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by RIH
Sat Oct 05, 2019 4:20 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Slower and slower boot speed.
Replies: 2
Views: 93

Re: Slower and slower boot speed.

Put the following 2 commands into the terminal & then copy & paste the results back on this thread between the Code Display (</>) tags. systemd-analyze - this will show how long it actually took to boot. systemd-analyze blame - this will show which items took what time in descending time taken. I am...
by RIH
Thu Oct 03, 2019 11:50 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Mint Partition Seems to have disappeared
Replies: 17
Views: 342

Re: Mint Partition Seems to have disappeared

Ah you did

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inxi -fxz
not

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inxi -Fxz
Unfortunately in Linux size sometimes does matter... :D

If you re-do using a capital F then you will give a great deal more information..
by RIH
Thu Oct 03, 2019 11:26 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Mint Partition Seems to have disappeared
Replies: 17
Views: 342

Re: Mint Partition Seems to have disappeared

Fire up GParted in your live session & post a print of what your drives show back here would be a good starting point..
Or just

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inxi -Fxz
in Terminal & copy the output back here between the Code Display Tags (</>) also might be very useful...
by RIH
Wed Oct 02, 2019 11:14 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Dumb Question re updating
Replies: 5
Views: 160

Re: Dumb Question re updating

It is not unusual for the number of updates - the number will continue to grow for new installs. As log as you had no issues with your original install concerning things like wi-fi or video cards then my personal approach would be to install all the updates immediately & continue to do so as soon as...
by RIH
Wed Oct 02, 2019 9:25 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How to change your own Linux?
Replies: 12
Views: 306

Re: How to change your own Linux?

If you want your own Linux system then I guess Linux From Scratch is a good place to start. http://www.linuxfromscratch.org/lfs/ If you just want to personalise a version of Mint then I guess it very much depends how severe those customisation are... There are certainly a couple of very knowledgeabl...
by RIH
Wed Oct 02, 2019 9:06 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: SOLVED chrome/brave browser: temporarily use other search engine
Replies: 4
Views: 141

Re: chrome/brave browser: temporarily use other search engine

I gather than DuckDuckGo uses a system it calls 'Bangs' in order to search just a specific site for a term. To search for content more quickly from a specific website, DuckDuckGo comes with a feature called Bangs. Bangs are a feature of DuckDuckGo that allow you to search for your search terms direc...
by RIH
Tue Oct 01, 2019 10:15 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Brasero error 2856 bug, again, and again
Replies: 19
Views: 528

Re: Brasero error 2856 bug, again, and again

19.2 Mint comes with Brasero 3.12.1 as well.

Like you, Stefano, I have never had issues with it burning ISO's to CD or DVD.
Never tried a Blue Ray though!!
by RIH
Mon Sep 30, 2019 9:21 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: SOLVED: Cannot boot after installing Linux Mint Cinnamon
Replies: 97
Views: 2832

Re: Cannot boot after installing Linux Mint Cinnamon

wannabelinuxguy wrote:
Mon Sep 30, 2019 9:00 pm
I have a few questions re going through the motions of setting up Linux via those "Launch" options. Should I post those here or in a new thread?
Yes, I think that a new thread is the correct approach.
by RIH
Mon Sep 30, 2019 8:56 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: SOLVED: Cannot boot after installing Linux Mint Cinnamon
Replies: 97
Views: 2832

Re: Cannot boot after installing Linux Mint Cinnamon

Congratulations wannabelinuxguy.
Can you mark the topic as SOLVED by adding that word to the original post title.
That helps future viewers in a search to resolve a similar issue.

Well done, pbear - you got him there in the end!! :D
by RIH
Mon Sep 30, 2019 8:49 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: My Opinion
Replies: 20
Views: 850

Re: My Opinion

I think that, unless someone has an old machine with limited resources, choice of Desktop is a very personal issue. If resources are limited then Mate is a better choice than Cinnamon. Personally I don't have resource issues & love Cinnamon. Indeed if Mint was abandoned for some reason then I would ...
by RIH
Fri Sep 27, 2019 9:53 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Column Formatting LibreOffice (Solved)
Replies: 2
Views: 105

Re: Column Formatting LibreOffice

Go into Format, User Designed & add the following for Format Code

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[RED]#,##0"°C";[BLUE]-#,##0"°C"
This will give you a red for a positive number & a blue for a negative one.
Degrees C.png
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by RIH
Sat Sep 21, 2019 9:22 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Unwated/unplanned restarts
Replies: 8
Views: 187

Re: Unwated/unplanned restarts

As far as kernels are concerned i only keep 2. The newest 1 that is running currently & the last one that ran with zero issues - usually the 1 that was running before the latest 1. If you ever need an even earlier 1 then it is easy enough to install that through Update Manager. As for how much free ...
by RIH
Sat Sep 21, 2019 2:21 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: GRUB won't let me to enter BIOS
Replies: 19
Views: 611

Re: GRUB won't let me to enter BIOS

Doesn't your Lenovo laptop have what Lenovo call a '1 key recovery' button? It is a very small button located near (in my case) the power in cable. You need something like a paper clip to press it. You press it while the laptop is powered off & it will then immediately automatically boot into the BI...
by RIH
Fri Sep 20, 2019 11:09 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Supporting other PCs via a remote app "NoMachine"
Replies: 3
Views: 231

Re: Supporting other PCs via a remote app "NoMachine"

Yes, I tried various methods to connect my downstairs desktop to my upstairs laptop. All failed either to work at all or after a re-boot. Much of that fault undoubtedly lay with me & a lack of understanding but a fail is a fail no matter why.. :D Then someone on here recommended NoMachine. I found t...
by RIH
Fri Sep 20, 2019 9:59 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: SOLVED: Cannot boot after installing Linux Mint Cinnamon
Replies: 97
Views: 2832

Re: Cannot boot after installing Linux Mint Cinnamon

Would the answer be to re-install Windows 7 in UEFI & then Mint can be installed the same??

Other than that.... given that Win 7 is EOF in a couple of months - ditch Win 7 all together & install Mint in a single boot system??
by RIH
Fri Sep 20, 2019 9:51 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: When can I remove old kernel versions?
Replies: 5
Views: 123

Re: When can I remove old kernel versions?

barddzen wrote:
Fri Sep 20, 2019 9:47 pm
Thanks I was finding a lot of articles on the how but not when.
The new Update Manager has a Remove Kernels Button - it lists all the old kernels & you can click a tick box for any that you do not want to remove.
kernels.png
by RIH
Fri Sep 20, 2019 9:48 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: When can I remove old kernel versions?
Replies: 5
Views: 123

Re: When can I remove old kernel versions?

Personally I remove all but the kernel that I am actually using plus the last one 1 used that worked well before that. My thoughts being that if the latest kernel should suddenly develop issues I have 1 that was working well before to fall back onto. If you have series 5 kernels downloaded though yo...
by RIH
Fri Sep 20, 2019 9:24 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Dual boot strategy
Replies: 36
Views: 911

Re: Dual boot strategy

It is your equipment, your choice Peter.. :D There are advantages/disadvantages to using VB & there are advantages/disadvantages to using multiple boot. As pbear rightly says not all Distributions play well with VB & some don't play at all. Equally not all OS's play well with multi boot (MXLinux was...
by RIH
Fri Sep 20, 2019 8:05 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Dual boot strategy
Replies: 36
Views: 911

Re: Dual boot strategy

I have a 1TB USB hard drive attached to the desktop. It is formatted as a single partition. In my case as a NTFS drive (because I am dual booting Mint/Win 7 & win 7 uses it as a data drive as well). If I was single booting Mint then it would have been ext4. When I create a new guest i direct VB to c...
by RIH
Fri Sep 20, 2019 1:51 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Dual boot strategy
Replies: 36
Views: 911

Re: Dual boot strategy

I am surprised that you are even considering this, given you have mastered VirtualBox. 50GB Dynamical allocated virtual hard disks for most OS's (100 for Windows if you are looking at using Office as well). Plus a 'Shared Area' of about 100GB that can be accessed by all. As many OS's available as yo...

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