Any way to verify your patch 'level'?

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Re: Any way to verify your patch 'level'?

Postby stevepusser » 2017-07-17 20:00

In many cases, you need to boot with the USB drive plugged in for it to show up as a boot option.
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Re: Any way to verify your patch 'level'?

Postby Lysander » 2017-07-17 20:04

ayarrington73 wrote:as to the issue of reinstalling....I've been digging into this netbook's bios trying to figure out how to enable 'usb' booting, but it's not readily apparent. Currently, I've asked a couple of neighbor friends to see if either has time and access to a usb cd drive to use in reinstalling linux on this thing. I'm still waiting for their replies, so, with any luck, I won't need to bug y'all any more with apparently dumb questions or further "trolling"


There is no "boot from USB" option as such. You have to enable the USB drive as the priority boot device when it is inserted.

i would recommend you reinstall but with Linux Mint. For two reasons: you don't seem like you're ready for Debian, and secondly, the Mint forums are much more accommodating for hand-holding than the Debian ones, they will walk you through issues very happily there and at length, whereas the Debian forums expect you to have a sizeable working knowledge of Linux and know how to do your own research, with the Debian Wiki being the first port of call, not your thread.

I think you'll be much happier with that distro and community.

EDIT: Steve got there first. This is very basic stuff, OP.
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Re: Any way to verify your patch 'level'?

Postby ayarrington73 » 2017-07-17 20:34

understood......in my limited experiences with Linux so far, I was leaning toward Debian, as Mint didn't have scroll buttons in windows by default(crossed that bridge years ago), but maybe I'm not ready to use Debian until I've had more linux time.....I certainly didn't mean to offend or "troll" as it were...
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Re: Any way to verify your patch 'level'?

Postby ayarrington73 » 2017-07-18 14:25

stevepusser wrote:In many cases, you need to boot with the USB drive plugged in for it to show up as a boot option.

Interesting idea....Previously, I had beein installing linux on a full laptop(w/internal cd), so that would make sense....In this case, I'm using a dumpy little netbook, so I don't have an internal cd and just plan on borrowing a friend's usb drive...
Good thought...hadn't thought of that :oops:
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Re: Any way to verify your patch 'level'?

Postby GarryRicketson » 2017-07-18 19:23

I would not recommend Linux Mint to my worst enemy,
Post by ayarrington73 » 2017-07-17 14:34
understood......in my limited experiences with Linux so far, I was leaning toward Debian, as Mint didn't have scroll buttons in windows by default(crossed that bridge years ago)

You shouldn't have much problem installing Debian, especially if you have someone
that can "loan" you a usb optical drive.
If there are problems because of firmware and drivers, a good choice, that is more
"Debian based", and 1000 times more reliable then Linux Mint,
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Also one of our members here does a lot of work on this project and will
be able to help with any problems. They do also have a great forum as well.
I speak from experience about Linux Mint, that is a terrible distro, extremely
difficult to keep it working, I would not suggest it to my worst enemy.
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Re: Any way to verify your patch 'level'?

Postby Lysander » 2017-07-18 19:35

GarryRicketson wrote: I speak from experience about Linux Mint, that is a terrible distro, extremely
difficult to keep it working, I would not suggest it to my worst enemy.


I'm interested, can you explain a little? I used Mint for a little while and thought it was excellent for what it was - a solid, easy to understand, attractive newbie distro. I also know of a couple of very happy Mint users personally and there are many, many others. I'm not contradicting you, just interested in your reasoning.
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Re: Any way to verify your patch 'level'?

Postby dasein » 2017-07-18 19:47

Would that y'all would quit feeding this troll. He's no different than a child who misbehaves to get attention.

Feed the troll = the troll persists

Starve the troll = the troll leaves

It's simple math.
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Re: Any way to verify your patch 'level'?

Postby GarryRicketson » 2017-07-18 20:14

@Lysander
It really would be another topic, but in a nutshell, every time there were updates/upgrades, they broke the system, I got tired of that.
Never once, starting with Debian 6, to Debian 7, did a update or up grade
cause problems,...however with Debian 8 - 9 things have changed on Debian
as well, but still it is reliable , when installed properly , etc.
The Linux Mint forum is fine, about the same as any other forum,...
Post by dasein » 2017-07-18 13:47
Would that y'all would quit feeding this troll. He's no different than a child who misbehaves to get attention.

Not sure which troll is being referred to , me or one of the others. :mrgreen:
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Re: Any way to verify your patch 'level'?

Postby ayarrington73 » 2017-07-19 14:51

dasein wrote:Would that y'all would quit feeding this troll. He's no different than a child who misbehaves to get attention.

Feed the troll = the troll persists

Starve the troll = the troll leaves

It's simple math.


with all due respect(note "due"), back the f off, man.....
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Re: Any way to verify your patch 'level'?

Postby acewiza » 2017-07-19 17:07

ayarrington73 wrote:
dasein wrote:with all due respect(note "due"), back the f off, man.....

Just "Add Foe" (far right tab in user CP) and his hostility will be hidden from your view (ignore list).
Nobody would ever ask questions If everyone possessed encyclopedic knowledge of the man pages.
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