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by edwardr
Thu Jun 07, 2012 1:02 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How to install Linux Mint on my computer
Replies: 2
Views: 576

Re: How to install Linux Mint on my computer

The file you downloaded should have been an ISO file. Don't try to uncompress the file, and don't try to burn it to the cd by dragging and dropping, you have to do it another way called burning a disc image. Windows 7 can do this. Right click on the iso file and there should be an option to burn a d...
by edwardr
Thu May 24, 2012 5:19 pm
Forum: About Mint Editions
Topic: Cinammon or MATE on old-ish 1GB RAM netbook?
Replies: 28
Views: 42417

Re: Cinammon or MATE on old-ish 1GB RAM netbook?

Clem is planning on making an Xfce version of Mint 13, if you want to wait for that. I've got Mint 9 Xfce on my laptop that doesn't support 3D and I am waiting for Mint 13 Xfce.
by edwardr
Fri Apr 20, 2012 12:19 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: want to instal mint11 but small HDD space
Replies: 9
Views: 819

Re: want to instal mint11 but small HDD space

Thanks for following up. I like hearing how things worked out,
by edwardr
Mon Apr 16, 2012 12:54 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: want to instal mint11 but small HDD space
Replies: 9
Views: 819

Re: want to instal mint11 but small HDD space

Under Windows XP go to the Control Panel, open System, click on the Advanced tab, under Performance click Settings, then under the Advanced tab click Change under Virtual Memory, then click No paging file. If she's got Windows Vista or 7, use Google to find out how to change the paging file
by edwardr
Mon Apr 16, 2012 12:26 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: want to instal mint11 but small HDD space
Replies: 9
Views: 819

Re: want to instal mint11 but small HDD space

Does she already have her documents, pictures etc. on her Windows installation (i.e. in folders under "My Documents")? You can have the Linux installation point the /home/documents, /home/pictures etc. folders to their corresponding Windows folders and not have to copy all those files over to the Li...
by edwardr
Wed Jan 11, 2012 12:21 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: New to Linux and need some guidance
Replies: 5
Views: 1847

Re: New to Linux and need some guidance

Connect to the internet using a wired connection. Run the hardware drivers program. Click the Activate button when it tells you thhat you need additional drivers for the wireless card. The program will use the wired connection to download the driver from the internet and install it. You may need to ...
by edwardr
Fri Dec 16, 2011 6:01 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: cd ripper
Replies: 2
Views: 833

Re: cd ripper

Asunder can. Make sure you also install lame so that you can encode to mp3.
by edwardr
Wed Dec 14, 2011 3:23 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Best dual boot scheme
Replies: 2
Views: 470

Re: Best dual boot scheme

I've used different approaches as my opinions on the topic have evolved and depending on how the computer is configured (i.e. one hard drive or two hard drives with operating systems on one drive and data on another). The approach I currently favor is to install the Linux OS and after installation c...
by edwardr
Thu Dec 08, 2011 2:16 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [SOLVED] Trouble changing from Ubuntu 11.10 to Mint 12
Replies: 30
Views: 2870

Re: Trouble changing from Ubuntu 11.10 to Mint 12

Fantastic! Enjoy using your Mint system.
by edwardr
Thu Dec 08, 2011 12:17 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [SOLVED] Trouble changing from Ubuntu 11.10 to Mint 12
Replies: 30
Views: 2870

Re: Trouble changing from Ubuntu 11.10 to Mint 12

Are you getting that error when rebooting with the live cd? Assuming you can boot from the live cd, do that and go back to Gparted. Remember that you do want a swap partition. Shrink sda2 down to about 27.5 GiB and convert the freed-up space to swap. Then close Gparted and double click on the deskto...
by edwardr
Wed Dec 07, 2011 5:59 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [SOLVED] Trouble changing from Ubuntu 11.10 to Mint 12
Replies: 30
Views: 2870

Re: Trouble changing from Ubuntu 11.10 to Mint 12

The way Gparted works, as you give it actions to do (i.e. delete a partition, resize etc) it puts those actions into a queue, but it does not actually do the actions until you press the "Apply" button. On my version, the button actually has the word "Apply" on it, but looking at your screenshot, I t...
by edwardr
Wed Dec 07, 2011 3:21 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [SOLVED] Trouble changing from Ubuntu 11.10 to Mint 12
Replies: 30
Views: 2870

Re: Trouble changing from Ubuntu 11.10 to Mint 12

I did some experimenting and you can unmount the partitions from within Gparted. What I think is happening is the live session is using the swap partition, which is located on sda2, so you are locked out from making changes to partitions on sda2. So, from within Gparted, right click on sda6 and you ...
by edwardr
Wed Dec 07, 2011 2:45 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [SOLVED] Trouble changing from Ubuntu 11.10 to Mint 12
Replies: 30
Views: 2870

Re: Trouble changing from Ubuntu 11.10 to Mint 12

How are you running Gparted when you are trying to delete the partitions? Are you running Gparted from a live Mint cd or are you booting the computer into the existing Ubuntu system that is currently installed and running Gparted from Ubuntu? You need to run Gparted from the live cd, not from the sy...
by edwardr
Wed Dec 07, 2011 1:29 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [SOLVED] Trouble changing from Ubuntu 11.10 to Mint 12
Replies: 30
Views: 2870

Re: Trouble changing from Ubuntu 11.10 to Mint 12

What if you first try to delete sda5 and sda6 and then try to delete sda2?
by edwardr
Wed Dec 07, 2011 12:18 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [SOLVED] Trouble changing from Ubuntu 11.10 to Mint 12
Replies: 30
Views: 2870

Re: Trouble changing from Ubuntu 11.10 to Mint 12

Sorry about the hospital visit, I hope you are feeling better. I think there should be a way to extend sda5 to the left to incorporate the unallocated space, but I don't have a computer handy that I can recreate a similar layout in order to test it. So it may be best to take a more direct approach. ...
by edwardr
Tue Dec 06, 2011 4:06 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Amazon MP3 downloader software
Replies: 11
Views: 1482

Re: Amazon MP3 downloader software

OK, I understand now. I've never bought more than one or two at a time, so I wasn't thinking in terms of multiple downloads.
by edwardr
Tue Dec 06, 2011 11:25 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Amazon MP3 downloader software
Replies: 11
Views: 1482

Re: Amazon MP3 downloader software

You don't have to install the amazon downloader program to get the mp3 files, it is optional. I have bought several songs from amazon over the last few months without the downloader program. When you purchase the mp3 and get to the page asking you to install the downloader program, look around and t...
by edwardr
Fri Dec 02, 2011 2:25 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [SOLVED] Trouble changing from Ubuntu 11.10 to Mint 12
Replies: 30
Views: 2870

Re: Trouble changing from Ubuntu 11.10 to Mint 12

You're not going to delete sda2. You should delete sda5 and then create a new ext4 partition from the 21 GiB of unallocated space you created earlier with the 5.34 GiB of unallocated space you will create by deleting sda5. See my revised instructions below: 3) Boot into your live Linux Mint CD and r...
by edwardr
Fri Dec 02, 2011 10:28 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Which version of Mint are forum users using, and why?
Replies: 142
Views: 17546

Re: Which version of Mint are forum users using, and why?

I use Mint 9 Xfce as my primary operating system, for all of the reasons stated by Reorx: Why? Because it is very stable, it works pretty well with my hardware, and has 3 years of support (LTS version). Support for Mint 9 ends at the same time as Mint 12! There is also a 1 year overlap with the next...
by edwardr
Fri Dec 02, 2011 12:18 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [SOLVED] Trouble changing from Ubuntu 11.10 to Mint 12
Replies: 30
Views: 2870

Re: Trouble changing from Ubuntu 11.10 to Mint 12

I have no idea where sda7 went - it must have been part of an aborted earlier installation and was never actually created. sda5 and sda6 are sub-sets of sda2 (you notice that the size of sda2, 8.09 GiB, is the sum of 5.34 and 2.75). You will be combining the unallocated 21.49 GiB section with sda5, ...

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