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by DataMan
Fri Jan 09, 2009 6:32 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: how to add items to the menu
Replies: 1
Views: 438

Re: how to add items to the menu

This discussion is currently underway in the Software & Applications Forum. Check this thread out:
http://linuxmint.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=47&t=20164

DataMan
by DataMan
Thu Jan 08, 2009 7:31 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Installing Felicia /mint 6 over Elyssa
Replies: 1
Views: 525

Re: Installing Felicia /mint 6 over Elyssa

Just use the "Manual Partition" option in the install. Select the partition where your current ops is installed and define it as "/". Note you will also have to tick the format option for this partition. Verify your choices and proceed with the installation.

DataMan
by DataMan
Tue Jan 06, 2009 9:03 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: what can I do about the unwanted partition.
Replies: 5
Views: 828

Re: what can I do about the unwanted partition.

Change your /etc/fstab to point to the old swap. Re-boot. If all is happy, delete the new swap.

DataMan
by DataMan
Tue Jan 06, 2009 5:51 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Using KDE Apps in Gnome
Replies: 5
Views: 673

Re: Using KDE Apps in Gnome

I'll give you my opinion (and it's just that... an opinion :) ). I think the main reason that it is generally viewed as less-than -desirable to use cross desktop apps is because the inclusion of an app from the "other" side also means that you must build the essential libraries for the desktop also....
by DataMan
Tue Jan 06, 2009 5:19 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Linux Mint - LiveCD won't boot...
Replies: 5
Views: 1638

Re: Linux Mint - LiveCD won't boot...

However I cannot get the LiveCD nor the GUI installer to launch.
I assumed that since the LiveCD does not execute the root problem might possibly lie in the LiveCD. Good luck in your quest.

DataMan
by DataMan
Mon Jan 05, 2009 5:27 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Linux Mint - LiveCD won't boot...
Replies: 5
Views: 1638

Re: Linux Mint - LiveCD won't boot...

The basics...
1. re-download the iso
2. re-burn the iso at sloooow speed.
3. check and verify the md5 sum checks.

DataMan
by DataMan
Sun Jan 04, 2009 3:18 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Partition recoverable?
Replies: 2
Views: 474

Re: Partition recoverable?

You might be able to recover using the app Test Disk. I haven't had an occasion to use it yet, but I've seen it reported in various boards. It's available in the repositories.

Good Luck!

DataMan
by DataMan
Sun Jan 04, 2009 8:05 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Soundkonverter hanging solved
Replies: 6
Views: 885

Re: Soundkonverter hanging

Not a direct solution, but have you tried installing soundconverter ? I've been using it for a couple of years and it works flawlessly for me.

DataMan
by DataMan
Sun Jan 04, 2009 8:01 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: configuring Mint Backup
Replies: 11
Views: 989

Re: configuring Mint Backup

Among the options available to you in backing up, the one that I use exclusively is the app partimage. It backs up an image at the partition level. The app is in the repositories. Once installed you run it from the terminal as $ sudo partimage For a more extensive explanation and application, you co...
by DataMan
Sat Jan 03, 2009 9:08 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: python programming
Replies: 2
Views: 460

Re: python programming

I think what you are looking for is "idle". You can install it from adept, it's in the repositories.

DataMan
by DataMan
Fri Jan 02, 2009 9:57 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Reordered partitions
Replies: 5
Views: 656

Re: Reordered partitions

Glad to hear that the "situation" is resolved. As you are learning, with Linux there are multiple "paths" to any problem resolution (enough of waxing philosphical for post New Years :D )

DataMan
by DataMan
Fri Jan 02, 2009 9:36 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: how 2 change size of USB drive allocation to store docs?
Replies: 3
Views: 543

Re: how 2 change size of USB drive allocation to store docs?

That's why I wanted you to mount the pen drive and see how much space you have allocated to mint. You may have a lot of "unallocated" space on the pen drive that could be claimed by your Mint ops.

DataMan
by DataMan
Fri Jan 02, 2009 7:55 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Reordered partitions
Replies: 5
Views: 656

Re: Reordered partitions

Recommendation: 1. Boot to a LiveCD Mint. 2. Using the resident partition editor take a look at your harddrive. 3. Note the SDA identifier for each partition and what it is Mint, Ubuntu /home swap NTFS etc. 4. At terminal level a. $sudo mkdir /media/sda<insert the partition number you want to boot t...
by DataMan
Fri Jan 02, 2009 7:29 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: how 2 change size of USB drive allocation to store docs?
Replies: 3
Views: 543

Re: how 2 change size of USB drive allocation to store docs?

Two options come to mind:

1. Boot your pc to a CD Live Image of Mint and do your partition work on your usb drive from there.
2. Get a copy of GParted Live, burn it, boot to it and do you partition work on the usb drive.

DataMan
by DataMan
Fri Jan 02, 2009 7:22 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Automatic Updates
Replies: 2
Views: 526

Re: Automatic Updates

It's entirely normal to get a rash of updates after your initial installation. Basically, the iso image is frozen at the time of release of the distro. With Linux and other ops, things move forward (hopefully) all of the time. Thus the large number of updates (I think my max updates from a distro in...
by DataMan
Thu Jan 01, 2009 2:58 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Help with Amarok
Replies: 2
Views: 435

Re: Help with Amarok

It should be included in the mp3 tags. If you go to the configuration and access the OSD, you should enable it.

DataMan
by DataMan
Thu Jan 01, 2009 7:50 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Sell me
Replies: 11
Views: 1182

Re: Sell me

Welcome to Mint and Linux. Have you reviewed the spec's on Mint? You should find most of your answers there. As a matter of convenience, you will find Mint complete with most of the codec's to do most multi-media things. As a Windows user, you may find the KDE version a bit easier on the transition ...
by DataMan
Wed Dec 31, 2008 7:23 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: About to make the change!
Replies: 3
Views: 620

Re: About to make the change!

I also came from Ubuntu 8.04 (and lot's of other Ubuntu-Kubunu-Xubuntu ops). If you're interested, you can check my website under Linux for a short review of my initial Mint V experience. To elaborate on the good response that Jimmyd supplied, here's a few of my recommendations on the pre-installato...
by DataMan
Tue Dec 30, 2008 6:48 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Can I import my Windows fonts?
Replies: 6
Views: 1035

Re: Can I import my Windows fonts?

Another approach is to just install the MS TT fonts... Go into your package manager and search on "msttcorefonts". Install them and you're all set. I believe that you will need to show details on the install as there may be a dialog connected with the installation that prompts for a response. DataMan
by DataMan
Tue Dec 30, 2008 6:41 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: preparing for upgrade
Replies: 5
Views: 630

Re: preparing for upgrade

I think that what he meant to say is that he moved the hidden files from /home to a separate data partition. Wipe out the /home (as in re-format) in the install process. Then bring back after the upgrade is happy from the data partition.

DataMan

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