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by Mark Phelps
Mon Nov 26, 2018 3:22 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Multi-OS Setup
Replies: 2
Views: 137

Re: Multi-OS Setup

To answer your questions: 1) separate drives -- the preferred method 2) Multiple Linux distros -- I would recommend against reusing the same /home folder for different distros -- although others might disagree 3) Windows 10 forces hibernation by default when you shut it down due to a new feature kno...
by Mark Phelps
Mon Nov 26, 2018 3:17 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: disk order -- sda, sdb vs, hardware
Replies: 6
Views: 205

Re: disk order -- sda, sdb vs, hardware

There is no way to "configure" the drives so that what is now shown as "sda" gets changed to "sdb" -- short of changing the physical connections between the motherboard and the drives.

There is no software or configuration file that will do this for you.
by Mark Phelps
Mon Nov 26, 2018 3:12 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: cant write on some partitions
Replies: 10
Views: 157

Re: cant write on some partitions

Well, I think I am going to leave it like it is, as long as it works. It was enough computer time for this weekend:) So thanks a lot for your time and support. Have a nice week, see ya! I STRONGLY suggest that, if "C:" is your Windows OS partition that you DO NOT mount it, either to read or to writ...
by Mark Phelps
Sat Nov 17, 2018 3:16 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Don't buy Asrock
Replies: 20
Views: 703

Re: Don't buy Asrock

Well, if they can't support us, maybe we shouldn't buy their products!! :x Good point -- but as far as Asrock is concerned, this is probably already the case. Their customer base is probably 95% Windows (or more). Developing and maintaining Linux drivers costs the same or more as Windows drivers. I...
by Mark Phelps
Fri Nov 02, 2018 9:56 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [SOLVED] A software similar to Paragon Partition Magic to clone a OS image to restore in case of system failure?
Replies: 22
Views: 506

Re: A software similar to Paragon Partition Magic to clone a OS image to restore in case of system failure?

First off, another supporter of Clonezilla. It is clumsy to use at first, as it requires you to select the Destination of the image backup BEFORE selecting the Source. That can be confusing when most other tools have you select the Source first. Second, Macrium Reflect, even the FREE edition, now al...
by Mark Phelps
Fri Nov 02, 2018 9:43 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Windows /linux on two drives to one?
Replies: 7
Views: 142

Re: Windows /linux on two drives to one?

I agree with @Hoser Rob -- as combining the two onto one drive is only going to cause problems. Also, you won't have the same boot options, as you would have to add the Windows boot to GRUB in order to see it in the GRUB menu. And, the next time you do a Windows update, don't be surprised if the Lin...
by Mark Phelps
Fri Oct 26, 2018 10:32 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Use Linux alongside Windows on Laptop.
Replies: 8
Views: 223

Re: Use Linux alongside Windows on Laptop.

We're mixing questions and answers here ... The comment on 8GB of RAM needed was to run two OSs, one inside the other in a VM. You need that much to get decent performance. The comment on 4GB of RAM was to run Mint by itself. Also, we need to quit mixing RAM (memory) and disk space -- they are very ...
by Mark Phelps
Wed Oct 24, 2018 9:14 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Use Linux alongside Windows on Laptop.
Replies: 8
Views: 223

Re: Use Linux alongside Windows on Laptop.

I have a Microsoft Surface Pro 4 (Windows 10, 125GB memory) and want to use Linux on that device. What is the best way to do so? I guess the storage won't be enough for a Dual Boot. Is virtual Box or dual booting from an external hard drive an Option? With 120GB+ drive (not memory) you have more th...
by Mark Phelps
Fri Sep 21, 2018 8:06 pm
Forum: Mounting Partitions
Topic: NTFS drive not readable on Windows (Partition type: Linux)
Replies: 5
Views: 327

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: 1540

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: 269

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: 193

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: 143

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: 191

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: 152

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: 135

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: 1088

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: 90

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: 364

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: 830

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.

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