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by Kaos Kid
Mon Feb 22, 2016 1:15 pm
Forum: Operating Systems
Topic: Dual boot standalone O/S's
Replies: 11
Views: 8475

Re: Dual boot standalone O/S's

Update: I just found an extra step in the F12 process for my mobo, I had thought it would only let me change general boot order but I've found that it will also let me change hard drive preference in the F12 command for a one time boot without having to go all the way into the bios, and still keep t...
by Kaos Kid
Sun Feb 21, 2016 10:46 pm
Forum: Operating Systems
Topic: Dual boot standalone O/S's
Replies: 11
Views: 8475

Re: Dual boot standalone O/S's

i used grub2win so you could try that and my usb stick at the time was ntfs format and it looks for ntfs to boot to/from ;) How did you install it as a standalone on your usb stick? From what I read, it wants to install to the C Drive so AFAIK it will modify the boot sector of at least the default ...
by Kaos Kid
Sun Feb 21, 2016 8:15 am
Forum: Operating Systems
Topic: Dual boot standalone O/S's
Replies: 11
Views: 8475

Re: Dual boot standalone O/S's

thanks, I'd been playing around with rufus all night last night, trying to make something happen with GAG 4.11 too but can't get the hang of it. This is frustrating but fun at the same time, I know I will get great satisfaction if I figure this one out. The major obstacle is that they all want to wr...
by Kaos Kid
Sat Feb 20, 2016 7:41 pm
Forum: Operating Systems
Topic: Dual boot standalone O/S's
Replies: 11
Views: 8475

Re: Dual boot standalone O/S's

I doesn't appear that Grub will work for my intended purpose since it wants to install to a C drive. I want something that works more as as a "portable" extension of the bios (boot to SD Card, command information on SD card points to which physical hard drive I choose which then uses that drive's bo...
by Kaos Kid
Sat Feb 20, 2016 12:45 pm
Forum: Operating Systems
Topic: Dual boot standalone O/S's
Replies: 11
Views: 8475

Re: Dual boot standalone O/S's

Makes my life simpler since I have to share this PC with my wife, and she refuses to learn anything, lol. What I want to accomplish is to have it boot to SD Card slot first as default so if the card is not in the slot it goes to next in line which would be the Win7 drive. When I want to get on and s...
by Kaos Kid
Fri Feb 19, 2016 2:09 pm
Forum: Operating Systems
Topic: Dual boot standalone O/S's
Replies: 11
Views: 8475

Re: Dual boot standalone O/S's

I thought grub was just for Linux distros, I guess I'll do some research on that. Most of the proggies that I've seen while googling talk about being able to make a bootable flash drive, but on further reading it is just so an O/S can be installed to it. All I want to do is have the bootloader/files...
by Kaos Kid
Thu Feb 18, 2016 9:25 pm
Forum: Operating Systems
Topic: Dual boot standalone O/S's
Replies: 11
Views: 8475

Dual boot standalone O/S's

I have Win 7 and Win 8 on the same PC in standalone configs (Each has its own boot loader so I currently have to go into bios and change the boot order of the physical hard drives every time I want to switch between O/S's). Would it be possible to create a custom bootloader on an SD card that the bi...
by Kaos Kid
Sat Nov 28, 2015 8:22 am
Forum: OFF Topic (ie: nothing about computers)
Topic: Anyone Know What This Is?
Replies: 16
Views: 80308

Re: Anyone Know What This Is?

It's a "snooty-toot" beetle, known for flaunting their wealth by wearing white fur coats, even in warm weather
by Kaos Kid
Sun Nov 15, 2015 11:57 am
Forum: General Mobile Computing
Topic: Portable Media Players...ARRRRGH!
Replies: 9
Views: 8169

Re: Portable Media Players...ARRRRGH!

Yeah, it looks like the Galaxy S4 is what she wants, I've had my eye out looking for one of those for a reasonable price. She is a small person with small hands so a compact phone is the way she wants to go. She likes Android and playing with the apps, so a plain media player doesn't cut it. From wh...
by Kaos Kid
Sat Nov 07, 2015 2:43 pm
Forum: General Mobile Computing
Topic: Upgrading a dinosaur
Replies: 16
Views: 9777

Re: Upgrading a dinosaur

No, it was really just an opportunity to learn to take apart a laptop. I only had a couple of screws left over, and it boots and works as it should, so I consider it a success lol
by Kaos Kid
Fri Nov 06, 2015 11:59 am
Forum: General Mobile Computing
Topic: Upgrading a dinosaur
Replies: 16
Views: 9777

Re: Upgrading a dinosaur

What are your thoughts on the 10.8v vs 11.1v issue?
by Kaos Kid
Wed Nov 04, 2015 10:13 am
Forum: General Mobile Computing
Topic: Upgrading a dinosaur
Replies: 16
Views: 9777

Re: Upgrading a dinosaur

Been off this for a while, but have went back to it. It turns out that it needs a battery, the one in it only lasts a short while before it dies. I looked up batteries for it on newegg, and I found a few for sale. I am a little confused that while there are a few brands that list a battery for my mo...
by Kaos Kid
Sat Oct 10, 2015 10:08 pm
Forum: General Mobile Computing
Topic: Portable Media Players...ARRRRGH!
Replies: 9
Views: 8169

Re: Portable Media Players...ARRRRGH!

She didn't want to wait any longer so I finally got her an Ipod Touch 6th Gen to try. She likes the size, but I HATE the requirements to set up Apple ID and provide private ID information. Even if I can find a program that allows file transfers from her laptop PC she still wouldn't be able to access...
by Kaos Kid
Sun Sep 27, 2015 9:29 pm
Forum: General Mobile Computing
Topic: Portable Media Players...ARRRRGH!
Replies: 9
Views: 8169

Re: Portable Media Players...ARRRRGH!

Buehler?


Buehler?


Buehler?
by Kaos Kid
Sun Sep 27, 2015 7:02 pm
Forum: General Mobile Computing
Topic: Upgrading a dinosaur
Replies: 16
Views: 9777

Re: Upgrading a dinosaur

Update" T9300 is installed and running. It still doesn't like 2x2GB, so am using 2GB + 512MB. Temp sensors don't seem to be working anymore, even when running stability test in AIDA64. CPU temp locked at 27C, with CPU core 1 showing 43C and core 2 45C (which I would love if I knew it was accurate lo...
by Kaos Kid
Sat Sep 26, 2015 11:29 am
Forum: General Mobile Computing
Topic: Portable Media Players...ARRRRGH!
Replies: 9
Views: 8169

Re: Portable Media Players...ARRRRGH!

Pm sent for a meet :)
by Kaos Kid
Sat Sep 26, 2015 10:53 am
Forum: General Mobile Computing
Topic: Upgrading a dinosaur
Replies: 16
Views: 9777

Re: Upgrading a dinosaur

I did find mention from one person that 2GB x 2 would work, but most say that only 2GB +1GB would work. We'll see
by Kaos Kid
Fri Sep 25, 2015 1:17 pm
Forum: General Mobile Computing
Topic: Upgrading a dinosaur
Replies: 16
Views: 9777

Re: Upgrading a dinosaur

Update: I have received a 4GB (2x2GB) PC2-5300 memory set and a T9300 cpu ( bought off of ebay from EPC in St Charles, lol) so this will be one of my projects for the next few days. It won't load Vista32 with both modules in, but did load with one 2GB and one 512MB in. It does see 4GB in the bios so...
by Kaos Kid
Fri Sep 25, 2015 1:04 pm
Forum: General Mobile Computing
Topic: Portable Media Players...ARRRRGH!
Replies: 9
Views: 8169

Re: Portable Media Players...ARRRRGH!

PM sent for requesting more info
by Kaos Kid
Fri Sep 25, 2015 11:08 am
Forum: General Mobile Computing
Topic: Portable Media Players...ARRRRGH!
Replies: 9
Views: 8169

Portable Media Players...ARRRRGH!

My daughter has been using an old Samsung phone as her media player, but she's tired of it (wants a real media player, not an inactive phone and we can't afford to get her a smartphone). She has been wanting and has been promised an IPOD touch 6G (she is a great kid, and deserves it) but it seems to...