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by Septe
Mon Dec 16, 2013 6:04 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Installing Linux 16 64bit on Lenovo z570
Replies: 3
Views: 1866

Re: Installing Linux 16 64bit on Lenovo z570

That's the thing. There's no option to turn off Uefi or on. Near as I can tell, it's your basic bios screen with it's character mode (not graphic) screen. I wish I could screen capture it. I can select boot device order and a few other things and that's it. It's sparse even for a normal bios screen....
by Septe
Sun Dec 15, 2013 1:02 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Installing Linux 16 64bit on Lenovo z570
Replies: 3
Views: 1866

Installing Linux 16 64bit on Lenovo z570

I admit I'm a newbie. I failed to follow directions and back up my computer. Now my Windows 7 is toast and there's no way to get it back without buying Windows 7. :oops: I tried to complete installation of Linux 16. I used the standard installation but when I try to boot up, I get this screen where ...
by Septe
Sat Jul 16, 2011 11:26 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Jumping Winblows to install Linux
Replies: 14
Views: 1832

Re: Jumping Winblows to install Linux

Well I have about a week to figure all this out. Someone said virtual box. I'd be for that but I don't know what's needed to set that up. Would I need a windows installation? I know that when I ran linux in a virtual box, I had to use a linux live disk to boot from. I'd imagine I'd have to set somet...
by Septe
Sat Jul 16, 2011 11:20 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Jumping Winblows to install Linux
Replies: 14
Views: 1832

Re: Jumping Winblows to install Linux

Ok...but how much does Windows need? I'm thinking maybe giving Windows 200gb for itself and some games. I don't need /boot but what is recommended for /? 20gb? 30? 50? I want to give /home as much as possible.
by Septe
Sat Jul 16, 2011 10:48 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Jumping Winblows to install Linux
Replies: 14
Views: 1832

Jumping Winblows to install Linux

Hi, I'm a long time Winblows user. About a week ago, my windows became hosed. At the time, I didn't realize that it was due to my hard drive failing. Luckily, I had downloaded Mint Linux 11 - 64 bit version and had burned it on dvd. I installed it onto my hard drive. It worked. I went on my merrily ...

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