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by pnin
Fri Oct 02, 2020 9:46 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Installed Mate in LMDE4
Replies: 6
Views: 599

Re: Installed Mate in LMDE4

I have LMDE4 32 bit installed (old computer) and Cinnamon is the DE but I wanted to see what would happen with a Mate DE install. The install went well and everything works as expected. https://wiki.mate-desktop.org/#!pages/download.md Just out of curiosity, what Mate version did you install? The m...
by pnin
Mon Sep 21, 2020 1:21 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [Solved]Make persistent usb on linux that will load on windows
Replies: 15
Views: 687

Re: Make persistent usb on linux that will load on windows

I want to make a persistent linux usb to boot on the windows laptops at work instead. I'm able to make the persistent usbs from my own linux computer but they don't load on the windows laptops. I'm just left with a flashing cursor. What am I missing? I risk sounding like a broken record, but have y...
by pnin
Fri Sep 18, 2020 6:08 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: boot kali and mint
Replies: 8
Views: 269

Re: boot kali and mint

Great then. 8)

As a moderator on a software forum, I can sympathize; it's just that I haven't had the warmest welcome here, since in my few posts I got called out twice already by high rank users -- instead of just being ignored, which would be the more expected outcome.
by pnin
Fri Sep 18, 2020 5:48 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: I need to purchase a new laptop...(Mostly solved)
Replies: 8
Views: 311

Re: I need to purchase a new laptop...

(At the risk of being called a spammer yet again...) If you're in Europe, Slimbook (https://slimbook.es/) is selling some pretty convincing Linux laptops. I think users have been crying out a laptop like the Slimbook Essential . Something affordable, portable and capable combined with a great batter...
by pnin
Fri Sep 18, 2020 5:08 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: boot kali and mint
Replies: 8
Views: 269

Re: boot kali and mint

I assume pnin meant to speak to the OP, catrunner75 , and not zcot . You're right, my bad. Fixed. And advocacy isn't spamming. It took me years to find such an easy to setup multiboot program and I have tested many, believe me. I offered an on-topic clue and got called a spammer. What did you bring...
by pnin
Thu Sep 17, 2020 1:08 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How to Defend my Computer from Windows?
Replies: 13
Views: 511

Re: How to Defend my Computer from Windows?

Just giving back: glad to have brought something new to the table. :)

FYI, one can even run Windows straight out of virtual disks without using any VirtualBox -- e.g., see https://johnpapa.net/bootoffmetal/ and https://forums.ventoy.net/showthread.ph ... 88#pid1488...
by pnin
Thu Sep 17, 2020 12:31 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How to Defend my Computer from Windows?
Replies: 13
Views: 511

Re: How to Defend my Computer from Windows?

Is there a way to move Windows to a virtual machine? The simple answer to this is yes -- take a look at Microsoft's own Disk2vhd ( docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/downloads/disk2vhd )... In a nutshell, Disk2vhd will move your Windows files to a virtual disk which you can then attach to a Virt...
by pnin
Thu Sep 17, 2020 12:21 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: boot kali and mint
Replies: 8
Views: 269

Re: boot kali and mint

@catrunner75: While I have no idea how easy it would be to set persistence for a Kali ISO, if I was you I'd take a look at Ventoy (https://www.ventoy.net/en/doc_start.html). YMMV, though. :|
by pnin
Thu Sep 17, 2020 12:00 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Mint 20 to windows 7
Replies: 8
Views: 379

Re: Mint 20 to windows 7

windows 7 will not install on the latest release of mobo' thanx to microshaft. But there is a way around by installing mint first, then install and run vbox then install windows 7 through vbox :idea: An easy step-by-step can be found at https://forums.ventoy.net/showthread.php?pid=1488#pid1488 (it'...
by pnin
Tue Sep 15, 2020 7:59 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [SOLVED] how to install lm20 WITHOUT systemd, or remove it from LM 19
Replies: 14
Views: 529

Re: [SOLVED] how to install lm20 WITHOUT systemd, or remove it from LM 19

antikythera wrote: Devuan is devoid of systemd. No prizes for guessing what it was forked from.

Quick note with a pointer to a comprehensive resource about non-systemd distros: https://nosystemd.org/. :idea:
by pnin
Thu Sep 10, 2020 9:08 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How to install Mint to virtual disk?
Replies: 3
Views: 146

Re: How to install Mint to virtual disk?

Hi and thanks for chiming in. 8) Unfortunately, none of those suggestions is an option. There is no Windows 10 , only Seven -- it's a legacy machine that likely won't get upgraded and partitions can't be touched. It would be very nice to be able to run an updated OS in it, as it has been proven Mint...
by pnin
Wed Sep 09, 2020 9:52 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How to install Mint to virtual disk?
Replies: 3
Views: 146

How to install Mint to virtual disk?

Excuse me beforehand if you found my question dumb or feel it has already been answered somewhere, but I have been mulling this for a long time and still have no clear answer. Please allow me some clarification. Once, Ubuntu had the Wubi utility that resulted in a quick and fast installation into a ...
by pnin
Wed Sep 09, 2020 9:24 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: What Cloud Drive will sync to a Linux Mint machine?
Replies: 8
Views: 293

Re: What Cloud Drive will sync to a Linux Mint machine?

I recently droped Dropbox in favor of Koofr.eu, which is much lighter on my aging laptop.

Koofr has pretty similar features, including desktop clients for Linux and Android.

BTW, if you use my referral link (https://k00.fr/3e5r4q20), then both of us will get an extra 500MB of storage... 8)
by pnin
Fri Sep 04, 2020 2:04 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Live USB with Data partition
Replies: 50
Views: 2447

Re: Live USB with Data partition

mintymatrix wrote:Seems VENTOY is not available in LM repo
Linux Ventoy is mainly a script with some accompanying files, which can be downloaded freely from https://github.com/ventoy/Ventoy/releases.

NB: it doesn't install anything into your system, its purpose is only to create a bootable pendrive from liveISOs.
by pnin
Tue Sep 01, 2020 8:46 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Live USB with Data partition
Replies: 50
Views: 2447

Re: Live USB with Data partition

Can we use USB Image Writer or Start Up Disk Creator ( both of which are available in repo ) to make a bootable pen drive and then use Gparted to create a new partition etc as you mentioned ? Yet another suggestion is to try Ventoy in either Linux or Windows... As noted in https://ventoy.net/en/doc...
by pnin
Fri Jul 03, 2020 8:22 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Installing Linux Mint from USB stick?
Replies: 10
Views: 417

Re: Installing Linux Mint from USB stick?

I'm failing to see what is so "wrong" with a proven albeit entirely optional solution to the problem reported. Please enlighten me.
by pnin
Thu Jul 02, 2020 1:42 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Installing Linux Mint from USB stick?
Replies: 10
Views: 417

Re: Installing Linux Mint from USB stick?

Please indulge me while I throw a couple of clichés here: with great power comes great responsibility; and there's no such thing as security through obscurity. 8)
by pnin
Thu Jul 02, 2020 1:31 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Installing Linux Mint from USB stick?
Replies: 10
Views: 417

Re: Installing Linux Mint from USB stick?

I have had a similar problem in the past and it was caused by a wrong or absent partition ID triggering Windows to want to format the drive. My solution was to use Bootice (https://www.softpedia.com/get/System/Boot-Manager-Disk/Bootice.shtml) to change that ID. Bootice is a single executable for Win...
by pnin
Thu Jul 02, 2020 8:14 am
Forum: Suggestions & New Ideas
Topic: [SOLVED] Suggestion: "Mark forum read" [already there!]
Replies: 8
Views: 478

Re: [SOLVED] Suggestion: "Mark forum read" [already there!]

You're too kind. I'm just this old foggie who couldn't find his way out of a paper bag, it seems. :D
by pnin
Thu Jul 02, 2020 7:05 am
Forum: Suggestions & New Ideas
Topic: [SOLVED] Suggestion: "Mark forum read" [already there!]
Replies: 8
Views: 478

Re: Suggestion: "Mark forum read"

Ooooh! I see it now. Apart from being dyslexic, I'm the one who must be going blind, I searched high and low for it.

Thanks a lot to both my kind helpers. :oops:

Here it was all along, for the benefit of any lost newcomers like myself...


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