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by timmyflight
Fri Apr 04, 2008 11:34 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Getting rid of Windows XP
Replies: 18
Views: 1559

Re: Getting rid of Windows XP

Maybe my wording was wrong :oops: , what Killdisk does is write a pass of zeros on the disk.
by timmyflight
Fri Apr 04, 2008 11:13 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Getting rid of Windows XP
Replies: 18
Views: 1559

Re: Getting rid of Windows XP

I have used a program called Killdisk to zero (low level format) various hard drives
that were affected by viruses in the mbr.Worked every time, and it's a free download that
you extract to a bootable floppy disk.
by timmyflight
Fri Mar 21, 2008 5:26 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Dell D610 & LinuxMint 4.0
Replies: 10
Views: 1263

Re: Dell D610 & LinuxMint 4.0

I have a D610 dual booting Linuxmint 4.0 and Windows Vista Ultimate, had absolutely no problems installing or running them, except that Vista sometimes freezes up while booting, big surprise. The D610 runs really hot with Vista and with Mint it is really cool, the fan barely runs at all. Oh, I have ...
by timmyflight
Fri Mar 14, 2008 12:38 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Cannot run from disk
Replies: 7
Views: 682

Re: Cannot run from disk

What are the hardware specs for the computers you used?
Mint needs quite a bit of ram to install/run decently.
I would recommend a minimum of 512 mb. ram.
Some people have had successful intalls with less, like maybe 320-384 mb,
but sometimes they run into problems.
by timmyflight
Fri Feb 08, 2008 6:01 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Revising a menu.lst
Replies: 21
Views: 3611

Re: Revising a menu.lst

Always, Always, make a backup copy of your existing file if you're not sure how changes will affect your system...
by timmyflight
Fri Jan 25, 2008 10:02 am
Forum: Sound, Multimedia, & Codecs
Topic: DVD burning...file too large!
Replies: 5
Views: 1472

Re: DVD burning...file too large!

Don't know if it'll help, but for Windows you can get Nero versions with the Recode option
which will let you modify the files like taking out unwanted languages, previews, menus, etc.
to make the file smaller. Just an idea.
by timmyflight
Fri Jan 18, 2008 4:45 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Burn cd from live cd boot?
Replies: 5
Views: 492

Re: Burn cd from live cd boot?

thanks for the input.
I just saw something on ebay, an IDE to laptop hd converter,
maybe I'll try slaving the laptop hd to my desktop and then copy the files to cd.
by timmyflight
Fri Jan 18, 2008 3:34 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Burn cd from live cd boot?
Replies: 5
Views: 492

Burn cd from live cd boot?

Hi, a friend has a laptop with a corrupted,non booting winxp install, needs to wipe and reinstall,
but needs to retrieve data/photos from hd first...
I was wondering if it is possible to boot with live cd and and then burn the necessary ntfs files to cd?
Thanks much!
by timmyflight
Fri Dec 14, 2007 10:50 am
Forum: Artwork
Topic: Redesign Mint launcher on taskbar?
Replies: 1
Views: 1263

Redesign Mint launcher on taskbar?

Hi, I was wondering about how to play with/change the Mint launch icon on the taskbar.
Any ideas how I could do this? I was thinking about "candying" it up a little, like
making it bigger or "overlaying" it on top of the taskbar? Any ideas, oh great ones?
by timmyflight
Fri Dec 14, 2007 10:36 am
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: Interesting flashplugin find.
Replies: 1
Views: 989

Re: Interesting flashplugin find.

Maybe I'll try it for cbs.com, when I try to watch the full episode tv shows it
will not let me go to full screen. Thanks!
by timmyflight
Fri Nov 16, 2007 10:49 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Cannot download packages or get updates
Replies: 2
Views: 703

Ok, don't know how or why, but it suddenly just let me get 60 updates
and also let me download the packages I wanted!! YAY, I have K3B and Exaile
once again!! :D :D :D
by timmyflight
Fri Nov 16, 2007 9:06 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Cannot download packages or get updates
Replies: 2
Views: 703

Cannot download packages or get updates

Hopefully you kind gurus can help with my problem :D :D I just installed Daryna today, and I can easily access the internet via wireless. However, package manager fails to download any programs (failed to fetch whatever whatever from ubuntu.com), and the mintupdate also says "could not refresh ...
by timmyflight
Mon Aug 27, 2007 11:33 pm
Forum: Releases & Announcements
Topic: Do you use Beagle search?
Replies: 80
Views: 18611

No, I don't use beagle....
I automatically remove beagle after any install or reinstall,
as others mentioned before, it just drags down my system,
and is really not that useful for my purposes.
by timmyflight
Wed Aug 22, 2007 12:44 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Update from Bea to Bianca failed somehow
Replies: 4
Views: 1000

Any reason why you need to do an upgrade instead of just a clean, full install of Cassandra? :roll: If you have a little time it shoudn't be too difficult to just install Cassandra and add your favorite programs and applications (from mintinstall or synaptic)... and then you'd have full blown Cassan...
by timmyflight
Mon Aug 20, 2007 12:15 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: What browser are you people using?
Replies: 20
Views: 5186

I too use Firefox, whether in Mint, XP, or Vista. I even took the liberty of
installing Firefox on the main computer at my workplace, and also removed access to IE . So far I've not heard any complaints at all... Firefox just does it's job well :D
by timmyflight
Fri Aug 17, 2007 10:18 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Setting up internet connection--help needed
Replies: 5
Views: 869

OOPS... I was responding from my work (M$) computer,
from memory.... :oops:
by timmyflight
Fri Aug 17, 2007 9:02 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Setting up internet connection--help needed
Replies: 5
Views: 869

in terminal type sudo modprobe eth0
then type sudo dhclient eth0

for wireless
sudo modprobe ath0
sudo dhclient ath0
maybe that might help
by timmyflight
Mon Aug 13, 2007 9:52 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: error message
Replies: 5
Views: 636

did you make sure you left a space between dpkg and the -- , as well as the -a ?
as in sudo dpkg -- configure -a :shock:
by timmyflight
Thu Aug 09, 2007 9:28 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Cloned it, and don't want it - FIXED
Replies: 4
Views: 1043

if you don't need anything at all on this partition, you might be able to just
format it to ext3 or whatever file system you want by running sudo gparted or sudo qparted from terminal. just an idea.
by timmyflight
Wed Aug 01, 2007 10:22 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Hard drive cleaners etc for Linux
Replies: 11
Views: 1227

Yeah.... my wife no longer gets jealous when I start talking about Bianca and Cassandra and Celena....... :D :D :D

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