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I don't know why it's doing that without knowing more about your setup. My best guess is that you're trying to do a Legacy BIOS boot on a UEFI system and the computer doesn't know what to do with it because it's in UEFI mode. The last time I had an issue like that, that's what was causing it. I've gone through some major headaches due to Windows 10 and the whole UEFI/Legacy BIOS thing.

Well, your method for creating the Live USB is solid, Rufus always works for me. So, the problem is likely a boot setting.

With a lot of computers, you can hit a key during the boot splash (usually F11 or  F12) to do a one time boot of something like a flash drive. It will override the UEFI/BIOS settings for that session only, then revert back when you reboot. That's what I do when I want to boot from a flash drive.

GNU/Linux Gaming / Re: Any thoughts on Stadia?
« on: June 27, 2019, 08:14:25 am »
some would argue they're even slowly butchering YT.

**raises hand**

General Discussion / Re: 32 bit Petition
« on: June 26, 2019, 06:56:20 pm »
The key to finding a plan is what exactly Canonical will do. Right now, they're saying they're going to include 32-bit libs in both 19.10 and 20.04. 20.04 is what Peppermint 11 and (presumably) 12 are planned to be based on. So, they should be OK. But, you never know. You also never know what will happen with Canonical in a year's time. They may reverse the decision and decide to still drop the 32-bit .iso but at least keep 32-bit packages in their repositories. But, I won't hold my breath on that happening.

Who knows, maybe this decision will force some software (like Steam) go 64-bit. But, I wouldn't count on it. Also, there are games that will still require 32-bit libs to be installed, even if the platform itself goes 64. Hell, there are games on GOG that require some 32-bit libs to be installed to work correctly. So, Canonical could be making a lot of people unhappy with this one. Whether they know it or not, this will hurt them in the long run. Gamers will jump ship to be able to still play their stuff. I personally have a backup plan, more than one in fact.

Installation / Re: Is ISO download corrupt?
« on: June 26, 2019, 06:51:00 pm »
I didn't try the torrent, but I did a direct download of the 64-bit .iso and verified both the MD5SUM and SHA256SUM and both matched.

GNU/Linux Gaming / Re: Any thoughts on Stadia?
« on: June 24, 2019, 06:26:32 pm »
I'm on a wait and see approach to this. Google isn't the first company to try something like this and none of the previous attempts have been successful.

General Discussion / Re: 32 bit Petition
« on: June 24, 2019, 06:22:33 pm »
I'd imagine, aside from the community outcry, Valve making public statements that they'll no longer support Ubuntu had a lot to do with this. Canonical has to know that they'll lose a lot of people if they can't run Steam.

Aside from the push to snaps that PCNetSpec pointed out, this part is bothering me too:

We will put in place a community process to determine which 32-bit packages are needed to support legacy software, and can add to that list post-release if we miss something that is needed.

At least for 19.10, expect for some stuff to not work right away. They're going to try and figure out what is needed, likely won't get everything and will then have to add it to the repositories after people try to install it and find out what is missing. It's going to be a mess at first.

Also, you have to love how they call it "legacy software," like that stuff isn't still being developed.

General Discussion / Re: 32 bit Petition
« on: June 24, 2019, 09:37:48 am »
If you're downloading it from the web, you should be able to select more than two. They have a wide variety of desktops available. I dunno, maybe I'll try it out this weekend.

General Discussion / Re: 32 bit Petition
« on: June 24, 2019, 08:55:35 am »
I used the net install edition - takes longer to install but you end up completely uptodate

I thought about doing that. Do they let you pick your desktop? I seem to remember OpenSUSE coming with multiple options, that's why the .iso is so large.

General Discussion / Re: 32 bit Petition
« on: June 24, 2019, 08:13:40 am »
I downloaded OpenSUSE Leap last week, but it was too big to put on the flash drive I was trying to use.  ::)

General Discussion / Re: 32 bit Petition
« on: June 24, 2019, 07:39:09 am »
You know, I haven't tried Fedora in ages...

General Discussion / Re: 32 bit Petition
« on: June 23, 2019, 08:22:35 pm »
I think the main issue isn't what they're going to do for 19.10. The make or break moment is going to be 20.04. 19.10 is a "testing" release, though some users don't seem to understand that. People act like they have to have the answers come October or the world will end. No, they have that release to tinker with stuff and the  another six months to get it right for the next LTS.

So, in my humble opinion, the biggest issue is still people overreacting on the Internet. They're forcing the rushed responses from Canonical.

Also, I'd like to point out once more that there are 64-bit only distributions that still have 32-bit libs for stuff like gaming. Solus is a great example. Solus is independent, which is why I picked them. They have only a 64-bit . iso, yet they have 32-bit stuff in their repositories. Wine, Steam, all of that works with Solus. Their NVIDIA driver installer gives you the option to install the 32-bit NVIDIA libs. There's no reason Canonical can't do the same. Will they? That remains to be seen.

General Discussion / Re: 32 bit Petition
« on: June 23, 2019, 07:29:18 pm »
Yeah, that's the biggest hurdle. They could also start a nonprofit. That's been done before as people have banded behind software and operating systems they wanted to keep. Mageia is funded by a nonprofit. So is Blender.

General Discussion / Re: 32 bit Petition
« on: June 23, 2019, 07:16:10 pm »
I'd also hope (but could be wrong) that Valve wouldn't have publicly reacted as they did without first having contacted Canonical for clarification .. so you have to wonder what was said (if indeed they were asked) ?

I wouldn't count on that, considering the circumstances that led to Steam for Linux in the first place. There was a chance that Steam might not work correctly in Windows 8, so they started porting the whole thing to Linux. Not that I'm complaining, that was one of the best decisions in the history of decisions. I'm just saying it wouldn't have happened without a (possible) overreaction by Valve.

Though, I can see why they'd be pissed if Canonical did make such a move, since they're fully invested in Linux now. They keep developing Proton, which is their own compatibility layer for running Windows games in Linux. They don't want their work to be for nothing and their major Linux user base be left without a way to play. So, realistically, Valve is just looking out for their customers, (and their profits) as they've done in the past.

With radical decisions like this and the decision to start moving to Snaps, I wouldn't be surprised if Ubuntu winds up getting forked. It's certainly happened in the past to distributions that haven't looked out for their users' best interests. Remember Mandriva back in the day? They fired all of their key people and started releasing a distribution that was a shell of what it used to be. So, those key people forked it and formed Mageia. If anybody currently in the game is going to successfully fork them, my money is on Mint. They have a better track record of looking out for their users. (Cinnamon/MATE) But, we'll see.

General Discussion / Re: New Purchases 2019
« on: June 23, 2019, 06:35:20 pm »
That's a gorgeous looking machine. :)

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