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Linux users - Linux Mint 17 "Qiana" releaed

Q: Linux users - Linux Mint 17 "Qiana" releaed

Hi there

Linux Mint (17) QIANA now released

I Am trying this in a VM now before testing on a REAL machine. I'm looking for good things with this release --it's a LTS (Long Term support) release which will be supported until 2019.

This is the sort of things I've been looking for -- I tend to use Linux as an everyday desktop and like the idea of Long term release support -- one of the main reasons I chose OPENSUSE over a lot of other ones - but I do prefer a debian based system over an RPM based one like SUSE even though I haven't had too many complaints with it.

(I recommend you use the LEGAL torrent in their links - it's a lot faster than some of the servers until the mirrors get loaded up with the new release).

The Linux Mint Blog ? Blog Archive ? Linux Mint 17 ?Qiana? Cinnamon RC released!

Cheers
jimbo

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A: Linux users - Linux Mint 17 "Qiana" releaed

Originally Posted by jimbo45


Hi there

Linux Mint (17) QIANA now released

I Am trying this in a VM now before testing on a REAL machine. I'm looking for good things with this release --it's a LTS (Long Term support) release which will be supported until 2019.

This is the sort of things I've been looking for -- I tend to use Linux as an everyday desktop and like the idea of Long term release support -- one of the main reasons I chose OPENSUSE over a lot of other ones - but I do prefer a debian based system over an RPM based one like SUSE even though I haven't had too many complaints with it.

(I recommend you use the LEGAL torrent in their links - it's a lot faster than some of the servers until the mirrors get loaded up with the new release).

The Linux Mint Blog ? Blog Archive ? Linux Mint 17 ?Qiana? Cinnamon RC released!

Cheers
jimbo



Yup... great news...Just to emphasise - Qiana is RC at the moment...

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Hi all
For those that just want a KDE version of Linux Mint 17 QIANA -- it's now available -- I know you can install it from the main distro but there's less hassle in using a properly built KDE version than trying to fit all the bits and pieces together - especially over the top of other GUI's.

(I like KDE - I use it in other distros too - but like all things Linux YOU have a CHOICE !!!).

Works fine as a VM too.

The Linux Mint Blog ? Blog Archive ? Linux Mint 17 ?Qiana? KDE RC released!

Cheers
jimbo

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Any hint on booting from the USB or SD card slots into Linux Mint??  ref: Yoga 11e Chromebook 20DU 0008US. Inpossible to use this for any serious work.  Maybe Mint is the cure?

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Hello i have a couple of questions i want to try a different os for my windows 7 computer but im pretty confused on which one too use. theres this one ubuntu Ubuntu online tour and then linux New features in Linux Mint 13 - Linux Mint which one should i try out and is it user friendly? and how many other os are there for windows 7 im pretty confused... and before i download it should i backup my pc before i install it. any input would be helpful. thanks

A:want to try unbuntu and linux or linux mint

Linux mint is comparatively easier to use, as it's GUI is similar to Windows. On the other hand, Ubuntu or Fedora look a bit different, but the functions are basically the same.

It will be a good idea to take a backup before installation.

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Hello, I have a desktop here where any type of OS installations won't work. If installing Windows the installation get stuck at "Starting Windows" or can't find installation media.During the hang, my hard drive makes a clicking noise for like 10 secs and then stops. If installing Linux distributions, the installation reports that the device for the media is not ready. Any help is appreciated

PC
Acer Aspire AX1430G-UW30P
AMD E-450 dual core processor
AMD Radeon HD 6300 graphics

BTW im not sure if it's BIOS because I don't know if it's UEFI or EFI

A:Windows installation stuck at "Starting Windows" or "Device not ready" for linux

The clicking sound could be a bad HDD.

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First post to this forum. Been using Xandros for a couple years and love it.

Recently built a Desktop and installed Xandros on it.
Xandros desktop displays OK.

However, when using the file manager
or when using any browser on the internet, the refresh or
renew rate on the screen is EXTREMELY slow.

My machine is as follows:
Mobo: MSI K9VGM-V, with VIA K8M890 chipset

Video Board: Onboard (on mobo) VIA Chrome9 HC IGP Family,
S3 Graphics, 128 Mb, ver. 6.14.10.101

Monitor: Dell SE177FP Flat Panel, normally set to
60Hz, 1024 x 768 res.

In Xandros settings, the display is set to 24 bit True Color.

What other info might be needed?

I have changed resolutions, spent the last 2 weeks perusing various sites
hoping to find a similar problem. Tried to install Windows-type drivers
to run under Xandros. NOTE: I am still new and learning Linux so I do not
know much about drivers, linux executables etc, yet.

1. Has anyone had this problem before?
2. Does anyone have a solution?
3. Can anyone advise me where to look or
what direction to take?

BTW, I am also running Ubuntu, and it also refreshes slowly, altho
not quite as bad as Xandros.

Many thanks in advance.

john
[email protected]

p.s. regarding some other threads, I installed 5 hard drives in this machine; OS's include Win XP Pro, Xandros v. 4, Ubuntu. Took me 3 weeks but I finally
got the machine to "see" all 5 drives, and (hardest of all) be able to boot ... Read more

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The Debian Project had the great pleasure of announcing the release and immediate availability for download of new maintenance builds for their stable, long-term supported Debian GNU/Linux 7 and Debian GNU/Linux 8 operating systems.

Debian GNU/Linux 8.2 (Jessie) is the second point release in the Debian GNU/Linux 8 series and promises to bring all sorts of security patches, software updates, as well as to fix numerous issues reported by users since the release of Debian GNU/Linux 8.1 in order to keep the long-term Linux kernel-based operating system reliable and stable at all times.
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Cryptkeeper Linux Encryption App Fails at Job, Has One Letter Skeleton Key - "P"

Cryptkeeper, famous Linux encryption app, is not as safe as one would like since a bug has been discovered, allowing universal decryption with a single letter: ?p.?

The flawed version can be found in Debian 9 (Stretch), which is currently in testing, but not in Debian 8 (Jessie). According to the folks who discovered the bug, it seems that this is a result of Cryptkeeper invoking encfs and attempting to enter paranoia mode. It does this with a simulated ?p? keypress but instead of doing that it sets the folder password to this particular letter.

Considering this is a tool that?s supposed to offer people protection by encrypting their files, it?s quite ironic that it could be opened universally with a single letter.

The problem seems to stem from the fact that encfs is executed with ?S switch, reading the password from stdin without a particular prompt. Following an encfs bug that prevented it from doing what it was supposed to do, a bugfix was released to correct the procedure. This, in turn, broke Cryptkeeper?s interface, preventing it from doing its job of securing people?s data.

Taking it down
Simon McVittie, Debian developer, advised the dev team to take out Crytkeeper out of the Linux distro completely. ?I also notice that cryptkeeper does not check what write() and close() return during its interactions with encfs, which seems very likely to lead to unde... Read more

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Hi, I'm currently using Macrium Reflect Free to backup my Netbook's Drive C: which contains Windows 7.

Now I'm trying to see if my backup actually works by trying to restore it through the Linux Rescue ISO from Macrium but since this is a netbook and I don't have an external ODD, I'll make do with a USB flash drive

The USB flash Drives boots fine, I can get past the Boot Menu which contains Memtest and Linux Rescue CD(Provided by Macrium).
After selecting Linux Rescue CD, I get a black page with the message "RTnetlink answers = file Exist" error and now I'm stuck.

I've also searched this forums for any macrium + RTnetlink error but I couldn't find relevant results.

I've also searched for the error code posted above but I couldn't get any helpful information

My specs are

HP Dm1z E350 Windows 7 Home Basic OEM 32bit
Kingston 2gb DDR3 1066+HP OEM(Hyundai) 2gb DDR3 1066
Hitachi 320gb (68gb C: and 229gb D
Ralink 5390 Bluetooth + Wifi N
Realtek 8168 Gigabit Ethernet.

I'd be glad to post any other information required if that would help.

A:Macrium Reflect Linux Rescue CD "RTnetlink answers = file Exist"

Hello Blu3martini and welcome to Seven Forums. Please forgive me if I've misunderstood your post. I'm not always the sharpest tool in the shed!

You said, "Booting the ISO goes fine until as posted in the Thread title above I get a "RTnetlink answers = file Exist" error and now I'm stuck."

Simply performing a direct copy of an ISO image file will not write the directory and file structure needed to use that file. The usual method is to burn the ISO image to CD or DVD to get an actual working file.

Burn a CD or DVD from an ISO file

Since you want to create a bootable flash drive you may want to read over this tutorial. I think (and I could be wrong) you need to save the ISO file in a convenient location (like the desktop) and then burn it to the flash drive.

Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool

I know of another free program that might work but I've never used it.

ISO to USB

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Hi,
I've got a fine working dual-boot system with Windows XP Professional SP3 and Windows 7 Ultimate. I'm gonna install Ubuntu Linux 10, but I also want to keep both Windows systems. I googled after it, and I found many tutorials showing how to install Ubuntu to dual-boot with either XP or Vista(win7), but none of them explained, what to do if I want to have three systems. I've got a SATA hard disk with a capacity of 320 GB(298 GB actually) There are two partitions, C: (198 GB) and D: (99,3 GB). Win7 is installed on C:, XP on D:. Since there's no more free space I'm planning to shrink the C: volume to make space for Ubuntu, without formatting it from within Windows.(approx 30-40 GB) Then I'm gonna install Ubuntu by letting it to use the largest continuous free space available. I'm gonna use GRUB instead of the Windows Bootloader.

My only question is, whether this will work(I mean whether such problems can occur, e.g. XP won't start up, data lost etc.), and if there are additional things to do, when installing such a "Triple-boot-system"? When I follow the steps explained above, will everything work, will the bootloader show all operating systems? Or if not, please let me know how to configure it. Thanks in advance.

A:Installing Linux to "triple-boot" with XP and Win7

Hello.



Yes what you propose is possible but you will be asking for all sorts of future issues between Windows and GRUB, please, the first thing to do is make reliable back-ups of all the data you don't want to lose before you do anything to change the way the system boots now.


The smart way to do this is to install Linux to a separate Hard Disk Drive (HDD) and use the BIOS to control the boot between the Windows HDD and the Linux HDD at system startup; have a look at the info below for some ideas and be sure to post back with any further questions you may have and to keep us informed.




   Information

The easiest way to do away with boot issues between separate Operating Systems (OS) is to use the BIOS one time boot menu to select which OS to boot at system startup, each motherboard has an individual hot-key to tap during system start-up to access this menu.

If you have 2 separate Hard Disk Drives (HDD) and have one OS installed to one HDD and you want to install another OS to the second HDD, disconnect the HDD with the first OS installed on it and leave only the HDD you want to install the second OS to connected.

Just be sure not to change where the original HDD SATA cable was connected, it has to be re-connected to the exact same port to avoid boot issues.

Install the second OS to the connected HDD and when complete and the system is booting good, power down and reconnect the first HDD with the first OS on it.

This way the OSs will ... Read more

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I am trying to map a drive on Windows and get it to stick. Right now it is mapping, but as soon as the user logs off and logs back on, it is there but it says disconnected. We have to go there, and set it up again. Any ideas?

Thanks,
-Hans
 

A:Mapping a linux drive on Windows and getting it to "Stick"

I assume that by "Linux drive" you mean a directory shared with Sambe..

"Set it up again" means what?

What happens when you try to open this disconnected drive?
 

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wizpy - make any computer in the world yours
It’s a perfect blend of elegant style and substance. With its multi-functional capabilities, wizpy is all the mobile gizmo you need – be it entertainment, connectivity, personal style or security. Packing in multiple exciting features, Wizpy is any Gen X gizmo-lover’s dream come true.

Here's in short what all wizpy empowers you to do
Video, Music, Video Downloader, Recording, Memory, Radio, eBook, Carry-along Linux OS

wizpy is the world's only portable multimedia device with a carry-along operating system built in it. One moment it is your your feature-rich personal multimedia player, and the next it is your private, secure, carry-along desktop operating system!

wizpy can keep you entertained with its feature-rich multimedia player. With this classy little device you can listen to audio, watch videos, view images, listen to FM, read text files and record voice. wizpy comes with the exclusive 'wizpy Content Downloader', allowing you to download and view -on your wizpy- online videos from sites like You Tube, and that too with just a single-click! To enrich your multimedia experience, it comes with a crisp 256,000 color OLED display.

wizpy also introduces you to the concept of 'PC 2.0' whereby your operating system is no longer attached to your bulky hardware, but is with you-at all times-on your portable, compact, palm-sized device. With wizpy you can experience the sec... Read more

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Recoll creates an index of every bit of text on the machine, from notes in an editor to emails, and what have you. It does
this when you tell it to update, and it's relatively quick to do so, altho you don't want to sit and wait while it does it. Then you
can put in a bit of text, or even a keyword, and Recoll will find all the files that contain that text. It will write just the
surrounding text for you, and then you can snap on the file name and bring up the whole file. Depending on the text
searched for, it may produce several 10-entry pages.
I have Googled for something similar that will run on Win 7-64, but have not had success. (One suggestion which I looked
at started to search from the time I input the text--that's pretty near useless, unless you have 20 minutes or so to wait
for the answer. ) The program should update when you tell it, some time when you _don't_ need the answer. It actually has the ability to update itself on a schedule, from once a week to more than once a day at day(s) and hour(s) specified.

If you have a suggestion, please note whether the program you suggest will also work on Win 8-64, and for that matter,
XP-32, but Win 7-64 is where most of my Windows files are kept.

Thanx for looking--Doug

A:Need text finder like the Linux program "Recoll"

There must be a free app that indexes text. You may have to specify folders to include. But I'd be surpised if there wasn't something similar to what you describe. Try Softpedia.com and sourceforge.net. On SourceForge add the search term "win32" to concentrate on Windows programs. Even 64 bit apps seem to be in the "win32" category. It's just how win apps are described there.

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Original article at betanews.

Not going to link the full article but it touches certain subjects between Ubuntu and Windows 10. I would have been more interesting if it was on pure Debian or Arch or another major distribution but Ubuntu???

The UI (biased in my opinion since even within the linux community, desktop environment subject is never one fold)

The privacy settings (Yeah sure, way to go in the article comparing the privacy issues with windows 10 versus the one and only Ubuntu who caused an uproar on the community when they first released the privacy issues with Lens and Amazon, despite you can easily turn off)

Consistency: Nothing much to say here, in terms of the article aside from a big sense of fanboy alert

Non aggressive updates: One thing to note: Ubuntu 14.04 released an update to all Ubuntu families (initial 14.04.2) was all good and well if you were running a Unity for example, not for KDE... See this video for more information
Sure video above is not about forced upgrades, but you get the gist...

Security topic: Only one thing to touch:




"With Windows 10, yeah, there is now an app store, but largely, users still have to hunt for programs and driver packages on various websites. While seasoned Windows experts will know safe download sites to target, many others will be fooled into downloading malware. Hopefully Windows Defender catches it, but if not, the users' machines can be put at risk."Click to expand...

Great, lets give a... Read more

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Ok heres how it is, I have two harddrives one 120gb and my 160gb. My system boots from my 160gb which starts GRUB. Grub successfully boots XP on the first harddrive, and linux on the second. Can i install win98 and add it to the list of bootable operating systems at startup?
 

A:Solved: "Dual" boot XP+98+Linux

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I am trying to install Fedora Core 4 from DVD. I couldn't make the installation in graphical mode, so I had to make it in text mode. Installation succesfully done. Computer rebooted. And my dell LCD monitor gave me a message saying "Cannot display this video mode".

I read dell support page and I guess I need to use the terminal and change hertz setting of the video output. But I need somebody to tell me how can I get to the terminal when linux is booting. It automatically tries to start up with x-window system. How can I switch to terminal window on start up.

Thanx
 

A:Linux FC4 "Cannot display this video mode"

Several ways..

Even in the graphical runlevel, you can change to text consoles with ctrl+alt+f1 through ctrl+alt+f6

OR. At the GRUB prompt, press any key to stop the auto-booting process. Choose to modify kernel arguments, add "3" to the end to boot into runlevel 3 - command line only.
 

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I have bought a second-hand computer a Dell Latitude D520, it didn't have a operating system on it, I installed Linux Mint. I already had a BT hub and tried a wireless connection with the hub but didn't succeed, the wireless device on the computer is enabled, I contacted the people I bought the computer from they recon the Linux drivers are not compatible with BT broadband, do you have any suggestions?
 

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Hi,

newbie here, am really frustated trying to installL linux Mint-14. Every time I enter my (password) it says
(password) does not match, have reset the password 3 times, any help appreciated, OS: Windows 7 Home Premium, am logged into the forum with this password, thanks

billog

A:Help, Linux Mint-14

Not a big Linux user, albeit sometimes if you use upper case with any log in this can be a problem. The only thing I can really recommend is to reinstall and make sure that you write down both the user name and the password down before entering into the OS; this way you will hopefully have no further problems.

Good Luck. . ., and BTW, "Welcome to the Seven Forums."

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I switched to linux mint about a year ago but would like to go back to win 7. I have windows on a usb but can't seem to figure out how to install it over my linux. Any help please? Thank you.
 

A:I want to go from linux mint to win 7

You will need to boot from the Windows Installer USB. But make sure you have a valid COA to activate it with after you install it or its a pointless endeavor.
 

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I know that this is a Windows 7 forums but the people on this site are so much faster in getting things done than most sites which I appreciate.

I was just wondering how to delete some keys that "apt-get update" checks for... when I run the command in terminal this is what I get at the bottom

W: Failed to fetch http://download.virtualbox.org/virtu...amd64/Packages 404 Not found

W: Failed to fetch http://download.virtualbox.org/virtu...-i386/Packages 404 Not found

E: Some index files failed to download. They have been ignored, or old ones used instead.

A:Linux Mint 12 x64

Hi,

I don't think you can edit the repositories directly, although I may be wrong. I suggest changing your software sources to the main server, or another mirror, and then trying:


Code:
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade
If this doesn't solve the problem, check to see whether Synaptic Package Manager is open elsewhere, and close it before running these commands.

Regards,
Golden

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Ok guys! I got my video card installed.

i had to use a rpm2tgz command for the rpm, then i used the command installpkg <filename> and it brought me through the install.

startx, res looks nice. But now i wanna tweak it so it looks, well nicer, more customizable.

Im using KDE, not sure if this is the best one to use but it seems to be widely used by alot.

I liked that Screenshot that phantasm posted on how his looked.

Any information you can give me on customizing Xwindows for Slackware 9.0 would be great! Thanks.


Matt
New Linux user who loves it.

PS- Will be posting questions later on how to setup and use Wine/Winex for some games :-D

PSS- I found the Theme adder thing. Now im just curious if there are websites i can download more themes from.

thanks again
 

A:Making Linux look "pretty"

Some of the eye candy you have seen posted from me was

XIMIAN GNOME ( http://www.ximian.com/ )

It is available as a free 400MB download from their servers as an add on to the GUI and other parts of the operating system.

However, its only available for certain versions of Linux

http://support.ximian.com/cgi-bin/ximian.cfg/php/enduser/std_adp.php?p_faqid=391


And, its just been bought by Novell

http://www.ximian.com/about_us/press_center/press_releases/index.html?pr=novell

If you have broadband, then maybe you should download the Red Hat Linux 9 iso files (3 CDs) and burn them. Then try the ximain download, from here.

If you want to stick with Slackware, try installing

DROPLINE GNOME ( http://www.dropline.net/gnome/ )

Or keep sticking with KDE and playing with that. That's pretty slick as well. All of these Windows Manager GUI things like GNOME and KDE are cool.
 

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English is my native language but when people say something like "it's linux software"
what do they mean?

Linux is an operating system right?

Do they mean its was developed with Linux?
 

A:What do people mean when they say "it's linux software"

They mean that it was developed for use under Linux.

Different operating systems require applications which are created specifically for that operating system. If I have software made for MAC OS, it will not run on Windows or Linux. If I have software for Linux, it will not run on MAC or Windows.
 

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I installed Linux Zorin om my W7 HP Pavilion G Series laptop, originally planning a dual boot. Somehow I ended up with only Linux. Now I need to install Windows XP (didn't have a W7 disk and I don't see the recovery partition) from an optical disk. The problem is that when I go to the bios to set it to boot from the optical drive, the bios is different, it's not the original Windows bios that I am use to. I set it to boot first from the CD/DVD and it does and begins to install Windows then it halts at a blue screen which I can't seem to get past.

Len

A:Had Linux Back to W7 "big problem"

If the laptop originally had Windows 7, why not just reinstall Windows 7?

You don't need the recovery partition if you have wiped it out and you can download a Windows 7 ISO and burn an installation disc.

Or are you installing XP because you prefer it and have no interest in Windows 7?

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Hello all,
 
After some searching I thought I'd ask here.  Does anyone know of a system-wide EQ for Linux Mint, similar to the Realtek one in windows?  I did come across one called PulseAudio, but that seems to be either out of date or not maintained anymore from what I read.  Not a big deal, just like having the ability to dial in half decent sounds on youtube and the like.
 
Apologies if I missed this already.

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Hi!

I installed Linux Mint on my external HDD. Worked fine. Booted Linux when external HDD was plugged in, Win7 when not. Unfortunately at one point Linux Mint updated its kernel headers and I suppose it made an update to Grub with this. => no boot to Win7 although all data was still there.
I tried a Win7 recovery cd image via USB-Stick (no cd drive available) => no windows found.
I tried bootrec, bootsect, but that did not help ("element not found").
There was a drive E: with 100mb which held a /boot folder.
C: (with win7 on it) did not.
I tried diskpart for activating partitions etc.
Nothing worked.
Someone suggested "sudo update-grub" in linux mint (still worked if plugged in). That one found windows and it looked like it was making an entry for it (beneath diverse linux mint options).
Next restart brought only a grub-console, but no boot options. => no linux either now.
I restartet using USB-Win7 recovery. Now the 100mb partition is gone (I suppose thats ok, since I sat it to hidden+boot in gparted), all the drive letters are wildly assigned in diskpart and I do not know what to do now.

Thx for any help, Tommy

A:Destroyed BCD with Linux Mint

Linux has obviously grabbed complete control over your boot process. If you are going to fix this I have a feeling you'll have more luck on the linux forums than here.

Though I personally only deal with linux when I have too. It's possible some people here are different.

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right so i got my win 7 + 8.1 all good with all the raids what ever ........ so unplugged all that and trying to install linux mint 16 or the cinnaman one 64 bit, on a PQ5 PRO MB on seperate disk

but iso dvd wont load the dvd player cant see it ? if i load win seven rescue disk it loads and i even reformated disk from commaned promt

run out off ideas any help here ?

A:Installing linux mint 16

After much research i concluded its must be a corrupt mint download so i re downloaded but instead of burning a DVD from the ISO i chose to add to usb stick using "Pendrivelinux" very easy to use program unfortunately still wouldn't work

then i was reading something somewhere and someone was advised to try a different usb stick so i fort i would too and success, i know have a fully installed and working linux mint 16 64bit Cinnamon

just got to get it to multi boot with windows now

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Hi all,I have a question,I have dual booted many times before but only with windows os.I downloaded an ISO of linux mint and burned it to cd.Would like to know if it would be the same process as dual booting
windows os.Don't want to run into any surprises,thank-you.

A:Dualboot 8.1 and Linux Mint

I can't say if it would be the same process since you didn't describe what you did before.  However, this article is the one I followed to install Linux Mint alongside Windows.  You should note that there are certain steps that are specific to dual booting Windows 8.1 and Linux Mint on a UEFI system.

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Okay, I just downloaded linux mint and burned the iso onto a disk and I was looking around do I have to have unbuntu to install mint? :c
 

A:Newbie to Linux Mint

If you're this new to Linux, maybe start off with Ubuntu.
 

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Hello all,
 
After some searching I thought I'd ask here.  Does anyone know of a system-wide EQ for Linux Mint, similar to the Realtek one in windows?  I did come across one called PulseAudio, but that seems to be either out of date or not maintained anymore from what I read.  Not a big deal, just like having the ability to dial in half decent sounds on youtube and the like.
 
Apologies if I missed this already.

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  HiI?m experiencing an issue with my printer which when used with windows 10 works fine but I am also using Linux Mint Cinnamon 17.3 O.S. on my laptop which is my preferred operating system. The problem is that I am unable to print, either Linux does not recognise this printer model or vice/versaThe printer is there when I open ?Printer? in the mint menu. But that?s it. If I open another window in ?what?s printing ?it shows several documents ready to print. But just does not print! Although it printed fine on my old desktop running Mint ?Mate? O.S. (now no longer in use). I have tried downloading and installing ?HPLIP but without success anyone out there with a solution, it would be greatly appreciated. 

A:printing on linux mint

Did you try this: https://community.linuxmint.com/tutorial/view/1200

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is it possible to have a running version of windows 8 as my main operating but some time boot to Linux mint if so what is the smallest distribution of Linux mint

A:windows8 and linux mint

Hello James, take a look at this: http://thpc.info/dual/win7/install_mint_inside_win7.html This article might answer some questions for you. I know it's a windows 7 installations but most everything that runs on 7 will run on 8 also.

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Hi all,I have a question,I have dual booted many times before but only with windows os.I downloaded an ISO of linux mint and burned it to cd.Would like to know if it would be the same process as dual booting
windows os.Don't want to run into any surprises,thank-you.

A:Dualboot 8.1 and Linux Mint

I can't say if it would be the same process since you didn't describe what you did before.  However, this article is the one I followed to install Linux Mint alongside Windows.  You should note that there are certain steps that are specific to dual booting Windows 8.1 and Linux Mint on a UEFI system.

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I've read the Dota 2 Linux Minimum System Requirements are:

Ubuntu 12.04
Dual core from Intel or AMD at 2.8 GHz
4GB RAM
4GB Hard Drive Space,
nVidia GeForce 8600/9600GT, ATI/AMD Radeaon HD2600/3600 (Graphic Drivers: nVidia 310, AMD 12.11), OpenGL 2.1
OpenAL Compatible Sound Card

But I use:

Linux Mint 14 "Nadia" with Cinnamon 1.6
Quad-core Intel 4670K-i5 Haswell
8GB DDR3 RAM
500GB HDD
nVidia GeForce GTX 770 Gaming Edition
Sabertooth Z87 Motherboard

And for some reason DotA 2 won't launch. I have successfully installed Steam, then proceeded to install DotA 2. When I click "Play" in Steam, it loads, plays the Valve intro animation, then closes out. Whyyyy? I thought Linux Mint was built off of Ubuntu?
 

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Y500 dual 650m 16gb ram, installed Linux Mint 18 on second hard drive and have Windows 10 on the original 1tb drive. I was able to swap the drives and boot without issue. After upgrading to Win 10 anniversary update swapping in the linux drive caused a boot error and after getting it to boot then swapping in the windows drive it would not boot at all. Tried disabling secure boot and uefi, legacy boot, nothing worked. Completely wiped the 1tb drive and installed Win 10 again from scratch. Secure boot enabled and uefi on. Swapped out for the linux drive and again no boot. Went in to bios and disabled secure boot and enable legacy boot mode-still no boot. Turned on UEFI boot mode but still no secure boot and linux drive boots fine. I have read that it should be possible to add the security code whatever to the firmware so it can boot in secure mode but nobody explains how that can be done. BIOS flash to add code? 

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I have a computer dual booted with Linux Mint and Windows 7 Pro x64.

Since I am fed up with Microsoft I am learning to use Linux. Linux comes with Firefox as its default browser.

When I got the system connected to the net with Wi-Fi the browser worked fine for about an hour and then slowed down considerably.

When I try to load Firefox the activity circle will go round and round for a very long time. Sometimes it loads Firefox and then the activity circle goes round and round for a very long time. Other times the browser will time out and not even load.

Then when the browser loads and I try to go to any site the activity circle goes round and round for a long time and sometimes the site loads and sometimes it doesn't, and it will time out. When the site does load the activity circle goes round and round for a very long time.

I thought something was wrong with the computer so I shut down Linux, booted to W7 and everything worked fine so it has to be a problem in Firefox.

Can anyone tell me what has happened to this browser. Thanks.

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I have a computer dual booted with Linux Mint and Windows 7 Pro x64.

Since I am fed up with Microsoft I am learning to use Linux. Linux comes with Firefox as its default browser.

When I got the system connected to the net with Wi-Fi the browser worked fine for about an hour and then slowed down considerably.

When I try to load Firefox the activity circle will go round and round for a very long time. Sometimes it loads Firefox and then the activity circle goes round and round for a very long time. Other times the browser will time out and not even load.

Then when the browser loads and I try to go to any site the activity circle goes round and round for a long time and sometimes the site loads and sometimes it doesn't, and it will time out. When the site does load the activity circle goes round and round for a very long time.

I thought something was wrong with the computer so I shut down Linux, booted to W7 and everything worked fine so it has to be a problem in Firefox.

Can anyone tell me what has happened to this browser. Thanks.

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i found some forum posts that use the method for installing ubuntu7.10 (by pendrivelinux.com) but the instructions seem to use commands for gibbon...do i have to modify any commands from that tutorial?
http://www.pendrivelinux.com/2007/09/28/usb-ubuntu-710-gutsy-gibbon-install/
 

A:Persistent linux mint install on usb?

I think the procedure in general is the same in every Linux.

There are instructions for Mint on pendrivelinux too, did you notice?

http://www.pendrivelinux.com/2007/10/31/usb-linux-mint-install-from-windows/
 

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I cant make a database. I am proud hindi indian, which means, i cant make mouney and i will disgrace my wife. plesea help . It shows that my MySQL/ web server vill malfunction Sory for my deb anlish. -Jala

 

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My current OS is Win 7 Pro 32 bit on one HD, but I'm thinking of installing Linux Mint 64 bit on an extra HD and alternating between the two.
I would only be using one OS at a time on alternate HDs.
What would be a good antivirus, free or paid, to cover both?
Or should I go for two different antivirus programs?
I currently run Norton 360 Premier, but I'm not sure if it works with Linux.
I have not actually installed Linux yet.
Tnx in advance for any help.

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I have read the post by Kurzo and have a question regarding the [/home] partition. Specifically if I have a created a separate partition for windows, documents, can this also be used by Linux as the [/home] partition?

A:Dual Boot W7 Linux Mint

Hi Not quite sure what you want to achieve, but I will try and give you some relevant info. You should make/take/create Recovery Media for Windows 7 so that it can be re-installed at a later date if wanted.  If you view the Hard Disk and can take a screen shot to post here it may help to give more targeted advice. I would expect to shrink the C: and create 3 or 4 more partitions //home/swap and perhaps a common data storage area formatted to NTFS. Then when Mint is installed the common data area can be mounted to use for docs between W`indows and Mint. If in doubt please ask.



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Linux Mint 18 (Sarah) Cinnamon and Mate editioins released
 

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I want to install Windows XP Home Edition SP3 to an NTFS partition on my SSD.
 
The PC has the following devices hooked up:
128 GB SSD - ext4 and swap partitions taking up half the space, Linux Mint 17.2 installed
A blank NTFS partition taking up the rest
 
750 GB HDD - one NTFS partition
 
1 TB HDD - one ext4 partition
 
But when I run the XP setup disc, it reports the following:
122104 MB Disc 0 at Id 0 on bus 0 on ahcix86 [MBR]
E: Partition1 [Unknown] 122104 MB ( 122104 MB free)
715403 MB Disk 0 at Id 2 on bus 0 on ahcix86 [MBR]
C: Partition1 (Programs Fi) [NTFS]  715402 MB ( 237929 MB free)
953868 MB Disk 0 at Id 3 on bus 0 on ahcix86 [MBR]
F: Partition1 [Unknown] 953869 MB ( 953868 MB free)
 
And if I select E: it tells me "Windows XP cannot recognize the partition you selected."
 
You never know what's going on there. Maybe it does not like UEFI or ext4?
 
MSI 970 Gaming Motherboard
AMD FX-8350 Eight-core Black Edition 4.0 GHz
2x4 GB DDR3 RAM OC 2133 MHz
Corsair Force LX 128 GB SATA SSD
Seagate Momentus 750 GB SATA 2.5" HDD
Seagate Desktop 1 TB SATA 3.5" HDD
Linux Mint 17.2
Windows XP Home Edition SP3

A:Add XP to PC running Linux Mint with UEFI

I want to install Windows XP Home Edition SP3 to an NTFS partition on my SSD.

Cool. Please keep in mind that Windows XP will overwrite GRUB. As such, you will lose access to Linux Mint, and will need to re-install GRUB using a Linux Mint live-flashdrive (or live-DVD).
 
Maybe it does not like UEFI or ext4?

In Linux Mint type:
sudo parted -l
This will show information about your harddrive, most importantly what kind of partition table you're using. Based on your comment about UEFI, I would presume you're using a GPT table, which Windows XP doesn't support. Nore does Windows XP support UEFI.

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Last night I did a bunch of updates on my Linux Mint 17 VMWare Player client. Updates seemed to go well. Now when I start it goes to black screen, do see the logo first. Any way to recover or do I have to re-install?

A:Linux mint 17 black screen

Oh man, looking like re-install. Jimbo where are you? Help!

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Hi, I have been directed from the Linux forums to ask this concern here and I will just copy and paste what I asked there:
 
Are you able to answer the concerns about  "Possible Linux/Ebury - Operation Windigo installetd." An attacker can't infect you through just knowing your ip and then looking for vulnerable ports can they?
 
The only vulnerable ports I know of are the Samba ports and they were both closed on my vpn ip and my real ip. Plus I had a firewall set to reject all incoming traffic. The port checkers I used were http://www.canyouseeme.org/ and http://www.yougetsignal.com/tools/open-ports/
 
Also upon I discovered that port 22 ssh was a vulnerable port which I never checked.
 
I'd be very grateful for any help on this. Thanks.

A:Linux Mint backdoor concern.

As this question has now been answered in another thread, I'll close this thread to prevent further confusion.

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Hello!Can you tell me if the "Lenovo B51-35 Notebook A8-7410 Quad-Core HD matt R5 M330" is compatible with Linux Mint 18.1? If not, which Type of Linux should I install? The Laptop has no Windows or else preinstalled. Thank's for your answers! Hallo!Kann mir jemand sagen ob das "Lenovo B51-35 Notebook A8-7410 Quad-Core HD matt R5 M330" mit Linux Mint 18.1 kompatibel ist? Wenn nicht, welches andere Linux-System würdet Ihr empfehlen? Der Laptop hat kein vorinstalliertes Betriebssystem. Vielen Dank im Voraus!

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Hi, I have been directed from the Linux forums to ask this concern here and I will just copy and paste what I asked there:
 
Are you able to answer the concerns about  "Possible Linux/Ebury - Operation Windigo installetd." An attacker can't infect you through just knowing your ip and then looking for vulnerable ports can they?
 
The only vulnerable ports I know of are the Samba ports and they were both closed on my vpn ip and my real ip. Plus I had a firewall set to reject all incoming traffic. The port checkers I used were http://www.canyouseeme.org/ and http://www.yougetsignal.com/tools/open-ports/
 
Also upon I discovered that port 22 ssh was a vulnerable port which I never checked.
 
I'd be very grateful for any help on this. Thanks.

A:Linux Mint backdoor concern.

As this question has now been answered in another thread, I'll close this thread to prevent further confusion.

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