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General Discussion / Re: Peppermint's niche in the Linux world
« Last post by PCNetSpec on June 17, 2018, 08:13:33 pm »
What TPG said :)
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General Discussion / Re: Peppermint's niche in the Linux world
« Last post by The PoorGuy on June 17, 2018, 07:13:41 pm »
The LXDE desktop and the Xfce menus is where a lot of people assume that Peppermint is for old computers and old computer hardware.

I mean lets face it it runs on just about anything I've installed it on which is 10 years old although it also runs great on new computers to.

I can't really find anything to complain about with Peppermint unlike Linux Mint but we ain't here to bad mouth Linux Distros.

I guess Peppermints niche in the Linux World would be the alternative to not have to use Ubuntu or Linux Mint if one must put it in a niche.

How bout Peppermint is just a good Linux Distro that installs and works OOTB and doesn't need a niche.
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Do apologise, it was a while since I created the USB stick and I forgot a bit.  After creating the bootable FreeDos part I then used GParted to create a FAT 32 partition for the unused part of the USB stick and copied the bios file to that.

Now when you boot from the USB stick, say no to install and return to DOS prompt which should be c:\>  .  To get to the other partition type d:

Try at your own risk.  Touch wood I have never had a problem updating a bios but if it does go wrong, it could render the computer unusable.

The additional Grub item, have a look at Disks under Accessories.  When I was messing around with it, I notice it had created its own virtual partition so if you see a FreeDOS partition, delete it and run Grub Update again.
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New Users / Re: Lenovo 11e think pad yoga 128gb ssd. How to install?
« Last post by PCNetSpec on June 16, 2018, 03:16:50 pm »
Have you tried something with a newer kernel .. maybe Xubuntu 18.04 ?
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New Users / Re: Lenovo 11e think pad yoga 128gb ssd. How to install?
« Last post by noob_linux on June 16, 2018, 03:07:06 pm »
Dear PCNETSpec,
thank you for all your help.
I did what you said and now I am on a live session. The mouse isn't working. I 've managed to open the whisker menu (on the left) and when I try to highlight an option with the keyboard keys, I see movement in a couple of minutes. And then it seems freeze again.
I had installed peppermint in hp mini 5102 and I was very happy with it. Now, I can not understand what's going wrong!
If you have any more advices I would love to hear them. But I thing that I have to stuck with Ubuntu 18.04 which I have already install (windows are gone.)
Again thank you for your time!
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Hardware / Re: HP ENVY 4520 PRINTING ISSUES
« Last post by 10i on June 16, 2018, 02:33:58 pm »
Welcome to the forum!

Glad your printer works now.

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2 questions:
#1. Is there a way to access / switch the virtualization feature on Lenovo G50-45 without playing risky games with BIOS?
#2. How do I clear the GRUB menu from the multiple options?
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"too risky" it might break the system? All I wanted was a way to unlock the virtualization feature which is locked up in native Lenovo G50-45 BIOS. Is there a way around it from the OS directly perhaps? (sorry if it's a dumb question from a dumb user)
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Software & Applications / Re: upgrading bios in Lenovo G50-45 under Peppermint OS8
« Last post by pin on June 16, 2018, 02:18:59 pm »
When I checked it yesterday, the last update was from 2016! Are you sure you need to update?

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No, those IMG files are ISO9660, so the USB stick will be unwriteable.

You'd need to put the BIOS file on another USB stick and point the installer at it .. but as I said I'm not really up for helping with that, too risky.
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