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    Encrypted install for FEREN only available on HDD and not SSD

    I won't be doing that but thanks for the help as I'm ALMOST a Linux noob, almost lol I've had it connected via USB to this windows PC, deleted, created a partition and reformatted it, and still, when I launch SM 4.5 (the only version closest to 4.1 I could find) it said "WE CAN NOT DETECT ANY...
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    Encrypted install for FEREN only available on HDD and not SSD

    ..according to crappy SM (which has been iffy AF since its inception among ALL drrives) says my 840 EVO supports NOTHING in the app - no encryption, no secure erase, no rapid mode - ive secure erased it twice before lol, im trying to get Samsung Magician 4.1 as that was the only one that would...
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    Encrypted install for FEREN only available on HDD and not SSD

    I think I know my issue basically, you need to turn on and off full disk encryption with samsung magician BEFORE you install the OS, so I need a second USB stick to put SECURE ERASE on and then also enable ENCRYPTION on samsung magician before installing FEREN... i THINK thats what it could be...
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    Encrypted install for FEREN only available on HDD and not SSD

    at a total loss, cos in Vbox on HDD install its identical as before: and is the same if I choose my Samsung 1TB 860 EVO as the install location
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    Encrypted install for FEREN only available on HDD and not SSD

    thank Kgill - i have Vbox and could try it again on HDD and see if its only an option for HDD's and not for older 250GB Samsung 840 EVO SSD im willing to buy a cheapo 250GB one but MUST work with the encryption option
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    Encrypted install for FEREN only available on HDD and not SSD

    I tried, no 'check' button for encryption, last time it was right in yer face and obvious, i want THAT but on SSD not HDD??? and this time it looked like there were fewer options? dunno if cos FEREN is already installed on it - i choose both UEFI and non-EUFI boot options from my VENTOY stick...
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    Encrypted install for FEREN only available on HDD and not SSD

    ahh i didnt see that, thanks.. but on the HDD it was a totally different setup scenario, even the 5 "desktop" choices didn't appear like they did on the HDD - i'll re-try and report thanks again
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    Encrypted install for FEREN only available on HDD and not SSD

    Hi all, I have 2 PC's a Win10Prox64 one and a LinuxFeren x64 one, now on the Linux's 500GB HDD it offered up full drive encryption which I made use of, meaning should my drives be pulled they wouldn't get my files etc it will all be gobbledegook, so I decided to replace the 500GB Seagate HDD...
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    Help with Anti-Virus - noob

    thanks arochester....much appreciated, i got sorted with an AV - NOD32 has a GUI and uninstaller package. I will take a gander at those links thanks
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    NOOB - stuck with keyring incorrect pass on vpn / reboot issue

    Hi Linux newbie: issue1: Ive installed OpenVPN and had it working on ProtonVPN. however, upon setting it up it asked for something called a KEYRING PASSWORD (dunno what that is?) so I set it...now upon reboot i noticed my VPN does not connect automatically and I have to manually connect...
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    Help with Anti-Virus - noob

    ...I use AblockPlus, Ghostery & lastpass
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    Help with Anti-Virus - noob

    thanks for the input guys :) I would like to install one even if its just so I know HOW TO for future reference. Which is the best Linux magazine for noobs and is there a recommended website that teaches noobs about linux and how to use it? Im enjoying the customazibilty of it...much better...
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    Cant install Mint or Ubuntu as dual-boot with windows

    ...ok so I resolved the keyboard issue by reseating the CMOS battery as that seemed to work for other people. ok so thats me done (i think) for installation... now I know I can install Linux dual-boot any time (the slip up for me was leaving FREE SPACE on the c-drive instead of UNALLOCATED...
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    Cant install Mint or Ubuntu as dual-boot with windows

    tried that and changing USB ports and result is the same, there a loads of posts on various forums of others having the same issue with Ubuntu afer install, even some cant get into BIOS like me (some can), the only thing I can do is set Windows as default using Grub Customizer but then I wont be...
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    Cant install Mint or Ubuntu as dual-boot with windows

    ok, so i reinstalled with acronis disabled and its picked it up this time, I chose INSTALL ALONGSIDE WINDOWS.. its working except that on boot both my USB and PS2 keyboards do not work, I can not choose Windows from the grub menu NOR can I boot into BIOS, when I tap F12 (boot menu) or DEL (bios)...
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    Cant install Mint or Ubuntu as dual-boot with windows

    I will try what wizardfromoz says...but we may be able to go forward without having to reinstall..before i read the reply I disabled Acronis Loader and now in the boot menu is SAMSUNG SSD : UEFI (which boots into windows) and SAMSUNG SSD : P0 (which boots into Linux), Iamgoing to try and run the...
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    Help with Anti-Virus - noob

    many thanks for the replies and welcome :) I cant find the page with the instructions on for the Sophos install that I used, it was two lines of code, I just know its some sort of server anti-virus that runs silently, it said I was protected in terminal but thats all I know, guess I will just...
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    Help with Anti-Virus - noob

    Hello I have decided to make the jump to Linux, I followed instructions off various websites to install Sophos, turns out the one ive installed must be for servers as it has no GUI... can anybody please tell me:- A) How to uninstall it? B) How do I install ANY decent anti-virus that has a GUI...
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    Cant install Mint or Ubuntu as dual-boot with windows

    no rush as I can access it for now but it does need sorting out, I will try looking at that page.. also, im trying to install an Anti-Virus, I know a lot of people say you dont need one on Linux but imnot risking it, as linux becomes more popular malware authors will start to write more malware...
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    Cant install Mint or Ubuntu as dual-boot with windows

    what do I do after those two terminal commands? as I dontknow what Iam doing in linux, only the customizer allowed me access to GRUB and ive since removed that? edit: after running those commands this is what it reported in the list: Sourcing file `/etc/default/grub' Generating grub...
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