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by MintyO
Thu May 18, 2017 10:15 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: SOLVED: dd and persistence
Replies: 5
Views: 482

Re: dd and persistence

Is this: viewtopic.php?f=46&t=239147#p1275381 what you want?
by MintyO
Thu May 18, 2017 4:30 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Ubuntu drops Unity and moves back to GNOME
Replies: 159
Views: 13429

Re: Ubuntu drops Unity and moves back to GNOME

xenopeek wrote:.... Making one desktop environment fit all needs through customizability will by definition not fit all needs :wink:
RDE (Russel's DE). :mrgreen:
by MintyO
Wed May 17, 2017 3:30 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Microsoft's Continuing to Cozy Up With GNU+Linux...
Replies: 14
Views: 1029

Re: Microsoft's Continuing to Cozy Up With GNU+Linux...

Bash and all subsequent things they get working, run on windows without the kernel. Windows does what the linux kernel does. In a way it's as native Ubuntu as it is as an independent OS, just different. I for one think it's a genius move to keep people who need to test their stuff on both ecosystems...
by MintyO
Wed May 17, 2017 11:23 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Can I Re-Partition Drive into 2 OS and Home? [SOLVED]
Replies: 17
Views: 848

Re: Can I Re-Partition Drive into 2 OS and Home?

.......... I am not sure what you mean about sharing a data partition compared with home? ......... Settings get stored in /home, data is just data. If you have /-only install, when doing a re-install or changing distros or whatever you can transfer what you like from your old /home and let else be...
by MintyO
Wed May 17, 2017 8:20 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Can I Re-Partition Drive into 2 OS and Home? [SOLVED]
Replies: 17
Views: 848

Re: Can I Re-Partition Drive into 2 OS and Home?

If I remember the general "gist" from your other posts and make the right assumptions from that, here's a suggestion that might benefit you the most in the long run: You're probably going to want to try some distros in the future, possibly want to experiment with them and/or switch your daily ones. ...
by MintyO
Wed May 17, 2017 6:11 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Install this: linux-meta (4.4.0.78.84)?
Replies: 12
Views: 558

Re: Install this: linux-meta (4.4.0.78.84)?

....... I've tried searching and either fall foul of the 5 word limit, :roll: or get references to codecs. Gentle help please - I'd like to learn Thanks If you're referring to forum search, it's not the best. I'll "gently" :mrgreen: mention something that doesn't seem to be as widely known as one w...
by MintyO
Wed May 17, 2017 4:02 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Newbie Forum Sticky Post (Please Read)
Replies: 23
Views: 2404

Re: Newbie Forum Sticky Post (Please Read)

I don't think a wiki is a good solution for new users. Further, I don't think a Mint-wiki is needed at all. For experienced users, or for specific problems, the information is out there and only your willingness and skill to search is needed (existing wikis or elsewhere), or you can as a question on...
by MintyO
Tue May 16, 2017 5:00 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: [SOLVED] Latest Kernel Update
Replies: 20
Views: 1955

Re: Latest Kernel Update

I while back there was a bug in the updates and 4.8 series popped up in there. I installed it without thinking much about it (since then I changed back to 4.4 though). After that both 4.4 and 4.8 got updates as they both were installed - though naturally only one active. Only after deleting all 4.8 ...
by MintyO
Tue May 16, 2017 7:53 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Partitioning during installation
Replies: 17
Views: 516

Re: Partitioning during installation

You've gotten excellent advice and I don't have anything add to that. But I get the sense you might be interested in understanding before acting. Here's a "oldie but a goodie"- tutorial about dual booting with MBR. It has links for background info (including Gparted tutorial) and describes also the ...
by MintyO
Mon May 15, 2017 4:57 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Keep or replace the file
Replies: 8
Views: 614

Re: Keep or replace the file

I'll echo what has been said. Also, if you someone's keeping score, I generally choose replace. A while back this caused it to say "Ubuntu" in grub menu, but I didn't apply any manual fixes. Few days (~week) passed and some update fixed the problem.
by MintyO
Mon May 15, 2017 2:35 am
Forum: Mounting Partitions
Topic: [SOLVED] Unable to extend Mint partition using Gparted
Replies: 10
Views: 1486

Re: Unable to extend Mint partition using Gparted

It's inside the extended partition, so there's no room to detect. I don't have a solution for you I'm affraid (without redoing the linux partitions and re-installing), but you should take a look at this excellent tutorial about Gparted: http://www.dedoimedo.com/computers/gparted.html to get you fami...
by MintyO
Sun May 14, 2017 12:49 pm
Forum: Non-technical Questions
Topic: My mom is 70 and is thinking about going with Linux Mint. She's on the fence. What should I tell her to convince her?
Replies: 49
Views: 8301

Re: My mom is 70 and is thinking about going with Linux Mint. She's on the fence. What should I tell her to convince her

You should let your mom decide, not convince her in one way or another. But if it's like the title says, then I'd do what you were going to: take a stick with you ( :lol: a usb-stick). I'd also add, as I have a laptop about the same age that came with win7, that you should make one with Cinnamon too...
by MintyO
Sun May 14, 2017 6:36 am
Forum: Mounting Partitions
Topic: [SOLVED] Unable to extend Mint partition using Gparted
Replies: 10
Views: 1486

Re: Unable to extend Mint partition using Gparted

You'll need to use Gparted from a separate medium, a live-Mint disc/stick would be a good option.
by MintyO
Sun May 14, 2017 6:16 am
Forum: Suggestions & New Ideas
Topic: Consider replacing VLC with SMPlayer in Linux Mint 18.2
Replies: 21
Views: 8236

Re: Consider replacing VLC with SMPlayer in Linux Mint 18.2

I don't see VLC as the default player in Mint 18.1 so do you mean "not include VLC in 18.2 installed programs"? I would object to that. I don't have any problems with VLC not being the default player in Mint, but like to see it come with the OS. I can imagine if you test around a bit, you'll find ma...
by MintyO
Sat May 13, 2017 4:01 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Why do we need so much help...
Replies: 138
Views: 5135

Re: Why do we need so much help...

chrisuk wrote:......... just the Cockroaches, Mice, and Rats left on the planet... eating each other. ;)
I'm still not getting into this overall discussion even with a ten foot pole, but to this I have to add: don't forget the Tardigrades, the toughest of them all. :wink:
by MintyO
Sat May 13, 2017 3:09 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: On the lookout for an AV program
Replies: 14
Views: 937

Re: Are there any methods to block the virus carrying software?

greerd wrote From /easylinuxtipsproject/security c. Another possibility is the use of this free web service, which is the property of Google: VirusTotal.com. It uses a whole bunch of antivirus engines to scan every file that you feed to it, for viruses and other malicious software. this seems like ...
by MintyO
Sat May 13, 2017 12:51 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Netflix and Firefox
Replies: 4
Views: 410

Re: Netflix and Firefox

I use Chrome for Netflix and Firefox as my buttoned up general browser so I don't know if this is a general problem, or... First apply all the updates from your update manager. Note: I don't mean all the levels, just open the manager and click "apply" and update the level you chose. This will make s...
by MintyO
Sat May 13, 2017 10:33 am
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: First trial of Linux Mint
Replies: 10
Views: 554

Re: First trial of Linux Mint

If your test drive will be of any length greater than, let's say minutes :wink: , I'd suggest you make a live-usb if you have a spare stick and the iso you used to make the disc. Much quicker to use a live-image from a stick than from a disc. You can use "Usb image writer" that you'll find from the ...
by MintyO
Sat May 13, 2017 9:23 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Newbie Forum Sticky Post (Please Read)
Replies: 23
Views: 2404

Re: Newbie Forum Sticky Post (Please Read)

Yes, good stuff. I think your topic is a good start for example for someone who'll happen to come across it. I think the problem is that even though this has been no doubt done in the past with all the best intentions and effort, that things evolve and change. Replies gather, people change, etc. I d...
by MintyO
Fri May 12, 2017 5:01 pm
Forum: Suomi (Finnish)
Topic: Mintin palautus edelliseen versioon?
Replies: 7
Views: 3819

Re: Mintin palautus edelliseen versioon?

...... How did it translate from English to Finnish? I'm always interested in the accuracy. I think the translations are more accurate if you know your own language well. If there's too much slang, etc. the translation won't be as good as it should be. The first post by OP and your response had tha...

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