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by Mark Phelps
Wed Aug 01, 2018 7:29 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Can't get dual boot working
Replies: 4
Views: 120

Re: Can't get dual boot working

What do you mean by "go into my BIOS"? The BIOS entries won't show Linux or Windows; instead, they only show physical drives.

If Linux installs properly, when you reboot, you get a GRUB menu -- and that is not a BIOS menu.
by Mark Phelps
Wed Aug 01, 2018 7:25 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Questions before starting with Linux
Replies: 42
Views: 786

Re: Questions before starting with Linux

According to specs I could find, your laptop has only ONE physical drive, not two. Windows calls C: and D: different "drives", but in reality, they are different "partitions" -- nearly always on the same physical drive. So BEFORE you do anything about installing ANYTHING, you need to sort this out -...
by Mark Phelps
Wed Jul 18, 2018 10:36 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Grub2 - Not all OS are found
Replies: 2
Views: 87

Re: Grub2 - Not all OS are found

Actually, with all the Windows installs on sda -- the unfortunate answer is -- not really much, at all. Your Windows is set to boot from sda1 -- and in there, you would find boot loader that handles both Win7 and Win8. If you had separate drives, you could have a different Windows OS on each drive, ...
by Mark Phelps
Sun Jul 15, 2018 10:39 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: How to install .exe files on linuxmint cinnamon 18.3?
Replies: 3
Views: 136

Re: How to install .exe files on linuxmint cinnamon 18.3?

Wine is only an interface layer that works only SOME of the time -- it is not a general solution for wanting to run any .exe file that you find. You should first check the Windows app against entries in this database to determine its Wine rating: https://appdb.winehq.org/ If the Windows app is not l...
by Mark Phelps
Mon Jul 09, 2018 3:12 pm
Forum: Mounting Partitions
Topic: How to mount drive from crashed Win 10
Replies: 9
Views: 552

Re: How to mount drive from crashed Win 10

Sorry no one got back to you earlier ...

Make a mount point, let's call it WindowsHD:

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sudo mkdir /media/WindowsHD
Now, mount that volume read-only:

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sudo mount -o ro /dev/sdb1 /media/WindowsHD
Note: presumes the Windows drive is "sdb" and the partition is the first one on that drive.
by Mark Phelps
Sun Jul 08, 2018 11:09 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: accessing my local disk E from windows
Replies: 11
Views: 177

Re: accessing my local disk E from windows

First of all, as mentioned already "memory is not disk space", so it looks like you want to recover files from your disk -- which has nothing whatsoever to do with "memory". Second, you mentioned you have a 1TB disk but only around 250GB was seen. This is typical if the disk has several partitions, ...
by Mark Phelps
Sun Apr 01, 2018 6:47 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Grub recognizes non existing Windows
Replies: 4
Views: 205

Re: Grub recognizes non existing Windows

Ok, thanks for your fast reply. Is there a way to make windows not split those (I plan to reinstall Windows on this PC anyway)? Yes -- but it's complicated. When you install Windows 7 or newer on a blank drive, it automatically partitions the drive to include a System partition, in effect, its own ...
by Mark Phelps
Sun Apr 01, 2018 6:42 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: <Solved>Automount windows network share on Mint 18.3 xfce
Replies: 14
Views: 641

Re: Automount windows network share on Mint 18.3 xfce

Two things ... First, you said you need to share the Windows filesystem because you need to run some programs, but basically, Windows programs do not run in Linux. So, if that is the reason for sharing the filesystem, then you're wasting your time. Second, Windows 10 keeps it filesystem mounted even...
by Mark Phelps
Sun Apr 01, 2018 12:11 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Grub recognizes non existing Windows
Replies: 4
Views: 205

Re: Grub recognizes non existing Windows

That's because os_prober, when looking for Windows OSs, looks for different file, and Win10 can sometimes split those files between two partitions, causing os_prober to "see" Windows in both partitions. To "fix" this, you have to go out of your way to manually combine all the files needed into a sin...
by Mark Phelps
Sun Apr 01, 2018 12:06 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Outlook 2010 unvalid XML
Replies: 2
Views: 80

Re: Outlook 2010 unvalid XML

Any time you try to run an MS app, you need to read it's information page in the WineHQ site. This is the page for Outlook: https://appdb.winehq.org/objectManager.php?sClass=application&iId=34 And, as you can see, most of the ratings are really poor -- and the only rating for Outlook 2010 is for the...
by Mark Phelps
Thu Mar 29, 2018 9:54 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Installing a windows program with W.I.N.E
Replies: 8
Views: 297

Re: Installing a windows program with W.I.N.E

Before trying to run any Windows apps or games in Wine, you need to check here to see if it has been tested: https://appdb.winehq.org/ Be sure to check both the version of the app and the version of Linux you are using -- as results vary by both. If the app/game is not listed, then most likely, it i...
by Mark Phelps
Thu Mar 29, 2018 9:48 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Can't get Windows to run after running Linux Mint from bootable USB
Replies: 20
Views: 532

Re: Can't get Windows to run after running Linux Mint from bootable USB

... I went back to Linux and decided to mount and unmount the Windows disk from the Terminal. When I tried to mount the Windows disk (mount /dev/sda) I got the following message: mount: can't find /dev/sda in /etc/fstab. I tried mounting the partitions separately (mount /dev/sda1 and /dev/sda2) but...
by Mark Phelps
Thu Mar 29, 2018 9:37 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: wine
Replies: 5
Views: 177

Re: wine

In my experience, Wine doesn't run MOST Windows apps, only runs a few well, and those are mostly REALLY OLD versions. For example, I think the latest IE version that works in Wine is v7; so I know that v11 is not going to work. You can check with this link to see if the app you want to run has been ...
by Mark Phelps
Sun Mar 25, 2018 11:14 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Am I using integrated graphics or Radeon card?
Replies: 5
Views: 188

Re: Am I using integrated graphics or Radeon card?

How can I tell if I'm using the Intel integrated graphics or the Radeon card in my laptop? You have something known as Switchable Graphics in which the video processor being used is determined by the video demand --but this requires special video drivers to work, and those are generally ONLY availa...
by Mark Phelps
Fri Mar 23, 2018 11:03 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Help with New Install from Win 7 MS Office et al
Replies: 18
Views: 390

Re: Help with New Install from Win 7 MS Office et al

Uh, one last question (hopefully) before I start . . . I live out in the country, no high speed, etc. so I have to use a Verizon USB 760 modem which installs the software when you plug it in. Is this going to work okay with MINT? Will I be able to get online to finish the setup? Most likely, that i...
by Mark Phelps
Mon Mar 19, 2018 6:54 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: How to Get It To Boot from USB
Replies: 6
Views: 253

Re: How to Get It To Boot from USB

I would second pressing the Esc key -- as what you are trying to do is open the Boot Options menu, not boot into BIOS Setup. That can also often be entered by pressing the F9 key repeatedly (on some laptops). If you DO get a Boot Options menu, don't be surprised if the USB "drive" is not listed -- a...
by Mark Phelps
Mon Mar 19, 2018 6:40 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Boot to wipe HD
Replies: 13
Views: 386

Re: Boot to wipe HD

The term "wipe" refers to a process in which ones, and zeroes, or BOTH, are written to the drive to overwrite stuff that was previously there. It is this process that then prevents previous files, folders, and data from being retrieved using forensic software (regardless of the silliness you see on ...
by Mark Phelps
Sat Mar 10, 2018 1:59 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: With which specs will a new pc last for the next 10 years?
Replies: 18
Views: 533

Re: With which specs will a new pc last for the next 10 years?

Any hardware you buy today is going to be sadly out of date, possibly bordering on obsolete, within 5 years, not 10. Spending a LOT of money is simply wasting it, as within 5 years, for the same money or less, you would be able to buy a new PC with twice the memory, twice nthe speed, twice the disk ...
by Mark Phelps
Sat Mar 10, 2018 1:49 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: More installation and partitioning issues
Replies: 26
Views: 343

Re: More installation and partitioning issues

The simplest, and in my experience best, solution is to disconnect the HDD for the installation. Not only does this force the boot loader files onto the SSD, it also prevents them from getting written accidentally to the HDD. Then when you reconnect the HDD, just make sure you have the boot set to t...
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: 113

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...

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