Mint 19.2 MATE on Compaq PC

Granny Sue

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Mine is in a warning so much hits and it says insulation tape I’ll send you a screenshot
 

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If your error shows "/dev/sdb" as the mounted partiton, click the No button.

Both buttons will advance to the next screen, and the answer here may not make any difference. FYI "/dev/sdb" right now is your USB drive.

Then next screen is Installation Type. Let me know when you get here.
 

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OK, your pic isn't the warning I say. That is the Installation Type (see at the top).

It is set to Erase Disk and Install Mint. Click Install Now.

Then you will get a warning next....
 

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Next screen will say, Where Are You? Let's pause to be sure we're in step with each other. Here you will click on the map near your location, and hopefully a major city will show up in the selection box that is in your time zone. Yes?

The map begins in the Eastern US Time Zone, and shows Indianapolis in the box. I clicked the map a little to the left and got the Central Time Zone, now showing Chicago in the selection box.
 

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I know you’re trying to avoid screenshots but this is not what you’re telling me when I’m sitting is not what you’re telling me. So I’m sending you another screenshot this is what I got after I clicked install now
 

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I know you’re trying to avoid screenshots but this is not what you’re telling me when I’m sitting is not what you’re telling me. So I’m sending you another screenshot this is what I got after I clicked install now
I just don’t want to do the wrong thing and messes up again.
 

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I know you’re trying to avoid screenshots but this is not what you’re telling me when I’m sitting is not what you’re telling me. So I’m sending you another screenshot this is what I got after I clicked install now
Yes, I said that exactly... look in the top of that warning window: Write changes to disks? (as superuser).

We're all good here. Click Continue on that warning. This will erase your Windows! :D
 

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With our slight delays, we can get out of sync. It's all good. My Post #44 above mentioned the warning.

I think you should now be at the map, asking "Where are you?" Yes?
 

Granny Sue

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Yes and I am in the right time zone with Chicago inches I’m in central time. So I will click continue correct?
 

Granny Sue

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OK, I’m ready.
 

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The map asked, "Where are you?"

We are now at a screen asking, "Who are you?"

Name: Use your first name, and capitalize it. (No need for last name)

Your computer name: Something short here, like "hp" anything really... but no quotes

Your username: This is automatically filled in based on your Name above, but it is lower case only.

Let me pause....
 

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OK, done waiting on the next part
 

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Your computer name would have filled in a long line of junk, go with something short.

Okay, after user name is Pick a password: Honestly, we aren't trying to keep out the FBI here. I use my real first name. Something short that you will remember is very important as you will use this password often. It is case sensitive, so if you use upper and lower case, don't forget!

Next are 3 options. I suggest only selecting the middle one, Require my password to log in. You can have it log in automatically for convenience, but this will cause some issues later that are a pain to deal with. Better to use password, and if you made it short and simple, like I suggest above, it won't be much of a hassle.

Do not encrypt the home folder.... not good for new Linux users.
 

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Woo-hoo.... uh, I think that's it! :D

After you finish the screen we were just on, click Continue, and it will start copying files to the hard drive. This might take about 10 or 15 minutes, if you need a beer?!?! :cool::p:D
 

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Woo-hoo.... uh, I think that's it! :D

After you finish the screen we were just on, click Continue, and it will start copying files to the hard drive. This might take about 10 or 15 minutes, if you need a beer?!?! :cool::p:D
Here’s to you and Linux!
 

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Here’s to you and Linux!
After this gets done copying files etc., I’m going to try my little Vonets Wi-Fi repeater and I’m going to try to use it as an ethernet connection. I also have another one I can try if this one doesn’t work. Is there anything I should know before I try this?
 

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After this gets done copying files etc., I’m going to try my little Vonets Wi-Fi repeater and I’m going to try to use it as an ethernet connection. I also have another one I can try if this one doesn’t work. Is there anything I should know before I try this?
Let the computer reboot when the install is finished. Make sure it comes to life okay.

I don't know about using ethernet with the wifi extender, but it may work. When you get ready to test it, start with the computer off, connect the ethernet cable (with extender already running), and then boot Linux. I'm assuming (a bad thing) that the extender is already configured. If not, I'm not sure which steps need to go first.
 

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If you get on the internet.... don't forget the firewall. We're gonna start teaching you some "Linux commands". Don't be afraid! :D

Open a terminal by hitting CTRL-ALT-T. When that is open, type in exactly:
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sudo ufw enable
It will ask for you password, so type that in, and hit enter. It should give some report about being enabled, or we can test with another command:
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sudo ufw status
We will soon call you, "Granny the Geek!" :D:D:D
 


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