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Old 01-15-2017, 03:54 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I need to ask some specific questions about doing a complete windows reinstall (win 10 upgrade) adding an ubuntu linux install and some partitions on a pre-build HP touchscreen laptop. Where do I post it? I was thinking about putting it in projects and tutorials or either the Linux or Windows folders?
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Old 01-15-2017, 10:53 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: Where do I post my question?

If you're needing to ask questions and it's centered mainly around Windows, then put it in the Windows section. That section gets looked at more often than the Linux boards, as well.
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Actually, I know what I'm doing with Windows by itself. I just haven't been able to work with or on anything for almost 15 years. Before that I was comfortable with Sun Solaris, SQL, and was learning to code in c#. I've never actually worked with Linux though and the last hd I partitioned was under 8 GB. So really my questions are about everything but Windows.
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Just FYI, I've decided to put it into projects because of how many websites and forums I've had to go to in order to find all the relevant information. I'm in progress and because of the number of links this will have I'll send first draft to Carnage and Trotter since you two seem higher up the food chain around here. Thanks guys!
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The Projects board is meant for hobby type projects and "log" updates. Not really for assistance.
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I don't know if I'm putting this in the right place. The following is the first draft to my proposed projects thread. Thanks!

I've been considering making a dual boot for decades, since linux came out, but kids, college, jobs, P.T.S.D, depression, T.B.I., lack of money, all sorts of things got it put off to that nebulous sometime in the future. Well, the brain is starting to work better and the mood issues have become more manageable so suddenly life was fresh, vital and needed exploring. But how to explore from a darkened soundproof room that can only occasionally be left? I know! Get back to programming! But your memory, concentration, attention and all aren't so good anymore? Lets remember by coding games! I've even bought and dl a book. But I mostly use my tablet (gift from parents) or my phone (gift from daughter). The laptop (gift from ex) is a bit wonky and needs work, is a year or two old and overheats with distressing frequency. It might have stayed like that, but the install of Visual Studio Community didn't work and it turned out that reinstalling Windows was the only option, recovery didn't work. So here's the big chance! Ordered a new lap desk that will hopefully fix the overheating issue, if not, will be looking into external fans. I chose ubuntu after much research almost a decade ago, the last time I seriously considered doing this. That time it was a netbook and I was going to lose the Microsoft all together, but the screen got broken and that was that. I used my 300 gib cirago hdd instead of a rom or jump disk and since it has been my backup drive for a decade the first thing I needed to do was partition it to make a bootable sector. After some fiddling I found this would require reformatting it, no biggie, all data stored in 3 loc. so went to admin tools -- disk management and proceeded to do this, basic instructions at following link: How To Manage Partitions on Windows Without Downloading Any Other Software Then I made 2 partitions, 8gib fat bootable simple and the rest of the hdd ntfs non boot. After backing all my files up again and downloading the win 10 install files, instructions at this link: https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/...3-17378d93e587 , I cleaned up my messy drive a bit (which turned out to be a complete waste of time, but I didn't know that at the time!) I shrunk my win drive sector and made two others for linux and programming, because, this is what the website that I had read said to do (it was for win7/ubuntu10.04) @ Dual-Boot Windows 7 and Ubuntu in Perfect Harmony. Now the basic instructions were good, just outdated, like me (lol). Then I had to figure out how to get into my HP's bios. Lovely! I have an AMD processor thank goddess, but like all proprietary systems, they changed it. I learned years and years ago not to buy propriety, but beggars cannot be choosers and we don't look gift machines under the hood so to speak. on HP's website I found that for my HP, esc multiple times will abort fast boot and show you to a menu that lets you choose to enter the bios, safe mode, etc... Went into the bios, set it to boot to the usb, which for a person a human generation out of date was not as confusing as it could have been saved and exited. Proceeded to boot to my drive and install Windows 10. Or so I thought. I chose custom install of course, who wants all that bloatware (got it anyway! There were NO options even under custom!) and came to this drive partition screen. It hated my partitions! I did some deleting, and it really hated that, so I ended up back on my tablet looking for advice which was at this website: GPT Disk Partitions Not in Recommended Order Windows 10 - EaseUS , then because of Id10t error and a certain pebkac error I ended up with red mark on head and had to ... wait for it... unplug my usb drive. Because the install kept starting over and over and over and DOH!!! Did you know that you can actually forget how to think!?? That is where I am now, have some questions in about various things I'm doing/dealing with and am having unrelated internet frustrations, but should get the antivirus dl done tomorrow and the new lap pad should be here the day or 2 after that. and after I figure out my partition sizes and get my ubuntu dl done then I'll be on my way again!
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