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by DataMan
Mon Jan 19, 2009 6:25 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: GParted problem
Replies: 9
Views: 659

Re: GParted problem

Vinoman:
/etc/fsab
should read /etc/fstab

DataMan
by DataMan
Mon Jan 19, 2009 6:23 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: GParted problem
Replies: 9
Views: 659

Re: GParted problem

Please note my original comment : 1. Get out of your booted GParted and use GParted Live. This will give you free access to ALL of your partitions. Proxima: He doesn't have to delete the /swap. All he should have to do is to move sda5 to the right to create unallocated space on the left side of the ...
by DataMan
Mon Jan 19, 2009 6:05 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: main Edition and KDE
Replies: 5
Views: 500

Re: main Edition and KDE

There is a Mint KDE as well as a Gnome version. If you're not too far along with configuring, might want to consider re-doing to the KDE.

DataMan
by DataMan
Mon Jan 19, 2009 6:00 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: return to original Mint theme and menu
Replies: 4
Views: 410

Re: return to original Mint theme and menu

Re-install it with manual partition option. For the /home partition, check the format box and waa-laa no more Ubuntu stuffola :D .

DataMan
by DataMan
Sun Jan 18, 2009 6:43 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: GParted problem
Replies: 9
Views: 659

Re: GParted problem

Here's a few recommendations: 1. Get out of your booted GParted and use GParted Live. This will give you free access to ALL of your partitions. 2. Yes you can re-size the extended. To make it smaller, you will need to create un-allocated space at the side that you want to shrink. Ie. if you wanted t...
by DataMan
Sat Jan 17, 2009 8:14 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: lampp and file permissions on folders
Replies: 10
Views: 1238

Re: lampp and file permissions on folders

Terminal mode:

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$ man chgrp
$ man chown
DataMan
by DataMan
Sat Jan 17, 2009 8:10 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: sharing /home partition
Replies: 5
Views: 673

Re: sharing /home partition

You can try it. My venture into this territory proved to be "less-than-desireable" (as in un-stable). If you do go forward, back things up BEFORE making the plunge.

DataMan
by DataMan
Fri Jan 16, 2009 4:57 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: HOWTO: Disable automounting USB drives & partitions?
Replies: 3
Views: 510

Re: Howto disable automounting partitions?

You will need to modify your /etc/fstab file. Comment out the partitions that you don't want mounted.

Since this is a core file for the ops, it is strongly suggested that you make a backup copy of the file before editing.

DataMan
by DataMan
Fri Jan 16, 2009 5:27 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Installation Troubles
Replies: 2
Views: 599

Re: Installation Troubles

Here are a couple of basics to consider (if you haven't already): 1. Are you able to boot to the LiveCD (if not probably a bad download-burn)? 2. Can't remember as it's been a while since I booted the LiveCD, if the Live has a Check CD option run it if you haven't already. 3. When you burned the iso...
by DataMan
Fri Jan 16, 2009 5:18 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Dual boot order
Replies: 13
Views: 4501

Re: Dual boot order

Another option within the editing of the /boot/grub/menu.lst is to simply change the default to the operating system. (remember to count the boot options starting with : 0 as in zero).

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default		0
DataMan
by DataMan
Thu Jan 15, 2009 11:23 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: sharing /home partition
Replies: 5
Views: 673

Re: sharing /home partition

It should be accessible with the file manager of your choice in Mint. One note as I re-read your original post. hope you're not entertaining any ideas of "sharing" as in make one common /home between ops....

DataMan
by DataMan
Thu Jan 15, 2009 6:03 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Fix Mint's gryb after Ubuntu borks it
Replies: 8
Views: 1046

Re: Fix Mint's gryb after Ubuntu borks it

Sorry Fred... It's 05:05 here and still on my second cup of coffee... :)

-Tim
by DataMan
Thu Jan 15, 2009 5:39 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Fix Mint's gryb after Ubuntu borks it
Replies: 8
Views: 1046

Re: Fix Mint's gryb after Ubuntu borks it

Added mud to the pie... :D

Since you're well into multiple booting options, might want to consider a dedicated grub partition. I've got an extensive writeup on my web site if you're interested. I've found that it makes adding-deleting ops and upgrades much easier to control.

DataMan
by DataMan
Thu Jan 15, 2009 5:33 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Problem installing through windows
Replies: 9
Views: 2728

Re: Problem installing through windows

Although I haven't done it yet (and probably never will :D ), I think you need to run Mint from a virtualization within Vista. You will need to set up the virtual app first, then install Mint. You cannot happily double click on the Mint iso within Vista and expect any kind of results (other than Red...
by DataMan
Thu Jan 15, 2009 5:27 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: sharing /home partition
Replies: 5
Views: 673

Re: sharing /home partition

Assuming you have a unique Ubuntu home partition: 1. In the installation, select the "manual partition" option (or verbage close to that) 2. Identify the partitions that you want mounted in your new Mint ops. 2a. Select the partition where Ubuntu Home lives. 2b. Edit the partition 2c. In the mount i...
by DataMan
Wed Jan 14, 2009 6:10 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: upgrading or not upgrading, tax software
Replies: 4
Views: 536

Re: upgrading or not upgrading, tax software

If you find a distro that works well with your machine, it supports all of your hardware and everything works. For instance this install of Felicia works well with my system. When the next release comes out should I upgrade? I know that I have always done so in the past, but I was just wondering wh...
by DataMan
Wed Jan 14, 2009 6:01 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: website building
Replies: 10
Views: 677

Re: website building

<opinion> Learn the code! Your pages will be a lot more efficient (as in loading faster due to the lack of junk attached that comes with these apps). You will be in command of your content and not the app. </opinion> :)

DataMan
by DataMan
Tue Jan 13, 2009 1:10 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: PHP page are not load instead browser asks to save it!
Replies: 2
Views: 462

Re: PHP page are not load instead browser asks to save it!

I suspect that you have an incomplete installation. My recommendation is to un-install what you have installed and start over. For an easier approach to installing a LAMP server, I have a very brief tutorial on my web site in the Linux section.

DataMan
by DataMan
Tue Jan 13, 2009 6:11 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Need Help With Error Message...
Replies: 1
Views: 329

Re: Need Help With Error Message...

Looks like you have both a syntax error in the code as well as missing qualifiers. Look again at the error messages and, if you can edit usr/bin/cairo-dock to correct. Otherwise, report the errors to the developer so they can churn a new rev. Due to the errors, the program did not complete it's exec...
by DataMan
Mon Jan 12, 2009 5:38 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Clone vs. Image vs. Data Backup
Replies: 1
Views: 863

Re: Clone vs. Image vs. Data Backup

<opinion> :) Over the years, I have tried various backup applications. About 2 years ago, I settled on Partimage as my primary backup application. For me, backup and restore integrity needs to cover both the data portion of my requirements as well as the operational end of things (the ops). I strict...

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