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Will installing a new version of Linux mint delete home directory?

I want to do a fresh install of Linux Mint 13 on my laptop, but I do not want to backup / restore my home directory because it is HUGE, and will take a long time to complete. Instead, I decided I ...
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can't access old Ubuntu HDD from new Linux Mint

I installed Linux Mint at new HDD. And now want to move my work files from old hard drive to new. I caught some trouble with this, I can't access this disk now. But all was correct during ...
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Grub menu not showing after installing Linux Mint 15 on a computer with Windows 8 pre-installed?

I installed Linux Mint 15 on my machine where Windows 8 was pre-installed. After successfully doing so, the grub menu would not show when I would boot the computer. It would boot straight into ...
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Removed Windows 8, installed Linux Mint 15. Error: “/EFI/Microsoft/Boot/grubx64.efi”

Yesterday, I tried to remove Windows 8 and installed Linux Mint. It was ok untill I restarted. My hardware: Dell Vostro 3560 Windows 8 Pre-Installed SSD 32 GB (mSata) The problem is that after the ...
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How to use 1TB HDD as main drive when mint is installed on 24GB SSD

I have linuxmint installed on a 24GB SSD on my laptop. The laptop also has a 1TB HDD installed internally. I need help getting permission to write to the HDD, and use it as the main drive for file ...
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can't find qtcreator in linux mint repository

I am brand new to linux, so pardon the ignorance. I recently installed Linux Mint 15 KDE edition, and i'm trying to install qtcreator. From what little i know of linux, i am to obtain software ...
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Segmentation fault and various problems with package installer

I am using Mint Linux 15 Cinnamon. I want to install some applications using "Software Manager" (mintinstall). But when I start the "Software Manager" I get some of the weird code and at the last it ...
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MATE menu search - press enter behaviour

The search feature in recent-ish versions of MATE is great, like Windows 7. Execpt that pressing Enter doesn't execute the first search result, it starts a dedicated search application. This is stupid ...
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Newly installed OS missing grub

I just installed Linux Mint 15 With live usb alongside my old fedora 19 on my Server but it doesn't show up in grub. it shows up when I use OS prober: $ sudo os-prober /dev/sda5:Linux Mint 15 Olivia ...
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Install Linux Mint directly to hard drive without creating live CD or bootable USB

The motherboard I have doesn't support booting from USB, and I don't have any CDs lying around here. Is there any way to install Linux Mint (or any other flavor for that matter) directly to the disk? ...
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Input/Output error while playing video

I am using Linux Mint 15. Nowadays I am getting Input/Output error while watching movies. Sometimes when I copy/paste, I get the same error. What should I do? I have a laptop so unable to check inside ...
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Cannot print but can scan with Canon MX860 connected via USB to Linux Mint

I can open up Simple Scan and click 'scan' and the scanner fires right up. I can open up Printers under Preferences and see the printer there. When I try to print a document, whether it's a pdf or a ...
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Running a server in a guest VirtualBox system

Situation My host operating system, Windows 8, is running VirtualBox with a guest operating system Linux Mint. The guest operating system runs a web server used for development purposes. I regularly ...
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Can I install Linux on computers that come with windows 8? uefi vs boot locking [duplicate]

Thinking of buying a computer that comes with windows 8, but want to install Linux on it (Mint or Debian). I was wondering a few things: Do most computers with windows 8 come with UEFI now - eg, ...
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Partition suddenly not accessible

Okay, so I was working on my system, nothing fancy (and most definitely nothing that would have any reason to cause this issue) when I suddenly saw my primary data partition disappear from the list of ...
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Set CSV as default import into a spreadsheet

In Libreoffice I can import a CSV file into a spreadsheet by simply double-clicking on the text file. In Openoffice 4.0 I have to click once on the text file to select it, then in the file type ...
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Windows 7 getting 'Setup was unable to create new system partition' when trying to install on dual boot with Linux Mint 15

I know there are a LOT of threads with this error message in but my case is different. I sold my windows PC and want to dual Boot Windows 7 Ultimate and Linux Mint 15. I have Linux Mint 15 installed ...
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How can I maximize free blocks at end of disk on XP?

I would like to know how to take an XP machine, defragment and (I'm not sure what is the right term here--compress, maybe?) move things around so as much of the end of the partition can be ...
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UEFI boot Issues on Asus G750 and LiveUSB

I'm having an issue getting Mint 13 LTS to boot on my new machine. I switched off SecureBoot, CSM and Fastboot. After this I Used USB Installer that comes built into Mint, it ends up with a ...
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Grub dual boot: Mint update removed grubentry for windows

I have a problem where Mint updated my system,and also changed my grub2 entries. It needed to do this.. but in changing grub entries it REMOVED my Windows on /dev/sda1 entry. I can still see the ...
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Linux Mint (Mate): use xkbcomp to load a keyboard layout on startup

I'd like to load a custom keyboard layout on login, but either it doesn't load or it gets overridden by the default keyboard layout from 'keyboard preferences'. Unfortunately I can't select my layout ...
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Why did my machine stop booting?

All of a sudden when I turned on my Linux Mint 14 machine I got the following message: error: attempt to read or write outside of disk 'hd0' ...and a grub rescue prompt. I ran the Boot-Repair tool ...
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DNS issues when using VPN in Linux Mint

I'm using Windows8 as my host OS, and are running a Linux Mint VM on virtualbox, with its network being virtualized as NAT. I'm using Ciscos AnyConnect VPN to get access to a certain network. The ...
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Running Linux Mint on an X60 tablet, black screen after boot

I'm trying to run a Linux Mint 15 on my Thinkpad x60 tablet. I do have what seem to be serious problems with my graphics driver though: After booting, the screen just stays black. The backlight is ...
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How can I offer an XP-compatible migration to Linux Mint?

I looked at some friends' computer and winced; they're running XP, and the system is running slowly, and their SuperAntiSpyware pulled multiple malware threats (big surprise). But they are using ...
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“BOOTMGR is missing” while trying to boot off usb

everyone. here's the problem: I made a bootable USB stick to boot Linux mint using Unetbootin. When I tried to boot off it, though, the following message came: BOOTMGR is missing. press ...
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Can't boot Linux Mint 15 installed entirely in LVM. Where should grub 2.0 boot loader go?

I'm attempting to install Linux Mint 15 entirely within LVM (in four separate LVM logical volumes: / /boot /home swap I've set up the LVM configuration by booting into the Mint 15 Live environment ...
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Cannot login fresh install Linux Mint XFCE

After I install and am taken to login for the first time (login screen with clouds), I have tried clicking my username from the list, then typed the password. It comes back with a message with ...
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How to overcome grub rescue? [duplicate]

I had windows 7 installed, I had installed linux mint. I freed up one of my partitions from windows drive management to remove linux and now when I load, the screen I get is error: filesystem not ...
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Accidentally deleted contents of /usr/local [duplicate]

I accidentally issued 'sudo rm -rfd *' in the /usr/local directory. What would I have to do to at least get it back to how it would be from a fresh install (Linux Mint 15)?
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How to connect two monitors

First of all, sorry about my English; I need to improve that. I am a new user on linux Mint, and a really new user of Linux enviroments (I have used only Ubuntu 11 and 12 before). I recently bought a ...
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Ubuntu and Linux Mint only run in Software Rendering Mode on Virtualbox

I am trying to figure out why Ubuntu and Linux Mint only run in Software Rendering Mode on Virtualbox. My motherboard supports hardware virtualization and it is turned on, and I have installed the ...
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Why is the User created during linux installation not the root user? [closed]

Whilst I was installing Linux Mint... I created a user profile.. then after the installation was complete I tried installing NASM but after executing the make install command it failed to create ...
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awesome wm - Can't set screen resolution

I use awesome wm and use xrandr to set screen resolution. But I accidently pressed mod4+p (win+p) and since then I can't set my screen resolution correctly. I have a laptop and a VGA screen of ...
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Black screen when running game in virtualbox on linux

After installing the virthualbox 4.2 in linux mint and installing Windows XP in virtualbox (Testing in windows 7 shows the same problem) When I try to run a game (like Red Alert 2), it shows me a ...
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Zipping Epub: Mimetype file should contain only the string “application/epub+zip”

I followed this tutorial to create an epub file. The mimetype file only contains application/epub+zip and should not be compressed. However, the zip commands that were recommended to achieve the ...
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Using keyboard shorcuts with the windows key in Linux Mint Mate

I'm using Linux Mint 15. I'm using the keyboard shortcut "Super_L" to open the Mint menu of the Mate desktop. Now I want to use for example the shortcut "Super_L+1" to open a terminal window. I went ...
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convert kdb to kdbx files on linux mint

I'm trying to import a kdb to kdbx file on keepass. Unfortunately it says, that this import of kdb data is only supported on windows. Any idea how I can solve this ? Thanks a lot
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How can I run 3 monitors (2 video cards) on Linux Mint 15?

I am trying to switch my PC from Windows to Linux Mint 15. I have three monitors that work very well in Windows. After installing Mint (and seeing that it naturally only uses 1 monitor) I tried to ...
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Linux Mint 13 connected to lan but not to internet

I've had a computer running linux mint 13 for about 6 months now without any problems. Every time that I tried to connect to the internet I just used a standard ethernet port and had no problems ...
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How to change default “Print to file…” settings

I have a fresh install of Linux Mint 15. In many applications (gedit, firefox, etc.) I can go to "File > Print..." and see a virtual printer called "Print to file". By default, it prints the PDF to ...
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Windows 7 not showing on Grub 2 list

I have Linux Mint and Windows 7 installed on two separate drives. I have bounced between the two all day (initially trying to get mint to show in the windows boot list, and now working on getting ...
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Execute a script whenever Linux Mint resumes from suspend

I'm running Linux Mint. I have a script the gets run whenever I login that remaps my mouse buttons. However, when the computer suspends, the mouse buttons revert to their default mapping. I'd like ...
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Installing Nvidia drivers on Linux Mint 15

I'm a Linux newbie and any help and links are appreciated. My problem is that I cannot find any stable way to install proprietary nVidia drivers on my system (Linux Mint 15). Is there some tutorial ...
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Linux Mint wifi

I'm running Linux Mint 15 Xfce on a Compaq Presario desktop from 2009. I can't seem to get the wifi working. Rather than ask a general question, here's a simple question: If $> iwlist wlan0 scanning ...
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How to create portable Linux system on a USB Drive?

I want to create a portable Linux system which I can keep on my 8GB USB drive and take with with me anywhere I go, basically I want to have all my programs, settings and files stored on the USB so ...
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Dual Boot: booting freeze / hang up

I had Ubuntu 12.04 and Windows 7 installed in my system and decided to replace Ubuntu with Linux Mint. In the linux mint installer, I lazily chose the first choice which is to install over ubuntu, ...
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Installing Linux as a Guest OS in Virtual Box

This is what I have got. Windows 7 Machine (64 Bit) running Virtual Box This is what I am trying to do Get a 64 Bit of Linux running as a guest OS in Virtual Box. This is my problem. I create a ...
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Behaviour of “rm -r”

Up until now I was using Ubuntu, and the behaviour of rm for directories was the following: rm -r dir would remove dir if it was empty, and give an error otherwise rm -rf dir would remove dir and ...
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Changing lock screen theme in Linux Mint KDE

How can I change the theme (or at least background picture) of a lock screen in Linux Mint 15 with KDE desktop? It is not consistent with log in screen and looks out of place. Nothing found in ...