Arch_Enemy wrote: ⤴
Sat Jul 14, 2018 11:36 pm
I just overwrote my latest Arch installation with Win 8 (ugh). Couldn't remember the password, that's how long it's been since I used it.
"Oh, no... He's gone to the dark side.." (joking)
I recently bought this Lenovo laptop. Had 2 options, Win7 or Win10 (I wont entertain 10 at all). Straight out of the box, the dvd-ram wouldn't work, it simply wouldn't recognise it. After hours of searching for a solution, I found that I had to edit the registry, just so windows would look at it..
It came with a 1tb drive, that I swapped out for a 500gb, Linux has a much smaller footprint, so that's plenty. Mint18 wouldn't work with the drive, though it saw its capabilities, so I checked Mint19 - perfect, it just worked!! It saw all the other hardware too, so, no issues at all.. A fresh install from a live usb worked flawlessly and the only thing I had to do to make it write dvds was disable multisession..
Its still a new os version, so it will have a few hidden quirks, such as wanting to update grub, without 1st upgrading common to the latest version, causing an update error - mint community helped with that though.
I was using Mint18 on an older laptop for the last year. Though I was wondering about using a different distro, I decided to stay. This morning, I donated 10Euro to Mint19 - its not a lot, but what I can afford atm - guess I'm in it for the long haul... My advice for anyone wanting to come to mint would be to try 18.3, but try 19, if things didnt work out, at least for a little while, until Mint19 has had more updates..
My thanks to the devs and this community for an enjoyable os, the help they have given and any support they may continue to give...