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Windows 7: Emergency Kit - save your files from a dead OS

05 Feb 2016   #180
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Thanks for the video.
I unhooked all other drives and I have installed to my Intel ssd and updating now.

I want a dual boot if I can come up with one without f8.
If it installed and updates correctly I think I going to like it.

I didn't partition anything. I will do that later if need be.

If I like it will I be able to Clone it to a VM using Windows 7 as a host.


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05 Feb 2016   #181
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Is their anyway to shift to single click instead of double click?
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05 Feb 2016   #182
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

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05 Feb 2016   #183
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Thanks whs. I know how to do it in Windows 7. I need to know how to do in Mint.
I so use to single click I'm going crazy wondering why things don't open in Mint.
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05 Feb 2016   #184
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
Thanks whs. I know how to do it in Windows 7. I need to know how to do in Mint.
I so use to single click I'm going crazy wondering why things don't open in Mint.
I don't really need that function. But maybe this scheme works:

https://www.howtoforge.com/gnome_single_mouseclick
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05 Feb 2016   #185
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64
 
 

Glad to see that was answered quickly! The manner of how things are adjusted in a distro like Linux Mint are very similar to Windows in many ways in order to be more familiar to Windows users. The intent is simply to draw more Windows users to the distro. The Edit menu and scrolling to the Preferences is the common route for ubuntu, Linux Mint, Linux Mint Debian, and likewise with some others as well.

For custom installing a distro onto a flash drive you would first need to boot live from either a live stick or from a dvd where you see the Install option available and then go into the Administrator in order to run GParted or simply boot live from a GParted or other partitioning program that can partition and format depending on size either the entire flash drive or with a larger capacity stick like a 128gb create a large data NTFS partition up front and a smaller 13-15gb primary at the back end since Windows will only see the first where the data will be rescued to during any live recovery. The small 13gb used here is simply for the basics the distro needs as far as swap space and system files nothing else unless planning to run a number of programs on the distro itself. As a recovery tool however the bulk of the drive space is set aside for data recovery and transfers however.

The File System is VFat which will be Ext2, Ext3, or what is the most commonly seen at this time being the Ext4. Now to compare how well let's say Ext4 performs compared to NTFS a good article on that can be seen at Ubuntu Linux, Day 16: EXT4 vs. NTFS | PCWorld

Now for instructions for how to see Linux Mint installed onto a flash drive an older guide will still work as far as the basic steps are concerned to see a full custom install go onto either a small 16gb or a larger capacity drive depending on what the plans are for the distro itself. For the split on a larger drive you will need to edit the partition the distro is installed to in order to see that made the "Mount point \" where the Grub bootloader is pointed to as far as seeing the stick made bootable. How to install a Linux Mint Operating System into a USB Flash Drive: - Linux Mint Community


You will run into this type of message anyways during the install when prompted to edit the mount point by the installer itself before Grub is installed. When the installation is complete you will find out right away if things went well by immediately trying to boot live from the stick itself or end up needing to start all over with a second install. That's how that goes! Been there enough times over the years seeing live sticks made up even for the live only Debian based Knoppix put on a flash drive.

The advantage of the full install is also seeing GParted still included so when performing any live recovery op you can complete the task by reformatting even repartitioning a Windows drive if needed for example a drive either needs to be completely wiped or a new one is being put in once a dying drive's files are recovered. When partitioning live you later won't be seeing the small System Reserved partition when deciding to expand to the full capacity of the drive.

There is space left however about 200+mb for changing over from mbr to GPT or vice cersa where you might end needing to shrink the primary down just a hair if nothing was left unallocated. GParted supports Fat32 as well as NTFS and VFat Ext2-4 with the updated releases.
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07 Feb 2016   #186
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Hmm Jack I installed Linux Mint MATE straight onto an unallocated Samsung 850 EVO from a stick and yet no problems except the terminology of Linux It boots and shuts down a lot faster than Windows and the packaged software just amazing.

Wolfgang I like a single click too and will try that later.
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07 Feb 2016   #187
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64
 
 

That should come as no surprise since most distros are smaller then Windows to start with. As a rule Linux as an OS is seeing far less of the volume of processes being loaded when it starts up or you go to shut it down. Only a few distros have even grown anywhere near the size of any Windows version namely XP since Vista grew much large until 7 saw the MinWin kernel change the rule book a bit.

In fact the latest version Windows 10 being a larger version as Vista was has picked up where 8 had left off with the MinWin kernel despite the increase in size due to being a dual platform OS. Linux on the other hand is the condensed OS despite things like Wine and numerous other Linux app being prepackaged at times especially with Linux Mint in comparison to ubuntu, Debiam, or another base distro. The command structure however is still UNIX and Bash commands some never become "Linux Geeks" at!
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23 Jul 2016   #188
Runatir

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

I have not gone through all 19 pages so I dont know If perhaps someone had similar issues but as I booted into linux mint and tried to acces my data I got this error message http://i.imgur.com/Y2nHCAE.jpg. Any thoughts on how to approach this?
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23 Jul 2016   #189
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64
 
 

Is that for a 7 drive or newer version? From Windows 8 forward to 8.1 and now MS had introduced a hybrid boot that places the main system into a hibernation for seeing faster shutdown time. That produces a lock on the drive where booting live from any LM release poses a problem and where you may have to place the drive in either an external closure or install it on another Windows machine in order to have access.

With a 10 Pro x64/7 Ultimate x64 as well as dual 10 Pro/7 Pro dual on a second system I have ready access to both 10 drives while booted on the 7 side on each of the two builds. MS boosted security as far as non MS OSs are concerned there and why you are running into this.
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