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by wayne128
Mon Apr 13, 2015 9:03 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: <SOLVED>Can't find GRUB menu after installing Linux Mint.
Replies: 4
Views: 570

Re: Can't find GRUB menu after installing Linux Mint.

OK your ESP is at /dev/sda2. I am not sure where is your root partition, it is either /dev/sda5 or /dev/sda6 Not sure why during installation the grub-efi did not create a boot entry. Perhaps your USB live had some issue on grub... So you can try reinstall grub-efi. you can follow these steps to rei...
by wayne128
Mon Apr 13, 2015 1:17 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: <SOLVED>Can't find GRUB menu after installing Linux Mint.
Replies: 4
Views: 570

Re: Can't find GRUB menu after installing Linux Mint.

Can you just do these steps to help troubleshooting? 1. Boot your computer with the USB flash drive you used for installation. 2. Now you are running in Live mode. 3. Open a terminal, type sudo su to get into a root prompt which is a # sign 4. copy these codes, paste into your terminal, enter and co...
by wayne128
Sun Apr 12, 2015 8:12 am
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Additional Desktop environment
Replies: 1
Views: 226

Re: Additional Desktop environment

I think the additional software you installed drag in the GNOME desktop.

You should try remove it, or check its dependency before removing it..
by wayne128
Thu Apr 09, 2015 1:59 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Partition and install onto Win 7 Laptop
Replies: 4
Views: 384

Re: Partition and install onto Win 7 Laptop

57GB free is plenty for installing Linux OS. Partitioning scheme are too many types. So you get confused. Here one important thing to check, your Win7-64 is installed in UEFI or bios-mode? Says it is bios-mode, then the simple approach for partitioning this 57G free is 1. Swap partition , of the siz...
by wayne128
Thu Apr 09, 2015 12:47 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Dual boot with Windows 8.1
Replies: 20
Views: 1206

Re: Dual boot with Windows 8.1

This is just answering to gold_finger what I experienced and knew with limited knowledge If I remember correctly, most new computers have a method to do that built-in and usually that's one of the first things recommended after your initial startup. (It's been a while since I've bought a computer wi...
by wayne128
Wed Apr 08, 2015 5:04 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [Solved] Processor Clocking
Replies: 5
Views: 422

Re: Processor Clocking

you may want to read this old thread and get a little bit more information on CPU clocking...

http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.p ... +cpu+clock
by wayne128
Wed Apr 08, 2015 5:01 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: extending the partition
Replies: 9
Views: 528

Re: extending the partition

by the way

90+ G for Linux root is very large

format the sda3 to ntfs and use is as Data Partition is also a good way.

Afterall your Linux OS and WinOS can access the ntfs Data Partition easily without doing anything.
by wayne128
Wed Apr 08, 2015 4:58 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: extending the partition
Replies: 9
Views: 528

Re: extending the partition

you can make do with the internal hard disk

and shift partition

if you wish I will type out the process
by wayne128
Wed Apr 08, 2015 4:47 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: extending the partition
Replies: 9
Views: 528

Re: extending the partition

I can give you a lenghty process of shifting partitions and cloneing your working OS.

If you have an external USB hard disk, it will be much easier.

If not then the process is more complex.

Do u have an external hard disk? with capacity higher than your internal hard disk?
by wayne128
Wed Apr 08, 2015 4:20 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: extending the partition
Replies: 9
Views: 528

Re: extending the partition

I want to have this all space in one partition but I couldn't extend this partition even from mint live cd Are there any other way ? or how to mount this partition as /home ? gparted don't let me do this Yes, there is another way. But not worth for you to use the method. Your easier, higher chance ...
by wayne128
Wed Apr 08, 2015 2:24 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [SOLVED] Newby Install - 17.1 no hardware accel..
Replies: 13
Views: 1095

Re: Newby Install - 17.1 no hardware accel..

You running Mint13 to capture these terminal response.

Of course Mint was already installed on the hard disk.

It is at the partition 7
7 35.7GB 41.4GB 5782MB logical ext4
/dev/sda7 69642240 80934911 5646336 83 Linux
by wayne128
Wed Apr 08, 2015 2:04 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [SOLVED] Newby Install - 17.1 no hardware accel..
Replies: 13
Views: 1095

Re: Newby Install - 17.1 no hardware accel..

Now When I installed Mint, I chose the Dual next to Windows and it created its own partition which I see in XP as 477MB. I imagine that this is a very small area for Mint and maye it needs much more to operate smoothly. The 477MB WinXP sees is the Linux Swap at /dev/sda8 8 41.4GB 41.9GB 500MB logic...
by wayne128
Tue Apr 07, 2015 10:59 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Password Strength Question
Replies: 4
Views: 415

Re: Password Strength Question

Are you very very sure you want a very short password, like just one character??? It is risky, but then you are the boss of your computer... Try this command, substitute your_user_name with the actual user name sudo passwd your_user_name then type in your short , new passwork twice... and hopefully ...
by wayne128
Tue Apr 07, 2015 10:43 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [SOLVED] Newby Install - 17.1 no hardware accel..
Replies: 13
Views: 1095

Re: Newby Install - 17.1 no hardware accel..

What you can do is to check the partitions in details from running Linuxmint 13-xfce

1. Boot and run from Linuxmint 13

2. open a terminal, type these codes , copy all the terminal output and post here

Code: Select all

sudo fdisk -l

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sudo parted -l
by wayne128
Tue Apr 07, 2015 10:22 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: ADD windows 7 TO Linux Mint 17....
Replies: 5
Views: 540

Re: ADD windows 7 TO Linux Mint 17....

I know most want to install a Linux add on to windows so please do not instruct me on how to do that :) Unless it is necessary to install windows first then add Linux to it, however that has proved to be No problem, I install WinXP and Win7 after Linux OS many times :mrgreen: I even install Win7 / ...
by wayne128
Tue Apr 07, 2015 7:53 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: No Operating System! Linux Trying To Boot From HDD
Replies: 3
Views: 292

Re: No Operating System! Linux Trying To Boot From HDD

The problem I am having is that when I boot my computer I get the text saying that the operating system is not installed. When I remove the HDD and boot, all is fine. Is there a workaround for this, as I do not want to unplug the HDD every time I boot the laptop? Any help would be appreciated. Tom ...
by wayne128
Tue Apr 07, 2015 2:41 am
Forum: Graphics Cards & Monitors
Topic: LM13 XFCE boots to black screen after NV driver install
Replies: 2
Views: 275

Re: LM13 XFCE boots to black screen after NV driver install

May be you can consider using smxi /sgfxi scripts to install the proprietary NV driver. It takes a bit of time to read many text when you are running smxi script, but at the end it should help you get on with a working proprietary driver. In additions if for some reason the driver cannot be installe...
by wayne128
Tue Apr 07, 2015 1:50 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: New laptop without OS, installed Mint 17.1 in legacy mode
Replies: 4
Views: 411

Re: New laptop without OS, installed Mint 17.1 in legacy mod

No I did not suggest anything from the first post. I just point a link for you to read how to dual boot Win8/linux. Since you have decided already using LVM mode, I cannot help much, because I have never installed in LVM mode in all my multiboot machines with Windows OSes and Linux OSes. I use legac...
by wayne128
Tue Apr 07, 2015 1:15 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: New laptop without OS, installed Mint 17.1 in legacy mode
Replies: 4
Views: 411

Re: New laptop without OS, installed Mint 17.1 in legacy mod

I haven't found a post that can guide me trough creating a partition for installing Windows 8.1 from Mint,
Just click this link
http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=42&t=163126

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