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    Thank you for the suggestions. I'll give them a try. Also thank you for the clarification on the different distros. That helps a lot. There is a storm front going through and I'm recording the data from my weather station. As soon as it's over, I want to start working on it again.
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    I’m going to try the persistence so I don’t have to reset the preferences each time. My research has been into which types of Linux would work best for my use. I’ve been trying a lot of different versions and Ubantu and Mint seem to be the top runners so far. I’m still trying to get a...
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    I finally got Ubuntu to work using Unetbootin. After some research on an error, I had to go back into the BIOS and disable the "Secure Boot" option under "Security". It booted up and I played with it a bit. I'm going to download Python and Arduino to put on it and I'll be using it full time...
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    I’ll give all of them a try. So far I haven’t found a combination that works. I’ve also tried Elementry. This was the latest error.
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    I’ll give those to a try. I did finally get a boot option and I used the USB. I did get a message once. Hopefully one of the other two bootable programs will work.
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    Totally confused

    I've hit a problem. I'm trying to boot the Windows 10 laptop from the USB drive. I used Yami to configure the USB. I went into the BIOS and made the USB the first choice to boot. After 3-4 tries, it still comes up with Windows like it always did. I went back into the BIOS and it still has the...
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    That sounds fantastic! Thank you very much! I have Mint loaded on a USB card and I want to try a dual boot from it to try it out this weekend. If it looks good, I’ll use it as the OS.
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    Totally confused

    I found the CPU. Intel pentium B980, 2.4 GHz, 2 cores The GPU I can't find any mention of it in the system info. I like the sounds of the LTS. I'm mostly looking for stability. Currently I'm monitoring the output of a weather station I built. Data is received on the serial port every minute...
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    Totally confused

    Thank you for the download Condobloke. I'm going to start reading it. This is what I could get from the Laptop so far: Toshiba Satellite C855 6 GB memory 600 GB HD Still trying to find the CPU and GPU. I'm glad to hear the Arduino is well supported. That and Python will be the main things on it.
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    Totally confused

    Hello I'm brand new to Linux. I have an old Windows laptop I use for data logging. I have a python program running on it as a data logger and soon to control some Arduino controller boards. I hate windows and it's trying to crash. I'd like to change it to Linux, but after reading several pages...
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