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by upcycler
Sun Feb 17, 2013 1:20 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: HP Win8/preinstalled, inst Mint 14, goes back to win8
Replies: 43
Views: 4366

Re: HP Win8/preinstalled, inst Mint 14, goes back to win8

Be aware that the usual advice of installing Windows before installing Linux does not apply to EFI systems -- or at the very least, the problems with doing Windows second aren't nearly as bad. That said, the recovery tools that most OEMs provide are very inflexible, so they might work only by trash...
by upcycler
Fri Feb 15, 2013 2:17 pm
Forum: Wireless
Topic: RaLink RT3290 will not work
Replies: 4
Views: 2851

Re: RaLink RT3290 will not work

Correct driver is in the newer kernel versions, I used this update from upubuntu to install 3.7.6, it was very simple and the wireless now works: http://www.upubuntu.com/2013/02/install ... 76-in.html .
by upcycler
Fri Feb 15, 2013 2:11 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: HP Win8/preinstalled, inst Mint 14, goes back to win8
Replies: 43
Views: 4366

Re: HP Win8/preinstalled, inst Mint 14, goes back to win8

The original problem for this thread, how to dual boot the current MInt with Windows 8 (preinstalled) on HP Pavilion g7/Intel core i3, is NOT solved.

I managed to destroy the pre-installed win8 in the process of trying to get the Nadia to work, so I'll have to reinstall everything and start over.
by upcycler
Fri Feb 15, 2013 2:07 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: HP Win8/preinstalled, inst Mint 14, goes back to win8
Replies: 43
Views: 4366

Re: Nadia(14) kills wireless, now what?

Thanks to all, esp. to srs5694 for encouraging me to take on the kernel updating, my first pass was from directions that were I guess too old and it didn't work, I had to reinstall the system. Then I found this new (2/4/2013) page, http://www.upubuntu.com/2013/02/installupgrade-to-linux-kernel-376-i...
by upcycler
Wed Feb 13, 2013 3:05 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: HP Win8/preinstalled, inst Mint 14, goes back to win8
Replies: 43
Views: 4366

Re: HP Win8/preinstalled, inst Mint 14, goes back to win8

Yes, I gave up on the dual-boot with Win8 since it appears to be impossible. Now I have done something to the HP recovery partition since I couldn't identify which one it was (the way the disc areas are identified in windows and the way they are identified in mint are different and how to tell what ...
by upcycler
Mon Feb 11, 2013 10:37 pm
Forum: Wireless
Topic: RaLink RT3290 will not work
Replies: 4
Views: 2851

Re: RaLink RT3290 will not work

I've got the drivers "installed" it was one hell of a process for that to even work, and my wireless card can connect to my local router. But the moment I do anything that requires the use of the connection (ie web browswer, or terminal) computer locks up. Same here. HP Pavilion g7 Notebo...
by upcycler
Mon Feb 11, 2013 10:25 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: HP Win8/preinstalled, inst Mint 14, goes back to win8
Replies: 43
Views: 4366

Re: Nadia(14) kills wireless, now what?

One more try, I have used the steps listed http://rricketts.com/installing-ralink-rt3290-wireless-drivers-in-ubuntu-12-04/ . Now when I boot the system recognizes and finds my wireless connection! However, it then crashes or hangs. Also the keyboard indicator light for the wireless connection never ...
by upcycler
Mon Feb 11, 2013 8:24 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: HP Win8/preinstalled, inst Mint 14, goes back to win8
Replies: 43
Views: 4366

Re: Nadia(14) kills wireless, now what?

I copied the file rt3290.bin into /lib/firmware and restarted, but the wireless connection is still not working, so that's not a solution. I found this link that proports to have a driver for Linux. It would seem that he states the following: I have recently tried the pre-release version of Ubuntu 1...
by upcycler
Mon Feb 11, 2013 5:51 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: HP Win8/preinstalled, inst Mint 14, goes back to win8
Replies: 43
Views: 4366

Re: HP Win8/preinstalled, inst Mint 14, goes back to win8

Frankly, I don't care about the Win8. I'm just required to be able to put it back in the future without re-purchasing it Then take a whole disk image, keep it somewhere safe and restore it if you need to - easy. OK, I checked, that is exactly what the HP "Restore" is, a disc image, I've d...
by upcycler
Mon Feb 11, 2013 5:38 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: HP Win8/preinstalled, inst Mint 14, goes back to win8
Replies: 43
Views: 4366

Re: Nadia(14) kills wireless, now what?

Just copying a file sounds plausable. http://forums.opensuse.org/english/get-technical-help-here/wireless/482816-ralink-rt3290-driver.html has some more information, although what I get out of it is that the current version of suse does not have support for the Ranlink RT3290 either, you have to use...
by upcycler
Sun Feb 10, 2013 1:57 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: HP Win8/preinstalled, inst Mint 14, goes back to win8
Replies: 43
Views: 4366

Re: HP Win8/preinstalled, inst Mint 14, goes back to win8

The output of "efibootmgr -v" in both cases might be useful, since that will tell us what (if any) boot loader options have changed. If I'm right that your computer is using a custom boot loader to initialize hardware, that information should enable rearranging a Linux boot loader to boot...
by upcycler
Mon Feb 04, 2013 1:28 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: HP Win8/preinstalled, inst Mint 14, goes back to win8
Replies: 43
Views: 4366

Re: HP Win8/preinstalled, inst Mint 14, goes back to win8

Can we just recap on this upcycler. Tell me if I have anything wrong in this summary. At the present moment in time I assume you are using Windows 8 (because your internet it working). Yes, I restored the Win8 system. If you install Mint alongside Windows 8 you can only boot into Win 8 - is this st...
by upcycler
Mon Feb 04, 2013 1:08 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: HP Win8/preinstalled, inst Mint 14, goes back to win8
Replies: 43
Views: 4366

Re: HP Win8/preinstalled, inst Mint 14, goes back to win8

Clearly you have some form of Internet access, or you wouldn't be able to post here. Do your file downloading using whatever machine you're using for posting here and then "sneakernet" the files over using USB flash drives or whatever. Yes, thank you for responding, I'm using my Mac. What...
by upcycler
Sun Feb 03, 2013 2:25 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: HP Win8/preinstalled, inst Mint 14, goes back to win8
Replies: 43
Views: 4366

Re: HP Win8/preinstalled, inst Mint 14, goes back to win8

Something very odd is going on. Although the only things I changed in the BIOS were the boot order and the secure boot, the only way to restore internet access to Win 8 is to go into the BIOS and under the Exit menu select "Load Setup defaults (Load default values for all SETUP items.)" I ...
by upcycler
Sun Feb 03, 2013 2:01 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: HP Win8/preinstalled, inst Mint 14, goes back to win8
Replies: 43
Views: 4366

Re: HP Win8/preinstalled, inst Mint 14, goes back to win8

[Now for fun with proprietary wireless drivers Yes, thank you, I found those, but with no internet access when I am in Linux, how would I download the needed driver? I have no access to another Linux machine (if I did I wouldn't be struggling with this!) For the same reason, no access to the intern...
by upcycler
Sun Feb 03, 2013 12:51 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: HP Win8/preinstalled, inst Mint 14, goes back to win8
Replies: 43
Views: 4366

Re: HP Win8/preinstalled, inst Mint 14, goes back to win8

Yes, very intimidating. Off to find out what a "Linux emergency system" is and what "EFI mode" means.

(edit) http://superuser.com/questions/539738/h ... s-8-boot-c
seems to explain, trying it now.
by upcycler
Sat Feb 02, 2013 10:19 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: HP Win8/preinstalled, inst Mint 14, goes back to win8
Replies: 43
Views: 4366

Re: HP Win8/preinstalled, inst Mint 14, goes back to win8

inxi -N shows
Network: Card-1: Ralink Device 3290
Card-2: Realtek RTL801E/RTL8102E PCI Express Fast Ethernet controller
driver: r8169
by upcycler
Sat Feb 02, 2013 9:43 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: HP Win8/preinstalled, inst Mint 14, goes back to win8
Replies: 43
Views: 4366

Re: HP Win8/preinstalled, inst Mint 14, goes back to win8

Thank you for the reference but I cannot use it as I cannot get online to download the Boot Repair program. Apparently there is no driver for my modem but there is no way to install the driver because I cannot get online to download the driver. Catch-22. Try repairing it first. Use the boot-repair m...
by upcycler
Sat Feb 02, 2013 7:41 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: HP Win8/preinstalled, inst Mint 14, goes back to win8
Replies: 43
Views: 4366

Re: HP Win8/preinstalled, inst Mint 14, goes back to win8

Turn it back on in the BIOS. It should be a setting. There are function keys on your keyboard to do the same (Fn+wireless icon labeled key). Thank you, yes I know. That's the total extent of the 'helpful' troubleshooting on windows, 'push the button'. No, the function key does nothing but toggle ai...
by upcycler
Sat Feb 02, 2013 2:10 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: HP Win8/preinstalled, inst Mint 14, goes back to win8
Replies: 43
Views: 4366

Re: Nadia(14) kills wireless, now what?

Internet café? Not within 50 miles. No, the problem is that once I install Mint I have *no* internet connection. For anything. The wireless doesn't work because there is no driver and the driver can't be downloaded because there is no.... Yes, I keep reading about all the happy people with their nic...

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