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by tomliotta
Fri Aug 15, 2014 9:35 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [Solved] Mint 13 LiveDVD unrecognized
Replies: 11
Views: 718

Re: Mint 13 LiveDVD unrecognized

From the download page, the md5 sum is : c4dac97e2113fee6183ce06355116301 From the downloaded .ISO : toml@mintLTx ~ $ cd ~/Desktop toml@mintLTx ~/Desktop $ md5sum linuxmint-13-cinnamon-dvd-nocodecs-32bit.iso c4dac97e2113fee6183ce06355116301 linuxmint-13-cinnamon-dvd-nocodecs-32bit.iso Using the F12=...
by tomliotta
Fri Aug 15, 2014 7:29 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [Solved] Mint 13 LiveDVD unrecognized
Replies: 11
Views: 718

Re: Mint 13 LiveDVD unrecognized

It's on an old IBM T22 laptop, currently running two separate installs of LM12 with multiple configuration differences. I'm running various tests and intend to replace the original LM12 with LM13, then go forward to whatever step seems reasonable for learning more. The T22 has a standard (for IBM T2...
by tomliotta
Fri Aug 15, 2014 2:22 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [Solved] Mint 13 LiveDVD unrecognized
Replies: 11
Views: 718

[Solved] Mint 13 LiveDVD unrecognized

I burned a Kubuntu .ISO DVD, and there are no problems using it. I boot the laptop and it boots from the DVD. I do the same with a Mint 13 (nocodecs) .ISO using the same DVD+R media with the same burner, and the laptop can't recognize that the DVD has anything on it. The LM13 DVD works fine on at le...
by tomliotta
Thu Aug 14, 2014 11:20 pm
Forum: Non-technical Questions
Topic: "Ignored" terms in forum search
Replies: 14
Views: 2540

Re: "Ignored" terms in forum search

I'm well aware that other search engines can get the job done, but that doesn't answer the question of why it can't be done within the site itself. The site's search is regularly ineffective, so the question could be more general about why a search feature is even presented. Since I most often have ...
by tomliotta
Thu Aug 14, 2014 9:42 am
Forum: Non-technical Questions
Topic: "Ignored" terms in forum search
Replies: 14
Views: 2540

Re: "Ignored" terms in forum search

BTW, I did just find a related forum topic for my "system +font" issue through a google search. Though it didn't address my desktop type, it gave me enough ideas to look in a few different places; and I found where the setting was. It wasn't an answer exactly, but it was here in this forum and I wor...
by tomliotta
Thu Aug 14, 2014 9:15 am
Forum: Non-technical Questions
Topic: "Ignored" terms in forum search
Replies: 14
Views: 2540

"Ignored" terms in forum search

Why are so many useful (critical?) terms ignored in forum searches? It makes it difficult to narrow down a number of sets of results. I tried to find any threads about "root partition" but 'root' is an ignored word. The resulting list of topics was huge since partition shows up many times, and I nev...
by tomliotta
Tue Aug 12, 2014 4:35 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [Solved] Delete old mount point
Replies: 9
Views: 1285

Re: [Solved] Delete old mount point

Why? Simple standards? It helps in keeping things organized if you have several devices attached like an external disk, flash drive and camera etc. You would easily find your files in /media/flash, media/camera etc. That's kind of what I would expect. But that seems different from a (permanent) par...
by tomliotta
Tue Aug 12, 2014 1:02 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [Solved] Delete old mount point
Replies: 9
Views: 1285

Re: [Solved] Delete old mount point

Also you should set them up in /media for local attached devices... Why? Simple standards? It worked as expected, though something beyond what I tried could be missed; so any added info is probably going to be useful at some point, especially for complications that aren't obvious. No need for lengt...
by tomliotta
Tue Aug 12, 2014 12:38 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [Solved] Delete old mount point
Replies: 9
Views: 1285

Re: Delete old mount point

I'm curious to see your fstab entry and where the mountpoint is. Apologies, but I saw your request too late for most of it. The fstab entry (but uncommented) is: # UUID=1c65b66a-a933-40eb-9198-a0d52eb185f8 /P2 ext4 defaults,errors=remount-ro 0 2 That's all that remains, I expect. I can look to see ...
by tomliotta
Mon Aug 11, 2014 11:29 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [Solved] Delete old mount point
Replies: 9
Views: 1285

Re: Delete old mount point

I didn't "create" /P2. It was created by the system after rebooting with the modified fstab. No mkdir at all on my part. I'm becoming aware that that's probably not how it should've been done, but that's what learning is like. Also, if rmdir at a command-line would work, why would 'Delete' be unavai...
by tomliotta
Mon Aug 11, 2014 7:00 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [Solved] Delete old mount point
Replies: 9
Views: 1285

[Solved] Delete old mount point

Background: Installed Mint 12 on an old laptop w/20GB HDD. It worked at least as good as the Win2k it wrote over, so I was more than happy. I worked at getting it as patched with as much as seemed useful. Then, I cloned the HDD to a 40 GB with two 20 GB partitions. Swapped the drives, and it booted ...
by tomliotta
Sun Aug 10, 2014 2:53 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [Solved] Disk error checks and unmount
Replies: 5
Views: 615

Re: [Solved] Disk error checks and unmount

Okay, thanks all. Looks like plenty of info that covers everything needed for now. Multiple alternatives with different perspectives.

Off to learn more...

Tom
by tomliotta
Sun Aug 10, 2014 12:08 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [Solved] Disk error checks and unmount
Replies: 5
Views: 615

Re: Disk error checks and unmount

Oops never do that [actually you can't do that, it's always 'busy']. That sounds more rational than the incomplete references I've seen elsewhere. But it sure seemed worth asking first, even if it would've stopped me. Linux will correct a 'dirty' root file system when it boots. If you want a more t...
by tomliotta
Sat Aug 09, 2014 9:53 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [Solved] Disk error checks and unmount
Replies: 5
Views: 615

[Solved] Disk error checks and unmount

I'd like to use the Disk Utility to check/fix bad blocks, etc.; but I see various (probably good) recommendations to unmount the file system first. Though that makes good-sounding sense, what exactly does it mean? That is, I'm running LM from the file system, no? If I unmount it and run a function, ...
by tomliotta
Thu Aug 07, 2014 5:02 am
Forum: Rules & Notices
Topic: Forum Rules, Guidelines, and Policy
Replies: 22
Views: 663258

Re: Forum Rules, Guidelines, and Policy

@proxima_centauri: I should've tried that, but... :? Well, thanks much.

Tom
by tomliotta
Wed Aug 06, 2014 7:31 am
Forum: Rules & Notices
Topic: Forum Rules, Guidelines, and Policy
Replies: 22
Views: 663258

Re: Forum Rules, Guidelines, and Policy

I'd like to post a question about the FAQ , but it's not clear where it should go. Since this topic covers guidelines, etc., it seems as good as anywhere. Under the What is BBCode? topic, it says "For more information on BBCode see the guide which can be accessed from the posting page." What 'guide'...
by tomliotta
Wed Aug 06, 2014 7:16 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Broadcom bcm43236 issue (title was Dual booting)
Replies: 37
Views: 4527

Re: Broadcom bcm43236 issue (title was Dual booting)

A lot of "Broadcom" related problems can be resolved by following the steps in Installing Broadcom Wireless Drivers . It's a lengthy post with lots of good info about the overall problem with "Broadcom" devices. Summary of the three steps: 1. Knowing what Broadcom Wireless Card you have 2. Preparing...
by tomliotta
Tue Aug 05, 2014 11:50 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Update/upgrade method differences
Replies: 3
Views: 430

Re: Update/upgrade method differences

@Karl: Thanks first for the User Guide link. It made it obvious to me that I hadn't explored the main Linuxmint.com home page closely enough. Now the User Guide link there is impossible to miss. And you're right that the referenced laptop is probably too old/weak; but I'm going to clone the HDD to ...
by tomliotta
Tue Aug 05, 2014 7:27 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Update/upgrade method differences
Replies: 3
Views: 430

Update/upgrade method differences

Skip to "The Point" to avoid the background. Long-time software developer, but new to Linux. I'm working at getting (almost) all of my PC systems over to Linux, and Mint is looking like the best choice for the PCs I'm working on now. My wife's PC was the first to get the treatment. As WinXP passed e...

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