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Re: WiFi dropped on Novatech computer
« Reply #15 on: July 04, 2016, 08:54:54 pm »
How did we get Linux on this thing in the first place ?
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Re: WiFi dropped on Novatech computer
« Reply #16 on: July 05, 2016, 09:31:30 pm »
Hi Mark,
I bought this machine new without an OS as I knew I was going to install Peppermint. (5 I think)
I think I installed from a USB stick, I certainly installed Peppermint 6 from a USB stick as I have just wiped the stick and put Pep 7 on it.  ;)
I must admit when I was in the BIOS last night I can't remember seeing anything about the Win8 and UEFI disabled before, I toggled the settings and it booted from the Pen Drive so I don't know how this works,I will have a look in the BIOS again but I am sure it is the opposite of what it should show.
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Hi Mark,
I have been back to the BIOS and under OS Select I have [Others] and UEFI [Disabled]
When I put the Pen drive in and boot up, pick the boot from (F7) and choose USB the machine starts and shows a 'Machine Check Error' then shows a blank (dark) screen and boots into Pep 6.
I shut down and reboot, go into the BIOS and select [Win8] and UEFI [Enabled] and another line pops up saying 'Network Stack' Disabled. I save that configuration and as it starts up,hit F7 and choose the Pen Drive, it boots into Pep 7 when I choose 'Shutdown' it goes to the BIOS screen again and I have to select the Win8 and UEFI Disabled option again to get the machine to shut down.
Hope this helps. I have some important files I want to keep shouldI save them to a pen drive just in case
take care
Don W
 
 
« Last Edit: July 05, 2016, 10:17:22 pm by donwatson »
Novatech build
Intel Celeron CPU 1.80 Ghz   Memory 4.00GB (3.71GB usable)
Peppermint 9    64 bit     500 GB HD        496 GB Ext 4
4.0GB Swap Partition    4.0GB Extended Partition   1.1Mb Free Space
External 2TiB HD

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Re: WiFi dropped on Novatech computer
« Reply #17 on: July 06, 2016, 03:29:08 pm »
I would save them.

Is this to be a a dual boot PC (Windows/Linux) ?

If not, I'd leave it in UEFI mode with secureboot disabled and install Peppermint 7 completely wiping the drive.
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Re: WiFi dropped on Novatech computer
« Reply #18 on: July 06, 2016, 08:23:32 pm »
Hi Mark,
I will save the files/folders I may need.
This machine is Linux only, it has never had Windross on it  :o I bought the machine without an OS so I could install (at that time) Peppermint 5. I don't know why it mentions Win8 in the BIOS. So it will be a Peppermint 7 only machine.
Before I wipe the drive and install Pep 7 can I say I have had a look at the Peppermint Forum and the article by Slim.Fatz on using symlinks to set a DATA partition. I quite like the idea and wondered if I should do this before installation or would I be better to forget making any changes to the drive and just carry out a wipe clean and install Pep 7.

take care
Don W
PS As you can read I am still trying to get over this bug and my mind is in a whirl about various options.
Novatech build
Intel Celeron CPU 1.80 Ghz   Memory 4.00GB (3.71GB usable)
Peppermint 9    64 bit     500 GB HD        496 GB Ext 4
4.0GB Swap Partition    4.0GB Extended Partition   1.1Mb Free Space
External 2TiB HD

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Re: WiFi dropped on Novatech computer
« Reply #19 on: July 06, 2016, 09:41:03 pm »
If you're likely to be distrohoping or swapping distro, sure do the DATA partition, but if you're not I wouldn't bother.

Your call .. it's a good idea, just boils down to "can you be bothered" ;)
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Re: WiFi dropped on Novatech computer
« Reply #20 on: July 07, 2016, 09:31:44 am »
Thanks Mark,
I won't bother.
I will save my wanted files/folders and install Pep 7 as soon as.
Novatech build
Intel Celeron CPU 1.80 Ghz   Memory 4.00GB (3.71GB usable)
Peppermint 9    64 bit     500 GB HD        496 GB Ext 4
4.0GB Swap Partition    4.0GB Extended Partition   1.1Mb Free Space
External 2TiB HD

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Re: WiFi dropped on Novatech computer
« Reply #21 on: July 07, 2016, 03:20:46 pm »
Okey Dokey .. best of luck Don ;)
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