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by natchezjohn
Fri Sep 29, 2017 9:24 am
Forum: Releases & Announcements
Topic: Linux Mint 18.2 “Sonya” MATE released!
Replies: 7
Views: 5305

Re: Linux Mint 18.2 “Sonya” MATE released!

DEFINITELY the best yet. I have been an active pc guy since getting my first one in 1998. I had become totally unhappy with windows and not knowing there was an alternative I had pretty much lost interest in computers. I discovered linux with Mint 6 or so. What a revelation! Computers could be fun! ...
by natchezjohn
Thu Aug 24, 2017 6:46 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: HP Wireless scanner not working
Replies: 1
Views: 499

Re: HP Wireless scanner not working

OK I installed the hplip package for LM 17.3. What do I do to scan?
by natchezjohn
Thu Aug 24, 2017 5:33 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: HP Wireless scanner not working
Replies: 1
Views: 499

HP Wireless scanner not working

I have HP officejet 8720 (wireless connected) - running LM 17.3 mate
Printer installed and working but I can't get it to scan.
by natchezjohn
Sun Feb 26, 2017 11:33 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [Solved]17.3 Mate boot problem
Replies: 3
Views: 264

Re: 17.3 Mate boot problem

What the heck - I had a backup of my home folder so I just reinstalled 17.3. Much fresher and cleaner.
You mess around long enough to screw it up.
by natchezjohn
Sun Feb 26, 2017 9:50 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [Solved]17.3 Mate boot problem
Replies: 3
Views: 264

Re: 17.3 Mate boot problem

I ctrl-alt-t and AHA got a terminal - sudo startx and got that darn kde based desktop which does NOT seem to give the "login required" thingee. When I logout it just returns me to the terminal.
Progress but no help so far in getting back to my linux mint mate desktop.
by natchezjohn
Sun Feb 26, 2017 8:58 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [Solved]17.3 Mate boot problem
Replies: 3
Views: 264

[Solved]17.3 Mate boot problem

I installed "publishing applications" with tasksel and it created another desktop which was totally unacceptable - SOOOO I activated logon required at startup, chose my 17.3, logged on deactivated logon required, restarted and now I only get my desktop image. I can't do ANYTHING with it. P...
by natchezjohn
Tue Feb 14, 2017 4:10 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [Solved] install os on usb hdd with NO effect on host machine
Replies: 7
Views: 385

Re: install os on usb hdd with NO effect on host machine

austin-texas had it RIGHT!

Thank you VERY much
by natchezjohn
Tue Feb 14, 2017 11:44 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [Solved] install os on usb hdd with NO effect on host machine
Replies: 7
Views: 385

Re: install os on usb hdd with NO effect on host machine

Thank you for your responses I'll check them out and post results.
john
by natchezjohn
Tue Feb 14, 2017 10:39 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [Solved] install os on usb hdd with NO effect on host machine
Replies: 7
Views: 385

[Solved] install os on usb hdd with NO effect on host machine

I've installed to WD My Passport successfully BUT doing so changes grub on the host machine even though I select the guest hdd as the boot choice. How can I install os on usb hdd with NO effect on host machine?
by natchezjohn
Thu Jan 26, 2017 7:25 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Install windows 10 on usb hd
Replies: 6
Views: 522

Re: Install windows 10 on usb hd

Thank you, I feared it was so.
by natchezjohn
Wed Jan 25, 2017 8:05 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Install windows 10 on usb hd
Replies: 6
Views: 522

Re: Install windows 10 on usb hd

Re:winToUSB
Program Error from wine
http://natchezms.us/Screenshot.jpg
by natchezjohn
Wed Jan 25, 2017 3:58 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Install windows 10 on usb hd
Replies: 6
Views: 522

Re: Install windows 10 on usb hd

There are several methods and free apps found on a search BUT all of them are executed from an existing windows installation.
by natchezjohn
Wed Jan 25, 2017 2:54 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Install windows 10 on usb hd
Replies: 6
Views: 522

Install windows 10 on usb hd

I have mint 17.3. It is the only OS on the drive.
Is it possible to install windows 10 on my usb3 1tb WD Mypassport? If so how?
by natchezjohn
Wed Feb 03, 2016 10:12 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: SOLVED: Will not install
Replies: 22
Views: 994

SOLVED: Re: Will not install

YES!! Delete key brings up BIOs which includes boot order. I booted to a usb installer and ir worked fine. Installed 17.3.

Obviously there is something wrong with the dvd reader.
by natchezjohn
Tue Feb 02, 2016 9:35 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: SOLVED: Will not install
Replies: 22
Views: 994

Re: Will not install

Yes it's mint4win. I only used that because I couldn't get mint 17 to load on boot. I'm going to cease attempting to install mint until I can get into bios to see if indeed the problem is therein. I can't attempt to do so until later today. I'll get back with results later. Thank you ALL very much f...
by natchezjohn
Tue Feb 02, 2016 9:18 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: SOLVED: Will not install
Replies: 22
Views: 994

Re: Will not install

I'm lost as to your terminology sorry, when you installed you would have had the choice of install alongside windows, or something else, the 'something else' would have sent you off to manually partition and choose which partition or drive to tell the installer to put mint. Other than that if you u...
by natchezjohn
Tue Feb 02, 2016 8:59 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: SOLVED: Will not install
Replies: 22
Views: 994

Re: Will not install

Are you getting a blinking cursor in the top left screen corner or grub prompt when this happens? Edit: Getting choice - windows or mint(installed within windows). Chose mint got black screen. You chose ' Alongside ' windows when installing? Didn't intall along side windows. Installed within window...
by natchezjohn
Tue Feb 02, 2016 8:57 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: SOLVED: Will not install
Replies: 22
Views: 994

Re: Will not install

No
by natchezjohn
Tue Feb 02, 2016 8:46 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: SOLVED: Will not install
Replies: 22
Views: 994

Re: Will not install

Getting choice - windows or mint(installed within windows). Chose mint got black screen.
by natchezjohn
Mon Feb 01, 2016 11:24 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: SOLVED: Will not install
Replies: 22
Views: 994

Re: Will not install

atari800 wrote:Have you tried both 32bit and 64 bit Linux Mint installs?
Yes I have

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