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by SyncroScales
Thu Mar 12, 2020 7:30 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Virtual machines on other drives?
Replies: 2
Views: 217

Virtual machines on other drives?

Hello, When setting up virtual machines is it a better idea to install a main OS of Linux Mint on one HDD or SSD, and then a Windows OS or other versions of Linux onto a second or third HDD or SSD? It seems faster than using the same main drive (or only c-drive). I understand that if using a 32-bit ...
by SyncroScales
Tue Mar 10, 2020 11:08 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: [SOLVED] AMD Ryzen and hardware for Linux Mint or Ubuntu?
Replies: 8
Views: 2647

Re: AMD Ryzen and hardware for Linux Mint or Ubuntu?

Thank you for the reply ZakGordon. I am trying to find that 'value vs performance' area. I was thinking it's like Intel i5's, unless you really need the best i7 for certain tasks. How is Linux Mint or Ubuntu and the intel processors? Similar to AMD Ryzen? Do most people recommend to have Windows and...
by SyncroScales
Tue Mar 10, 2020 3:44 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: [SOLVED] AMD Ryzen and hardware for Linux Mint or Ubuntu?
Replies: 8
Views: 2647

Re: AMD Ryzen and hardware for Linux Mint or Ubuntu?

Thanks for the replies.

I was looking at the separate cpus and gpus. Not the apus. Does it matter what drivers you use if you compare them? Is it that AMD is behind on the updates?
by SyncroScales
Mon Mar 09, 2020 5:35 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: [SOLVED] AMD Ryzen and hardware for Linux Mint or Ubuntu?
Replies: 8
Views: 2647

[SOLVED] AMD Ryzen and hardware for Linux Mint or Ubuntu?

Hello, Someone asked me about a build and they might go with Linux. I think Linux Mint or Ubuntu is what they should use (they are use to the Windows OS). How are the AMD Ryzen 3 or 5 processors with Linux Mint or Ubuntu? What should I look for, higher cache and clock speed, anything else? What abou...
by SyncroScales
Tue Nov 19, 2019 9:51 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: XFCE 64-bit - removed the Network Connection, No DSL.
Replies: 2
Views: 199

XFCE 64-bit - removed the Network Connection, No DSL.

Hello, I am using Mint XFCE 64-bit. 1. I removed the Network Connection from the task bar. It was near the clock. How do I get it back? 2. I also deleted the Network Connection - Ethernet and DSL connections. The Ethernet connection and information was already in OS when I started. I am trying to ad...
by SyncroScales
Fri Nov 08, 2019 7:12 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [SOLVED] Install Linux Mint 64-bit xfce in multi-boot.
Replies: 6
Views: 228

Re: Install Linux Mint 64-bit xfce in multi-boot.

Hello kc1di, I used a Cyberlink disc eraser and writer. When I burned the ISO image it was verified. I'll look at the links you posted. There was a dos-prompt that showed up for about 5 seconds once the computer loaded up. On this Toshiba laptop, when the DVD is 1st or 2nd boot order and a disc is i...
by SyncroScales
Wed Nov 06, 2019 6:17 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [SOLVED] Install Linux Mint 64-bit xfce in multi-boot.
Replies: 6
Views: 228

Re: Install Linux Mint 64-bit xfce in multi-boot.

You said 18.3, I said 18.2. There shouldn't be a difference?

I'll re-burn the disc when I have some time and test it out. It seems fine. Could a laptop have a limit of multi-boots?

I used a DVD burning program on my computer. I erased the disc before the burn.
by SyncroScales
Wed Nov 06, 2019 5:58 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [SOLVED] Install Linux Mint 64-bit xfce in multi-boot.
Replies: 6
Views: 228

Re: Install Linux Mint 64-bit xfce in multi-boot.

In Linux Mint Cinnamon 18.2 I can see the folders and files on the DVD.

Where do I install the 19.2 xfce copy from?
by SyncroScales
Wed Nov 06, 2019 5:11 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [SOLVED] Install Linux Mint 64-bit xfce in multi-boot.
Replies: 6
Views: 228

[SOLVED] Install Linux Mint 64-bit xfce in multi-boot.

Hello, How can I install Linux Mint 64-bit xfce in multi-boot? Windows Vista and Linux Mint 18.2 are already there. I have Linux Mint 19.2 xfce on a DVD-RW, but booting live from start-up or within Linux Mint 18.2 won't work. Can I have another version of Linux Mint in a triple boot? I pressed F12 a...
by SyncroScales
Wed Aug 14, 2019 8:18 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: [SOLVED] Old laptop or netbook hard-drive connector.
Replies: 12
Views: 663

Re: Old laptop or netbook hard-drive connector.

I did get the adapter off. I will mark this as solved and upload a screenshot later. The adapter is plastic. It slides onto the pins and they are not bent. I tried regular pliers and a different type. Maybe be careful about the needle-nose type. Did any HDD's or any kind of storage get made that was...
by SyncroScales
Thu Aug 08, 2019 11:25 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: [SOLVED] Old laptop or netbook hard-drive connector.
Replies: 12
Views: 663

Re: Old laptop or netbook hard-drive connector.

It is tight. I could not get it off. I will try again.
by SyncroScales
Thu Aug 08, 2019 9:40 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: [SOLVED] Old laptop or netbook hard-drive connector.
Replies: 12
Views: 663

Re: Old laptop or netbook hard-drive connector.

Ok, how to remove the adapter? It was recommended to not open the hdd. I looked for screws, but they seem to open the whole pata drive.
by SyncroScales
Wed Aug 07, 2019 12:11 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: [SOLVED] Old laptop or netbook hard-drive connector.
Replies: 12
Views: 663

Re: Old laptop or netbook hard-drive connector.

Hello, athi those do not work. I have a USB adapter that accepts the pins. These are FLAT contacts, not pins. There are not two rows of pins. Each set of pins that are above each other do not have a space. It is one flat piece of metal. I am sure the pictures show that. I provided the links that I s...
by SyncroScales
Fri Aug 02, 2019 4:54 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: [SOLVED] Old laptop or netbook hard-drive connector.
Replies: 12
Views: 663

Re: Old laptop or netbook hard-drive connector.

Hello, Here are some screenshots of the contacts. I think I could open the HDD and take the whole thing apart, but that would wreck the drive? What if dust gets on there? This link for these cables will not connect as I showed one in the original post. 18in Dual Drive Ultra ATA IDE Hard Drive Cable:...
by SyncroScales
Wed Jul 03, 2019 7:06 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: [SOLVED] Old laptop or netbook hard-drive connector.
Replies: 12
Views: 663

[SOLVED] Old laptop or netbook hard-drive connector.

Hello, I do not know where to post this in the forum, it's not about Linux. I was wondering if anyone can tell me what this old laptop or netbook hard-drive connector is. I need to get an internal adaptor or external usb type of adaptor to recover and transfer the old data from it. The old Dell lapt...
by SyncroScales
Sun Jun 16, 2019 11:50 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Updates for kernel. Many.
Replies: 3
Views: 301

Updates for kernel. Many.

Hello, I am using Linux Mint 18.2. I have done a lot of kernel updates level 3 or 4 that are stable. I noticed that when I looked at the command line that the old kernels were updating. Why would 10-20 old kernels be updated? I thought they overwrote each other after a certain amount or it would be ...
by SyncroScales
Thu Nov 29, 2018 7:18 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Linux and Floppy B drives?
Replies: 18
Views: 1174

Re: Linux and Floppy B drives?

Thanks for the reply rene. I just want to be clear about the controllers and disk drives connected. One controller for a 3.5" or 5.25" disk drive can handle 2 disk drives connected? As you said and as some of the information I have read has said, 2 controllers and 2 disk drives for each, t...
by SyncroScales
Wed Nov 28, 2018 8:13 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Linux and Floppy B drives?
Replies: 18
Views: 1174

Re: Linux and Floppy B drives?

rene - Yes it is a 5.25" drive (https://www.biocomp.net/o30780.htm) that I am asking about. It seems that the Floppy A 3.5" cable is not the same as the one required for a 5.25" disk drive. I looked that up already. Unless there is a way to change that. So it is possible for my mother...
by SyncroScales
Mon Nov 26, 2018 10:48 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Linux and Floppy B drives?
Replies: 18
Views: 1174

Re: Linux and Floppy B drives?

Pieere - I do not have a Floppy B with USB connection. I have seen some setups online, but I cannot find where to buy them.

Floppy A is internal, not USB.

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