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Windows 7: Dual Boot Messing Up My Clock ???

03 Jan 2018   #31
ICIT2LOL

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

Ok mate well Cinnamon and MATE are basically the same system just more or less a different GUI I prefer Cinnamon you might like MATE both are very 7 like anyway.

if you want a good video to watch this is the one I used How to Dual Boot Windows 10 and Linux Mint - YouTube Now I have to say my attempts to dual boot took a long time because I think the BIOS being EUFI mucked me around a bit so if you have an EUFI BIOS you will need to set it to a legacy one.

Disable Secure Boot and enable CSM is the usual thing to set in your BIOS of course if you already have a legacy BIOS then you will not have to bother. I will tell you it took me over ten times to get the dual boot going but again I think it was my machine but do keep trying if it doesn't go first try
My suggestion would be the latest Mint - 18.3 and one of those varieties it is purely personal.


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03 Jan 2018   #32
BuckSkin

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ICIT2LOL View Post
My suggestion would be the latest Mint - 18.3 and one of those varieties it is purely personal.
The most recent that I am seeing is 18.3 Cinnamon "Sylvia" ; I read a few comments that liked whatever was before Sylvia better; what are your thoughts on this ?

I know absolutely zero about any of this; I picked up some second-hand HDDs and have been using them as guinea-pigs; if something goes haywire, I can just wipe the drive and try again, while my system is safe on several other HDDs; this way, I can learn without getting burnt too bad.
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03 Jan 2018   #33
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by BuckSkin View Post
I know absolutely zero about any of this; I picked up some second-hand HDDs and have been using them as guinea-pigs; if something goes haywire, I can just wipe the drive and try again, while my system is safe on several other HDDs; this way, I can learn without getting burnt too bad.
That is the best and safest way to do it. I recommend that you detach all other drives when installing Linux.

I've been using Ubuntu, Xubuntu and now Lubuntu, that is based on Debian, for more than 10 years.
Zorin is based on Ubuntu, and many friends like it.
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03 Jan 2018   #34
ICIT2LOL

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

Yep well as Megahhertz has said there are a lot of options out there and I think when I looked last there were more than a thousand version of the original system. I did a lot of testing on the various systems agreed not to the extent that some of the older hands at Linux have and I found that in general the larger the ISO download it occurred to me the better and a little more sophisticated the system became so at 1.8GB 18.3 was ahead of the pack so to speak.
There are systems that frankly were a little "basic" and some that were downright odd for what I wanted but I am by nature a tad pedantic in researching what I do re systems hardware etc etc and what I install.

Now you might like Zorin so go with it don't let me influence you by what I like and I can only say since dumping Windows that I originally settled on 18.2 Mint and then I tried the beta version of 18.3 Mint and when it became a release I went for it originally the MATE but then the Cinnamon simply because I find the GUI a little less cluttered not that it is much of that it in my mind at least the nearest thing I am going to get to Windows 7 which I think we all would agree is probably the best system that Microsoft has put out.

Just as by the by if I were to choose another Linux set-up I would go straight Ubuntu the spin off's are ok but you have to know that the basic Ubuntu has not changed insomuch that it still keeps it's core value by that I mean that it hasn't really changed a lot and what there has been is all good.

Now one last thing I will add is that you can go ahead and get a spare drive and try as many of the systems as you like as I did it because at least unlike the Microsoft stuff it doesn't cost you anything and you might just find exactly what you are looking for. Of course it depends on how much of a rush you are to find the right system because testing the different ones out does take some time but in general I think the more you invest in researching the different systems the better outcome for you will be.

Good luck and please don't be influenced purely by what I prefer.
John:)
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