MacBuntu on CF-31

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  1. Karl Klammer

    Karl Klammer Notebook Consultant

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    Every OS wastes your time,
    from the desktop to the lap,
    Everything since the abacus,
    Just a bunch of crap.

    From Microsoft, to Macintosh,
    to lih-lie-lih-lie... nux.
    Every computer crashes,
    'cause every OS sucks.
     
  2. CWB32

    CWB32 Need parts for my flying saucer.

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    "Oh and I tried to remove grub after mx16 installed it. Ha Ha ha ha.........."
    a copy of "darik's boot-n-nuke" will take care of it .
    :p
     
  3. theoak2

    theoak2 Notebook Evangelist

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    Shawn:

    Really sorry you have had a bad experience with Linux. It's really weird, but am ready to leave Windows behind for the exact same reasons.

    RANT:
    MS will drop support for Windows 7 in January 2020 (only a couple years away) So Windows 7 "upgraded" to Windows 10 for longevity reasons:

    After over a year, MS Streets and Trips 2013 suddenly does not work no matter how many times I reinstall, or what I try. It's abandoned by MS in 2015, so no help from MS. MS Office 2016 suddenly told me it was not activated. When I tried to activate it, it told me it was installed too many times. Had to call MS and they finally got it working. Then Office started opening only in compatibility mode. Can't save files. On clean install, everything works better, but I had to call MS again, because Windows 10 would not activate. They finally issued a new license key, because they could not get it to activate either. My software to re-encode MP4 to MPEG to burn to DVDs, takes forever, then produces un-usable MPEGs. It used to work. Windows 10 does not seem to wake printer up from sleep. I have to turn printer off and back on again to print. So does my husband with his Win10 laptop, and with Win10 desktop. There is no way to disable sleep on printer. Updating drivers does not help. When I use Linux, printer just works!
    EDIT: Oh! and Windows runs hotter. If I am trying to encode video, temps go up to 103 C! Encoding in Linux, temps go to 85C. Fan rarely comes on in Linux.

    Ubuntu 16.04 just works on CF-31 MK3. No problem with Versapad either. Took a little effort to get gpsd working. (Except that accursed Gobi2000 which I finally swapped with an MC7750, which works fine).

    LinuxMint 18.2 just works on CF-31 MK1 (Except Gobi2000.)

    I installed MX on CF-31 MK1, and it was..... unimpressive. Really, really slow, so I reinstalled it again. (Too many of our Linux people seem to like it to not try harder.) Same thing: slow! I put LinuxMint 18.2, and bang! It was speedy and just worked (except the Gobi2000 that I swapped from CF-31 MK3.) I re-downloaded MX from a different server, and tried MX again and this time, it is fast like it should be. It seems more finicky than Ubuntu. It barfed when I tried to use auto-login, but was OK when I went back to regular login. It will take some getting used to. I guess I am just a gnome fan, and will likely eventually go back to LinuxMint or Ubuntu on this computer.
     
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  4. theoak2

    theoak2 Notebook Evangelist

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    One more thing, to get grub and everything else off disk,
    boot from Windows DVD, and (from command prompt) type:

    diskpart

    list disk

    select disk (whichever one you want to nuke)

    clean

    This will put disk back to like new, unformatted without any boot stuff.
     
  5. Shawn

    Shawn Crackpot Search Ninja and Options Whore

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    Odd about MX..
    Reviews say is is really good.
    SHEEPMAN! likes it also.

    I wanted to remove grub without nuking...
     
  6. CWB32

    CWB32 Need parts for my flying saucer.

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    grub is notorious ... from what i have read while looking for a way to get rid of it on a dual boot install that i wanted to go back to a single OS on .
    by the time i found relevant information , tried a couple of things and had it pooch the drive to a non-bootable state ...
    it would have been quicker to just wipe the drive and start over with a fresh install of W7 .
    maybe some individuals with more experience have no problems but when i finally said "no more dual boots" it was the third time that it had happened .

    i wonder if the slow MX install was due to an older version dl'ed from that particular server ?
     
  7. Shawn

    Shawn Crackpot Search Ninja and Options Whore

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    exactly what I want to do
     
  8. UNCNDL1

    UNCNDL1 Notebook Evangelist

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    Sorry you all can't get MX-16.1 to work for you.
    I'm using the newest version on the 53, 52, 29,and like it much.
    But, I've tried many flavors and to each their own...
    I have a persistent Peppermint USB working (thanks Kerry) and also Manjaro...

    Sent from my SM-G920V using Tapatalk
     
  9. Shawn

    Shawn Crackpot Search Ninja and Options Whore

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    MX 16 loaded and worked.
    The issues came up when I attempted to load the Macbuntu skin.
     
  10. theoak2

    theoak2 Notebook Evangelist

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    Shawn,

    Don't really know if it will help, but if you boot from MX install disk, click on TeePee in box icon, go to MX Tools, then (in Maintenance section) there is a Boot Repair.

    Sounds too good to be true, so.... at your own risk
     
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