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by silverpuma
Mon May 14, 2018 4:31 am
Forum: Virtualization
Topic: [SOLVED] Will my Hp Stream Laptop run a VM? [SOLVED]
Replies: 14
Views: 1209

Re: [SOLVED] Will my Hp Stream Laptop run a VM? [SOLVED]

absque fenestris wrote:
Mon May 14, 2018 1:29 am
Hi silverpuma
Congratulations. Maybe Slitaz would even be the ideal operating system with only 16 GB of storage space.
Thanks. It's not too bad as I have 16 GB left "after" I installed Linux Mint. And so far Mint is working great.
by silverpuma
Sun May 13, 2018 11:53 am
Forum: Virtualization
Topic: [SOLVED] Will my Hp Stream Laptop run a VM? [SOLVED]
Replies: 14
Views: 1209

Re: Will my Hp Stream Laptop run a VM?

Sucess!!!! I installed gnome boxes and it worked straight away. Tried it with with a few lightweight distros and the last one "Slitaz" see image below. All runs slow but with my horse and cart laptop its more than I could expect so very happy.
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by silverpuma
Sun May 13, 2018 10:51 am
Forum: Virtualization
Topic: [SOLVED] Will my Hp Stream Laptop run a VM? [SOLVED]
Replies: 14
Views: 1209

Re: Will my Hp Stream Laptop run a VM?

Just a thought anyone used gnome boxes or qemu? I'm going to try virtualbox now as well but it does look a bit daunting for me.
by silverpuma
Sun May 13, 2018 10:49 am
Forum: Virtualization
Topic: [SOLVED] Will my Hp Stream Laptop run a VM? [SOLVED]
Replies: 14
Views: 1209

Re: Will my Hp Stream Laptop run a VM?

Help........ :oops: I have downloaded vmware 3 times (just in case the download was corrupted or something) from https://www.vmware.com/products/workstation-player/workstation-player-evaluation.html and then I just double clicked on it. The following opens (see image below) but it just hangs and not...
by silverpuma
Sun May 13, 2018 5:49 am
Forum: Virtualization
Topic: [SOLVED] Will my Hp Stream Laptop run a VM? [SOLVED]
Replies: 14
Views: 1209

Re: Will my Hp Stream Laptop run a VM?

That's a rather puny laptop, that Stream. Can't argue with that :oops: The only good thing with this baby laptop was, once win10 started to load up with updates my laptop became so full even after a fresh install it was a snail so I was pushed to Linux. And that's been a really rewarding move. I th...
by silverpuma
Sun May 13, 2018 5:34 am
Forum: Virtualization
Topic: [SOLVED] Will my Hp Stream Laptop run a VM? [SOLVED]
Replies: 14
Views: 1209

Re: Will my Hp Stream Laptop run a VM?

catweazel wrote:
Sat May 12, 2018 7:45 pm
absque fenestris wrote:
Sat May 12, 2018 7:32 pm
Larger SSD maybe?
It's more than likely a soldered-in-place eMMC, not an SSD.
Yes it is a emmc.....
by silverpuma
Sat May 12, 2018 2:32 pm
Forum: Virtualization
Topic: [SOLVED] Will my Hp Stream Laptop run a VM? [SOLVED]
Replies: 14
Views: 1209

[SOLVED] Will my Hp Stream Laptop run a VM? [SOLVED]

Hi Folks, a Linux newbie here. I have an underpowered hp stream 14" laptop with 4g ram and 16.4 GB HD. I don't use the laptop for anything other than web browsing and learn Linux so I don't need any of the remaining 16GB of HD for storage. I have never used a VM before but would like to try a handfu...
by silverpuma
Sat May 12, 2018 11:05 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] How to shorten my name in the Terminal [SOLVED]
Replies: 6
Views: 342

Re: How to shorten my name in the Terminal

I want to use my username "silverpuma" but can I edit the "silverpuma-HP-Stream-Laptop-14-ax0XX" after the "@" sign? Yes. That part's the system's hostname and is easily changed as, e.g., hostnamectl set-hostname laptop Exit and relaunch a terminal to see it having taken effect immediately (if you ...
by silverpuma
Fri May 11, 2018 7:56 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] How to shorten my name in the Terminal [SOLVED]
Replies: 6
Views: 342

Re: How to shorten my name in the Terminal

Thanks catweasel, I'll have a look at the links and post back how I get on but its bedtime for me shortly zzzzzzzz
by silverpuma
Fri May 11, 2018 7:53 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED}A Newbie" How to use the terminal for Dummies" recommendation:-)[SOLVED}
Replies: 7
Views: 418

Re: A Newbie" How to use the terminal for Dummies" recommendation:-)

There's a Command Line course on https://linuxjourney.com/ that may be right up your alley. Started the course and am really enjoying it so thanks for the advice. Alongside this, I'm going through the LinuxFoundationX: LFS101x Introduction to Linux https://www.edx.org/course/introduction-linux-linu...
by silverpuma
Fri May 11, 2018 7:35 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] How to shorten my name in the Terminal [SOLVED]
Replies: 6
Views: 342

[SOLVED] How to shorten my name in the Terminal [SOLVED]

Hi all, Somewhere in the installation process when filling out my details I must have accepted a pre-filled box I guess? This led to my blurb at the beginning of every command line entry to be quite long. See my image to get the idea https://photos.app.goo.gl/SVikL0uC1LfHUoCy1 I want to use my usern...
by silverpuma
Fri May 11, 2018 7:04 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Terminal spits out gobblegook! [SOLVED]
Replies: 10
Views: 374

Re: [SOLVED] Terminal spits out gobblegook! [SOLVED]

Just to finish off folks, the help and time you all took to explain to me, what I realize is to you guys a very basic question has been wonderful. I'm slowly getting to grips with the command line and enjoying every minute of it. So again......Thank you
by silverpuma
Fri May 11, 2018 6:59 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Terminal spits out gobblegook! [SOLVED]
Replies: 10
Views: 374

Re: [SOLVED] Terminal spits out gobblegook! [SOLVED]

Everyone has had a go at explaining the reasons for the gobbledegook, so, I thought I might as well have a go, too. :D Think of it this way. You have a car - if it rains, what do you do? You turn on the wipers, of course. How do you do that? Somewhere you will find a switch, All cars of the same ma...
by silverpuma
Wed May 09, 2018 3:04 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Terminal spits out gobblegook! [SOLVED]
Replies: 10
Views: 374

Re: Terminal spits out gobblegook!

https://photos.app.goo.gl/bX61r381iAPUo5At6 Yes it worked...... :roll: Thank you so much for the quick advice. When I open the file with the text editor it was full of junk as you expected. So I made a new file in the editor and saved it and all worked fine. I just did not understand the proper lim...
by silverpuma
Wed May 09, 2018 2:55 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Terminal spits out gobblegook! [SOLVED]
Replies: 10
Views: 374

Re: Terminal spits out gobblegook!

When I now try to practice the cat command to display the contents of a text file I saved to my documents the output to the terminal is random characters. The problem might be how you're saving the text file - is it from libreoffice, or something similar? You output has mime type "vnd.oasis.opendoc...
by silverpuma
Wed May 09, 2018 2:30 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Terminal spits out gobblegook! [SOLVED]
Replies: 10
Views: 374

[SOLVED] Terminal spits out gobblegook! [SOLVED]

Hi folks, need some help. I've just started learning command line/ terminal but I must have messed up the terminal. When I now try to practice the cat command to display the contents of a text file I saved to my documents the output to the terminal is random characters. Can I fix the terminal or ca...
by silverpuma
Tue May 08, 2018 5:47 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED}A Newbie" How to use the terminal for Dummies" recommendation:-)[SOLVED}
Replies: 7
Views: 418

Re: A Newbie" How to use the terminal for Dummies" recommendation:-)

Thanks Imuserx4849 and Mattyboy I'll have a look at these, get the kettle on for a cuppa and the feet up, its time to stretch these 2 brain cells of mine!
by silverpuma
Tue May 08, 2018 12:53 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED}A Newbie" How to use the terminal for Dummies" recommendation:-)[SOLVED}
Replies: 7
Views: 418

[SOLVED}A Newbie" How to use the terminal for Dummies" recommendation:-)[SOLVED}

Hi all, Just wondering does anyone know of a link to a pdf document or youtube video that would help me to learn the basics of the command line/terminal. I'm a complete novice (although I had a brief look at Linux 4-5 years ago) but I enjoy learning, albeit with faltering steps. Preferably it would ...
by silverpuma
Fri Jul 26, 2013 7:17 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Can't get it to install from DVD
Replies: 3
Views: 197

Re: Can't get it to install from DVD

I hit the "e" key but I don't see some lines of information there as you suggested..........I'm on xp. Update I pressed the "tab" key and got the line you mentioned but I can't see the "ro" you said would be there?
by silverpuma
Fri Jul 26, 2013 6:12 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Can't get it to install from DVD
Replies: 3
Views: 197

Can't get it to install from DVD

hmmm, Placed the disk in my laptop and I get the black/grey Linux mint screen with the text "automatic boot in 10 seconds" I let it count down and I hear the dvd drive spin and click etc but it does not move on to the next screen as I was expecting from the official guide pdf that would allow me to ...

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