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another dead laptop rescue

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mmikeinsantarosa
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another dead laptop rescue

#1 Post by mmikeinsantarosa » Tue Jun 02, 2015 11:18 pm

My brother came up from the South bay for a visit Saturday. I asked him if he'd ever heard of linux or Mepis or MX and he said no. He's an Apple guy. I fired up my old hp duocore and showed him the dsktop and he liked it. He further explained that his apple was back in the shop because it wouldn't boot. When I told him MX ran really well on older hardware he said, "You know, I have my mother-in-laws laptop, a Sony she paid a bundle for in 2004 with XP on it that woun't boot". I burned an MX14-4 ISO for him and wrote down the url to the manual. He works on cars, not PC's. He called last night to tell me he put the CD in the tray, booted to the MX desktop and with his wife's laptop alongside was able to read the manual's installation procedure and get MX on that thing.

He was one happy customer!

Now he wants to do speed comparison tests when he get's his Apple back because he says the Sony is Fast! Then he told me, "Oh you know, my friend has an old laptop with XP on it that won't run". He promised to call back after he got that one going.

mike
LT: MX17.1 Quad Core model: Intel Core i7-6820HQ Kernel: 4.16.0-12.1-liquorix-amd64 (64 bit)
DT: Intel(R) Core i5-3.1GHz Kernel~3.9-1-mepis64 x86_64

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Re: another dead laptop rescue

#2 Post by Gordon Cooper » Wed Jun 03, 2015 12:17 am

Good Missionary work! I spent time this morning loading MX14.4 on to an elderly Toshiba laptop while waiting for my car's annual MoT inspection. Both were successful.

Gordon.
Homebrew64 bit Intel duo core 2 GB RAM, 120 GB Kingston SSD, Seagate1TB.
Primary OS : MX-17.1 64bit. Also MX17, Kubuntu14.04 & Puppy 6.3.
Dell9010, MX-17.1, Win7

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USB thumbdrive reborn

#3 Post by user755 » Wed Nov 09, 2016 11:34 am

see, I use bash but not the BOURNE-shell. Anyhow, I witnessed some weird resurrection of a MX-16 beta installation. :cat:

I put MX-16 beta on a USB 3.0 thumbdrive and did some stuff with it. :blindfold:

At some point it froze and ever after went totally haywire on boot, producing tons of weird boot error msgs. :confused:

I had written off that installation as beta test loss. :crossfingers:

I unplugged the USB-stick to have it overwritten at a later stage. Even plugged in as a secondary drive, it would go crazy. It was formatted in ext4. :snail:

After I gave it a rest for a day ... it then booted up just like in it's full glory without me having done anything at all! :happybday:

no error , no nothing ! What a miracle salvation of thumbdrive life! :popcorn:

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Re: USB thumbdrive reborn

#4 Post by chrispop99 » Wed Nov 09, 2016 2:36 pm

user755 wrote:see, I use bash but not the BOURNE-shell. Anyhow, I witnessed some weird resurrection of a MX-16 beta installation. :cat:

I put MX-16 beta on a USB 3.0 thumbdrive and did some stuff with it. :blindfold:

At some point it froze and ever after went totally haywire on boot, producing tons of weird boot error msgs. :confused:

I had written off that installation as beta test loss. :crossfingers:

I unplugged the USB-stick to have it overwritten at a later stage. Even plugged in as a secondary drive, it would go crazy. It was formatted in ext4. :snail:

After I gave it a rest for a day ... it then booted up just like in it's full glory without me having done anything at all! :happybday:

no error , no nothing ! What a miracle salvation of thumbdrive life! :popcorn:
What relevance does this have to a 17-month old post about MX installed on an old laptop?

Chris
Test machines:
32-bit non-PAE - Thinkpad T41, 1.6GHz Pentium M, 1GB RAM.
32-bit PAE - DELL Latitude D610, 1.73GHz Pentium M, 2GB RAM.
64-bit - Lenovo T61, 2GHz Core 2 Duo, 2GB RAM
64-bit - Gigabyte Z77P-D3, Intel i3-3220, GeForce 8400 GS, 4GB PC3-12800.

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Re: another dead laptop rescue

#5 Post by Eadwine Rose » Wed Nov 09, 2016 2:37 pm

There is none so I am closing this thread.
MX-17.1_x64 Horizon 14-3-2018 * 4.15.0-1-amd64 ext4 Xfce 4.12.3 * AMD Asus M4A785TD-V EVO AM3 * ASUS GF GT640-1GD5-L NVIDIA 384.130 * AMD Proc. Athl II X4 635, sAM3 * HDA ATI SB VT1708S An * 2x4Gb DDR3 1600 Kingst * 22" Samsung SyncM P2250 * HP F2280

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