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by rkildu
Sun Sep 01, 2019 11:55 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: <Solved>Upgrading Linux Mint to next level. A question?
Replies: 1
Views: 74

<Solved>Upgrading Linux Mint to next level. A question?

This appears to be the place to ask this question? I'm new to Linux, just installed Mint 19.2 dual boot. I had a few problems but you folks helped me through them all. Thank you! It is now running solidly. I just finished applying most of the recommended tweaks and adjustments from the Linux Tips Pr...
by rkildu
Thu Aug 29, 2019 3:15 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: <SOLVED>New load of Linux Mint 19.2 - Locking up!
Replies: 10
Views: 231

Re: New load of Linux Mint 19.2 - Locking up!

Seems to be FIXED NOW! I have been logged on most of the morning,and into afternoon; multiple windows open, I have completed the "10 things to do first list"down to item number 7. Either I did not reboot the workaround fix last night when I should have, or it was one or more of the changes I did thi...
by rkildu
Thu Aug 29, 2019 8:22 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: <SOLVED>New load of Linux Mint 19.2 - Locking up!
Replies: 10
Views: 231

Re: New load of Linux Mint 19.2 - Locking up!

I guess I declared victory too soon. When I went to shutdown the machine last night it was locked up again. It did seem to stay stable a lot longer though. I am going to go ahead and finish making the changes in the "Ten Things" list. I guess I'm just too dumb to quit... but I will go do some window...
by rkildu
Wed Aug 28, 2019 10:47 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: <SOLVED>New load of Linux Mint 19.2 - Locking up!
Replies: 10
Views: 231

Re: New load of Linux Mint 19.2 - Locking up!

Well folks, after thinking about I decided to do ahead apply the workaround fix. I figured why not, it might work. The fix went in as indicated so I guess I did it right? Time will tell if I fixed it or fouled things up more. So far so good. I just successfully created a"Snapshot" !!! I will report ...
by rkildu
Wed Aug 28, 2019 7:48 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: <SOLVED>New load of Linux Mint 19.2 - Locking up!
Replies: 10
Views: 231

Re: New load of Linux Mint 19.2 - Locking up!

WOW, you all have my head spinning now! Larry - My installation is documented in the Sub-Thread "Can't get GRUB to pop up at startup" on this Thread. As far as I understand it I did all of the proper preload stuff? It's mostly documented here. AndyMH - You think that my processor, meaning this machi...
by rkildu
Wed Aug 28, 2019 6:33 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: <SOLVED>New load of Linux Mint 19.2 - Locking up!
Replies: 10
Views: 231

Re: New load of Linux Mint 19.2 - Locking up!

mint@mint:~$ inxi -Fxzd System: Host: mint Kernel: 4.15.0-54-generic x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 7.4.0 Desktop: Cinnamon 4.2.3 Distro: Linux Mint 19.2 Tina base: Ubuntu 18.04 bionic Machine: Type: Portable System: Dell product: Inspiron 11 - 3147 v: N/A serial: <filter> Mobo: Dell model: 0MPYY...
by rkildu
Wed Aug 28, 2019 4:38 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: <SOLVED>New load of Linux Mint 19.2 - Locking up!
Replies: 10
Views: 231

<SOLVED>New load of Linux Mint 19.2 - Locking up!

Successfully Lorded Linux Mint 19.2 Dual Boot on Dell Inspiron 11 3ooo Series. After install all was going along just fine until I started what seemed to be "Random Lock Ups or Freezes" The only way out was hard power off and reboot. These lockups occurred while browsing docs, Entering text in one o...
by rkildu
Tue Aug 27, 2019 7:55 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Linux applications User docs/tutorial ?
Replies: 2
Views: 70

Re: Linux applications User docs/tutorial ?

Thanks, Working my way through the 10 things list.
by rkildu
Tue Aug 27, 2019 5:27 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Linux applications User docs/tutorial ?
Replies: 2
Views: 70

Linux applications User docs/tutorial ?

New Linux User, Installed Mint 19.2 Dual Boot today. I an trying to find User Documentation/Tutorials for the various Apps. I have looked on line and in this forum and cannot find what I want. A lot of these apps are simple in appearance but not so simple to figure out how to use. Example "Update Ma...
by rkildu
Tue Aug 27, 2019 12:30 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: <SOLVED>Can't get GRUB to pop up at startup
Replies: 45
Views: 844

Re: Can't get GRUB to pop up at startup

I can live with the GRUB Black Screen, It's just that somewhere in here I ran across a picture of GRUB in a green background GUI looking interface? So that's what I was looking for. I finally looked at the title at the top of the Black Screen, DUH Maybe I was Hallucinating? Thanks AGAIN for all of t...
by rkildu
Tue Aug 27, 2019 11:10 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: <SOLVED>Can't get GRUB to pop up at startup
Replies: 45
Views: 844

Re: Can't get GRUB to pop up at startup

I think we have it! But what does GRUB look like? I thought it would be a pretty GUI Menu, but all I see is a BLACK screen that looks like Terminal mode with three lines; Linux, Windows, and setup. And it does say Grub on top. So I guess it is working. I made the Bios changes successfully, Actually ...
by rkildu
Mon Aug 26, 2019 8:18 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: <SOLVED>Can't get GRUB to pop up at startup
Replies: 45
Views: 844

Re: Can't get GRUB to pop up at startup

Yes, per first (2992) picture, "Boot mode is set to: Legacy" is the reason that Mint was installed in legacy BIOS mode. You will need to change this to UEFI before Mint installation. On the same picture "UEFI BOOT is set to HDD1..." first, after successful Mint installation in UEFI mode, you will n...
by rkildu
Mon Aug 26, 2019 6:00 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: <SOLVED>Can't get GRUB to pop up at startup
Replies: 45
Views: 844

Re: Can't get GRUB to pop up at startup

I kind of think that we have gone in a loop. My feeling all along is that it is something with boot. That is the basis of my earlier question about Boot Sequence. When the local guy set my machine up to dual boot he did a bunch of stuff that I do not understand. I remember him saying something about...
by rkildu
Mon Aug 26, 2019 3:25 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: <SOLVED>Can't get GRUB to pop up at startup
Replies: 45
Views: 844

Re: Can't get GRUB to pop up at startup

pbear, I'm not so sure I'm doing all that well ? Went into DParted and made the changes you listed. deleting the three partitions. When I try to quit the app it gives me a message saying "three operations are currently pending" In he top menu I found an entry to perform the three operations. Logic s...
by rkildu
Sun Aug 25, 2019 7:14 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: <SOLVED>Can't get GRUB to pop up at startup
Replies: 45
Views: 844

Re: Can't get GRUB to pop up at startup

Success: I downloaded another ISO File from a different location. I attempted to VERIFY IT, but got lost in the instructions. I could not find the checksum number in the original download page to compare to ??? Anyway I took a chance and created another Live Boot install USB Stick. I am pleased to s...
by rkildu
Sun Aug 25, 2019 2:45 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: <SOLVED>Can't get GRUB to pop up at startup
Replies: 45
Views: 844

Re: Can't get GRUB to pop up at startup

Well, I successfully ran Rufus, to end of process and created a new 19.2 USB stick. However the USB stick will not run on the computer. It loaded properly to live version once. I moved around the menu a bit then I tried to start GParted and the computer froze up. I shut everything down, had to hard ...
by rkildu
Sun Aug 25, 2019 11:40 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: <SOLVED>Can't get GRUB to pop up at startup
Replies: 45
Views: 844

Re: Can't get GRUB to pop up at startup

athi, pbear, I have now downloaded both Linux Mint 19.2 ISO file and RUFUS. I also found That I had an 8 GB USB stick with some old data on it, that I deleted, intending to use. Is it safe to use the recycled USB Stick, or do I best purchase a brand new one? Also pbear's list of instructions did not...
by rkildu
Sat Aug 24, 2019 9:37 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: <SOLVED>Can't get GRUB to pop up at startup
Replies: 45
Views: 844

Re: Can't get GRUB to pop up at startup

I just Booted through the USB Boot to the live desktop. The system booted into Legacy Mode,, So I guess I will getting a blank USB Stick tomorrow and start building a new install. What size stick is recommended? Will I have to do anything to the Boot Sequence currently on my machine to prepare for t...
by rkildu
Sat Aug 24, 2019 6:09 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: <SOLVED>Can't get GRUB to pop up at startup
Replies: 45
Views: 844

Re: Can't get GRUB to pop up at startup

Sorry folks, I got confused last night and posted my reply about 3 times. For pbear, I am going to try his suggestions, but I have a question on step number one. Go into Firmware settings from where? I think from "Settings" during boot? Boot on the top menu selection says: >LEGACY Boot: >UEFI BOOT: ...
by rkildu
Sat Aug 24, 2019 12:53 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: <SOLVED>Can't get GRUB to pop up at startup
Replies: 45
Views: 844

Re: Can't get GRUB to pop up at startup

WOW, busy night last night, we seem to have a party going. Thanks to all for your input and the complements! Let me see if I can answer your various questions. First some background on me, Most of my experience is Windows. I was an Application programmer, Support, and finally Network Administrator, ...

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