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#61 Christo Alado too

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Posted 07 September 2017 - 04:08 PM

A note of intent: todays efforts are to transfer files from thumb-drive to the other computer... I think it both wise and prudent to do so before I make any attempt to swap out the OS. I'm citing Murphy's Law as the reason for doing this because if I make the OS change and then attempt a file transfer afterward, I'd most likely discover why O'toole wrote his corollary to Murphy's Law citing that: Murphy was an optimist.

 

The 'drunken hippy Jew' comment was so stated due to a hunch I had about a certain person who may or may not be a member of the forum. Out of the many billions of people on this planet, this one person would know, without any doubt, I am referring to them.

 

Confucius says: It is impossible to connect all the dots when some of the dots are missing... well, he didn't really say that. 


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Posted 07 September 2017 - 04:31 PM

A note of intent: todays efforts are to transfer files from thumb-drive to the other computer... I think it both wise and prudent to do so before I make any attempt to swap out the OS. I'm citing Murphy's Law as the reason for doing this because if I make the OS change and then attempt a file transfer afterward, I'd most likely discover why O'toole wrote his corollary to Murphy's Law citing that: Murphy was an optimist.

 

The 'drunken hippy Jew' comment was so stated due to a hunch I had about a certain person who may or may not be a member of the forum. Out of the many billions of people on this planet, this one person would know, without any doubt, I am referring to them.

 

Confucius says: It is impossible to connect all the dots when some of the dots are missing... well, he didn't really say that. 

 

Two backups are always better than one. More power to you!

 

By the by, regarding the drunken hippy Jew, Shaktiman is on a temp ban from what I've read. He should be back eventually.


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Posted 07 September 2017 - 05:55 PM

Duly noted. Thanks!

 

Shaktiman is not the person I'm referring to. There was a slim possibility this person might be you.

 

I was able to transfer all files to the other computer but couldn't open any Office/Word files without activating a free trial version of Office 365.

I do have that option though, if I should need to access these files... so, me no worry.

 

I plan to delete all files on the thumb-drive before I download a Linux OS to it--because it's only 2 GB and I don't want to run the risk that I many run out of drive space. I don't have any blank DVDs available to me at present, therefore I will attempt to download directly to thumb-drive.

 

Now it's time to move on to the next step... I just hope there's no steep/high cliffs in my path...


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Posted 07 September 2017 - 07:43 PM

Duly noted. Thanks!

 

Shaktiman is not the person I'm referring to. There was a slim possibility this person might be you.

 

I was able to transfer all files to the other computer but couldn't open any Office/Word files without activating a free trial version of Office 365.

I do have that option though, if I should need to access these files... so, me no worry.

 

I plan to delete all files on the thumb-drive before I download a Linux OS to it--because it's only 2 GB and I don't want to run the risk that I many run out of drive space. I don't have any blank DVDs available to me at present, therefore I will attempt to download directly to thumb-drive.

 

Now it's time to move on to the next step... I just hope there's no steep/high cliffs in my path...

 

Oh, you will need to go through a special process when you put Linux onto that USB drive. You can't just put the ISO file on there like any other and have it work. See, the ISO contains an entire filesystem full of Linux system and installation files. The ISO needs to be "restored" to that USB drive.

 

Here is an easy way to do this. Red Hat, makers of Fedora Linux, offer a utility for Linux, Mac OS and Windows that will do this for you easily. You can download the Windows version and run it right on your Windows 7 system. Link: https://mbriza.fedor...usb-creator.zip

 

There are instructions available here: https://developers.r...usb-boot-media/

 

However, rather than choose a Fedora "flavor", you will select the Custom OS option at this screen after you run it:

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Then you select the ISO of Linux Mint that you downloaded (use the copy on your system drive, not on the USB if you have already copied it there), and have it do its thing with that USB drive. The result will be a bootable USB drive.

 

P.S. That will erase the USB drive in the process, so it won't matter what files you have on there when you start; they will be overwritten. It is a good thing you have that other backup!


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Posted 07 September 2017 - 10:19 PM

I'm in need of familiarizing myself with all the jargon. What I'm hearing you say in my own word.

 

I can't use a USB drive solely for installing an OS of this sort because it needs a "companion program" to assist in the installation process.

 

I'll literally fall off of that figurative cliff if I attempt  to do anything of the like without an ISO (duplicate copy or exact copy of a file system) file to enable a restoration of all the necessary files as these two separate programs work in tandem to get everything setup and functional.

 

And like magic, I'll have a boot-able USB drive.

 

(it'd be a lot easier to just kill myself... joking of course.)

 

*Redhat is the system I was trying to remember... I think I indicated 'Tophat' or something like. 

 

1) save OS file to HD

2) save copy to USB drive (ISO)

3) follow the instructions @ mbriza and developers links

4) report to Hippy that yer a dumbass and crashed everything.


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Posted 07 September 2017 - 11:22 PM

I'm in need of familiarizing myself with all the jargon. What I'm hearing you say in my own word.

 

I can't use a USB drive solely for installing an OS of this sort because it needs a "companion program" to assist in the installation process.

 

The ISO is kind of like an archive. While it appears as a single file on your system, it contains many files (+ additional data) that needs to be "expanded" to that USB drive, and basically it needs to take that USB drive over. Disk images aren't the easiest concept to explain to a non-techie. :D

 

But yeah, follow my instructions + those at the link, and you will either have a bootable USB drive to install from, or you will be stuck on Windows 7 forever.


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Posted 08 September 2017 - 12:45 AM

Before I charge head first into what will most likely will be a disaster, I have one more avenue of possibilities to explore.

 

Is it possible that I've somehow turned off the copy-pasta function at this site by hitting a ctrl, fn, and/or alt key sequence? This is the only site to date that I can't copy-pasta to. Get this, I can and have copy-pasta from this site. Go figure... it's just plain weird... weirder than I am. ;)


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Posted 08 September 2017 - 04:39 PM

Before I charge head first into what will most likely will be a disaster, I have one more avenue of possibilities to explore.

 

Is it possible that I've somehow turned off the copy-pasta function at this site by hitting a ctrl, fn, and/or alt key sequence? This is the only site to date that I can't copy-pasta to. Get this, I can and have copy-pasta from this site. Go figure... it's just plain weird... weirder than I am. ;)

 

I don't imagine that would be possible.


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Posted 08 September 2017 - 05:29 PM

Yeah, it just doesn't make any sense. The other function that doesn't seem to work is the 'quote' function. I quoted your reply so lets see if it show up in this reply.

 

I just hope that this OS change over solves all of these problems.


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Posted 08 September 2017 - 05:30 PM

I have one other thing I can try... a Firefox browser! Maybe?


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Posted 08 September 2017 - 06:05 PM

I have one other thing I can try... a Firefox browser! Maybe?

 

 

YAY!!!!! I copy-pasta those links and they all relate to creative personalities... You'll get a good picture of who/what I am after viewing them.

Cheers!


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Posted 08 September 2017 - 06:26 PM

 

 

YAY!!!!! I copy-pasta those links and they all relate to creative personalities... You'll get a good picture of who/what I am after viewing them.

Cheers!

 

The first one has a robo voice. The second one sounds like RobertD.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sGqxK43kyiY

 

Dead ringer.


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Posted 08 September 2017 - 07:06 PM

Sounds like another good call!

 

My full complements to RobertD then, as he's a fellow creative personality... just doing his own thing.

 

Need I say that I'm greatly relieved that an OS change over is unnecessary? Computers usually kick my butt and this time I kicked its butt!


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Posted 08 September 2017 - 07:57 PM

Sounds like another good call!

 

My full complements to RobertD then, as he's a fellow creative personality... just doing his own thing.

 

Need I say that I'm greatly relieved that an OS change over is unnecessary? Computers usually kick my butt and this time I kicked its butt!

 

Firefox is a good browser. I guess we might call that a step in the right direction.


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Posted 08 September 2017 - 08:09 PM

Правильно. товарищ.


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Posted 10 September 2017 - 04:20 AM


Since my phone has no edit function, I have to edit post's on the *new topic* page., very often I have to contend with interference from an unseen adcersary.

Also, several times a day the clock on my phone changes to a time five hours earlier than the current local time.

My phine moves to a time zone five hours to the west .
I believe its the NSA in Wasilla Alaska.
At that time they are using my camera and microphone.



That's interesting...

Several months ago, my Yahoo mail time mysteriously advanced five hours.
Since I don't know how to change it back, I'm stuck on Iceland time.

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Posted 13 September 2017 - 07:34 AM

Don't worry about the live CD stuff. Modern Linux distributions actually offer live CDs that also feature an installer for getting the system onto your HD by default.

 

Hansel would know that if he were a real Linux user. He's obviously a total phony.

you are ptrimitive and limited
likewise all ameriken they are dry drank and roaming in a extended mental institution

 

her my desk top asshole

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Posted 13 September 2017 - 03:54 PM

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Posted 13 September 2017 - 04:45 PM

Just browsing.


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Posted 13 September 2017 - 05:04 PM

There's something to be said for 'Advanced Members'... Too cool, my friend.

 

:shrug:


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