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ThinkCentre 910x with RX 460: how to install ubuntu

Q: ThinkCentre 910x with RX 460: how to install ubuntu

Hello, I have a 910x with the Radeon RX460 and wish to install Ubuntu. With the live USB for 16.04 I cannot get passed the need to setup graphics as the default graphics is not working. Is there a guide to setup Ubuntu on the 910x with the Radeon RX460? Thanks!

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HI, I just purchased a new Lenovo computer. I want to install linux on it and noticed that it is recommended to use a a special image of Ubuntu that is pre-installed on the macine.  Is there a way to download the image or to ask to install ubunutu instead of windows? Thank you! Yaron

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I just bought a ThinkCentre M715 SFF with a Ryzen Pro 5 processor.Does anybody have the experience of installing that model with Ubuntu 16.04 LTS?Any advice is appreciated!

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After I tried to make a dual boot with Ubuntu and Windows 7 Ultimate (64-bit), Windows now does not boot. I have tried to reinstall and repair the HDD but the disc fails to recognize my HDD (Western Digital Scorpio Black 500 GB). My HDD is Basic, has 3 primary partitions and 1 extended (3 logical). Ubuntu 11.10 can boot fine.

A:Windows 7 Install Disc fails to see hard disk after Ubuntu install

Did you install Windows 7, then install Ubuntu?

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A friend, who is new to computers, came by with an old Compaq Presario Notebook (running Vista) to have me take a look at it and maybe install some software. We decided it might be fun to load up with Ubuntu. I have successfully loaded Ubuntu on other machines before.

So we decided to do a full install- getting rid of Vista completely. Unfortunately the system wouldn't let me load it - it simply hangs 90% through the Ubuntu install. I tried it multiple times using different install CDs- and it hung in same place each time. Of course in the process, Vista was wiped off the machine.

Unable to load Ubuntu, I decided to switch gears and install Window XP (I have an old MS Student version that has never been "activated"). It seemed as if the install is going along fine, until it too finally hangs- saying I don't have a hard drive, or the system can't find the hard drive. I was able to run the system diagnostics on the machine and of course it shows there is NO issues with the hard drive whatsoever.

Now my friend really needs his computer running, and i feel terrible that I screwed it up. If anyone out there knows what the heck might be going on, I can avoid digging up money out of my own pocket to bring it in to a shop to diagnose.

Some notes:
- System is Presario c700 notebook - bios version F.07 1.46 1024mb ram
- Vista was running just fine on it yesterday - no apparent issues except the fan runs continuously
- My friend belongs to a motorcycle c... Read more

A:Failed/aborted Ubuntu install-wiped out system. Now cant install Windows XP!

There might be some left over files left on the hard drive which might be causing the installation issues of either one of the Operating System's.

I would try wiping out the hard drive completely with a 3rd party program. I prefer DBAN, a link is available in my signature.

There are many people here that prefer KillDisk also - whichever one will do the same thing for you.

Format HDD - jcgriff2.com


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my computer is a Toshiba Satellite C650-1CR with Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit. I has a Toshiba MK3265GSXV hard drive. When I started the computer a few days ago I received an error message saying Check Cable connection. No bootable device. I checked the BIOS and the hard drive wasn't detected there so I suspected a the drive had failed. I bought a brand new drive, Toshiba MK3265GSXF. I changed the BIOS setting so that the DVD drive is the primary boot device and run the machines recovery disk. It indicates the Windows files are being loaded but then displays a message saying there is a communication failure and suggests it may be the CD ROM or a USB device has been detached. A friend recommended first installing Windows XP so as to partition and format the new drive but I could find my copy. I however installed Ubuntu without any problems. I then tried again with the computer's recovery disk but still received the same message. How can I get Windows 7 back onto my computer?

A:New drive fails to install windows 7 but will install ubuntu

Unplug all other HD's and peripherals,

Boot into BIOS setup to confirm new HD is detected. Reset BIOS to defaults, save changes. (If an EFI BIOS you'll need to decide if you want UEFI BIOS vs. Legacy BIOS: if UEFI follow these special steps for Install, or enable Legacy BIOS or Compatibility Support Module to proceed with normal install.) Set DVD drive first to boot, HD second, set SATA controller to AHCI, Save changes and Exit.

Then boot into Windows 7 installer DVD or flash stick burned or written using tool and latest ISO for your licensed OS version here.

At first installer screen Press Shift + F10, or enter System Recovery Options to open a Command Box, type:

SELECT DISK 0 (after confirming Windows 7 target HD #)
CREATE PARTITION PRIMARY SIZE=102400 (for 100gb partition, adjust as desired)

Next click Install Now, then Custom install to Clean Install Windows 7 to the partition you created. If it fails then report back at which step and the verbatim error message.

In addition read over these steps to understand the tools and methods which work best to get and maintain a perfect Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7. The steps are the same for retail.

After install you can adjust partition size or Create new partitions for data, etc. in Disk Mgmt.You are creating the partition here for the pur... Read more

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Im trying to install windows xp professional onto my ibm thinkcentre(mt-m 811324u) machine. I get as far as the following comment. Please wait while setup copies files to windows installation folders, set up copying files.

After that operation is completed the machine reboots, this is where my problem lies, if I do nothing the machine continues to reboot over and over without stopping. If I interrupt the reboot and direct the boot up to drive D where the xp disc is , it merely starts the whole installation process again.

Any help would be greatly appreciated. I ran a fdisk and format procedure before installing the xp program.

The machine ran well before getting totally corrupted forcing me to clean the slate totally. So I know in the past xp pro was on this machine and running.

A:ibm thinkcentre + xp pro install

Boot into Setup (Bios) usually F2. Change the SATA Hard Drive mode from AHCI to IDE or Compatibility Mode. Boot off of the XP CD and choose to Delete the Partition, Create a New Partition, and Format the partition NTFS, do not do a Quick Format, this will take longer but will test the integrity of the drive.) Install Windows.

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This is for the M58 7244 I am running WIndows 10 on it and the Bios is 5CKT77AUS  I have tried to install 3 hard drives, but it will not boot up.  I get the errror "unknown file system" and it goes into 'grub rescue mode"When I unhook the 3rd drive I am able to boot up. The 3rd hard drive was newly formatted and blank with a drive letter assigned and file system partitioned, which I had to unhook the 2nd drive to do.  Then I shut it down and tried to use all 3.I understand I can get an adapter to make one of the drives USB, but I would rather keep it internal, if I can

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Hello to everyone! I would like to ask you guys for a bit of assistance.I recently bought a 2nd hand Lenovo ThinkCentre M82, as much as i like the machine i would love to make it as if it was straight out of the box (software wise). The problem is it came without the original HDD. I bought a SSD and i'm planning on installing Windows 7. How should i go about in doing so ? I want to have the recovery partition and all the things that the original HDD had. Like when you clicked on your system information and it had the Lenovo logo and stuff. Thanks in advance Laterz

A:ThinkCentre M82 -> How to install Windows 7 (like ...

The best method would be to order a Product Recovery CD, DVD or USB from Lenovo and use it to reinstall the factory software. How can I get a Product Recovery CD, DVD or USB from Lenovohttps://support.lenovo.com/us/en/documents/ht035659 Good Luck!

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Has anyone tried installing a PNY NVS 810 graphics card in a ThinkCentre M800? When I put it in, I can see the BIOS screen (and can go into BIOS and change settings), but after that the computer seems to freeze. Screen is blank and no disk activity. I have tried putting the card in another computer and it booted fine. Also, I replaced the power supply with a 520w unit. No change. Waiting to hear back from either Lenovo or PNY support.

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Has anyone tried installing a PNY NVS 810 graphics card in a ThinkCentre M800? When I put it in, I can see the BIOS screen (and can go into BIOS and change settings), but after that the computer seems to freeze. Screen is blank and no disk activity. I have tried putting the card in another computer and it booted fine. Also, I replaced the power supply with a 520w unit. No change. Waiting to hear back from either Lenovo or PNY support.

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Hi Everyone,

Thought I'd try Ubuntu for the first time.
Install to a PC running windows 7 and XP dual boot
It's a raid system with 4 HDD in 2 arrays.

Windows 7 was a nightmare to intall as it just wouldn't see my raid.

To my surprise and amazement the ubuntu installer (running from boot CD) saw it correctly straight away. Install went fine until it told me it couldn't install grub.

I was installing on my first raid array which consists of 2 sata HDD and has a windowx xp partition a windows 7 partition and about 300 gigs of unpartitioned space. I created a 20 gig ext4 partition from the unbuntu installer and a 2 gig partition for the swap file.

I apologise in advance for providing information you don't need and leaving out that which you do, and thank you in advance for your help.

I completed the installation without installing a bootloader as it was the only way I could complete it.

I now need to install a bootloader that lets me boot into my new ubuntu or my win 7 bootloader (which lets me boot into 7 and XP)

Any advice appriciated

A:Ubuntu install unable to install grub /dev/sda

I don't have much experience of RAID installations, but my thoughts in the first instance are its likey the MBR isn't being found, so its unable to install it.

I also believe it can be quite quirky to install it to a RAID as well. I would strongly suggest a search on the Ubuntu forums as its very likely your problem has been encountered before.

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I have a thinkcentre edge 92z all in one (3426C2B).There is some trouble of the windows and I'm considering to reinstall the os.Then I wonder if I can add a msata ssd to it and install the os to it to boost the performance.I read another post here saying that it is possible.However, when I asked the local lenovo support via email, they just replied me with the Hardware Maintenance Manual saying that there is no msata slot so it is not support. Can someone please confirm the real picture.many thanks.  

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Hi I bought Thinkcentre M83 Small Form Factor 10AJ-001RMZ, but it seems there is no internal speaker.Where to buy and howto install it? 

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Think Center M900Product         10FDCTO1WWOS                  Win10 64bitBIOS              FWKT7CA In the past I've successfully used the automatic BIOS updates. Since the late December updates have failed - even with manual download. Screen shots show 1. installation history and 2. failed to install message. I've tried updates multiple times and followed the instructions on the support pages. Hints please?ThanksFailed to update screenInstallation history

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Puchased 2 Think Centres from a local university. No operating system on either. Tried installing Win 10 with media creation tool on flash drive then the ISO on DVD. The Windows logo comes on the screen and freezes. After about a min, it says something went wrong and restarts only to the same result. Someone said I need drivers but can you install drivers without an operating system installed? the units originally had Win 7.  
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A:ThinkCentre M90p: clean Win 10 install freezes

Your systems may not be supported for Windows 10, you can check here:  Windows 10 Upgrade - Supported System List

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Hi can I install a thinkcentre m71e motherboard with backplate in another case?It has a weird backplate but it seems like it just clips on the back. Any input would be greatly apprreciated.

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Hi,I have a Lenovo Thinkcentre M800 SFF. am planning to install a Wireless PCI Card, i have never done this before. kindly point me in the right direction what are the steps involved. any links will be appreciated.  Regardsskorp. 

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Hi all, I am in need of installing a second disk drive for my ThinkCentre E53 10AS. I read the manual, which has instructions on replacing the disk drive - it does mention that in order to install a second disk drive, to follow these same instructions! Of course, it would not be an identical process. For example, there are 3 SATA plugs on the mother board, SATA1, SATA2 (both red), and SATA3 (yellow). SATA1 is plugged into the HDD.
There is a box connected to the power button, that has two buttons on the back. SATA power and SATA data. The SATA power is connected to the HDD and the motherboard via a 4-wire cable. The SATA data is connected to the HDD via a ribbon SATA cable. 
So, if I want to install a second HDD, do I use a SATA plug to connect it to the yellow SATA 3 plug? 
Does the fact that the plug is yellow mean anything?
And finally, I have looked everywhere, but cannot figure out what the max HDD capacity would be for a secondary drive? I bought a WD Red 3TB. Hopeful it works?
Any advice is greatly appreciated! 
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A:ThinkCentre (E53): need to install as secondary hard disk drive

According to the hardware maintenance manual for the E73, the two motherboard SATA connectors (which you say are red) are SATA3 which supports 6GB/s.  The third one (which you say is yellow) is SATA2 which supports 3GB/s.
Sinc you've bought a SATA3 drive, you should use the second red SATA3 connector to get maximum performance out of it.  Be sure you use a SATA3 data cable and not a SATA2 data cable, as that's part of the requirement to get SATA3 performance.
As far as drive capacity goes, there's no hardware limit pertaining to your E73.  However there IS a consideration depending on the fact that your drive is larger than 2TB.  In order for a new drive to be usable, it must be "partitioned" and "formatted with a file system".  And in order to use a drive larger than 2TB the partitioning technique must be GPT, and not MBR.
You can partition the new drive to have one or more partitions, but if you mistakenly use MBR as the partitioning technique only 2TB of the drive will be visible and usable for partitions.  And there will be a maximum of four "primary" partitions (or a maximum of three "primary" partitions and any number of "logical" partitions).  The extra 1TB of your new 3TB drive will be invisible and unusable.  And the largest MBR partition is also limited to 2TB.
In contrast, if you partition the drive using GPT (which is the modern partitioning method that is recommended), this method supports drives... Read more

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While I was gone a friend? tried to upgrade my video card from the original intel to a Nvidia Tnt2 so they could play games faster I guess. Now the monitor is black and there is no available graphics to enter the bios, the safemode or anything else. I know a little, very little bit about computers but if someone could tell me how I can follow instructions to get my computer back up and running. Thank you for any input

A:IBM ThinkCentre 8199 has black screen cant get to anything to install or uninstall?

have you tried using your old video card again?

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Hello everyone, like everyone i have made the stupid mistake: Installing Ubuntu and deleting Windows 7.
So i need somebody to explain me what i need to do to fully un-install Ubuntu and install WIndows 7.
What i dont understand is what a partition is.
I've read in alot of threads before posting my own that you need to delete some partitions and make a new one with NTFS format.
I know how to format USB's i know NTFS is for HDD's and FAT32 for USB's.
Now Ubuntu and Linux use ext2/ext3/ext4 and swap.
So i've been thinking that my HDD is the partition which i really think is wrong.
Anyways i boot Windows 7 installation from a USB Device( i have the cd but it doesn't work so i downloaded Win7 Ultimate iso burned it on the cd and kept the serial key from the cd)
And when i go to the step which windows ask you were you want them to be installed it doesn't let me to install windows 7 on my HDD or format my HDD (for a reason that i dont know).
So please try to help me, explain some stuff and please dont just reply use F12, im not asking you how to boot them but how to un-install ubuntu,format my hdd and then install win7.

A:How to un-install Ubuntu and Install Windows 7 on HDD

The cleanest method is to move all data off the HD, wipe it with Disk - Clean and Clean All with Diskpart Command and then Clean Install Windows 7.

If this fails we have other steps so post back the exact step number and error message at failure.

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I should have come here first, but for several weeks, I started having serious crashing, freezing, then the dreaded BSOD on my upgraded W7 PC.

Finally it wouldn't even boot back in W7. I could not find my Upgrade Disk or Repair Disk at the time, but I had a Ubuntu Disk. So I foolhardy installed Ubuntu on a 2nd HDD in my system, think I would be able to fix W7 later.

Now I've found the W7 (upgrade) disks. But I can't repair W7 nor can't figure out how to re-install, it doesn't give me that option, that I can find. I've removed the Ubuntu drive, but Grub is still installed.

I would like to do a clean install (since I have already backed up my important files using Ubuntu).

Will following this: SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation do the trick?

Once I get it re-installed, and if it crashes again, I'll do the memtest and other troubleshooting found here.

A:Can't re-install after install Ubuntu on 2nd drive

Is your secondary drive now your primary drive? Make sure your primary drive is set in bios.
You may even want to pull your secondary drive, for the time being.

Then follow instructions above...

** Oh, and make sure your boot sequence is CD/DVD drive first **

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HelloI am trying to install Ubuntu on my laptop with win 10 (dualboot). I disable the secure boot and put the ubuntu OS on flash drive to boot from it. the computer is restated and the options appear Try ubuntuInstall Ubuntu  I have try both of them. However, after I chose any one the screen go black and nothing happen. I waite for more than 30 min but nothing at all. I have been looking online for a solution but I did not find any thing yet. some post suggest use nonmodest, I try to do so but there are no option that can lead me to do so. I hope if you have any sugestion or solution. Thank you 

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sorry to bother you all again with a linux question lol

I downloaded Ubuntu a while back and had fun running the OS from disk hehe anyway
the reason why i hadnt installed it earlier was because i had old files over both hard drives... after a few hours of nostalgic file searching i managed to condense everything on to one hard drive

thus leaving the other free hard disk for Ubuntu fun!!!

so i boot from CD and i go through the installer untill i get to the point where i decide where i want to install it....
i select my empty hard drive
and leave the settings as standard i.e ep3 ?

now i can only assume that this is the file system that Ubuntu uses/ can use

what is the right/ best format to use?

so anyway i click install....

i get an error message talking about file system root not defined .. (or something like that)

unfortunatly i am not at my machine right now.

i guess really what i would like is a step by step guide on installing Ubuntu on a second hard drive

as i said sorry to be a pain

thanks for your time


A:Ubuntu install help please


Be aware that when installing Ubuntu to a second drive, that it will still modify the primary partition of your first drive. The master boot record will be changed and a bootloader installed there. This will allow you to select the OS you want to boot from, from a menu.

If you only want to try the OS out and don't think you'll use it permanently, then remove your main HDD first and install Linux on the secondary only. Then replace your main HDD again once the setup is done and use the boot menu in your system BIOS to boot from either HDD.

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Does any one know how to install Win 7 over ubuntu 10.10? I have tried booting from the disc (has a trial on it) but it says something like one of the drives are missing i.e. a usb or disc or something. Can anyone help??? Thanks.

W7 enthusiast

A:How to install Win 7 Over Ubuntu 10.10?

Hello W7enthusiast Welcome to the SevenForums!

In order to change OSs on the drive there you will find need to remove or reformat the VFat type journaling file system ext2, 3, or 4 partition(s) presently on the drive to see a new NTFS primary created. GParted will remove the Linux root and swap if present partitions since you are likely familiar with the drive tool.

Once you have a "raw" drive unallocated you have the option to create one or more NTFS partitions for 7 to use. If you elect to use the drive tools included with the 7 dvd through the installation a second 100mb system reserved partition will be seen at the front of the drive holding all boot files and the BCD store(7 boot loader and info).

If you elect to use GParted while booted live to create a new primary(or split the drive) you can select "ntfs" from the dropdown list of file systems when going to format the drive afterwards. Windows 7 will then simply install direct to the drive lacking the 100mb system reserved and see all boot files at the root of C.

The MS design with 7 for seeing the 100mb boot partition serves to protect the boot files from malwares as well as accidental deletions of your main boot files. Certain drive cleanup tools, unintended mishap by novice users, etc..

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I am booting from DVD-R.

I created the partition about 18 gig.
2 for the swap file.

This will be duel boot for windows. Well more like Quad Boot.
I am actually doing this for my A+ certification class.

I will eventually be putting Windows 2000 Pro and Windows XP Pro on it soon.
Since I have to find copies of those I am starting out with Ubuntu first
since it is free and the fact that the other two require me to go out to buy a
USB floppy because I need to install SATA drivers at the begging of the setup... Yeah go! F6 boot... *lol*

When I install Ubuntu, half way through the install I get a hard drive error sayin that the it has errors sending files to the hard drive. It was basically an overheat error. (but only happens at 52% of installation???) It gave me a situation that I should put it on a cooling pad if i was going to install this again. I thought maybe there was a bad sector. I booted into Windows 7. I had to reformat it back into NTFS and it told me it was a healthy partition. No problems! I cleaned my CD rom of any dust from the drive and the lens an even the disc.

Any ideas? oh BTW... can ubuntu run on a NTFS file system or does it have to be that EXT2 one?

The only thing i can think of now is redownload the OS from the website and burn t toanother CD but make it a REGULAR CD-R... instead of DVD-R..maybe my laptop doesn't get any kicks out of it being a DVD cd.

A:Trying to Install Ubuntu

It has to be EXT2/3, not NTFS. Either way, it should format. The easiest way to install Ubuntu is using Wubi. It installs Ubuntu in an image on your hard drive, but it doesn't rely on Windows to run. It runs normally, as if it were installed on another partition. And it can be uninstalled through Windows's "Add/Remove" programs. It shows up in the Windows boot menu.

If you're on an x64 system and you want to force it to install the 32-bit version (generally more stable), run it with the "--32bit" command.

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I can't install ubuntu 16.10 on hp 15-aw006nt. How can i install it?

A:i can not install ubuntu

Hi,You've to disable secure boot, enable legacy options from BIOS setupFollow this: https://support.hp.com/in-en/document/c00034791Then plug in bootable USBTap away f9 key as soon as you power on laptop, change boot order to USB, save and exitContinue, boot from USBRegardsVisruth

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I've just received a M710T (product code 10M9000CIX - i7-7700 + m.2 ssd + 8gb ddr4) which comes with a 180W PSU.
I'm from Italy so it was difficult to find the US version with 210W PSU, I see that the US version had it http://psref.lenovo.com/Product/ThinkCentre/ThinkCentre_M710_Tower
I was looking to buy the 210W as an aftermarket part but I cannot find the code / website where I can buy it.
The reason why I need this is because I've just buyed an Nvidia GT 1030 low profile which should consume about 25/30W.
Reading online I think that my PSU should hold up the load but I would like to power up my PSU for the future.
Another thing to consider is that Lenovo ships various M710T with 180W + NVIDIA GeForce GT 730 2GB + 7200rpm HDD.
The power consumption of the GT 730 is similar to the 1030 and my machine have an m.2 ssd that should consume less than the HDD.
So the questions are:
- is there anyone with my machine (180w) who is using a dedicated gpu without a problem?
- how and where I can find the 210W online (shipping to eu/italy)?
Thank you!
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A:ThinkCentre M710t - change 180W psu for a 210W - install GT 1030

Another thing to consider is that Lenovo ships various M710T with 180W + NVIDIA GeForce GT 730 2GB + 7200rpm HDD.
The power consumption of the GT 730 is similar to the 1030 and my machine have an m2 ssd that should consume less than the HDD.
So the questions are:
- is there anyone with my machine (180w) who is using a dedicated gpu without a problem?
- how and where I can find the 210W online (shipping to eu/italy)?
As you wrote, systems with the 180w supply are available with the GT 730, which is similar in power to the GT 1030, so the 180w will power it no problem.  The reason this is possible, is that current generation processors use much less power than those from a few years ago, ie. 65w vs. 80 or 95w. 
I am confident that there are some models with 210w available in Italy.  You could search the PSREF for system models ending in "IX", same as yours.   I imagine that in a couple of years you'll see good used 210w supplies on Ebay for reasonable prices.  The part number can be found in the parts list in the back of the HMM.  So that when you want to upgrade the GT 1030, you can do so. 

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I'm trying to install windows XP over a ubuntu install, the computer specs are in my profile, but basically it is a amd 64x2 athelon, Ive got a 250g wd hd in it now, fully formatted, from external source, i.e. i put it in a external case and formatted it like a usb or floppy, ill name it ( x )l, then 2 other drive physically in the computer but un plugged with a bad install of umbuntu still on them, I've tried to take another computer and load the xp sys, program files, nvidia, and any other files i thought i might need in it, from another xp computer onto (x) hd. then tried to install xp from a valid xp disk, remember only ( x ) hd is plugged it,
now is the point( 5 days later) that i found this forum, and read @cstrikehero777 s http://forums.techguy.org/windows-xp/linux-unix...ow-remove.html
problem report from sept 08, w/ almost 1000 views, alot of info in it, all of which i have tried, them it ends with "i solved the problem " and not how it was solved,

ok, back to xp, installation, i have a formatted 250 g hd installed, w/ xp disk in and running , in setup, windows tells me no hard drive is installed(weird that linux reads 6g ram?) i enter install xp professional setup anyway and come up with a -
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A:uninstall ubuntu, install xp

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I have HP Pavilion 14-AL022TU laptop bought from hpshopping.in I want to dualboot the laptop with ubuntu. How to do it ? 

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Hi Friends,

I would like to get help with the following problem.

I have a Toshiba laptop with Linux(UBUNTU) in it. I do not have any of those CD's and now I want to install Windows xp in this machine by removing UBUNTU.Is this something possible with out UBUNTU CD's??I have a Win Xp cd.Please help me out and let me know if I need to download anything to make this happen.

If its not possible to remove UBUNTU please advise me if I can have Winxp along with that and have Dual OS.

Thanks in advance.


A:Install Win xp by removing Ubuntu.

If you are not concerned with data loss, then just boot from the XP CD, and follow the prompts for a "New" installation, and allow it to delete/create a new partition to replace the Ubuntu partition, and that's it.

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i got a pc not sure what kind it has ubuntu and idont like want to install xp i tried a xp disk and nothing happens help

A:uninstall ubuntu and install xp

You can use a disk cleaning application like killdisk or dban to erase the linux partitions.



You will need to burn to Disc then change the Boot Order in BIOS to cdrom first.

Then continue with the Windows Install.

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What steps do I take to get abuntu running from a fresh install

A:Ubuntu: Fresh install, how to?

You mean Ubuntu?

You should find info here: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Installation

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Hi,I friend just got a new laptop.
From thw store where he bought it,the OS of the laptop was an Ubuntu.
I tried to install windows 7,but won't let me.
I can't access "Format" from the installation process.
Down on the windows that is opened when installing windows 7,it says "Windows 7 cannot be installed on this partition because the format is not NTFS,and is not enough space on the disk"
The laptop got only 2 partitions 0 and 1,and both of them are out of free space.
The laptop is Acer.

A:Install windows 7,over Ubuntu

Wipe the HD first using Diskpart from Win7 DVD: SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation

Follow these tips to get a purrfect clean reinstall - use the ones which apply: re-install windows 7

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Hello i am running a system with windows 7 64 bit in it........, my hard disk is of 500GB.....................i had four partitions of 100GB each and all of them are primary..............,now I want to install ubuntu in my system.

I am worried that if i have to install them in on of the primary partitions already made.....,my data will be lost...............,so now I am interested in using the reamining part of my hard disk of 100GB.Bt as the system allows us to do only 4 maximum primay partitons.....,where should I install ubuntu in my system..........

As the OS(ubuntu) demands a primary partition for installing it..........,how would i be able to install it?

A:Where to install ubuntu in my system?

See this tutorial: Dual-Boot Windows 7 and Ubuntu in Perfect Harmony - windows 7 - Lifehacker

Your data should not be lost if you install to a primary partition.

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I'm trying to install unbuntu 15.04 on optilex 5050, but it does not work. It stuck in loading screen of ubuntu when I flash from USB.
Is there any idea to install ubuntu on this desktop ?

A:How to install ubuntu 15.04 in optilex5050

I suggest you to install the same OS in different PC too, because it could me an OS issue. I suggest you to reset the BIOS and try again.

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Hey, I'm currently running Ubuntu 7.04 and wanted to install Windows XP to play games on it but when I ran the installation cd, after everything loaded I got the blue screen. I tried formatting my hard drive and it didn't work either so if anyone could please help.

A:Cant install Windows from Ubuntu 7.04

Are you using the original or genuine Win XP CD? If you format the drive you will have to reinstall Ubuntu which is easier to do after Win.
Also, post your computer specs please.

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I installed Ubuntu on my PC using an open-source disk

I want to now try to install Vista from a CD that I made, back when I had Vista, that has the Windows Vista Setup.exe on and fonts plus other things

Go to my other thread to read how I lost Vista completely and was made to install Ubuntu


When I click on the setup.exe file I get this error message from Ubuntu

'cannot open SETUP.EXE no application suitable for automatic installation is available for handling this kind of file'

Is it possible to open this file and install windows vista using Ubuntu?

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Ok, ive started a new thread here. I have had no end of problems with a laptop that my sister has given me and hope i can find help. Ive tried to install a fresh copy of XP, and run into no end of trouble, so thought id try and install Ubuntu to just get the laptop running. But now im stuck with this too.

I burnt a disc with Ubuntu, and put this into the laptop. The laptop run the disc for a while, the Ubuntu logo came up and it loaded for roughly 10 mins, then the screen went blank and this came up:

(initramfs) mount: mounting /dev/loop0 on //filesystem.squashfs failed: Input/output error
Can not mount /dev/loop0 (/cdrom/casper/filesystemfs) on //filesystem.squashfs

Any ideas now?

The previous thread can be found here:


A:Ubuntu problems, cannot install

squashfs problems are common with 'buntu livecds. A few things to check/try:

1) The mdsum of the cd image. Use something like winmd5sum if you want to check it under windows.

2) Burn the image at a low speed.

3) I seem to remember that 'buntu has a sqashfs errors FAQ page - try google.

If this still doesn't work then it may be due to an issue with the laptop optical drive and media. Someone I know has a laptop that has never liked any 'buntu livecd and has always thrown squashfs errors. This laptop would never boot the livecd no matter what I did. Eventually I managed to convince them and just installed debian - problem solved.

To save yourself the headache, avoid squashfs altogether and either download, what I think is called, the 'buntu "alternative install" disc or another distro.

You're not restricted to 'buntu either - believe it or not it's far from being the best gnu/linux distro. There are lots of other distros out there. None of these should give you any squashfs related trouble either.

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Has anyone successfully installed Ubuntu 16.04 on an 11e with Windows 10? I've had several issues. Finally got a complete install but it will not boot from grub. Throughout all my attempts there is a soft lockup that occurs usually on CPU#1 or #2 for ~23s and then it locks up completely. The complete install happened after I changed the quick splash option to noapic in the boot protocol. Secure Boot has been disabled, windows hibernation has been disabled, I've tried with and without partitioning drive space prior to install, all solutions that Ive been able to find online have been tried. Booting from USB CD  on thumb drive created with Rufus, boot order has been properly configured on BIOS/UEFI. I would think this would be a straightforward install, all my other experiences with Lenovo machines have been smooth, which was why I bought the 11e in the first place.Any help would be appreciated!Thanks in advance.

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This is a snapshot of my disk management

The 6.09gb partition contains the SWAP file for Ubuntu
The 17.07 partition contains Ubuntu itself
and the 121.9gb partition contains Windows 7

I need to install another version of ubuntu for a project
I want to delete the OEM partition since WIndows 7 only allows up 4 primary partitions
Is it safe to do that? first of all, how do you do that since if you right click on it, your only option is to click on help?

A:I need to install another version of ubuntu

Hello pragnesh I don't know if this will of any help but I have resized partitions before with this app.

Best Free Partition Manager Freeware and free partition magic for Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows Vista and Windows XP 32 bit & 64 bit. MiniTool Free Partition Manager Software Home Edition.

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On a laptop that has a broken hardrive. Yes im not brilliant with computers, but i am patient, and I (in my eyes) persevere and eventually get things working even if it takes a very long time to do... after all everyone has to start somewhere. My uncle who is very hard to get hold of said you could run it from a CD as an iso image, but how do I do that. Basically I have an old laptop that suddenly stopped working, and I dont understand why, only that it can no longer find ANYTHING to boot from (harddrive 'isnt present' or something like that. Now I would like to get it up and running even if it means running Ubuntu from a CD, as I dont really have the cash to fork out for a new hard drive. My 2 questions are:
1. Can you run it from a USB stick?
2. How do I run it from a CD if you cant from a USB?

A:Im a noob... but I want to install Ubuntu...


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I currently have windows xp installed, ubuntu 9.04 and tomorrow i am going to purchase some ram for my computer and once my comp is packing 2.5-4 gigs ram i want to run windows 7. I was wondering how the windows 7 bootloader works (if it even installs a new bootloader?) I don't want to reinstall my ubuntu and xp. Someone explain to me whats gonna happen when install windows 7 on it's on partition and i already have grub set as my default bootloader.

Thank you.

A:Can i Install windows 7 after ubuntu 9.04?

Apparently, yes.



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