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by DataMan
Tue Dec 30, 2008 6:36 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Synaptic error
Replies: 2
Views: 396

Re: Synaptic error

I've used the following when things have gone astray in the updates:

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sudo apt-get -f install
sudo dpkg --configure -a
Hope this helps,

DataMan
by DataMan
Mon Dec 29, 2008 7:00 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Can I Partition This?
Replies: 8
Views: 719

Re: Can I Partition This?

For obvious reasons, you CANNOT do any work on the active ops partition. I would recommend using either the LiveCD and do your partition work within it, OR, use the GParted Live tool to do you partition editing. Going the GParted Live route is quicker to boot into the partition editor than going thr...
by DataMan
Mon Dec 29, 2008 6:24 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Is there a System Restore disc/ function with Mint?
Replies: 2
Views: 461

Re: Is there a System Restore disc/ function with Mint?

See the Backup Strategy on my website for another approach.

DataMan
by DataMan
Sun Dec 28, 2008 7:04 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Can I Partition This?
Replies: 8
Views: 719

Re: Can I Partition This?

Additional note on the re-sizing. Attempt to reduce the size of your NTFS partition ONLY if you have at LEAST 15-20G of unused space on the partition. If your NTFS partition is fully utilized report back.

DataMan
by DataMan
Sun Dec 28, 2008 7:02 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Can I Partition This?
Replies: 8
Views: 719

Re: Can I Partition This?

Ok, There are a couple of things that might help you out. If you are able to boot to a CD: a. Boot to the Live CD version of the Mint version that you are using. b. BEFORE you attempt to install, go to System -> QTParted (for KDE) or System ->GParted (for Gnome). Launch the partition editor. c. Chec...
by DataMan
Mon Dec 22, 2008 6:09 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: multi-boot 3 linux os and installation issues
Replies: 11
Views: 1155

Re: multi-boot 3 linux os and installation issues

I guess I'm a bit puzzled by your question ( this may be caused by the fact that it's 04:53 here and I'm still on my first cup of coffee :) ).

Are you saying that the Mint 6 did not install where you wanted it to go?

Are you saying that your GRUB menu is not sequenced properly?

DataMan
by DataMan
Mon Dec 22, 2008 6:03 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Screensaver problem
Replies: 2
Views: 462

Re: Screensaver problem

Are you sure it's not working? I just tried it and the only thing that I noticed is that on the setup (preview) it takes about 10 seconds of so for the preview to actually show the screen saver content.

DataMan
by DataMan
Sat Dec 20, 2008 8:03 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Maybe a dumb question, but I really miss my Mint!!
Replies: 6
Views: 921

Re: Maybe a dumb question, but I really miss my Mint!!

I'd suggest re-downloading the Mint version(s) that you're interested in. Do the md5 checksum when you burn the iso. Also, do the "slow burn" as is commonly recommended. I can't remember, but if the LiveCD version has a check CD option for the initial bootup, do that before booting the LiveCD. Hope ...
by DataMan
Thu Dec 18, 2008 6:01 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: kernel help
Replies: 2
Views: 377

Re: kernel help

Did you take the time to read the WIKI? In there it explains everything you should need to build/install.

DataMan
by DataMan
Wed Dec 17, 2008 7:05 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: grub menu issue
Replies: 8
Views: 802

Re: grub menu issue

i've manually edited my menu.lst and removed the old 2.6.24 kernel that was listed, but i'd like the process to be automatic. i want update-grub to work. how can i fix my /usr so udpate-grub won't give me the error? One approach to this problem ("creeping-kernel-itus" in the boot menu) is to build ...
by DataMan
Wed Dec 17, 2008 8:17 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Mint Install vs. Synaptic. What is the difference?
Replies: 3
Views: 476

Re: Mint Install vs. Synaptic. What is the difference?

I am using Gnome with Felicia. Not sure whether it was an app or lib, but when I installed an app, I got the message that something had been upgraded. I assume that it would have been instantly obvious what was being changed in Synaptic, as it shows the individual libs as well. While you are going ...
by DataMan
Wed Dec 17, 2008 7:14 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Mint Install vs. Synaptic. What is the difference?
Replies: 3
Views: 476

Re: Mint Install vs. Synaptic. What is the difference?

If you're referring to the"software portal" in KDE (not sure what it's called in the Gnome version), there really isn't any difference that I could detect. It's just a different interface to the various repositories.

DataMan
by DataMan
Tue Dec 16, 2008 3:32 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Want to know more abt mint
Replies: 9
Views: 905

Re: Want to know more abt mint

Version 5 is released as stable (not under active development and de-bugging). As I stated above, it's the version that I am currently using. Since I installed and started using it, I must admit that it is one of the better executed distro's I have come across in many years (as in things just worked...
by DataMan
Tue Dec 16, 2008 1:02 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Want to know more abt mint
Replies: 9
Views: 905

Re: Want to know more abt mint

I am win32 user. I just installed ubuntu 8.10. I also seen linux mint 6 released. I want know is it better than ubuntu 8.10 for an windows user? I found ubuntu 8.10 bit of difficult,as i am complete noob in linux. is the interface of mint is easier than ubuntu? Welcome to the world of Linux operati...
by DataMan
Tue Dec 16, 2008 5:59 am
Forum: Other topics
Topic: E-Mail Harvesting
Replies: 1
Views: 388

E-Mail Harvesting

16-Dec-2008 Just wanted to let the collective know that I strongly suspect that there is some e-mail harvesting going on within the Mint boards. Just joined the forum recently and forgot to turn off the allow users to contact me via e-mail in the control panel. Started receiving spam this morning on...
by DataMan
Tue Dec 16, 2008 5:54 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Installing Mint 6
Replies: 2
Views: 361

Re: Installing Mint 6

If you have room on your hard drive, just carve out a new ext3 partition(s) and install Mint 6 in addition to Mint 5. That'll give you the opportunity to "kick the tires" in 6 while still retaining full functionality with your primary ops.

DataMan
by DataMan
Tue Dec 16, 2008 5:23 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: swtich to mint?
Replies: 8
Views: 720

Re: swtich to mint?

Hey Dataman thanks for the quick response. What do you mean by apt-on cd? apt-on-cd is in the repro's (I think you can find it by searching "aptoncd". Install it on both your Ubuntu ops and your Mint. In Ubuntu make a backup to iso. Burn the iso to a cd. Boot to Mint and access apt-on-cd. This time...
by DataMan
Mon Dec 15, 2008 8:40 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: swtich to mint?
Replies: 8
Views: 720

Re: swtich to mint?

Can I use the same home folder that I had with ubuntu if I back it up and restore it to use with Mint? I wouldn't recommend it. I would recommend building it clean. You can use apt-on-cd between the two ops to rebuild your installed apps. Case in point. I have Ubuntu 8.04, Kubuntu 7,10 and Kubuntu ...
by DataMan
Mon Dec 15, 2008 8:31 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: grub menu issue
Replies: 8
Views: 802

Re: grub menu issue

So restore your sources.list to it's previous state. This time un-comment one source at a time and try to do your update. You should be able to find the "offending" source this way. Also, as Fred mentioned, I also don't see the connection between a GRUB issue and what you are trying to do with the t...
by DataMan
Sat Dec 13, 2008 12:47 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Sharing /home across different distros?
Replies: 8
Views: 699

Re: Sharing /home across different distros?

I tried it briefly once a while ago. Can't remember the specifics of the sharing ops. I do know that, in my case, I ran into problems. My suggestion if you want to give it a wang is to backup your partition containing your /home BEFORE you attempt the common share. Change the fstab in your non-resid...

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