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by DataMan
Thu Jan 29, 2009 5:20 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Find Windows root
Replies: 1
Views: 390

Re: Find Windows root

Code: Select all

sudo fdisk -l
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by DataMan
Thu Jan 29, 2009 4:52 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: add captions to pictures
Replies: 4
Views: 991

Re: add captions to pictures

When you click the Test tool in GIMP, it does open up a box for entering your text. Type the text and click the close button. At that point you can use your cursor keys to move the text to the location you want on the pic.

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by DataMan
Wed Jan 28, 2009 7:22 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: add captions to pictures
Replies: 4
Views: 991

Re: add captions to pictures

Kind of over-kill, but you can do it in GIMP.

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by DataMan
Wed Jan 28, 2009 7:20 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Installing Ubuntu after Mint on a triple boot
Replies: 4
Views: 588

Re: Installing Ubuntu after Mint on a triple boot

Set up new ext3 partition(s) for your Ubuntu install. Go ahead with the Ubuntu install and manually identify the partition(s) you set up for it. When you have installed Ubuntu, it will take over your GRUB menu listings for bootup (no biggee). You should still see your Mint ops and WinX as options. D...
by DataMan
Wed Jan 28, 2009 7:17 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Partition Help
Replies: 7
Views: 577

Re: Partition Help

The installer reformats the partition that the ops "/" is installed on, so you are most likely not experiencing a "double" installation. Given that you are in a brand new installation (that is not working correctly), here's my recommendations: 1. Using either a LiveCD version of Mint or a bootable v...
by DataMan
Sun Jan 25, 2009 2:16 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: What is Mint6 default install size in GB?
Replies: 3
Views: 420

Re: What is Mint6 default install size in GB?

There is really no "pat" answer for this. Assuming your are new and not going to load a lot of apps and store a lot of data, you could probably "get by" with 4-5Gs. You could squeek by with less. I'm running 5.23 G with a fully configured ops with a LAMP server. I do have separate data storage parti...
by DataMan
Sun Jan 25, 2009 12:11 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Separate data partition
Replies: 11
Views: 1423

Re: Separate data partition

Terry, You are being introduced to the world of open source. As you are finding out, there is no one "correct" approach for doing most things within the Linux environment. For example, if the WIKI that you are referring to did, in fact, recommend not to put /home in a separate partition, I would tak...
by DataMan
Sun Jan 25, 2009 9:25 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Missing Help #1
Replies: 4
Views: 709

Re: Missing Help #1

Suggest going to adept manager and make sure khelpcenter is installed.

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by DataMan
Sat Jan 24, 2009 6:21 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Backing up. What do you guys use?
Replies: 10
Views: 1162

Re: Backing up. What do you guys use?

Partimage 100% and common sense :) For details I've got a paper on my website if interested.

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by DataMan
Sat Jan 24, 2009 6:14 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: I have been a new user for 5 days.....
Replies: 4
Views: 612

Re: I have been a new user for 5 days.....

Have you checked the User Manual (there is a sticky at the top of this forum)? Check around page 57 on or so and see if that provides the guidance you're looking for.

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by DataMan
Fri Jan 23, 2009 6:40 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How Do I Get My NTFS Partitions To Auto-Mount? **SOLVED**
Replies: 12
Views: 1295

Re: How Do I Get My NTFS Partitions To Auto-Mount? **SOLVED**

For the benefit of other new users who happen upon this thread eons from now, you can name any of your mounted folders whatever you want irregardless of their "official" name. This is accomplished by choosing (my favorite) Manual partition method on install. Just click on the desired folder and wher...
by DataMan
Fri Jan 23, 2009 1:19 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Separate data partition
Replies: 11
Views: 1423

Re: Separate data partition

Lots of details there. Let me provide my short list of recommendations based on having 4 active Linux versions/distros plus a Win2k + lots of data storage: 1. I would recommend having a separate /home for each distro/version. Don't recommend sharing a /home. 2. For data, my preference is to use sepa...
by DataMan
Thu Jan 22, 2009 5:33 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Creating folders as the owner
Replies: 2
Views: 347

Re: Creating folders as the owner

It's probably because you are trying to create sub-folders within a system folder (owned by root). Unless you have "doned" the root priv's you aren't allowed to mess with the root content folders. Either elevate your position to root status, or create a new folder at the system level and make your u...
by DataMan
Thu Jan 22, 2009 5:28 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Remove Mint 5 and Install Mint 6
Replies: 2
Views: 384

Re: Remove Mint 5 and Install Mint 6

You can install Mint6 directly over Mint5. My recommendation is to gain familiarity with the partition identification that Mint5 is installed on (through GParted or any other partition editor). With this knowledge in hand, go through the installation. When it comes to the partition question, select ...
by DataMan
Wed Jan 21, 2009 5:47 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: what can I do about the unwanted partition.
Replies: 5
Views: 829

Re: what can I do about the unwanted partition.

I guess my best option is to leave them alone for now. but how can I avoid it in the future? Say Mint7 released, how do I install it clean? The biggest problem for me is I have to keep the dual boot, so the NTFS partition and that FAT16 partition will be untouchable When the time approaches that yo...
by DataMan
Wed Jan 21, 2009 5:36 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How Do I Get My NTFS Partitions To Auto-Mount? **SOLVED**
Replies: 12
Views: 1295

Re: How Do I Get My NTFS Partitions To Auto-Mount?

Bob, This is taken from my old fstab in Kubuntu 6.10 . UUID=784863286027CC43 /media/F-Drive ntfs defaults,nls=utf8,umask=007,gid=46 0 1 I don't have any current NTFS's mounted in my Mint (KDE 5). I'd suggest making a copy of your active fstab BEFORE futzing with it. If you're un-lucky in fstab chang...
by DataMan
Tue Jan 20, 2009 3:46 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: lampp and file permissions on folders
Replies: 10
Views: 1253

Re: lampp and file permissions on folders

thank you for your reply when do i use them codes ? Assuming for example that you wanted to claim ownership of the /var/www (LAMP server root) and your user id (what you login with) is user1: $ chown -R user1 /var/www $ chgrp -R user1 /var/www Use the "-R" flag to make the changes recursive. You ca...
by DataMan
Tue Jan 20, 2009 4:54 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Dual boot order
Replies: 13
Views: 4518

Re: Dual boot order

For the benefit of the new users reading this and other post, Herman is the "grand master" of GRUB. Stop over at his web site for one of the most comprehensive writeups on GRUB.

DataMan aka IndyTim
by DataMan
Mon Jan 19, 2009 11:36 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Top 10 things to add after Fresh Mint install - what r they?
Replies: 11
Views: 2134

Re: Top 10 things to add after Fresh Mint install - what r they?

My Adds:

Krusader - 2 pane file browser
Partimage - Partition Backup App

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