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by jharris1993
Thu Mar 10, 2016 10:57 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Why I'm sticking with Linux Mint
Replies: 19
Views: 1631

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: 261

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: 4187

Re: I'm Finally Free From Microsoft

Oh, I forgot. . .

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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: 4187

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: 393

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: 261

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: 865

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: 865

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: 13599

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: 865

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: 865

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: 333

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: 865

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...
by jharris1993
Tue Jan 05, 2016 2:26 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: SOLVED-Booting multiple (>2) versions of Mint on the same HD
Replies: 17
Views: 865

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

Fabien, That is SNEAKY ! (I wonder how many people know all those sneaky "cheat codes" for Mint / Linux. . . Hey! That's a good idea for a book!!) Seriously, I strongly suspect that this idea, (which I did not know existed - thanks!) is exactly what I have been looking for - since installing the boo...
by jharris1993
Sun Jan 03, 2016 9:42 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: SOLVED-Booting multiple (>2) versions of Mint on the same HD
Replies: 17
Views: 865

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

Fabian, Unfortunately, my poor laptop isn't that new and it hasn't imagined UEFI, even in it's nightmares! Because of this, partitioning the drive as a GPT drive would result in a drive being unbootable, unless I use a "boot wedge" installed in the MBR. And even doing that won't give me a UEFI bios....
by jharris1993
Sun Jan 03, 2016 9:05 pm
Forum: Scripts & Bash
Topic: How to implement an "Are you root?" test in a shell script
Replies: 20
Views: 3700

Re: How to implement an "Are you root?" test in a shell scri

It is also one of the reasons I like Slackware, I don't have to struggle through all the restrictions ubuntu has in order to have root privileges. Dorian, Huh? What restrictions? "sudo" (AFAIK) has been a standard shell command since about five minutes after the creation of Oxygen in the atmosphere...
by jharris1993
Sun Jan 03, 2016 8:40 pm
Forum: Scripts & Bash
Topic: How to implement an "Are you root?" test in a shell script
Replies: 20
Views: 3700

Re: How to implement an "Are you root?" test in a shell scri

@ all posters

These are all excellent ideas for solving a test for root privilege. I hope the mod's leave this open for a while longer - hopefully it will generate more, similarly excellent replies.

Thanks to everyone who has posted!

Jim (JR)
by jharris1993
Sat Jan 02, 2016 4:36 pm
Forum: Scripts & Bash
Topic: How to implement an "Are you root?" test in a shell script
Replies: 20
Views: 3700

Re: How to implement an "Are you root?" test in a shell scri

Dorian, Allow me to apologize if my message was not clear. The idea of this message was to provide a way - within the context of a user generated shell script to implement a test for root privilege . Admittedly, the majority of scripts written by users will ether not require root privileges at all, ...
by jharris1993
Sat Jan 02, 2016 2:13 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Performance difference between desktops.
Replies: 5
Views: 1656

Re: Performance difference between desktops.

@konjad

I did not include LDXE because it's not one of the "stock" Mint configurations. At least not on their web-site. At least not that I saw there. . . . . :)

Thanks for the input though, I might take a peek at it later on.

What say ye?

Jim (JR)
by jharris1993
Sat Jan 02, 2016 1:56 am
Forum: Scripts & Bash
Topic: How to implement an "Are you root?" test in a shell script
Replies: 20
Views: 3700

How to implement an "Are you root?" test in a shell script

Greetings! One of the things I do is to create - and destroy! - Linux systems on a regular basis, and invariably there are a number of stupid and annoying things that I always want to configure prior to actually starting to USE the system. To solve this problem, I wanted to create a "system customiz...

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