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To: goldworldnet who wrote (801)7/1/2019 5:21:35 PM
From: goldworldnet
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Switching the CPU to a FX-8350 with a Noctua NH-U9S cooler.



cpubenchmark.net

Decided the FX-6300 was too slow.

Josh

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To: goldworldnet who wrote (802)7/5/2019 3:34:23 PM
From: goldworldnet
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Succeeded in installing XP in AHCI mode after wasting time trying to convert an IDE installation.

AHCI mode is also used by SSDs to run wear-leveling TRIM software to extend SSD life.

This is the sequence to install XP onto a SSD running in AHCI mode.
  • Create a slipstream installation disc (Video Below).
  • Turn on AHCI in the BIOS.
  • Next install onto a Hard Drive (HDD).
  • Then clone HDD to SSD.
Note: I tried installing XP directly to the SSD, but it didn't work.



nLite - for Windows XP is free.

My AHCI drivers did come in an EXE file and used 7-Zip to extract them.

Btw, this computer build will run Win 10 with Win XP & Linux Mint on a separate SSD.

Josh

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To: goldworldnet who wrote (803)7/10/2019 11:40:59 AM
From: goldworldnet
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5 SSD setup for new box.

With the DVD drive that will max out the 6 SATA ports on the motherboard.
  • 500GB -- W10PRO with Legacy Software & Made to look like Win7.
  • 500GB -- W10PRO with Minimal Extra Software.
  • 500GB -- Backup Drive for Images.
  • 250GB -- Linux Mint Cinnamon.
  • 120GB -- Windows XP PRO.
XP & Linux were going to share a drive, but that would've complicated backups.

Josh

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To: goldworldnet who wrote (804)7/10/2019 3:12:04 PM
From: goldworldnet
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Haven't decided on how to backup Linux, but Clonezilla & Aomei are possibilities.

XP is just a novelty, but have hardware to support it including WiFi.

Opera 36 looks best as a XP browser, also Avast aniti-virus still supports XP.

Josh

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To: goldworldnet who wrote (805)7/13/2019 6:51:51 AM
From: goldworldnet
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Installed the cards for graphics & sound.

Also the motherboard has graphics & sound if one of the cards fail.



newegg.com



amazon.com

The sound card is PCI, but there is a PCIe model also.

Josh

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To: goldworldnet who wrote (806)7/16/2019 2:50:03 PM
From: goldworldnet
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Got my sound working in Linux using alsamixer which is pre-installed.

To start alsamixer, open a command terminal and type alsamixer and press enter.

Note: Alsamixer uses arrow keys to navigate.

What I did next was press F6 and selected my sound card and pressed enter.

At this point I changed Headphones to Multichannel because I wasn't getting speaker sound.

The video below is also good.

How To Control Or Fix Sound Using Alsamixer


Josh

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To: goldworldnet who wrote (807)7/16/2019 3:37:10 PM
From: steve harris
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Great Josh.

I didnt like it when Ubuntu changed the GUI from ver 10 to 11, but I like Linuxmint which is a flavor of Ubuntu - go figure lol. I like your updates, keep'em coming....

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To: steve harris who wrote (808)7/16/2019 5:10:23 PM
From: goldworldnet
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I think Linux would work fairly well for most people if someone else set everything up for them, but for non-tech folks and those unfamiliar with it, they would run into problems.

Josh

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To: goldworldnet who wrote (809)7/18/2019 3:01:07 PM
From: steve harris
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Sometimes the finer things in life are worth working for.....

I don't know what the status of this is.
betanews.com

Still five laptops when I did a search just now.

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To: steve harris who wrote (810)7/19/2019 5:39:49 PM
From: goldworldnet
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RE:Dell launches five new computers with Ubuntu Linux pre-installed

Having Linux pre-installed is no doubt the most trouble free starting point to begin learning it.

I picked my sound card because it had XP drivers and setting it up for Linux wasn't hard after I figured out alsamixer, but I didn't even know it was already in Linux Mint and I had to use the command terminal.

Josh

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