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    Help with Anti-Virus - noob

    thanks arochester....much appreciated, i got sorted with an AV - NOD32 has a GUI and uninstaller package. I will take a gander at those links thanks
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    NOOB - stuck with keyring incorrect pass on vpn / reboot issue

    Hi Linux newbie: issue1: Ive installed OpenVPN and had it working on ProtonVPN. however, upon setting it up it asked for something called a KEYRING PASSWORD (dunno what that is?) so I set it...now upon reboot i noticed my VPN does not connect automatically and I have to manually connect...
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    Help with Anti-Virus - noob

    ...I use AblockPlus, Ghostery & lastpass
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    Help with Anti-Virus - noob

    thanks for the input guys :) I would like to install one even if its just so I know HOW TO for future reference. Which is the best Linux magazine for noobs and is there a recommended website that teaches noobs about linux and how to use it? Im enjoying the customazibilty of it...much better...
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    Cant install Mint or Ubuntu as dual-boot with windows

    ...ok so I resolved the keyboard issue by reseating the CMOS battery as that seemed to work for other people. ok so thats me done (i think) for installation... now I know I can install Linux dual-boot any time (the slip up for me was leaving FREE SPACE on the c-drive instead of UNALLOCATED...
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    Cant install Mint or Ubuntu as dual-boot with windows

    tried that and changing USB ports and result is the same, there a loads of posts on various forums of others having the same issue with Ubuntu afer install, even some cant get into BIOS like me (some can), the only thing I can do is set Windows as default using Grub Customizer but then I wont be...
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    Cant install Mint or Ubuntu as dual-boot with windows

    ok, so i reinstalled with acronis disabled and its picked it up this time, I chose INSTALL ALONGSIDE WINDOWS.. its working except that on boot both my USB and PS2 keyboards do not work, I can not choose Windows from the grub menu NOR can I boot into BIOS, when I tap F12 (boot menu) or DEL (bios)...
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    Cant install Mint or Ubuntu as dual-boot with windows

    I will try what wizardfromoz says...but we may be able to go forward without having to reinstall..before i read the reply I disabled Acronis Loader and now in the boot menu is SAMSUNG SSD : UEFI (which boots into windows) and SAMSUNG SSD : P0 (which boots into Linux), Iamgoing to try and run the...
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    Help with Anti-Virus - noob

    many thanks for the replies and welcome :) I cant find the page with the instructions on for the Sophos install that I used, it was two lines of code, I just know its some sort of server anti-virus that runs silently, it said I was protected in terminal but thats all I know, guess I will just...
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    Help with Anti-Virus - noob

    Hello I have decided to make the jump to Linux, I followed instructions off various websites to install Sophos, turns out the one ive installed must be for servers as it has no GUI... can anybody please tell me:- A) How to uninstall it? B) How do I install ANY decent anti-virus that has a GUI...
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    Cant install Mint or Ubuntu as dual-boot with windows

    no rush as I can access it for now but it does need sorting out, I will try looking at that page.. also, im trying to install an Anti-Virus, I know a lot of people say you dont need one on Linux but imnot risking it, as linux becomes more popular malware authors will start to write more malware...
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    Cant install Mint or Ubuntu as dual-boot with windows

    what do I do after those two terminal commands? as I dontknow what Iam doing in linux, only the customizer allowed me access to GRUB and ive since removed that? edit: after running those commands this is what it reported in the list: Sourcing file `/etc/default/grub' Generating grub...
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    Cant install Mint or Ubuntu as dual-boot with windows

    yeah that was customizer and in advanced it was all UBUNTU options hence (all ubuntu), how doI open grub? searching for grub doesnt bring anything up i like the customizability in Linux
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    Cant install Mint or Ubuntu as dual-boot with windows

    yeah still the same after uninstalling customizer, yes both OS's are on the same SSD wheres this ADVANCED menu? thanks for your help
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    Cant install Mint or Ubuntu as dual-boot with windows

    tried that and result is the same, no windows in the grub list - now when i close GRUB CUSTOMIZER it says SAVED CONFIGURATION IS NOT UP TO DATE and to update...it says this every time regardless of updating or not since pushing that update command Hibernate is (and has always been) disabled in...
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    Cant install Mint or Ubuntu as dual-boot with windows

    thanks for your reply...ive got further before i read your reply... my boot menu has ACRONIS LOADER and SAMSUNG SSD among others (DVD, USB, HDD) - when I select ACRONIS LOADER windows 10 loads, when i select SAMSUNG SSD linux loads....so...Ive followed instructions for installing Grub Customizer...
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    Cant install Mint or Ubuntu as dual-boot with windows

    tried it and I don't have those options in BIOS or Boot Manager :( Ive also put the boot mode as legacy and EasyBCD still says Windows is booting in EFI mode and thus its disabled the Linux option to 'add new entry'
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    Cant install Mint or Ubuntu as dual-boot with windows

    ok ive managed to install it by leaving unallocated space. the instructions worked...but...the PC now boots directly into windows 10 (EFI) still...Ive tried to use EasyBCD to edit the bootloader but its been disabled as im running in EFI mode, is there any other way to set dual boot in windows...
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    Cant install Mint or Ubuntu as dual-boot with windows

    do you mean leave Unallocated Space? Im quite tech savvy and know my way around windows, build PCs etc, just new to linux thanks for the quick reply
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    Cant install Mint or Ubuntu as dual-boot with windows

    Hi, Im new to linux (other than trying a few live CDs) and me and my dad where wanting to install Linux alongside windows, I followed instructions on a fw webpages for both flavours but got stuck at the same exavt point, when the instructions tell me to select the "free space" that was made...
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