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Started by Trenchcoat, August 23, 2021, 07:40:45 PM
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QuoteI did restart the machine but did not take the USB stick out. I may not have installed it properly.
QuoteI am considering using the USB stick to load Mint onto my 8gb RAM 64-bit newer Toshiba Satellite and have it there alongside Windows 10 to get used to it and compare and contrast. My Windows 10 has intermittent faults of involuntary cursor wandering and inputting of XXXXs. I had to switch it off and start it again this morning. Now there are three factors, right, hardware, software and internet provider? How can you diagnose accurately?
QuoteThat machine does not appear to have F2 options for boot order so I do not know how I would set it to boot from usb?
QuoteI am assuming that if I then delete the contents of the usb stick then go back to Unetbootin and install a much lighter distro like Puppy with much lower machine system requirements then this will install on the Equium and be workable?
QuoteThe appeal of the usb stick lies in the fact that you can wipe it clean at any time then load more memory onto it and make it live again through Unetbootin?
QuoteIs there any way of meeting others locally or in London in person or having real time conversations via phone or video-call?
QuoteOne of the issues I face is that the tab keys on the Equium do not seem to work so that the blue Unetbootin panel which first appears giving me a number of options cannot be navigated so the computer just goes into default rather than gives me the option of choosing.
QuoteI need to input a valid password to get back into the desktop but I do not remember giving a password and there seems no method of re-setting.
QuoteIt now seems to be workable and a bit slower than MSN but not by a great deal. The keys seemed to work fine and the internet with an ethernet connection seemed OK. I imagine it will take much longer to boot up properly but when up and running seems ok.
QuoteI do not know what the word "safe" means in this context and nor do I properly understand the need for strict anonymity in all communication.
QuoteSomebody, somewhere must have registered me somewhere and now know my details as my name is on the computer?
QuoteMy broad assumption is that user names and passwords on that machine will now not be stored and that I will have to keep a record rather than have MSN keep one for me.
QuoteMy broad assumption also is that activity on it will not automatically default to a Google or MSN account for storage, meaning that nobody will have any record?
QuoteMuch of the confusion is caused by the fact that we cannot interface either online or in person so actual real time problems can be dealt with as they happen and as I report them on here. That is what I need, really.In the moderation of comments on this platform, is there a time distance between me posting and you publishing what I write? If, for instance, I was to reveal my identity or yours then what would happen? What does "moderation" actually mean?
QuoteThe onscreen keyboard for Mint very strangely does not seem to include a Z. Why?
QuoteI remembered my password last night and was able to log back in.
QuoteIt does appear that I am back to square one but with the vital knowledge that Linux can be installed on a USB stick and can function on an old laptop, bringing it back to life for me at no cost.
QuoteDo I now need to delete completely all the live installs on my USB stick before going back into Unetbootin to hopefully download onto it a live bootable distro which is smaller and more manageable for an older machine with limited memory and processor speed?
Quote1, Could I, alternatively, keep the live version on the stick to use whenever I wanted to on other, bigger machines? It's a PNY 64GB 3.1 usb stick.
Quote2, Could anyone recommend a suitable distro which would give me the option of surfing the 'net, writing e-mails, playing DVDs, writing documents on a word processor package which I could store on my Toshiba Equium L300-146?
Quote3, How do I convert stored files on a Linux operating system to be transferable to a Windows system?