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by rbmorse
Fri Mar 14, 2014 2:41 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: WD Passport external drive
Replies: 17
Views: 1999

Re: WD Passport external drive

The Passport is a USB device. It should be recognized automatically when it's plugged in. At least mine is.

Have you tried disconnecting it, waiting 30 sec or so, then re attaching?
by rbmorse
Sun Mar 09, 2014 3:42 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: installing dual boot after win 7 and linux olivia installed
Replies: 5
Views: 547

Re: installing dual boot after win 7 and linux olivia instal

Another alternative is to install Neowin's https://neosmart.net/EasyBCD/ EasyBCD on your Windows 7 installation. This free (non-commercial) utlity will add your Linux installation to Window's boot menu and give you a user determined interval to make your selection before booting the user-determined ...
by rbmorse
Sat Mar 08, 2014 12:17 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: (Solved) Linux Mint installed, want to dual boot Windows 8
Replies: 9
Views: 1177

Re: Linux Mint installed, want to dual boot Windows 8

IT's technically possible, but requires a lot of monkey motion to make it work correctly. Mark raises an important consideration, and from everything I've read, and from my personal experience, dual-booting Linux and Windows just works better if you install Windows first. I'm running both Petra and ...
by rbmorse
Wed Mar 09, 2011 5:55 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Am I too incompetent to use Linux? (Solved)
Replies: 13
Views: 1708

Re: Am I too incompetent to use Linux? (Solved)

Well yes,I think that with loading several different drivers for the rt2870 device plus ndwraapper, it is likely the wireless configuration is a bit confused. Unfortunately, I'm not sufficiently knowledgeable to help you unwind and correct it manually. Were I in your position -- and I have been -- I...
by rbmorse
Tue Mar 08, 2011 12:46 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Have you bought a new motherboard recently?
Replies: 5
Views: 602

Re: Have you bought a new motherboard recently?

You can buy adapter plugs that allow you to use your PS/2 keyboard and mouse through the USB ports of a motherboard that does not have PS/2 jacks. You'll need a purple adapter for the keyboard and a green adapter for the mouse -- they are not interchangable. I get them through Amazon, but most PC co...
by rbmorse
Tue Mar 08, 2011 12:38 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Am I too incompetent to use Linux? (Solved)
Replies: 13
Views: 1708

Re: Am I not sufficently intelligent to use Linux?

I may be a little late to the thread as I just installed Mint 10 for the first time myself. My computer also uses a wi-fi adapter based on the rt2870 chip, this one in a Linksys WUSB600N module that plugs into one of the USB ports on the machine. I've used this adapter with Ubuntu for several years ...

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