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by velky_pivo
Thu Jan 17, 2013 2:06 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Grub Screen After Update
Replies: 2
Views: 279

Grub Screen After Update

System: multi hd with hd switch - only use one hd switched on at a time mint 10 and 13 partitions are on one same hd was set to use bootloader from mint 10 After last mint 13 update I can not get to the OS menu. As soon as PC boots I get Grub prompt. During the update I was asked a question if I wan...
by velky_pivo
Mon Jan 14, 2013 4:27 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How to install software on Linux Mint
Replies: 151
Views: 358574

Re: How to install software on Linux Mint

Also,
yum - for rpm packages
alien - to convert some packages into debian

Perhaps someone more experienced than me could provide info at this post
by velky_pivo
Fri Jan 04, 2013 4:59 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Some Repositories for Mint 10 Julia No Longer Working ?
Replies: 3
Views: 575

Re: Some Repositories for Mint 10 Julia No Longer Working ?

Today even the system update icon has disappeared.
I was aware of the support deadline but things were working till about Dec 31.
So the server space is being reclaimed for support of newer stuff, I guess; it makes sense.

Is it safe to keep running Julia for a while longer ?
by velky_pivo
Thu Jan 03, 2013 4:14 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Some Repositories for Mint 10 Julia No Longer Working ?
Replies: 3
Views: 575

Some Repositories for Mint 10 Julia No Longer Working ?

I have a Gnome installation of Mint Julia, and until recently I was able to use software manager and update manager. Now, sw will not install, and updates manager shows a message that some repositories do not work, I get : Could not download all repository indexes Failed to fetch http://security.ubu...
by velky_pivo
Fri Oct 19, 2012 10:52 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Grub Boot Menu Gone After Maya Update
Replies: 5
Views: 849

Re: Grub Boot Menu Gone After Maya Update

Nope, one HD. It seems Mint 10 grub likes hd0 and Mint 13 grub prefers hd2. Would it perhaps help to do following first, before doing grub-install ? set root = (hd2,6) in case of Mint 13 or root (hd0,1) in case of Mint 10 I understand there is a difference between grub 1 and 2. Anyway, i got it to w...
by velky_pivo
Fri Oct 19, 2012 1:44 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Grub Boot Menu Gone After Maya Update
Replies: 5
Views: 849

Re: Grub Boot Menu Gone After Maya Update

It did not work at all. With sda6 ( Mint13 Maya), I get error : grub-probe: error: cannot find a device for /boot/grub (is /dev mounted?). according to os-prober the two Mint installs are on sda1 and sda6 I tried same with sda1 (grub 1.99-21), and got same exact error but the boot menu now shows up....
by velky_pivo
Thu Oct 18, 2012 8:30 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Grub Boot Menu Gone After Maya Update
Replies: 5
Views: 849

Grub Boot Menu Gone After Maya Update

Happened with Maya after update. I think there was a grub update in the package that may have done that. Boot menu does not come up any more, instead I get Gnu Grub 1.99-21ubuntu3.4 screen with grub> prompt. How do I get the boot menu back ? I actually have Mint 10 and 13 on this drive, and like the...
by velky_pivo
Wed Aug 08, 2012 2:05 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How to change only font size in Grub menu ?
Replies: 5
Views: 2458

Re: How to change only font size in Grub menu ?

I did look at it - see my first post.
Customizer too will screw up the frame around the menu.
by velky_pivo
Sun Aug 05, 2012 2:14 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Need Supported USB 3.0 4 port PCI Express Card
Replies: 5
Views: 2324

Re: Need Supported USB 3.0 4 port PCI Express Card

I guess that at $10 for a card, you just go for it and see what happens. Also have LM10 and 13. Should OS recognize the newly installed card, or do I need to make some config tweaks manually ? Thanks for the tip. The HW list is exactly what I was looking for. How does one report tested HW to databas...
by velky_pivo
Sat Aug 04, 2012 3:43 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Need Supported USB 3.0 4 port PCI Express Card
Replies: 5
Views: 2324

Need Supported USB 3.0 4 port PCI Express Card

Can anyone reccomend out of the box supported USB 3.0 PCI Express card for Mint Julia and Maya ?

There is a bunch of new cheap cards such as Syba, Startech, Vantec, Koutech and so on.

Chipset on some of them is VLI.

Do any of these work out the box ?
by velky_pivo
Sat Aug 04, 2012 2:35 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Need Supported USB 3.0 4 port PCI Express Card
Replies: 5
Views: 2324

Where To Find Supported Hardware List

I can not find a user supported hardware list/database.
All I found was Ubuntu forums somewhat disorganized amateurish collection of some 85 pages of related messages,
not a real list by Manufacturer and by Function, which is exactly what is needed.
Is there such a thing and can you plz provide link ?
by velky_pivo
Thu Aug 02, 2012 8:48 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Boot Problem - MDM
Replies: 12
Views: 11906

Re: Boot Problem - MDM

Got it to work flawlessly, except that Grub menu showed 7 Maya installs on sda. Should have deleted the Maya sda partition first but no big deal, just deleted all those entries in grub.cfg I used gparted from sdc for sda deletion, and then easeUS home free edition to resize/merge freed up space on s...
by velky_pivo
Thu Aug 02, 2012 8:18 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How to change only font size in Grub menu ?
Replies: 5
Views: 2458

Re: How to change only font size in Grub menu ?

Already tried that. Does not work. It appears to be some kind of font issue. Using grub-mkfont screws up the characters that create the frame around the menu. This sucks. There is a discussion surrounding this issue perhaps pointing to a bug. http://askubuntu.com/questions/11846/changing-the-default...
by velky_pivo
Thu Aug 02, 2012 1:57 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How to change only font size in Grub menu ?
Replies: 5
Views: 2458

How to change only font size in Grub menu ?

The font size of boot menu entries is damn way too small. I have been trying to figure out how to change the font size for a couple of days now manually as well as using grub-customizer. And what is up with the frame around the menu ? When I try to change any graphics or font settings the frame brea...
by velky_pivo
Mon Jul 30, 2012 5:19 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Boot Problem - MDM
Replies: 12
Views: 11906

Re: Boot Problem - MDM

You got it ! That is exactly how I want it. And yes, gparted is already installed with ntfs library support too on Julia, I just hope that it can grow the ntfs partition without a hickup. Thanks so much for clear, great advice !!! I am now running to OfficeMax to pickup external USB drive (on sale f...
by velky_pivo
Sun Jul 29, 2012 4:47 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Boot Problem - MDM
Replies: 12
Views: 11906

Re: Boot Problem - MDM

I think it is Julia's Grub on sda because I used it to correct previous unbootable mess caused by Maya install. Windows boots from grub menu (whatever that version is below), and then it jumps to windows boot menu with w2k and Mepis choices on it (Mepis is long gone, only menu entry remains, Mepis w...
by velky_pivo
Sat Jul 28, 2012 1:43 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Boot Problem - MDM
Replies: 12
Views: 11906

Re: Boot Problem - MDM

Maya would not install on sdc, could not get sdc bootable, and since sda was set bootable I tried to install it there to see what happens. It was just an experiment to see if I could get Maya installed but I did not remove slide show before installing, and I did not install from USB - which appears ...
by velky_pivo
Fri Jul 27, 2012 6:01 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Boot Problem - MDM
Replies: 12
Views: 11906

Re: Boot Problem - MDM

ok, the result: $ sudo mount /dev/sda5 /mnt $ sudo mount --bind /dev /mnt/dev $ sudo mount --bind /sys /mnt/sys $ sudo mount --bind /proc /mnt/proc $ sudo chroot /mnt / # dpkg-reconfigure mdm debconf: DbDriver "config": could not open /var/cache/debconf/config.dat / # sudo dpkg-reconfigure mdm sudo:...
by velky_pivo
Fri Jul 27, 2012 4:08 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Boot Problem - MDM
Replies: 12
Views: 11906

Re: Boot Problem - MDM

ok, i got the sda mount figured out Maya is on sda2, with filesystem on sda5 and swap on sda6 (with Windows on sda1), sdc has working Julia on it and I do not want to screw this partition up ok, this is what I got: $ cd /mnt/sda5 /mnt/sda5 $ sudo chroot /mnt/sda5 # sudo dpkg-reconfigure mdm sudo: un...
by velky_pivo
Fri Jul 27, 2012 1:50 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Boot Problem - MDM
Replies: 12
Views: 11906

[SOLVED] Boot Problem - MDM

Can anyone direct me to a solution to this problem: Bootup does not finish, but instead shows a blue window with this error message: "Server Authorization directory (daemon/ServAuthDir) is set to /var/lib/mdm but this does not exist. Please correct MDM configuration and restart now" When I click OK ...

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