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    Asus M32AD Intel Core i5 4460 3.2GHz 8 GB RAM Intel HD Graphics 4600 1 TB HD Windows 10 64bit 1 TB HD Arch Linux 64bit multilib / Slackware-current 64bit Compaq Presario CQ62 AMD Sempron V120 2.2 GHz 2048 MB RAM ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4250 120 GB HD Windows 7 SP1 / Arch w/KDE
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    eMachines W3503 Intel Celeron D 3.33 GHz 1024 MB RAM Ati Radeon Xpress 200 128MB 040 GB HD WindowsMCE2005 SP3 160 GB HD Arch w/Enlightenment / Slackware-14.1 w/Xfce 250 GB HD Data Dell Dimension 2400 Intel Pentium 4 2400 MHz 2048 MB RAM Intel 82845G 20 GB HD WindowsXPHome SP3 20 GB HD Slackware-13.37

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  1. Those are the ones I needed. Thank you. No, the tablet is no longer under warranty. Thanks everyone for the help. The tablet is working again. It's just frustrating that the only option that worked is the very last one from this page: https://support.micr...s-update-errors Each reinstall attempt that failed took so long they could have just copied everything off the hard drive in less time. Next time I'm just going to do a fresh install now that I have an OTG cable. Cheers
  2. It is one pic that I got from here: http://www.fullhdwpp.com/nature/landscapes/four-seasons/
  3. Update: The OTG cable came in and I did a clean install and I am somewhat back in business. Now I need to let the device charge back up so I can continue. I need to get drivers for some items in Device Manager that now have a yellow exclamation. Touch screen it not working. Mixer icon in the taskbar has a red exclamation on it. And there are no i2c drivers. What a PITA this was.
  4. Thanks. That was just the information I needed to get eEFInd to pickup the updated microcode.
  5. Current progress: I managed to convert the drive with Arch and Slackware to GPT using the Arch wiki. Slackware appears to have come through unscathed but something got messed up with Arch and it would only boot to emergency mode. Scanned the drive with testdisk which appears to have corrected the issue. I'm now quad booting with Windows 10 and TrueOS on one drive and Arch and Slackware on the other all configured for UEFI/GPT. I still have not got the network working correctly in Trueos. I can only get out as far as the local routers. Now I need to learn more about rEDInd so I can make some changes to the boot line so it picks up the updated intel microcode and works with an initrd. Still making progress. Thanks for all the pointers. Cheers
  6. I managed to get rEFInd installed from Windows and I can now get into TrueOS. I just can't seem to get out on the internet just yet. Now I need to get the network workinig in TrueOS and convert Arch and Slackware to use GPT. Slowly making progress
  7. Current state: I used Windows' mbr2gpt to covert from mbr to gpt. Rebooted into the firmware and changed from legacy bios boot to uefi (secure boot disabled). Installed TrueOS in the free space on the drive with Windows and it installed successfully. And I did check the option to install rEFInd. However, I'm not seeing a way to get into TrueOS. It boots straight to Windows. If I enable the compatability support module I am also able to boot into Arch and Slackware on the second drive using MBR. Going to attempt switching them over to GPT as well. Now I need to figure out why I can't get into TrueOS.
  8. Thanks everyone for the information. I am going to go through it later this afternoon. I have also been looking into windows 10 creators edition mbr2gpt.exe which is supposed to be able to switch the drive without losing data. Testing with the /validate flag worked successfully after deleting the (4th) data partition. I'm just not positive if I have to use secure boot if I switch the windows drive to gpt. The information I read said to swith from legacy to uefi in the bios. Gonna do some more research. Thanks
  9. I would like to add TrueOS to my system but it apparently does not support MBR only GPT. requirements-for-dual-booting My system has two hard drives: sda = Windows 10 sdb = Arch and Slackware In the "BIOS" it says "UEFI BIOS". It is configured to boot from sdb and I am using Grub2 on an MBR disk. My first thought was to convert Disk 0 with Windows to use GPT and then install TrueOS to data drive D:. change-an-mbr-disk-into-a-gpt-disk But then I came across a couple of ways to do it without losing data. convert-mbr-to-gpt-disk Then I came across this: Dual_boot_with_Windows I think this is kind of what I was wanting to do: configure sda to use GPT and sdb to use MBR. Use Grub2 to boot Arch or Slackware from sdb but still be able to get to Windows and TrueOS on sda. My next guess would be to just use Grub2 on sdb to access Arch and Slackware leaving out Windows and TrueOS. I would hopefully still be able to get to Windows and TrueOS by using the BIOS boot menu to boot from sda. I would also need to figure out how to add TrueOS to Windows' boot loader. If anyone knows for sure it will not work please let me know so I can stop wasting my time. Or if you know of a way to simplify what I am trying to accomplish kindly clue me in. I'm just trying to get my ducks in a row before I jump in. Thanks
  10. Forgot I had Teamviewer on the tablet so I am able to get in over the LAN. Now I need to figure out what happened to touch (no yellow exclamation points in device manager). I ordered an OTG USB Hub and am going to try a clean install at that point. Thanks Edit: I reinstalled the Intel chipset drivers and touch is working again.
  11. I also thought the issue was not enough free space and it may be I'm just not so sure. With 1709 about halfway through I got a message about needing to free up some space. I assumed I would get a similar message from 1803 if more space was required. I was chatting with someone from Microsoft support and they had me start/restart several services, reboot, and try upgrading again. It failed as well. I was supposed to connect back with the chat using a link they provided but I could never connect back so I gave up. I have an OTG flash drive and I am going to see if I can use it to perform a new install from. Edit: Unfortunately attempting an install from the OTG Flash drive also fails. Edit: Now I've gone and messed things up worse. I was going through device manager and making sure all the devices had the most up-to-date driver and after a reboot I have no response to touch at the login screen. Touch works when I go into the system tests. Looks like I'm going to need to get an OTG cable in order to attach a keyboard to go any further.
  12. I am unable to get Windows 10 Spring Creators Update (Feature update 1803) to install. The update fails to install repeatedly. Error 0xC1900101 Error 0x80070652 Installed Update History Host system information: On a couple of the attempts I kept a backup copy of the following log files: One setuperr.log file has over 180 thousand+ lines. I searched through the logs looking for "error" or "fail" and googled for information. There was the recommendation to delete the C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution folder. And the recommendation to attempt the install from SafeMode. I can only get into SafeMode by using sysinfo and setting the option to boot in safe mode. Any other method does not work without a keyboard and I do not have an OTG cable to test with a USB keyboard. Other recommendations were the same as those outlined on this page: Fix Windows Update Errors 1. On which Windows version did you get the error? 2. Note: If you are using Windows 8, you need to upgrade to Windows 8.1 3. Run the Windows Update Troubleshooter It reported that the Windows Update Database was corrupt (not fixed). Ran DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth which successfully completed without errors. Ran Windows Update Troubleshooter again. Potential Windows Update database errors detected (fixed) Ran the Windows Update Troubleshooter again. It again recommended the troubleshoothing step of deleting the updates and downloading them again. Other updates continue to sucdessfully install. 4. Download the most recent Servicing Stack Update (SSU) Downloaded them to manually install. 16299.334 3/22/2018 KB 4089848 (current installed) 16299.371 4/10/2018 KB 4093112 (not applicable to this computer) 16299.402 4/23/2018 KB 4093105 (the updates are being installed / installed) 16299.431 5/08/2018 KB 4103727 (not applicable to this computer) 5. Download the most recent KB 16299.431 5/08/2018 KB 4103727 (not applicable to this computer) 6. Fix Windows file corruption DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth Successfully completed without error. sfc /scannow Successfully completed without error. 7. Perform in place upgrade Downloaded the Media Creation Tool and performed an in place upgrade which also failed. Error 0x800706BA - 0x20003 8. Perform a clean install I have not tried this option. I would have to attempt it from the hard drive because there is no CDROM drive and I'm not sure if the micro usb port suports OTG and even if it did I do not have the necessary tools to test. I'm at a complete loss as to what to try next. Any ideas? Anyone? As far as I can tell all the drivers are up to date and there are no yellow exclamation points in DeviceManager. I hope I covered everything pertinent. For now I have the update hidden using wushowhide.diagcab. Cheers
  13. Slackware-current / AlienBob's Plasma 5 / Plasma session on Wayland. Arch Linux / Plasma session on Wayland Gotta love Arch & Slackware.
  14. Oops. Must not have paid enough attention. Apologies. The page was in Chinese so I used Google translate Thanks. Must have just skipped over it if it came up in my searches because it was in Chinese. Will have to pay more attention next time. Apologies. I'm so forgetful lately.
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