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by oobetimer
Tue Jan 01, 2013 1:28 pm
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: dual-boot with WinXP and Linux
Replies: 4
Views: 2143

Re: dual-boot with WinXP and Linux

Linux booting via Windows XP`s boot manager

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by oobetimer
Tue Sep 25, 2012 5:48 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Mint 13 live DVD screen issue
Replies: 1
Views: 260

Re: Mint 13 live DVD screen issue

Too high resolution?
by oobetimer
Tue Sep 25, 2012 5:44 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Crash shortly after fresh install.
Replies: 2
Views: 379

Re: Crash shortly after fresh install.

I suppose that ext4 filesystem can cause the problem, because it uses an intelligent writing to the disk, and sometimes there can be a memory leak, which causes a crash (hardware problem?). Ext3 is more stable in use .. :wink:
by oobetimer
Tue Sep 25, 2012 5:37 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Grub Reinstallation
Replies: 3
Views: 410

Re: Grub Reinstallation

I don't know about restoring the 'Splash Screen' tho'. Is that something you can fix in 'Control Panel'? You can restore the 'Splash Screen' using terminal commands: gksudo pluma /etc/default/grub Add quiet splash if you want to use it. GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet splash" Save and run sudo up...
by oobetimer
Tue Sep 25, 2012 5:32 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Grub Reinstallation
Replies: 3
Views: 410

Re: Grub Reinstallation

Basically grub re-installation goes like this via liveCD/USB: Open terminal and run commands sudo blkid # which tells the media (hard drives and partitions) sudo mount /dev/sdxy # where x=hard drive and y=partition sudo grub-install --boot-directory=/mnt/boot /dev/sdx # where x=hard drive sudo umoun...
by oobetimer
Tue Sep 25, 2012 5:17 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: mint security
Replies: 5
Views: 705

Re: mint security

There is zero workable viruses for linux, but you can install chkrootkit and run it via terminal using a command sudo chkrootkit
by oobetimer
Sun Sep 23, 2012 5:43 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Lightweight version for Virtual Machine?
Replies: 6
Views: 2004

Re: Lightweight version for Virtual Machine?

All but not Unity (Ubuntu) or Mandriva´s new KDE
by oobetimer
Sun Sep 23, 2012 5:38 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Switching to Mint from Ubuntu... Best distro & desktop?
Replies: 13
Views: 7466

Re: Switching to Mint from Ubuntu... Best distro & desktop?

Which Mint distro should I use... are they all Debian-based? I assume Debian would be the easiest transition for an Ubuntu user, as well as the most supported for applications? Is Cinammon the most similar to a Windows7 interface? Is it true that it is unstable?[/list] Basically Debian, Ubuntu and ...
by oobetimer
Sun Sep 23, 2012 5:29 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Booting LM 13 and XP in dual boot?
Replies: 4
Views: 944

Re: Booting LM 13 and XP in dual boot?

Tumbleweed_Biff wrote: Which partition does 'y' reference?
And "boot-directory"?
y = partition e.g sda5
boot-directory = boot folder or partition
by oobetimer
Sun Sep 23, 2012 5:19 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Grub won't (re)install properly
Replies: 6
Views: 562

Re: Grub won't (re)install properly

You can boot Mint via XP´s bootloader also.
http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.p ... in#p595336

Basically grub should re-install using command sudo grub-install --boot-directory=/mnt/boot /dev/sdx instead of sudo grub-install --root-directory=/mnt /dev/sdx
by oobetimer
Sun Sep 23, 2012 5:09 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Linix mint 13 boot from dvd/USB but not from HD
Replies: 4
Views: 3423

Re: Linix mint 13 boot from dvd/USB but not from HD

I finally found what was causing my problem. It is my external HD. When I connect it, it cannot be easily unmounted. Even if I 'remove safetly the HD', Linux is still searching for it at the next boot. I resolved my booting problem by installing Linux mint 13 - KDE interface, but I still cannot use...
by oobetimer
Sun Sep 23, 2012 5:02 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Partitions in a mess
Replies: 6
Views: 654

Re: Partitions in a mess

Scoon wrote:but there are a couple of swap partitions, and I'm not sure which ones to delete. How can I figure this out?
You can check/correct from the /etc/fstab file the right swap partition in use. Basically swap should be auto-detected, so you can delete couple of your swaps without worries.
by oobetimer
Sun Sep 23, 2012 4:53 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Catastrophic failure on startup.
Replies: 2
Views: 338

Re: Catastrophic failure on startup.

Re-take the ownership of your home folder. Via terminal or shell (tty) this way:
sudo chown your_username:your_username -R /home/your_username
To the shell you get pressing Ctrl Alt F2 and login using your username.
by oobetimer
Sat Sep 15, 2012 4:52 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: less than a week and won't boot!!!
Replies: 5
Views: 384

Re: less than a week and won't boot!!!

bump... here's the "non quiet" boot Some reason Mint does not find its root partition. Sometimes it helps if use old /dev/sdxy method instead of UUID for booting. But first you have to get Mint boot up, and Super Grub 2 can do it ... probably. http://www.supergrubdisk.org/category/download/supergru...
by oobetimer
Sat Sep 15, 2012 4:42 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: GRUB2 Dual booting problems.
Replies: 4
Views: 485

Re: GRUB2 Dual booting problems.

Okay, so I added the boot flag to my NTFS partition, kept my boot flag on my Linux partition too just in case something wrong would happen and still nothing. When I try to run my Windows recovery, I can't even see my OS, it's not even listed. WIch brings me back to GParted : on my /dev/sda1, I can ...
by oobetimer
Sat Sep 15, 2012 1:01 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: GRUB2 Dual booting problems.
Replies: 4
Views: 485

Re: GRUB2 Dual booting problems.

Linux does not need a boot flag, so give the flag to windows using GParted.
by oobetimer
Sat Sep 15, 2012 12:56 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: save settings
Replies: 3
Views: 285

Re: save settings

You could try to re-own your home folder. Via terminal this way:
sudo chown your_usename -R /home/your_username
by oobetimer
Sat Sep 15, 2012 12:50 pm
Forum: Graphics Cards & Monitors
Topic: Xorg fails
Replies: 1
Views: 302

Re: Xorg fails

Just copy the file to /etc/X11
sudo cp /root/Xorg.conf.new /etc/X11/xorg.conf

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