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by Mark Phelps
Wed Apr 17, 2019 9:04 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [Solved] Installing on preformatted disk?
Replies: 9
Views: 169

Re: Installing on preformatted disk?

An Extended Partition is not really a partition; instead, it is a container for one or more Logical partitions.

And yes, you can install on a Logical partition.
by Mark Phelps
Tue Apr 16, 2019 9:28 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: shrinking win10
Replies: 31
Views: 631

Re: shrinking win10

There really isn't any way of RELIABLY disabling Windows Update in Win10 like there was in Win7. You can force the Metered Updates parm on, but still does not disable "critical" updates -- they come through anyway. Plus with the new 1903 release of Win10, it reserves 7GB (or so) of disk space for "u...
by Mark Phelps
Tue Apr 16, 2019 9:23 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Question on Installing on Windows 7 System w/Ubuntu
Replies: 2
Views: 90

Re: Question on Installing on Windows 7 System w/Ubuntu

Using the "install alongside ..." option with Win10 is nearly always a disaster -- as that uses Linux tools to shrink the Windows filesystem to make room and ends up corrupting the filesystem in the process. And since you have to boot into Windows to fix it, and Windows no longer boots, that makes i...
by Mark Phelps
Tue Apr 16, 2019 9:15 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: how to mnt windows share on mint 19.01
Replies: 6
Views: 146

Re: how to mnt windows share on mint 19.01

Windows 10 automatically enables a new form of hibernation that prevents you from accessing its filesystem when you are not running it. That will prevent any Linux utility from mounting and opening the filesystem. This is known as Fast Startup (not to be confused with Fast Boot, which is different),...
by Mark Phelps
Wed Apr 10, 2019 5:16 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] erase factory recovery
Replies: 13
Views: 399

Re: erase factory recovery

Since, by your own claim, you will never revert to Windows ... then remove the recovery partition and reclaim the space. No need for it now.
by Mark Phelps
Wed Apr 10, 2019 1:01 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: BIOS Update
Replies: 4
Views: 209

Re: BIOS Update

You're not giving us much useful information.
Is the .exe file a Windows file used to do BIOS updates -- an update program?
Or, is the .exe file a self-extracting archive from an OEM vendor, that you run to extract the BIOS files and then run an update?
by Mark Phelps
Tue Apr 09, 2019 11:38 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [Wine] Can't open any program.
Replies: 20
Views: 475

Re: [Wine] Can't open any program.

You didn't say, but are you trying to open apps that are installed in a Windows partition?

If so, you can't do that with Wine.
by Mark Phelps
Tue Apr 09, 2019 11:37 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [Closed] Unusable space dual installing Mint 17.3 on Windows 10
Replies: 10
Views: 265

Re: Unusable space dual installing Mint 17.3 on Windows 10

My guess is the so-called Recovery partition is actually NOT that -- as it does not have large enough files in it to server as a full recovery image. It's probably where the Windows boot loader is stored, and if you remove that, Windows will no longer boot. The more interesting issue is what is cont...
by Mark Phelps
Tue Apr 09, 2019 11:32 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: ITunes
Replies: 5
Views: 200

Re: ITunes

Virtual Machine is installing something like Virtual Box -- but to then install Windows in that, you need Windows installation media and a License.

WINE is an emulator -- a set of software that allows you to run SOME Windows apps, but it works best with really OLD versions of Windows apps.
by Mark Phelps
Mon Apr 08, 2019 7:07 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Creating a Windows Partition
Replies: 2
Views: 109

Re: Creating a Windows Partition

A better method is to create the boot media using a Windows app known as Macrium Reflect: 1) Download and install Macrium Reflect (MR) from this link on a working PC: http://www.macrium.com/reflectfree.aspx 2) Use the option to create a boot USB stick or CD That will create MR bootable media. Then, ...
by Mark Phelps
Sat Apr 06, 2019 3:21 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Help: windows file system is read only
Replies: 3
Views: 143

Re: Help: windows file system is read only

First off, NTFSfix will only "fix" the most trivial of NTFS problems; it simply can't handle any serious problems. So while it MIGHT work; more likely, it will not. Second, I didn't catch your Windows version, but if it is Win10, then your better approach would be to post in the Win10 community foru...
by Mark Phelps
Sat Apr 06, 2019 3:15 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Separate Partition
Replies: 18
Views: 296

Re: Separate Partition

Maybe I don't understand what you're trying to do -- but you can NOT "save all my files from both operating systems in one place". That simply is not possible. Why? Because the two different OSs (Windows and Linux) required totally different filesystems for their OS partitions -- thus they can not b...
by Mark Phelps
Sun Mar 31, 2019 7:46 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Use laptop as an external secondary display
Replies: 2
Views: 104

Re: Use laptop as an external secondary display

Generally not -- because the video jacks, even when they are HDMI, are OUTPUT only.

So, there is no way to get video INTO the laptop to display on the screen.

There may be exceptions, so if anyone knows of one, feel free to comment.
by Mark Phelps
Fri Mar 29, 2019 11:31 am
Forum: Mounting Partitions
Topic: How to mount NTFS partition so I have ownership?
Replies: 11
Views: 417

Re: How to mount NTFS partition so I have ownership?

It's more likely Fast Startup -- which is a Win10 feature -- as that enables Hibernation by default.

Fast Boot is similar, but is a BIOS/UEFI option, not a Windows option.
by Mark Phelps
Sun Mar 24, 2019 9:08 pm
Forum: Mounting Partitions
Topic: Removing Windows AND installing Mint
Replies: 3
Views: 212

Re: Removing Windows AND installing Mint

You specifically mentioned doing a "secure erase" and an install of any OS is certainly NOT going to do that! Anyone with any of a number of bootable file recovery apps will be able to get back anything that was not completely overwritten. If you really want to WIPE the drives, then read up on using...
by Mark Phelps
Sun Mar 24, 2019 9:04 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Backup for Dual Boot Syatem
Replies: 11
Views: 302

Re: Backup for Dual Boot Syatem

Everyone's experience is different ... But I do Linux distro backups weekly using Clonezilla and they literally take under 2 minutes each! Takes about the same amount of time to do a restore. A few weeks ago, I installed a new distro and although the install took only a few minutes, the configuratio...
by Mark Phelps
Sat Mar 23, 2019 1:22 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [SOLVED]Installation dual boot with windows 10
Replies: 5
Views: 239

Re: Installation dual boot with windows 10

The post by Pierre is especially good -- and BE SURE to pay attention to the Fast Startup stuff. That forces hibernation by default in Win10 such that, with that in place, the Linux installed is likely to not even "see" Win10 -- running the risk of corrupting it if you force an install.
by Mark Phelps
Sun Mar 03, 2019 3:14 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Don't want the GRUB Bootloader
Replies: 1
Views: 138

Re: Don't want the GRUB Bootloader

There is something known as GRUB4DOS -- which is a version of GRUB that can be installed to a Windows filesystem and run in Windows.

But -- as the name implies -- that is still GRUB.
by Mark Phelps
Sun Mar 03, 2019 3:09 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Installing Apps to Different Drive
Replies: 2
Views: 62

Re: Installing Apps to Different Drive

In Linux, different components of apps are installed to different directories, not all of them under /home or /usr -- although most of them are.

So, just moving /home and /usr to a different drive does not guarantee that ALL of the apps' components are also installed to that other drive.
by Mark Phelps
Sun Mar 03, 2019 3:06 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: First post - Warranty voided if Mint installed on new laptop?
Replies: 19
Views: 542

Re: First post - Warranty voided if Mint installed on new laptop?

Depending on the laptop manufacturer, installing Linux (per se) does not VOID the warranty. It's just that, if you send it back for service, they can always make the claim (which they do not have to prove) that the process of installing a different OS damaged the PC, and thus, they would charge your...

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