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Can I install Puppy in my laptop? Can I use a cooling pad?
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J_D_

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PostPosted: Wed 09 Oct 2019, 22:45    Post subject:  Can I install Puppy in my laptop? Can I use a cooling pad?
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1. Wanting to install Puppy on my Windows 10 Dell laptop. It will not let me install Grub. Id like to use the original mbr. Anyone ever used this ??
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GaCbTe1eEes


2. The fan on my old Acer finally quit. I cant replace it. It requires a full disassembly I just can not deal with all the little cables. Do not have all my fingers and the ones I have do not work well. So, will one of those cooling pads work ? The have them on ebay with one to five fans for $20 or so.
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PostPosted: Thu 10 Oct 2019, 05:36    Post subject:  

The cooling pads work somewhat.

The problem is. Will it put air into the laptop, to actually get to the hot processor, to cool it.

Replacing the fan should not be that hard.
Get the specific replacement fan for the specific make and model of the laptop.
1. Take laptop back cover off.
2. Take two screws loose holding fan in mounting point.
3. Disconnect power cable from fan.
Install is steps in reverse.

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PostPosted: Thu 10 Oct 2019, 05:46    Post subject:  

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1. Wanting to install Puppy on my Windows 10 Dell laptop. It will not let me install Grub. Id like to use the original mbr. Anyone ever used this ??

I assume you want to have Windows 10 and Puppy both on computer.

Take a look at using Lick installer to do that.
http://murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=61404

Everyone that has used it, says it works great for making a dual boot setup with Windows 10.

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PostPosted: Thu 10 Oct 2019, 09:37    Post subject:  

bigpup wrote:
The cooling pads work somewhat.

The problem is. Will it put air into the laptop, to actually get to the hot processor, to cool it.

Replacing the fan should not be that hard.
Get the specific replacement fan for the specific make and model of the laptop.
1. Take laptop back cover off.
2. Take two screws loose holding fan in mounting point.
3. Disconnect power cable from fan.
Install is steps in reverse.


Big, this Acer requires complete disassembly. About 30 screws and 10 or more tiny cables. I watched a couple youtube videos on it. My fingers will not do it.
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PostPosted: Thu 10 Oct 2019, 19:36    Post subject:  

bigpup wrote:
Everyone that has used it, says it works great for making a dual boot setup with Windows 10.

I'll confirm that! Very simple and straightforward process. Very Happy

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PostPosted: Fri 11 Oct 2019, 06:18    Post subject:  

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Big, this Acer requires complete disassembly. About 30 screws and 10 or more tiny cables. I watched a couple youtube videos on it. My fingers will not do it.

Got a technical community collage nearby?
They should have computer courses for working on computers.
Get the replacement fan it needs.
Take the computer and fan to them.
Changing out the fan on a laptop this hard to do, would be welcome training for the class.

You could also teach them about Puppy Linux!!! Very Happy

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PostPosted: Sat 12 Oct 2019, 00:48    Post subject:  

I live in a town of 3000 people. We dont even have a high school. Very Happy Very Happy
None of this is a big hurry. Just looking at options.
New thing. This thread does not appear for me on the forum pages. Only way I get to it is the link I get in post notification emails. Whats up with that ?
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PostPosted: Sat 12 Oct 2019, 15:52    Post subject:  

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I live in a town of 3000 people. We dont even have a high school.
To me, that sounds like a perfect place for real people! I read your post perfectly from halfway around the world. Could there be some other hidden issues with your laptop?
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PostPosted: Sat 12 Oct 2019, 17:42    Post subject:  

I will try another laptop. They moved the thread. After that the thread does not show on the forum page for me.
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PostPosted: Sat 12 Oct 2019, 18:03    Post subject:  

Funny, I was not scrolling down far enough. Did not realize there was 100 stickies at the top of the page.
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PostPosted: Sat 12 Oct 2019, 22:23    Post subject:  

Laughing

BTW: If you search for an expression in a multi-page thread, you can add some magic words to have all posts appear in one single page, allowing you to use Ctrl-f to find what you look for. Like sometime in the future, when this thread covers 9 pages ( Wink ):

http://murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=117096&ppage=10

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PostPosted: Thu 07 Nov 2019, 20:17    Post subject:  

Finally got around to installing Lick and Puppy. Thank you very much guys.
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