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Tomaaz

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Windows has wiped out my Linux instalation.
« on: 14. November 2016, 21:39:54 »
For several months I was enjoying dual boot on my laptop. Unfortunately, after last Windows update my Linux installation has vanished. >:( Also, other strange things happen know. I can not do another dual boot on this machine (it ignores Grub and goes straight to Windows), I can not boot anything from USB and for some time I even couldn't enter BIOS menu(?!). Anyone has experienced anything like that?

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Re: Windows has wiped out my Linux installation.
« Reply #1 on: 14. November 2016, 21:50:00 »
I had a similar issue after upgrading from Windows 7 to Windows 10. Grub was destroyed and my (logical) Linux partition was deleted. So I always backup my Linux data before installing a bigger Windows update like 1511 or 1607.
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Re: Windows has wiped out my Linux installation.
« Reply #2 on: 14. November 2016, 22:01:31 »
So I always backup my Linux data before installing a bigger Windows update like 1511 or 1607.

Well, I have all the data and making another installation doesn't take more than 20 minutes, but I can't configure boot manager correctly or it's being totally ignored during the boot process (there wasn't problem like that before). I use Windows as much as I use Linux, so removing Windows is not an option, but, in this circumstances, having a dual boot machine isn't one as well. So, it's virtualisation or two separate laptops for two systems. Great...

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Re: Windows has wiped out my Linux instalation.
« Reply #3 on: 15. November 2016, 19:40:16 »
Another option is to use an external USB HDD (no stick but a real HDD). You can always install Linux on that without any problems and it is booted rather quickly.
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Tomaaz

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Re: Windows has wiped out my Linux instalation.
« Reply #4 on: 15. November 2016, 20:37:11 »
Another option is to use an external USB HDD (no stick but a real HDD). You can always install Linux on that without any problems and it is booted rather quickly.

That would be a good solution for a desktop computer. Laptop? I'm not sure...

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Re: Windows has wiped out my Linux instalation.
« Reply #5 on: 16. November 2016, 08:51:15 »
hello experts
anyone of you know how to disable update ?
are you from yesterday :o

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« Reply #6 on: 16. November 2016, 09:37:25 »
hello experts
anyone of you know how to disable update ?
are you from yesterday :o

No, expert. You are. Disabling updates in some versions of Windows 10 is not possible anymore. Also, I think it's generally a good idea to keep your system updated...

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Re: Windows has wiped out my Linux instalation.
« Reply #7 on: 16. November 2016, 11:31:58 »
hello experts
anyone of you know how to disable update ?
are you from yesterday :o

No, expert. You are. Disabling updates in some versions of Windows 10 is not possible anymore. Also, I think it's generally a good idea to keep your system updated...

You're not wrong, disabling updates in these days of instability is pretty stupid.

But if you're hell-bent on stopping them, just change your internet connection settings to "metered" and they stop completely until you ask for them.

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Re: Windows has wiped out my Linux instalation.
« Reply #8 on: 16. November 2016, 16:22:08 »
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Disabling updates in some versions of Windows 10 is not possible anymore
ha ha....who tell you that  ;D

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Re: Windows has wiped out my Linux instalation.
« Reply #9 on: 16. November 2016, 16:54:10 »
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Disabling updates in some versions of Windows 10 is not possible anymore
ha ha....who tell you that  ;D

The Administrator  ;)

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Re: Windows has wiped out my Linux instalation.
« Reply #10 on: 16. November 2016, 19:24:46 »
Another option is to use an external USB HDD (no stick but a real HDD). You can always install Linux on that without any problems and it is booted rather quickly.

That would be a good solution for a desktop computer. Laptop? I'm not sure...
Ah, ok, it's a laptop? Well, then you are right, that's not so nice using an external HDD. i never did that with my laptop either, only with my desktop PC.
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Re: Windows has wiped out my Linux instalation.
« Reply #11 on: 16. November 2016, 20:45:37 »
Come on people,,,
so who of you is tomek laptop administrator  :o
oMg..sorry tomek but i really really dont know what to say
and i am really serious  ::)

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Re: Windows has wiped out my Linux instalation.
« Reply #12 on: 16. November 2016, 21:21:37 »
Come on people,,,
so who of you is tomek laptop administrator  :o

Aren't you? ???  ;D ;D ;D

https://youtu.be/do2xI4GZfAA?t=50 (one of my favourite movies)

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Re: Windows has wiped out my Linux instalation.
« Reply #13 on: 16. November 2016, 22:29:03 »
give me a break...
why you need update?
are you scare of something?
oh poor tomek ::)

Tomaaz

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Re: Windows has wiped out my Linux instalation.
« Reply #14 on: 16. November 2016, 22:51:01 »
give me a break...
why you need update?
are you scare of something?
oh poor tomek ::)

Seriously...  ;D ;D ;D