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by gold_finger
Sun May 21, 2017 10:51 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Boot Issues
Replies: 17
Views: 818

Re: Boot Issues

Well I must admit I was expecting to see that the computer was trying to boot Windows, but that is not the case. "0000" is first in the boot order and that is Ubuntu (Mint). Your second post with output from Boot Repair showed that there were Microsoft files in the EFI System Partition, but they don...
by gold_finger
Sun May 21, 2017 12:46 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Mint 18.1 XFCE Installer Crashed
Replies: 8
Views: 539

Re: Mint 18.1 XFCE Installer Crashed

Currently dual booting with Mint 13 and Vista. Attempting to overwrite the current Mint 13 partition (sda5) with Mint 18.1. Didn't know you were trying to replace already existing Mint 13. You might already be doing this correctly, but just in case I'll remind you that you need to make sure you tel...
by gold_finger
Sun May 21, 2017 12:25 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Boot Issues
Replies: 17
Views: 818

Re: Boot Issues

Not sure what the problem is. Possibly the machine has buggy implementation of UEFI firmware and it's trying to boot Windows (which is no longer there). Let's take a look at current boot order setup and try to manually change it if possible. Boot with Mint DVD/USB, open a terminal and enter this com...
by gold_finger
Sun May 21, 2017 12:04 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Mint 18.1 XFCE Installer Crashed
Replies: 8
Views: 539

Re: Mint 18.1 XFCE Installer Crashed

Im not sure what box you are referring to regarding updates. Do you mean the restricted 3rd party extras? Because I don't see any options regarding updates. No, I wasn't referring to 3rd party extras -- checking that box is fine. It's been a while since I've installed Mint, so maybe there is no lon...
by gold_finger
Sat May 20, 2017 8:11 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Boot Issues
Replies: 17
Views: 818

Re: Boot Issues

What was the boot issue you were trying to solve with Boot-Repair? Is that boot issue something that happened immediately after installing Mint, or is it something that happened later, after a period of time (days/weeks) had passed? Please answer above questions. Also answer the following: Do you h...
by gold_finger
Sat May 20, 2017 7:45 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Video getting choppy lately
Replies: 4
Views: 2016

Re: [SOLVED] Video getting choppy lately

For YouTube videos, watching through browser on older machines puts a strain on resources. However, you can stream the video(s) directly through VLC and probably watch even higher def videos perfectly fine that way. Try that. Find a YouTube video you want to watch and copy its address (URL) in your ...
by gold_finger
Sat May 20, 2017 7:33 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Mint 18.1 XFCE Installer Crashed
Replies: 8
Views: 539

Re: Mint 18.1 XFCE Installer Crashed

If you had checked the box to also install updates during the installation, try installing again without checking that box. (I usually install that way and perform updates to system after it's installed.) If that doesn't solve problem, try again (also without installing updates during the installati...
by gold_finger
Sat May 20, 2017 7:24 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Boot Issues
Replies: 17
Views: 818

Re: Boot Issues

Looks like you've installed a dual-boot with Windows -- is that correct? (What version of Windows is on the machine?) What was the boot issue you were trying to solve with Boot-Repair? Is that boot issue something that happened immediately after installing Mint, or is it something that happened late...
by gold_finger
Sat May 20, 2017 7:10 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: (Solved) Message on Boot
Replies: 12
Views: 503

Re: Message on Boot

I noticed that the data partition was mounted as /media/username/partitionlabel with the old fstab. So, I just deleted the last line in fstab that referenced the old data partition and rebooted. Everything seems to work just fine. Do I really need to have the data partition in fstab? System boots f...
by gold_finger
Fri May 19, 2017 9:21 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: (Solved) Message on Boot
Replies: 12
Views: 503

Re: Message on Boot

nonno13 wrote:Please step me through the process on changing it.
See link I posted here.
by gold_finger
Fri May 19, 2017 9:17 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: SOLVED Fresh Install on Second DISK
Replies: 13
Views: 1730

Re: SOLVED Fresh Install on Second DISK

Good job! Thanks for posting back with the solution you found. I have not run into that myself and wasn't aware of that potential problem. Going to make a note of it for future reference.
by gold_finger
Fri May 19, 2017 9:12 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: (SOLVED) Unable to Mount Partition
Replies: 7
Views: 2591

Re: (SOLVED) Unable to Mount Partition

Perhaps if I reformat my data partition as ext4. Would prevent any Windows interference? If you're using that partition to store data files made while using both Windows and Mint then would be best to leave it NTFS because Windows won't recognize EXT4 formatted partitions. If the partition is only ...
by gold_finger
Fri May 19, 2017 10:29 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: SOLVED Fresh Install on Second DISK
Replies: 13
Views: 1730

Re: Fresh Install on Second DISK

See the "P.s." note I made at the end of this post. The problem however is that during the install process(From USB key) All I have is a blank screen with no Disk/partition information displayed. I'm assuming that you mean no partition info shows after you select either "Install alongside Windows" o...
by gold_finger
Fri May 19, 2017 9:09 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Windows dont boot after trying install 17.3
Replies: 2
Views: 224

Re: Windows dont boot after trying install 17.3

Just so we can be sure of exactly how things stand on the hard drive right now, boot into your installed Mint (not the live USB), open a terminal and enter this command which will show how the drive is partitioned and whether or not the Windows partitions still exist: sudo parted --list (Enter your ...
by gold_finger
Fri May 19, 2017 8:56 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: (SOLVED) Unable to Mount Partition
Replies: 7
Views: 2591

Re: Unable to Mount Partition

Is there any way to prevent this from happening in the future? I don't know, but doubt it -- users seem to have very little control over updates in Windows 10 from my very limited experience with it. (I toyed around with it for only a few days about a year ago when I bought a used computer that had...
by gold_finger
Thu May 18, 2017 10:37 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: (SOLVED) Unable to Mount Partition
Replies: 7
Views: 2591

Re: Unable to Mount Partition

Sounds like you may have "Fast Startup" activated in Windows. That means Windows is not really shutdown, but in a sort of hibernated state to make restarts quicker, which is the default way that Windows 10 is setup to shutdown. (If you had it turned off before, possibly a Windows update re-activated...
by gold_finger
Thu May 18, 2017 10:26 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Can I Re-Partition Drive into 2 OS and Home? [SOLVED]
Replies: 17
Views: 778

Re: Can I Re-Partition Drive into 2 OS and Home?

OK so having a data partition means your using that partition for your home files and leaving the actual home drive empty? I found this tutorial, is this what you mean? So symlinking or binding directories, which one is better? https://community.linuxmint.com/tutorial/view/1609 The /home folder in ...
by gold_finger
Thu May 18, 2017 9:38 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Firefox bookmarks transfer
Replies: 46
Views: 1777

Re: Firefox bookmarks transfer

If you want the exact same bookmark setup on Mint 18 computer as you have on Mint 17 computer and still have that Mint 17 computer, follow "Scenario #2" method of backing up the Mint 17 bookmarks shown in this link . Then follow directions to restore those bookmarks in Mint 18 computer. That will ov...
by gold_finger
Thu May 18, 2017 5:00 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Optiplex GX270 Very Slow - SOLVED
Replies: 35
Views: 1482

Re: Optiplex GX270 Very Slow

I could be wrong but I think your old Dell may have a 32-bit processor, so Chrome (which only comes in 64-bit) won't be an option. Like you, I've noticed over recent years that Firefox has gotten progressively more bloated and slow on older systems (which all of my computers are), so about a year ag...
by gold_finger
Thu May 18, 2017 4:22 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Installing Mint 18.1 on Ubuntu 10.04
Replies: 37
Views: 1463

Re: Installing Mint 18.1 on Ubuntu 10.04

Don't think anyone's mentioned this yet, but you can burn Plop Boot Manager to a CD (or Floppy), boot from that and it will then give you the ability to boot a live USB for installing Mint. Cinnamon is definitely too much for that system and will not work. I'd recommend trying 32-bit versions of the...

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