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UEFI Drove Me Home... to Puppy

Posted 12-07-2013 at 03:14 PM by zaivala

OK, you read my last blog.

I tried everything. LinuxMint Olivia 64 wrote its entire self to my hard drive. But it would not boot. Still got Windoze, only used my D: (sda4) partition. Thought I'd try the latest Ubuntu.

I got about 4 steps into Ubuntu, NOT including saying "Install", and tried to back out as it did not have good options to select. Then I noticed I no longer had ANY WINDOWS. Contacted ASUS techs, and got no help. Was running Mint off a livedisk...
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Grrrr

Posted 11-08-2013 at 11:35 AM by zaivala

My netbook died. It was good, in that I could run Win7 (not bad), any Linux I wanted to (mostly Puppy/MacPup), and even came with a quickboot to ASUS' own version of Linux desktop.

So I bought a new ASUS (actually, two -- identical ones for myself and my fiance). The new machine, an X550CA, has UEFI on it and Windows 8 (now 8.1). I can't even get it to boot from the disk drive, the USB drives... some websites said that if I disabled QuickBoot I could get to "Legacy Boot"...
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Catching up

Posted 03-03-2013 at 12:43 AM by zaivala
Updated 03-03-2013 at 12:46 AM by zaivala

I haven't posted in over a year. Have a new girlfriend, have tried a few distros, have an Android tablet and am running Qimo on our daughter's laptop (my old 2001 Sony Vaio). Not much too report Linux-wise other than that.
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Moving on

Posted 12-14-2011 at 09:20 PM by zaivala

Ubuntu left me and my old computer behind when they went to Unity. There is no driver for my computer, and it's too bloody difficult to install Gnome or anything else. Also, Karmic worked well on my old iron, Lucid less so... although some derivatives such as Puppy and Mint, based on Lucid, work fine.

Well, I finally upgraded my iron, but there wasn't money for a "real" computer. I now have an ASUS Eee PC 1215P, 1.5 GHz dual-core Atom. It came loaded with Win 7 HP... 32-bit,...
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Still a N00b

Posted 11-04-2009 at 07:30 PM by zaivala

I'm one of those Linux users who would like Linux to operate more like, at least in appearance and functionality, Windoze. I've been having a great time with Ubuntu, using it regularly since 8.04 Hardy Heron. I still don't know many of the ins and outs of Linux or even Ubuntu, as I'm more of a user than a programmer or administrator. If someone tells me to go into Terminal and enter ____, I can copy and paste, run it, and report the results, but that's about as deep as I get.

The...
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