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by Mark Phelps
Sat Feb 17, 2018 3:27 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Installing Win10 on a Linux Based system - Windows will not install on a newly created partition
Replies: 3
Views: 78

Re: Installing Win10 on a Linux Based system - Windows will not install on a newly created partition

The basic fact is that although it is much easier, in a dual-boot situation, to install Windows first, then Linux. that is not mandatory! The problem is, with UEFI installs, that you have to modify the ESP in order to get Windows to boot, and I do not have the details on how to do that. It's not nea...
by Mark Phelps
Sat Feb 17, 2018 3:21 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Need a ISO based Back Up System
Replies: 24
Views: 407

Re: Need a ISO based Back Up System

You can FORCE MR (using a cloning function) to do a sector-by-sector copy, but the default is just to copy the used space. And, once you have installed the FREE version on a Windows PC and created the Rescue Media, you can uninstall it -- as you can use the Rescue Media after that to do both backups...
by Mark Phelps
Sat Feb 17, 2018 3:10 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Suggestion for installer: Do not preselect "Erase disk and install Linux Mint".
Replies: 6
Views: 150

Re: Suggestion for installer: Do not preselect "Erase disk and install Linux Mint".

Sorry ... but I disagree -- First, Something Else requires you to manually do partitioning -- and 99+% of folks out there don't even know what partitioning IS, let alone how to do it properly. Making that the default is going to frustrate LOTS of folks and turn the new ones away from using Linus. Se...
by Mark Phelps
Fri Feb 16, 2018 9:24 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Linux & win apps (programs, games etc)
Replies: 5
Views: 136

Re: Linux & win apps (programs, games etc)

Hi everybody, I'm new to Linux Mint and I was wondering about what is the best way to run win apps on Linux? Is it better to go just with Wine or through PlayoOnLinux and how? Which additional program components, and how, help with the running of such apps (winetricks etc.)? There is no accurate ge...
by Mark Phelps
Sat Feb 10, 2018 5:49 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Where Are The Instructions To Install Mint On Windows 10?
Replies: 2
Views: 87

Re: Where Are The Instructions To Install Mint On Windows 10?

Just make sure that whatever process you follow to install Mint, you do NOT use the Mint installer (or any other Linux tools) to shrink any Windows filesystem partitions in order to make room for Linux. Doing that will almost certainly corrupt the Windows filesystem, making it really hard to reboot ...
by Mark Phelps
Mon Jan 22, 2018 8:15 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Can't install OneDrive-D
Replies: 3
Views: 132

Re: Can't install OneDrive-D

OneDrive is a Microsoft feature -- and a LOT has changed in the 3 1/2 years since the thread you referenced was written. Win10- 10 came out in late 2015 and has gone through several major complete revisions since then, and along with this, MS keeps changing OneDrive, as well. If you're going to use ...
by Mark Phelps
Mon Jan 22, 2018 8:08 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How to recover wiped/deleted/lost files from external drive?
Replies: 10
Views: 229

Re: How to recover wiped/deleted/lost files from external drive?

My own experience has been -- Windows apps work best at recovery files from Windows filesystems; Linux apps, from Linux filesystems. Thus, in Windows, you need to do the following: 1) Download and install this utility on the PC: http://www.majorgeeks.com/news/story/recover_data_in_3_steps_with_minit...
by Mark Phelps
Sat Jan 13, 2018 1:18 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: looking for a easy way to backup a complete hdd with dual boot
Replies: 6
Views: 121

Re: looking for a easy way to backup a complete hdd with dual boot

Another possibility is using the Windows app Macrium Reflect. Although it is designed for Windows, when it does a complete disk image, it copies sectors, not files and folders, so it doesn't care about the OSs of the underlying partitions. You would have to install it in Windows and then use the opt...
by Mark Phelps
Sat Jan 06, 2018 5:30 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: <Solved> Multiboot Linux, Windows XP, and Windows 10
Replies: 10
Views: 363

Re: Multiboot Linux, Windows XP, and Windows 10

The Windows OS loader will list all the Windows installs -- so making any changes to GRUB is wasting your time. My suggestion is to do the following: 1) Go to the Neosmart Technologies site, download and install EasyBCD in Windows 10. 2) Run EasyBCD -- it will list the BCD entries in the boot loader...
by Mark Phelps
Sat Jan 06, 2018 5:23 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Dual OS - partition query
Replies: 25
Views: 499

Re: Dual OS - partition query

Your HP Recovery partition is designed to work with HP Recovery Manager ONLY if your partitioning scheme is not changed in any way. That is because the first thing it does is reformat the entire drive, recreating the original partition scheme. So, going dual-boot basically invalidates the Recovery p...
by Mark Phelps
Sat Jan 06, 2018 5:13 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Possible to view/edit the windows fines on my dual-boot system?
Replies: 2
Views: 81

Re: Possible to view/edit the windows fines on my dual-boot system?

Win10 has enabled a new hibernation process known as Fast Startup -- which is different from Fast Boot. This is supposed to dramatically speed up the booting process, but in some PCs, it actually slows it down or causes it to hang. This could be what is happening to your PC. Disabling Fast Startup m...
by Mark Phelps
Sat Jan 06, 2018 5:11 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Unable to mount an NTFS partition (data drive:not dual boot)
Replies: 7
Views: 217

Re: Unable to mount an NTFS partition (data drive:not dual boot)

In Windows 10, the default Hibernation applies to ALL the volumes that were open when Win10 was shut down, not just the OS volume. So, you have to disable Fast Startup in Win10 and then reboot: There are two ways to disable FastStartup in Win8/10; (1) through the Control Panel, and (2) through an el...
by Mark Phelps
Fri Oct 27, 2017 3:51 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [SOLVED] How to list all user-installed Linux programs
Replies: 8
Views: 441

Re: How to list all user-installed Linux programs

To see all the packages installed through any of the "apt"-derivatives, enter the following in a command window: apt-cache pkgnames

Stuff you installed from Source will NOT be listed because that didn't use any of the apt-based commands or tools.
by Mark Phelps
Fri Oct 27, 2017 3:42 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: windows 8 and Mint 18.1 install missing BCD
Replies: 8
Views: 298

Re: windows 8 and Mint 18.1 install missing BCD

I know it's a "roundabout" way of solving the Windows-not-boot problem -- but I know it works as I have used it repeatedly, myself. You need to download and install the FREE version of Macrium Reflect on a working Windows PC. This is a backup/recovery tool -- but it also comes with the great side-ef...
by Mark Phelps
Fri Oct 27, 2017 3:33 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Move Windows to external HD
Replies: 14
Views: 507

Re: Move Windows to external HD

Standard w10 pro disk will not boot from USB, needs SATA connection and laptops don't have external SATA ports. The closest you can get to "external" is by replacing your CDROM with a 2nd hard disk caddy. Depends on what you mean by "standard" and by "disk". I have confirmed, through recent problem...
by Mark Phelps
Fri Oct 27, 2017 3:27 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Windows 10 password through Linux Live USB
Replies: 9
Views: 393

Re: Windows 10 password through Linux Live USB

Hi all, I'm a Linux newbie. Have been using dual booting Mint with the pre-installed Windows 10 for the past couple of months. All was fine until one fine day my friend remarked that he could bypass my Windows 10 password prompt simply by changing BIOS boot priority and live booting almost any Linu...
by Mark Phelps
Thu Oct 26, 2017 10:38 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Grub error after deleting Linux Mint partitions using Windows 10
Replies: 4
Views: 180

Re: Grub error after deleting Linux Mint partitions using Windows 10

On some laptops, you have to press the Esc key or Volume Up button, to get to the utilities menu, from where you can then select a USB stick for booting.
by Mark Phelps
Thu Oct 26, 2017 10:33 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Are laptops a problem with Linux and power [SOLVED]
Replies: 13
Views: 469

Re: Are laptops a problem with Linux and power [SOLVED]

In terms of your thread title, the answers to both issues are generally YES ... First off, all too often, laptop OEMs use specialized hardware, often for which no Linux drivers are available. Switchable graphics (the use of two different video chips) was, for a long time, a serious issue, but the ad...
by Mark Phelps
Thu Oct 26, 2017 10:25 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Move Windows to external HD
Replies: 14
Views: 507

Re: Move Windows to external HD

Understand two consequences of what you plan to do: 1) Performance -- Win10 is going to CRAWL when run on a USB stick, so be prepared for this 2) You can't "move" it to the USB stick, you have to do a fresh install The Windows To Go approach was designed by MS to be used by IT folks so they could bo...
by Mark Phelps
Sun Oct 15, 2017 4:46 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Wine problem
Replies: 5
Views: 248

Re: Wine problem

@daret makes a very good point ...

The WineHQ rating for Photoshop CS is Gold ONLY in Mint 17.

In more recent Linux versions, it's rating is either Garbage or Silver -- neither of which is good enough to rely on it's use on a daily basis.

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