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  • Chromebox and still use Win 7

    Posted on Larry B Comment on the AskWoody Lounge

    Home Forums AskWoody support Non-Windows operating systems Chromebooks and ChromeOS Chromebox and still use Win 7

    This topic contains 4 replies, has 3 voices, and was last updated by  Paul T 1 month ago.

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    • #2088213 Reply

      Larry B
      AskWoody Plus

      Considering purchasing a Chromebox vs a chromebook.  I would still like to use my Win 7 PC for most non internet usage.  I do not want to have to disconnect all of my peripherals everytime I want to switch between units so I am wondering if there is a go between device I can get to do this besides getting Y adapters.  I can do this easily with the router, but the keyboard, mouse and monitor is another issue.

       

      I am getting frustrated with trying to install Linux on My PC as it has a RAID configuration that is messing with this.

    • #2088225 Reply

      PKCano
      Da Boss

      There are KVM switches (Keyboard Video Mouse)

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      Paul T
      AskWoody MVP

      I am getting frustrated with trying to install Linux on My PC as it has a RAID configuration that is messing with this.

      What sort of RAID configuration, hardware / software?
      What issue do you have with Linux?
      Do you really need RAID? Backup to external disk is a better recovery mechanism.

      cheers, Paul

    • #2088696 Reply

      Larry B
      AskWoody Plus

      I believe the raid is set up with a 32GB SSD and the 2 work together to speed up the PC.  There is only 1 actual HD in the PC.  Going to AHCI mode would disable that feature I think and that would not be a trade off I want.  Ubuntu based distros will not see the sda configuration even with the Ext4 Linux partition I made for a potential install.

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      Paul T
      AskWoody MVP

      That sounds like Intel Rapid Storage, where the SSD is used to cache the HDD. AHCI will not disable the feature as it’s provided by the disk controller.

      If you go into the BIOS can you see what the disk configuration is and what the controller chipset is?

      cheers, Paul

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