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by Timberbeast
Wed Jan 15, 2014 6:44 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Command Line Help, Please? [Fixed, All Better]
Replies: 16
Views: 1912

Re: Command Line Help, Please? [Fixed, All Better]

@Fraoch When I finally got it working by finally mounting the sdb5, Mate drive, duh. :oops: I had altered the /home/larry/MATE_16 path statement to just /home in the fstab trying to get it working without saying anything. I knew I was close. I had fixed the error that WharfRat caught, and the typo y...
by Timberbeast
Tue Jan 14, 2014 8:57 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Command Line Help, Please? [Fixed, All Better]
Replies: 16
Views: 1912

Re: Command Line Help, Please? [Fixed, All Better]

@Fraoch and @WharfRat You guys caught me out. :) I'll go fix the errors. At least it is working . Almost too well. I have to unmount the MATE to get any control in the Xfce. Maybe when I get the errors fixed, it will be different. And, cool, I learned a new trick! Thanks again Fraoch, :mrgreen: late...
by Timberbeast
Tue Jan 14, 2014 6:01 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Command Line Help, Please? [Fixed, All Better]
Replies: 16
Views: 1912

Re: Command Line Help, Please? [WE DID IT!]

@Fraoch, It is a good thing that I am not there where you are, you would kick me. All I had to do was mount the MATE drive, sdb5. That did it. All fixed. All better. And, I wasn't lying, you are a great teacher.

Thank you from the bottom of my pea-pickin' heart.
larry
by Timberbeast
Tue Jan 14, 2014 4:50 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Command Line Help, Please? [Fixed, All Better]
Replies: 16
Views: 1912

Re: Command Line Help, Please?

@Fraoch, OK, here is the revised fstab. I still must have done it incorrectly, though. Same error. # /etc/fstab: static file system information. # # Use 'blkid' to print the universally unique identifier for a # device; this may be used with UUID= as a more robust way to name devices # that works ev...
by Timberbeast
Tue Jan 14, 2014 2:40 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Command Line Help, Please? [Fixed, All Better]
Replies: 16
Views: 1912

Re: Command Line Help, Please?

Hi Fraoch, I do have an error found by sudo mount -a So I am posting my blkid and the gedit file. Maybe you can spot the error. I would appreciate it. :) larry@oldDell ~ $ sudo mount -a [sudo] password for larry: mount: special device UUID="a86d128e-c95a-4cbc-b543-e063935591c8 does not exist la...
by Timberbeast
Mon Jan 13, 2014 10:06 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Command Line Help, Please? [Fixed, All Better]
Replies: 16
Views: 1912

Re: Command Line Help, Please?

@Fraoch Just one question. Do I make the folder on the Xfce , sda6 partition, right? That is the only thing I'm not clear on. At least I would think so, so I can point the new Calibre to the existing libraries that exist on the Mate drive/home, sdb5 partition. I got that from blkid, so it should be ...
by Timberbeast
Mon Jan 13, 2014 6:16 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Command Line Help, Please? [Fixed, All Better]
Replies: 16
Views: 1912

Re: Command Line Help, Please?

@Fraoch, I'll bite if you would explain what that would do, and why I would want to do that. Please be gentle with the old man, newbie here. :D @Tejas_0 I made the link (right-click>link), planning to drag it to the other drive to the correct folder, in the GUI. That was I did in the original instal...
by Timberbeast
Mon Jan 13, 2014 5:10 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Command Line Help, Please? [Fixed, All Better]
Replies: 16
Views: 1912

Command Line Help, Please? [Fixed, All Better]

I have a nice new Xfce 16 install, and I am moving in. :D I am trying to link, or somehow hook together my Calibre (two installs) Libraries across two physical drives. That will keep me from making a mess with the libraries. :D Question is: How do I write an absolute path across from my MATE 16 on s...
by Timberbeast
Mon Jan 13, 2014 12:17 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Loading Linux Mint from USB and dual boot?
Replies: 6
Views: 764

Re: Loading Linux Mint from USB and dual boot?

You might try boot-repair from SourceForge. http://sourceforge.net/directory/os:linux/freshness:recently-updated/?q=boot-repair Download the ISO and burn it to disk or USB. Boot from the disk (or USB) and let it do it's thing. Takes about five minutes. I assume you need the 32 bit since you were usi...
by Timberbeast
Sun Jan 12, 2014 5:21 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How to: install WiFi drivers from USB stick. [Did It]
Replies: 5
Views: 992

Re: How install WiFi drivers from USB stick. [Did It]

This is how I installed drivers for a Broadcom Wifi card from a USB stick. Rather moving the machine to where the router is, or dealing with cabling. Here it is a PITA. The first thing was to go to the excellent Ubuntu site that has a lot of Broadcom drivers. It will help you to figure out which dri...
by Timberbeast
Sat Jan 11, 2014 11:33 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How to: install WiFi drivers from USB stick. [Did It]
Replies: 5
Views: 992

Re: How to: install WiFi drivers from USB stick. Can you?

@BoscoBearbank
I tried your suggestion copying from a running install. No joy. I am going to try to download the drivers from Ubuntu, copy to the USB, and try to install them on my new Xfce. I can move the machine to get to a cable connection, but I really don't want to. It is a PITA. :x

larry
by Timberbeast
Sat Jan 11, 2014 12:26 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How to: install WiFi drivers from USB stick. [Did It]
Replies: 5
Views: 992

Re: How to: install WiFi drivers from USB stick. Can you?

Thanks BoscoBearbank for your reply. I will give that a try. I have the files copied to the stick, anyway.
We'll see what happens,
larry
by Timberbeast
Fri Jan 10, 2014 5:06 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How to: install WiFi drivers from USB stick. [Did It]
Replies: 5
Views: 992

How to: install WiFi drivers from USB stick. [Did It]

Every time I install a different linux OS, I have to physically move my PC to where the router is, in order to get the wifi drivers downloaded, using a cable. It works, but I don't like to move the machine. I know you laptop people are laughing. Go ahead. I don't mind. I'm old enough that it runs of...
by Timberbeast
Fri Jan 10, 2014 3:15 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: I hosed my grub. any Ideas? [ SOLVED! ]
Replies: 5
Views: 585

Re: I hosed my grub. any Ideas? [ SOLVED! ]

Hi gold_finger, Is it not a choice in listed in the grub menu? Or does it just not boot when selected? It is there, but it just flickers when I select it, and doesn't do anything. And, I'm not going to worry about it anyway. I'm kinda liking having the $MS chokehold off my neck. :D I think I'm going...
by Timberbeast
Thu Jan 09, 2014 10:20 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: I hosed my grub. any Ideas? [ SOLVED! ]
Replies: 5
Views: 585

Re: I hosed my grub. any Ideas?

@gold_finger. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you, from the bottom of my heart! That sweet little utility cured what ailed me for sure. Very short and sweet. A plus. Top shelf. After burning the ISO on Mom's Win 8, I went back to my machine, (well, after washing the 'doze off my hands) :lol: booted righ...
by Timberbeast
Thu Jan 09, 2014 6:51 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: I hosed my grub. any Ideas? [ SOLVED! ]
Replies: 5
Views: 585

Re: I hosed my grub. any Ideas?

Thanks gold_finger for getting right back to me. I'll try the "Boot-Repair. I do have the disk for that. Once booted with your live DVD/USB, go to site listed below and follow instructions starting at "2nd option : install Boot-Repair in Ubuntu". That might a problem, since I have one...
by Timberbeast
Thu Jan 09, 2014 3:01 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: I hosed my grub. any Ideas? [ SOLVED! ]
Replies: 5
Views: 585

I hosed my grub. any Ideas? [ SOLVED! ]

What I have is: A running LM 16-MATE, on my sdb, booted from sda where an Win XP MBR is. This is all is on an old Dell P4 machine w/2 gigs Ram. All worked well. At least until I tried to install 16 Xfce on the sda. And Xfce is installed, but now none of them now will boot. This post is from Mommy's ...
by Timberbeast
Mon Jan 06, 2014 12:44 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Like to Quad boot, 3 Mints, 1 XP Any partition pointers?
Replies: 4
Views: 629

Re: Like to Quad boot, 3 Mints, 1 XP Any partition pointers?

@administrollaattori, Thanks for your reply. I hadn't realized that I could install other DEs that way. I had tried to install Cinnamon from the 'Software Manager', but that was not successful, so I dumped it. Your idea sounds like a good one. I dug through the old posts on this forum, but wasn't su...
by Timberbeast
Tue Dec 31, 2013 6:15 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Like to Quad boot, 3 Mints, 1 XP Any partition pointers?
Replies: 4
Views: 629

Like to Quad boot, 3 Mints, 1 XP Any partition pointers?

Background: I am currently running LM 16, Mate. Dual booting from sda, 80 gig, which also has the XP install on it. What I would like to do, would be to partition sdb, 500 gig, wich has the running 16, mate on it. So that I could add 16 Cinnamon, and 16 Xfce. That way, I would be able to compare the...
by Timberbeast
Mon Dec 30, 2013 1:02 am
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Cinnamon not loading
Replies: 5
Views: 908

Re: Cinnamon not loading

Thanks, jungle_boy. I will do that. I'll find out if this old P4 will run Cinnamon decently or not.

larry

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