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Re: mint 3.1

Postby akshunj » Sun Oct 07, 2007 4:05 pm

john wrote:Hi
I experiencing some issues with Mint 3.1, which I didn't have with 3.0
I have a system with a two HD on ide1 and a sata one.
I use the 1st disk for full installation and the 2nd is a NTFS
Install is without issues, it ask on which disk I wish to install, proposing both disks on ide and the sata, so they are all recognized.
after installation and re-boot, I have an error 16, just after "grub loading..please wait"
Any clues what this could be?
I tried disconnecting the sata, to no avail.
I remove a line in menu.lst pointing to a message (as mentioned above), plus commenting out the UUID references in fstab. Still no joy.
Help is greatly appreciated
thank you


Grub doesn't seem to be finding your install. Maybe you can post your Grub config so we can take a look? Again, my Slackware experience betrays me. I know lilo cold, but grub is still a bit of a mystery. I'm sure some of the gurus around here can help you, though...

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Postby john » Mon Oct 08, 2007 3:05 pm

here it my grub file
little bit messy as I had to convert it to text

# menu.lst - See: grub(8), info grub, update-grub(8)

# grub-install(8), grub-floppy(8),

# grub-md5-crypt, /usr/share/doc/grub

# and /usr/share/doc/grub-doc/.

## default num

# Set the default entry to the entry number NUM. Numbering starts from 0, and

# the entry number 0 is the default if the command is not used.

default 0


## timeout sec

# Set a timeout, in SEC seconds, before automatically booting the default entry

# (normally the first entry defined).
timeout 5

# Pretty colours
color cyan/blue white/blue

## password ['--md5'] passwd

# If used in the first section of a menu file, disable all interactive editing

# control (menu entry editor and command-line) and entries protected by the

# command 'lock'


# examples

# title Windows 95/98/NT/2000

# root (hd0,0)

# makeactive

# chainloader +1

# title Linux
# root (hd0,1)

# kernel /vmlinuz root=/dev/hda2 ro


# Put static boot stanzas before and/or after AUTOMAGIC KERNEL LIST


## lines between the AUTOMAGIC KERNELS LIST markers will be modified

## by the debian update-grub script except for the default options below

## DO NOT UNCOMMENT THEM, Just edit them to your needs

## Start Default Options

## default kernel options

## default kernel options for automagic boot options

## If you want special options for specific kernels use kopt_x_y_z

## where x.y.z is kernel version. Minor versions can be omitted.

## e.g. kopt=root=/dev/hda1 ro

## kopt_2_6_8=root=/dev/hdc1 ro

## kopt_2_6_8_2_686=root=/dev/hdc2 ro
# kopt=root=/dev/hda1 ro

## default grub root device

## e.g. groot=(hd0,0)

# groot=(hd0,0)

## should update-grub create alternative automagic boot options

## e.g. alternative=true

## alternative=false

# alternative=true

## should update-grub lock alternative automagic boot options

## e.g. lockalternative=true

## lockalternative=false

# lockalternative=false

## additional options to use with the default boot option, but not with the

## alternatives

## e.g. defoptions=vga=791 resume=/dev/hda5

# defoptions=quiet splash

# altoption boot targets option

## multiple altoptions lines are allowed

## e.g. altoptions=(extra menu suffix) ext
ra boot options

## altoptions=(recovery mode) single

# altoptions=(recovery mode) single

## controls how many kernels should be put into the menu.lst

## only counts the first occurence of a kernel, not the

## alternative kernel options

## e.g. howmany=all

## howmany=7

# howmany=all

## should update-grub create memtest86 boot option

## e.g. memtest86=true

## memtest86=false

# memtest86=true

## ## End Default Options
title Linux Mint, kernel 2.6.20-15-generic

root (hd0,0)

kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.20-15-generic root=/dev/hda1 ro quiet splash

title Linux Mint, kernel 2.6.20-15-generic (recovery mode)

root (hd0,0)

kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.20-15-generic root=/dev/hda1 ro single

title Linux Mint, kernel memtest86+

root (hd0,0)

kernel /boot/memtest86+.bin


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Postby john » Sun Oct 14, 2007 3:01 pm

well, after digging quite a lot, I re-installed Celena, disconnecting the sata drive both physically and from the BIOS
I was able to re-boot Celena after the installation.
Actually, I did re-boot 3 times just be sure.
Then, after switching off, I re-installed the sata, and all was OK. No issues at all. So I can guess the issue was some confusion in disk numbering when pata and sata are present.

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Moving to Celena?

Postby elbeto » Mon Oct 15, 2007 12:37 pm

Hey guys,

I've been using Ubuntu since Warty, and I decided to change a little bit so I moved this weekend to Celena. It looked good, but unfortunately I've seen some issues that made me go back to ubuntu, at least for the meantime.

I have a modest computer, and I use the Pc for daily tasks.

Maybe this problems are because I'm not that familiar with Mint.

While using Celena I noticed that the MintMenu was very unresponsive, especially after using MintInstall. Many times it just crashed the system.
It was very frustrating. Very hard to turn it on and off.

Other than that worked at expected.

I still don't understand the Software portal vs. Add/Remove from Ubuntu. Specially because there is no link in the desktop or in the Mintmenu, so it's hard to find it if you don't know what you are looking for.

No games? I'm not a gamer, but it's a hassle to go looking for Frozen Bubble.

I think this last item is because of disk space, but Ubuntu still deliver it in on CD, games included.

Most average users like those kind of stuff.

Other idea is to streamline the upgrade process a la Ubuntu, update-manager -d and that's it! For what I read in the forum is much more complicated than that, or at least it seems so. Maybe some way to be introduce it in the mintUpdate. If you have to make it so complex to update at least provide a good backup solution.

I know that Gutsy has backup for Evolution, but what about creating backups for Firefox and Thunderbird, even if it just take to copy the thundbird folder, for newbies is not that easy to do it.

Other than that I think it's a fine distro, and I hope I will use it in the future. I keep an eye on new developments and with improved performance and stability it may have a place in my computer.

Thanks and good job.

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Re: Linux Mint 3.1 Celena is out!

Postby grgaud » Mon Oct 15, 2007 2:59 pm

clem wrote:Hi,

Linux Mint 3.1 aka Celena is out and available for download:

Release notes:
Download mirrors:

Many thanks to Agust for his fantastic artwork and all the people who contributed to this release.


Is there any news about Linux Mint 3.1 Celena running the XFCE Community Edition? It's a really great distro, I love it! I was looking for a good reason to wipe Windows XP off my HDD and I found it in Linux Mint 3.0 with XFCE.
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Postby calumc » Tue Oct 16, 2007 12:44 pm

the XFCE and KDE guys are waiting for Daryna seeing as its going to have lots of new features inherited from Gutsy

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Postby grgaud » Tue Oct 16, 2007 1:10 pm

calumc wrote:the XFCE and KDE guys are waiting for Daryna seeing as its going to have lots of new features inherited from Gutsy

That's an excellent idea, thanks for the info.
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Postby Kinne » Wed Oct 24, 2007 3:47 am

Today, I got an email from my service provider, telling me that my server was abused für DoS attacks. Therefore he stopped the server. According to the control panel, I also got 300GB of download yesterday.
I try to get it up again, but I don´t know how long this will take...

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