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About mhbell

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    Land of Sunshine, AZ in Winter UT in Summer
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    Asus Prime B450M-A/CSM Mother Board, AMD Ryzen 3 with Radeon Vega Graphics 4 core 3.5 GHz Base, 16 GB DDR4 PC4-24000 3000MHz, SSD Samsung Hard Disc's, EVGA 500 Watt Pwr Supply, Asus DVD Burner, Thermaltake Mid tower case, SSD Icey Dock Hot swapable. Linux Mint 19.2 Cinnamon and LXDE, Windows 10 for OS's. 32 inch LED Sanyo HDTV
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    HP Pavilion Laptop 17 Inch LCD, Intel i3 cpu, 8 GB Ram, 750 GB HD, HDMI, USB3.0, CD /DVD Writer. and it is slow.
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    HP Refurbished USFF cd/dvd burner 160 GB hard drive 8 GB ram windows 10 pro. Linux LXLE
  1. OK I stand Corrected then. I guess I will have to install Arch to see for myself. May need your and some of the others help in doing so.Mel
  2. I have to ask you the following.1. Are you using UEFI with GPT Partitioning? 2 Have you actually booted Arch with another Distro's grub while in a GPT partioning system with /boot/efi ? I don't think you have, I think you are using MBR Partitoning. Correct me if I am wrong. Mel
  3. Just for information Purposes: I have tried booting Manjaro with Mint 19, 19.2, Siduction Cinamon, Siduction LXQT, Debian Buster, and LXLE My primary OS is Mint 19.2 cinnamon. I multi boot several OS's. THis is the reson I ust a GPT partitioning I can have any number of Primary Partitions Instead of the 4 primary partition limitation. I can add or remove partitions without it effecting other OS's or partitions. To have GPT partitioning UEFI firmware (Bios) is a requirement. It is my understanding that Arch And other arch distro's Grub loads Intel microcode before the OS, rather than inside the OS. as you can see certain conditions have to be met in order for arch or a arch type distro to boot. Grub is different for arch. Yes you can boot arch with a Debian Grub as long as it is modified to provide what is needed to boot a arch type distro. Maybe Arch has changed it's boot loader in the past year. People have been having this problem for several years now with arch's boot manager. as long as you use the arch boot manager everthing is fine. but when multi booting like I do and always upgrading or replacing a different OS they alway use their own grub to boot all of the other OS's and that is when Manjaro won't boot anymore because it has to boot with its own grub or a grub modified to support the arch grub. I hope I've explained things so everyone can understand what is happening. The easy answer is to use manjaro's grub to boot everything which would be a real pain having to reinstall arch grub everytime a distro installs it's grub in the EFI. I have to assume from what you say that you are using MBR (Master Boot Record) and MBR partitioning with 4 Primary Partitions and a Extended Partition with up to 16 Logical Partitions. Thats why I use GPT partitioning Unlimited Partitions But Grub is placed in a /boot/efi partition with the esp flags set. The boot flag just indicates that the partion is intended to boot a system.
  4. Several different forums that I belong to report the same problem and the reasons why. here is an example The problem is when another distro installs its grub boot loader in the boot partition during a install or upgrade Manjaro stops working and won't boot. all my other distro's will boot and don't care which grub is booting them. This problem only occures when a arch distro is not the primary grub. Mel
  5. Security I would like you to try a little experment. Install a Debian typr distro such as Mint, Ubuntu, or Debian. After install use the terminal and do a Update Grub. It will find the Arch or Manjaro Distro. Now reboot, on bootup choose the arch or manjaro distro in grub. Let me know if it will boot up without making changes to the debian / grub2 boot loader . UNless arch has changed their boot loader it will not work with out making a bunch of changes to the debian type grub boot loader. If Arch still uses the same grub system it will not work without modifiying the Debian grub2 loader. Mel
  6. The problem is that is for a system using MBR partitioning. and not uefi. I only use GPT partitioning and UEFI. here is a explanation as to why Manjaro will not work using another os's grub boot loader. Mel
  7. Downloaded version 6 of Virtual Machine from Oracle. Installed it and it would not work other than 32 bit. Linux Distros. Finally found SVM was disabled in Firmware (Bios). Enabled it and it is working on my 32 inch HDTV monitor. In full screen it covers 3/4 of the screen using scale mode. Will see how it works out. When I find a distro that looks promising I'll then install to one of my rss disc's. Mel
  8. Found out that this is a Old Arch Problem. You have to have ARCH / Manjaro as the primary Grub2 or it won't boot from another distro's grub2. Don't know if there is a workaround or not. I just won't use it unless it will work in VM.
  9. THanks Everyone. I have bookmarked all 3 and have tried them all. I like postimage the best. Mel
  10. For what its worth I installed the LXDE in my Mint 19.2 with Cinnamon and it works great. Will do QT when it gets a little better and more advanced. I am also waiting for the latest Siduction to see if it will install. below is a screen shot of LXDE on mint cinnamon 19.2
  11. Yes, but have not reinstalled it yet. Still playing with other distro's..
  12. I've been trying to add a photo in a post but no luck. the free Photo bucket won't allow links to a forum. Mel
  13. I have Mint 19.2 cinnamon as my primary Distro. I installed Latest Manjaro xfce on a different ssd and got all of the updates. I wanted to boot it using Mints grub menu on my main drive. Mints grub found Manjaro when I booted up But when I click on Manjaro I get a blank screen. The only way I can boot it with mints grub menu is to use the advanced menu and then choose the fallback mode then it will boot up. I can also change the boot drive in the bios and boot it using the manjaro grub menu. What gives. Mel
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