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Arch based / Re: hefftor linux
« Last post by DQSII on July 25, 2020, 02:33:03 AM »
Yes i agree but i also know gentoo and use gentoo in a vm under arch as well 
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Hardware / Re: my HP ELITEBOOK 2540p get major boost with SSD
« Last post by Crimson on July 25, 2020, 01:15:08 AM »
I've been building and rebuilding PC's for well over 10 years and I've done the ODD to HDD/SSD caddy trick a few times on various machines without any issues. It's true, if you can boot from a CD/DVD then why not a HDD/SSD in place of the ODD? Just remember to tweak your boot order in BIOS.


BTW, I'm very cautious when flipping through big name forums for one main reason, the VAST demographic of these "Experts". I don't want to sound mean, but I'm pretty sure these are the same people that come to my shop demanding we unlock the MS Account they swear up and down they never setup.

I can't tell you how many times I've tried to research an issue only to find that the best recommendation is to perform a fresh copy. There were even times when that was suggested even though the original poster said they had already done a fresh copy of Windows and simply needed a driver. So yeah, take what you read on official forums with a grain of salt. Hobbyist and niche forums like COL, I find, are the best for good and accurate information.
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Arch based / Re: hefftor linux
« Last post by farevildee on July 24, 2020, 08:59:56 PM »
it isn't for everyone DQS i liked how they set it up the way the installer works and the way it runs which so far has been very stable. plus i posted it someone maybe new to linux who may wanna travel out of there comfort zone without all the hassle. do i recommend they try it the arch way, absolutely. it's good training to learn the in's and out's of linux.  
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Hardware / Re: my HP ELITEBOOK 2540p get major boost with SSD
« Last post by farevildee on July 24, 2020, 04:02:42 PM »
hp only cares about one thing how much you gonna spend on there new crap lol.
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General Discussion / Re: FlatPak Audacity
« Last post by gregorylock on July 24, 2020, 03:04:39 PM »
Flatpack works under the same principal as Ubuntu Snap packages. It provides a self contained area for an app to run. The ideal way to run an application on your Linux machine is to compile it against your installed shared object libraries. 'Snaps' and 'Flats' give you the compiled binary along with all resources it needs to run. The advantage is you can use different versions of the same program at the same time, I always had a hard time theming programs contained in a snap or flat.

When given a choice, I would prefer to compile the package myself so that I have an application tailored for my system. The only caveat is that when you get system updates, you may need to recompile the software again in order for it to run properly.

Spatry I use Audacity a lot.  As in daily.  Sometimes even twice a day.  I don't think I want to recompile it every time I get a system update.
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General Discussion / Re: FlatPak Audacity
« Last post by Spatry on July 24, 2020, 06:33:20 AM »
Flatpack works under the same principal as Ubuntu Snap packages. It provides a self contained area for an app to run. The ideal way to run an application on your Linux machine is to compile it against your installed shared object libraries. 'Snaps' and 'Flats' give you the compiled binary along with all resources it needs to run. The advantage is you can use different versions of the same program at the same time, I always had a hard time theming programs contained in a snap or flat.

When given a choice, I would prefer to compile the package myself so that I have an application tailored for my system. The only caveat is that when you get system updates, you may need to recompile the software again in order for it to run properly.
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Hardware / Re: my HP ELITEBOOK 2540p get major boost with SSD
« Last post by aspis on July 24, 2020, 05:43:52 AM »
That's what I thought. Lots of garbage on HP forum about why optical media is recognized but not SSD and other techno-sounding BS about SSD thru-put differences between the two buses etc. (that part was at least disproved with actual benchmarks BTW.) I've been building boxes for 30 years and it just didn't make sense based on my own experiences. Just wanted to check with someone who had actually done it to save myself time if any wrinkles pop'd up.  Thxs so much!
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Hardware / Re: my HP ELITEBOOK 2540p get major boost with SSD
« Last post by aDewil on July 24, 2020, 04:14:39 AM »
1) You can't boot without  a drive installed in the 1.8-inch internal slot.
totally not true, works just fine.
2)  You can't boot from an SSD installed in the optical caddy..
no problem here with booting from caddy with ssd .
if that was true to can't boot caddy with ssd, then you should  not boot cd/dvd/blu-ray drives too!
just change booting order from bios.

it's just HP "EXPERTS" say to get new laptop and you should not listen false things because they don't know nothing really perkele.

I know this is an old thread, but I hope you can clarify a few facts about the Elitebook 2540p?
it's not old topic if you are interested this topic.
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Hardware / Re: my HP ELITEBOOK 2540p get major boost with SSD
« Last post by aspis on July 23, 2020, 11:47:29 PM »
aDewil @aDewil,

I know this is an old thread, but I hope you can clarify a few facts about the Elitebook 2540p?

HP support forum 'experts" insist...

1) You can't boot without  a drive installed in the 1.8-inch internal slot.

2)  You can't boot from an SSD installed in the optical caddy..

I was hoping to do both.

I've seen a workaround where you set-up the internal 1.8 as a boot disk and install the OS to the SSD in the caddie but I would rather not go that way if possible.  I've seen a few vids of people showing off there fast booting 2540p on an SSD but I suspect that those are not installed in the caddie.

I've recently updated this old machine with Manajro and Kubuntu (still undecided) and both distro's are faster than the old Ubuntu 10.4 LTS I've been reluctant to replace. But they are just not fast enough on the old slow HDD.

I'm also still trying to research a decemt  102GB-250GB SSD for this box that's not five or sis years old. MSATA seems long in the tooth these days and I don't think anything newer will work. Your thoughts on that, if any, would be appreciated as well. Thanks for your time!
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Arch based / Re: hefftor linux
« Last post by DQSII on July 23, 2020, 12:48:41 PM »
Ill stick to installing arch linux the arch way when i use arch thats how i started using it and how i will continue to use arch Spatry :D
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