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by How-old!
Sat Jan 16, 2016 4:41 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Intercepting the boot-up repair console.
Replies: 4
Views: 333

Intercepting the boot-up repair console.

If there has been a bad shutdown or if I create one with the hard reset button, the next boot offers to enter the repair/check console. This is a very useful feature, but is there a keypress to force this option after a normal shutdown? Prefer not to modify GRUB as this would bring up the option for...
by How-old!
Mon Sep 21, 2015 10:27 am
Forum: Releases & Announcements
Topic: Linux Mint 17.2 “Rafaela” Xfce RC released!
Replies: 19
Views: 4079

Re: Linux Mint 17.2 “Rafaela” Xfce RC released!

What CPU - XP2400+. .. force PAE command - Don't know it. ... uninstalling the slide show? - No ... verify the .ISO's md5sum - Yes.
Sorry for delay!
by How-old!
Tue Aug 11, 2015 6:27 am
Forum: Releases & Announcements
Topic: Linux Mint 17.2 “Rafaela” Xfce released!
Replies: 12
Views: 2885

Re: Linux Mint 17.2 “Rafaela” Xfce released!

Yes, it's very good indeed, but had endless problems trying to install 32bit version on a 32bit machine. See comments on "Linux Mint 17.2 “Rafaela” Xfce RC released!"
by How-old!
Tue Aug 11, 2015 6:23 am
Forum: Releases & Announcements
Topic: Linux Mint 17.2 “Rafaela” Xfce RC released!
Replies: 19
Views: 4079

Re: Linux Mint 17.2 “Rafaela” Xfce RC released!

Sort of fixed it. The install was never completed (obvious from the above). Tried it in all modes on several 32bit machines, different memory sticks/sizes, different video cards - no go. In desperation fitted an IDE-SATA converter and installed on a 754 machine. Worked first time! Transferred hard d...
by How-old!
Sun Aug 09, 2015 7:20 am
Forum: Releases & Announcements
Topic: Linux Mint 17.2 “Rafaela” Xfce RC released!
Replies: 19
Views: 4079

Re: Linux Mint 17.2 “Rafaela” Xfce RC released!

Well, thanks for that very rapid reply, Pjotr. Maybe it's a different problem? The little circle displayed during installation never stops revolving and GParted only shows ~2.6Gb on sda1 (default wipe-install chosen). Trying to mount /sda1 gives "already mounted or /target busy" "according to mtab /...
by How-old!
Sun Aug 09, 2015 5:25 am
Forum: Releases & Announcements
Topic: Linux Mint 17.2 “Rafaela” Xfce RC released!
Replies: 19
Views: 4079

Re: Linux Mint 17.2 “Rafaela” Xfce RC released!

Yup, got the final. 32-bit liveDVD runs nicely, but same problem - installation doesn't seem to finalise. Shutdown for restart seems to run OK now but no bootloader has been installed. All files present on HD. Can GRUB be installed from another source? Which? How? or from liveDVD? This is not an are...
by How-old!
Thu Jul 23, 2015 11:42 am
Forum: Releases & Announcements
Topic: Linux Mint 17.2 “Rafaela” Xfce RC released!
Replies: 19
Views: 4079

Re: Linux Mint 17.2 “Rafaela” Xfce RC released!

No problems with 64bit (like it), but installation of 32bit is weird. About 2/3 way through, drops back to (live) opening screen, cursor still rotating. Long delay, DVD starts up again - same screen. Stops. Another delay, process repeats - never gets to finish. Tried new d/l, re-write, etc. - no - c...
by How-old!
Thu Nov 07, 2013 1:41 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Error: Invalid environment block
Replies: 6
Views: 2456

Re: Error: Invalid environment block

Well, I used the Boot Repair disc too; it claimed to fix GRUB, but the error message came back again. Fortunately, it always boots up successfully after pressing ' any key '. It's amazing that there have been so few responses and even more surprising that no-one has fixed this yet. It seems to apply...
by How-old!
Wed Jan 23, 2013 10:46 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Error Question
Replies: 3
Views: 814

Re: Error Question

Yes, I had a similar message after another update of LM14 Xfce(32) today, except it was a /var/lib file that seemed to go pear-shaped. I started in recovery mode several times until it hit the auto fsck @ 20 [which is quicker than using another liveCD]. startx provided a root log-in from where I res...
by How-old!
Sat Jan 12, 2013 4:51 am
Forum: Xfce
Topic: Xfce 14 installer crashes at end (UFS related?)
Replies: 3
Views: 2012

Re: Xfce 14 installer crashes at end (UFS related?)

There is a fault with the basic installer in Xfce 14 download which is (almost) corrected on the first (language selection) panel. It is necessary to either have a wired connection, an active wireless connection installed from the liveCD or have updated the liveCD online. It can be overlooked, but a...
by How-old!
Sat Jan 05, 2013 1:23 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: PAE Kernel
Replies: 6
Views: 3800

Re: PAE Kernel

Thanks for the heads up, Vincent. I discovered that installation on a PAE board is all that is necessary. The HD can then be successfully(?) be transferred to a reasonably modern (post-~2000) non-PAE machine (but not, as you point out, any Pentium-M). So far it has worked on three boards as well as ...
by How-old!
Wed Jan 02, 2013 7:52 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: PAE Kernel
Replies: 6
Views: 3800

PAE Kernel

Xfce is a lightweight desktop environment which aims to be fast and low on system resources... Cognisant of the above, one of the most curious decisions concerning the release of LM14/32bit has to be the restriction to PAE kernels; 64bit versions are no problem. I thought Clem lived in Ireland?! On...
by How-old!
Tue Dec 25, 2012 12:58 pm
Forum: Xfce
Topic: Recent update of Maya XFCE broke... something?
Replies: 11
Views: 2943

Re: Recent update of Maya XFCE broke... something?

WARNING : double back-up before latest Maya Xfce update . I see you guys are still struggling - sorry to hear that. Nobody else picked up my bad update here, but I read on other threads that update is not safe and that Ubuntu is 'working on it'. Big deal! Fortunately, I keep a clone disc (Clonezill...
by How-old!
Mon Dec 24, 2012 11:48 am
Forum: Xfce
Topic: Recent update of Maya XFCE broke... something?
Replies: 11
Views: 2943

Re: Recent update of Maya XFCE broke... something?

OK - I'll hang around on gosa's thread, though, as it was well chosen and might attract wider interest once folks do the update?
by How-old!
Mon Dec 24, 2012 10:58 am
Forum: Xfce
Topic: Recent update of Maya XFCE broke... something?
Replies: 11
Views: 2943

Re: Recent update of Maya XFCE broke... something?

Thanks for your suggestion Matt. The root desktop I get from maintenace (should've said recovery mode!) doesn't seem to be the same as that from a regular start-up or su - /password. Running xfwm4 doesn't affect the primary install. I can see all my files intact in recovery mode but, probably by des...
by How-old!
Mon Dec 24, 2012 6:35 am
Forum: Xfce
Topic: Recent update of Maya XFCE broke... something?
Replies: 11
Views: 2943

Re: Recent update of Maya XFCE broke... something?

gosa - you are lucky. Like you I updated Maya yesterday. As usual, some of the packages were unavailable from Debian, but it seemed OK without them, again, as usual with these updates. After using the updated system for a while, then the shutdown didn't seem to go smoothly and had to make a forced s...
by How-old!
Tue Dec 04, 2012 11:38 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Linux Mint 14 XFCE
Replies: 9
Views: 3561

Re: Linux Mint 14 XFCE

Brilliant. Great work guys. Have another gong. I know it gives us all a good laugh When it is ready , but some of us would be most grateful for some/any guidance, even if it's 'before the end of the century' (hopefully sooner, though) because we, in turn, have other folks to satisfy, projects to pla...
by How-old!
Thu Jun 21, 2012 10:47 am
Forum: Releases & Announcements
Topic: Linux Mint 13 "Maya" released!
Replies: 107
Views: 46635

Re: Linux Mint 13 "Maya" released!

Making a number of hardware changes, rationalisations, etc. Lazslo (or was it Jesse?) seems to think there'll be a KDE & Xfce along soon? Only ever use Xfce these days so would appreciate ball-park figure/confirmation of expected other releases. Thanks a bundle.
by How-old!
Sun Dec 18, 2011 5:05 am
Forum: KDE
Topic: Login problems
Replies: 13
Views: 3074

Re: Login problems

For me the topic can be closed. - but not for me! Using Xfce9 with updates. Recently been getting crashes to black screen with total lock-out needing hard reset. Today, it happened again but got the '242' message as well. No idea why. Always have quite a few tabs and windows open but number of thes...
by How-old!
Mon Nov 14, 2011 10:43 am
Forum: Xfce
Topic: Linux Mint Xfce (201104) Bug Fixes(Updated July 6th)
Replies: 36
Views: 28688

Re: Linux Mint Xfce (201104) Bug Fixes(Updated July 6th)

Quite happy still running LM9Xfce; don't see any reason to change it at present. However, just recently been getting 27 nested copies of Wastebin Error messages after a clean boot. Although I usually leave a load of windows and tabs open which might be an issue, it didn't start happening until a few...

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