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by PCMan007
Sun Jun 14, 2020 10:51 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Looking for more help regarding Live DVD
Replies: 13
Views: 384

Re: Looking for more help regarding Live DVD

For games, you will be dual booting for the foreseeable (outside of the oculus rift, I don't play games, so no expert), for everything else there is almost always a linux alternative to your favourite program, all you need to do is ask. Actually, I dual booted years ago with Windows 98SE and Window...
by PCMan007
Sun Jun 14, 2020 9:36 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Looking for more help regarding Live DVD
Replies: 13
Views: 384

Re: Looking for more help regarding Live DVD

SWEET!! I got the monitors the way they should be (sigh) awesome! I feel better now. Thanks for your help again :) Well, that's usually my problem is some websites out there have scripts that try to take over your machine, or try to install things without your knowledge. And in Windows all it takes...
by PCMan007
Sun Jun 14, 2020 8:32 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Looking for more help regarding Live DVD
Replies: 13
Views: 384

Re: Looking for more help regarding Live DVD

Excellent! Glad you were able to get it up & running! In all likelihood, you won't need to install your motherboard drivers. You are currently running the "default" Nouveau driver for your GeForce card - - this will provide adequate performance, but you'd need to install the "real" proprietary NVid...
by PCMan007
Sun Jun 14, 2020 7:27 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Looking for more help regarding Live DVD
Replies: 13
Views: 384

Looking for more help regarding Live DVD

Okay, so last night I finally took the plunge, was able to get help with making the DVD, and am currently running Mint 19.3. I have previously run version 19 in a VM. So what exactly can I do here? Surprisingly enough my internet and sound works, and I didn't have to install any drivers. What about ...
by PCMan007
Sat Jun 13, 2020 10:50 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: I'm going to try Linux Mint, looking for any help :)
Replies: 20
Views: 698

Re: I'm going to try Linux Mint, looking for any help :)

Try changing boot priority in BIOS to 1st bootable drive: Removable Media 2nd bootable drive: Hard Disk Drive 3rd bootable drive: CD-ROM Don't forget 'Save Changes and Exit' or whatever your BIOS needs. And a Reboot. One of the function keys used to do that. It will tell you somewhere on the BIOS m...
by PCMan007
Sat Jun 13, 2020 10:29 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How do I make a DVD bootable?
Replies: 10
Views: 222

Re: How do I make a DVD bootable?

Just had a look at it. It appears the built-in Windows burning program does not support burning .iso files. We have on the Windows computer a third-party burning program called CDBurnerXP (don't be confused by the "XP" ending, it has nothing to do with Windows XP). I would advise downloading this p...
by PCMan007
Sat Jun 13, 2020 9:30 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How do I make a DVD bootable?
Replies: 10
Views: 222

Re: How do I make a DVD bootable?

Schultz wrote:
Sat Jun 13, 2020 9:29 pm
PCMan007 wrote:
Sat Jun 13, 2020 9:22 pm
The only thing I see on the disc, is a single, packaged .iso file. No folders and no anything else.
Okay, the disc has been burned incorrectly. What program on Windows are you using to burn discs?
the native burner that comes with windows
by PCMan007
Sat Jun 13, 2020 9:30 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How do I make a DVD bootable?
Replies: 10
Views: 222

Re: How do I make a DVD bootable?

Hi go to administration look for software manager open it then install k3b afte open go tool then look for burn image make sure u got DVD to burn or use usb writer go.to accessories then look for USB writer that will make a Boot UsB make sure you use an USB Formatter before,hope it work for you Thi...
by PCMan007
Sat Jun 13, 2020 9:22 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How do I make a DVD bootable?
Replies: 10
Views: 222

Re: How do I make a DVD bootable?

First, you need to find out if you burned the .iso file properly to the DVD or not. Insert your disc into the disc drive, then browse to it using Windows Explorer (i.e., My/This Computer >> Disc Drive, usually D:). If you burned it correctly, you should see folders on the disc. If it was burned inc...
by PCMan007
Sat Jun 13, 2020 9:07 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How do I make a DVD bootable?
Replies: 10
Views: 222

How do I make a DVD bootable?

No one is explaining the mechanics of it. All I got was "just burn the .iso file to the disc." Do I burn a packaged .iso file to a DVD? Am I supposed to unpackage the .iso? How exactly does a packaged .iso file become bootable? I don't get it. Please help if you can. I've never made a bootable DVD b...
by PCMan007
Sat Jun 13, 2020 7:08 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: I'm going to try Linux Mint, looking for any help :)
Replies: 20
Views: 698

Re: I'm going to try Linux Mint, looking for any help :)

Yes, that should be all you need - - just the downloaded .ISO file, burned to DVD. So I burned 1 file to the DVD, which was the packaged .iso file. I then rebooted, went into BIOS 1st boot device is DVD-ROM, 2nd is hard drive, 3rd is removable media. The DVD is in the tray, and, Windows booted, not...
by PCMan007
Sat Jun 13, 2020 5:22 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: I'm going to try Linux Mint, looking for any help :)
Replies: 20
Views: 698

Re: I'm going to try Linux Mint, looking for any help :)

You said you had Windows 7, yes? If so, then it's a piece of cake: To burn an ISO image in Windows 7, all someone needs to do is simply right-click on an ISO image and choose “Burn disc image”. The Windows Disc Image Burner will launch. Simply select (confirm) the DVD drive with your disk in it, an...
by PCMan007
Sat Jun 13, 2020 5:09 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: I'm going to try Linux Mint, looking for any help :)
Replies: 20
Views: 698

Re: I'm going to try Linux Mint, looking for any help :)

You said you had Windows 7, yes? If so, then it's a piece of cake: To burn an ISO image in Windows 7, all someone needs to do is simply right-click on an ISO image and choose “Burn disc image”. The Windows Disc Image Burner will launch. Simply select (confirm) the DVD drive with your disk in it, an...
by PCMan007
Sat Jun 13, 2020 4:16 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: I'm going to try Linux Mint, looking for any help :)
Replies: 20
Views: 698

Re: I'm going to try Linux Mint, looking for any help :)

The best way to determine if Linux Mint is right for you is to dive in & give it a go with a live session. While I know you stated games as one of your priorities, the operating system is much more than just games - - there's the matter of how to navigate, how to change settings, how to open docume...
by PCMan007
Sat Jun 13, 2020 3:13 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: I'm going to try Linux Mint, looking for any help :)
Replies: 20
Views: 698

Re: I'm going to try Linux Mint, looking for any help :)

The best way to determine if Linux Mint is right for you is to dive in & give it a go with a live session. While I know you stated games as one of your priorities, the operating system is much more than just games - - there's the matter of how to navigate, how to change settings, how to open docume...
by PCMan007
Sat Jun 13, 2020 3:10 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: I'm going to try Linux Mint, looking for any help :)
Replies: 20
Views: 698

Re: I'm going to try Linux Mint, looking for any help :)

I tried out Linux Mint 19 (Sarah) in Oracle VirtualBox. I wanted to see how games would run. Only there was one small problem. I wasn't able to install any dedicated GPU drivers, so all the games ran poorly. The answer as you have figured out is to dual boot. While linux gaming performance has impr...
by PCMan007
Sat Jun 13, 2020 11:06 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: I'm going to try Linux Mint, looking for any help :)
Replies: 20
Views: 698

Re: I'm going to try Linux Mint, looking for any help :)

Most drivers in linux are now part of the kernel and should not need to be installed at all. There are exceptions such as wireless driver for some cards and some printer drivers etc. ...... The biggest thing you'll likely NOT be able to check in a live session will be your graphics card drivers. Wh...
by PCMan007
Sat Jun 13, 2020 6:28 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: I'm going to try Linux Mint, looking for any help :)
Replies: 20
Views: 698

Re: I'm going to try Linux Mint, looking for any help :)

A few questions there.. :D As far as Dosbox goes...try it.. https://www.ostechnix.com/how-to-run-ms-dos-games-and-programs-in-linux/ Linux is better for gaming now than before - thanks to the likes of Steam - but still lags pretty far behind Windows.. If I were you, then I would probably keep an of...
by PCMan007
Sat Jun 13, 2020 12:13 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: I'm going to try Linux Mint, looking for any help :)
Replies: 20
Views: 698

I'm going to try Linux Mint, looking for any help :)

Okay so a couple years back I tried out Linux Mint 19 (Sarah) in Oracle VirtualBox. I wanted to see how games would run. Only there was one small problem. I wasn't able to install any dedicated GPU drivers, so all the games ran poorly. About a year ago I posted here, as Windows 7 Pro support was end...
by PCMan007
Sun Nov 17, 2019 9:41 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Very new to Linux, looking for help
Replies: 16
Views: 726

Re: Very new to Linux, looking for help

I just have like photos and a few .rar files that I put on the USB stick as a backup to drop back on the PC, in case I do a format of the C:\ drive. So what ends up happening is that I have the USB stick in the slot, after looking through it to make sure I have all the things I wanted backed up on ...

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