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General Help & Advice / Re: PLEASE help me load Linux onto a Dell laptop
« on: January 10, 2017, 06:18:18 pm »
That would have worked better with cd ~/Desktop (instead of cd ~/Deskto)

General Discussion / Re: prospective linux user
« on: December 18, 2016, 11:20:18 am »
If you are 100% sure that you want to get rid of Windows (and you have all important data backed up) then I would suggest (as there is no easy way to remove Windows 10 and keep Peppermint) to start again with a fresh install of Peppermint. Only this time choose on the "Installation type" screen select the "Erase Disk and install Peppermint" option.

General Discussion / Re: prospective linux user
« on: November 30, 2016, 08:27:02 pm »
Can you log into the router and see what passphrase was set for the wireless?
I assume the security is WPA-WPA2.
If you have tried the correct passphrase and still would not connect, then (just to prove it is able to connect) disable the wireless security on the router. Once established that it can connect to the router without security, then put your router security back to what it was before.   

General Discussion / Re: prospective linux user
« on: November 26, 2016, 06:09:41 pm »
Prefix the command with sudo
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sudo rfkill unblock all
then repeat Mark's instructions.
Any reason for doing only selected commands (when asked to do all)?

General Discussion / Re: prospective linux user
« on: November 26, 2016, 02:20:54 pm »
Have you tried to restart networking with?
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sudo systemctl restart network-manager.service
Did that make make wireless spring to life ?

General Discussion / Re: prospective linux user
« on: November 26, 2016, 12:31:57 pm »
1LAB ~ $ rfkill list
0: hci0: Bluetooth
   Soft blocked: no
   Hard blocked: no
1: phy0: Wireless LAN
   Soft blocked: yes
   Hard blocked: no
2: asus-wlan: Wireless LAN
   Soft blocked: yes
   Hard blocked: no
3: asus-bluetooth: Bluetooth
   Soft blocked: no
   Hard blocked: no
robert@robert-UX301LAB ~ $
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sudo rfkill unblock 1
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sudo rfkill unblock 2
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rfkill list
If that returns 'Soft blocked: no' for both items then try:
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sudo systemctl restart network-manager.service 
See if that makes any difference.

General Discussion / Re: prospective linux user
« on: November 23, 2016, 07:58:48 pm »
I repeat: There is no "Reply", only "Print". I cannot select "Reply" if it isn't there. If I cannot select "Reply" I cannot proceed with paste.

Like how you posted that, you can post the return of the commands (from the terminal) Mark asked for. The Reply button appears (along the bottom of the page) once you have logged into this forum. Are you saying that this is not the case?

General Discussion / Re: prospective linux user
« on: November 17, 2016, 08:21:27 pm »
Unfortunately no.  Entered sudo.... Answer "[sudo] password for Robert (that's a name I had to enter during or after booting). Not possible to enter anything. Large amount of script following lspci.... so not possible to record it all here. Same with other codes. As a matter of interest how do you manage to emphasise some of the code symbols@

When you enter your password (after sudo) nothing will show, not even ******.
What you enter IS registered and the command will act on it.

General Discussion / Re: prospective linux user
« on: November 09, 2016, 07:14:25 am »
No response from start plus ESC. Searched for boot device: "boot device inaccessible". Immediately followed by automatic internet search revealing a number of websites offering assistance.
I expect that you were already booted to Windows by then.
You need to hit "Esc." (only) BEFORE booting into windows, at the bios stage. You need to be quick. Suggest holding down or repeatedly hitting the key immediately after the power button was pressed.

General Discussion / Re: prospective linux user
« on: September 18, 2016, 04:02:09 pm »
Looking at the Ministry of Freedom laptop appears to be reconditioned unit.
The Libreboot X200 is a modified ThinkPad X200 (itself a rebranded Wistron design) containing reconditioned parts, with libreboot and Trisquel GNU/Linux-libre 7.0 LTS pre-installed.

The processor is Core 2 Duo P8400 was released in 2008 see here
I have never tried Trisquel so cannot comment on it.
IMHO if you are a freedom warrior then this is to go with. Otherwise the offer from Lee H is a good one.

General Help & Advice / Re: File errors NAS hard drive xfs format
« on: September 10, 2016, 09:50:17 pm »
Running the xfs_repair with the -n does not repair.
No modify flag set, skipping filesystem flush and exiting.

According to the man pages here

    No modify mode. Specifies that xfs_repair should not modify the filesystem but should only scan the filesystem and indicate what repairs would have been made

Ubuntu / Re: Query regarding Persistent USB of Ubuntu installation
« on: September 02, 2016, 09:08:45 pm »
From what I am reading I get that you want to run Ubuntu from an external disk (USB pen drive).
In that case just direct the install to that USB stick and from then on just boot from it and run it as you would be from an internal drive, albeit slower.
Rather than repeating it here there are plenty of instructions on the web with one example being here

General Help & Advice / Re: Legacy programs.
« on: August 26, 2016, 01:28:52 pm »
You did research that your critical applications will work under Linux before you wiped Windows didn't you?
There are some equivalences to your programs:
AutoCAD Lt -> DraftSight
Mach3 -> LinuxCNC

General Help & Advice / Re: Dell laptop -which distro?
« on: August 25, 2016, 08:08:54 pm »
I would be surprised if it is not able to boot from a USB stick, it would be worth to try it.

General Help & Advice / Re: My old laptop -help please
« on: August 25, 2016, 08:03:26 pm »
You could try to get the cpu info:
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sudo dmidecode -t processor
then look for PAE under the Flags or just test it for PAE:
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sudo dmidecode -t processor | grep PAE
If that returns PAE (Physical address extension) then you know that it is good to go with PAE kernels.

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