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by philjjct
Mon Jul 11, 2016 11:54 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Liveusb boot Mint 18 Cinnamon fails
Replies: 3
Views: 1406

Re: Liveusb boot Mint 18 Cinnamon fails

I have the same problem on a bios machine eg An attempt to configure apt to install additional packages from the CD failed." The installer crashes after first saying that the installation is finished, then it boots to the grub shell I have tried 2 cd downloads from different mirrors 32 bit cinnamon ...
by philjjct
Sun Dec 01, 2013 5:35 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: mint backup tool
Replies: 2
Views: 652

mint backup tool

Hi everyone Everytime I use this tool to reinstall my software after an upgrade I get into problems. I am relatively new to Linux and obviously don't completely under stand the relationship between Sources.list, sources.list.d and ppa managers. Most people seem to say that all you need is souces.lis...
by philjjct
Tue Mar 05, 2013 7:33 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Dual booting 14 and Windows 7; Computer boots straight to W7
Replies: 3
Views: 1842

Re: Dual booting 14 and Windows 7; Computer boots straight t

I had the same problem with Win7 and ubuntu alongside it on the same partition I installed Ubuntu but when booted no sign of grub I solved it by downloading easybcd when in win7 and running it. Easybcd allows you to install several boot loaders but more importantly it has a section for linux boots i...
by philjjct
Wed Nov 21, 2012 11:54 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: mint 14 rc problems
Replies: 1
Views: 201

mint 14 rc problems

[solved]i have just installed mint 14 rc cinnimon 32 bit. After backing up my files and software from mint 13 All sorts of problems with getting my software back. I used backup tool for my home directory and the software on restore of software I just got "Fix broken packages first error" but no real...
by philjjct
Mon Jul 09, 2012 10:00 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: printing to cd tray
Replies: 4
Views: 1802

Re: printing to cd tray

thanks for that I will have a look at the bugs report I found a gutenprint 2.7 ppd file from a mint 12 installation I still have copied it to the /etc/cups/ppd folder of mint13 but when booted into mint13 the cups driver said it was incompatible with gutenprint 5.2.8 so no further forward Thanks any...
by philjjct
Sun Jul 08, 2012 12:42 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: printing to cd tray
Replies: 4
Views: 1802

Re: printing to cd tray

I am not sure what happens to a problem needing an "Upstream Fix" I have tried to compile gutenprint 5.2.7 following the instructions in the download I did ./configure make clean make sudo make install but I get a message about missing operand, Not sure what they mean If you can help I would be grat...
by philjjct
Fri Jul 06, 2012 12:08 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: printing to cd tray
Replies: 4
Views: 1802

printing to cd tray

Hi Guys could do with some help on this one! My system is mint 13 32 bit I use my epson rx 585 to print Cd labels direct to the cd tray from the software Glabels When selecting to print "direct to the cd tray" the printer hangs and the job stays in the queue saying "processing" the job size is about...
by philjjct
Sun Dec 04, 2011 6:34 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [SOLVED] installation on usb drives no drives shown
Replies: 4
Views: 573

Re: installation on usb drives no drives shown

I now have a working system. I booted into ubuntu I used partitionmanager ( not gparted ) first I deleted the swap partition then resize/move the ext4 partition 6meg to the right and shrunk it by 5 meg created the swap partition again leaving space of 5 meg at the end Rebooted and it booted into Min...
by philjjct
Sat Dec 03, 2011 7:18 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [SOLVED] installation on usb drives no drives shown
Replies: 4
Views: 573

Re: installation on usb drives no drives shown

update DD copied the drive ok grub-install worked ok gparted said the partition after doing the dd copy was 35 gig ( about right as the swap area was about 4 gig) BUT the space used was massive showing that somewhere the partition is thought to be only the 8 gig from the memory stick Partition manag...
by philjjct
Sat Dec 03, 2011 2:18 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [SOLVED] installation on usb drives no drives shown
Replies: 4
Views: 573

Re: installation on usb drives no drives shown

thanks Coolpup I am currently trying another approach. I managed to install mint 12 onto a usb 8 flash drive. seems to work ok but obviously slow. I am now copying the drive with dd and then I will run gruinstall to see what I get. I will probably have to run gparted to increase the size of the part...
by philjjct
Sat Dec 03, 2011 7:20 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [SOLVED] installation on usb drives no drives shown
Replies: 4
Views: 573

[SOLVED] installation on usb drives no drives shown

I have been trying to install mint 12 on a 40 gig ide connected via a usb interface fdisk -l says the drive is there on the correct port Gparted will partition it BUT the installation menu refuses to see any partitions!! within the installation program I can not see or create or add change. nothing ...

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