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Well I managed to sort it. I checked the P10 install on the old 80gig hdd and there were no fat32 partitions anywhere. So I connected the ssd back up and ran yet another P10 live session!
I opened Gparted and deleted all the partitions again then formatted the whole drive into one ext 4 partition.  Then I reinstalled P10 for about the fifth time :D after double checking there were no fat32 entries on the drive. Rebooted and yes everything was back to normal  :). How strange was that then.

I built this pc this week with a Gigabyte Aorus Pro mb. I set the bios to Legacy and dual booted P10 and Win10 64, Windows is an old install (a few years) but my P10 Respin install was on an old pata/ide hdd so could not be used with this board. I used an old sata 80gig hdd and put P10 on it, updated grub and everything worked, got the grub menu at startup to boot into P10 or Windows no problem.

The old hdd was very slow and not in good health so I fitted a Samsung Evo ssd and once again burned P10 onto it but this time when I booted and updated grub Windows did not show up. When I restarted the pc it booted straight into P10 with no grub menu which had me puzzled.

I looked on the Disks utility and found the Evo ssd had formatted partition 1 as Fat32 during install and was mounted at/boot/efi. Partition 2 is Extention 4 though, so I ran a live P10 session and formatted the ssd as Extension 4 then reinstalled P10 onto it. I got the same result and can still only boot P10. I checked bios and it's still set to Legacy so nothing has changed there.

I'm going to change the boot order in bios and see if I can boot Windows and then I might refit the old 80gig hdd and see if that will dual boot but I would like to use the ssd simply for the speed.

Hardware / Re: New Ryzen system problem
« on: June 30, 2020, 04:14:31 pm »
I am cautiously going to say "good news" :). The Gigabyte board arrived today so I stripped the MSI out and installed it. I connected it to a few of my drives and booted but nothing doing, however this was early days as all I'd really done was set the bios to Legacy.

I connected the cd rom, fitted a spare (old) 80gig drive and tried booting into a live Peppermint session. Success! :D I just flicked around and everything appeared to be working so went for an install, another success :D ;D so I updated grub then turned off and fitted my old 2tb Win 10 drive. Booted and did another grub update, restarted and I'd got my old Win10 back. I tried a couple of games and noticed everything running a lot cooler and fps through the roof.

I also did an internet speed test and I'm back up to full speed 60+ Mbps.

Well I think I've learned my lesson, stick with Gigabyte ;D

Hardware / Re: New Ryzen system problem
« on: June 29, 2020, 03:25:20 pm »
Well I've been fighting this for three days now. I also asked on the MSI forum but got no replies from there. It doesn't matter what I try I can't get anything to boot or install apart from that Win 10 on the nvme drive.

Since my last post I have also noticed my internet is crawling, download speed about 1.5Mbps (should be 64) I did a search and found others having similar problems. There was a bios update to cure this but many people are still having trouble and are having to jump through hoops to speed it up. Just to prove to myself it wasn't my internet playing up I did an Ookla speed test with my phone over wifi and got 51.64Mbps, not a bad difference.
I have contacted the retailer for a returns note as this board is next to useless for me and I've ordered a Gigabyte Aorus Pro B450 board which hopefully will be better.

I remember on my old AM3+ system which I built many years ago I tried an Asus board. It was a real pig to set up then an Asrock which was better but not easy by any means and some years later I once again rebuilt it with a Gigabyte board which was just plain sailing and when I switched it on it just worked, I had to do some fine tuning but it was never a problem. It wasn't as cutting edge as the Asus or Asrock but I could do everything I needed.

Hopefully the new board will be here tomorrow so I'll keep you updated.

Hardware / Re: New Ryzen system problem
« on: June 28, 2020, 03:13:43 am »
Ooh thanks murraymint it's all slowly making sense now. I'll have another look later, wifey will kill me if I start messing now. :P
Looking on web I found Rufus and an interesting project called LinuxBoot.

Hardware / New Ryzen system problem (Solved)
« on: June 27, 2020, 04:10:40 pm »
Firstly my deepest condolences for PCNETSPECS sad passing, I only found out very recently.

I just built a new system with MSI Tomahawk Max B450 mb. Ryzen 5 3600 and 16g ram.
My old system was Gigabyte mb. AMD FX8350 and 16g ram which ran in Legacy and booted with Grub 2.
I had 3 x Peppermint hdds (8,9 and 10!) and one Win 10 hdd.
My problem I can't boot into anything on the new system but bios can see the hdds.
I eventually put a new Win10 install on a NVME drive that I fitted just to get something up and running.
I can see other hdds in Windows disk manager.
I tried to install Peppermint 10 on a blank hdd but the the dvd was ignored and the system booted straight into the new Win10 install.
I've read articles where Linux is installed on these boards but can't find out how to do it.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks. :-\

Hardware / Mobile Phone not detected in Peppermint 10
« on: June 18, 2019, 03:03:47 pm »
This isn't quite so straightforward as it sounds >:(

Besides destroying computers :P I also collect watches and I buy used and faulty/damaged mobile phones to try and repair. Yes I know sad, but it keeps the old grey matter working.

I have installed the Android Sdk from Synaptic which usually allows me to run ADB and Fastboot commands and flash recovery files and roms etc.

In my possession at the moment I have a OnePlus 3t that had a smashed lcd/touchscreen which I have replaced. It is also semi bricked although I can boot into recovery and fastboot modes but I can't enable developer options. I now want to flash TWRP Recovery and maybe Lineageos rom, but I may just keep it stock Android.

When I connect the phone to my pc it is not recognised and it doesn't show in lsusb. However if I run dmesg it is listed as a HUAWEI phone which is odd but it does show the correct model number.

Why would it show up in dmesg but not lsusb? Also running sudo adb devices or sudo fastboot devices produces no results. In Windows these phones are very picky about what drivers they will react to and there are many posts on Xda Developers forum about them. Incidentally on Win 10 I can't connect to it either.

I'm fairly confident it's a driver issue as I can connect to other phones and have also unbricked phones successfully, so the fact it's not booting shouldn't really be an issue.

Does anyone have any thoughts on this? I was wondering if there's anything else in Synaptic I can use.


General Discussion / Re: Boeing software
« on: May 12, 2019, 05:30:59 am »
Not THAT 737 Mark. :D

Maybe they did use Windows on that one! ???

General Discussion / Boeing software
« on: May 09, 2019, 11:48:02 am »
We recently went on a cruise round the Med. On the way out we were on a Boeing 737 and sat in the first few rows. Near to the cockpit door were two screens, I noticed the chief steward using the bottom one, a touch screen to alter the lights and bring the tv screens up or down etc.

The upper screen was mostly blank but on a couple of occasions it burst into life after the bottom one had been used. Rows and rows of white text scrolling up a black background and there in the top left hand corner was Tux the penguin! :)

I wonder why they didn't use Windows? :D >:(

New Users / Re: New Old user.
« on: April 19, 2019, 01:49:39 pm »
Peppermint 10! Nooo! :D I'll install it on one of my other 6 drives. ;D

alynur, no it was fine. I shouldn't have messed! >:( Any way I'm posting this from the new Respin 2 on the same hdd and all is fine. For some reason I had to use my grub repair disc as I couldn't boot into it but all is ok now.

Will there be much different in P10 Mark?

Peppermint Ice was always my favourite, that distro was a real game changer for me. I had been using Linux for some time before I found it (or it found me :) ) All the distros worked ok but there was always something missing, the closest I came to what I was looking for was Puppy Linux, small and snappy and quick loading. But as anyone who has tried it will know it was very quirky and quite often things weren't done like a lot of "normal" distros. And then along came "Ice", I think I actually got it from a Linux Format magazine disc. I thought ooh this looks good and installed it. Well it just blew my socks off! It was fast, I mean mega fast, I'd never seen anything quite like it before, from switching the pc on I could be surfing the net in less than 40 seconds! :o Yes 40 seconds! It was stupid fast, ok it had a few issues, I remember I had to jump through a few hoops to sort out networking and a few other little things but I could forgive it all that just for the shear enjoyment of using it. I used to bore the lads at work who were all confirmed Windows users. But there you go, Ice was written in 2010 and here I am all these years later still using Peppermint, that says something for a good distro. :-*

New Users / New Old user.
« on: April 19, 2019, 08:22:46 am »
Hello I'm back! :P

Well I haven't logged in here for a few years. I've still been using Peppermintos in all that time though and it's been great, hence why you haven't heard from me. I still consider myself a beginner although I can find my way round Linux reasonably well. Until the other day that is when I found an updated graphics driver on the AMD website. I downloaded and installed it only to be met by a BLACK SCREEN!  :o Luckily I run 3 or 4 systems at any one time on different hdd's so booted into Peppermint 8 and salvaged all my files. I've just downloaded "Respin 2" so rather than messing about trying to rescue my old Peppermint 9 I'll just over write it with Respin 2.

As an appreciation of the teams hard work I've made a small donation. Thanks Lads. :D

Installation / Re: P5 won't boot possible X problem?
« on: March 10, 2016, 07:08:04 am »
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Disk /dev/sdc: 250.1 GB, 250059350016 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 30401 cylinders, total 488397168 sectors
Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x0001f2c5

   Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
/dev/sdc1   *        2048   463327231   231662592   83  Linux
/dev/sdc2       463329278   488396799    12533761    5  Extended
/dev/sdc5       463329280   488396799    12533760   82  Linux swap / Solaris

Disk /dev/sdd: 2000.4 GB, 2000398934016 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 243201 cylinders, total 3907029168 sectors
Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 4096 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 4096 bytes / 4096 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x5bc53d8b

   Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
/dev/sdd1   *          63  3907007999  1953503968+   7  HPFS/NTFS/exFAT
Partition 1 does not start on physical sector boundary.

Installation / Re: P5 won't boot possible X problem?
« on: March 08, 2016, 12:27:42 pm »
I tried nomodeset, hit Ctrl X and got a black screen with a flashing cursor top left for maybe 30 seconds. During that time there was a lot of hdd activity then very briefly possibly only 1 second two lines of text. The second line started "d-**************** -login" followed by a flashing cursor and it was gone, then back to the unresponsive black screen. The stars represent text.

These two lines of text used to appear when P5 was working they would appear briefly for a few seconds to be replaced by the normal login splash screen.

Installation / Re: P5 won't boot possible X problem?
« on: March 08, 2016, 11:40:59 am »
Just about to try this but never noticed your question re propriety graphics drivers.
I don't think I was using them on that distro.

Installation / Re: P5 won't boot possible X problem?
« on: March 08, 2016, 05:49:03 am »
No I haven't tried nomodeset yet.
Yes instructions would be good, thanks.

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