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by decrepit
Mon Feb 17, 2020 1:02 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Mint size & file structure
Replies: 10
Views: 195

Re: Mint size & file structure

yes that option is very obvious
by decrepit
Sun Feb 16, 2020 8:50 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Windows 10 partition not visible
Replies: 1
Views: 40

Re: Windows 10 partition not visible

Windows can't see linux partitions, if the install went correctly, you should get the grub bootloader on start up, giving you the choice between mint and windows. If you aren't seeing that, then grub may be configured to boot straight into windows, or grub didn't get loaded. If you use your install ...
by decrepit
Sun Feb 16, 2020 8:31 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Mint size & file structure
Replies: 10
Views: 195

Re: Mint size & file structure

During the installation process, you can choose the size of the mint partition. I've always used the "other" option, I'm not sure what happens if you choose, "alongside windows". There's also a thing called "timeshift" this can use heaps of memory if not set up carefully, it's probably best to use a...
by decrepit
Fri Feb 14, 2020 5:38 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Replacing Ubuntu with Linux mint
Replies: 8
Views: 238

Re: Replacing Ubuntu with Linux mint

Does the flashing cursor indicate it's waiting for a login? Can you type anything in it?
Anyway, hope you didn't pay to much fro the linux loaded memory stick. Because I think you'll have to reload it with a newly downloaded iso
by decrepit
Fri Feb 14, 2020 1:29 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Group Windows ? or Windows Group ? - Solved
Replies: 5
Views: 107

Re: Group Windows ? or Windows Group ?

well the first thing anybody that can help will want, is which version of mint and which desktop are you using? I believe the controls are a bit different for Cinnamon, Mate and Xfce
by decrepit
Sun Feb 09, 2020 9:33 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: partition question
Replies: 7
Views: 285

Re: partition question

Can't give you step by step, my memory is too faulty to rely on. But you can't partition a mounted drive, that's why you use the Mint install media, and that's all you need. Grub should still handle booting into Vista, with out the need of a windows recovery disc.
by decrepit
Sun Feb 09, 2020 9:26 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: change boot sequence
Replies: 18
Views: 407

Re: change boot sequence

Good one Dorothy, glad you sorted it. It does take a while to get used to the terminal, but you're initiated now, any further interaction with it should come easier.
by decrepit
Sat Feb 08, 2020 10:06 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: change boot sequence
Replies: 18
Views: 407

Re: change boot sequence

Dorothy, that "first line" brings up a text editor with admin privileges, so you can modify the grub config file to change the boot order. If you didn't see the text editor with the grub file, then something else is wrong. pbear is correct, it's always best to copy and paste commands rather than typ...
by decrepit
Sat Feb 08, 2020 10:53 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: change boot sequence
Replies: 18
Views: 407

Re: change boot sequence

pbear, The OP is correct I had exactly the same warning following the first line exactly. But you are also correct the instructions work, if you disregard the warning, our newbie was undoubtedly phased by it and didn't press on. mike@mike-ThinkPad:~$ xed admin:///etc/default/grub ** (xed:2529): WARN...
by decrepit
Sat Feb 08, 2020 1:27 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: change boot sequence
Replies: 18
Views: 407

Re: change boot sequence

That's interesting, I get the same warning, but it seems to be irrelevant, because it actually worked, and I got this, try again and look for this popping up. # If you change this file, run 'update-grub' afterwards to update # /boot/grub/grub.cfg. # For full documentation of the options in this file...
by decrepit
Tue Feb 04, 2020 8:26 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: I Flashed Linux iso to an SD Card and now my pc won't recognize the card at all.
Replies: 8
Views: 167

Re: I Flashed Linux iso to an SD Card and now my pc won't recognize the card at all.

have you tried booting from the card? What OS doesn't recognise the card?
by decrepit
Mon Feb 03, 2020 8:44 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [Solved] Update error?
Replies: 10
Views: 153

Re: Update error?

Eyes are good at that!
by decrepit
Fri Jan 31, 2020 2:53 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How to Dual Boot with existing Win 7 Installation
Replies: 14
Views: 355

Re: How to Dual Boot with existing Win 7 Installation

Thanks cliff, but in my case I'm sure the majority of instances, is getting distracted before I press send.
by decrepit
Thu Jan 30, 2020 6:45 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Updated to an invalid "WIRED" internet connection?
Replies: 1
Views: 65

Re: Updated ta an invalid "WIRED" internet connection????

time to try out Timeshift I guess.
by decrepit
Tue Jan 28, 2020 11:02 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Folder files not listed in alphabetical order
Replies: 4
Views: 109

Re: Folder files not listed in alphabetical order

No worries mate, It's a very useful function, I use it a lot.
So now all you have to do is mark this thread solved.
by decrepit
Tue Jan 28, 2020 8:17 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Folder files not listed in alphabetical order
Replies: 4
Views: 109

Re: Folder files not listed in alphabetical order

I'm using mate 19.3, and if I click on the top in the column header it sorts for that column, click again and it reverses the order.
So clicking the top of the name column sorts for alphabetical order, clicking in the date column sorts for date, etc.
And every linux distro I've used behaves that way
by decrepit
Sun Jan 26, 2020 5:45 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How to Dual Boot with existing Win 7 Installation
Replies: 14
Views: 355

Re: How to Dual Boot with existing Win 7 Installation

ZaphodB wrote:
Sun Jan 26, 2020 5:29 am
>>>>I posted a reply yesterday thanking decrepit, pbear and kadaitcha for their replies and suggestions - but the post seems to have completely vanished. >>>>
Hmmm, I'm finding the same thing quite often now, in multiple forums, I've put it down to, forgetting to press the send/submit button.
by decrepit
Sat Jan 25, 2020 8:49 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Video micro stutters/pauses I found a fix for
Replies: 4
Views: 173

Re: Video micro stutters/pauses I found a fix for

So I'll add a question here, "if we stumble on a useful fix, where do we post it so it comes up in a search?"
by decrepit
Sat Jan 25, 2020 8:44 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] installed Linux mint won't boot
Replies: 7
Views: 151

Re: installed Linux mint won't boot

Anybody that can help you will need a lot more info, it would be a good idea to read "how to get help".
by decrepit
Fri Jan 24, 2020 9:08 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How to Dual Boot with existing Win 7 Installation
Replies: 14
Views: 355

Re: How to Dual Boot with existing Win 7 Installation

Sorry I can't give you a step by step guide, my memory isn't up to it. But be assured it doesn't need to be complicated. There is an, "install alongside" option. This will let you shrink the windows partition so mint can be installed in the recovered space. The linux boot loader, "Grub" will also be...

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