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by macosxp
Fri Sep 17, 2010 3:15 pm
Forum: About Mint Editions
Topic: Will Linux Mint now be Debian not Ubuntu?
Replies: 38
Views: 12091

Will Linux Mint now be Debian not Ubuntu?

Will Linux Mint 10 be based directly on Debian? Or will there from now on be two distros of Linux Mint, one Debian and one Ubuntu. When will the Debian version be "up to speed"?
by macosxp
Tue Feb 23, 2010 3:50 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Getting dual boot working with some windows problem
Replies: 32
Views: 3048

Re: Getting dual boot working with some windows problem

Are you saying that your technique cannot do that, that it MUST install it to the mbr only? no, it can also install into the mbr of a partition. however the following restrictions are in place: - the partition you want to install grub2 into cannot be mounted OR the partition you want to install gru...
by macosxp
Mon Feb 22, 2010 4:06 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Getting dual boot working with some windows problem
Replies: 32
Views: 3048

Re: Getting dual boot working with some windows problem

Is it really going to be that easy? I haven't seen any grub restore tutorials online that were so simple. yes, it is that simple. most people are afraid to get their hands dirty with grub2, but it really is powerful and quite easy to use once you get to know it better. if you don't trust what i say...
by macosxp
Mon Feb 22, 2010 2:51 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Getting dual boot working with some windows problem
Replies: 32
Views: 3048

Re: Getting dual boot working with some windows problem

Ok guys, I ran bootcfg /rebuild and CHKDSK /r and now XP loads up again! So now just to restore GRUB the way it was.... The main partition for Linux Mint was sda5 or whatever... so are yall sure that putting the above code into Terminal in a LiveCD will do the trick? to restore grub2 (i presume you ...
by macosxp
Sun Feb 21, 2010 11:49 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Getting dual boot working with some windows problem
Replies: 32
Views: 3048

Re: Getting dual boot working with some windows problem

When trying to enter recovery console, it asks for administrator password, and nothing works (not even blank). When trying repair install, it gives options to make partitions and install, but no option to repair.

UPDATE Ok I got into recovery console, fixmbr and fixboot did nothing.
by macosxp
Sun Feb 21, 2010 2:44 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Getting dual boot working with some windows problem
Replies: 32
Views: 3048

Re: Getting dual boot working with some windows problem

from the symptoms that you describe above, i think it is the same problems. Always happen that some of my friends come complaining they cant boot to their xp, giving the error of the hal.dll but when i dig around, the file is there and boot.ini still exist(for some cases). What i do is usually the ...
by macosxp
Sun Feb 21, 2010 1:34 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Getting dual boot working with some windows problem
Replies: 32
Views: 3048

Re: Getting dual boot working with some windows problem

I would love to try something simpler like fixmbr before other stuff. You sure that it was the same boot.ini problem and all? Are we all signed off on the fact that fixmbr and then restore grub with the code above will work? you could also run fixboot since you're there. "Also"? So like you're not ...
by macosxp
Sat Feb 20, 2010 11:28 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Getting dual boot working with some windows problem
Replies: 32
Views: 3048

Re: Getting dual boot working with some windows problem

helping one of my friend installing dual boot mint and xp for his netbook and facing exactly the same probs as yours. what i do; insert xp installation cd (usb in my case) go to recovery console (the press R option) fixmbr insert mint live cd/usb repair the grub2 (am typing this post from his netbo...
by macosxp
Sat Feb 20, 2010 10:43 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Getting dual boot working with some windows problem
Replies: 32
Views: 3048

Re: Getting dual boot working with some windows problem

It might be the only way to go now, although I would be tempted to run chkdsk first (though I doubt that will solve it). I think the problem with a system repair will be that it will replace grub. OK you will then have to use a live CD to replace grub again. I used to be able to tell you how to do ...
by macosxp
Fri Feb 19, 2010 2:44 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Getting dual boot working with some windows problem
Replies: 32
Views: 3048

Re: Getting dual boot working with some windows problem

Does Linux see your Windows partition? (see if it is listed under 'Places' in the left hand panel of Nautilus, if it is there then click on it to mount it). If it does see it then open the system32 subfolder and see if hal.dll is actually there. If it is not then you could probably use Linux to cop...
by macosxp
Fri Feb 19, 2010 2:13 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Getting dual boot working with some windows problem
Replies: 32
Views: 3048

Getting dual boot working with some windows problem

I tried installing Linux Mint 8 as a dual-boot on a Dell Inspiron 9400, but at the partition screen, after I set it to install along side Windows, the progress bar just wouldn't move. Then when trying to boot into Windows, it gave an error about wanting to reinstall \system32\hal.dll and it won't bo...
by macosxp
Sun Nov 22, 2009 12:36 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Can't get desktop effects to work
Replies: 9
Views: 1042

Re: Can't get desktop effects to work

I was using Fedora 11 on my HP a1010n and it was working fine, though I found my display was more stable if I switched to the VESA device rather than Intel. I just tried the Fedora 12 Live CD, and it seems to boot well, but the display ends up hanging. I couldn't CTRL-ALT-F2 to get to a VT, so I co...
by macosxp
Sat Nov 21, 2009 9:48 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Can't get desktop effects to work
Replies: 9
Views: 1042

Re: Can't get desktop effects to work

no, the older driver will not work with the newer graphics software in later Mints (see http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=59&t=31845 for more). I have heard that Intel graphics are slightly better on Fedora 12, which you might want to investigate. Ok, I'll report on how it works. I'm not ...
by macosxp
Fri Nov 20, 2009 7:58 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Can't get desktop effects to work
Replies: 9
Views: 1042

Re: Can't get desktop effects to work

The hardware support regressions are often a case of the manufacturer, who previously provided drivers better than the existing reverse-engineered open-source ones, suddenly drops support for "older" hardware, so the only support is from the open-source driver which is created without full access t...
by macosxp
Thu Nov 19, 2009 2:21 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Can't get desktop effects to work
Replies: 9
Views: 1042

Re: Can't get desktop effects to work

Since Helena is based on Karmic, the hardware support is identical I'm afraid. No worry, Felicia is still supported with updates until Easter when hopefully the next LTS will be out and hopefully it'll fix the issue. But I thought you said the problem was with the kernel, and I'm not really sure if...
by macosxp
Thu Nov 19, 2009 3:34 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Can't get desktop effects to work
Replies: 9
Views: 1042

Re: Can't get desktop effects to work

I reinstalled the older version of Linux Mint (6 I think) and the video works fine now. Now, I noticed that the video did not work well in Ubuntu 9.10. Do you think it would work in Linux Mint 8?
by macosxp
Wed Aug 19, 2009 5:09 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Can't get desktop effects to work
Replies: 9
Views: 1042

Can't get desktop effects to work

I'm kind of stumped here. I removed an older installation of Linux Mint from an HP a1010n (which has integrated intel graphics). Intel graphics drivers seem to already be installed. But while there was no problem on the older installation (and I can't remember if I had to do anything special to get ...
by macosxp
Fri Jan 23, 2009 6:42 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Update firefox
Replies: 1
Views: 431

Update firefox

In Windows and Mac OS X, Firefox updates itself. How do I update Firefox in Linux Mint?
by macosxp
Wed Aug 20, 2008 3:30 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: VirtualBox error !
Replies: 5
Views: 872

Re: VirtualBox error !

Can you open the package manager and search for vboxdrv to install?
by macosxp
Wed Aug 20, 2008 3:28 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Making all media files open with VLC
Replies: 5
Views: 1043

Re: Making all media files open with VLC

Right click on the a file and select the open with tab. Then click add and select vlc, now it should be check as the default. Now it should be the default for that file type. You will have to do this with every file type.(examples: .avi, .mkv, .wmv, etc) Like I said, I already know how to do this. ...

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