOOTIN or REPLACE it

Thank you all for your good ideas. I was surprised, and embarrassed, to hear the response from member phd21 , "Linux Mint already has an excellent Mint "USB Image Writer" in your menus". I looked, and there it was. I downloaded a fresh copy of mint 18.3, used the USB image writer tool , as suggested...
by FargerLake
Wed Oct 03, 2018 8:43 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [SOLVED] Please Fix UNETBOOTIN or REPLACE it
Replies: 17
Views: 779

Re: Please Fix UNETBOOTIN or REPLACE it

Now I'm craving pizza. lol :lol:
by FargerLake
Wed Oct 03, 2018 8:42 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Dell 3558 Linux Mint 18.3
Replies: 14
Views: 323

Re: Dell 3558 Linux Mint 18.3

Thank you, I will try every one of them, and keep a thumb drive of each one ready, to use on various machines.

I wish the Mint team made it possible to actually get at their software by creating a bootable usb tool so that the 7 billion people on this planet will be able to use Mint.
by FargerLake
Wed Oct 03, 2018 8:27 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [SOLVED] Please Fix UNETBOOTIN or REPLACE it
Replies: 17
Views: 779

Re: Please Fix UNETBOOTIN or REPLACE it

I just read this at their website: "One problem I have with Fedora Media Writer is the lack of options to install it on Linux. You are limited to flatpak, which is understandable because Fedora is a big supporter of flatpak. However, not all distros offer flatpak support. I would have liked to see a...
by FargerLake
Wed Oct 03, 2018 8:22 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [SOLVED] Please Fix UNETBOOTIN or REPLACE it
Replies: 17
Views: 779

Re: Please Fix UNETBOOTIN or REPLACE it

Thanks guys, I'm going to give them a try, see what happens, I'll posts the results.
by FargerLake
Wed Oct 03, 2018 8:18 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Dell 3558 Linux Mint 18.3
Replies: 14
Views: 323

Re: Dell 3558 Linux Mint 18.3

It's really astounding isn't it? All of the incredible amount of effort that has been put into Mint, to make it what is it today. The greatest operating system ever conceived. And yet there are no easy ways to load it to your computer. What's the use? Make a way An easy way for everyone otherwise, W...
by FargerLake
Wed Oct 03, 2018 8:07 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [SOLVED] Please Fix UNETBOOTIN or REPLACE it
Replies: 17
Views: 779

Re: Please Fix UNETBOOTIN or REPLACE it

What is recommended to create a usb thumb drive to load mint into millions of machines?
by FargerLake
Wed Oct 03, 2018 7:29 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [SOLVED] Please Fix UNETBOOTIN or REPLACE it
Replies: 17
Views: 779

[SOLVED] Please Fix UNETBOOTIN or REPLACE it

Hi everyone, I am making a request, Anyone want to fix Unetbootin, to boot to any uefi/bios configuration? My belief is that Unetbootin is the single most important item at the repository. Want to show the world how easy Mint is to use? Make it easy to use, by fixing Unetbootin, to boot to any BIOS/...
by FargerLake
Wed Oct 03, 2018 7:17 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Dell 3558 Linux Mint 18.3
Replies: 14
Views: 323

Re: Dell 3558 Linux Mint 18.3

okay I just looked looks like rufus will not work within the parameters of any linux system. Am I to understand that Linux only has unetbootin at their repository and that it sucks to load linux? What's the big idea? Seems like the single most important repository item of the almost 100,000 items av...
by FargerLake
Wed Oct 03, 2018 7:12 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Dell 3558 Linux Mint 18.3
Replies: 14
Views: 323

Re: Dell 3558 Linux Mint 18.3

Yes I did use unetbootin will rufus work with linux as an os to make the bootable thumb drive?
As all of my computers have linux mint in them.
by FargerLake
Wed Oct 03, 2018 7:05 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Dell 3558 Linux Mint 18.3
Replies: 14
Views: 323

Re: Dell 3558 Linux Mint 18.3

Thank You

I have another pc in front of me today uefi instead of bios when I try to boot from the mint thumb drive I get the failure to load com32 message any ideas?
by FargerLake
Wed Oct 03, 2018 7:03 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Dell 3558 Linux Mint 18.3
Replies: 14
Views: 323

Re: Dell 3558 Linux Mint 18.3

Thank you, I installed windows 7 then, tried to install Mint 18 and it worked. This blasted uefi. Now today I have yet another computer in front of me with an i5 mounted to a little Microstar motherboard. It loves windows but not Linux. I get the failure to load com32 message. Any thoughts or ideas?
by FargerLake
Tue Sep 25, 2018 5:47 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Dell 3558 Linux Mint 18.3
Replies: 14
Views: 323

Dell 3558 Linux Mint 18.3

okay, I am going to try asking questions this time. I have in my possession, a person's laptop, Dell Inspiron, Model number 3558 Intel i3. Linux Mint 18.3 will not boot to the operating system after install. What I have tried thus far: Updating the BIOS, acually, the UEFI to be correct, I have tried...
by FargerLake
Tue Sep 18, 2018 2:16 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: UEFI VS BIOS FIRMWARE
Replies: 4
Views: 197

UEFI VS BIOS FIRMWARE

Please delete this thread, for the reason, that the responses from members, make Linux Mint look bad. Like, only arrogant, condescending, men and women use Mint. We know that is not the case. A few really kind, and knowledgeable individuals have responded to my questions in this forum, and provided ...
by FargerLake
Mon Sep 17, 2018 1:46 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: A Sad Day for Mint
Replies: 28
Views: 1341

A Sad Day for Mint

I love Mint, I have always loved Mint, and, I appreciate all of the hours that have been spent in the development of Mint. I have been building computers, installing operating systems, and, fixing technical issues for decades. But, now the time has come, where, Mint will not boot after install, on c...

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