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by KBD
Mon Dec 18, 2017 1:16 pm
Forum: MX Help
Topic: MX 16 on a Chromebook
Replies: 40
Views: 3196

Re: MX 16 on a Chromebook

This C720 has a hard disk drive--something like 320GB, if I recall correctly. My daughter could never keep all her youtube vids on a reasonably priced SSD! I think it's very normal PC like in terms of upgrades and not like many new Chromebooks with everything fixed and soldered to the motherboard. ...
by KBD
Sun Dec 17, 2017 7:26 pm
Forum: MX Help
Topic: MX 16 on a Chromebook
Replies: 40
Views: 3196

Re: MX 16 on a Chromebook

Yes, the older Thinkpads are the ones I'm thinking of. The Acer C710 does not have legacy boot option, but the C720 does, allowing for a full Linux install even with the write protect screw in place. But if hitting the space bar is a problem, you will want to do the bios upgrade. I think if I was go...
by KBD
Sat Dec 16, 2017 5:32 pm
Forum: MX Help
Topic: MX 16 on a Chromebook
Replies: 40
Views: 3196

Re: MX 16 on a Chromebook

If you're still here, KBD, I have another question for you about your C710. I think I will soon remove the write protect screw on my daughter's C720 mobo, flash a full ROM, and risk bricking my daughter's machine to enable single boot GNU/Linux use. As I mentioned previously, crouton has been somew...
by KBD
Fri Sep 29, 2017 6:50 pm
Forum: General
Topic: How many people using Windows 10 in here?
Replies: 25
Views: 3546

Re: How many people using Windows 10 in here?

I went about 4 years without using Windows, and I do not trust MS even though they have tried to act more friendly to Linux. Having said that, I bought a T420 Thinkpad this summer that has Windows 10 pro on it. Despite wanting to hate it the OS is nicer than Win7, feels more polished. Privacy is pro...
by KBD
Mon Jul 03, 2017 5:42 pm
Forum: MX Help
Topic: MX 16 on a Chromebook
Replies: 40
Views: 3196

Re: MX 16 on a Chromebook

Don't mind at all It's a Samsung N145 Plus. I upgraded it to 2GB of memory and now a 2TB internal hard disk. I love that those netbooks were upgradeable. I also increased the ram in one of mine to 2 gb and 320 gb hard drive. I burned up a hard drive in one of my netbooks, and the internal power sec...
by KBD
Sun Jul 02, 2017 11:44 pm
Forum: MX Help
Topic: MX 16 on a Chromebook
Replies: 40
Views: 3196

Re: MX 16 on a Chromebook

KBD, Did you try booting from a cold start? After installing MX-16 on my netbook (on a newly installed internal HDD), I can boot my old drive externally using a SATA USB adapter but, for some reason or other, a restart of MX doesn't result in the machine booting up the externally connected USB driv...
by KBD
Fri Jun 30, 2017 2:12 pm
Forum: MX Help
Topic: MX 16 on a Chromebook
Replies: 40
Views: 3196

Re: MX 16 on a Chromebook

I'm not terribly agnostic, because when things go wrong, I think systemd hinders debug and the effort required to implement corrections. I also prefer design models embracing distributed "free market" design, control, and authority! I'm a "KISS Principle" believer and systemd do...
by KBD
Fri Jun 30, 2017 2:09 pm
Forum: MX Help
Topic: MX 16 on a Chromebook
Replies: 40
Views: 3196

Re: MX 16 on a Chromebook

Yes. Enterprise is the motive force root of commercial development! I worked at Intel (20 year veteran) when EFI was rolled out and I know some of the people that helped Redhat with EFI. I'm a hardware guy, though. I still keep in touch with one of the BIOS/EFI guys, though we now live 500 miles ap...
by KBD
Fri Jun 30, 2017 1:11 pm
Forum: MX Help
Topic: MX 16 on a Chromebook
Replies: 40
Views: 3196

Re: MX 16 on a Chromebook

BTW somewhat related to MX: Fedora is 'the canary in the coal mine' for systemd. Systemd seems to be causing both shutdown and startup problems for Fedora. I'm noticing ridiculously long boot up times compared to a fresh install, and also hanging on shutdown. I've been mostly agnostic about systemd ...
by KBD
Fri Jun 30, 2017 12:58 pm
Forum: MX Help
Topic: MX 16 on a Chromebook
Replies: 40
Views: 3196

Re: MX 16 on a Chromebook

they are probably installing a efi stub into the "fallback" location of the esp partition. I forget what that is supposed to be, but there is a way for grub-install to do it. That is interesting. I had thought about installing MX-16 without grub, then updating grub in Fedora to pick it up...

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