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Posted January 19, 2016 - 04:21 PM

The default has a warning that everything on the disc will be erased and all files will be lost. Which disk is it talking about, the CD or my HD "C" ?? Have a good evening at work. 3"+ of snow here.
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Posted January 19, 2016 - 04:30 PM

The default has a warning that everything on the disc will be erased and all files will be lost. Which disk is it talking about, the CD or my HD "C" ?? Have a good evening at work. 3"+ of snow here.

That is probably your hard drive! Do NOT continue!


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Posted January 19, 2016 - 04:32 PM

OK  I quite.  Will run from the CD only.


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Posted January 19, 2016 - 05:10 PM

I thought we had a step by step thread on how to install an OS, but I can't find it at the moment and I need to go get ready.  Maybe Travis and I can get together and make up a thread on just what you need to do to install an alternative OS.

 

I would gladly help with it once I get thru the push of January and the Annual Meeting stuff.  Another option to consider is WUBI but that limits the user to Ubuntu.  The pro of it is that it installs Ubuntu on the machine as a program inside Windows that windows can uninstall at any time.  The con is that it downloads the ISO for the install unless you have one saved that you can point WUBI to.  Never tired it with a DVD...

https://wiki.ubuntu.com/WubiGuide


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Posted January 19, 2016 - 06:26 PM

No hurry on this at all Travis. I can run off the CD. Didn't find the solitaire game on Mint though and it is good mouse practice, though I did get it slowed down decent.

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Posted January 19, 2016 - 09:22 PM

Solitaire game may be in repository.  I like KPatience which has 12 games to choose from. 

 

I looked earlier for a good tutorial on installing Mint but most of them get bogged down with the partitioning section which I think will make new users a bit nervous.   I'll see what I can come up with over the next few days.


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Posted January 19, 2016 - 09:24 PM

Solitaire game may be in repository.  I like KPatience which has 12 games to choose from. 

 

I looked earlier for a good tutorial on installing Mint but most of them get bogged down with the partitioning section which I think will make new users a bit nervous.   I'll see what I can come up with over the next few days.

 

I hope to install and take screen shots along the way.  Just need time to make it happen.


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Posted January 19, 2016 - 09:30 PM

Solitaire game may be in repository.  I like KPatience which has 12 games to choose from. 

 

I looked earlier for a good tutorial on installing Mint but most of them get bogged down with the partitioning section which I think will make new users a bit nervous.   I'll see what I can come up with over the next few days.

For me the partitioning was easy as sin, making a side by side (next to Win 10) install a breeze.  I can choose either OS when booting up.  Now if I can just get the resolution correct.  in Win 10 my resolution is 1280x960, but my highest setting to choose from in Peppermint is 1024x760.


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Posted January 19, 2016 - 10:28 PM

I'm running a fresh install of PClinuxOS.

It's so nice.

 

I did set my res higher, but i didnt have to.

 

It found all my hardware and no issues yet. :dancingbanana:

 

 

 

I still need to get the printer on, but it's on Ryans Win 8.1

Networking and printer finding another day


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Posted January 20, 2016 - 08:17 AM

You guys are way ahead of me on this computer stuff.  All the lingo, terms, etc is beyond my computing ability.  All I want to do is run this thing to the point it will do what I need at that moment without costing me an arm and a leg.  I can handle partitioning with a 2 X 4 and framing nailer but not on a computer.  Don't know which size nail to use. :wallbanging:  :wave: :(


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Posted January 20, 2016 - 08:41 AM

You guys are way ahead of me on this computer stuff.  All the lingo, terms, etc is beyond my computing ability.  All I want to do is run this thing to the point it will do what I need at that moment without costing me an arm and a leg.  I can handle partitioning with a 2 X 4 and framing nailer but not on a computer.  Don't know which size nail to use. :wallbanging:  :wave: :(

Ya gotta use #8 "finishing nails" on a partition!  :smilewink:


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Posted January 20, 2016 - 08:51 AM

Ya gotta use #8 "finishing nails" on a partition!  :smilewink:

Not long enough for 2 X 4's and to long for paneling, etc.  Used #8's for toe nailing studs to the plate when we did it the old fashioned way.  I think a 3.5" ring shank would work better, suck all the dust out when it went through. :wave: :rolling:


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Posted January 20, 2016 - 08:56 AM

Solitaire game may be in repository.  I like KPatience which has 12 games to choose from. 

 

I looked earlier for a good tutorial on installing Mint but most of them get bogged down with the partitioning section which I think will make new users a bit nervous.   I'll see what I can come up with over the next few days.

So where is the "repository" and "KPatience" located at?  Who can access it and how?  More new terms I never heard of.  Getting more difficult as we go along.


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Posted January 20, 2016 - 09:00 AM

So where is the "repository" and "KPatience" located at?  Who can access it and how?  More new terms I never heard of.  Getting more difficult as we go along.

Good questions! And I would like to know the answers also.


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Posted January 20, 2016 - 09:00 AM

No, has to be a countersunk finishing nail or else the flow of bytes get hung up on the protruding head.  Also you need to sand down any splinters....they can snag a whole giggerbyter at once!   :D


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