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by DataMan
Thu Apr 25, 2013 5:36 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Installing Mint, then uninstalling later
Replies: 2
Views: 470

Re: Installing Mint, then uninstalling later

You could do a partition level backup of your present Mint partition. When the new drive arrives, you could recover to the new partiton from the backup. Among the things that come to mind that will need to be addressed in the new partition are: 1. The /etc/fstab will need to be modified to reflect t...
by DataMan
Tue Apr 23, 2013 5:30 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: 2 Hard Drives, which partitions should I put on which drive?
Replies: 2
Views: 268

Re: 2 Hard Drives, which partitions should I put on which dr

and the rest you can use for home. -or- Behind door #2: Do a modest /home. Carve up the rest of the unallocated into discreet /ext4 and/or ntfs. Use this for your core data storage (and other ops installs). That way as you add / upgrade ops, your data will live on irrespective of what occurs in /ho...
by DataMan
Tue Apr 23, 2013 4:58 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Everytime I launch k3b it asks for mp3 encoding
Replies: 7
Views: 1087

Re: Everytime I launch k3b it asks for mp3 encoding

It's not a bug in k3b for Mint. I'm using it on both M13 & 14 MATE with no issues and no special effort at install (did it straight from synaptic). I don't have anything constructive to offer as far as a remedy to your problem. Hopefully someone else from the collective can provide a solution. -Data...
by DataMan
Sun Apr 21, 2013 6:19 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Everytime I launch k3b it asks for mp3 encoding
Replies: 7
Views: 1087

Re: Everytime I launch k3b it asks for mp3 encoding

You might want to go into synaptic and search on k3b. You should see the libk3b6_extracodecs as one of the search results. If it is not installed, install it and try launching k3b again.

-DataMan
by DataMan
Fri Apr 19, 2013 6:02 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Email client needed but, please, not Thunderbird...
Replies: 6
Views: 930

Re: Email client needed but, please, not Thunderbird...

KDE apps on a non-KDE usually makes a mess though For the benefit of newbies reading through this thread, the above statement is not, generally accurate. Since dirt was invented, I've run a number of kde apps quite successfully in non kde environments on a consistent basis. What will happen when yo...
by DataMan
Fri Apr 19, 2013 5:58 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: changed: mysql workbench
Replies: 5
Views: 1181

Re: changed: mysql workbench

In addition to the link supplied above (highly recommended):

1. A real basic question ... you do have MySQL installed and running as a service ... right?

2. After you initiate the app, does it appear on your running processes ($ ps aux)?

-DataMan
by DataMan
Wed Apr 17, 2013 6:29 am
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Photo download problem.
Replies: 4
Views: 973

Re: Photo download problem.

I'll share a few of my habits (you be the judge of whether they're "good" or "bad") on the subject: 1. A camera storage card is a temporary storage device. As such, as soon as practical, the contents are moved to a directory (folder in MS parlance) on one of my hd's. The SD card is then purged for n...
by DataMan
Wed Apr 17, 2013 6:06 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: My first time creating a dev environment?
Replies: 5
Views: 331

Re: My first time creating a dev environment?

If I am trying to approximate a hosting provider's setup (ie.PHP5.3), how can I install a different version of PHP other than 5.4? I'd suggest that you consult the PHP release notes with versions starting at 5.3 going forward to 5.4. You may find that the changes made at each subsequent version are...
by DataMan
Fri Apr 12, 2013 7:46 am
Forum: MATE
Topic: Add path to copy to and move to
Replies: 4
Views: 1506

Re: Add path to copy to and move to

Did you try what I suggested in my original response?

With krusader (and I believe xfs), when you drag from window a to window b, it will prompt whether it is a copy or a move.

-DataMan
by DataMan
Fri Apr 12, 2013 5:41 am
Forum: MATE
Topic: Add path to copy to and move to
Replies: 4
Views: 1506

Re: Add path to copy to and move to

I suspect that if you open another instance of the file browser (as in double click on your computer icon) then you should see an option for the "other". If you find yourself doing a lot of file/folder copying and moving, you might want to consider utilizing a dual-pane file browser. A couple of goo...
by DataMan
Fri Mar 29, 2013 7:45 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How do I do a *complete* backup?
Replies: 15
Views: 1160

Re: How do I do a *complete* backup?

The fsarchiver I referenced above work in the actively booted partition. Hint : Assume a quiet mode while it's ripping (as in don't try to compute the human geno code... :lol: ).

-DataMan
by DataMan
Fri Mar 29, 2013 5:54 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Will Mint Install over another Ubuntu version
Replies: 11
Views: 1672

Re: Will Mint Install over another Ubuntu version

1. Do I have to delete the old version of Ubuntu before installing Mint? No, you could install Mint in the partition that is currently occupied by Ubuntu. 2. Does the new installation remove the old version of Ubuntu? Yes (see above answer). 3. If not, how do I uninstall it? See 1st response :) 4. ...
by DataMan
Thu Mar 28, 2013 5:16 am
Forum: Sound, Multimedia, & Codecs
Topic: Flash Out Of Date
Replies: 7
Views: 2464

Re: Flash Out Of Date

I just upgraded on Mint 13LTS yesterday (27-Mar-2013):

1. Open synaptic

2. search flash

3. Your search results should product an adobe-flashplugin

Install and restart FF.

Note, I'm not sure if this is applicable, but I have backports engaged in synaptic,

-DataMan
by DataMan
Mon Mar 25, 2013 8:16 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Is it possible to do an inplace upgrade?
Replies: 5
Views: 551

Re: Is it possible to do an inplace upgrade?

Neat :D

Something new. I wasn't aware of this. Sounds promising.

-DataMan
by DataMan
Mon Mar 25, 2013 5:17 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Grub instead of Grub 2 on install?
Replies: 2
Views: 711

Re: Grub instead of Grub 2 on install?

-or- Take the contents of your legacy GRUB from Mageia and copy to a new dedicated GRUB partition. Re-point the mbr to this partition and use this. As was mentioned above, for future installs make sure that the GRUB installation is inserted into the same partition as "/". Modify the menu.lst in your...
by DataMan
Sun Mar 24, 2013 2:46 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Is it possible to do an inplace upgrade?
Replies: 5
Views: 551

Re: Is it possible to do an inplace upgrade?

What about installed packages? Is there a way to backup a list of installed packages and reinstall them after the "upgrade"? That's what I do. I have a master list of apps that I use/need that are not installed by default. On the new installations I go into synaptic and build the apps from there. T...
by DataMan
Fri Mar 22, 2013 5:03 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Is it possible to do an inplace upgrade?
Replies: 5
Views: 551

Re: Is it possible to do an inplace upgrade?

If you are now storing your personal files on /home and it is in a separate partition, one approach to consider is: 1. Go ahead and do a fresh install of Mint 15 with it's /home on a separate partition. 2. Once your new install has stabilized (as in updates made and additional apps built), then in t...
by DataMan
Thu Mar 21, 2013 5:00 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Dual linux Os uninstallation
Replies: 2
Views: 269

Re: Dual linux Os uninstallation

You can use GParted to remove the partition containing Ubuntu. If you do so, everything on that partition will be lost.

You may have to refresh GRUB after you remove the Ubuntu partition.

-DataMan
by DataMan
Thu Mar 21, 2013 4:58 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: did not delete?
Replies: 2
Views: 336

Re: did not delete?

Try getting the required REM and repeat the experiment... :lol:

-DataMan

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