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by wayne128
Mon Aug 17, 2015 11:06 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Triple Boot - Win7 - Mint - WinServer
Replies: 1
Views: 133

Re: Triple Boot - Win7 - Mint - WinServer

Should I just suck it up and use a VM? I think it is upto you. I do not use VM so not much comment Will installing another Windows OS on my Windows HDD screw with the bootloader and prevent me from seeing my Linux HDD? In a msdos/legacy system, installing Windows OS on existing HDD will usually hav...
by wayne128
Thu Aug 13, 2015 11:28 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Dual boot Windows 10 Fresh install with LM 17.2
Replies: 4
Views: 496

Re: Dual boot Windows 10 Fresh install with LM 17.2

I suggest you check the hard disk partition first.

To do this, please boot computer with DVD or USB of LM.iso, then open a terminal, type a few commands, copy the output of the terminal and paste on this forum:

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sudo parted -l


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sudo fdisk -l


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sudo os-prober
by wayne128
Thu Aug 06, 2015 11:24 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: (SOLVED)How to Make a Bootable Windows 8 USB in Linux
Replies: 14
Views: 801

Re: How to Make a Bootable Windows 8 USB in Linux

@wayne128:I just wanted to clear up any misunderstanding.... ;) Fred Hi Fred, Thanks for your post too. I read title.... and responded... On second read, yes, you are correct , the OP wants help on how to install in Virtual box, which does not require a preparation of bootable-USB-flash...all he ne...
by wayne128
Thu Aug 06, 2015 10:31 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: (SOLVED)How to Make a Bootable Windows 8 USB in Linux
Replies: 14
Views: 801

Re: How to Make a Bootable Windows 8 USB in Linux

I copied and paste my old post below. Re: How to create Win 8 bootable USB Postby wayne128 » Sun Feb 09, 2014 10:44 pm arturas_f wrote: Also it says now that it is a UDF volume. Any thoughts how can I make bootable USB WINDOWS 8.1 using Linux Mint? The best and reliable way is to use Windows OS with...
by wayne128
Thu Aug 06, 2015 8:10 am
Forum: Mounting Partitions
Topic: New hard drive not in boot options
Replies: 3
Views: 299

Re: New hard drive not in boot options

The motherboard is a Gigabyte GA-MA785GM-US2H, Corsair 650w psu, and an Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 pro My agenda is to get the fresh install working as neatly as I want it to, and then drop the old drive and Vista altogether if i can do without it . If this all works out I will invest in a new mother...
by wayne128
Thu Aug 06, 2015 2:54 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Does the MATE desktop run on any other distributions?
Replies: 4
Views: 391

Re: Does the MATE desktop run on any other distributions?

Does the MATE desktop run on any other distributions? Mate desktop is generic... Many distro have Mate DE Taking from http://mate-desktop.org/ Which distributions support MATE? MATE is available via the official repositories for the following Linux distributions: Arch Linux Alpine Linux Debian Fedo...
by wayne128
Thu Aug 06, 2015 2:49 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: can someone help me to partition my hd properly?
Replies: 1
Views: 162

Re: can someone help me to partition my hd properly?

i want have a 500gb hd i want to partition so i can choose to boot either Mint, Gentoo, kali or windows (for when i get it). Very well. Multiboot.. can someone help me to partition my hd properly? There are as many partition scheme as the number of people responding to your questions. This is just ...
by wayne128
Tue Aug 04, 2015 10:00 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Can not access BIOS boot seque after mint installation HELP!
Replies: 5
Views: 256

Re: Can not access BIOS boot seque after mint installation H

I suggest you do this one step at a time. 1. Repair your Win7 boot without Linux HD, use Win7 DVD and repair it. test to be sure your Win7 is now working. alternatively, you can try to repair your Win7 boot by using Linux DVD/USB What you can do is, boot and select Linuxmint. Assuming you have inter...
by wayne128
Tue Aug 04, 2015 9:30 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Can not access BIOS boot seque after mint installation HELP!
Replies: 5
Views: 256

Re: Can not access BIOS boot seque after mint installation H

With Mint HD remove, leaving only Windows drive, can you now hit the boot menu key and get into boot menu?
by wayne128
Tue Aug 04, 2015 9:26 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: How much should I shrink the C drive when dual booting?
Replies: 5
Views: 297

Re: How much should I shrink the C drive when dual booting?

How much should I shrink the C drive? I read I should shrink it by at least 10 GB, but how much would be the best? I have 397 GB free of 453 GB. You have lot of space. The size of Linux OS depends much on your own use. If you just want to play with it for learning, then 10G is good enough. if you a...
by wayne128
Tue Aug 04, 2015 2:38 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Dual Boot Mint 17 and EUFI Windows 8
Replies: 2
Views: 242

Re: Dual Boot Mint 17 and EUFI Windows 8

I bought a new laptop that came with Winders 8.1 (yuck!) but I decided to keep it for later upgrade to Win 10, and install Mint 17 beside it. The instructions I used were not too clear, and I ended up installing it fine in Legacy mode. This works, but to get to either one, I need to go into the BIO...
by wayne128
Mon Aug 03, 2015 10:42 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: upgrading my dual drive dell xps9000 with dual HDs
Replies: 5
Views: 247

Re: upgrading my dual drive dell xps9000 with dual HDs

My main computer is a Dell Studio XPS9000. Drive 1 has win 7. Drive 2 has Linux Mint. I can tell the bios to boot into drive 1 or drive 2 and I have chosen drive 2 (Mint) as my main computer HD. Before I attempt to install win 10 on my drive 1 will it affect my drive 2 and my ability to boot into d...
by wayne128
Mon Aug 03, 2015 7:28 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Win7 to Win 10 Upgrade impact on my dual boot PC
Replies: 23
Views: 2116

Re: Win7 to Win 10 Upgrade impact on my dual boot PC

Hi Guys, frustrating stuff :-) I tried running "Boot-repair" again in Live USB Mint, which asked me to run Terminal commands, the last command resulting in this Error: mint@mint ~ $ sudo chroot "/mnt" apt-get install -y --force-yes grub-efi-amd64-signed shim-signed linux-signed-...
by wayne128
Mon Aug 03, 2015 7:12 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Win7 to Win 10 Upgrade impact on my dual boot PC
Replies: 23
Views: 2116

Re: Win7 to Win 10 Upgrade impact on my dual boot PC

:D Thanks for that advice. I can't quite see how to get easyBCD to control the MBR. When I reboot the grub menu still comes up and Linux Mint is the first entry. I can't see any references to Linux in the EasyBCD program window, presumabmy that's because it is looking at the MBR, but how do I get t...
by wayne128
Mon Aug 03, 2015 5:16 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Win7 to Win 10 Upgrade impact on my dual boot PC
Replies: 23
Views: 2116

Re: Win7 to Win 10 Upgrade impact on my dual boot PC

If you have a dual boot where Grub is on a separate disk to Windows then Windows won't upgrade (fails with "Something went wrong") unless you set your BIOS to boot the Windows disk first , obviously using the standard MBR boot code on the Windows disk instead of Grub. After the install, y...
by wayne128
Thu Jul 30, 2015 4:45 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Observation of Grub2, Win7-10 upgrade in multiboot
Replies: 1
Views: 475

Re: Observation of Grub2, Win7-10 upgrade in multiboot

System 2. Multiboot Win7 /Linux with two hard disks. grub version : grub-install (GRUB) 2.02~beta2-23 Win7 boot manager: EasyBCD. MBR controlled by EasyBCD. Observation, With MBR controlled by EasyBCD, each time when I boot computer, I would need to select a Linux OS to boot from Windows BCD like st...
by wayne128
Thu Jul 30, 2015 4:28 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Observation of Grub2, Win7-10 upgrade in multiboot
Replies: 1
Views: 475

Observation of Grub2, Win7-10 upgrade in multiboot

Just a record for reference. System 1. Multiboot Linux / Win7 on Single Hard Disk. Grub2, V1.99-27+deb7u2, controlling MBR Win7 has EasyBCD as boot manager, however, it does not control MBR. Observation, As Linux's grub2 is controlling MBR, each time when I need to run Win7 I would need to select Wi...
by wayne128
Thu Jul 30, 2015 1:48 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Will you upgrade to Win 10 upon release?
Replies: 57
Views: 2713

Re: Will you upgrade to Win 10 upon release?

I have just upgrade one of several Win7 machine. No regret, it is very simple , intuitive, and it just works. I have spent only 10 minutes to play around, not much trouble to orientate and get to work almost immediately. Just one note, I did this first one on a multi-boot machine, two hard disks, tw...
by wayne128
Thu Jul 09, 2015 10:56 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: GRUB2, LMDE2, and Windows 7
Replies: 2
Views: 704

Re: GRUB2, LMDE2, and Windows 7

You change Windows HD from internal to external via USB.

Win7 OS does not work on external HD.

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