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Post by WharfRat » Tue Apr 24, 2018 8:26 am

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Welcome to Linux Mint and the Linux Mint forum :)
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Post by SteveJWilson » Sat Apr 28, 2018 12:59 am

I am not interested in programming. I like Linux because it is easy to use and does not mess you about like Windows does. It also handles my decrepit old laptop much better than Windows! I use the analogy of a motor car. I can drive but I let a mechanic deal with the technicalities. What is particularly nice about Mint is that there are so many helpful mechanics to hand that I have yet to need to ask a question.

BTW, there are women in the SAS. When the first 2 were announced to the press the usual parties went ape. They were silenced when a man who qualified in the same group declared that he would not have made it without the assistance of one of the women. (FYI, watching out for and helping your buddies is why the SAS is so successful.)

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Post by Elender » Tue Jun 05, 2018 8:39 am

Hello!

I'm a new here and I really enjoy Linux Mint. :mrgreen:

I hope I'll learn a lot about it.

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Post by MiraclesHappen » Fri Jun 22, 2018 8:26 pm

Hello everyone,
I'm a woman with a lot of passion for writing, blogging, making digital art (Gimp and Blender are my favourite), making music (LMMS, Audacity), You Tube videos and developing games (RPG Maker VXAce, Blender Game Engine). I'm also teaching myself python :lol: !

I don't know whether it was my consciousness sabotaging my laptop or just Windows 10 acting like Skynet, however, I had been thinking about switching to Linux for quite sometime but I
was waiting for the opportunity to buy a new laptop as booting from the Ideapad 100s 11iby seems virtually impossible (thanks to Windows's new legacy policy)... I tweaked my old Lenovo Ideapad 100s to do a lot of creative stuff but Windows update, completely overriding my will and my personal settings (Windows update and a lot of other services were DISABLED), managed to render my machine useless: I couldn't turn it on anymore.
To cut a long story short, I ordered a new laptop and told the guy I wanted Linux on it, I live in Cambodia, and never ever mention Windows to me again: I'm done!
After a couple of weeks, I also managed to reinstall the system on my old laptop with a bootable Windows media UEFI USB but I tried to install Linux on it to no avail. If you are reading this and know what I'm talking about, help me find a way to boot my old machine with Linux!

I forgot.. I also love computer games and for the past few years my heart has been into HOPA games. The art involved is superb and some of the sci-fi and horror stories are really great!
I love open source programs because I believe in a happy and friendly collaborative world rather than a competitive one! :D

In 2014, at the age of 46, I left my old "life" as a linguistic corporate trainer and cultural mediator in Europe, Italy to be precise, to embrace a life as a vegan nomad in Asia and focus my energy on what I truly love; this is my blog:
[https://everythingisamiracleblog.wordpress.com/]
Life is good and with Linux even better!
Life is good but with Linux is even better!

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Post by Moem » Sat Jun 23, 2018 3:38 am

Hi MiraclesHappen, welcome!
I don't have an Ideapad 100s, mine is an Ideapad S10, so that's a bit of a different beastie. It runs Mint XFCE very sweetly. Yours should be able to do that, too.
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Post by xenopeek » Sat Jun 23, 2018 3:46 am

Welcome to the Linux Mint forums MiraclesHappen :)

I found this support topic on the Lenovo forums about your Ideapad 100s 11iby: https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/Linux-Disc ... -p/3367825. The problem would appear to be it has a 32-bit UEFI-only boot configuration. Normally you would just switch it to legacy boot to bypass that, but that doesn't work on this one. And UEFI normally is 64-bit. Anyway, there are some tips from other users on that topic to get it to work but it's a bit involved. If you need help with that make a new topic in the Installation & Boot section on our forum.
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Post by Moem » Sat Jun 23, 2018 3:57 am

xenopeek wrote:
Sat Jun 23, 2018 3:46 am
The problem would appear to be it has a 32-bit UEFI-only boot configuration. Normally you would just switch it to legacy boot to bypass that, but that doesn't work on this one. And UEFI normally is 64-bit.
Ah... been there done that, on an Acer. The trick was to manually add the 32-bits UEFI file to the USB before using it to boot the machine.
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