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by Mark Phelps
Fri Sep 21, 2018 8:06 pm
Forum: Mounting Partitions
Topic: NTFS drive not readable on Windows (Partition type: Linux)
Replies: 6
Views: 225

Re: NTFS drive not readable on Windows (Partition type: Linux)

As @catweazel said -- there is no "Linux-only"variant of NTFS -- as this is a native Windows filesystem.

So, whatever you used was improperly worded.
by Mark Phelps
Fri Sep 21, 2018 8:03 pm
Forum: Mounting Partitions
Topic: Best file system for WD "My Passport" external hard drive?
Replies: 15
Views: 1021

Re: Best file system for WD "My Passport" external hard drive?

@AlchemistOfLife: You didn't mention the Windows version, but if it is Win10, you need to know that any filesystem that is open when you shut it down will then be locked and can not, after that, be opened by Linux. So, if it IS Win10, you have to disable Fast Startup: There are two ways to disable F...
by Mark Phelps
Sun Sep 16, 2018 12:38 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: can't write files to external hard disk
Replies: 12
Views: 248

Re: can't write files to external hard disk

If the external drive was connected to a Win10 setup, then when you shut it down, almost certainly, it was then HIBERNATED -- as this is the default with Windows 10 now. And if that happened, you have to reconnect the drive to a Win10 setup and use Safely Remove to disconnect it, in order to prevent...
by Mark Phelps
Sun Sep 16, 2018 12:32 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: What distribution is better to deliver?
Replies: 9
Views: 190

Re: What distribution is better to deliver?

You said "web development fast and comfortable sites". So, does that mean you want fast web development? Or does it mean you want fast website browsing? And, what does "comfortable" mean? The speed of website browsing is determined by (1) the Browser you use, and (2) throughput limitations determine...
by Mark Phelps
Sun Sep 16, 2018 12:24 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Add new wi fi router
Replies: 7
Views: 123

Re: Add new wi fi router

I use two additional routers as Extenders because the WiFi signal from my primary router is weaker on other floors. The simplest way I have found to select different routers is to have each one have its own set of two SSIDs -- one for 2.4GHz and one for 5GHz. I use an app on my Android phone to disp...
by Mark Phelps
Sun Sep 09, 2018 7:22 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Asked by old friend to do an LM install. (solved)
Replies: 7
Views: 185

Re: Asked by old friend to do an LM install.

The FIRST thing I would do on BOTH would be to boot to a LiveUSB of LM and see how well that works in terms of hardware detection and subsequent driver installation. Anything not working, and/or not found, is going to range from easy (i.e., driver available) to impossible (i.e., driver NOT available...
by Mark Phelps
Wed Aug 22, 2018 12:38 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: dualboot from linux
Replies: 3
Views: 140

Re: dualboot from linux

Ton wrote:
Wed Aug 22, 2018 7:08 am
I have linux mint installed. Is it from linux posibel to install Windows. So i get a duelboot?
Just so you understand the answer -- you are not installing Windows "from Linux"; instead, you are booting from the Windows installation media and installing from there.
by Mark Phelps
Wed Aug 01, 2018 7:29 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Can't get dual boot working
Replies: 4
Views: 131

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: 992

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: 89

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: 183

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: 743

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: 183

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: 208

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: 828

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: 208

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: 82

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: 302

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: 540

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: 180

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 ...

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