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by DataMan
Sat Dec 21, 2013 8:09 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Install mint only on root partition?
Replies: 5
Views: 637

Re: Install mint only on root partition?

You would be better served to just install the whole shabang of Mint on it's own partition. At installation, it will automatically pickup the /swap so you needn't concern yourself with that. The /home is another whole creature: If you use a common /home between Ubuntu and Mint, depending upon the vi...
by DataMan
Tue Dec 17, 2013 8:32 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: partitioning for windows7 and Mint (SOLVED)
Replies: 6
Views: 579

Re: partitioning for windows7 and Mint

This topic has been covered so many times on the forums.

If you haven't already, I'd suggest reading the Mint Manual. I believe there is a section dedicated to partitioning.
http://www.linuxmint.com/documentation.php.

If questions persist, you might try the :Search" option in the forums.

-DataMan
by DataMan
Fri Dec 13, 2013 5:46 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Raid1 or mintbackup for noob?
Replies: 5
Views: 587

Re: Raid1 or mintbackup for noob?

Unless you need full incremental backup on a daily basis, you might consider taking a look at one of the partition level backup engines. I use fsarchiver on a weekly basis (backing up 17 parititions some of which are in the 100G size range). -DataMan ok, I looked at fsarchiver, and i like this opti...
by DataMan
Wed Dec 11, 2013 4:23 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Raid1 or mintbackup for noob?
Replies: 5
Views: 587

Re: Raid1 or mintbackup for noob?

Unless you need full incremental backup on a daily basis, you might consider taking a look at one of the partition level backup engines. I use fsarchiver on a weekly basis (backing up 17 parititions some of which are in the 100G size range).

-DataMan
by DataMan
Sun Oct 20, 2013 7:33 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: disk failure imminent
Replies: 11
Views: 2004

Re: disk failure imminent

I think it's finally happened... my laptop was running this morning, no problems, it's been acting a LITTLE funny the last 2 days, a little laggy, especially when closing tabs on firefox, I unplugged it and tossed it into the truck today, went to the gym, came to work, it had gone into standby mode...
by DataMan
Fri Oct 11, 2013 3:50 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: LAMP Localhost not showing folder copied from windows
Replies: 2
Views: 366

Re: LAMP Localhost not showing folder copied from windows

If you copied a folder into /var/www, then you would need to include the folder in your url path as in

http://localhost/my_added_folder/index.php

And yes you will need to mod the permissions and ownership within /var/www if you want to live-edit files folders.

Hope this helps.

-DataMan
by DataMan
Mon Sep 09, 2013 8:43 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: mp3 organizer and tagger needed
Replies: 1
Views: 312

Re: mp3 organizer and tagger needed

The possibility to also change the mp3-tags of individual files would be a great plus.
Try EasyTag (it's in the repositories).

-DataMan
by DataMan
Fri Sep 06, 2013 6:09 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Hiding some windows partitions.
Replies: 5
Views: 1275

Re: Hiding some windows partitions.

Additionally, if the partitions are appearing on the desktop, change the mount point to a directory other than /media (i.e. /mnt).

-DataMan
by DataMan
Thu Jun 27, 2013 5:43 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Importing data and settings
Replies: 4
Views: 241

Re: Importing data and settings

What I typically do when I build a new version of Mint (new install) is to build the apps fresh. When the apps have been built, I then mount my stable production /home and: 1. rename the application folders in the destination /home ie .mozilla -> .mozilla-orig 2. I then drag from the stable /home to...
by DataMan
Mon Jun 24, 2013 3:37 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Partition Selection Question
Replies: 3
Views: 276

Re: Partition Selection Question

Yes

But be aware that if you want to create "unallocated" space later on (for your new partition), you will need to shrink your Mint partition down in size first. This shrinking activity can be a very long process depending upon a number of variables.

-DataMan
by DataMan
Mon Jun 17, 2013 5:10 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: install mint 15 over mint 14 kde
Replies: 3
Views: 276

Re: install mint 15 over mint 14 kde

Assuming you have backed up any needed data residing in the partition where 14 lives beforehand, just kick off the installer. When it come to the point of a decision on where to install Mint, select the Advanced option. Identify the partition where M14 now resides and choose the "/" as the option. T...
by DataMan
Tue Jun 04, 2013 4:18 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: MySQL Sock missing
Replies: 5
Views: 1351

Re: MySQL Sock missing

I think my short install paper is a bit more concise. It works in all versions of Mint from 9->14.

[url]http://www.boomerclan.info/techpaperslx/72-lamp-server-installation.html[/url]

-DataMan
by DataMan
Wed May 22, 2013 5:19 am
Forum: MATE
Topic: How to change Screen Resolution in Mint 14
Replies: 3
Views: 28556

Re: How to change Screen Resolution in Mint 14

Sounds like you are missing the required video driver. Try installing the correct driver (Control Panel - Hardware - Additional Drivers) and you should be able to adjust your resolution.

-DataMan
by DataMan
Wed May 15, 2013 4:06 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Uninstalling/installing apache2
Replies: 8
Views: 2199

Re: Uninstalling/installing apache2

Look and see if you have any content in /var/www

-DataMan
by DataMan
Tue May 14, 2013 5:32 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Terminal Emulator
Replies: 2
Views: 368

Re: Terminal Emulator

I found the following apps in synaptic which may provide you with the tools you are looking for:

gnome-terminal

vttest

I have no knowledge or use of either of these apps. This should provide you with a starting point in your investigation.

-DataMan
by DataMan
Mon May 13, 2013 2:41 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: HELP!! "tasksel" removed my desktop and many applications!!
Replies: 7
Views: 2228

Re: HELP!! "tasksel" removed my desktop and many application

To add to the recently resurrected fray. Tasksel was removed as a default install many generations ago (by Ubuntu & Mint). <opinion>Just a guess but it was probably removed for good reason. Too many users were arbitrarily "de-selecting" apps / libraries that they didn't understand the consequences t...
by DataMan
Sun May 12, 2013 6:37 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: List of scanners that work with Mate [Solved]
Replies: 1
Views: 280

Re: List of scanners that work with Mate

Although not inclusive, I'd suggest starting with the Mint Community web site hardware area: http://community.linuxmint.com/hardware/welcome This should give you a starting point with respect to Mint compatibility submitted by users of Mint. The other resource I'd recommend is to check the sane site...
by DataMan
Wed May 08, 2013 5:15 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Using Windows D:\ drive for /home
Replies: 5
Views: 889

Re: Using Windows D:\ drive for /home

David,

If you have the real estate on your hard drive, why not just create a separate ntfs partition. That way the data on it will make Windows happy and Linux is built-in versitile enough to deal with data on ntfs.

Just a thought.

-DataMan
by DataMan
Sat May 04, 2013 5:11 am
Forum: Other topics
Topic: What to delete before taking a system snapshot
Replies: 7
Views: 1324

Re: What to delete before taking a system snapshot

Look in your menu for Bleachbit. When it was installed from synaptic it should have created 2 instances in the menu, 1 root and one juts named Bleachbit.

-DataMan
by DataMan
Fri May 03, 2013 5:23 am
Forum: Other topics
Topic: What to delete before taking a system snapshot
Replies: 7
Views: 1324

Re: What to delete before taking a system snapshot

I agree. This is exacly what I do on a weekly basis (2x - once before updates and once after) 1. Clean out e-mail etc. 2. Run Bleachbit 2x (root and normal) as they have some different cleanup points. 3. Archive #1 via fsarchiver 4. Re-boot (I run fsarchiver native boot) and upgrade. 5. Repeat the B...

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