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General Discussion / Mint 17
« on: May 30, 2014, 09:13:32 am »
Hi all

I am just new to Linux and i am using Mint 17, for some reason i can not open the software centre and i get this

eading package lists... Error!
E: Encountered a section with no Package: header
E: Problem with MergeList /var/lib/apt/lists/security.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_trusty-security_universe_i18n_Translation-en
E: The package lists or status file could not be parsed or opened.

any help would be great Thanks

General Discussion / sata hdd to ide hdd installment
« on: April 06, 2014, 07:14:20 am »
Hi all

I have a sata hdd and so on and useing pinguy, and iam wanting to install pinguy OS to a ide harddrive, could I use a SATA IDE Hard Drive to USB 2.0 Adapter for this, and when I install would the ide show up in the boot menu when it prompts me on how I want to install

General Discussion / Re: New to Linux
« on: March 26, 2014, 07:53:57 pm »
The people i know who are starting to jump out of the xp sinking boat, have found zorin-os, to be a easy transfer to linux, and were amazed how the face of Zorin to take on a xp look or a win 7 look.

 :)Its put spark back to the old notebook, works well Thanks

Yep i think your right, downloading peppermint 3 now, and i see how it goes

 :) Thanks

This is the process that saying how to install a fake pae

Make a USB stick for installation using the non-PAE 12.04 mini ISO. If your machine does not support boot from USB you have to burn a CD in stead.

Remember to have wired internet access during the entire process.

When the installation is finished reboot the computer.

The command

cat /proc/cpuinfo

does not show pae in the flags line for the processor. This is what we would like to change.



sudo apt-get install python-software-properties

and after that

sudo apt-add-repository ppa:prof7bit/fake-pae

You will see a screen explaining about the PPA you are about to add. Just accept the text.


sudo apt-get update


sudo apt-get install fake-pae

installs the fake-pae package.

Verify that

cat /proc/cpuinfo

now shows the pae flag.

In order to clean up unneeded files and save (a little) space run

sudo apt-get clean


If one now runs

sudo do-release-upgrade

in order to upgrade to 12.10 nothing happens, as 12.04 is a long term support release, and by default it only allows upgrades to another long term support release (regardless of PAE/non-PAE support). This must be changed before proceeding.


cd /etc/update-manager/


less release-upgrades

shows Prompt=lts at the bottom of release-upgrades. This must be changed to Prompt=normal.

After taking a back up with

sudo cp release-upgrades release-upgrades.backup

and executing

sudo sed -i s/Prompt=lts/Prompt=normal/ release-upgrades

the file is changed, as can be seen with another

less release-upgrades



sudo do-release-upgrade

performs the upgrade to 12.10. You might be informed that sources.list will be changed, which is all right.

After the upgrade is completed reboot the computer and run

uname -a

which shows that the kernel is now 3.5.x


A second

sudo apt-get clean
sudo apt-get update
sudo do-release-upgrade

brings the system to 13.04. You might see a number of apparent errors during the upgrade, but wait a moment before considering it a failure.

After a reboot you could be greeted by a message saying that 13.04 is available, though you have just upgraded to 13.04. It's only a minor bug - when in doubt, as always try

uname -a

A kernel of 3.8.x indicates a successful upgrade to 13.04.

cat /proc/cpuinfo

and similar tools still show the fake pae flag.


Repeat step 5 to get to 13.10.

After a reboot

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get clean
sudo apt-get autoremove

is run in order to save a little space.


Now the desktop environment can be installed. The command

sudo apt-get install lubuntu-desktop

gives the full installation, but often it's better to begin with the smallest selection of packages like

sudo apt-get install --no-install-recommends ubuntu-core

I have installed Bodi and you right, it seems like its going to take some getting use to, I think i follow the above links and try peppermint 3, and my cpu on both IBMs is intel, :)

Thanks i just was looking in to the matter and i found  Lubuntu has a process of creating a fake-PAE , would this process work for pepperment


Thanks, i am trying to bring 2 IBM T41 back to life at this stage i have been getting non pae, this happen on ubuntu 12.10, Mint lite and zorin, when i tried peppermint the t41 failed to install as it seem like the system froze, and ideals how i can get around this.


 :) at this stage it seems all okay and working fine

General Discussion / Best distro to bring life back to my pc/laptop
« on: March 20, 2014, 06:53:15 am »
Been useing Ubuntu lite on my laptop for some time looking at a change and bringing some life back to the old beast, was looking at Peppermint 4.

Does peppermint run well with older pc/laptops, is there much of a shock change, or is there better distro suited for the old beast of a laptop and pc

 ;) okay will do

Thanks a ton it work like and charm, and has resoled the issue, once again Thank you

no i do not , any help would be very much appreciate, thank you

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