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by turboscrew
Tue Apr 09, 2013 8:10 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Wrong resolution
Replies: 1
Views: 229

Re: Wrong resolution

If you know you have the right driver loaded:

Is this of any help?
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2113259
by turboscrew
Tue Apr 09, 2013 7:55 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Problems because of a capacitor ?
Replies: 14
Views: 1807

Re: Problems because of a capacitor ?

homerscousin wrote:You can build some serious computer equipment if you are lucky with the stuff that uneducated people through out.
I second that!
by turboscrew
Mon Apr 08, 2013 4:23 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Mint freezing computer
Replies: 7
Views: 1242

Re: Mint freezing computer

In that case I'd suggest that you check the checksum of your install CD image first. Maybe the image is somehow corrupted. http://linuxpoison.blogspot.fi/2008/04/how-to-do-sha-1-checksum.html The site you load the install image usually have a file containing the checksum (SHA or MD5). Also bad by-pa...
by turboscrew
Sat Apr 06, 2013 6:00 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Mint freezing computer
Replies: 7
Views: 1242

Re: Mint freezing computer

If you mean that you don't get to see the logs, try Knoppix live CD. Knoppix has been known to have very wide HW support.
Then you mount your HD, and read the logs.
by turboscrew
Thu Apr 04, 2013 1:56 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Installation freezes
Replies: 1
Views: 301

Re: Installation freezes

I wonder if Windows 8 uses EFI-boot. In that case uou should use rEFInd instead of Grub(2).
I don't know much about rEFInd.

If conventional boot is used, maybe you could list the partitions on your HD using the LiveCD?
(fdisk -l /dev/sda)
Do you use Grub or Windows as the primary boot loader?
by turboscrew
Thu Apr 04, 2013 1:34 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Reason that Mint 13 would not run on Dell Optiplex model 760
Replies: 1
Views: 804

Re: Reason that Mint 13 would not run on Dell Optiplex model

Yes, it looks like a bug:
https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+sour ... bug/488319

Have you tried the mentioned workaround:
Adding reboot=bios as a kerner parameter works around it.
by turboscrew
Thu Apr 04, 2013 1:22 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Install Linux Mint with 2 HDD and Windows 7 booting in sdb
Replies: 2
Views: 502

Re: Install Linux Mint with 2 HDD and Windows 7 booting in s

I think the machine boots from the MBR of sda by default, but that may be configurable from BIOS. The boot loader can then start OSses from other disks as well. Do you have EFI boot? If you do, then you need to use rEFInd instead of Grub2. I'm not familiar with EFI-boot, because I don't have it in u...
by turboscrew
Thu Apr 04, 2013 1:07 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [SOLVED] Can't boot Mint 7 netbook any more - HELP!
Replies: 6
Views: 532

Re: Can't boot Mint 7 netbook any more - HELP!

Ah, yes, the boot loader or HW is broken. Does Live CD run OK? (Just to rule out HW problems.) Is reinstalling Linux an option, or do you already have stuff there that you don't want to loose? There is also possibility to reinstall Linux bootloader only, but it's a bit more complicated, because in L...
by turboscrew
Wed Apr 03, 2013 9:38 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [SOLVED] Can't boot Mint 7 netbook any more - HELP!
Replies: 6
Views: 532

Re: Can't boot Mint 7 netbook any more - HELP!

I understand you still have Windows (or two) installed?
Does windows boot normally?
by turboscrew
Wed Apr 03, 2013 9:32 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: No Dual Boot?
Replies: 7
Views: 509

Re: No Dual Boot?

If Windows 7 boot is found, I would guess it's not EFI. Now do you have Linux boot loader installed? If then where? EFI or conventional? If you install grub onto the MBR, possible Windows boot fixes probably overwrite it. It's a good idea to install it in the beginning of Linux root partition. Then ...
by turboscrew
Tue Apr 02, 2013 8:28 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Second HDD
Replies: 9
Views: 1442

Re: Second HDD

I understood that Lundmore has lotsa stuff (pics, vids, music, ...) on NTFS and doesn't want to loose it all or doesn't have a suitable medium to store it all...
by turboscrew
Tue Apr 02, 2013 8:22 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Will Mint Install over another Ubuntu version
Replies: 11
Views: 1686

Re: Will Mint Install over another Ubuntu version

I don't remember having problems with the colourings, and I'm fifty. :)
by turboscrew
Tue Apr 02, 2013 8:04 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Mint freezing computer
Replies: 7
Views: 1242

Re: Mint freezing computer

by turboscrew
Tue Apr 02, 2013 1:38 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Second HDD
Replies: 9
Views: 1442

Re: Second HDD

I don't see why not.

It's just that if there are disk problems, Linux probably can't fix NTFS-disks.
At least not as well as ext4 disks.
by turboscrew
Mon Apr 01, 2013 6:05 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: reinstallig win 7 but keeping mint
Replies: 3
Views: 330

Re: reinstallig win 7 but keeping mint

For reasons like that I usually use Windows boot loader.
I add grub at the beginning of Linux root partition and add that to Windows boot using EasyBCD.
Windows usually knows how to repair Windows, but it usually doesn't give a toss about breaking dual boot with Linux in the process.
by turboscrew
Mon Apr 01, 2013 4:20 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Second HDD
Replies: 9
Views: 1442

Re: Second HDD

I thought the second drive was supposed to be mainly for data (and your home directory). I don't see why NTFS could not be used for any other stuff as well, but I guess ext4 would be better. Maybe you should clarify your intentions a bit further. Linux can also be installed within windows using virt...
by turboscrew
Mon Apr 01, 2013 3:41 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Problems because of a capacitor ?
Replies: 14
Views: 1807

Re: Problems because of a capacitor ?

If you don't find memory, you could maybe try puppy-linux (wary-puppy)? http://puppylinux.com/ It can run on very old HW. http://puppylinux.org/wikka/MinimumSystemRequirements From http://murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=63547 RAM recommendations 64MB RAM -- Bare minimum Recommend turning off R...
by turboscrew
Sat Mar 30, 2013 4:43 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Second HDD
Replies: 9
Views: 1442

Re: Second HDD

You want to have the same disk arrangement as you had with Win 7, but want to replace Win 7 with Mint? In that case you can format the second HDD as ext4 or even leave it as NTFS if you want to keep the stuff you have on the disk. Linux can handle NTFS quite well. About your home directory, (someone...

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