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Re: Which Linux?

If you aborted it before it said complete then no it will start again, if you let it complete then yes it will boot and do the updates.
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Re: Which Linux?

It was a couple of days ago but I am sure it indicated it was complete then did a reboot after which it nagged for the internet connection.

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Re: Which Linux?

That's fine it is installed, when you get connected it will check for updates (probably asking you to select a closer mirror as well) then update when you tell it.
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Re: Which Linux?

I would sign-up for the Linux forum http://www.linuxquestions.org/questions/linux-newbie-8/

for general Linux questions etc (they sorted out a UEFI boot problem for me recently).

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Re: Which Linux?

Or the Mint Forums are good for Mint related questions, there is also a how to forum linked form there.
Or here, there are a few Linux users here now ;-)
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Re: Which Linux?


@HairyMcbiker wrote:
Or here, there are a few Linux users here now ;-)

+1

Not Linux Mint but Ubuntu-based:

$ inxi -M && cat /etc/os-release
Machine:   System: GOOGLE (portable) product: Edgar v: 1.0
           Mobo: N/A model: N/A Bios: coreboot v: N/A date: 11/06/2016
NAME="GalliumOS"
VERSION="2.1 (Xenon)"
ID=galliumos
ID_LIKE="ubuntu debian"
PRETTY_NAME="GalliumOS 2.1"
VERSION_ID="2.1"
HOME_URL="https://galliumos.org/"
SUPPORT_URL="https://galliumos.org/"
BUG_REPORT_URL="https://github.com/GalliumOS/galliumos-distro/issues"
VERSION_CODENAME=xenon
UBUNTU_CODENAME=xenial
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Re: Which Linux?

I get (its basically the Debian version of Mint):-

$ inxi -M && cat /etc/os-release
Machine:   Mobo: ASUSTeK model: M5A97 R2.0 v: Rev 1.xx Bios: American Megatrends v: 2603 date: 06/26/2015
PRETTY_NAME="Linux Mint LMDE"
NAME="Linux Mint LMDE"
ID=linuxmint

For more stuff try:-

$ inxi -Fx
System: Host: hector Kernel: 3.16.0-4-amd64 x86_64 (64 bit gcc: 4.8.4) Desktop: Cinnamon 3.2.7 (Gtk 3.14.5+4)
Distro: LinuxMint 2 betsy
Machine: Mobo: ASUSTeK model: M5A97 R2.0 v: Rev 1.xx Bios: American Megatrends v: 2603 date: 06/26/2015
CPU: Quad core AMD FX-4300 (-MCP-) cache: 8192 KB
flags: (lm nx sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 sse4a ssse3 svm) bmips: 30500
Clock Speeds: 1: 1400 MHz 2: 1400 MHz 3: 1400 MHz 4: 2600 MHz
Graphics: Card: NVIDIA GK208 [GeForce GT 730] bus-ID: 01:00.0
Display Server: X.Org 1.16.4 driver: nvidia Resolution: 1920x1080@60.00hz
GLX Renderer: GeForce GT 730/PCIe/SSE2 GLX Version: 4.4.0 NVIDIA 340.101 Direct Rendering: Yes
Audio: Card-1 NVIDIA Device 0e0f driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 01:00.1 Sound: ALSA v: k3.16.0-4-amd64
Card-2 Advanced Micro Devices [AMD/ATI] SBx00 Azalia (Intel HDA) driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 00:14.2
Network: Card: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet Controller
driver: r8169 v: 2.3LK-NAPI port: d000 bus-ID: 02:00.0
IF: eth1 state: up speed: 1000 Mbps duplex: full mac: 2c:4d:54:4f:a1:06
Drives: HDD Total Size: 2000.4GB (39.6% used) ID-1: /dev/sda model: ST1000DM003 size: 1000.2GB
ID-2: /dev/sdb model: ST1000DM003 size: 1000.2GB
Partition: ID-1: / size: 20G used: 8.7G (48%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda2
ID-2: /home size: 148G used: 81G (58%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda4
ID-3: swap-1 size: 4.29GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/sda3
Sensors: System Temperatures: cpu: 27.0C mobo: 27.0C gpu: 0.0:36C
Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: 2191 fan-2: 1280 fan-3: 0
Info: Processes: 187 Uptime: 6:24 Memory: 1076.6/7903.1MB Init: SysVinit runlevel: 2 Gcc sys: 4.9.2
Client: Shell (bash 4.3.301) inxi: 2.1.28

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Re: Which Linux?

Yes but 90% of the Q will probably be generic Linux ones anyway. As long as we stick to apt-get rather than yum or why, then it will be fine.
Mint is very user friendly anyway.
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Re: Which Linux?


@HairyMcbiker wrote:
....As long as we stick to apt-get rather than yum or why, then it will be fine....

Personally, I prefer zypper Shocked

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Re: Which Linux?

That's why I said "why" as in "What Have You".
Mint uses apt(-get) so we need to stick to that, rpm's also will not work deb's only. It shouldn't be necessary to compile anything either, unless he has a really obscure card.
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Re: Which Linux?

There is a rather large Debian package which will do a reasonable conversion job on most rpm packages.

Install Debian package alien.

Can be useful if you get a printer driver supplied as a rpm package.

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Re: Which Linux?

I have in the past TRIED alien, it generated an unusable deb file so don't recommend it.
The problem lies in different lib layouts usually.
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Re: Which Linux?


@PeeGee wrote:

@HairyMcbiker wrote:
....As long as we stick to apt-get rather than yum or why, then it will be fine....

Personally, I prefer zypper Shocked


Personally, I think those devs are AC/DC fans......zypper up, zypper in, zypper force....must've been thinking 'bout Whole Lotta Rosie Cheesy

I have a hunch a new Linux user would use YaST instead (or Synaptic on Mint)

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Re: Which Linux?

Sorry I haven't been back to this thread in a while.

 

Update:

I finally got Mint installed on my sister-in-law's PC week before last and gave it a bit of a road test.

 

Unfortunately everything ran very slowly baring in mind the PC is about 10 years old with 1GB RAM. I even tried using W7 on it but that, too, was pretty unusable. Not really practical anyway as I don't have a spare key for it.

 

I also came to the conclusion that Mint was going to be far too complicated for her as she has no knowledge about using a PC at all and sorting out issues remotely may not be easy, either.

 

So, baring in mind that the remit was to get it working mainly for emails, browsing and the storing (since been told some editing) of photos what other suggestions are there?

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Re: Which Linux?

Well with all due respect @Mav if Mint was running like treacle then the next and dare I say obvious thing is to replace the hardware. You could get something online that would do the job for a few quid. But the NHS may well be selling off some XP based hardware in the not to distant future. Cheesy