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by gold_finger
Wed Jun 07, 2017 12:13 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: <SOLVED>Is Serena supposed to take 33 gigs?
Replies: 10
Views: 559

Re: Is Serena supposed to take 33 gigs?

When you installed 18.1, did you by any chance forget to check the box(es) to format the partition(s) you chose for install. That would be my guess for two reasons: "/.Trash-1000" wouldn't be there with 16.5GB if partition was formatted during install. You've got a mount point called "/copyorbackup"...
by gold_finger
Tue Jun 06, 2017 6:01 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: trying to replace an older Fedora w/ mint
Replies: 5
Views: 390

Re: trying to replace an older Fedora w/ mint

No worries! Glad everything worked out. Go to your first post on this thread, hit <EDIT> button (pencil icon), then add <SOLVED> to the title of post once you're up and running.
by gold_finger
Mon Jun 05, 2017 7:30 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: trying to replace an older Fedora w/ mint
Replies: 5
Views: 390

Re: trying to replace an older Fedora w/ mint

Somehow you ended up burning another old Fedora DVD instead of Mint. Several things point to that: You said installer shows as Fedora The first two commands were not recognized -- they would have been if DVD were Mint. Size of image on DVD shows as 960MB. If it were Mint Mate 18.1 it would have been...
by gold_finger
Mon Jun 05, 2017 10:17 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Grr. Windows 8 overwrote my Grub Boot Loader. GRRRRR...
Replies: 45
Views: 1583

Re: Grr. Windows 8 overwrote my Grub Boot Loader. GRRRRR...

Hopefully I don't end up causing more confusion on this thread, but think it might be best to start with basics to make sure everyone is on same page. Some things OP stated and were taken as fact appear to not be the case. For example: Now the boot loader looks like Win8 (not Grub, not Win7 either) ...
by gold_finger
Mon Jun 05, 2017 1:38 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: trying to replace an older Fedora w/ mint
Replies: 5
Views: 390

Re: trying to replace an older Fedora w/ mint

What am I doing wrong? Hard to say without knowing what option you picked to install. If you picked "Something Else" option and tried to manually tell Mint what partitions to use (eg. the old Fedora partitions), you may have forgotten to set the mount point(s). If you picked option to wipe drive an...
by gold_finger
Mon Jun 05, 2017 1:10 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: PC will not finish installation
Replies: 1
Views: 252

Re: PC will not finish installation

I'm afraid of turning off my PC as I may end up booting to a black screen. If installation got as far as wiping Windows then probably won't boot to any OS. That's not a problem, you can still reboot computer using the live Mint USB/DVD. I was waiting for the installation to complete but it had been...
by gold_finger
Sun Jun 04, 2017 2:49 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: install 64bit over existing 32bit on a dual boot system
Replies: 6
Views: 372

Re: install 64bit over existing 32bit on a dual boot system

I mistakenly installed the 32bit version of Linux 18.1 Cinnamon, Can I just install the 64bit over the 32bit while running unders windows 7 or just leave it as it is. Yes you can re-install 64bit Mint in partitions currently used by 32bit Mint, but I don't know what you mean by "while running under...
by gold_finger
Sat Jun 03, 2017 1:46 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Pre OS Switch research.
Replies: 5
Views: 296

Re: Pre OS Switch research.

I have some concerns about finding the correct programs to replace what I use most right now. Have a look through this for possible Linux alternatives to Windows programs: Linux Replacements for Windows Programs . NOTE: most of those Linux links are to the home pages for the individual programs so ...
by gold_finger
Sat Jun 03, 2017 1:30 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Downloading Mint 18.1 on Windows PC
Replies: 12
Views: 472

Re: Downloading Mint 18.1 on Windows PC

Boot into either your installed Mint, or use the install DVD again to boot with. Once booted up, open a terminal ( Menu -> Accessories -> Terminal ) and run this command to list the hardware specs for your computer. inxi -Fxz Follow directions shown here to copy/paste the full output of that command...
by gold_finger
Sat Jun 03, 2017 1:19 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: UEFI Boot issue
Replies: 7
Views: 714

Re: UEFI Boot issue

Mint isnt special in this aspect, right? as long as the mobo remains in legacy os mode, I can just adding distro after distro like I before uefi? Yes you can install other distros in Legacy mode without any problem either. Key to getting them installed right is to make sure the install USB/DVD for ...
by gold_finger
Fri Jun 02, 2017 9:36 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Dual boot with Vista - how to install to boot drive
Replies: 25
Views: 1352

Re: Dual boot with Vista - how to install to boot drive

Thanks gold_finger, I took a copy of the Windows mbr as advised previously, so I could restore from that. If I did that (I probably won't now as it all seems to be working), does Mint automatically install grub on the second drive if I change the boot order or would I have to do something? austin.t...
by gold_finger
Fri Jun 02, 2017 9:17 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Invisible Installation [SOLVED]
Replies: 15
Views: 809

Re: Invisible Installation

As michael louwe pointed out, Windows is installed in UEFI mode and Mint is installed in Legacy mode. This works but is cumbersome because you'll need to go into UEFI settings and change boot mode according to which ever OS you want to boot. For both OSs to be shown as a choice on bootup (without ne...
by gold_finger
Thu Jun 01, 2017 9:14 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: UEFI Boot issue
Replies: 7
Views: 714

Re: UEFI Boot issue

... I wiped the drive and installed a clean new copy of windows 10 pro (leaving 100gb free for linux). So drive now only has Win10 on it and there is 100GB space left to install Mint 18.1, (Mint 17 was wiped out already) -- correct? I dont have an efi partition, I did a standard windows install (le...
by gold_finger
Thu Jun 01, 2017 8:35 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Invisible Installation [SOLVED]
Replies: 15
Views: 809

Re: Invisible Installation

Windows doesn't recognize Linux file systems -- that's why it doesn't see Mint. However when I boot from the SSD it goes strait to windows. There are a few possible reasons for this. Best thing to do is boot computer with the Mint USB/DVD that you used for install, open a terminal ( Menu -> Accessor...
by gold_finger
Thu Jun 01, 2017 8:25 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Dual boot with Vista - how to install to boot drive
Replies: 25
Views: 1352

Re: Dual boot with Vista - how to install to boot drive

I assume that although I accepted the default installation to my data drive, grub has been installed to the Windows drive? Yes, if you did the "Along side Windows" install option grub will be installed on the first hard drive (/dev/sda -- the Windows drive) even though the system files are on the s...
by gold_finger
Wed May 31, 2017 4:49 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Boot problem / messed up installation? [SOLVED]
Replies: 14
Views: 1048

Re: Boot problem / messed up instal?

So from reading the forum and other sources on the web I figured out that the laptop is booting in Legacy BIOS and Linux is on EFI. Output confirms Mint is installed in UEFI mode. Only thing you should need to do is change the boot mode of the computer from Legacy/CSM/Bios to UEFI. Sounds like the ...
by gold_finger
Wed May 31, 2017 4:28 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: No install along side windows option in Serena
Replies: 3
Views: 367

Re: No install along side windows option in Serena

No, it means the Linux Mint Installer was not detecting the Win 8.1 system partition - most likely because of UEFI incompatibility. This is likely correct. ....... The UEFI computer needs to be booted in the correct mode via the UEFI BIOS settings before the "Install LM alongside Windows Boot Manag...
by gold_finger
Tue May 30, 2017 10:27 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: ISO to USB
Replies: 8
Views: 1587

Re: ISO to USB

Make a bootable Windows USB from Linux.

Above will make bootable install USB -- not a "live" Windows USB that can be used like a live Mint USB. As far as I know you can't make "live" Windows USBs.
by gold_finger
Mon May 29, 2017 12:29 pm
Forum: Non-technical Questions
Topic: Un-install? Or impossible?
Replies: 13
Views: 1644

Re: Un-install? Or impossible?

The best and safest way, and the ONLY WAY that I always do that is this: 1. Use either Acronis Home or DBAN to do a deep delete of your hard drive(s) and/or SSD(s). If OP were planning to sell or discard computer I'd agree with this -- zero out drive or overwrite with random data using DBAN first s...
by gold_finger
Sun May 28, 2017 2:00 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Windows after linux mint
Replies: 2
Views: 262

Re: Windows after linux mint

Like MintBean said, boot with live Mint USB/DVD to find out if Windows overwrote entire drive or just can't see the still existing Mint partitions. You can use either graphical program GParted , or terminal command sudo parted --list to see what partitions now show on the drive. If you see that Mint...

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