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    Installing Linux on a Chromebook

    This issue can be considered solved. A phone call to HP, the maker of that Chrome Book, informed me that HP does not have ANY support for Linux on any of their lower priced laptops. They do offer a line of computers and laptops that do have Linux (or Ubuntu) installed, but those are probably...
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    Installing Linux on a Chromebook

    I could not find GalliumOS, but was able to find a Ubuntu distro for Chrome and get that one installed. The information for that distro warns that it is not a full installation, but it is a functional version that is based on a current LTS version.
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    Installing Linux on a Chromebook

    That is the main problem: There is NO install page. Chrome OS seems to not allow ANY outside operating system to be seen by the main control system.
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    Installing Linux on a Chromebook

    I'm not sure if this is the proper place to post this question, but the question is about getting a new computer running with Linux. Background: A week or two ago, I bought a new ChromeBook laptop that was made by HP. The OS details of the laptop are: Make of laptop: Chromebook Manufacturer...
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    [SOLVED] Need lightweight distro suitable for old RCA tablet

    What I now have in mind is to do a full factory reset of the tablet to get it back to something close to 'as new' condition, then give it (gift it) to someone else that would probably get more enjoyment out of it than I would. And this thread can be marked as solved. Thanks to all that have...
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    [SOLVED] Need lightweight distro suitable for old RCA tablet

    To be totally honest, I do not know what the architecture of the tablet is. All that I do know is that the tablet is an RCA Voyager III that is powered by Android, or has the Android OS instead of any of the other systems. One slight problem I found with that; When I burn an ISO to the micro...
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    [SOLVED] Need lightweight distro suitable for old RCA tablet

    Mike13, Thank you. I will give Peppermint a try. So far, the only way(s) I have found to load anything on the RCA tablet is to use either Bluetooth/WiFi or with a micro USB card. And my luck loading an ISO has been less than what would be desired.
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    [SOLVED] Need lightweight distro suitable for old RCA tablet

    Ratilaprime, thank you for this reply. And yes, it does at least offer some hope that I will be able to find what is needed to get that tablet working on Linux. Thank you again, Jim43
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    [SOLVED] Need lightweight distro suitable for old RCA tablet

    I have an older RCA Voyager III tablet that does have Android installed. But it also has several Google apps and programs that I do not like. Trouble is that the tablet only has 10.5 GB of memory and 29.24 GB available on a micro USB card. Somewhat slowly I am learning the Linux language. My...
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    WHAT DISTRO LINUX IS THE LIGHTEST?

    Wizard, thank you a lot. I will do as you suggest.
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    WHAT DISTRO LINUX IS THE LIGHTEST?

    This general topic, 'What Distro of Linux is the lightest?' seems to be a good place to ask this question. I have two older tablets that I hope to repurpose into Linux based units. My main computer is a Dell that used to have Windows 10 as the OS. During one of the (way too) many...
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    Linux on a tablet

    One tablet is a HP Stream 8. I have this one in a small case that has a Bluetooth keyboard for ease in entering text. The other tablet is a nextbook, model number NX008HD8G. The nextbook has about 791 MB available. But it also has several of my personal audio CDs ready to play while working...
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    Linux on a tablet

    While I am not an absolute noob about Linux or the general Unix operating system, I do have a question about two tablet computers that I own. Both of those tablets were configured and sold with the Windows operating system. On one of the tablets, if I turn it on it will attempt to do an...
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    Dell Inspiron-3268 - Teething Problems with Ubuntu 18.04

    Perhaps a final (?) update on this (or these) issues: On the Dell desktop computer; I have managed to regain full control and access to administrative authority. There are no other users shown on this computer. This situation can be marked as 'Solved.' The other issue that I was asking about...
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    Dell Inspiron-3268 - Teething Problems with Ubuntu 18.04

    Another update: Yesterday, somebody on this list suggested that I press and hold the Left Shift key as the computer (the Dell) is booted. I did that yesterday first as a simple reboot, them as a complete power-off and power-on sequence. Both times there was no new menu with additional options...
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    Dell Inspiron-3268 - Teething Problems with Ubuntu 18.04

    One of my basic 'rules of thumb' is that any (repeat ANY) message comes in with a suspicious sounding subject line ("For you" or "Look at this" or "Do these look familiar?"), as examples, that message is not downloaded to my computer. I can look at it on the server, and if the return email...
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    Dell Inspiron-3268 - Teething Problems with Ubuntu 18.04

    "Linux is not Windows, Windows is not Linux." And of that, I am most happy. My problem with Windows started when they (it) wanted the password for some Microsoft account that I had to set up to install and use some Microsoft program, but really never used. Thus, that password was forgotten.
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    Dell Inspiron-3268 - Teething Problems with Ubuntu 18.04

    Just watched that video and will try it in a few minutes. Thank you. After reading this, and a few other messages, I did a 'Restart' of the computer. I held the Left Shift button down until the desktop came up. There was no menu with any options. After that attempt, I powered the computer...
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    Dell Inspiron-3268 - Teething Problems with Ubuntu 18.04

    The WiFi or router are entirely separate units. Each has its own control password.
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    Dell Inspiron-3268 - Teething Problems with Ubuntu 18.04

    But as the ONLY user of the Dell computer, shouldn't that user have admin level permissions?
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