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Hello from the US

Postby xxkid123 » Wed Oct 24, 2012 1:28 am

Hey all!

My computer had some issues starting sunday, and due to my ineptness at computing, my vista-ubuntu dual boot is now running mint v 13 (x64 mate). My vista partition was being buggy (even for vista, yes, very very buggy), and I went into ubuntu for the meantime. Unfortunately, my power ran out during an upgrade, and I couldn't boot anywhere. the most important issue was that my grub menu wasn't working (didn't load, as if I deleted it). Note that by this point I had vista working again (too cheap to upgrade, XP doesn't seem to work on it :/ ), and while I could have just installed another bootloader (like the grub menu again), I made the decision to reinstall ubuntu to have some place to fall back to in future scenarios. Since I had nothing important in Ubuntu, I meant to just pop the Ubuntu CD back in, wipe my old partitions for ubuntu, and install it again. But, after I wiped my old partition, somehow I managed to break my partition table?

Anyways, now my harddrive was pretty much screwed over, I could still access files, but I couldn't install anything without having to make a new partition table (and format the whole thing while at it).

I managed to get my files out (long story here), and in a strange twist of fate I decided to go with linux mint instead.

So far I'm not regretting it either.

I'm a really big noob at computers, I'm much better at android. I can't program at all, but seeing that I'm on linux now I might as well start, maybe HTML, bash or java. I get the basics to what terminal is supposed to do, but otherwise I'm pretty helpless at most commands. I made this account so I could ask questions/bother people.

anyways, TL;DR, messed up big time on computer, ended up installing linux mint. Hopefully y'all won't mind me asking questions.

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Re: Hello from the US

Postby xenopeek » Wed Oct 24, 2012 3:07 am

Hi xxkid123, welcome to the Linux Mint forums :D Thanks for joining the forums! That's quite the adventure to get here, sounds a bit frustrating to get from one problem into the next. But you're here now :D The forum is for asking questions, so we don't mind you asking.

Be sure also to check out the Community website (tutorials, hardware and software reviews, ideas), and if you picked the Cinnamon edition also the Cinnamon Spices website for adding even more themes, applets and extensions to Cinnamon.

You can also chat in real-time with other Linux Mint users. In the Mint Menu, in the Internet section, start the application XChat IRC. You will automatically get connected to #linuxmint-chat for general chat and #linuxmint-help for support with other Linux Mint users.

Have fun with Linux Mint.

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Re: Hello from the US

Postby The-Wizard » Wed Oct 24, 2012 9:28 am

Welcome to the Mint family forums

time to make the search facility your best friend, there can be few problems which haven already been raise and in the most cases a fix found,

converted my daughter from W7 a couple of months back she managed to crash mint by trying to load windows driver disc that came with her home hub, after a bit of hassle trying to work out what she had done wrong i did a hot forced close-down [unplugged and removed battery from laptop] put battery back and whalla all was well and she will not make the same mistake again
we all learn by our own or others errors

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Re: Hello from the US

Postby overthetop » Fri Oct 26, 2012 2:15 pm

Welcome aboard xxkid123! :P

I hope you have fun with Mint and get everything straitend out; and yes, programming is a rewarding experience if you stick with it!
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Re: Hello from the US

Postby jesica » Mon Oct 29, 2012 11:43 am


Goo day and welcome to the Linux Mint Forums. :mrgreen:

Hope you have a fab times,


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