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Q: USB Boot with Linux Mint or other Linux flavor

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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Preferred Solution: USB Boot with Linux Mint or other Linux flavor

I recommend downloading and running Reimage. It's a computer repair tool that has been proven to identify and fix many Windows problems with a high level of success.

I've used it in the past to identify and fix everything from blue screens (BSOD's), ActiveX errors, corrupt files and processes, dll/exe/sys errors, recover lost memory, Windows update problems, defragging, malware removal etc.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloadreimage.com/download.php. (This link will automatically start a download of Reimage that you can save to your computer.)

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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.



Happy 2 [email protected]

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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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Well, hello back! I have been using Linux Mint, which is based on Ubuntu, since the last time I visited the forums but now I want to dual boot with Windows 7....

So...
I have just Mint 8 (based on Ubuntu 9.10) installed on my laptop (nothing else), and I if I wanted to dual boot with Windows 7, how would I do it?
I've read guides and stuff but they're sometimes outdated, and I know I could use VirtualBox to run Windows 7 but I want to dual-boot.

A:How to dual boot Linux Mint and Windows 7?

  
Quote: Originally Posted by bp96


Well, hello back! I have been using Linux Mint, which is based on Ubuntu, since the last time I visited the forums but now I want to dual boot with Windows 7....

So...
I have just Mint 8 (based on Ubuntu 9.10) installed on my laptop (nothing else), and I if I wanted to dual boot with Windows 7, how would I do it?
I've read guides and stuff but they're sometimes outdated, and I know I could use VirtualBox to run Windows 7 but I want to dual-boot.


See if this helps you out,

Dual Boot Windows 7 and Ubuntu

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Hello,

Not sure if this should go Linux forums or here so I decided to try both
What I have here is a brand new machine with two empty hard disks, one ssd and another regular one.
Now, I would like to install windows 8 (+ most used programs) on the ssd and Mint (+ other linux stuff) on the regular disk.
This regular disk should also be divided, giving linux around 20gb (ext4) and leave the rest for windows (ReFS, ntfs or whatever it that windows 8 is using).
I would also prefer to have the system boot to Windows by default.
What would be the easiest way to accomplish this?


Thanks!

A:Dual boot | Windows 8 on ssd and Linux Mint on hdd

I did something similar... well I had Win7 installed first then I installed Ubuntu Linux and it became the secondary OS.
Windows first then Linux .. that should get it done. HTH

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I folks,

Currently I'm running a dual boot with Windows 7 and Linux Mint 10. When I boot up I get Windows Boot Loader and default to W7. If I choose the second choice, Linux Mint, I go to GRUB and boot into Linux Mint.
Very shortly Linux Mint 11 will be released. The recommendation is for people to do a clean install.
I'm wondering whether, if I clean install Linux Mint 11 on the partition that LM 10 now occupies (on a separate HDD) it will mess up my boot. What I mean is whether GRUB will be my first boot loader and default into Linux.
I'd prefer to keep it as it is but I'm unsure about how to go about this upgrade.
For one thing Windows cannot see Linux so I'm kind of guessing which partition my current Linux install is on.
As I say, it's on a different HDD, so I could disconnect my Windows drive altogether. Not sure whether this would be a worthwhile thing to do though.

Any suggestions would be welcome, John

A:W7/Linux Mint dual boot upgade

Hello John.



As you know which HDD is the Windows 7 HDD and so on ...


The best way would be to power down and disconnect all HDDs except the Windows 7 HDD, connect it to the #1 SATA port of the mobo and set it as the first boot device in the main BIOS, make sure Windows 7 is the Active partition and make sure it boots all by itself as the "System" partition.

Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times


Then power down and disconnect the Windows 7 HDD and connect the HDD you want to use for Linux and do the install to that; when finished power down and reconnect all the HDDs putting Windows 7 back at SATA #1 and use the one-time boot menu for your Gigabyte board (which is the F12 hot-key) to boot to whichever OS/HDD you want to boot at PC startup.


Post a snip of disk management to see and if you have questions be sure to ask.

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So anyway I did this to the point at which I dont see the linux partition. but it still showing when i reboot help me remove it completely as it did not install correctly. 
I did this but dont see the partitions is there any other way to remove it or what should I look for. I dont see any ext partitions either. (not sure if linux loaded correctly but either way its at the start up when I restart)
EasyBCD (download http://neosmart.net/Download/Register/1)
Just write something in those boxes, and you’ll be able to download it free.
You’re at the GRUB menu, Boot into Windows 7
Having the EasyBCD, now Open EasyBCD
Go to BCD Deployment
By default, you will have the Install the Windows Vista/7 bootloader to the MBR, button checked. If you don’t have that checked, check it now! (before it’s too late…)
Click on Write MBR (that red button). This removed the GRUB menu, and made Windows 7 load automatically.
Go now to Edit boot menu.
Highlight Windows 7
Check Skip the boot menu.
And then Save settings.
Close EasyBCD.
Right – Click on My Computer
Click on Manage, and the partitions will pop-up now, you’re just going to remove the Linux partition.
Right-Click on the Linux volume and click Delete volume.
Now Right-click on the deleted volume and click Delete partition. Now you lost everything on Linux, if you didn’t back-up your fi... Read more

A:How do I remove linux mint from 8.1 dual boot.

Hi
 
Make sure you are booted into Windows not Linux Mint.
 
Follow steps 1 - 10 carefully
 
For Windows 8.1 hit  <Windows> + <C> keys to open the charms bar.
Click Search and type Disk Management in the field. Click Create and format hard disk partitions, to open the Disk Management window .
 
When the window opens, you will see a list of all drives/partitions on your system along with a graphic representation of each.
 
My system showed 2 partitions not formatted as NTFS matter of fact the 'file system' column for each was blank
.
Right click the Volume(s) and click Delete. Right click the Deleted Volume and delete the partition.
 
Now you can extend the another partition to increase space or leave it blank and install Windows Technical Preview as I did.
 
I followed the same directions you've posted above, 2 nights ago to remove Linux Mint from my dual-boot with Windows 7. Everything went without a hitch.
 
Lots of luck and Please keep BC posted!

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I have repartitioned (twice) the drive using Linux Minut and Ubuntu. Both times I get (see photo) into a booting loop where nothing works, just keeps going into a loop. Device:  Lenovo 110SAlready changed boot sequence as internal HD (eMMC Samsung - 32GB) booting first, under Legacy boot (NOT UEFI) Thanks for your help


























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Hi,
I installed Linux Mint alongside Windows 10 some time ago and tried it for a while. When I decided to remove Linux Mint from the laptop, I deleted the disk partitions it was installed on. Even though Linux Mint is deleted, it is still shown as an option on Windows boot menu when I start the laptop. How can I remove Linux Mint from the boot menu completely so the laptop boots directly to Windows as it used to do? Thanks..

A:Windows 10 boot menu after Linux Mint uninstallation

Open an elevated command promptType bcdedit /enumLocate the GUID for the Linux entry They look like {14105cca-1b7b-11e6-8afe-e38650dc991f}Then delete the entry with bcdedit /delete {14105cca-1b7b-11e6-8afe-e38650dc991f} , substitute in your GUID

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After asking someone to help me remove Linux Mint from Windows Vista I now have the following message upon booting up the computer.
 
Error: no such partition
Entering Rescue mode
rub  rescue
 
My question is how do I resolve this? Please help.

A:Serious problem after trying to remove dual boot Linux Mint

Do you have a Vista Install disk?
 
Edit: The install disk will let you do a startup repair.

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Windows 8 bootloader used to show some glitchy graphics instead of W8 logo from time to time; however, until now, it usually managed to get it's job done launch Windows 8 or Windows 7.

Until now. Well, it's now stuck to Windows 7 for some reason. Most often it shows it's distorted graphics, then it launches Win7 w/o asking. This renders Win8 unbootable.

If that's relevant: (a) Win7 came preinstalled, then I put Win8 next to it and then I proceeded with Mint; (b) Because of that, it is GRUB that shows first when the laptop starts, Windows 8 bootloader can only be launched from GRUB; (c) Secure Boot was disabled by default; (d) IIUC the boot is set to Legacy Bios, not UEFI; (e) I switched off fast startup at Win8 before installing Mint; (f) I can launch Windows 8 from Windows 8 installation media, but Automatic Repair fails to repair anything (I was hoping that maybe Automatic Repair could reinstall Windows 8 bootloader, even if it got rid of GRUB in the process; but then, hopefully, I could restore GRUB - or not...) (g) I'm really too slobby, I lost Windows 7 installation media somewhere... Perhaps I could find it, by searching up the whole flat.

OK, how to fix this? Y, I know, attempting to have three OSes installed on one laptop w/o having deep knowledge about boot-related things *was* asking for problems, but still... I need Linux, and I need Windows 8.

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I have a new Lenovo E540 preloaded with OEM Win7 PRO 64 bit ... and no discs
- (other than an upgrade to Win8.1 PRO ... no thanks)

Q1: How do I make a recovery disc of the current Win7 PRO 64bit ?
- I have never done it before .. a recovery virgin.

So far ... when the Lenovo was started the OS was registered with MS but I declined any upgrades until the PC is carefully prepared and imaged before any use and exposure to the internet.
- registration of the OS was unavoidable because the Lenovo took possession as soon as the PC was booted.

The Lenovo is a clean machine , so I want it properly setup and imaged to simplify future maintenance.

Q2: At what point do I create partitions for ... ?
1. Win7 PRO
2. Linux OS -- Mint

Q3: For testing downloads should I create a dedicated test partition or just use a SandBoxie tool ?

Else where in this forum I read a post by Greg Rocker recommending to uninstall all the Toshiba crapware BUT I noticed that he recommended that some Toshiba stuff be retained.
Previously (again in this forum) I have read to dump branded laptop OEM all together and just use a generic OEM on a laptop.

I would be grateful for any guidance. Thank you

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LENOVO E540 SPECS:
E540-20C600BVAU
Intel i5 | 1TB HDD | 4GB RAM | 2x USB3 | 1x USB2
Win-7 PRO 64-bit | (with discs to upgrade to Win8.1)

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hi all!

I tried to install Linux mint 14 along with Windows7 Professional on Compaq 420 laptop using UUI (universal usb installer).

During installation of mint it did not show the option of 'installing alongside existing OS', so i went with 'something else' option at the end.
Freed up space and installed it in my second partition of 100GB with root, swap and home.

Finally after restarting it showed the grub and linux is working fine, but when i try to boot windows it gives an error 'cx0000224' stating that it cannot load windows boot manager and try putting the image cd or installation cd of windows or contact manufacturer in case of not having the installation cd.

I do not have the installation cd anymore but luckily have saved my work externally.

I think i messed up big time, Pl. let know if there is a way to revert back and get my original windows software running again?

thx,..ucma

A:Dual boot with Linux mint giving boot problems

  
Quote: Originally Posted by ucma


hi all!

I tried to install Linux mint 14 along with Windows7 Professional on Compaq 420 laptop using UUI (universal usb installer).

During installation of mint it did not show the option of 'installing alongside existing OS', so i went with 'something else' option at the end.
Freed up space and installed it in my second partition of 100GB with root, swap and home.

Finally after restarting it showed the grub and linux is working fine, but when i try to boot windows it gives an error 'cx0000224' stating that it cannot load windows boot manager and try putting the image cd or installation cd of windows or contact manufacturer in case of not having the installation cd.

I do not have the installation cd anymore but luckily have saved my work externally.

I think i messed up big time, Pl. let know if there is a way to revert back and get my original windows software running again?

thx,..ucma







Quote:
From the Linux Mint forum.
you used the Linux partitioner to re-size the NTFS partition,
then that can often mess us the windows file structure.

it's generally recommended, to use the windows Disk Management program:
http://www.disk-partition.com/resource/ ... dows7.html
to re-size the NTFS partition first, in order to get some 'free space'.

then use the Linux installer's 'something else' option to point to that free space.

so now, in order to repair the windows boot loader,
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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

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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Hello, I own an HP Envy 15 notebook K112-NL and have considerable difficulty installing Linux Ubuntu and Linux Mint in dual-boot and triple-boot. Both with Secure Boot enabled or disabled, either enabled or disabled legacy, both with fast boot enabled or disabled and also with the default boot from internal CD / DVD ROM, it is impossible to install Linux alongside Windows. I managed for a moment to start the Linux Mint DVD but it is planted to the first screen. I think just by reading other forums, that HP does everything to not allow this operation. Has anyone had the same problem? If yes how he solved it? Thank you. [Google Translation] Original post [Italian]: Buongiorno, posseggo un notebook HP Envy 15 K112-NL e ho notevoli difficoltà ad installare Linux Ubuntu e Linux Mint in dual-boot e triple-boot. Sia con Secure boot abilitato o disabilitato, sia con legacy abilitato o disabilitato, sia con fast boot abilitato o disabilitato e inoltre con l'avvio predefinito da internal CD/DVD ROM, è impossibile installare Linux accanto a Windows. Sono riuscito un attimo a far partire il DVD di Linux Mint ma si è piantato alla prima schermata. Penso proprio, leggendo altri forum, che HP faccia di tutto per non permettere questa operazione. Qualcuno ha avuto il mio stesso problema? Se sì come lo ha risolto? Grazie.

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I have installed Linux Mint 19 several times on my ideapad 320-15ABR, using both UEFI and Legacy settings. Always the same issue. Everything works on the Live CD and on the first boot. After that, during boot, the screen dims and never gets bright again. The driver is amdgpu and I can find no evidence of changes between the working boot and the 'dim' boot. I have looked all over the web and tried multiple 'solutions' but none have worked. Suggestions/solutions most appreciated. Will have to return this unit if I cannot make it work. Thanks in advance.

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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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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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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 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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Goal: Dual boot Windows 7 and Linux and have an NTFS partition for both OS.

Problem: When creating Logical Partitions with any Linux partition tool(Gparted, cfdisk) the Linux swap and ext 4 partitions shows up on Windows 7 as primary partitions outside of the Extended partition while the NTFS partition shows up inside the Extended partition as logical drive. Disk management shows 5 primary partitions and 1 logical drive inside an extended partition.(As seen in Disk1.jpg attachment) I'm using MBR.(not UEFI)

I can create the partitions in Windows 7 disk management and choose not to format the two logical partitions used for Linux. I can then use the mkswap and mkfs.ext4 command to format the partitions.(See Disk2.jpg attachment)

Questions:
Why is Windows 7 disk management not showing my partitions correctly when I use a Linux tool to partition the disk? Will this cause any problems with Windows 7? I'm afraid of making Windows 7 unbootable.(although it booted just fine I do plan on using EasyBCD to add an entry to load the grub bootloader for Linux)

If I partition my disk with Windows 7 disk management(as seen in Disk2.jpg) will that cause any problems for Linux?

What is the recommended way to handle this? What are the downsides to each way?

Note: I'm a bit of a linux noob.

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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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  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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Hello, TenForums.


I run Linux Mint on one SSD and Windows 7 on another.

Linux Mint SSD is on SATA 1; Windows 7 SSD is on SATA 2; 500GB empty drive on SATA 3.

I upgraded Windows 7 to Windows 10 and after getting it all set up and pretty, I decided to reboot and use Linux for the rest of the night.

Well, with my Windows Drive Connected, I tried booting into Linux but received the error: "Cannot mount drive /mnt/sdb1". So, I booted back into Windows 10 and everything Windows-wise was cool.


Here comes my screw up:

Fast forward to today (roughly 3 days later). I tried fixing my Linux Partition by unplugging the Windows Drive (since that would be the /sdb1 drive) and received the error: "The Disk Drive for UUID=&lt;Drive Name Here> is not ready yet or not present". Using a LiveUSB, I tried mounting and using chroot to try and fix grub, but to no avail. I also tried reinstalling Linux Mint while keeping my /home partition, but with no success either. So, I decided to install another SSD that I wanted to add for games &amp; misc. files since it was bigger. So, I opened up my computer, reorganized a bit and put all of the SSDs in (in the config at the start of my post) and connected all the power/SATA cables.

I had previously read that Windows 10 gets really pissy if you make any changes to hardware. Well, here comes the confusing part:

1. When only the Linux drive is connected, I get the "Disk Drive UUID" error. ... Read more

A:Installed Windows 10. Now I can't boot Windows 10 or Linux Mint.

With the configuration that you can boot Windows 10 from, we need a full screenshot of disk management with the columns expanded so we can see all the information in them:
Disk Management - How to Post a Screenshot of - Windows 10 Forums

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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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Alright guys, I was adding a line to my .profile for OpenGL to play L4D2 and after I re-booted and all of that when I log in I get this
"Your session only lasted less than 10 seconds. if you have not logged out yourself, this could mean that there is some installation problem or that you may be out of diskspace. Try logging in with one of the failsafe sessions to see if you can fix this problem.

View details (~/.xsession-errors file)
/etc/mdm/Xsession: Beginning session setup...
etc/mdm/Xsession: 25: /home/milsurp-santa/ .profile: Syntax Error Unterminated Quoted String"

Any idea what to do?
 

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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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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-2430M CPU @ 2.40GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 42 Stepping 7
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 6050 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GT 540M, 1024 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 594519 MB, Free - 504978 MB;
Motherboard: TOSHIBA, PEQAA
Antivirus: Microsoft Security Essentials, Updated and Enabled

I have an XP operating system on two other computers that I want to replace with Linux Mint. What are the best free security software for viruses and malware protection for Linux Mint?
Thanks!
Larry
 

A:security protection for Linux Mint?

Hi,
A very useful article on that subject. Much less need than in Windows but when/why is covered here too. I run Crunchbang Linux with just a firewall and haven't experienced any problems - very conservative browsing habits though.
http://www.howtogeek.com/135392/htg...t-need-an-antivirus-on-linux-and-when-you-do/

Hope this helps?

Richard
 

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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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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 All,
The title says it all. I want to have a shared folder on all my computers. Presently win 7 and win 8 share a folder being members of the same home-group and I would like to share it also with a Linux Mint computer. I want to know if it's possible to add the Linux Machine to my home-group or how I can share a folder on my home network.

Any thoughts are appreciated.

Thanks.......Tom

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I have Linux Mint 18 on a T410 but am having difficulty because the cursor keeps wandering acreoss the screen.Is there any solution that does not require Windows?

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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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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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A:CyberGhosT's Linux Mint Config

Consider using MBAM Premium as an on demand scanner only BTS is enough for real time protection.
You could also add an additional on demand scanner such as ESET Online Scanner
CCleaner or Privazer if not already installed
Some type of backup solution
If only for testing and you have another machine then you probably don't need all the above
 

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Linux Mint 18 (Sarah) Cinnamon and Mate editioins released
 

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