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by gees
Mon Sep 24, 2012 9:56 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Mint-13 DISAPPOINTED!
Replies: 17
Views: 2011

Re: Mint-13 DISAPPOINTED!

Finally boot complete. Clicked link to install Mint. Here you went wrong! When Min is running on a livedvd and you want to install it onto your harddrive first: 1. Start GParted from the livedvd in order to check your hard-drive(s). 2. Find the drive which is used to start your system (generally sd...
by gees
Fri Sep 30, 2011 12:13 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: partitioning
Replies: 19
Views: 1146

Re: partitioning

I've often repartioned and resized Win XP NTFS drives to install linux with GParted. Never had an issue. But recently, when i first resized a Win7 NTFS partition, GParted gave an error message and the drive with valuable data was "gone". Fortunately, I found "testimage" (free for win & linux, highly...
by gees
Mon Dec 14, 2009 2:36 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: (Solved) Having trouble updating BIOS on Dell Latitde D600
Replies: 7
Views: 1440

Re: Help, Having trouble updating BIOS on Dell Latitde D600

I don't know how you tried to update your BIOS, seems to be from Linux. You do not need Linux to update a BIOS. The Dell BIOS for the Latitude 600 is here: http://support.dell.com/support/downloads/driverslist.aspx?c=us&l=en&s=gen&os=WW1&osl=en&catid=&impid=&SystemID=LAT_PNT_PM_D600 Unfortunately it...
by gees
Fri Nov 13, 2009 1:46 pm
Forum: Releases & Announcements
Topic: Linux Mint 8 RC1 Bug Thread
Replies: 215
Views: 66036

Re: Linux Mint 8 RC1 Bug Thread

Not all real bugs, but nevertheless: I tested the installed version on Dell Latitude E6400 on external USB-HDD : 1) Pressing "enter" in boot-menu to start the highlighted choice (mint8) takes a few minutes wait and nothing visible happens. 2) The text in the welcome screen shifts when this screen is...
by gees
Fri Nov 13, 2009 12:20 pm
Forum: Releases & Announcements
Topic: Linux Mint 8 RC1 Bug Thread
Replies: 215
Views: 66036

Re: Linux Mint 8 RC1 Bug Thread

Tested the livecd on Dell Latitude E6400: No show stoppers so far. First message (boot count-down) misses hint to press any button to get the full menu! The pulsating Mint Logo during boot (not in the installed version) is a very elegant finding! The wallpaper is ugly! Please keep Mint Dew! This wil...
by gees
Sun Nov 08, 2009 11:53 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: How to Preserve Mint's GRUB Through New OS Installations
Replies: 7
Views: 1225

Re: How to Preserve Mint's GRUB Through New OS Installations

First, you'll need a separate boot-partition and then install your favourite theme there. Then you can create as much partitions with multi-boot installs as you like without changing your initial GRUB on your separate boot-partition. Multi-boot with chainloading is the easiest way. For all the info ...
by gees
Mon Oct 19, 2009 4:05 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: grub2 : to be avoided
Replies: 16
Views: 2253

Re: grub2 : to be avoided

booting from iso sounds delicious, no more need to run to the desktop to burn CD to boot off (and less heating for my laptop, two birds!) ... this option alone is worth it! With GRUB Legacy every distro needs a different "hack" and costs more time and effort than burning and finally wasting a LiveC...
by gees
Sat Oct 10, 2009 3:12 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Need Help Installing to External HD/dual booting w Vista
Replies: 1
Views: 337

Re: Need Help Installing to External HD/dual booting w Vista

Please look here: http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=29585&start=15#p195818 The workhorse and racehorse situation there complies with your situation. When you press "advanced" ( the button above the "install" button) in step 7 of the installation procedure (your screen shot) there will ...
by gees
Fri Oct 09, 2009 12:55 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Start the name suggestions for Mint 9 LTS
Replies: 158
Views: 22798

Re: Start the name suggestions for Mint 9 LTS

Irina

+1

Irina is a Slavic feminine given name, meaning peace (from ancient greek εἰρήνη).
by gees
Thu Oct 08, 2009 12:00 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: HD Wiped Clean
Replies: 1
Views: 351

Re: HD Wiped Clean

1. Boot your computer with the LiveCD. 2. Press install and follow the procedure. If your hard disk is completely unformatted the automatic install will do fine. If you want to format your hard disk yourself, start Partition Editor (Menu -> Administration). When finished you can install as described...
by gees
Wed Oct 07, 2009 3:58 pm
Forum: Non-technical Questions
Topic: Poll: How do you use Linux Mint?
Replies: 61
Views: 10039

Re: Poll: How do you use Linux Mint?

I'm using Linux and Mint for about 2-3 months. I've access to 3 different PC's and a portable USB-HDD. Mint is permanently installed on all of them now. :D My Linux Starter & Rescue Set Linux Mint 7 Gloria LiveCD's (32 and 64bit) ... if everything else should fail and as tool for repairing windows ....
by gees
Wed Oct 07, 2009 2:23 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Gnome Presentation Program
Replies: 1
Views: 573

Re: Gnome Presentation Program

Mint7 Gloria Gnome:
Menu -> Office -> OpenOffice.org Presentation

Is that what you seek?
by gees
Sun Oct 04, 2009 9:38 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How to merge NTFS partitions on external drive?
Replies: 6
Views: 563

Re: How to merge NTFS partitions on external drive?

Did you unmount the partition before trying to change them?
by gees
Sun Oct 04, 2009 9:30 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: grub2 : to be avoided
Replies: 16
Views: 2253

Re: grub2 : to be avoided

Here's a couple of links to some pretty informative material (opinion) regarding GRUB & GRUB2 authored by a friend of mine (it's on the Kubuntu Boards): For GRUB2 Beginners: http://kubuntuforums.net/forums/index.php?topic=3106368.0 General GRUB Toolkit: http://kubuntuforums.net/forums/index.php?top...
by gees
Tue Sep 29, 2009 12:27 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Help Me Create a Live USB Drive
Replies: 16
Views: 3937

Re: Help Me Create a Live USB Drive

Finally I found the solution here: http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=42&t=23516 Searching the forums especially How-to/Tutorials would have saved me some time ...I learned my lesson! So with Mint7 Gloria 32bit & usb-creator I finally could create a PERSISTENT LiveUSB pendrive . I just had...
by gees
Wed Sep 23, 2009 1:25 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: (USB drive) Unetbootin downloaded as .exe! ??
Replies: 3
Views: 3482

Re: (USB drive) Unetbootin downloaded as .exe! ??

Gees, I did your routine and thought it would have worked, but I do not see an Administration sub-menu. I'm running Felicia XFCE, btw. ?? This seemed to be the easiest solution. skicrazer, the described procedure was with Mint Gloria Gnome. A dont know Felicia and XFce yet, but after the installati...
by gees
Wed Sep 23, 2009 1:13 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Help Me Create a Live USB Drive
Replies: 16
Views: 3937

Re: Help Me Create a Live USB Drive

Plumtree, Using Ubuntu 9.04, I managed to get Mint burnt and running but it is not persistent. In your recent attempt, did you use USB-Creator in Mint or Ubuntu? My recent attempt was with a 2GB USB stick on Mint Gloria 32bit. As far as I can remember, I could get a persistent USB pendrive with Ubun...
by gees
Tue Sep 22, 2009 1:57 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Help Me Create a Live USB Drive
Replies: 16
Views: 3937

Re: Help Me Create a Live USB Drive

plumtreed and others, I can confirm that the created LiveUSB pendrive is working, but NOT persistent! I followed the procedure described here: http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=46&t=33280&p=192086#p192086 It was persistent with Ubuntu 8.10 (32bit) when I followed the same procedure some mo...
by gees
Tue Sep 22, 2009 12:24 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: (USB drive) Unetbootin downloaded as .exe! ??
Replies: 3
Views: 3482

Re: (USB drive) Unetbootin downloaded as .exe! ??

Skicrazer, indeed some of the several instructions are a bit confusing, because it seems that LiveUSB pendrives can be created from a Linux as well as a Windows box. Quote: "I'm having these issues with other apps I desire to install, as well, but cannot figure out how to get them into the Pkg Mgr. ...
by gees
Mon Sep 21, 2009 12:04 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Running Linux Mint from USB-drive ?
Replies: 3
Views: 396

Re: Running Linux Mint from USB-drive ?

Found this link: http://www.pendrivelinux.com/usb-linux- ... n-windows/ in order to create it from a Windows box.

If you have Mint or Ubuntu already running, install "usb-creator" with the Package Manager.

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