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by shingetsu
Wed Aug 22, 2012 5:32 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Problems installing/booting liveCD
Replies: 10
Views: 1946

Re: Problems installing/booting liveCD

The problem has been solved (I wound up installing Arch). It was actually a very outdated BIOS (~600 versions, from 3xx to 9xx).
by shingetsu
Sun Jul 22, 2012 1:38 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Problems installing/booting liveCD
Replies: 10
Views: 1946

Re: Problems installing/booting liveCD

Follow up: Since the vanilla debian installer didn't manage to see my nvidia software raid0, I tried installing debian from knoppix using debootstrap. I managed to get the "bare-bones" install up, so just the base system, no desktop, no window manager, no bootloader, pretty much nothing. N...
by shingetsu
Sat Jul 21, 2012 3:22 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Problems installing/booting liveCD
Replies: 10
Views: 1946

Re: Problems installing/booting liveCD

After running a few additional tests (including managing to boot debian into the dvd text installer) I tried taking my oldest video card (of the same series as my current one though) and booting LMDE with nomodeset acpi=off (I tried with X mode before, that didn't work) while this did . I'm trying t...
by shingetsu
Fri Jul 20, 2012 9:59 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Problems installing/booting liveCD
Replies: 10
Views: 1946

Re: Problems installing/booting liveCD

Ok, so it's probably a cpu architecture problem due to age. Makes sense, it is quite old, also explains why knoppix ran anyway. Sidenote* tested archbang x86_64, same thing. I think I will get mint lxde a try. Do you suggest i386 or amd64 version? My processor is 64 bit but its probably not gonna ma...
by shingetsu
Fri Jul 20, 2012 12:59 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Problems installing/booting liveCD
Replies: 10
Views: 1946

Re: Problems installing/booting liveCD

Have a look at Bodhi http://www.bodhilinux.com/ runs on low spec computers the new version 2.0 (12.04 lts) is about to come out very shortly. The problem with that is that I do want to use Mint. I can't get the liveCD past loading the kernel. Are you perhaps saying this meaning that the problem act...
by shingetsu
Wed Jul 18, 2012 9:25 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Problems installing/booting liveCD
Replies: 10
Views: 1946

Re: Problems installing/booting liveCD

I realize it's a DVD considering I burned it... However the del facto name is a "Live CD". Considering that I've used those CDs to make installs to other computers I do believe those work. And if you looked at the summary info you would notice: PLEXTOR DVDR PX-750A PIONEER DVD-RW DVR-111D ...
by shingetsu
Tue Jul 17, 2012 10:10 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Installed Mint but PC rebooted to Windows!
Replies: 1
Views: 396

Re: Installed Mint but PC rebooted to Windows!

Ok, take your mint liveCD and boot from it. Open a terminal. Now in this command, I will assume that you installed mint to /dev/sdb (all of it. If you have multiple different partitions, mount them all as you installed them) : sudo mount /dev/sdb / sudo grub-install /dev/sdb sudo grub-update WHAT TH...
by shingetsu
Tue Jul 17, 2012 3:47 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Problems installing/booting liveCD
Replies: 10
Views: 1946

Problems installing/booting liveCD

Hello all. Today I got one of my old towers back from the basement and tried installing my beloved mint13 on it. Unfortunately, the live CD wouldn't even boot. Then I thought "ok, so this doesn't work, let's try another distro!", but no "other distro worked either! In fact I tried the...
by shingetsu
Fri Jul 13, 2012 7:37 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Music on iPod without iTunes [no windows]
Replies: 1
Views: 536

Re: Music on iPod without iTunes [no windows]

Here's the progression. I managed to mount it properly using ifuse - root and normal file system. I compiled gtkpod 2.1.2 from source (the ubuntu repo version was unusable and buggy, though compiling required a lot of effort installing the -dev versions of the dependencies). GTKPod won't recognize t...
by shingetsu
Fri Jul 13, 2012 3:40 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [SOLVED]Autoremove broken REPOs?
Replies: 9
Views: 1071

Re: Autoremove broken REPOs?

Can you be so kind as to say where I can find this file? /etc/apt/sources.list And, as AlbertP said, you can modify it easily through a GUI by opening Software Sources if it's in your Admin or System type menu, or by opening Synaptic and choosing the Settings menu then Repositories . Thanks a lot! ...
by shingetsu
Fri Jul 13, 2012 3:02 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [SOLVED]Autoremove broken REPOs?
Replies: 9
Views: 1071

Re: Autoremove broken REPOs?

If you remove repos in Software Sources (Others tab) the packages you had installed from them are not removed. You can just remove anything that does not work well without affecting the software that's currently installed. Thanks, that's very useful, is there a way to remove them automatically thou...
by shingetsu
Fri Jul 13, 2012 1:14 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [SOLVED]Autoremove broken REPOs?
Replies: 9
Views: 1071

Re: Autoremove broken REPOs?

Y-PPA manager almost does some of the things you desire. 1. Define almost . 2. Is it the default mint13 manager? If no, is it possible to replace it? as a side note* I've been using linux for a while and I love it, I'm also a programmer so I know how most things work, but I sometimes reach a full-o...
by shingetsu
Fri Jul 13, 2012 1:11 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Creative writing software
Replies: 2
Views: 562

Re: Creative writing software

I looked at alternativeto and osalt, the problem with storybook is that it doesn't export in the free version, if it had that I would use it though.
by shingetsu
Fri Jul 13, 2012 12:33 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Creative writing software
Replies: 2
Views: 562

Creative writing software

Hello all. Back when I used to use win* I had yWriter(5) for writing. I didn't like it too much, but it gave me all the features are need so I didn't complain. Now here it supposedly only works on Mono-2.2 and I don't want to download a whole new runtime, configuring it specifically to run for one a...
by shingetsu
Fri Jul 13, 2012 12:23 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [SOLVED]Autoremove broken REPOs?
Replies: 9
Views: 1071

Re: Autoremove broken REPOs?

It still works almost fine. I get the updates it fins etc, I just get an ugly error whenether I use the manager, making me go back to just running sudo apt-get upgrade like a lazy bum (I actually am one though :twisted: ). I'm interested in whether it's possible to automatically remove those. (They ...
by shingetsu
Fri Jul 13, 2012 11:36 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [SOLVED]Autoremove broken REPOs?
Replies: 9
Views: 1071

[SOLVED]Autoremove broken REPOs?

Hey guys. After doing quite a bit of tweaking (old habits die hard, arch user =D) in the system in the past 2 months (that's about when I installed mint 13 cinnamon). Now I got a few broken repos (can't connect to them, from what I see they just don't exist). The update manager scans them simply bec...
by shingetsu
Wed Jul 11, 2012 10:38 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Music on iPod without iTunes [no windows]
Replies: 1
Views: 536

Music on iPod without iTunes [no windows]

Hello again everyone. (Note* I post here because I'm not sure if it's a hardware or software problem, feel free to move :) ). I'm attempting to install RockBox on my old iPod Touch 3g (got it as a gift, completely useless to me as it is now). Normally plugging it in gives me two mounted acf:// (or s...
by shingetsu
Tue Jul 03, 2012 8:50 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Grub2 - detecting openSUSE
Replies: 2
Views: 610

Re: Grub2 - detecting openSUSE

mintybits wrote:Are you trying to install OpenSuSE on a fakeraid?
No it's a real RAID0.

From what I see the SUSE install is fine, it's mainly the matter of having GRUB2 detect and execute it properly. openSUSE uses GRUB-Legacy by default so I can't copypasta the menu entry.
by shingetsu
Tue Jul 03, 2012 7:14 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Grub2 - detecting openSUSE
Replies: 2
Views: 610

Grub2 - detecting openSUSE

Hello again all. Today I reconfigured my computer downstairs entirely (shared swap, shared /docpart (kind of /home but only for my own files, so Documents, Pictures etc), partition for openSUSE and one for Mint. Now both installed properly (started with SUSE). Finally did my usual workaround to inst...
by shingetsu
Mon Jul 02, 2012 8:27 am
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: Incoming from windows - easy taskkill
Replies: 6
Views: 2192

Re: Incoming from windows - easy taskkill

I'm confused by the premise. Most windows users have never heard of taskkill. Most Windows users don't even know they have a terminal emulator and if they do they think they are running DOS. Most Windows users kill processes using Task Manager. The Linux ( Gnome ) equivalent is System Monitor: gnom...

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