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by michael louwe
Tue Jun 19, 2018 5:37 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Recommendations for Single-Boot Installation
Replies: 1
Views: 34

Re: Recommendations for Single-Boot Installation

. . 1. "Device for boot loader installation" should be the EFI System Partition or /sda1. You should not delete the EFI System Partition. ....... IIRC, if you use the auto "Erase disk and install LM" method, the Windows EFI System Partition will be deleted and a new EFI Boot Partition(= fat32/about...
by michael louwe
Tue Jun 19, 2018 5:25 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: ASUS mini ... is Mint installation possible ???
Replies: 34
Views: 857

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

@ D3RViSHT3K, ....... . . Having separate Root(/) and Home partitions in Linux is similar to having separate C:/ and D:/ drives in Windows. It results in a slightly faster system, esp for HDDs. ....... The Home partition stores your app/program settings and data(= documents, photos, music, videos, e...
by michael louwe
Mon Jun 18, 2018 4:36 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Mint doesn't function after Win10 update, dual boot
Replies: 4
Views: 62

Re: Mint doesn't function after Win10 update, dual boot

Taildragger wrote:.
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You likely need to reinstall LM 17.x.

To prevent this from happening again, install LM on an external USB hard-drive or as a virtual machine. If you have a desktop, install LM on a separate internal hard-drive.

Yes, it's non-UEFI or Legacy BIOS = simpler to install LM.
by michael louwe
Sun Jun 17, 2018 3:31 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: On-Line banking
Replies: 6
Views: 192

Re: On-Line banking

KMHGeorge wrote:.
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Please refer to ... https://alternativeto.net/software/quicken/
by michael louwe
Sat Jun 16, 2018 1:54 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Buy Computer with Linux Mint installed
Replies: 21
Views: 402

Re: Buy Computer with Linux Mint installed

LM desktops from US$499 ... https://linuxmint.com/store_computers.php Alternatively, cheaply buy one that is without any OS and hire a tech-shop guy to install LM for you. Labor cost should be about US$30. ... https://www.novatech.co.uk/pc/everydayuse/ If you ask on this forum for assistance to inst...
by michael louwe
Fri Jun 15, 2018 3:40 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: After install 18.3 can't boot Win10
Replies: 9
Views: 192

Re: After install 18.3 can't boot Win10

@ Duke49th, .......
Duke49th wrote:As bootrec /fixboot gives me an acces denied (I have BIOS boot, not EFI..maybe thats why).
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Maybe, you just need to "Run as Administrator". ... https://www.digitalcitizen.life/how-run ... -windows-7
by michael louwe
Thu Jun 14, 2018 3:17 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Cashless Society is getting closer
Replies: 32
Views: 537

Re: Cashless Society is getting closer

https://www.retailcustomerexperience.co ... ges-ahead/ (Why retail cashierless checkout, a.k.a. Amazon Go, faces more than a few challenges ahead)
by michael louwe
Thu Jun 14, 2018 2:55 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Mint in chinese laptops?
Replies: 3
Views: 78

Re: Mint in chinese laptops?

CK_1 wrote:.
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Avoid ARM-based devices, ie go for Intel or AMD processors. ... https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page= ... 2018-Hopes

Also, avoid those with limited 32GB or 64GB eMMC Flash storage, which are soldered on, = cannot be replaced or upgraded or hard to replace.
by michael louwe
Thu Jun 14, 2018 4:07 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: ASUS mini ... is Mint installation possible ???
Replies: 34
Views: 857

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

@ D3RViSHT3K, ....... . . LM is not booting likely because you have wrongly installed LM alongside Win 10, eg wrongly creating the Root(/) partition as an Extended/Logical partition, using LVM installation, etc = you likely need to reinstall LM alongside Win 10. ....... The Root(/) partition should ...
by michael louwe
Wed Jun 13, 2018 4:46 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: After install 18.3 can't boot Win10
Replies: 9
Views: 192

Re: After install 18.3 can't boot Win10

@ Duke49th, .......
Duke49th wrote:.
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If you need to reinstall Grub ... https://sites.google.com/site/easylinuxtipsproject/grub
by michael louwe
Wed Jun 13, 2018 3:01 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Linux kernel 4.15 and Mint 18.3
Replies: 11
Views: 376

Re: Linux kernal 4.15 and Mint 18.3

MurphCID wrote:.
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Linux kernel 4.15 is LTS, ie supported by Canonical/Ubuntu for as long as Ubuntu 18.04/LM 19.0 LTS is supported = until 2023. For LM 18.x = 2021 EOL.

In general, newer kernel for newer hardware enablement, eg 7th-gen AMD A8-9600 APU processors require kernel 4.15 or higher.
by michael louwe
Wed Jun 13, 2018 10:33 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Do I need to upgrade Linux (from 17.3 Rosa)?
Replies: 17
Views: 408

Re: Do I need to upgrade Linux (from 17.3 Rosa)?

Piers66 wrote:.
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Avoid using Suspend/Sleep/Hibernate because the Power Management features in CPU is not well-supported by Linux.
by michael louwe
Wed Jun 13, 2018 8:53 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: After install 18.3 can't boot Win10
Replies: 9
Views: 192

Re: After install 18.3 can't boot Win10

@ Duke49th, ....... . . For Legacy BIOS dual-boot install, the "Device for boot loader installation" should be the internal hard-drive or /sda, ie not the Windows Boot Manager or Partition = you likely need to repair Windows Boot Manager and reinstall Grub at the same time = quite complicated. Hopef...
by michael louwe
Wed Jun 13, 2018 6:14 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Installing Linux [Solved]
Replies: 21
Views: 567

Re: Installing Linux [Unsolvable]

@ acs42, .......
acs42 wrote: (it has three HDDs at present).
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A 3 HDD setup is non-mainstream = should use the manual "Something else" install method, and not the automatic "Install LM alongside Windows" method.
by michael louwe
Tue Jun 12, 2018 4:41 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Will choosing "Erase disc and install Linux Mint" wipe out my windows partition?
Replies: 7
Views: 229

Re: Will choosing "Erase disc and install Linux Mint" wipe out my windows partition?

@ Louieb 62, ....... . . 1. Use the "Something else" install method. 2. Delete all the 3 Linux partitions, ie /sda3, /sda5 and /sda6, one-by-one, by clicking - . This will create a new "free space". Remember not to touch the Windows ntfs partitions. 3. Then follow this Tutorial beginning at Step 4 ....
by michael louwe
Tue Jun 12, 2018 1:07 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [ Solved} Wifi set up
Replies: 4
Views: 98

Re: Wifi set up

@ DeLoki-42, ....... . . Quoting from ... http://www.uktsupport.co.uk/advent/laptop/5313.htm * The wireless is enabled on this laptop by pressing the function (Fn) key and F10 key at the same time. Note that the wireless needs to be turned on every time the computer is restarted. You should have a ....
by michael louwe
Tue Jun 12, 2018 5:15 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Install fails, goes to grub>
Replies: 7
Views: 120

Re: Install fails, goes to grub>

stumpie92 wrote:.
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Your hybrid SSHD is problematic for Linux. IIRC, hybrid SSHD often uses proprietary Intel RST or SRT drivers = the SSHD cannot be accessed by Linux.

There may be a way to adapt the SSHD for use by Linux. Please Google Search.
by michael louwe
Tue Jun 12, 2018 5:06 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: ASUS mini ... is Mint installation possible ???
Replies: 34
Views: 857

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

@ infinaurakle, ....... . . You have a modern UEFI computer. Seems, you have opted to install in Legacy BIOS mode on a MBR/ms-dos disk. For dual-booting, ensure that the "Device for boot loader installation" is the internal hard-drive or /sda. The Tutorial for reinstalling Grub(not Grub.efi) should ...
by michael louwe
Mon Jun 11, 2018 4:30 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Will choosing "Erase disc and install Linux Mint" wipe out my windows partition?
Replies: 7
Views: 229

Re: Will choosing "Erase disc and install Linux Mint" wipe out my windows partition?

@ Louieb 62, ....... . . What you want to do is to use the manual "Something else" install and partitioning method. But first, we need to know your computer details or specifications and hard-disk Partition table. From the Live LM USB/DVD, please provide the Terminal output for inxi -Fxz and sudo pa...
by michael louwe
Mon Jun 11, 2018 10:12 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: At the Mercy of the local WiFi police
Replies: 30
Views: 585

Re: At the Mercy of the local WiFi police

. . In general, 1.5 Mbps should be fast enough for web-surfing and streaming SD or non-HD videos. In Firefox, you can disable auto-playing news videos by going to the address bar, type >about:config >media.autoplay.enabled to false. If there is the Shockwave Flash plugin installed, >Ask to activate...

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