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by Cap
Sun Dec 29, 2019 4:45 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How does System Reports work?
Replies: 28
Views: 1578

Re: How does System Reports work?

By the way, to my reading, his answer was perfectly clear. You're the one playing word games. I think his answer to that person was clear enough. That person sounded negative or paranoid talking about mother ships. I meant that I wished his answer was more detailed and universal to satisfy anyone w...
by Cap
Fri Dec 27, 2019 3:49 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Share files between Linux Mint
Replies: 7
Views: 328

Share files between Linux Mint

I do not want to share files with Microsoft Windows. I only want to share files between two Linux Mint computers. Do I have to use Samba?
by Cap
Fri Dec 27, 2019 3:33 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How does System Reports work?
Replies: 28
Views: 1578

Re: How does System Reports work?

I wish he had written plainly. He did (from your link above): I would not recommend you run a software application, and even less so an operating system, if you’re not ready to trust the team behind it. Apparently you don't trust the Mint team. And I'm guessing you don't have the ability to review ...
by Cap
Mon Dec 23, 2019 8:34 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How does System Reports work?
Replies: 28
Views: 1578

Re: How does System Reports work?

No data is sent anywhere unless you ask it to. How do you know that? It would be good to hear the developers say that. A transparent description of how it operates would be very welcome. They could have included that in the news when they announced the feature. https://blog.linuxmint.com/?p=3802 I ...
by Cap
Mon Dec 23, 2019 8:09 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Install to new SSD
Replies: 9
Views: 605

Re: Install to new SSD

What pages? Links please.... Okay not page s page and correction it does not say it is default but it says you do not need it https://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?t=257349#p1388792 there is no point to using noatime. It doesn't reduce the amount of SSD writes. Any article you've read that say...
by Cap
Mon Dec 23, 2019 7:27 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Install to new SSD
Replies: 9
Views: 605

Re: Install to new SSD

Beerislife wrote:
Mon Dec 23, 2019 3:17 am
This is a good page for SSD maintenance info:

https://easylinuxtipsproject.blogspot.com/p/ssd.html
Number 7 on that page tells you to use noatime but I have read other pages that say noatime is already the default and you do not need to do this?
by Cap
Mon Dec 23, 2019 7:07 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How does System Reports work?
Replies: 28
Views: 1578

Re: How does System Reports work?

I looked here https://www.linuxmint.com/rel_tricia_cinnamon_whatsnew.php It says In the documentation, the release notes and to some extent the welcome screen, we document broad issues which affect all users in general. With the system reports we're running a diagnostic which is specific to your com...
by Cap
Mon Dec 23, 2019 2:48 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Install to new SSD
Replies: 9
Views: 605

Install to new SSD

When installing Linux Mint to a brand new solid state drive do you need to do anything to prepare the drive first?
by Cap
Mon Dec 23, 2019 1:43 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How does System Reports work?
Replies: 28
Views: 1578

Re: How does System Reports work?

Not automatically, no. Where there are buttons for you to choose to upload, information gets uploaded to pastebin.com (as it tells you right in the application), for you to link in a bug report or on IRC. How does it determine which information is relevant to your computer? Does it do that locally?...
by Cap
Sun Dec 22, 2019 8:33 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: UEFI Legacy Bios settings
Replies: 12
Views: 589

Re: UEFI Legacy Bios settings

gm10 wrote:
Sun Dec 22, 2019 8:12 am
You can double check how it booted
Very good.

Thank you for the advice gm10 and AndyMH
by Cap
Sun Dec 22, 2019 8:25 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: UEFI Legacy Bios settings
Replies: 12
Views: 589

Re: UEFI Legacy Bios settings

In that case I would set the BIOS to UEFI only then install mint - just to make sure that mint installs in UEFI. Good idea. I will do that. But with Windows 7 hard drive unplugged. When done I'd set the BIOS to UEFI first so you don't have to faff around in BIOS every time you want to boot windows....
by Cap
Sun Dec 22, 2019 8:10 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: UEFI Legacy Bios settings
Replies: 12
Views: 589

Re: UEFI Legacy Bios settings

Or ditch Win7 because end-of-life. But yes, even though your UEFI can do both it's usually easier to run all OS's via the same boot mode, so legacy in your case. The Windows 7 will run without internet access so the end of life doesn't matter. I will not be dual booting. And eventually I will remov...
by Cap
Sun Dec 22, 2019 7:56 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: UEFI Legacy Bios settings
Replies: 12
Views: 589

Re: UEFI Legacy Bios settings

If win7 is installed in legacy mode, then I would install mint in legacy mode. I would rather not if I don't need to. If I can set the Bios settings so it can boot both then I don't need to. Consider I am not going to dual boot. I will unplug the Windows 7 hard drive and plug a solid state drive to...
by Cap
Sun Dec 22, 2019 7:25 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: UEFI Legacy Bios settings
Replies: 12
Views: 589

Re: UEFI Legacy Bios settings

UEFI and Legacy is okay for Boot Mode Selection ? For Storage Boot Option Control the choice are: Disabled Legacy only UEFI only Legacy First UEFI First I think UEFI only would be the correct normal choice Except I also have a Windows 7 hard drive with MBR. I guess UEFI First will let Windows 7 boo...
by Cap
Sun Dec 22, 2019 6:35 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: UEFI Legacy Bios settings
Replies: 12
Views: 589

Re: UEFI Legacy Bios settings

gm10 wrote:
Sun Dec 22, 2019 4:27 am
They're good if you want to install in legacy mode. But unless you have a specific need for that I'd suggest you install in the default UEFI mode instead.
Is Boot Mode Selection - UEFI and Legacy OK for installing in UEFI mode? It sounds OK. Does it have to be set to UEFI only?
by Cap
Sun Dec 22, 2019 1:15 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How does System Reports work?
Replies: 28
Views: 1578

How does System Reports work?

Is there somewhere to read details about what System Reports is doing?

Does it upload information? When? Where does it upload it to? What information is uploaded?
by Cap
Sat Dec 21, 2019 10:17 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: UEFI Legacy Bios settings
Replies: 12
Views: 589

UEFI Legacy Bios settings

Hello. I am planning to install Linux Mint. Are these two Bios settings good?

Boot Mode Selection - UEFI and Legacy
Storage Boot Option Control - Legacy Only


Thank You

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