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by Mark Phelps
Fri Feb 22, 2019 5:28 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Installed Mint bootloader over windows C partition
Replies: 3
Views: 79

Re: Installed Mint bootloader over windows C partition

It's been a while since I installed Mint, but from what I recall, it will NOT install to an NTFS partition, not matter what you do. So, most likely, what you are saying is your C: drive is more likely a Windows boot drive, since those are typically formatted FAT or FAT32 and Linux will write to thos...
by Mark Phelps
Wed Feb 20, 2019 2:38 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: An alternative to Wine?
Replies: 25
Views: 480

Re: An alternative to Wine?

'Free copy' of either win7 or 10: Actually, the FREE copy of Win7 is not actually FREE; instead, it uses a well-known HACK to utilize the 90-day "trial period" to run Win7 without having to activate it. That extension can only be applied so many times and then it expires. So, it is basically a long...
by Mark Phelps
Wed Feb 20, 2019 2:33 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: An alternative to Wine?
Replies: 25
Views: 480

Re: An alternative to Wine?

Don't need a product key for Windows 10; Actually, YES you do -- need a product key for Win10 -- you just don't need to enter it to install the OS. Win10 will look for, and expect to find, an earlier ACTIVATED, OS on the PC, as it needs the product key from that OS to reuse for itself. In the case ...
by Mark Phelps
Sun Feb 17, 2019 11:59 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How do I enable "3rd party" drivers?
Replies: 8
Views: 158

Re: How do I enable "3rd party" drivers?

Have to believe that's the core of my AMD video card problem...no native drivers in Linux. .. Unfortunately, depending the model of your AMD card, there simply may be no drivers for it. AMD used to provide a driver known as fglrx -- but they stopped supporting that some time ago. Then, they came al...
by Mark Phelps
Sat Feb 16, 2019 1:52 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Can't Mount HDD
Replies: 3
Views: 76

Re: Can't Mount HDD

Your first screenshot says the drive is already mounted -- so what's the issue?
by Mark Phelps
Sat Feb 02, 2019 1:02 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [SOLVED] Linux bricked my PC
Replies: 59
Views: 1397

Re: Linux bricked my PC

To get your Windows back, your best bet is really to use Windows-based repair utilities; Linux-based repair utilities are best for Linux filesystem problems. If you can get access to a working Windows PC, you will need to create Boot Media using a working PC -- as there is no way to repair this on y...
by Mark Phelps
Sat Feb 02, 2019 12:56 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Moving unallocated space for Windows?
Replies: 7
Views: 166

Re: Moving unallocated space for Windows?

You can't really move unallocated space; instead, you have to expand the Extended partition to encompass the entire drive and then move the other partitions to the right. You also can't expand the Windows partition to jump over other partitions to add space from the right. You probably would best do...
by Mark Phelps
Mon Nov 26, 2018 3:22 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Multi-OS Setup
Replies: 2
Views: 144

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: 8
Views: 281

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: 174

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: 1154

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: 634

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: 152

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: 233

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: 233

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: 406

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: 2397

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: 294

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: 5
Views: 200

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: 155

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...

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