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by michael louwe
Sat May 26, 2018 10:08 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: GNU Grub when booting
Replies: 7
Views: 95

Re: GNU Grub when booting

GS84700 wrote:.
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Looks like one or more of the Level 4 & 5 updates has borked the system = a reinstall of LM is likely needed. ...
https://sites.google.com/site/easylinuxtipsproject/20 (Update Manager: understand and optimize it)
by michael louwe
Thu May 24, 2018 12:25 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: LM Going Super Slow
Replies: 25
Views: 333

Re: LM Going Super Slow

@ all_spice, ....... . . You can dual-boot Win 7 and LM on ms-dos/MBR disks and a Legacy BIOS computer, ie not on GPT disks. ....... GPT disks are usually used with modern post-2012 OEM UEFI computers. ms-dos/MBR disks are limited to 2TB in size, ie the 3TB external USB hard-drive may not be usable ...
by michael louwe
Wed May 23, 2018 6:48 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: LM Going Super Slow
Replies: 25
Views: 333

Re: LM Going Super Slow

@ all_spice, ....... . . https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/whats-difference-between-gpt-mbr-when-partitioning-drive-tiwari (What’s the Difference Between GPT and MBR When Partitioning a Drive?) http://www.overclock.net/forum/355-ssd/1516900-how-create-4tb-partition-mbr.html (How to create a 4TB partiti...
by michael louwe
Wed May 23, 2018 3:40 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Multiple, basic issues with Mint 18
Replies: 15
Views: 371

Re: Multiple, basic issues with Mint 18

@ Evil Tim, ....... . . Your 2007 laptop should be running Linux kernel 3.13 LTS or 4.4 LTS, ie not 4.13 non-LTS. Older computers are more compatible with older kernels. LM 17.3 should likely run better on the old laptop. For very old pre-2005 computers, they should maybe run Anti-X, MX-16 or Linux ...
by michael louwe
Wed May 23, 2018 3:22 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: ASUS mini ... is Mint installation possible ???
Replies: 22
Views: 551

Re: ASUS mini ... is Mint installation possible ???

@ infinaurakle, .......
infinaurakle wrote:.
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Try disable Fast Startup in Win 10, ie >Control Panel >Power options.
by michael louwe
Wed May 23, 2018 3:10 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: LM Going Super Slow
Replies: 25
Views: 333

Re: LM Going Super Slow

@ all_spice, ....... So Linux does have a problem using more than one external HDD? That is a huge bummer. . . It's not Linux per se. Legacy BIOS computers using ms-dos/MBR partition table for the hard-disks/drives, can only utilize disks that are not more than 2TB in size and have not more than 4 P...
by michael louwe
Wed May 23, 2018 7:21 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Please suggest me an OS, too
Replies: 12
Views: 268

Re: Please suggest me an OS, too

@ GreenGoulash, ....... . . You should stick with LM 17.3 Cinnamon 32bit(EOL in April 2019), if 64bit is too laggy. Try also LM 18.1 Cinnamon(EOL in April 2021) or the lighter-weight Mate or Xfce edition. Compatible LTS Linux kernel for your old laptop should be 3.13 or 4.4. You can install and give...
by michael louwe
Wed May 23, 2018 5:27 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: LM Going Super Slow
Replies: 25
Views: 333

Re: LM Going Super Slow

@ all_spice, ....... . . Try unplugging the 3TB external USB hard-drive. You have a 2011 Legacy BIOS computer which usually uses ms-dos/MBR disks/drives which are limited to 2TB in size and 4 Primary partitions. ....... GPT disks are not such limited but installing LM on GPT disks in a Legacy BIOS c...
by michael louwe
Tue May 22, 2018 5:27 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Rollback to Linux Kernel & Linux Firmware Prior to MeltDown & Spectre Fix
Replies: 25
Views: 700

Re: Rollback to Linux Kernel & Linux Firmware Prior to MeltDown & Spectre Fix

AFAIK, nearly all web-servers have applied the mitigations for Meltdown & Spectre = slower Internet. Most computer users have applied the same mitigations = slower computers. A Double Whammy.! No thanks to the Speculative Execution feature in CPUs that gave a "false" performance boost. Intel had put...
by michael louwe
Sun May 20, 2018 12:12 pm
Forum: Graphics Cards & Monitors
Topic: hi there
Replies: 17
Views: 226

Re: hi there

@ hix, ....... . . As per ... https://communities.intel.com/thread/113216?start=15&tstart=0 , your Intel HD Graphics 3000 is not supported by Win 10 since the launch of Win 10 in 2015, likely because the OEMs preferred Win 7/8.1 users buying new Win 10 computers instead of upgrading to Win 10 for fr...
by michael louwe
Sat May 19, 2018 7:11 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: how to download and start Linux?
Replies: 7
Views: 208

Re: how to download and start Linux?

@ Whobiggs, ....... . . 1. Download the LM ISO file and save/store it in a designated folder on your computer, eg the Download folder. 2. Download and/or install an Image/ISO writing/burning program on your Windows computer, eg Universal USB Installer/Rufus for writing to a USB Flash-drive. 3. Run t...
by michael louwe
Sat May 19, 2018 6:52 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: I can't dual boot Linux mint with Win 10 I get "read error"
Replies: 3
Views: 61

Re: I can't dual boot Linux mint with Win 10 I get "read error"

@ Kur1os, ....... . . As per ... http://www.tomshardware.com/answers/id-2680376/built-hard-drive-boot-device-select.html and https://www.helpwithpcs.com/jargon/ata.htm , seems, your internal hard-drive is connected to the ATAPI socket meant for DVD-drives, which is not normal. Normally, internal har...
by michael louwe
Sat May 19, 2018 4:43 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: I can't dual boot Linux mint with Win 10 I get "read error"
Replies: 3
Views: 61

Re: I can't dual boot Linux mint with Win 10 I get "read error"

@ Kur1os, ....... . . As per ... https://ame.answers.acer.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/7550/~/changing-boot-order , the F12 key takes you to the One-Time Boot Menu which is a temporary or non-persistent selection for the 1st boot device = will not persist through reboots. ....... OTOH, the F2 key tak...
by michael louwe
Fri May 18, 2018 12:07 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: <SOLVED> Will a Linux "Live" USB Drive Wear Out? If so, When?
Replies: 21
Views: 532

Re: Will a Linux "Live" USB Drive Wear Out? If so, When?

No, because there is read-only operations during a Live session, ie no write operations. ....... The process of creating a Live LM USB Flash-drive is a write-once-only operation, eg by using Rufus, Etcher, Unetbootin, Universal USB Installer, USB Image Writer, dd command, etc. It is not advisable to...
by michael louwe
Fri May 18, 2018 8:34 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Stuck at the beginning
Replies: 22
Views: 390

Re: Stuck at the beginning

If you have an Nvidia graphics card, it may likely be the problem.
by michael louwe
Fri May 18, 2018 3:37 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Just installed, can't boot. Tried to set up own partitions [SOLVED]
Replies: 28
Views: 503

Re: Just installed, can't boot. Tried to set up own partitions

@ Domarius, ....... . . AFAIK, 2MB for the "bios-grub" boot partition applies to a Legacy BIOS install of LM on a GPT disk. ... Since around LM 16, there is no need for a separate boot partition for a Legacy BIOS install on a ms-dos/MBR disk. Instead, a boot directory is placed on the Root( /) ) par...
by michael louwe
Fri May 18, 2018 2:59 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: An interesting article regarding some Ubuntu snap packages
Replies: 19
Views: 630

Re: An interesting article regarding some Ubuntu snap packages

https://www.zdnet.com/article/brutal-cr ... iscovered/ (Brutal cryptocurrency mining malware crashes your PC when discovered - WinstarNssmMiner not only leeches your processing power but will maliciously crash your system if you attempt to remove it.)
by michael louwe
Thu May 17, 2018 10:10 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Just installed, can't boot. Tried to set up own partitions [SOLVED]
Replies: 28
Views: 503

Re: Just installed, can't boot. Tried to set up own partitions

@ Domarius, ....... . . To overcome the disk alignment error, you need to just pre-partition the hard-disk with GParted before doing the installation of LM, eg by "copying" the Tutorial for manual partitioning to pre-create a / or Root, Swap and Home partitions. Leave as default the setting for "1MB...
by michael louwe
Thu May 17, 2018 5:24 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Just installed, can't boot. Tried to set up own partitions [SOLVED]
Replies: 28
Views: 503

Re: Just installed, can't boot. Tried to set up own partitions

@ Domarius, ....... . . You have a 2011 Legacy BIOS computer which normally uses ms-dos/MBR disks, ie not GPT disks. ms-dos/MBR disks/drives are limited to 4 Primary partitions and 2TB in size. GPT disks are not as limited, eg to fully utilize a 4TB hard-drive. GPT disks, 64bit OS and the Secure Boo...
by michael louwe
Wed May 16, 2018 4:47 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Old Acer troubleshooting
Replies: 3
Views: 123

Re: Old Acer troubleshooting

Notputersavvy1" wrote:.
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Boot a Windows 7 Repair Disc or Win 7 Install/Recovery DVD/USB, and try to repair the files on the internal hard-disk. ...
https://www.lifewire.com/how-to-perform ... -7-2626170

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