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by EdQld
Sat Jul 25, 2015 8:08 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Mint 17.2 MATE 64bit random Freezes
Replies: 4
Views: 625

Re: Mint 17.2 MATE 64bit random Freezes

Thanks Pjtr for your help, I'm not confident about making the changes you suggested, I'm not that skilled with PC's, so I have purchased a HP Pavilion 23 PC for my Wife and trying again
by EdQld
Thu Jul 16, 2015 1:08 am
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Mint 17.2 MATE 64bit random Freezes
Replies: 4
Views: 625

Re: Mint 17.2 MATE 64bit random Freezes

Thanks Pjotr, here is the output requested: System: Host: aly-Aspire-ZC-606 Kernel: 3.16.0-38-generic x86_64 (64 bit, gcc: 4.8.2) Desktop: MATE 1.10.0 Distro: Linux Mint 17.2 Rafaela Machine: System: Acer product: Aspire ZC-606 Mobo: Acer model: IAXBT-BL version: 1.02 Bios: American Megatrends versi...
by EdQld
Tue Jul 14, 2015 8:53 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Mint 17.2 MATE 64bit random Freezes
Replies: 4
Views: 625

Mint 17.2 MATE 64bit random Freezes

After multiple issues, I finally get my Wife's Acer ZC-606 AIO PC (4GB RAM & Intel Celeron CPU J1900) up and running as a Dual Boot with Win 8.1 Now however I am coping flack from her because Mint 17.2 MATE 64bit is randomly freezing way too often and she needs to get it working again by doing a col...
by EdQld
Sat Jul 11, 2015 9:35 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Dual Boot Win8.1 & Mint17.2 Problem (SOLVED)
Replies: 2
Views: 369

Re: Dual Boot Win8.1 & Mint17.2 Problem (SOLVED)

Hi Derek_S, LOL, yes our posts crossed, yet I very much appreciate your willingness to help me out and the comprehensive and easy to understand suggestions for solving my problem! I have copied your advice for future reference :) I take it the last suggestion to mount my Data partition is a simpler ...
by EdQld
Wed Jul 08, 2015 9:58 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Dual Boot Win8.1 & Mint17.2 Problem (SOLVED)
Replies: 2
Views: 369

Dual Boot Win8.1 & Mint17.2 Problem (SOLVED)

Tearing my hair out! I spent days trying to get my Wife's Acer ZC-606 AIO PC to Dual Boot, with multiple failed attempts, including trying to get it to work by installing Mint to a Ext USB HDD and multiple forum sessions to try a fix up all the issues I came across. Finally, last night I succeeded i...
by EdQld
Tue Jul 07, 2015 5:04 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: How to Add GRUB2 to a Mint 17.2 Ext USB HDD
Replies: 3
Views: 435

Re: How to Add GRUB2 to a Mint 17.2 Ext USB HDD

OK, I tried dev/sdb & dev/sdb1, but both produced the following Error:
"grub-install.real:error: cannot find EFI directory"

Note: My "Boot Folder" on the Ext HDD contains sub-folders "efi" & "grub"

Any suggestions?
by EdQld
Tue Jul 07, 2015 4:41 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: How to Add GRUB2 to a Mint 17.2 Ext USB HDD
Replies: 3
Views: 435

Re: How to Add GRUB2 to a Mint 17.2 Ext USB HDD

Verify what identifier your external is by typing sudo fdisk -l From what you are saying it is probably on /dev/sdb. The number isn't important since you are using that partition. Type this line, replacing "X" with the appropriate letter sudo grub-install --root-directory=/mnt/ /dev/sdX This should...
by EdQld
Sun Jul 05, 2015 7:00 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: How to Add GRUB2 to a Mint 17.2 Ext USB HDD
Replies: 3
Views: 435

How to Add GRUB2 to a Mint 17.2 Ext USB HDD

How to Add GRUB2 to a Mint 17.2 Ext USB HDD I have installed Mint 17.2 on a Ext USB 3.0 HDD and customised it the way I want, however, although I created a separate EFI boot directory during the install process, pointing to the Ext HDD, GRUB2 still loaded part or all of itself onto the Win 8.1 Acer...
by EdQld
Fri Jul 03, 2015 1:53 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Dual Boot attempt -doesn't see Win 8.1 (SOLVED)
Replies: 9
Views: 794

Re: Dual Boot attempt -doesn't see Win 8.1

WoW, Thank you srs5694 for such a comprehensive reply to my Post, it gives me a much better understanding of the issues involved :D Yes, it is the problem of the "Installation Type" screen does not show an option to install side-by-side with Windows :( It is such a shame that Mint and similar Distro...
by EdQld
Thu Jul 02, 2015 6:12 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Dual Boot attempt -doesn't see Win 8.1 (SOLVED)
Replies: 9
Views: 794

Re: Dual Boot attempt -doesn't see Win 8.1

LOL - I can't seem to take a trick on this project :-( After Disabling Win fast startup; Secure Boot & Fast Boot, I thought I might be home, but Mint Install still fails to see Win8.1 and hence no Dual Boot option OK, I might try an earlier suggestion of running Mint from an Ext USD HDD 3.0, well af...
by EdQld
Thu Jul 02, 2015 5:49 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Dual Boot attempt -doesn't see Win 8.1 (SOLVED)
Replies: 9
Views: 794

Re: Dual Boot attempt -doesn't see Win 8.1

I confirmed I was booting EFI mode and both Secure Boot & Fast Startup were disabled Notice Fast start-up in Windows is quite different to Fast Boot or Quick boot option in UEFI/BIOS setting. Both must to be disabled, also Secure Boot.. Thanks heaps Jopeta for hanging in there and trying to help me...
by EdQld
Thu Jul 02, 2015 1:30 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Dual Boot attempt -doesn't see Win 8.1 (SOLVED)
Replies: 9
Views: 794

Re: Dual Boot attempt -doesn't see Win 8.1

The link to the Install instructions was clear & detailed, I confirmed I was booting EFI mode and both Secure Boot & Fast Startup were disabled, But alas, Mint Installer fails to see Win install :( Took another look at my BIOS settings and changed EFI mode to Launch CSM (Always). On boot-up it now r...
by EdQld
Wed Jul 01, 2015 6:13 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Dual Boot attempt -doesn't see Win 8.1 (SOLVED)
Replies: 9
Views: 794

Re: Dual Boot attempt -doesn't see Win 8.1

Hi EdQld! Today, stable release of Linux Mint 17.2 “Rafaela” is out, so better try a new USB Live from Windows with Rufus . Last time Mint's USB image writer works for me with 17.2 RC. Look here and do not forget disable fast start-up in Windows setting, enable UEFI mode and disable Secure Boot (al...
by EdQld
Tue Jun 30, 2015 8:26 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Dual Boot attempt -doesn't see Win 8.1 (SOLVED)
Replies: 9
Views: 794

Dual Boot attempt -doesn't see Win 8.1 (SOLVED)

Hi, after finally getting a Live USB of Mint 17.2 RC to boot (by disabling Secure Boot), when I tried to install it to the HDD it did Not give me a Dual Boot option, instead it says there is no other OS installed ie it doesn't see the Win 8.1 install How can I get it to see Win 8.1 and let me Dual B...
by EdQld
Tue Jun 30, 2015 3:22 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Blank Screen on Booting Live DVD Mint 17.2 (Solved)
Replies: 6
Views: 699

Re: Blank Screen on Booting Live DVD Mint 17.2

If you are using the 17.2 RC be patient and wait for the release. The final release version should have some updates that solved this exact problem for me and my daughters laptop. You might get lucky and it will just work. If that's what your already using then disregard this message. :D Thanks for...
by EdQld
Tue Jun 30, 2015 12:33 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Blank Screen on Booting Live DVD Mint 17.2 (Solved)
Replies: 6
Views: 699

Re: Blank Screen on Booting Live DVD Mint 17.2

Thanks very much seeley for your reply I checked BIOS and: I could not see UEFI-BIOS Secure Boot > Enabled Fast Boot > Disabled If I disable Secure Boot would that solve this problem? I want to setup a dual boot with Mint & Win, with Secure Boot Disabled, will that affect loading/running Win 8.1? Th...
by EdQld
Mon Jun 29, 2015 1:10 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Blank Screen on Booting Live DVD Mint 17.2 (Solved)
Replies: 6
Views: 699

Blank Screen on Booting Live DVD Mint 17.2 (Solved)

Mint 17.1 & 17.2 fail to boot on my wife’s Acer ZC-606 AIO PC with Win8.1 64bit; 4GB RAM & Intel Celeron CPU J1900 I get to the splash screen to load Mint but when I click Enter, all I get is a blank screen :( I have tried with a Live DVD downloaded & burnt from my main PC (which does boot without a...
by EdQld
Sat Jan 10, 2015 7:12 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Linx Mint 17 freezes on Logo, no problems in recovery mode
Replies: 7
Views: 937

Re: Linx Mint 17 freezes on Logo, no problems in recovery mo

I had the same problem, Mint15 ran well on my HP TouchSmart AIO but after installing Mint17.1 and spending hours installing my data, programs & settings, a reboot froze at the mint Logo. Several attempts failed and even in recovery mode it would still freeze! In the end I had to go back to Mint15. I...
by EdQld
Fri Feb 08, 2013 7:41 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Thunderbird difficulty with sending photos
Replies: 6
Views: 667

Re: Thunderbird difficulty with sending photos

Hi laidback, unfortunately even after lots of searching using Google and different Forums, I have not come up with a solution :( I'm happy at least that I'm Not the only one experiencing this because if lots of other people also have this problem the Developers will hopefully come up with a fix :win...
by EdQld
Sat Dec 15, 2012 10:07 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Thunderbird difficulty with sending photos
Replies: 6
Views: 667

Thunderbird difficulty with sending photos

I have spent many hours searching the Wed and the settings in Thunderbird 17.0 running on Mint14 Mate, trying to get my emails to send as HTML and include Photos :roll: OK, finally I have found a way to get my emails to send in HTML and include photos by: > Write > Options > Format > select "Rich Te...

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