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by dehawkinz
Sat Sep 24, 2011 2:05 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: using advanced installater to partition drive [SOLVED]
Replies: 4
Views: 535

Re: using advanced installater to partition drive

I think I may have partially identified the problem When I tried to partition the drive manually using GParted, it sat there for 25 minutes (until I finally terminated it) "scanning" sda without doing anything else. So I am guessing that there is something in the partition structure that L...
by dehawkinz
Sat Sep 24, 2011 7:47 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: using advanced installater to partition drive [SOLVED]
Replies: 4
Views: 535

Re: using advanced installater to partition drive

partition is as follows (sda is the drive I am thinking of installing Mint to) Disk /dev/sda: 320.1 GB, 320072933376 bytes 255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 38913 cylinders Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes I/O size (minimum/optimal): 5...
by dehawkinz
Sat Sep 24, 2011 6:44 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: using advanced installater to partition drive [SOLVED]
Replies: 4
Views: 535

using advanced installater to partition drive [SOLVED]

OK it was a toss-up wether to file this under newbie or installation :) I am installing Mint alongside Windows (for now) until I upgrade to a new computer. at present I have 2 Hard drives + 1 external drive. on the 'primary' Linux drive I have 20GB free space on one partition and 100GB free space on...
by dehawkinz
Fri Sep 23, 2011 4:33 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: blank screen
Replies: 2
Views: 337

Re: blank screen

There is a long running issue with ATI cards and Linux. It is getting better, but you may find that some features of the cards are not well implented if at all.

see the following statement from AMD who took over ATI
http://support.amd.com/us/gpudownload/l ... linux.aspx

Richard
by dehawkinz
Fri Sep 23, 2011 4:22 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: blackness...
Replies: 4
Views: 694

Re: blackness...

Not sure if it is related, but there is a similar thread under installation board
Installation & Boot - Install...blank screen

It seems some users will experience a blank screen during booting process, but once booted the normal graphics resume.

Richard
by dehawkinz
Fri Sep 23, 2011 1:46 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: batch rename file extensions [SOLVED]
Replies: 2
Views: 541

Re: batch rename file extensions [SOLVED]

LOL

typical!!

she asks me to find a program, and has now decided she wants to do it manually anyway!!

but thanks for the help :)
by dehawkinz
Thu Sep 22, 2011 5:07 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: batch rename file extensions [SOLVED]
Replies: 2
Views: 541

batch rename file extensions [SOLVED]

This question comes from my wife she is moving her website she is working on from Windows to Linux, but the file names are all messed up due to the fact that she has interchangeably used upper and lower case file extensions - eg JPEG and jpeg. Windows accepted this and followed the links regardless,...
by dehawkinz
Thu Sep 22, 2011 2:59 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: adding Linux to make dual boot [SOLVED]
Replies: 4
Views: 685

Re: adding Linux to make dual boot [SOLVED]

I finally found the answer, its the way the BIOS is set up.

it needs the first boot item to be SCSI to make it detect none-IDE drives
ie if you want to boot from a CDROM or Floppy when your normal boot drive would be a SATA or SCSI drive, you have to edit the BIOS first.
by dehawkinz
Wed Sep 21, 2011 8:14 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Install...blank screen
Replies: 9
Views: 2342

Re: Install...blank screen

I have a similar issue, and found an alternate solution (for those of us not on laptops) I am still trialling LiveCD of LXDE by the way when the screen goes blank, double click, then right click mouse. when it installs, suddenly the desktop appears like magic (or wait until CD stopped working and do...
by dehawkinz
Mon Sep 19, 2011 6:21 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: adding Linux to make dual boot [SOLVED]
Replies: 4
Views: 685

Re: adding Linux to make dual boot

OK, got a problem, and I am not sure what the solution is. my system has the original windows installed to an IDE drive on HDD 0 I have added a SATA drive via a PCI card which is for the linux system under BIOS, I can not select the PCI card as a viable boot location options are: Floppy CDROM LS120 ...
by dehawkinz
Sat Sep 17, 2011 6:15 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: adding Linux to make dual boot [SOLVED]
Replies: 4
Views: 685

adding Linux to make dual boot [SOLVED]

I read the thread Two HDD I am looking to add linux to a second hard drive, so each drive will contain separate OS windows on one, linux on second if I understand it right I need to disconnect the existing windows drive, install linux, edit the 40_custom, so that in emergency I can still access the ...
by dehawkinz
Sat Sep 17, 2011 4:50 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: corrupted boot record [not solved, but closed]
Replies: 6
Views: 801

Re: corrupted boot record

hmmmm that did not work :( it wiped the linux boot loader, but still failed to recognise any operating system when I installed Vista. Had major problems getting mint back on, kept getting an input/output error when copying files across. Finally managed to do it by wiping entire drive, installing oem...
by dehawkinz
Fri Sep 16, 2011 5:50 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: corrupted boot record [not solved, but closed]
Replies: 6
Views: 801

Re: corrupted boot record

You don't have a recovery disk for you computer? Some computers can start the recovery process from the BIO's, I just don't know the right key to push for your computer or even if it's there. The recovery disk should have the info needed to restore you system from your recovery partition.(might che...
by dehawkinz
Fri Sep 16, 2011 5:15 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: corrupted boot record [not solved, but closed]
Replies: 6
Views: 801

Re: corrupted boot record

thats the problem it exists already :( currently the hard drive looks something like this sda1 Windows Recovery partition ntfs 10GB sda2 windows OS (nearly empty) ntfs 120GB sda3 extended 112GB sda5 / ext4 108GB sda6 linux-swap 4GB I did try doing fdisk -l to get more complete listing ( I used gpart...
by dehawkinz
Fri Sep 16, 2011 4:45 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: corrupted boot record [not solved, but closed]
Replies: 6
Views: 801

corrupted boot record [not solved, but closed]

I know this is off-topic for a linux forum, but I thought maybe someone out there might know the answer :) My wifes laptop died recently, it was running Windows Vista (64bit) In trying to fix it, I managed to wipe the MBR. I was able to install Linux Mint, and she likes it (yay) but she is a fan of ...

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