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Introductions / Re: New Member
« on: March 03, 2017, 04:47:29 AM »
Watch out for dizzie, he might eat your cake...!  ::)

Did someone say cake........

Welcome Lex-Linux!

VSIDO Discussions / Re: uefi Test ISO
« on: February 06, 2017, 09:01:25 AM »
Just installed and everything went flawlessly  8)

General Support / Re: SSD going bad? nVidia weirdness?
« on: January 07, 2017, 08:34:04 AM »
Quote from: PackRat
Set up your webcam and video the entire room  :D

PLEASE DONT DO THIS! is a terrible idea!

My first thought was a temperature as well but unless conky is giving you bad data then you are probably safe there. Have you tested the power supply?

Generally with an ssd failure there will be some freezing or boot issues right before the drive fails. There wont be a whole lot of warning. At least thats my experience. 

VSIDO Installation Help / Re: Nvidia Install Problems
« on: October 28, 2016, 07:52:29 AM »
^ thanks for the help. I got installed earlier on bios. Tomorrow I'm gonna see if I can get this to work on uefi.

VSIDO Installation Help / Re: Nvidia Install Problems <SOLVED*>
« on: October 27, 2016, 05:01:02 PM »
Thanks Hakerdefo

That's exactly the settings I have. I think I have figured out the grub issue, well, kind of figured it out.
I installed yesterday and everything went great. I rebooted multiple times and was so excited to finally be back up and working that it it dawn on me to make sure grub was actually installed to the MBR of the drive I was using. I wiped the other drive that I had windows on and then I couldn't boot. No bootable disk. Hmmmmmmm.....

I went in via chroot and tried to reinstall grub but kept getting an error so I said screw it and I reinstalled. I disconnected all unnecessary drives as to eliminated any possible headache. Everything went good with the install so I rebooted and got the same error. No bootable drives.
I continued this for another couple install attempts using both installers and had no luck.

It was the alternate installer that tipped me off. I kept getting a warning that grub failed. So I installed via the main installer and then grabbed a super grub disk and dd'd it to another USB drive.
Super grub was unable to detect any grub installation. So no wonder it won't boot! Using rescutux I attempted to repair/reinstall grub but it just errored and chroot didn't work either.

VSIDO Installation Help / Re: Nvidia Install Problems
« on: October 27, 2016, 03:22:00 AM »
Thanks VastOne! I finally found an old video card so I'm gonna try to get installed tonight.

@ Snap, thanks for the tips. I don't think its an efi setting on the board as I have had the same issue with the past two boards.
I'm with VastOne in that I think its either a kernel or grub issue ( at least as far as the second issue goes).

The first issue is an nvidia issue I'm sure

VSIDO Installation Help / Nvidia Install Problems
« on: October 26, 2016, 03:09:25 AM »
Here is my hardware:


CPU (AMD 8370


32gb DDR3 2133 (PC3 17000)

Video Card


two 1tb Seagate 7200rpm storage drives

Power Supply

CORSAIR CX series CX750 750W

I have two issues.

1) This is a new MB and I cannot boot up with a live disk to install. Everything seems to load fine and then the screen goes black and my monitor goes to sleep. I had this with the old MB and I was able to use the onboard video to get it installed, install the Nvidia driver and then use my video card.
Unfortunately this board doesnt have onboard video. Without using a different card to install with does anyone have any ideas how to get installed?

2) Every time I install for the last few releases, grub wont boot my system. I boot up and before I get to the grub screen I get a flashing cursor and thats it. I end up having to use a dirrent distro, install on a seperate disk, use that distro to boot VSIDO and from there purge grub and reinstall it (sometimes more than once) and finally I can boot up.

To make things even weirder, I can boot up just fine when booting in uefi mode and this video card. Just not in bios mode

General Support / Re: NVMe Placeholder
« on: October 26, 2016, 02:29:10 AM »
This has been an ongoing issue for me for at least six months. I posted about it and was never able to get any movement with it. So out of frustration I just removed System D and pinned the system d apps so they wouldnt install with updates.

VSIDO Discussions / Re: uefi Test ISO
« on: October 22, 2016, 11:44:07 PM »
Lol in this instance I was referring to Ubuntu but next time I may means quaaludes

VSIDO Discussions / Re: uefi Test ISO
« on: October 20, 2016, 04:07:53 AM »
Well, looks like I'm not the only one having issues getting installed.
Received the new board yesterday

Along with a new chassis and got everything transfered over. In doing so I dropped my CPU and bent a pin..... Sigh.

Now that I have replacement parts and I have my helmet on I've been working on getting installed.

I've got uefi boot on, secure boot off, a fat partition for boot/grub and have even had a couple good installs with no errors and still can't boot.

Just to make sure my settings were correct I installed with a purple distro and  everything installed just fine and booted no problem

VSIDO Discussions / Re: uefi Test ISO
« on: October 17, 2016, 04:16:51 AM »
Hahaha yep you'll see me soon.... Maybe tonight!

VSIDO Discussions / Re: uefi Test ISO
« on: October 17, 2016, 02:24:27 AM »
I just installed another distro with uefi and it said I'm not on a uefi system which must mean for whatever reason the installer isn't seeing that its an efi board.

I wanted to replace this board anyway so now I have a reason. Ordering one tonight and will continue this in a day or so.

VSIDO Discussions / Re: uefi Test ISO
« on: October 17, 2016, 12:09:54 AM »
Thanks VastOne I'll read it now. I'm learning this as I go so thanks for the patience and help guys.

VSIDO Discussions / Re: uefi Test ISO
« on: October 17, 2016, 12:08:33 AM »
Not right now I don't. I broke my install..... Again..... So I grabbed the efi image and formatted my hard drive as got and ran the installer once I got it booted up.

For some reason grub errors though (like it always seems to on this machine).

VSIDO Discussions / Re: uefi Test ISO
« on: October 17, 2016, 12:02:34 AM »
OK that worked great and got me booted up.

I've never setup uefi before, do I need to designate a fat partition for the bootloader or does the installer do this?
Has anyone got this to work? I keep getting a grub install error.

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