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by InkKnife
Thu Oct 17, 2019 8:08 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Tips for keeping Linux mint fast and maintenance
Replies: 8
Views: 355

Re: Tips for keeping Linux mint fast and maintenance

Linux generally does not require maintenance in the way Windows and OSX do. Linux does not suffer Windows fragmentation and bit rot issues or OSX's file system degradation problems.
by InkKnife
Tue Jul 23, 2019 11:47 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Who can maintain Linux for my wife
Replies: 24
Views: 1472

Re: Who can maintain Linux for my wife

This will not be a popular opinion, but my advice would be to get a Windows 10 computer and get her used to it. Much easier to find/get support for Windows 10 than Linux. It's what I would do, indeed I already keep one Windows 10 computer on hand for my wife to use. Edit: I understand where you are...
by InkKnife
Tue Jul 23, 2019 11:24 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: A per-application firewall for Linux
Replies: 13
Views: 920

Re: A per-application firewall for Linux

This is good news. Little Snitch is fantastic on OSX and if this developer can come close to duplicating how powerful yet easy to use little snitch is it will be a great addition to Linux.
by InkKnife
Tue Jul 23, 2019 10:46 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Saving TimeShift to a USB Drive
Replies: 34
Views: 4489

Re: Saving TimeShift to a USB Drive

Just format the USB drive using the provided USB formater tool. Using gparted is like using a sledge hammer on a fly.
by InkKnife
Thu Jun 27, 2019 11:41 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] File manager that shows total size of subdirs in detail view?
Replies: 16
Views: 376

Re: File manager that shows total size of subdirs in detail view?

I have looked and as far as I can tell that out of all the many file managers available for Linux not a single one has this obvious and basic feature. It is one thing that has frustrated me with Linux. Before I switched to Linux I was a long time Mac user and the MacOS file manager has had this feat...
by InkKnife
Sat Apr 27, 2019 9:17 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: 19.1 along side Windows 7 gone wrong
Replies: 29
Views: 812

Re: 19.1 along side Windows 7 gone wrong

I have just left my system as is for now. While it is not exactly what I want I can access 18.3, 19.1 and Windows7 whenever I want and I have been busy/lazy lately and have not felt like messing with it. I am going to end up starting from scratch because I have decided I gave Windows too much disk s...
by InkKnife
Sun Apr 21, 2019 6:58 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: 19.1 along side Windows 7 gone wrong
Replies: 29
Views: 812

Re: 19.1 along side Windows 7 gone wrong

Drive designations do not change is the drives are moved. My sda drive is still sda even though I moved it from my lower drive bay and connected it in place of my optical drive and the drive I replaced it with became sdc when I placed it where sda had been.
by InkKnife
Fri Apr 19, 2019 9:16 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: The "Eat My Specs" thread - Post your specs
Replies: 50
Views: 2000

Re: The "Eat My Specs" thread - Post your specs

Nothing special, this PC is way over-kill for my needs but I got it used at a great price. System: Host: pariah-desktop Kernel: 4.4.0-103-generic x86_64 (64 bit gcc: 5.4.0) Desktop: Cinnamon 3.6.7 (Gtk 3.18.9-1ubuntu3.3) Distro: Linux Mint 18.3 Sylvia Machine: System: Dell product: OptiPlex 7010 v: ...
by InkKnife
Fri Apr 19, 2019 7:35 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: 19.1 along side Windows 7 gone wrong
Replies: 29
Views: 812

Re: 19.1 along side Windows 7 gone wrong

I installed Grub from 19.1, everything looked fine, It saw both systems, windows and Mint, on the drive when I ran update, rebooted to an invalid volume error and it dumped to grub rescue mode. To which drive's MBR did you install Grub? Check your system boot order settings. If that drive is not at...
by InkKnife
Thu Apr 18, 2019 8:13 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: 19.1 along side Windows 7 gone wrong
Replies: 29
Views: 812

Re: 19.1 along side Windows 7 gone wrong

I installed Grub from 19.1, everything looked fine, It saw both systems, windows and Mint, on the drive when I ran update, rebooted to an invalid volume error and it dumped to grub rescue mode.
UGH. :oops:
by InkKnife
Thu Apr 18, 2019 11:53 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: 19.1 along side Windows 7 gone wrong
Replies: 29
Views: 812

Re: 19.1 along side Windows 7 gone wrong

Looks like I should have installed grub in /sdc but installed in /sdc5. Can I correct this from 19.1? Well, no, you shouldn't have installed Grub in sdc unless you wanted 19.1 to be primary Grub. Frankly, it seems rickNS and arvy overlooked that this is a multi-boot scenario. Secondary Grubs are co...
by InkKnife
Thu Apr 18, 2019 3:48 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: 19.1 along side Windows 7 gone wrong
Replies: 29
Views: 812

Re: 19.1 along side Windows 7 gone wrong

I have 18.3 on another drive if that makes any difference. Does this still boot correctly? If so, it's probably the primary Grub and you should be able to solve this problem by running sudo update-grub there. In which event, installing the bootloader to the root partition of the new installation wa...
by InkKnife
Wed Apr 17, 2019 10:29 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: 19.1 along side Windows 7 gone wrong
Replies: 29
Views: 812

Re: 19.1 along side Windows 7 gone wrong

I should mention I have done all this using legacy mode not EUFI
by InkKnife
Wed Apr 17, 2019 10:22 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: 19.1 along side Windows 7 gone wrong
Replies: 29
Views: 812

Re: 19.1 along side Windows 7 gone wrong

F10 does nothing on my system. F2 brings up the BIOS setup and F12 brings up the one time boot menu but both the BIOS setup and the one time boot menu only list devices, not partitions. When I choose the split drive my PC just boots into Windows. I have 18.3 on another drive if that makes any differ...
by InkKnife
Wed Apr 17, 2019 9:42 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: 19.1 along side Windows 7 gone wrong
Replies: 29
Views: 812

19.1 along side Windows 7 gone wrong

I took a blanked 256GB SSD drive, installed Win7 first, installed Mint second, used the Mint installer to resize the Windows partition to 100GB, 150GB for Mint. After that Mint asked me to choose a mount point which I was not sure about so I chose "/" on the Mint partition for the boot loader. Root,...
by InkKnife
Wed Aug 29, 2018 1:35 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: What is your favorite internet search engine and why?
Replies: 78
Views: 2886

Re: What is your favorite internet search engine and why?

Google for information, Bing for ****. :P
by InkKnife
Tue Aug 07, 2018 1:53 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Software that you would like to have for Linux
Replies: 148
Views: 9965

Re: Software that you would like to have for Linux

It would never happen in a million years, but HyperCard would be fun to have. And from HyperCard we would get AppleScript. Gee, I haven't seen or heard of that since the late 1980s or very early 90s. I think the only people who know anything about it are those of us who used Macs back in the late 8...
by InkKnife
Wed Jul 25, 2018 3:53 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Software that you would like to have for Linux
Replies: 148
Views: 9965

Re: Software that you would like to have for Linux

The only application I miss from OSX is called GraphicConverter. Wow! I haven't thought about GraphicConverter in years! However, in the age of GIMP, I think it would probably be superfluous. GraphicConverter is not like Gimp or Photoshop.It has a set of solid quick edit tools but also has a very p...
by InkKnife
Fri Jul 20, 2018 1:11 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Your Computer Specs and Price Paid
Replies: 30
Views: 1792

Re: Your Computer Specs and Price Paid

I recently paid $335 for a refurbed Dell 7010 with an i7 3770 and 12GB of ram. This thing will last me for years..
My prior system was a C2Quad@2.33 w/8GB ram that I might have had $150 in, used that for 6 years.
I like buying older high end systems, lots of power on the cheap. :D
by InkKnife
Thu Jul 12, 2018 12:34 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: I made a mistake with timeshift and i lose everything /home
Replies: 14
Views: 582

Re: I made a mistake with timeshift and i lose everything /home

Timeshift did exactly the same thing to me a couple of years ago. TS will silently and without warning delete EVERYTHING on the partition you point it at. In my case it erased my 100GB+ music library. I would not touch timeshift with a ten foot pole and am rather dismayed to see it rolled into Mint....

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