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by RIH
Mon Aug 24, 2020 4:55 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Error message; but what do I do?
Replies: 7
Views: 192

Re: Error message; but what do I do?

It looks like your sources of Software have somehow become duplicated. Look for Software Sources in the Menu. Check under PPAs & Additional Repositories for unwanted/duplicate entries. Either remove or just disable (by unticking the Enabled box). Update cache when requested. Try Software Updater aga...
by RIH
Mon Aug 24, 2020 1:01 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Cant launch gparted
Replies: 9
Views: 256

Re: Cant launch gparted

Running an up to date Mint 20 Cinnamon in VirtualBox.
Gparted (version 1.0.0 - loaded by

Code: Select all

sudo apt-get install gparted
in terminal) works fine..
by RIH
Sun Aug 23, 2020 9:04 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Package Manager Confusion
Replies: 6
Views: 191

Re: Package Manager Confusion

Lot of questions there & I am sure that I cannot all, but, for starters.. If you are a Linux newbie then Software Manager is the best place to go to search for & install software packages. It lists all the software available in the repositories, knows what you already have loaded & has (to varying d...
by RIH
Tue Aug 18, 2020 11:12 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Flash of black white checkered flag on opening new tab in FF
Replies: 13
Views: 210

Re: Flash of black white checkered flag on opening new tab in FF

What does your other Operating System show as available memory??
by RIH
Tue Aug 18, 2020 11:04 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Can never get to live session when trying to boot or install [SOLVED]
Replies: 17
Views: 320

Re: Can never get to live session when trying to boot or install

Just about every BIOS setting I have seen has a different layout. Some are very clear as to how to do things, others less clear. So, sorry, no, I cannot be clear what you should do, only point towards settings that, in the past, have stopped me installing software. You need to open up BIOS & go thro...
by RIH
Tue Aug 18, 2020 10:03 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Buying a new laptop, suggestions?
Replies: 15
Views: 492

Re: Buying a new laptop, suggestions?

Couple of years ago I had a bad experience with an HP at exactly the same time as my next door neighbour was having similar issues, so I have stayed clear of them since. They, obviously, may well have improved since. Currently own a Lenovo & am VERY pleased with it & have recommended friends to buy ...
by RIH
Tue Aug 18, 2020 9:50 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Can never get to live session when trying to boot or install [SOLVED]
Replies: 17
Views: 320

Re: Can never get to live session when trying to boot or install

It could well be a setting in your BIOS - like secure boot being on, or load from USB being off, or disk being set to anything but ACSI.
I suggest that you have a look in there first & see if anything obvious needs to be switched off, or on..
by RIH
Mon Aug 17, 2020 9:27 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Where's my keyboard icon?
Replies: 13
Views: 503

Re: Where's my keyboard icon?

I discovered that a keyboard flag only displayed on my system if I had more than 1 layout.

Go to system settings, keyboard click on the layout tab. Add another layout by clicking the + sign.
A flag representing your first layout should now appear in the panel.
by RIH
Mon Aug 17, 2020 2:10 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Win10 in VirtualBox won't install
Replies: 32
Views: 608

Re: Win10 in VirtualBox won't install

Click on the 3 blue dots in the right hand side of the Guest name & select Details, not Logs..
vm6.png
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by RIH
Sun Aug 16, 2020 11:05 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Win10 in VirtualBox won't install
Replies: 32
Views: 608

Re: Win10 in VirtualBox won't install

hydrurga wrote:
Sun Aug 16, 2020 11:03 pm
Thanks for the heads-up, RIH.
You are welcome..
by RIH
Sun Aug 16, 2020 10:41 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Win10 in VirtualBox won't install
Replies: 32
Views: 608

Re: Win10 in VirtualBox won't install

There are free programs that you can install that remove Microsoft looking over your shoulder. Of course, you have to have some confidence that these programs do (& only do) what they say they will do.. :D Blackbird is one I use (not that I use Windows for anything much any more) https://www.getblac...
by RIH
Sun Aug 16, 2020 10:18 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Unable to install a secondary storage disk
Replies: 4
Views: 99

Re: Unable to install a secondary storage disk

I don't know if you have a manual for that board but it seems that the BIOS is fairly complex in what you can do.
Here is a link to the user manual...you have to get a fair way into it until you get to BIOS settings..
https://dlcdnets.asus.com/pub/ASUS/mb/L ... 97-PRO.pdf
by RIH
Sun Aug 16, 2020 9:09 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Win10 in VirtualBox won't install
Replies: 32
Views: 608

Re: Win10 in VirtualBox won't install

okay, selected Custom, it is now installing, but don't know how far it will let me go installing.png I think that you should be good now. Don't forget to Add Guest Additions once Windows 10 is installed. VB 4.png You will need to go into Tools & Update & Activation - Change Product Key in a running...
by RIH
Sun Aug 16, 2020 8:27 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Win10 in VirtualBox won't install
Replies: 32
Views: 608

Re: Win10 in VirtualBox won't install

The only other difference that I can see with my working systems is that I have never checked (ticked) the
Enable EFI box.
VB3.png
by RIH
Sun Aug 16, 2020 8:19 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Win10 in VirtualBox won't install
Replies: 32
Views: 608

Re: Win10 in VirtualBox won't install

Have you altered the Storage screen to add the Windows iso instead of the guest additions??
by RIH
Sun Aug 16, 2020 8:18 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Win10 in VirtualBox won't install
Replies: 32
Views: 608

Re: Win10 in VirtualBox won't install

As you have allocated a decent amount of video memory I always check the allow 3D acceleration box as well..
VB2.png
by RIH
Sun Aug 16, 2020 8:05 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Win10 in VirtualBox won't install
Replies: 32
Views: 608

Re: Win10 in VirtualBox won't install

Here is your problem..
VB.png
That should be Windows, not Linux & then the 64 or 32 bit Windows option that will give you..

In addition, on your last screen..
VB1.png
You will need your Windows 10 iso disk in the dvd drive, not the guest additions. It is too early for that..
by RIH
Sat Aug 15, 2020 10:24 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Adding An Additonal HDD For Data Without Complications
Replies: 13
Views: 343

Re: Adding An Additonal HDD For Data Without Complications

The easy route is to just format the drive to NTFS with GParted.
The drive should then just work as 'plug & play' without any need to alter anything else..

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