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Magnum

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Learning patience but my B.P. is probably going a little high
« on: December 06, 2012, 02:30:06 AM »
I have been enjoying Linux Mint and then it tells me there is 0 bytes of space left when there was over 1 Gb of unused space.

(It didn't help that while I was digging thru a box of nuts and bolts, I got cut by a single edge razor blade.)

I then created a new partition under windows for the pendrive and now it won't boot.

I tried to restore the orig partition just for grins, by no luck.

I am curious as to why Windows won't recognize more than one partition for a removeable drive.

Does Win 7 or 8 recognize more than 1 partition ?

But I recall my feelings about going to Win XP from Win 98.  :t

Andy
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Re: Learning patience but my B.P. is probably going a little high
« Reply #1 on: December 06, 2012, 04:42:42 AM »
Hi Andy,

no, Windows just identifies only one Partition on removable devices.

I have been enjoying Linux Mint and then it tells me there is 0 bytes of space left when there was over 1 Gb of unused space.
I don't really understand what you mean, sorry.

I then created a new partition under windows for the pendrive and now it won't boot.
You can partition your thumb drive on Linux Mint with GParted (e.g. via Live CD).
To get the Mint partition bootable, just set for this partition the boot flag (right click on that partition and select to set the bootable flag).


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Re: Learning patience but my B.P. is probably going a little high
« Reply #2 on: December 06, 2012, 04:54:48 AM »
Thanks Greenhorn.

Andy
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Re: Learning patience but my B.P. is probably going a little high
« Reply #3 on: December 06, 2012, 05:01:14 AM »
I forgot to mention that the bootable partition must be a primary partition ...
The partition for use in Windows can be a secondary one ...

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Re: Learning patience but my B.P. is probably going a little high
« Reply #4 on: December 06, 2012, 05:06:58 AM »
A handy tool for partitioning is Parted Magic.
Some screenshots ... and the "How to".

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Re: Learning patience but my B.P. is probably going a little high
« Reply #5 on: December 06, 2012, 07:07:04 AM »
Hi Magnum,

How do you compare Mint against Ubuntu?

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Re: Learning patience but my B.P. is probably going a little high
« Reply #6 on: December 06, 2012, 07:19:33 AM »
Not impressed yet, it installs some programs but I could not get nasm installed.

It has issues losing wireless connectivity.

Looking to see if they have an equivalent of Event Viewer.

Andy
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Re: Learning patience but my B.P. is probably going a little high
« Reply #7 on: December 06, 2012, 07:30:47 AM »

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Re: Learning patience but my B.P. is probably going a little high
« Reply #8 on: December 06, 2012, 07:38:47 AM »
thanks Vortex.

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Re: Learning patience but my B.P. is probably going a little high
« Reply #9 on: December 06, 2012, 01:12:13 PM »
Unlike Windows, the default user in *NIX, is NOT an admin.  You can't just install software like in windows.  It is a bit more locked down, and the way of doing things will take some getting used to.

In Mint, to install software:

In a terminal (Cmd window in Windows):
You can use apt-get to install a program (it has quite a few command line options) for nasm, in a terminal you would type: "sudo apt-get install nasm" without the quotes, then hit return.

You can use either the package manager or software manager, both will require the root password.  just type in nasm in the search box, hit enter, then install.
You could also install NASM from source and compile it.

You will most likely need a few more devel packages for all to work.  I think it is " build-essential" so you would "sudo apt-get install build-essential"

If you have trouble with anything, MAN is your friend.. just do "MAN something" to get the manual - "man apt-get"
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Re: Learning patience but my B.P. is probably going a little high
« Reply #10 on: December 06, 2012, 01:18:13 PM »
My version does install programs without a password.

I think the graphics are better than XP.

I have figured a lot of it out, but one recurring problem is running out of disk space.

I changed from two to one partition to see what happens.

Andy
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