It uses Ext4 - although Ext2 and Ext3 are still supported. GPT is a format of Partition Table more efficient than the 35 year+ old MBR developed under MS-DOS. It allows the use of more than 4 Primary Partitions, amongst other features.Linux doesn't use NTFS or FAT, it uses GPT.
A thought that has not escaped my Radar, BB -I think our mods might need to lobby Rob for an off OT (Off Topic) Forum.
How long is a piece of string? Could be a number of reasons, I would have to know more about your Setup Utility (aka BIOS), but we can check that later.Why would I have trouble booting from F8, but not from the BIOS screen?
Likely can't do so easily at this point, Unetbootin has probably allocated the available space to the burned iso, even though it only uses a couple of Gigs.how can I set the USB at this point for persistent storage?
Yep. You'll only get a broad indication of content and performance, from Live. Even Live with Persistence - will allow you to install some updates, but not kernel releases, and kernel releases can include security improvements, and more support for hardware, both old and new..is running this from the USB considered the Live environment?
It's Linux's way of trying to drag Windows into the futureFor some reason, when I went back to Windows, my time was set 5 hours ahead, as in London time. I went into Mint, found the time settings, and reset the time to the correct setting. I thought I had it locked in, but for some reason, the Windows time was set ahead again. How can I fix this? It's actually kinda funny..
Correctimundo.there will be a lot of programs, like games, that won't run properly until installed, right?
I'm betting he is talking about ... moiDONT play with that until some immensely knowledgeable character comes along and warns you/instructs you just how to go about doing that in order to achieve a dual boot.
Ba-bumm (wrong answer on Family Feud) - have a read of this linkI think I know why the time won't stay the same