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Feb
7
comment Can't install grub on MBR, encountered an error “Unable to install GRUB in /dev/sda”
@DsDude You'll have to tell Windows' bootloader that there's some other OS there. See the question/answer I linked. It includes step-by-step procedure on how you're able to essentially add GRUB to the Windows bootloader.
Feb
7
answered Can't install grub on MBR, encountered an error “Unable to install GRUB in /dev/sda”
Jan
31
comment Always on Remote Desktop Connection
@RowlandShaw I guess it's actually more about simple access and availability rather than "always on". Sounds like a potential security hole though.
Jan
24
comment How can I merge a standard hard drive to a hard drive with the os on it to act as one?
@SebastianU. You've been on the right track. Which path did you try? You can't mount it to the root of the file system. You'll have to pick some folder (like C:\Stuff).
Jan
24
comment How can I merge a standard hard drive to a hard drive with the os on it to act as one?
@SebastianU. Ah ok. :) But even then, both my ideas are still valid and should offer you the easiest and most convenient way to link both drives, while still keeping their independence.
Jan
24
answered How can I merge a standard hard drive to a hard drive with the os on it to act as one?
Jan
18
comment Windows 8 says I have a touchscreen but in Device Manager it does not show a touch screen
@JohnDemetriou Check the drivers, maybe it has two modes of operation. E.g. my Wacom tablet has two modes, either as a touchscreen device or as a classic touchpad. Both modes will cause Windows to behave differently.
Jan
18
answered Windows 8 says I have a touchscreen but in Device Manager it does not show a touch screen
Jan
13
comment USB Flash Drive Capacity Lost
What's the file system? If it's formatted already, that space is most likely reserved for file system stuff, which - depending on the actual file system being used - might have different sizes from a few MB up to half a GB or possibly even more.
Jan
12
comment Can't get PCI-e SSD to be recognized in Linux/Windows
Windows won't show any volumes (i.e. "drives") unless they actually exist on the physical hard drive. Have you checked disk management to see whether it lists the SSD as a (unassigned) storage device?
Dec
31
comment Remote or wireless access to XBMC (android box or RPi) from Win8 PC
While I've setup multiple RPi systems, I'm not 100% proficient with using DropBox on Unix, shell scripting and the like, so I'll leave that for someone else to answer. You could however update your actual question to better reflect that you're looking for a minimal system (either Android or RPi; make it clear that it doesn't have to be Android) and what you'd like it to do. Also there are emulators available for RPi as well. :)
Dec
31
comment Is it necessary to back up Libraries while backing up a drive for formatting?
"As you wrote, they are already included in drive C." Only if you didn't move your stuff earlier. Those files might actually be on D, E, or any other drive.
Dec
31
answered Is it necessary to back up Libraries while backing up a drive for formatting?
Dec
31
comment Remote or wireless access to XBMC (android box or RPi) from Win8 PC
Downside of course, the RPi won't run Android apps without jumping hoops. :)
Dec
31
comment Remote or wireless access to XBMC (android box or RPi) from Win8 PC
There are premade images available for Raspberry Pi. Specifically RASPBMC might be exactly what you're looking for. You just download the image, move it to an SD card and you're done. This is a minimal system that will boot right into XBMC. Behind the scenes its a standard ARM based Unix system, so you can install other things like a torrent client through apt-get and use cronjobs to schedule things.
Dec
31
comment Remote or wireless access to XBMC (android box or RPi) from Win8 PC
Not sure I'd try to do those things with Android. You can most likely do it in some way, although it might be a bit tricky. Personally, I'd grab a Raspberry Pi for around 35$ and use that for all such things. Power consumption will be very low, even if it runs 24/7.
Dec
30
comment what did libsdl2 bring vis-a-vis libsdl 1.2 specifically towards graphics?
Didn't want you to rush in any way - take your time.
Dec
29
comment what did libsdl2 bring vis-a-vis libsdl 1.2 specifically towards graphics?
The whole "difference" is mostly hardware-independent. It's probably still similar, but you might notice slight performance gains (e.g. due to optimizations in SDL2). But besides that, it's unlikely there would be any significant differences appearing, no matter whether it's some ancient ATI Rage 128 or the latest GeForce GTX Titan 2.
Dec
29
answered what did libsdl2 bring vis-a-vis libsdl 1.2 specifically towards graphics?
Dec
15
comment Best first steps for a hard drive?
@Steven: I already thought that most systems are already infected ins some way etc. but what I've tried to say was that just by adding some encryption layer those computers won't become invulnerable or less vulnerable. If you download adware or spyware, it will run and won't care whether the system is actually encrypted or not (the OS will happily encrypt/decrypt things on the fly for it just like for any other program). Using an incompatible system (e.g. some Unix or Linux to avoid Windows malware) might be a step in the right direction, but only if they're able to use that system properly.