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by BoscoBearbank
Tue Apr 02, 2019 3:27 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Mint 18.3 Cinnamon 64-bit won't boot after install on HP Envy m6 Notebook
Replies: 2
Views: 190

Re: Mint 18.3 Cinnamon 64-bit won't boot after install on HP Envy m6 Notebook

Looks like my HP ENVY TS m6 Sleekbook is still running Ubuntu 17.04, but I had no trouble with the installation. I did install from my USB flashdrive in UEFI mode, which involved going into the UEFI when the screen first activates, and ensuring the flashdrive is booting in UEFI mode rather than lega...
by BoscoBearbank
Fri Jul 28, 2017 8:42 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [SOLVED]Clean install on new HDD won't boot
Replies: 11
Views: 2648

Re: Clean install on new HDD won't boot

You need to reformat your hard drive with a GPT partition table as shown in the image below

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Device->Create Partition Table
Your hard drive is formatted with a legacy MSDOS-type (MBR-type) partition table
by BoscoBearbank
Mon Jul 04, 2016 12:11 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: What version should I install?
Replies: 5
Views: 334

Re: What version should I install?

Go for Mate. Cinnamon is much more resource intensive. If Mate is too much for the old computer, a lightweight LXDE or Xfce-based distro might work.
by BoscoBearbank
Sat Nov 21, 2015 6:45 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Can't Boot Back Into Windows 7
Replies: 19
Views: 3554

Re: Can't Boot Back Into Windows 7

Shows how well I know the various components of grub. Looking at my HDD, I see that I only have one Windows loader (on /dev/sda1) even though I have two versions of Windows installed, Win 7 on /dev/sda1, and Win 10 on /dev/sda9, both of which are accessible via the Windows loader on the Win 7 partit...
by BoscoBearbank
Sat Nov 21, 2015 5:46 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Can't Boot Back Into Windows 7
Replies: 19
Views: 3554

Re: Can't Boot Back Into Windows 7

I've accidentally trashed Windows more times than I'd like to admit when installing Linux without first making a proper backup; most recently when installing Linux Mint to a new Windows 8 laptop. Some day, I'll learn. To your problem. The Windows backup media (had you created it) would have containe...
by BoscoBearbank
Fri Jul 17, 2015 12:52 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Pidgin Facebook
Replies: 7
Views: 1863

Re: Pidgin Facebook

b2a8r1 wrote:I have a x64 build if you would like https://www.sendspace.com/file/7dcpi2
Thanks for the deb. Pulled it apart and manually installed the pieces (running Fedora 23 Dev). Works great!
by BoscoBearbank
Fri Jul 17, 2015 12:27 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Linux Benefit
Replies: 4
Views: 507

Re: Linux Benefit

omiran wrote: i would love to know if there are uncommon things i can do with Linux mint."
You can run two different desktop environments (DEs) simultaneously and switch back and forth between them. I'm not sure why you would want to do this; maybe the lack of motive is why it's uncommon.
by BoscoBearbank
Mon Jan 12, 2015 11:50 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Need help on updating Win7/LM 12 to 17 or 17.1
Replies: 3
Views: 475

Re: Need help on updating Win7/LM 12 to 17 or 17.1

gyozu wrote:Any other tips or tutorials I should review before getting underway?
Read each screen carefully before proceeding (coming from someone who's accidentally blown away two OEM Win 8 installations on his new laptops)
by BoscoBearbank
Tue May 06, 2014 4:18 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Partitioning??
Replies: 7
Views: 847

Re: Partitioning??

I multiboot several Linux distros, as well as Win7 on my desktop PC, and I keep a separate boot partition (with label Boot ). Upon installing the first distro (let's assume it was Mint 16), I installed grub to the MBR and /boot to Boo t. I then unmounted Boot , remounted it at /mnt/Boot, copied its ...
by BoscoBearbank
Sat Apr 19, 2014 4:49 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: SOLVED (almost!) All AMD64 versions of MINT fail to boot!!
Replies: 15
Views: 4997

Re: SOLVED (almost!) All AMD64 versions of MINT fail to boot

I know it's a 3-year old thread, but I just wanted to say that although no recent 64-bit kernel from any distro has booted on my Dell Optiplex 740 (AMD 5600+ 4GB RAM, GeForce 6100LE onboard video), 32-bit kernels work fine.
by BoscoBearbank
Mon Mar 03, 2014 6:54 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How can I create a fully updated live USB?
Replies: 2
Views: 273

Re: How can I create a fully updated live USB?

If you're looking at 4GB of persistent storage, it means you've got at least an 8GB flash drive which is more than enough to do a full install of Linux Mint (16 Cinnamon in my case).
by BoscoBearbank
Mon Mar 03, 2014 6:29 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Install more Linux-distro's
Replies: 24
Views: 2144

Re: Install more Linux-distro's

One user's perspective on dealing with multiple distros - YMMV I use a single boot partition from which I chainload my various distros (and Win7). Each distro installs grub into the partition containing that distro. I also keep /home on the root partition, so each distro gets its own /home. Any comm...
by BoscoBearbank
Mon Mar 03, 2014 6:10 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Can I, or can I not, install new software for live USB?
Replies: 14
Views: 6316

Re: Can I, or can I not, install new software for live USB?

Installing to a USB hard drive (or flash drive) works the same way as installingto an internal hard drive. In fact, I've got a full install of Linux Mint 16 installed on a bootable 8GB flash drive. Not sure how the Ubuntu-based distros' persistence works, but with Fedora, back when my largest USB fl...
by BoscoBearbank
Sat Feb 08, 2014 11:37 am
Forum: About Mint Editions
Topic: What's the differences between MATE and Cinnamon?
Replies: 2
Views: 10067

Re: What's the differences between MATE and Cinnamon?

...Yet we get two new kids on the block (MATE and Cinnamon), and no OpenBox... Unlinke MATE and Cinnamon, which are full desktop environments, OpenBox is (just) a window manager. You could start with LXDE (a desktop environment that uses OpenBox as its default window manager) and eliminate those co...
by BoscoBearbank
Sat Feb 08, 2014 10:54 am
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Change screenshot key command
Replies: 2
Views: 1265

Re: Change screenshot key command

Try using dconf-editor and looking at: org->cinnamon->keybindings->custom-keybindings->custom0
by BoscoBearbank
Fri Jan 10, 2014 8:49 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How to: install WiFi drivers from USB stick. [Did It]
Replies: 5
Views: 895

Re: How to: install WiFi drivers from USB stick. Can you?

I would just grab the appropriate deb files (you may already have them in /var/cache/apt/archives on a running system) and placethem on the usb stick. When you want to install the WiFi drivers, just copy the deb files to the target system and install with dpkg:

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sudo dpkg -i <deb package name>
by BoscoBearbank
Mon Oct 21, 2013 6:23 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Where to add a 2nd data partition
Replies: 13
Views: 1894

Re: Where to add a 2nd data partition

For more info: [url]http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Symbolic_link[/url] To create the symlink, open a terminal window and then: cd $HOME rmdir Pictures ln -s /mnt/Pictures Pictures Instead of referring to a subdirectory of my home directory, the Pictures entry in my home directory now points to the par...
by BoscoBearbank
Sun Oct 20, 2013 9:04 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Partition advice, create new /home and keep current /home.
Replies: 3
Views: 675

Re: Partition advice, create new /home and keep current /hom

Just tell the installer to mount my old home partition at /mnt/old_home.
I've never tried moving a whole extended partition; have no idea if it'll work.
by BoscoBearbank
Sun Oct 20, 2013 8:53 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Where to add a 2nd data partition
Replies: 13
Views: 1894

Re: Where to add a 2nd data partition

Makes perfect sense to me. For example, on my desktop PC's HDD, I've got a partition for digital photos that I mount at /mnt/Pictures and symlink to from my home directory
by BoscoBearbank
Sun Oct 20, 2013 8:43 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Buying hardware to run Linux Mint
Replies: 7
Views: 1104

Re: Buying hardware to run Linux Mint

Actually, I've found that most retailers I've asked have been happy to let me try a live CD on a computer I'm considering. I just ask the if it runs whatever distro I happen to have with me on my media with no video or wifi problems. When they say they don't know, I ask if I can test the computer wi...

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