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by jhouse59
Sun Nov 09, 2008 9:35 pm
Forum: KDE
Topic: Administrator Privileges for KDE
Replies: 4
Views: 4616

Re: Administrator Privileges for KDE

Yes. Apt keeps this cache of everything downloaded and installed on your system. The cool thing about this is you can use AptOnCD to make a CD of up to date packages from the archives to use on another PC, or update a new install to it's current state if you have to reinstall the OS. You can also r...
by jhouse59
Sun Nov 09, 2008 10:33 am
Forum: KDE
Topic: Administrator Privileges for KDE
Replies: 4
Views: 4616

Re: Administrator Privileges for KDE

open a terminal and become root su then drag and drop the .run file onto the terminal and select "paste". Hit enter. That is the way I always do it. Thanks 67GTA. Just now had a chance to use this. I've mostly used GNOME. In it the files downloaded are stored in "/var/cache/apt/archives". Is this w...
by jhouse59
Sun Nov 09, 2008 9:51 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: How to get an old installation to boot
Replies: 3
Views: 621

Re: How to get an old installation to boot

Does the menu.lst you are showing boot up your new install ok? Yes, it does. Is the grub kernel in the mbr pointing to that menu.lst? I don't know how to check it. But, my new installation boots up great. You aren't changing the bios settings on the fly to select the boot are you? No, I just go int...
by jhouse59
Wed Nov 05, 2008 6:13 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: How to get an old installation to boot
Replies: 3
Views: 621

How to get an old installation to boot

I've got Elyssa installed on another drive. I've reinstalled it onto a new drive. I've got some things saved on Tomboy notes. I forgot to save them so I could transfer them to this install. I tried to add the the old drive to this boot menu.lst file. But, it want boot. Here is the "find /boot/grub/s...
by jhouse59
Sun Nov 02, 2008 9:54 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Getting APTonCD to restore
Replies: 3
Views: 819

Re: Getting APTonCD to restore

APTonCD does not reinstall your software,it just copies your .deb files from the CD to the harddisk,you must install them manually. Restore the packages from either a CD/DVD or .iso image [...] back to your apt cache. This will not install any software on your system,it just copies it back to the A...
by jhouse59
Sat Nov 01, 2008 9:59 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Getting APTonCD to restore
Replies: 3
Views: 819

Getting APTonCD to restore

I just reinstalled Mint 5.0 onto a new hard drive. I used APTonCD to create backups of my downloads. Now I'm trying to use it to restore the files on my new drive. When I open APTonCD. I click on the Restore button. Then the Load button. But, nothing happens. Can someone tell me how to get APTonCD t...
by jhouse59
Thu Oct 30, 2008 9:20 am
Forum: KDE
Topic: Administrator Privileges for KDE
Replies: 4
Views: 4616

Administrator Privileges for KDE

How can I get administrator privileges in KDE? I'm trying to install VirtualBox Guest Additions for KDE. When I click on the VBoxLinuxAdditions.run. I get a message that says:
...This program must be run with administrator privileges. Aborting Press Return to close this Window...
by jhouse59
Sun Oct 26, 2008 10:54 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Want Linux, but Latest Apps are Driving Me Back to Windows
Replies: 10
Views: 1164

Re: Want Linux, but Latest Apps are Driving Me Back to Windows

If you want to keep Mint. But, still need Windows to run some things. Try VirtualBox. If you do use version 1.6.6. Thats the newest one I could get my USB drives to work in.
Jerry
by jhouse59
Sun Oct 26, 2008 10:42 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [Help] Linux Mint installs fine but hangs on initial boot.
Replies: 3
Views: 620

Re: [Help] Linux Mint installs fine but hangs on initial boot.

Do you have a SATA hard drive installed on your computer? I was having a problem similar to yours http://www.linuxmint.com/forum/viewtopi ... 46&t=15130. If you do here is how I fixed mine http://www.linuxmint.com/wiki/index.php ... annot_boot.
Hope this helps.
by jhouse59
Sun Oct 26, 2008 10:19 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Copy a hard drive to another hard drive
Replies: 12
Views: 1453

Re: Copy a hard drive to another hard drive

I used the GParted (0.3.4-6) live cd to copy my Mint install to the new drive. I had to unhook the other drives (except the one that had Windows on it). Its working so far. When I hooked another hard drive up. Then rebooted I got an error message. It wouldn't start Mint. I think I'm just going to re...
by jhouse59
Fri Oct 24, 2008 10:07 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Copy a hard drive to another hard drive
Replies: 12
Views: 1453

Re: Copy a hard drive to another hard drive

Sorry to confuse you. I used GParted off of the Mint cd to get the new drive letters. jhouse59, Ok... now you have me confused. Where are you getting these other partitions? I thought you said your / was on sdb2, your /home was on sdb3, and you wanted to backup to sdc1. If this isn't right, please t...
by jhouse59
Fri Oct 24, 2008 5:55 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Copy a hard drive to another hard drive
Replies: 12
Views: 1453

Re: Copy a hard drive to another hard drive

Thanks Fred, jhouse59 sudo rsync -arvE --progress --timeout=240 --delete --include "*" --include "*/**" /mnt/sdb2/ /mnt/sdc1/MasterBackup/root/root sudo rsync -arvE --progress --timeout=240 --delete --include "*" --include "*/**" /mnt/sdb3/ /mnt/sdc1/MasterBackup/home/home Fred I done what you said....
by jhouse59
Sat Oct 18, 2008 9:02 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Copy a hard drive to another hard drive
Replies: 12
Views: 1453

Re: Copy a hard drive to another hard drive

Thanks Fred... I used the SystemRescueCD 1.1.0 and ran the: dd if=/dev/sda1 of=/dev/sdb4 bs=4096 in a terminal (I changed the drives to the one on my computer). I did try it first in the Mint system. But, both times it didn't work. Right now I'm making an image with CloneZilla. My source disk is "sd...
by jhouse59
Sat Oct 18, 2008 5:23 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Copy a hard drive to another hard drive
Replies: 12
Views: 1453

Re: Copy a hard drive to another hard drive

I would take the Live CD “SystemRescue” from here http://tinyurl.com/ez659 there is a program called “Partimage” to copy partitions. But you have to look for “Grub Menu List” and for /etc/fstab if something is diffrent [SATA,...]. If you need a “How To” feel free to ask :D I've tried to copy my har...
by jhouse59
Fri Oct 17, 2008 10:27 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: vnc
Replies: 3
Views: 748

Re: vnc

Is there a way to use VNC to copy files from computer to computer? I've done it in Windows. Just wondering if it can be done in Linux?
Thanks.
by jhouse59
Wed Oct 15, 2008 8:40 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Copy a hard drive to another hard drive
Replies: 12
Views: 1453

Re: Copy a hard drive to another hard drive

I would take the Live CD “SystemRescue” from here http://tinyurl.com/ez659 there is a program called “Partimage” to copy partitions. But you have to look for “Grub Menu List” and for /etc/fstab if something is diffrent [SATA,...]. If you need a “How To” feel free to ask :D Thanks for the informatio...
by jhouse59
Tue Oct 14, 2008 10:02 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Copy a hard drive to another hard drive
Replies: 12
Views: 1453

Copy a hard drive to another hard drive

Does anyone know of a software or anyway to copy a hard drive to another hard drive? I'm wanting to copy the partitions and system to the new drive.
by jhouse59
Sun Oct 12, 2008 9:41 pm
Forum: Ethernet
Topic: Connect to my XP and Mint laptop
Replies: 5
Views: 1341

Re: Connect to my XP and Mint laptop

I changed a few things in the smb.conf. I got the two Mint machines talking again. I just have to enter the address of each machine by hand. Wish the icons would show up. But, when one or both machines are off for a while. Its like they forget each other. I booted my desktop into the Windows partiti...
by jhouse59
Sun Oct 12, 2008 3:34 pm
Forum: Ethernet
Topic: Connect to my XP and Mint laptop
Replies: 5
Views: 1341

Re: Connect to my XP and Mint laptop

I did have it fixed so I could connect to my Mint machines. I used the generic version of the smb.conf file at the forum How to share files between Xp and LM(in VB) using Samba at this link http://www.linuxmint.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=150&t=12644 . I was hoping to get Mint and XP to see each other...
by jhouse59
Thu Oct 09, 2008 8:43 pm
Forum: Ethernet
Topic: Connect to my XP and Mint laptop
Replies: 5
Views: 1341

Re: Connect to my XP and Mint laptop

naesa wrote:Hi Jhouse.

As to giving 2 ipadresses, if you're saying that each interface gets a different adress that's how it's supposed to work.
Yes, thats what I meant. I thought since it was the same computer. It would have the same IP address.

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