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by sigshane
Fri Nov 06, 2015 7:26 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: S to Skip...
Replies: 2
Views: 168

Re: S to Skip...

I should have provided more details about my system. - /dev/sdb is a second hard drive, installed inside the computer, as you would your optical drive. - /dev/sdc is a removable USB drive, but that drive doesn't seem to be causing the boot stop, because booting up with it being the only non-Linux pa...
by sigshane
Thu Nov 05, 2015 10:42 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: S to Skip...
Replies: 2
Views: 168

S to Skip...

Hey all. So I now have the "S to Skip or M for Manual Recovery" error. I do not, however, get any details as to which partition is causing the error. After doing the process of elimination by editing out each partition one by one in /etc/fstab, I find that it is not the efi partition that'...
by sigshane
Mon May 11, 2015 1:46 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Weird "treble-boot" issue
Replies: 1
Views: 159

Re: Weird "treble-boot" issue

Ehh, never mind. I removed the largely unused Windows T.P. partition, and now just boot Betsy, with occasional W7 for playing Path of Exile.
by sigshane
Sat May 09, 2015 10:05 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Weird "treble-boot" issue
Replies: 1
Views: 159

Weird "treble-boot" issue

Well, I have successfully tri-booted LMDE, Win7 and [Win10 TP | Win 8.1] before, but this time I am having a weird issue with the boot process. After a reboot, when grub2 first arrives at the boot menu, LMDE and Windows 7 are the only choices. So for sake of example, I want to boot into Windows 7, s...
by sigshane
Tue Dec 23, 2014 7:39 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Live USB freezes at various points
Replies: 3
Views: 520

Re: Live USB freezes at various points

Thanks for the response, gold_finger, and I will try to work my problem using your suggestions when I get home (at work right now).
by sigshane
Fri Dec 19, 2014 11:19 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Live USB freezes at various points
Replies: 3
Views: 520

Re: Live USB freezes at various points

Lotsa views, no replies, sigh* No worries, I made another USB installer last night, and until I get a firm answer on this weird Rebecca image problem, I'll be using openSUSE. Strange though, I used the same USB drive, and the same method (dd) to make the openSUSE drive I installed with, so still stu...
by sigshane
Thu Dec 18, 2014 3:15 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Linux Mint Mate 32 Update Manager fails - SOLVED
Replies: 12
Views: 889

Re: Linux Mint Mate 32 Update Manager fails - SOLVED

gold_finger, this forum really needs a means to "Thumbs Up" people who put this much effort into helping others solve their problems.

I say "Good Show Old Man" to you, and buy you an eBeer.
by sigshane
Thu Dec 18, 2014 11:44 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Cant open 2nd partition
Replies: 2
Views: 247

Re: Cant open 2nd partition

Are you running a dual-boot configuration with Windows? I only ask because if you are, and you were in Windows, and did not shut down correctly, the ntfs partitions will be visible at the next Linux boot, but will be locked and not mountable. This happens to me all the time if I left my laptop unplu...
by sigshane
Thu Dec 18, 2014 11:39 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Live USB freezes at various points
Replies: 3
Views: 520

Live USB freezes at various points

I had LMDE running fine, dual-booting with Windows 8 (on a Windows 7 laptop). I decided to remove LMDE and install Rebecca Cinnamon in its place. So I downloaded the 64-bit image, and used the image writer from pendrivelinux to create the liveUSB. I went through the partition wiping and reformatting...
by sigshane
Wed Mar 12, 2014 7:26 am
Forum: Archive
Topic: (SOLVED) lmde has just been released can i just upgrade?
Replies: 4
Views: 776

Re: (SOLVED) lmde has just been released can i just upgrade?

thanks also from another would-be asker of this question :-)
by sigshane
Thu Mar 06, 2014 7:58 am
Forum: Archive
Topic: Drop LMDE or turn it over to a community group!
Replies: 17
Views: 5274

Re: Drop LMDE or turn it over to a community group!

...I am not a tester by trade nor a builder. I am the intended audience aka the non hardcore linux user who can hard code in their sleep, one does not have to be a hard coder to be a user of an OS. I disagree with this sentiment, MadmanRB. It is usually the end user, not the "hard coder",...
by sigshane
Tue Dec 10, 2013 9:21 pm
Forum: Archive
Topic: Catastrophic failure!!!
Replies: 5
Views: 1230

Re: Catastrophic failure!!!

okay, update with happy ending. I took out the hard drive, and connected it as an external drive to my other laptop, booted a live instance of lmde, and Gparted found the drive (after about twenty minutes). so i created the partitions I wanted in gparted, rebooted with the recovery discs, and am on ...
by sigshane
Tue Dec 10, 2013 11:55 am
Forum: Archive
Topic: Catastrophic failure!!!
Replies: 5
Views: 1230

Re: Catastrophic failure!!!

Thanks for the reply and support! I may have not explained the hard drive partitioning correctly. The Windows "drives" (C: and recovery) were on the "primary" partition, and the others (ext4, ext4, swap, and ntfs "storage") were on the "extended" partition. No...
by sigshane
Tue Dec 10, 2013 9:51 am
Forum: Archive
Topic: Catastrophic failure!!!
Replies: 5
Views: 1230

Catastrophic failure!!!

So I don't really know if this problem fits into any of the major categories, so I will post here. I currently run - err, ran! - a Windows 7 laptop, dual booted with LMDE. The thing has a small Windows recovery partition, a ~250GB ntfs Windows partition, and an extended partition, where lives a ~64G...
by sigshane
Wed May 08, 2013 3:20 pm
Forum: Archive
Topic: Debian 7.0 aka Wheezy Now Stable
Replies: 9
Views: 2007

Re: Debian 7.0 aka Wheezy Now Stable

Well, looking at http://www.debian.org/releases/testing/ , it says that the new codename for the testing release is 'Jessie". But that does not answer your question, does it. You want to know whether our LMDE is going to be based upon Wheezy, or on Jessie. IMHO, I would assume that, if the sour...
by sigshane
Wed May 08, 2013 10:43 am
Forum: Archive
Topic: Gnome3 for the experienced (FUN Stuff!!!)
Replies: 908
Views: 194822

Re: Gnome3 for the experienced (FUN Stuff!!!)

Sent, and thanks!
by sigshane
Wed May 08, 2013 8:34 am
Forum: Archive
Topic: Gnome3 for the experienced (FUN Stuff!!!)
Replies: 908
Views: 194822

Re: Gnome3 for the experienced (FUN Stuff!!!)

OP, I gotta know...

What is that fantastic wallpaper in your first screenie?

I love it!
by sigshane
Fri Dec 21, 2012 6:34 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Set file and folder emblems in Mint 14?
Replies: 7
Views: 2413

Re: Set file and folder emblems in Mint 14?

...I'm no artist :lol: , but just for fun I made these in Gimp, copying the original icons into my Pictures folder and worked on them from there. I copied these icons: /usr/share/icons/Mint-X/places/48/folder.svg /usr/share/icons/Mint-X/apps/32/dropbox.png /usr/share/icons/Mint-X/mimetypes/32/appli...
by sigshane
Tue Dec 18, 2012 8:20 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Problem in updating
Replies: 92
Views: 20329

Re: Problem in updating

I'll post mine: shane@shane-linux ~ $ inxi -Sr System: Host: shane-linux Kernel: 3.5.0-17-generic x86_64 (64 bit) Desktop: Gnome Distro: Linux Mint 14 Nadia Repos: Active apt sources in file: /etc/apt/sources.list deb http://packages.linuxmint.com/ nadia main upstream import deb http://archive.ubunt...
by sigshane
Mon Dec 17, 2012 1:42 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Set file and folder emblems in Mint 14?
Replies: 7
Views: 2413

Re: Set file and folder emblems in Mint 14?

Yeah, once I re-read your initial post, I kinda figured that was what you wanted. I know in Windows, setting the default filetype (i.e. Audio files, Videos, etc.) will alter the emblem associatively. I was under the assumption that the icon with the emblem was one piece - that to change the emblem y...

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