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by jharris1993
Sun Mar 13, 2016 1:06 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: External USB3 HDD not showing
Replies: 2
Views: 239

Re: External USB3 HDD not showing

al35mm, Are you using the same system / same controller card with both OS's? I have run into situations where a particular controller card would not work with drives larger than 2T. There are also issues with whatever dock you are using - as some docks cannot handle drives larger than 2T. Example: I...
by jharris1993
Sun Mar 13, 2016 12:51 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: StarTech 2 port PCI express SATA/eSATA port-multiplier inop / slow access speed
Replies: 0
Views: 776

StarTech 2 port PCI express SATA/eSATA port-multiplier inop / slow access speed

Issue : When using a StarTech PEXESAT32 (also applies to the StarTech PEXSAT32), using the Marvell-88SE9128 chipset, the port-multiplier functionality does not work. Issue : When using the above mentioned cards, the data transfer speeds are abysmally slow. I suspect that this issue is related to, a...
by jharris1993
Sun Mar 13, 2016 12:40 am
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Give the forum software a SMACK!!!
Replies: 3
Views: 340

Give the forum software a SMACK!!!

Greetings! Issue: Anything that causes a topic posting page to loose focus - such as accidentally navigating away from it, or the forum timing out on you - causes your entire posting to be deleted. (emoticon with steam coming out of both ears) Note that there are many other fora, on a whole host of ...
by jharris1993
Sat Mar 12, 2016 6:05 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Thank you to those supporting others here!
Replies: 115
Views: 62482

Re: Thank you to those supporting others here!

Greetings! I would "second" the motion, but it's already been seconded, thirded, four-hundred-and-fourty-fifth'd, etc., so I guess I will just have to get in line behind everyone else. . . . :wink: There are so very many people I could thank here, (xenopeek, inknife, and the poor sod who's trying to...
by jharris1993
Sat Mar 12, 2016 4:37 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Kudos to the companies and organizations that mirror Mint
Replies: 0
Views: 129

Kudos to the companies and organizations that mirror Mint

Greetings! One of the things I like to do periodically, when there are a few centavos left at the bottom of the jar, :wink: is to send you folks beer money. You work hard, and deserve everything we can send. By the same token, there are many excellent organizations that graciously mirror mint, some ...
by jharris1993
Thu Mar 10, 2016 11:24 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Kudos to the Mint Team
Replies: 0
Views: 194

Kudos to the Mint Team

Greetings! I decided, what with all the dust in the air, that it was time to post a thread that - if nothing else - says "Thank You" for all the effort that goes into making Mint the distribution it is. Buying you a cold brew when I can is important. However I also believe that standing up and telli...
by jharris1993
Thu Mar 10, 2016 10:58 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Why I'm sticking with Linux Mint
Replies: 20
Views: 1587

Re: Why I'm sticking with Linux Mint

killer de bug wrote:
smgordon1259 wrote: Linux mint just feels like home...
For having the right distro immediately available for working I agree with you. LM is the best choice for me too.
I couldn't have said it better.

Kudos to everyone on the Mint team!

Jim (JR)
by jharris1993
Thu Mar 10, 2016 10:57 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Why I'm sticking with Linux Mint
Replies: 20
Views: 1587

Re: Why I'm sticking with Linux Mint

Greetings and a HUGE thank-you to the entire Mint community. (aside) I thought the "superglue" post was a hoot! (/aside) First: My "usual First" is because Mint is soooooo very usable "right out of the box". However that has changed as of this debacle. My NEW "first" is because the maintainers of Mi...
by jharris1993
Fri Feb 26, 2016 7:31 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: SOLVED What decides which of the repositories are "hit" and which are "ign"ored?
Replies: 3
Views: 257

Re: What decides which of the repositories are "hit" and which are "ign"ored?

Webservers send a status code as one of the first responses to the GET or POST request sent by the browser/user agent (wget, etc). One of these status codes can indicate "not modified since last check" or "last modified on $date", as well as things like you are used to from web browsing like 404 (f...
by jharris1993
Fri Feb 26, 2016 5:08 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: I'm Finally Free From Microsoft
Replies: 25
Views: 4090

Re: I'm Finally Free From Microsoft

Oh, I forgot. . .

all41's avatar
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is hysterical! I love it! (Now all I have to do is figure out how to replace the stock Windows startup graphic with this. . .)

Where do you guys FIND these things?! :lol:

Jim (JR)
by jharris1993
Fri Feb 26, 2016 5:05 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: I'm Finally Free From Microsoft
Replies: 25
Views: 4090

Re: I'm Finally Free From Microsoft

Greetings! I just have to toss my two kopeks in here. . . . :lol: I can't describe myself as a "Microsoft fan-boy", but I have been working within the M$ camp since before DOS 5.0 - primarily because everything and everyone I worked with - especially my clients - needed one flavor or another of Wind...
by jharris1993
Fri Feb 26, 2016 4:31 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [RESOLVED] Error message in Software Updater
Replies: 8
Views: 382

Re: Error message in Software Updater

I am no expert in the update/upgrade process either, but I'll hazard a guess: As far as I have been able to determine, the items that are selected is dependant on the basic repository selections you've made. Do you want backports? Do you want access to "unstable" stuff that might be interesting? Do ...
by jharris1993
Fri Feb 26, 2016 4:21 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: SOLVED What decides which of the repositories are "hit" and which are "ign"ored?
Replies: 3
Views: 257

SOLVED What decides which of the repositories are "hit" and which are "ign"ored?

Greetings! I have just done a command-line update of my system, and (of course), part of that process is the "apt-get update" command to refresh the repository list so that "apt-get upgrade" has something to chew on. (Ref: My latest "apt-get update" results appended at the bottom of this posting.) I...
by jharris1993
Mon Jan 11, 2016 3:39 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: SOLVED-Booting multiple (>2) versions of Mint on the same HD
Replies: 17
Views: 854

Re: Booting multiple (>2) versions of Mint from the same HD

64 bit OSes are able to execute 32 bit code, but not the contrary. So it's possible that your 32 bit GRUB is not able to launch 64 bit linuxes. I read from an experienced linuxer (maybe srs5694, cant remember) that as much as possible, you want to have one and only one GRUB installed. Otherwise you...
by jharris1993
Sun Jan 10, 2016 3:51 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: SOLVED-Booting multiple (>2) versions of Mint on the same HD
Replies: 17
Views: 854

Re: Booting multiple (>2) versions of Mint from the same HD

austin.texas on What you have just described above is close to what I do. Same here. When I install another OS, I install Grub to the MBR, but then boot back into Mint 17.2 Cinnamon on sda2 and update Grub and re-install that Grub to the MBR. Same here - except I just do "grub-install" from the pre...
by jharris1993
Thu Jan 07, 2016 11:35 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: The Mint 15 joke
Replies: 54
Views: 13382

Re: The Mint 15 joke

Besides, don't we serve as a bit of a test-bed for the developers when we download the new versions and then complain about what doesn't work in the forums? Aren't the LTS versions all the more stable for this? Absolutely! However. . . . . (Seems there's always a "however" in there somewhere, doesn...
by jharris1993
Thu Jan 07, 2016 10:43 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: SOLVED-Booting multiple (>2) versions of Mint on the same HD
Replies: 17
Views: 854

Re: Booting multiple (>2) versions of Mint from the same HD

Austin, After doing a couple more installs, I now know what happens. When you say that Grub searches the other operating systems and records their information in the boot loader, that is precisely what happens. Ergo, the configuration of the other boot loaders - wherever installed - is indeed releva...
by jharris1993
Thu Jan 07, 2016 12:31 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: SOLVED-Booting multiple (>2) versions of Mint on the same HD
Replies: 17
Views: 854

Re: Booting multiple (>2) versions of Mint from the same HD

I don't worry about configuring the other Grub configurations for the other OS's - they are irrelevant. I suppose that installing the new Grub's to their respective partitions might even be easier - nothing wrong with doing it that way. Going in and re-configuring the Grub's that you are not going ...
by jharris1993
Wed Jan 06, 2016 7:52 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: How to preserve configuration settings?
Replies: 3
Views: 323

How to preserve configuration settings?

Greetings! Issue : I frequently do a number of installs on different media, or different machines. Ultimately I end up configuring them all pretty-much the same way, and I have to do the same set of configuration steps over, and over, and over, and over, (sheesh!), and over, and over again. . . Note...
by jharris1993
Wed Jan 06, 2016 7:39 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: SOLVED-Booting multiple (>2) versions of Mint on the same HD
Replies: 17
Views: 854

Re: Booting multiple (>2) versions of Mint from the same HD

Austin, Wow! What a mouthful! Can you break that up a bit - those bites were a bit too big for me to chew. I am working on a solution - which seems to be working so far - is my "Lord Of The Rings - Ring of Power" :D method - and it might even be the same as YOUR method, but I'm not sure. What I am d...

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