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by HughT
Tue Jan 06, 2015 9:10 pm
Forum: Printers & Scanners
Topic: Canon Pixma
Replies: 3
Views: 441

Re: Canon Pixma

Strange, I've had a Canon Pixma MP280 printer / scanner for about 4 years and it's worked fine on all recent versions of Mint. I don't recall ever needing to perform any special set up to get it working. Have you tried using different USB ports or anything else to get it working?
by HughT
Mon Jun 17, 2013 7:29 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Freevo locks me out of Linux [FINISHED]
Replies: 3
Views: 320

Re: Freevo locks me out of Linux

hi John, you could remove or purge Freevo from the terminal (CLI) using apt-get remove or apt-get purge. The first removes an installed package, leaving configuration files intact; while the second also removes the associated configuration files. But whether getting rid of Freevo will stop your PC f...
by HughT
Wed Jun 05, 2013 5:05 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Trouble Installing Olivia; "Media not verified, check cable"
Replies: 2
Views: 380

Re: Trouble Installing Olivia; "Media not verified, check ca

Hi Zayofethos, looks like your PC is trying to boot from a network rather than from a local drive. Check the boot order and amend as necessary using whichever function key shows up when you turn on the PC. USB or DVD should be first, then hard drive.
regards
by HughT
Tue Jun 04, 2013 8:11 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Mint 13 Boot screen garbled
Replies: 5
Views: 791

Re: Mint 13 Boot screen garbled

Well that's a start. So now the boot up sequence is okay, but the graphics card drivers seem to be a problem. I've never tried editing xorg.conf files, but it sounds like it's worth a try. regards
by HughT
Tue Jun 04, 2013 8:04 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Install reports success; does not boot without USB drive in
Replies: 11
Views: 931

Re: Install reports success; does not boot without USB drive

Okay, so that tells us that you've installed to sda2, the second partition of the first hard drive. And the line UUID=E4F7-849D /boot/efi vfat defaults 0 1, shows that the Bios is an Efi boot - which is the new Microsoft secure boot system. This effectively prevents any system other than MS Windows ...
by HughT
Tue Jun 04, 2013 12:46 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Unable to auto mount media drive
Replies: 5
Views: 769

Re: Unable to auto mount media drive

Hi Mr.UNOwen, it looks like your OS is on sda, surely? Anyway you can find the UUID with the command ls -l /dev/disk/by-uuid You'll see that fstab says # Use 'blkid' to print the universally unique identifier for a # device; this may be used with UUID= as a more robust way to name devices # that wor...
by HughT
Tue Jun 04, 2013 11:57 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Mint 13 Boot screen garbled
Replies: 5
Views: 791

Re: Mint 13 Boot screen garbled

Hi toddbailey, have you tried amending your etc/default/grub file?
Find the line that says GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet splash" and add nomodeset so it becomes GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet splash nomodeset".
Run

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sudo update-grub
after
regards
by HughT
Tue Jun 04, 2013 11:27 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Install reports success; does not boot without USB drive in
Replies: 11
Views: 931

Re: Install reports success; does not boot without USB drive

Hi, sorry I didn't explain properly. I wanted to explore where you set the mount point during installation. My etc/fstab shows # /etc/fstab: static file system information. # <file system> <mount point> <type> <options> <dump> <pass> proc /proc proc nodev,noexec,nosuid 0 0 # / was on /dev/sda2 durin...
by HughT
Mon Jun 03, 2013 1:56 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Install reports success; does not boot without USB drive in
Replies: 11
Views: 931

Re: Install reports success; does not boot without USB drive

Okay, thanks for showing that screen shot. I note it's missing a column see [url]http://gparted.sourceforge.net/display-doc.php?name=help-manual#gparted-when-you-start[/url] and [url]http://gparted.sourceforge.net/display-doc.php?name=help-manual#gparted-mount-partition[/url]. Have a look at your fi...
by HughT
Fri May 31, 2013 6:08 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [SOLVED] Linux Mint Won't Boot From hard drive after Install
Replies: 7
Views: 31378

Re: Linux Mint 15 Won't Boot From hard drive after Installat

Hi JJossie, welcome to Mint. From the details you've given it looks like grub is not present on the hard drive's master boot record. Possibly you installed it to the same partition as Mint. You can remedy this as follows: From a live CD or USB sudo mount /dev/sdXY /mnt replace X and Y with the appro...
by HughT
Thu May 30, 2013 9:16 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Install reports success; does not boot without USB drive in
Replies: 11
Views: 931

Re: Install reports success; does not boot without USB drive

Okay, I think I see what has happened. Note that UNetbootin allows you to create a bootable Live USB drive for Linux Operating Systems http://unetbootin.sourceforge.net/ . That means you can run the system from the USB before you put it on the hard drive, thereby giving you the opportunity to try it...
by HughT
Tue May 28, 2013 10:12 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Install reports success; does not boot without USB drive in
Replies: 11
Views: 931

Re: Install reports success; does not boot without USB drive

hi polishedsteel, welcome to Mint.
Do you think you may have installed grub to the USB instead of to your hard drive? It's a frequent and fairly easy error to make.
regards
by HughT
Thu May 23, 2013 3:24 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Installation fails with ALERT! /dev/disk/by-uuid/
Replies: 7
Views: 1902

Re: Installation fails with ALERT! /dev/disk/by-uuid/

Unfortunately I was in error asking for inxi -plu. That gives information on the current operating system (ie the live CD) which isn't much help. A better idea is boot from a live CD again and to use os-prober which will search for all operating systems. etc/fstab is a file. Just open your file brow...
by HughT
Thu May 23, 2013 7:19 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Installation fails with ALERT! /dev/disk/by-uuid/
Replies: 7
Views: 1902

Re: Installation fails with ALERT! /dev/disk/by-uuid/

Hi dohalad, welcome to the Mint forum. Wow! You've done a lot of work to try getting your system up and running. The thing that jumps out is the statement ALERT! /dev/disk/by-uuid/77478168-2ed7-4c0e-55b3e2f68d75 does not exist. It seems that's where grub is looking to boot from. The next thing to do...
by HughT
Tue May 21, 2013 7:10 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: mint nadia wont load on laptop
Replies: 2
Views: 266

Re: mint nadia wont load on laptop

Hi skipxlnt, the reason for this is the implementation of UEFI secure boot in PCs designed for Windows 8. Effectively it only allows Windows 8 to boot and prevents any other Operating System from doing so. However there are now work arounds for this situation. I've not needed to load Mint onto a UEF...
by HughT
Tue May 21, 2013 6:57 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: No free space showing in partion: Dual boot Windows 8
Replies: 4
Views: 528

Re: No free space showing in partion: Dual boot Windows 8

Hi vatsalya25, welcome to Mint. You can't install anything on an un-formated partition. Format it to a native Linux file system rather than FAT32 or NTFS, typically ext4. regards
by HughT
Fri May 17, 2013 4:46 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Bogus (?) "Low Disk Space" message
Replies: 4
Views: 918

Re: Bogus (?) "Low Disk Space" message

Hi Newby_Jeff, it seems to me that if you have to mount your hard drive in order to discover its free space, then Mint is not located on that hard drive. Do you have more than one hard drive? Or perhaps you have installed Mint on a USB?
regards
by HughT
Sat Apr 20, 2013 4:13 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] How to change file assoc. in Mint14>Cinnamon>Nemo
Replies: 6
Views: 1335

Re: How to change file associations

Hi The.Linux.Experiment, It's easily done. Just right click and select 'Properties' and select the tab called 'Open With' and make your selection from there. regards
by HughT
Sat Apr 20, 2013 4:03 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Finding a Mint 14 compatible laptop
Replies: 6
Views: 1085

Re: Finding a Mint 14 compatible laptop

Hi script_kitteh, I recently bought a new laptop from Novatech - see http://www.novatech.co.uk/. They will supply PCs and laptops without an Operating System; no point buying Windows OS only to delete it. Novatech also has a Linux forum. You haven't mentioned which part of the world you're in, so I ...
by HughT
Wed Sep 26, 2012 1:44 pm
Forum: Xfce
Topic: How to add a user? [SOLVED]
Replies: 7
Views: 11248

Re: How to add a user? [SOLVED]

thanks altair4, just recently installed Xfce to try it against Mate, and had the same problem. A quick search of the forum led me here. regards

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