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Re: Dual Boot Advent 7204 RESOLVED
« on: March 27, 2020, 12:21:25 pm »
I've been running Pep 10 for a few days now and I'm impresses with how much performance an underpowered old machine can give. Firefox jumps between pages although it has crashed a couple of times, LibreOffice Writer can create documents in folders on my Windows machines (see https://forum.peppermintos.com/index.php/topic,9543.0.html for how I made Windows behave) and GIMP, installed to make the machine work, seems good enough.
What I want to try now is to dual-boot the Advent, which is something I've never tried before. I'll search around to see what guidance I can find for an antique with a primitive BIOS and MBR but if anyone can point me in the right direction for setting up a brand-new SSD I'd be grateful.
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Re: Advent 7204
« Reply #1 on: March 27, 2020, 01:49:03 pm »
Hello @Bear! ... For clarity and lack of confusion's sake... it's best to start new topics for new support requests. I've done it for you this time, though I might hafta ask @VinDSL to move it to a different forum.

FWIW.. in order to dual boot you will need to wipe the machine clean and install your preferred flavor of Winders first... then follow with peppermint. Given the age of your machine, I wouldn't advise doing so though.


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Re: Dual Boot Advent 7204 ?
« Reply #2 on: March 27, 2020, 05:21:32 pm »
Thanks spence. Given time I'll get used to the conventions here. I've been running Pep10 and Win10 on separate discs so comparing them is a little unfair so I've cloned my Win10 disc to a new SSD and when I think I know what I'm doing I'll install Pep10 from cold into its own partition. It's very much a spare computer so if it all goes pear-shaped I've only lost time and bandwidth which I don't care about as we're locked down by COVID-10 for the next few weeks.

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Re: Dual Boot Advent 7204 ?
« Reply #3 on: March 27, 2020, 06:53:13 pm »
Opening a new thread for individual support questions just allows you to mark individual problems (SOLVED), (RESOLVED) or (ABANDONED) as each individual question warrants... which is harder to do when multiple questions are asked all at once. Plus we'd prefer to keep support questions in different boards than the "What Are Your Running Peppermint On" board.

FWIW, I did briefly dual boot a much more meagerly resourced mini laptop but win10 moved like molasses so I quickly wiped it off...

For now to help us help you, please give us again in this thread your terminal output for:
Code: [Select]
inxi -Fz

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Re: Dual Boot Advent 7204 ?
« Reply #4 on: March 28, 2020, 06:22:53 pm »
Rather than use the command line I clicked System Information in the Peppermint Control Panel. It gave me
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System:    Host: Stewart-Advent Kernel: 5.3.0-42-generic i686 bits: 32 gcc: 7.4.0
           Desktop: N/A Distro: Peppermint Ten
Machine:   Device: laptop System: DIXONSXP product: DIXONSXP serial: N/A
           Mobo: DIXONSXP model: DIXONSXP serial: N/A
           BIOS: DIXONSXP v: 1.00.DIX date: 04/12/2007
Battery    BAT0: charge: 4.4 Wh 100.0% condition: 4.4/4.4 Wh (100%)
           model: DIXONSXP DIXONSXP status: Full
CPU:       Dual core Intel T2080 (-MCP-) arch: Yonah rev.12 cache: 1024 KB
           flags: (nx pae sse sse2 sse3) bmips: 6933
           clock speeds: max: 1733 MHz 1: 1333 MHz 2: 1257 MHz
Graphics:  Card: Intel Mobile 945GM/GMS 943/940GML Express Integrated Graphics Controller
           bus-ID: 00:02.0
           Display Server: x11 (X.Org 1.20.5 )
           drivers: intel (unloaded: modesetting,fbdev,vesa)
           Resolution: 1440x900@60.00hz
           OpenGL: renderer: Mesa DRI Intel 945GM x86/MMX/SSE2
           version: 1.4 Mesa 19.2.8 Direct Render: Yes
Audio:     Card Intel NM10/ICH7 Family High Def. Audio Controller
           driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 00:1b.0
           Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k5.3.0-42-generic
Network:   Card-1: Realtek RTL-8100/8101L/8139 PCI Fast Ethernet Adapter
           driver: 8139too v: 0.9.28 port: 2000 bus-ID: 06:05.0
           IF: enp6s5 state: down mac: <filter>
           Card-2: Ralink RT2501/RT2573 Wireless Adapter
           driver: rt73usb v: 2.3.0 usb-ID: 001-003
           IF: wlx001060a1352c state: N/A mac: N/A
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 240.1GB (3.7% used)
           ID-1: /dev/sda model: WDC_WDS240G2G0A size: 240.1GB
Partition: ID-1: / size: 77G used: 8.3G (12%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda5
RAID:      No RAID devices: /proc/mdstat, md_mod kernel module present
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 63.0C mobo: N/A
           Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A
Repos:     Active apt sources in file: /etc/apt/sources.list
           deb http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ bionic main restricted
           deb http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ bionic-updates main restricted
           deb http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ bionic universe
           deb http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ bionic-updates universe
           deb http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ bionic multiverse
           deb http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ bionic-updates multiverse
           deb http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ bionic-backports main restricted universe multiverse
           deb http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic-security main restricted
           deb http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic-security universe
           deb http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic-security multiverse
           Active apt sources in file: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/peppermint.list
           deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/peppermintos/p10-release/ubuntu bionic main
           deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/peppermintos/p10-respin/ubuntu bionic main
Info:      Processes: 186 Uptime: 3 min Memory: 392.8/1932.7MB
           Init: systemd runlevel: 5 Gcc sys: 7.5.0
           Client: Shell (bash 4.4.201) inxi: 2.3.56
which looks very much like the terminal command's output.
I can now dual-boot Pep10 and Win10. First impressions are that booting from the SSD is very quick (Pep10 used to take 2 minutes to start but was then acceptably responsive whilst Win10 was a little quicker booting from different rotating drives). I started by cloning my original Win10 drive to a new SSD then shrank the Win10 partition by 80 GB to make room for Peppermint. Pep10 intalled with one oddity: when I installed it to a standalone disc it correctly set the screen resolution to 1440*900 pixels. The dual-boot installation picked 1024*768 and it took a lot of fooling around with ARandR to get it to work correctly. Other than that, networking with Windows was determined primarily by Windows' petulance but I was able to import a photo of my cat to use as wallpaper.


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Re: Dual Boot Advent 7204 ?
« Reply #5 on: April 14, 2020, 12:10:44 am »
Hello Bear!

#teampeppermint are pleased you found a solution! Please kindly remember to edit the subject line of your OP (original post) in this or any of your threads to append (SOLVED), (RESOLVED) or (ABANDONED) at the end. Whichever you feel best suits the outcome of your OP (original post) query.

For further reading about why we ask for this bit of forum etiquette and how to do so, please read the pinned post by peppermintOS founder Kendall Weaver here:
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Re: Dual Boot Advent 7204 RESOLVED
« Reply #6 on: April 15, 2020, 06:02:45 am »
The combination of Peppermint 10 and an SSD turned an obsolete lump into a usable laptop, Well impressed.

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Re: Dual Boot Advent 7204 RESOLVED
« Reply #7 on: April 28, 2020, 07:31:56 pm »
One of the many guiding ethos of peppermintOS's creation was knowing there was no good nor logical reason for most laptops and older desktops to be heading to the bin/trash/tip, aside from software bloat and feature creep. Way back in 2010, peppermintONE gave my '05 laptop another 8 years of life.

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