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by Leppie
Wed Mar 03, 2010 10:33 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Modifying Partitions
Replies: 13
Views: 905

Re: Modifying Partitions

I don't believe you will change the uuid by adjusting the size on an existing partition. I'm pretty sure that a creation of a new partition (even as a replacement in the same space) will generate a new uuid. as a system needs to be able to calculate the uuid, i think that replacing a partition with...
by Leppie
Wed Mar 03, 2010 6:38 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Grub 2 problem? unresponsive k/board & mouse
Replies: 22
Views: 2167

Re: Grub 2 problem? unresponsive k/board & mouse

could you try booting into Mint again?
can you not use the keyboard/mouse when Mint is up and running either?
by Leppie
Wed Mar 03, 2010 5:41 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Grub 2 problem? unresponsive k/board & mouse
Replies: 22
Views: 2167

Re: Grub 2 problem? unresponsive k/board & mouse

root (super user) permissions are obtained using "sudo".

try like this:

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sudo mount /dev/sda5 /mnt
cd /mnt/var/log
sudo less dmesg
by Leppie
Wed Mar 03, 2010 5:34 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Install 8.0 with XP--SOLVED--
Replies: 6
Views: 450

Re: Install 8.0 with XP

ime, resizing of ntfs partitions is best done in windows.
by Leppie
Wed Mar 03, 2010 5:30 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Grub 2 problem? unresponsive k/board & mouse
Replies: 22
Views: 2167

Re: Grub 2 problem? unresponsive k/board & mouse

felixcat wrote:Yup, did that just fine 'Permission denied'
actually not sure if "sudo" is used in Mandriva as well.
anyways, you could try with root permissions.
by Leppie
Wed Mar 03, 2010 4:59 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Grub 2 problem? unresponsive k/board & mouse
Replies: 22
Views: 2167

Re: Grub 2 problem? unresponsive k/board & mouse

if you're doing this from your mandriva install, you need to mount your Mint partition. after mounting and changing into the /var/log folder on the Mint partition, you can view the dmesg log: sudo mount /dev/sda5 /mnt cd /mnt/var/log less dmesg i just used /devsda5 as an example, amend to where you ...
by Leppie
Wed Mar 03, 2010 3:52 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Grub 2 problem? unresponsive k/board & mouse
Replies: 22
Views: 2167

Re: Grub 2 problem? unresponsive k/board & mouse

How do I type that vertical slash, I can see it on the keyboard? that depends on the keyboard layout. on my GB keyboard, it's next to the "z", for reference see here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_Kingdom i believe that on the standard us keyboard it's above the enter key (on the same key as ...
by Leppie
Wed Mar 03, 2010 3:37 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Modifying Partitions
Replies: 13
Views: 905

Re: Modifying Partitions

proxima_centauri wrote:Right, but the SWAP will be recreated, perhaps at the same size, but different position.
ok, i always put it in the outer sectors since it's least likely to change...
by Leppie
Wed Mar 03, 2010 2:27 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Modifying Partitions
Replies: 13
Views: 905

Re: Modifying Partitions

If the /swap is deleted and re-created, won't a new uuid be generated for the new /swap? If so, then the /etc/fstab will have to be modified for the new uuid... correct? i believe that if the new partition is the same fs and same position and size as the old partition, the uuid would be the same...
by Leppie
Wed Mar 03, 2010 2:19 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Grub 2 problem? unresponsive k/board & mouse
Replies: 22
Views: 2167

Re: Grub 2 problem? unresponsive k/board & mouse

so it seems there's an issue with loading the kernel modules.
you can check the messages (the text that flashes by during boot) using the following command:

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dmesg | less
by Leppie
Wed Mar 03, 2010 1:54 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Grub 2 problem? unresponsive k/board & mouse
Replies: 22
Views: 2167

Re: Grub 2 problem? unresponsive k/board & mouse

felixcat wrote:I noticed on the screen before the desktop an error 'unable to load /lib/modules/ wasn't able to read the rest as the screen scrolled and don't know how to stop it.
when does this message come up exactly (it's important to know in order to analyse where to look for a solution)?
by Leppie
Wed Mar 03, 2010 7:23 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Dual boot problem
Replies: 8
Views: 743

Re: Dual boot problem

did you choose to not install grub during the installation process?
if you are not sure about your system's configuration, you could download and run the boot info script and post the generated RESULTS.txt. like that we will be able to provide more accurate and easier instructions.
by Leppie
Wed Mar 03, 2010 5:29 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Dual boot problem
Replies: 8
Views: 743

Re: Dual boot problem

mahutchinson wrote:"note that the 2nd line contains /dev/sda, this is not a typo." - I assume you mean "contains devsda" as that is what you wrote as a command.
haha, so there was a typo, but it wasn't the one i was talking about :mrgreen:
i amended the post with the correct command (using /dev/sda ;))
by Leppie
Wed Mar 03, 2010 5:02 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Dual boot problem
Replies: 8
Views: 743

Re: Dual boot problem

if you installed Mint 8, you will not find menu.lst as this is a grub legacy file and Mint 8 comes with grub2 which uses grub.cfg. using a Mint livecd you can restore grub2 to the mbr or to the partition boot record if you're using a primary partition for your Mint install if you want to use the 7 b...
by Leppie
Tue Mar 02, 2010 10:15 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [Solved]Question on partitioning
Replies: 8
Views: 657

Re: Question on partitioning

if you're not able to shrink the windows partition enough to your likings, i'd suggest using something like the Ultimate Boot CD: http://www.ultimatebootcd.com/
by Leppie
Tue Mar 02, 2010 7:02 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Grub Problems [solved]
Replies: 6
Views: 1101

Re: Grub Problems [solved]

it looks as if you did an upgrade of Mint (from Mint 7 to Mint 8 ) as you apparently have grub legacy installed whereas a clean Mint 8 install "should" use grub2.

the instructions you posted here are for grub legacy as well. the supergrubdisk will be able to boot Mint 8, but cannot repair grub2.
by Leppie
Tue Mar 02, 2010 5:49 pm
Forum: Mounting Partitions
Topic: [SOLVED switched to linux raid]Automount NTFS raid at boot
Replies: 20
Views: 6844

Re: Automount at boot a NTFS Bios raid drive

i'm sorry it is not as straight forward as it "should be".
have you been able to assemble the raid unit?
by Leppie
Tue Mar 02, 2010 5:11 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Grub 2 problem? unresponsive k/board & mouse
Replies: 22
Views: 2167

Re: Grub 2 problem? unresponsive k/board & mouse

not sure if this helps, but some machines have a "legacy usb support" section in the bios. you may want to set it to enabled if present.
by Leppie
Tue Mar 02, 2010 4:46 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Wubi?
Replies: 2
Views: 647

Re: Wubi?

welcome to the Mint forums :) Mint has its own version of Wubi which is called mint4win, however it's not compatible with grub2. if you feel like it, you could try Wubi with Mint Helena (which is based on Ubuntu Karmic Koala). the wubi/mint4win method would still give you a dual boot setup... have y...

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