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by wiab4355
Mon Jul 07, 2014 5:31 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: want to upgrade to 17 BUT...
Replies: 6
Views: 463

Re: want to upgrade to 17 BUT...

Mark - thanks for the warning

Reorx - is the sequence 1. boot off the usb live 2. use gparted to delete the lm16 partition 3. use the installer

and I should still be able to get into windows after?
by wiab4355
Sun Jul 06, 2014 1:48 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: want to upgrade to 17 BUT...
Replies: 6
Views: 463

want to upgrade to 17 BUT...

I've got a notebook dualbooting W8.1 and LM16. I installed Zorin, just to try it out, but it took over the bootloader (or something - I'm no techie) and when I deleted the partition it was on, the bootloader went as well and I couldn't boot into anything. Somebody on a forum suggested boot-repair an...
by wiab4355
Thu Jan 09, 2014 1:19 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: help with pendrive
Replies: 14
Views: 1127

Re: help with pendrive

OK it's back to square one. When the drive is formatted in FAT32, both OS's read it OK, but there's a 4gb file size limit. Formatting it to NTFS takes away that file size limit, and is read by both W7 and W8 laptops, but my LMDE laptop won't mount the thing! Thanks for the help from everybody but I ...
by wiab4355
Thu Jan 09, 2014 12:11 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: help with pendrive
Replies: 14
Views: 1127

Re: help with pendrive

Thanks for the replies. I'll try these solutions one last time, but if they don't work, then.............
by wiab4355
Wed Jan 08, 2014 5:38 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: help with pendrive
Replies: 14
Views: 1127

Re: help with pendrive

OK - tried using usb stick formatter; apparently it worked, took the stick out, put it back in, wouldn't mount! used gparted to delete the partition (apparently worked OK), created new partition (apparently worked OK), still won't mount!! anything else I can do (apart from chucking it in the river, ...
by wiab4355
Mon Jan 06, 2014 11:59 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: help with pendrive
Replies: 14
Views: 1127

Re: help with pendrive

Reorx - thanks for that
by wiab4355
Sun Jan 05, 2014 11:20 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: help with pendrive
Replies: 14
Views: 1127

Re: help with pendrive

boot your pc with a livedvd/usb. plug in faulty usb. Run Gparted - click on faulty usb devices>create partition table. Confirm then make new fat32 partition. for the drive Hi - do I have to boot with live dvd if I already have a Minty laptop? Also, does this mean I can't format the drive to NTFS? I...
by wiab4355
Sun Jan 05, 2014 11:17 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: help with pendrive
Replies: 14
Views: 1127

Re: help with pendrive

tejas_0 - thanks for the reply but that's a bit too techy for me!
by wiab4355
Sun Jan 05, 2014 5:56 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: help with pendrive
Replies: 14
Views: 1127

help with pendrive

Hi all I may have ruined my usb2 pendrive, I don't know. It was FAT32 and I tried reformatting it to NTFS (wanting the larger file size facility). Something bad must have happened because Windows threw an error message saying it couldn't do it (or something). So I put it into the Linux laptop ( beca...
by wiab4355
Mon Oct 24, 2011 6:28 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: "Could not download all repository indexes"
Replies: 9
Views: 1138

Re: "Could not download all repository indexes"

Hi tried pinging google - started 4 minutes ago, it's still doing it! also tried the first URL in the original post and a page did open, but all that was there was this: -----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE----- Version: GnuPG v1.4.10 (GNU/Linux) iEYEABECAAYFAkyxkw8ACgkQQJdur0N9BbVaQwCfRnvTo2Q2UZJzTDaxmzNKo4RI ...
by wiab4355
Thu Oct 20, 2011 1:00 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] VLC not encoding mp3?
Replies: 4
Views: 3444

[SOLVED] Re: VLC not encoding mp3?

Thanks man

xxx
by wiab4355
Thu Oct 20, 2011 7:36 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: "Could not download all repository indexes"
Replies: 9
Views: 1138

Re: "Could not download all repository indexes"

Hi

tried pinging - kept coming back with unknown host

what now?
by wiab4355
Thu Oct 20, 2011 7:30 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] VLC not encoding mp3?
Replies: 4
Views: 3444

[SOLVED] VLC not encoding mp3?

How can I fix this? Streaming / Transcoding failed: It seems your FFMPEG (libavcodec) installation lacks the following encoder: MPEG Audio layer 1/2/3. If you don't know how to fix this, ask for support from your distribution. This is not an error inside VLC media player. Do not contact the VideoLAN...
by wiab4355
Tue Oct 18, 2011 11:45 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: video/audio sync...again!
Replies: 4
Views: 593

Re: video/audio sync...again!

remoulder

thanks for the link; read the article but not sure if it's relevant to me; I can play these files on the laptop via VLC, no problem. It's converting them to a WDTV-friendly format that's the problem - video and audio losing sync, gradually at first but getting worse the more it plays.
by wiab4355
Tue Oct 18, 2011 11:36 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: "Could not download all repository indexes"
Replies: 9
Views: 1138

Re: "Could not download all repository indexes"

istrandi

you're going to hate me, but what the heck does that first sentence mean - pinging?!?

Ian
by wiab4355
Tue Oct 18, 2011 7:13 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: video/audio sync...again!
Replies: 4
Views: 593

Re: video/audio sync...again!

Thanks Jon, but that didn't work for me.

Ho hum, back to the wife's Vista machine, I suppose!
by wiab4355
Tue Oct 18, 2011 7:10 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: "Could not download all repository indexes"
Replies: 9
Views: 1138

Re: "Could not download all repository indexes"

Thanks for that link, but it hasn't helped; probably because it's all going way over my head. I suppose I can't see the difference between downloading from the internet and getting OS updates from the internet - why should my router stop one getting through but not the other??
by wiab4355
Mon Oct 17, 2011 3:27 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: "Could not download all repository indexes"
Replies: 9
Views: 1138

"Could not download all repository indexes"

How do I correct this problem? Failed to fetch http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/maverick/Release.gpg Something wicked happened resolving 'archive.ubuntu.com:http' (-5 - No address associated with hostname) Failed to fetch http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/maverick/main/i18n/Translation-en...
by wiab4355
Sun Oct 16, 2011 7:16 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: video/audio sync...again!
Replies: 4
Views: 593

video/audio sync...again!

Hi all Once again the thorny issue (for me at any rate) of video encoding has raised its head. I have archived .ts files from my Humax Freesat PVR. I would like to play them back using my WDTV media player and although this great little box can play back .ts files, the fast-forward and rewind with t...
by wiab4355
Sat Oct 08, 2011 3:20 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Go to 11... or not
Replies: 6
Views: 495

Go to 11... or not

Hi there

Just returned to Mint after a year off. I'm using v10 ('cos I had a disc) but is v11 soooo much better?

I only ask because I've just spent a couple of days getting v10 how I like it, but if you people think it's worth changing...

Ian

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