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by riki
Tue Feb 19, 2013 4:29 pm
Forum: Español (Spanish)
Topic: [Problema] Mi ordenador nuevo tiene EFI
Replies: 14
Views: 4476

Re: [Problema] Mi ordenador nuevo tiene EFI

Probé a devolverlo pero sin éxito. :(
by riki
Mon Feb 18, 2013 10:18 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Dual boot with Linux Mint and Windows 8 backing up
Replies: 6
Views: 495

Re: Dual boot with Linux Mint and Windows 8 backing up

Bob, I think you are referring to a different issue. We are talking about a Windows 8 machine with a factory pre-installed Windows 8 operating system. That is the problem.
by riki
Mon Feb 18, 2013 9:51 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Dual boot with Linux Mint and Windows 8 backing up
Replies: 6
Views: 495

Re: Dual boot with Linux Mint and Windows 8 backing up

riki - was bios mode enabled ? - in the bios - rather than secure boot?. Yes Pierre, it was. I enabled Legacy which automatically disabled UEFI. Everybody is trying to find a solution and some even claim that they can bypass W8 restrictions but to this date there is absolutely nothing that most of ...
by riki
Mon Feb 18, 2013 8:41 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Dual boot with Linux Mint and Windows 8 backing up
Replies: 6
Views: 495

Re: Dual boot with Linux Mint and Windows 8 backing up

Bob, trying to install Linux on a Windows 8 machine is a complete waste of time. I have spent days trying all sorts but the W8 block is yet to be cracked. I have ended up with half my HD as an unallocated partition that I can't even merge or use. So from an initial 750GB HDD laptop I now only have 3...
by riki
Mon Feb 18, 2013 8:34 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Dual boot Mint with WIndows 8?
Replies: 2
Views: 553

Re: Dual boot Mint with WIndows 8?

Avoid W8 like the plague!!! If you purchase a PC or laptop with Windows pre-installed you won't be able to install Linux or any other other OS. You won't even be able to wipe out W unless, I am told, you buy a disk (from greedy Microsoft of course) to clean the HD. I will never, ever, buy another ma...
by riki
Mon Feb 18, 2013 8:24 am
Forum: Español (Spanish)
Topic: [Problema] Mi ordenador nuevo tiene EFI
Replies: 14
Views: 4476

Re: [Problema] Mi ordenador nuevo tiene EFI

Por cierto, yo tambien uso Linux Mint que es mi distro preferido y me compre un portatil la semana pasada con Windows 8. Si hubiese sabido que me iba a dar este problema no lo hubiese comprado. Nunca mas adquirire un ordenador con Windows, JAMAS!
by riki
Mon Feb 18, 2013 8:16 am
Forum: Español (Spanish)
Topic: [Problema] Mi ordenador nuevo tiene EFI
Replies: 14
Views: 4476

Re: [Problema] Mi ordenador nuevo tiene EFI

No te canses Nombrefalso. Si tienes un PC con Windows 8 no podras instalar Linux ni ningun otro sistema operativo, ni incluso borrar W8 del ordenador para instalar otro SO. A lo mejor, un dia, Linux nos dara la solucion. Saludos.
by riki
Mon Feb 18, 2013 8:07 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Mint-10 no sound with .pps files
Replies: 9
Views: 1854

Re: Mint-10 no sound with .pps files

jeffy39 wrote:Howdy All,
Installed M-10 in new partition. Sound works fine in Mint-9 on .PPS files.
No sound on M-10. Wmv files, sound is OK. Where to look?
Thanx.
by riki
Sat Feb 16, 2013 4:24 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: LM14 won't install on Windows 8 laptop
Replies: 15
Views: 3303

Re: LM14 won't install on Windows 8 laptop

P.S. The comment I made about the Compaq laptop was not complaining about the brand but about ANY computer/laptop with Windows 8. I will never ever again buy a PC with Windows on it!
by riki
Sat Feb 16, 2013 4:17 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: LM14 won't install on Windows 8 laptop
Replies: 15
Views: 3303

Re: LM14 won't install on Windows 8 laptop

srs5694, many thanks for your comprehensive reply. First of all, I would like to clarify that in my post I referred to "allocated" instead of "unallocated". In other words when I attempted to install LM it created an E partition which I shrank to unallocated to try to reinstate i...
by riki
Fri Feb 15, 2013 11:34 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: LM14 won't install on Windows 8 laptop
Replies: 15
Views: 3303

Re: LM14 won't install on Windows 8 laptop

I have just had a chat with a Windows expert and he tells me that my allocated empty partition (created by my attempt to install LMint14 alongside Windows 8 IS THERE TO STAY! I've lost half of my initial 750GB "C" forever! No partition manager can do anything about it. My only hope is that...
by riki
Wed Feb 13, 2013 11:12 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: LM14 won't install on Windows 8 laptop
Replies: 15
Views: 3303

Re: LM14 won't install on Windows 8 laptop

All I can manage with EaseUs is shrink partition E which becomes unallocated...
by riki
Wed Feb 13, 2013 10:40 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: LM14 won't install on Windows 8 laptop
Replies: 15
Views: 3303

LM14 won't install on Windows 8 laptop

My experience trying to install LM14 alongside Windows 8 has proved nightmarish. First of all I enabled Legacy which disabled UEFI (secure booting). The LM14 DVD claimed half the 750GB HD leaving the other half to W8 but then a message came up on the screen saying that the installation could not go ...
by riki
Thu Dec 06, 2012 6:32 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: itunes without Windows?
Replies: 4
Views: 664

Re: itunes without Windows?

I'm on the same situation as you, I gave up trying to manage my iphone and ipad on linux, even with wine. Too much dabase corruptions, too much limitations.... Too much complicated. After many tests, I used a Windows XP virtual machine (on Virtual box) for a while. It was OK despites Window's unsta...
by riki
Thu Dec 06, 2012 6:26 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: itunes without Windows?
Replies: 4
Views: 664

Re: itunes without Windows?

I am running Maya 13 Mate 1.4.2. Is it possible to install iTunes without Wine? I no longer have Windows on any machine but would like to have access to iTunes for my iPad. I have tried, unsuccessfully, to install Playonlinux using instructions from http://www.techlw.com/2012/03/install-itunes-on-u...
by riki
Thu Dec 06, 2012 5:33 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: itunes without Windows?
Replies: 4
Views: 664

itunes without Windows?

I am running Maya 13 Mate 1.4.2. Is it possible to install iTunes without Wine? I no longer have Windows on any machine but would like to have access to iTunes for my iPad. I have tried, unsuccessfully, to install Playonlinux using instructions from http://www.techlw.com/2012/03/install-itunes-on-us...
by riki
Thu Sep 27, 2012 4:26 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: (SOLVED) No Maya startup sound
Replies: 45
Views: 7206

Re: (SOLVED) No Maya startup sound

@mik3e

Does your logout sound work? I've tried unsuccessfully with the command "play /usr/share/sounds/linuxmint-logout.wav"
by riki
Thu Sep 27, 2012 2:54 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: (SOLVED) No Maya startup sound
Replies: 45
Views: 7206

Re: No Maya startup sound

Would you believe it. I got sound! All I have done is re-entering the command in Startup Applications instead of, as previously, browsing for the wav file and adding it from Sounds and bingo job done. Obviously the path via the file system (usr>share>sounds) doesn't work. Thanks a million Mik.
by riki
Thu Sep 27, 2012 2:41 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: (SOLVED) No Maya startup sound
Replies: 45
Views: 7206

Re: No Maya startup sound

For your information, I had a login sound with my original '13' install, but it disappeared for some reason. Here's what worked for me to get it back: 1. In a terminal I ran 'play /usr/share/sounds/linuxmint-login.wav' and got the appropriate sound. 2. I checked Startup Applications and there was n...
by riki
Mon Sep 24, 2012 3:57 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: (SOLVED) No Maya startup sound
Replies: 45
Views: 7206

Re: No Maya startup sound

And according to this geek it's all about the ogg files, not wavs! http://linuxg.net/the-quick-solution-fo ... x-mint-13/ More confusion!!! Can anyone explain why some refer to ogg and others to wav?

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