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Downloaded and burnt iso of Linux Mint. I did it so can you

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posted on Aug, 25 2010 @ 07:00 PM
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And it boots fine. Just click on it and it will take you to K3b. Select speed/auto... then/burn

Works, but it's Gnome. Now downloading PClinuxOS 2010. Like the KDE desktop better and the fonts are well done out of the gate.

Now running PClinuxOS 2009 and am locked out of the repositories??? And streamtuner seems wacked. Will go for a fresh install of 2010. Take care.




posted on Aug, 28 2010 @ 05:15 PM
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Yeah, I started the same way, it's called "distro hopping." Seems like once one tries Linux, they have to try them all. I used Mint for a time, but I got a new hard drive and mint could understand a large drive so good. Used PC Linux for a very long time, good distro, but now I am a die hard Fedora man. Streamtuner quit some time agao, something about the old ones vs the new ones, or something. Read something in the Fedora forums about it awhile ago. Do you have XMMS? Just go here: www.shoutcast.com... and select the station you want to hear, then open with XMMS.



posted on Sep, 2 2010 @ 02:47 AM
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Originally posted by autowrench
Yeah, I started the same way, it's called "distro hopping." Seems like once one tries Linux, they have to try them all. I used Mint for a time, but I got a new hard drive and mint could understand a large drive so good. Used PC Linux for a very long time, good distro, but now I am a die hard Fedora man. Streamtuner quit some time agao, something about the old ones vs the new ones, or something. Read something in the Fedora forums about it awhile ago. Do you have XMMS? Just go here: www.shoutcast.com... and select the station you want to hear, then open with XMMS.


The size of the drive probably wasn't the actual direct problem. With new HDs being so large they've started to change the drive standard of how the OS accesses the HD and how the sectors are laid out. The old standard is too slow and wastes too much space on the new drives cause they're soooooo large.

However, the Linux kernel needed an update to be able to talk to these new drives. That update was just added VERY recently cause I was just reading about it about a month ago. Windows XP can't talk to these drives either. You need Vista or 7. If they'll release an update for XP or not I don't know.

What happened probably is Linux Mint takes an older stable kernel when it does its releases. The kernel that was in your version of Mint probably didn't have the update yet.

Fedora is more of an experimental distro that uses lots of new features. The version of Fedora you used probably had the kernel update already in it and so talked to your drive just fine.

If you ever try Mint again most likely that update will have been added to the newer version you try and it should talk to your new drive just fine.

Of course, I like Fedora just as much as I do Mint so I can't see any reason to tell you to go back to Mint as long as you don't mind installing by hand the stuff that Mint does automatically.

I just posted to let you or anyone that reads it know, that it probably wasn't because Mint was broken or had a bug, but that the problem was most likely just because a very very new hard drive feature just hadn't made it's way to the kernel that was in that version of Mint yet. I'm sure it'll make it soon though if it already hasn't.

The only reason I know this though is cause it just happened to pop up in my news reader. Not THAT much of a geek lol.

[edit on 2-9-2010 by tinfoilman]

[edit on 2-9-2010 by tinfoilman]



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