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General Help & Advice / Re: PLEASE help me load Linux onto a Dell laptop
« on: January 11, 2017, 01:41:17 am »


OOPS sorry,  the text  and screen are very small on this netbook.

karij@karij-Inspiron-1011 ~ $ cd ~/Desktop
karij@karij-Inspiron-1011 ~/Desktop $ sudo dpkg -i mintstick_1.1.8_all.deb
[sudo] password for karij:
Selecting previously unselected package mintstick.
dpkg: regarding mintstick_1.1.8_all.deb containing mintstick:
 mintstick conflicts with usb-imagewriter
  usb-imagewriter (version 0.1.3-1linuxmint2) is present and installed.
dpkg: error processing mintstick_1.1.8_all.deb (--install):
 conflicting packages - not installing mintstick
Errors were encountered while processing:
 mintstick_1.1.8_all.deb
karij@karij-Inspiron-1011 ~/Desktop $ dpkg -l | grep mintstick
karij@karij-Inspiron-1011 ~/Desktop $


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General Help & Advice / Re: PLEASE help me load Linux onto a Dell laptop
« on: January 10, 2017, 05:44:03 pm »
Ok done, thanks.

karij@karij-Inspiron-1011 ~ $ cd ~/Deskto
bash: cd: /home/karij/Deskto: No such file or directory
karij@karij-Inspiron-1011 ~ $ sudo dpkg -i mintstick_1.1.8_all.deb
[sudo] password for karij:
dpkg: error processing mintstick_1.1.8_all.deb (--install):
 cannot access archive: No such file or directory
Errors were encountered while processing:
 mintstick_1.1.8_all.deb
karij@karij-Inspiron-1011 ~ $ dpkg -l | grep mintstick
karij@karij-Inspiron-1011 ~ $



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General Help & Advice / Re: PLEASE help me load Linux onto a Dell laptop
« on: January 07, 2017, 12:41:16 pm »
So...what do I do next? Anyone??

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General Help & Advice / Re: My old laptop -HELP please!
« on: January 03, 2017, 10:49:18 pm »
Please what do I do next? I'm dying to get Linux on the Dell laptop up and running as my Chromebook won't play videos from my portable hard drives and connect to a CD drive, so not been able to play my CDs and DVDS for months.

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General Help & Advice / Re: My old laptop -help please
« on: December 14, 2016, 12:52:18 pm »
karij@karij-Inspiron-1011 ~ $ dpkg -l | grep mintstick
karij@karij-Inspiron-1011 ~ $
karij@karij-Inspiron-1011 ~ $

Nothing, just a flashing cursor. It might be better if you re link me all the files I need to save onto the Mint netbook and portable HD. Maybe I saved the wrong ones. I'm not a computer programmer/savvy on systems so I don't really understand what these files are and what they do. Thanks Mark.

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General Help & Advice / Re: My old laptop -help please
« on: December 08, 2016, 01:47:51 pm »
If you're going to use that same USB stick as the installation media, you'll need to copy the ISO's off it and onto say the desktop of your Mint PC (because you're going to be overwriting the USB stick0.

If you've installed mintstick but cannot find the 2 utilities in the menu, you can start them with these commands

USB Stick Formatter
Code: [Select]
mintstick -m format

USB Image Writer
Code: [Select]
mintstick -m iso

I've got the iso file and mintstick on my Mint netbook. The data stick no longer works even on my netbook now. I do have however, 2 portable hard drives that I can use to transfer the files from the netbook to the Dell laptop that's getting Linuxed.

I entered those commands but got back "command not found" on each of them.

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General Help & Advice / Re: My old laptop -help please
« on: November 22, 2016, 02:23:14 pm »
I've downloaded the mint stick package onto my Mint netbook, and the previous isos you gave me (Peppermint 7) are on the data stick. I can see the mint stick package in my documents on my netbook but when I look in my menu I don't see :

menu > System Tools > USB Image Writer


menu > System Tools > USB Stick Formatter

P.S- a weird thing- my data stick has stopped working on my Chromebook but it works in my netbook.

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General Help & Advice / Re: My old laptop -help please
« on: October 24, 2016, 06:01:34 pm »
Sorry Mark- been super busy lately! The file you told me to put on my Mint netbook desktop is on there, and the two iso files are on my data stick. So, now I'm ready to  load them to the old Dell laptop.

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General Help & Advice / Re: Help with my Chromebook- has it malware?
« on: October 04, 2016, 05:30:16 pm »
Yep a quick 'google' suggests "eshield" is a browser hijacker.

Ahhh..well I noticed that my Chromebook is working super fast again- so hopefully no more stallings and weird "pc keeper" pop ups!

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General Help & Advice / Re: Help with my Chromebook- has it malware?
« on: October 04, 2016, 02:34:14 pm »
Sounds like a malicious extension, even though I hadn't added a new one in ages! So, I had to do what this site advises:

https://chromebook.guide/chromebook-virus-removal/

I did the power rest thing, then did the extension disabling,  added them back one by one, and that pop up had gone. Then it came back- the only one it seemed to be was that eshield extension which is supposed to protect the Chromebook from malicious sites! I think it must have been that as when I click on  a new tab eshield browser tab would come instead of the google tab- that was already on my Chromebook when I got it.

I got rid of it now.

Will be interesting to see if my Chromebook stops freezing as well...

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General Help & Advice / Re: Help with my Chromebook- has it malware?
« on: October 04, 2016, 02:00:32 pm »
Now there is one called advance protocols.com!!! And even more scary is the fact that my extensions tab has vanished from my ribbon ( near where my book marks are).

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General Help & Advice / Re: My old laptop -help please
« on: October 04, 2016, 01:49:57 pm »
Thanks Mark, I'll do this tomorrow as got tons to do this afternoon and going out in the evening. I've got a data stick- I think it must be 2g because we used this before in the past to create an ISO on when you helped me load Peppermint 3 onto the old HD laptop ( the one that has since died).

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General Help & Advice / Help with my Chromebook- has it malware?
« on: October 04, 2016, 01:45:21 pm »
GUYS! I noticed lately that my Chromebook keeps freezing and I have to press the shut down button and re start it. Secondly today, every time I try to use the internet- open a new tab, click on a website that a pop up internet page comes up called "PC Keeper"!

Here is the page:

http://land.pckeeper.software/land/7.13.222/index.php?affid=mzb_255.12711270.1475584847.18.mzb&utm_source=&utm_medium=&utm_campaign=pck_ytz_eng_713&utm_term=&utm_content=&userDefiner=mzb_2424&trt=33_1641011700&tid_ext=pck_ytz_rs_sale;bc35d5bd-55c2-426e-9fea-c8fd63674bb6;3c98d477-a0a8-4464-8d6a-cea2a6d87550

Now, I haven't downloaded anything dodgy to my Chromebook and I've got all my ad blockers on- so what is happening? What can I do???


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General Help & Advice / Re: My old laptop -help please
« on: October 01, 2016, 01:45:03 pm »
The link you gave doesn't really tie down which CPU you have or whether it supports PAE


I don't know what PAE is. Its a Dell inspirion laptop. if you tell me how to find out what its CPU is I will look online.

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General Help & Advice / Re: My old laptop -help please
« on: October 01, 2016, 01:43:17 pm »
I do not understand why this chap installed this operating system.  I am running mint 17.3 mate 64bit on a similar laptop with no problems.

You should be able to download a newer version of mint say mint 17 I suggest version 17 with support until 2019 (lightest LTS version)  https://www.linuxmint.com/edition.php?id=160

Once you have downloaded the new operating system there should be a program in Applications to create a live USB.  This can be used to boot the troublesome laptop and if required install mint.

The netbook is ok, just runs a bit slow now. It needs more RAM and a new HD as its SSD is very small.

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