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Old 20. Dec 2014, 06:52 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Installed Linux Mint 17.1 on a Windows 8.1 laptop machine successfully using a GPT disk, despite it failed on another low-end Win 8.1 PC due to a driver issue.

Unlike the previous release which displays a blank page on my hard disk volumes in my laptop during the install, this new version now displays the hard disk volumes correctly which allows me to proceed with the install. Currently the installer can't detect my Windows 8.1 on the hard disk, but it still can install Linux Mint 17.1 on a volume I choose, without harming the Windows partition.

"Let this not fool you. The installer simply does not know how to handle all the partitions," as says Dedoimedo in this clear and nice article Dual boot: Windows 8 + Ubuntu 14.04

Linux Mint 17.1 is based on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and is a second release after Mint 17 using the same base. It's a better strategy for stable development than frequently changing the base. It now uses Noto Sans font by default and I think it looks good.

See also:
Tips and Tricks for Linux Mint after Installation [Mint 17 & 17.1 - MATE Edition]
Tips and Tricks for Linux Mint after Installation [Mint 17 & 17.1 - Cinnamon Edition]

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Old 24. Dec 2014, 04:18 AM   #2 (permalink)
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While connecting my desktop running in Linux Mint 17.1 to my Android mobile device, Linux Mint's file browser is able to explore the files stored in the mobile device, without the need to install any driver.

When the same laptop running in Windows 8.1 and connecting to my Android mobile device, Windows' file explorer can't explore the files stored in the mobile device, which currently doesn't have a driver for Windows 8.1

In this case, Linux helps me better than Windows does. Also a good point of having a dual boot laptop.
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Old 06. Jan 2015, 06:29 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I've run Mint for years, and 17.1 is the best one yet. On this eMachines, Ubuntu wouldn't run because of the wierd video, but Mint loaded right up.

Now you can do upgrades without reinstalling. It's all good!
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I've run Mint for years, and 17.1 is the best one yet. On this eMachines, Ubuntu wouldn't run because of the wierd video, but Mint loaded right up.

Now you can do upgrades without reinstalling. It's all good!
Anybody knows how to get rid of this! i can close the x and exit but this showing at boot is anoying,thanks


Hi vandamme: i also installed Mint 17.1 Rabeca XFCE in a Emachines with Pemtium 4 and it rus good but when i boot to the Desktop i have the Teminal with this script see pic.



bash: /usr/bin/mint-fortune: No such file or directory
frank@frank-desktop ~ $
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Hi guys i also want to share this with you guys, I installed Mint 17.1 Rebeca XFCE along side WIN XP with dual boot on my Laptop Sony Vaio VGN 195, Intel Centrino NON PAE CPU 1.5GHZ,1 Gb Mem with Force Pae,and you know what it installed great and runs great,and it's supported till 2019, while i had Xubuntu 12.04 that also run great but only supported till this coming April,since Ubuntu Products lack of NON PAE distros with support anymore , this is a great find,remind that i've tried all the Ubuntu distros and none installed in this NON PAE Pentium M. so anybody that has this old P M Machines it's good news.
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Our friend Dedoimedo was not too impressed with this one.

http://www.dedoimedo.com/computers/l...t-rebecca.html
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Thanks for that, I like Dedoimedo's reviews and I'd missed that one. I'm running Mint 17 upgraded to 17.1 and it seems fine on my PCs. Thereagain, I'm new to Linux and not very adventurous (yet). It works, I don't mess with it. Sorry to see Mint get such a low score.
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Anybody knows how to get rid of this! i can close the x and exit but this showing at boot is anoying,thanks


Hi vandamme: i also installed Mint 17.1 Rabeca XFCE in a Emachines with Pemtium 4 and it rus good but when i boot to the Desktop i have the Teminal with this script see pic.



bash: /usr/bin/mint-fortune: No such file or directory
frank@frank-desktop ~ $
Well as i don't like to spend too much time to figure issues out, i just re-installed mint 17.1 again and now all good.Next time i run on these issues just go back to Xubuntu 14.04, for now i'll give a chance to mint 17.1 rebeca for awhile.
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Well as i don't like to spend too much time to figure issues out, i just re-installed mint 17.1 again and now all good.Next time i run on these issues just go back to Xubuntu 14.04, for now i'll give a chance to mint 17.1 rebeca for awhile.
Hi guys; my desktop became regular XFCE just like xubuntu 12.04 without me doing anything,how can i get it to change to default Mint 17.1rebeca XFCE
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Hi guys; my desktop became regular XFCE just like xubuntu 12.04 without me doing anything,how can i get it to change to default Mint 17.1rebeca XFCE
I only had this happen once. After updating Open Xange, all of the customization disappeared and I was left with a vanilla Fedora. I had no idea how to get it back and moved on to another distro. I appreciate this doesn't help you one bit, but just to say you are not alone.
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