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by austin.texas
Fri Mar 17, 2017 6:59 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [SOLVED] How can I clone a 500GB laptop HDD to a 240GB SSD?
Replies: 7
Views: 187

Re: How can I clone a 500GB laptop HDD to a 240GB SSD?

dd will copy the whole partition - which is not what you want. Fsarchiver could handle this perfectly. You can create a backup archive file of your root partition, and another one of your /home partition, saving the archive files on an external drive if you need to. You can then create a smaller roo...
by austin.texas
Fri Mar 17, 2017 5:50 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: SOLVED Dual boot problems
Replies: 21
Views: 342

Re: Dual boot problems

Stick. Both OS's installed in Legacy mode is the best possible outcome. As mentioned above - UEFI brings some complications. I have not noticed any issues with either computer related to booting UEFI. What are the issues to which you are referring that occur with UEFI installs? There are two things...
by austin.texas
Thu Mar 16, 2017 11:38 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: SOLVED Dual boot problems
Replies: 21
Views: 342

Re: Dual boot problems

jonnyb wrote:It worked but I think windows may be in legacy mode. Shall I stick while I am winning?
Stick. Both OS's installed in Legacy mode is the best possible outcome. As mentioned above - UEFI brings some complications.
by austin.texas
Thu Mar 16, 2017 5:14 pm
Forum: Graphic Cards & Monitors
Topic: Driver for old video card <SOLVED>
Replies: 28
Views: 303

Re: Driver for old video card

Thank you. Sorry I have to leave. This may be my last post until about March 25 - leaving town...
by austin.texas
Thu Mar 16, 2017 4:30 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Windows 10 + Linux Mint 17.3 Cinnamon Dual boot not showing the options when system start
Replies: 13
Views: 249

Re: Windows 10 + Linux Mint 17.3 Cinnamon Dual boot not showing the options when system start

JAAVIZ wrote:efibootmgr is already the newest version.

Good. Now you can use the efibootmgr (or rEFInd) to configure your boot menu.
See :arrow: viewtopic.php?t=129406#p702077
by austin.texas
Thu Mar 16, 2017 3:44 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Windows 10 + Linux Mint 17.3 Cinnamon Dual boot not showing the options when system start
Replies: 13
Views: 249

Re: Windows 10 + Linux Mint 17.3 Cinnamon Dual boot not showing the options when system start

Both Windows and Mint are installed in UEFI mode - so that part of the installation is good. You can try to run this command in Mint, in a terminal, to see if it helps: sudo update-grub If that does not help, you might try installing efibootmgr: sudo apt install efibootmgr See :arrow: http://www.rod...
by austin.texas
Thu Mar 16, 2017 3:18 pm
Forum: Graphic Cards & Monitors
Topic: Driver for old video card <SOLVED>
Replies: 28
Views: 303

Re: Driver for old video card

Try

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sudo updatedb && locate xorg.conf.new
by austin.texas
Thu Mar 16, 2017 3:08 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Please Help: Can't see the Windows Boot
Replies: 6
Views: 58

Re: Please Help: Can't see the Windows Boot

vw98075 wrote:After restarting my PC, I shall see Windows 10 in the menus, right?
Hopefully.
Is it there?
by austin.texas
Thu Mar 16, 2017 2:56 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Please Help: Can't see the Windows Boot
Replies: 6
Views: 58

Re: Please Help: Can't see the Windows Boot

Good. You should be able to get a Windows menu entry in the Grub menu by running this command in a terminal:

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sudo update-grub
by austin.texas
Thu Mar 16, 2017 2:31 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Please Help: Can't see the Windows Boot
Replies: 6
Views: 58

Re: Please Help: Can't see the Windows Boot

Boot Mint. Open a terminal. Post the result of the command:

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sudo os-prober
by austin.texas
Thu Mar 16, 2017 1:08 pm
Forum: Graphic Cards & Monitors
Topic: Driver for old video card <SOLVED>
Replies: 28
Views: 303

Re: Driver for old video card

So you are at Step 3 where you still have to create the xorg.conf file. Those instructions are a bit overcomplicated. You don't have to manually stop mdm - you can simply press Ctrl+Alt+Backspace which will kill your current session (close your programs first). That will take you to the login screen...
by austin.texas
Thu Mar 16, 2017 12:44 pm
Forum: Graphic Cards & Monitors
Topic: Driver for old video card <SOLVED>
Replies: 28
Views: 303

Re: Driver for old video card

First, have you checked Menu > Preferences > Display ?
by austin.texas
Thu Mar 16, 2017 11:39 am
Forum: Graphic Cards & Monitors
Topic: Driver for old video card <SOLVED>
Replies: 28
Views: 303

Re: Driver for old video card

OK Austin.Texas but after I enter gksudo xed /etc/X11/xorg.conf ijn terminal when I get to where I cam make entries what do I enter. Remember the tutorial was written for a different distribution than LM 18.2=1 I thought you said you had that already. Below are the terminal entries I made to change...
by austin.texas
Thu Mar 16, 2017 11:36 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: SOLVED Dual boot problems
Replies: 21
Views: 342

Re: Dual boot problems

When I go into installation,select "something else" and try to use "change" to set the mount point the dialogue box does not give me that option and the installer will not go further without the mount points specified. You can use Gparted to delete the linux partitions from the ...
by austin.texas
Thu Mar 16, 2017 10:55 am
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: After install Chrome-OS theme I can't change it to another theme
Replies: 2
Views: 82

Re: How to reset cinnamon to default settings? (SOLVED)

I imagine this will be moved to it's own thread by a forum moderator, since attaching your question to a 3 year old discussion is not a good practice. The first thing you can try is to delete or rename your .themes folder to force the use of the default themes. What is takes to fix the other things ...
by austin.texas
Thu Mar 16, 2017 10:41 am
Forum: Graphic Cards & Monitors
Topic: Driver for old video card <SOLVED>
Replies: 28
Views: 303

Re: Driver for old video card

All you are doing there is making a file named xorg.conf, and saving it to /etc/X11/
So keep a copy of xorg.conf on your backup drive, and copy it to the new /etc/X11 in a new installation.
by austin.texas
Thu Mar 16, 2017 10:00 am
Forum: MATE
Topic: how to upgrade to 1.18 ?
Replies: 8
Views: 153

Re: how to upgrade to 1.18 ?

I think staying with the default is the only reasonable strategy.
by austin.texas
Thu Mar 16, 2017 9:52 am
Forum: MATE
Topic: how to upgrade to 1.18 ?
Replies: 8
Views: 153

Re: how to upgrade to 1.18 ?

I guess you must be talking about updating Mate from MATE 1.16 to 1.18, as TheRebbe posted.
Please note the warning on that page:
NOTE: As an unofficial PPA repository, the packages are not well tested. There may be bugs and stability issues. Use it at your own risk!

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