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Look in downloads, if not there, we will start again but use another tutorial that you may find easier to follow, Rufus tutorial here but only if you need it and not saying drop where you are up to atm.

 

Don`t stress about this, you are learning something new here.


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I thank you very much and am very open to learning. I just hate bothering you with questions!  I'll work on this today!  I won't give up until you tell me to toss the laptop out of the window and go get a new one!   :killcomp:      :D


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I'm definitely learning.  A lot!  I actually got close this time!  Turns out my flash drives were older and not large enough.  I ordered and the new one will be here next week.  Can't go to store.  Can we put this topic on hold?  Is there anything else I can do?  


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No problem with putting this on hold, come back whenever you are ready  :thumbsup:

 

Turns out my flash drives were older and not large enough.

 

 

They must have been old, 128MB or above would normally suffice for the lightest Linux.


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They are really old, as am I.  2 GB.  Need at least 4.  New USB came today.  I need to choose one of the following and have no idea what to pick.  The guides are really helpful until after you download and then they just tell you to select.  Which one do I select?  I am in need of your guidance, please.   

 

Thanks in advance,

 

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Sorry but from afar it is difficult to follow where you are up to I`m afraid, 

 

Start afresh but instead use Puppy Linux which you can download from here Slackware64 14.1 is the one you want.

 

See if the tutorial below helps any;

 

 

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***Required Hardware*** 

CD Burner (CDRW) Drive, 

Blank CD, 

Extra Storage Device (USB Flash Drive, External Hard Drive)  

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1. Save these files to your Desktop/Burn Your Live CD:

  • Download Latest Puppy Linux ISO (i.e.: lupu-528.iso) 

    Download BurnCDCC ISO Burning Software 

     

    There are instructions on how to boot from flash drive with puppy here; http://www.pendrivel...e-from-windows/ 

     

     

  • Open BurnCDCC with Windows Explorer 

  • Extract All files to a location you can remember 

  • Double Click 1%20BurnCDCC%20Icon.PNG BurnCDCC 

  • Click Browse 2%20BurnCDCC%20Browse%20Button.PNG and navigate to the Puppy Linux ISO file you just downloaded 

  • Open/Double Click that file 

    IMPORTANT: Adjust the speed bar to CD: 4x DVD: 1x 

  • Click Start 3%20BurnCDCC%20Start%20Button.PNG 

  • Your CD Burner Tray will open automatically 

  • Insert a blank CD and close the tray 

  • Click OK 

Puppy Linux Live CD will now be created 

 

2. Set your boot priority in the BIOS to CD-ROM first, Hard Drive Second 

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  • Start the computer/press the power button 

  • Immediately start tapping the appropriate key to enter the BIOS, aka "Setup" 

    (Usually shown during the "Dell" screen, or "Gateway" Screen) 

  • Once in the BIOS, under Advanced BIOS Options change boot priority to: 

    CD-ROM 1st, Hard Drive 2nd 

  • Open your ROM drive and insert the disk 

  • Press F10 to save and exit 

  • Agree with "Y" to continue 

  • Your computer will restart and boot from the Puppy Linux Live CD 

     

    4%20BIOSBootPriorityImage.png 

 

 

 

3.  Recover Your Data 

  • Once Puppy Linux has loaded, it is actually running in your computer's Memory (RAM).  You will see a fully functioning Graphical User Interface similar to what you normally call "your computer".  Internet access may or may not be available depending on your machine, so it is recommended you print these instructions before beginning.  Also, double clicking is not needed in Puppy.  To expand, or open folders/icons, just click once.  Puppy is very light on resources, so you will quickly notice it is much speedier than you are used to.  This is normal.  Ready?  Let's get started. 

     

    3a. Mount Drives 

  • Click the Mount Icon located at the top left of your desktop. 5%20Puppy%20Linux%20Mount%20Icon.PNG 

  • A Window will open.  By default, the "drive" tab will be forward/highlighted.  Click on Mount for your hard drive. 

  • Assuming you only have one hard drive and/or partition, there may be only one selection to mount. 

  • USB Flash Drives usually automatically mount upon boot, but click the "usbdrv" tab and make sure it is mounted. 

  • If using an external hard drive for the data recovery, do this under the "drive" tab.  Mount it now. 

 

3b. Transfer Files.

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  • At the bottom left of your desktop a list of all hard drives/partitions, USB Drives, and Optical Drives are listed with a familiar looking hard drive icon. 

  • Open your old hard drive i.e. sda1 

  • Next, open your USB Flash Drive or External Drive. i.e. sdc or sdb1 

  • If you open the wrong drive, simply X out at the top right corner of the window that opens. (Just like in Windows) 

  • From your old hard drive, drag and drop whatever files/folders you wish to transfer to your USB Drive's Window. 

 

For The Novice:  The common path to your pictures, music, video, and documents folders for XP is: Documents and Settings >> All Users (or each individual name of each user, for Vista and above  C:\Users\$USERNAME\[...]. CHECK All Names!) >> Documents >> You will now see My Music, My Pictures, and My Videos

 

Remember to only click once!  No double clicking!  Once you drag and drop your first folder, you will notice a small menu will appear giving you the option to move or copy.  Choose COPY each time you drag and drop. 

 

YOU ARE DONE!!!  Simply click Menu >> Mouse Over Shutdown >> Reboot/Turn Off Computer.  Be sure to plug your USB Drive into another working windows machine to verify all data is there and transferred without corruption. Congratulations! 

 

 

 

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I DID it!!  Happy dance!   :yeah:   Thanks for your patience!  What do I do with it now?


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Well done for persevering  :thumbsup:

 

Just try using the computer while using Linux instead of Windows, you can look at any data you have on the HDD or browse the internet once you have that set up, what we are testing here is to see whether or not the computer shuts down outside of Windows, if it does it suggests a hardware issue, if it doesn`t it 99.99% suggests a Windows problem.


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OK.  How do I bypass Windows and start using Linux?  I turned off the laptop ad turned back on with the USB plugged in but it used Windows.  


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You need to change the boot sequence in the BIOS so that it boots from the USB drive first, the steps are in the Puppy tutorial that I post for you in reply #36 but you may have missed it as it says CD instead of USB, same procedure though.


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Sorry, hard day at work.  My Bios is not like that of Puppy.  I took pictures.  Not sure which is my USB.  Don't want to mess up!  I could use your guidance, please.

I know the quality of the images is terrible.  My shiny new Galaxy takes pics with huge file sizes.  It took me a while to resize them.  Guess my learning isn't over.

 

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No worries, the tutorial shows the original Legacy BIOS whereas your computer has the more modern UEFI, I do have this covered in another version but will spare you the step by step, in your first pic you can see the entry Secure Boot which is enabled, the Legacy Boot needs to be enabled and the Secure Boot disabled for the computer to be able to boot from the USB device, Legacy BIOS should give you different options, we are looking for USB device which can sometimes be described/listed as external hard drive depending on the brand of BIOS.


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I enabled Legacy and disabled Secure Boot.  It made no difference in my options.  I don't know if Onboard NIC IPV6 or IPV4 is my USB or not.   

As always, thank you so much for your help.  

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Alternative approach, leave the USB device in the port then restart the notebook.

 

Keep tapping F12 when you start the notebook to see if you get the one time boot option which will hopefully allow you to then boot from the thumb drive.


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Here is what I get when tapping F12:

 

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Edited by Manners22, 26 April 2020 - 01:16 PM.

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