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FatDog64 not reading savefile on UEFI/Legacy eMMc drive
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mzee1934

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PostPosted: Thu 15 Feb 2018, 21:45    Post subject:  FatDog64 not reading savefile on UEFI/Legacy eMMc drive
Subject description: Save file problems with FatDog64
 

I am trying to use FatDog64 710 on a HP Stream EFI with Legacy support, using 'LICK' to manage it.
* Runs fine
* Saves savefile
* loads savefile
* does not execute savefile (ignores it)
* WILLl read savefile from a USB stick
* will NOT read savefile from SD Card

LICK is installed in Windows 10 Pro
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don570


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Location: Ontario

PostPosted: Sat 17 Feb 2018, 12:28    Post subject:  

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* will NOT read savefile from SD Card


This doesn't surprise me. BarryK has found that some SD card readers that
laptops use don't allow booting. Probably bad chip design. The kernel doesn't recognize the chip during booting.
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mzee1934

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PostPosted: Sun 18 Feb 2018, 03:39    Post subject: FatDog64 not reading savefile on UEFI/Legacy eMMc drive
Subject description: Tried install on eMMc drive
 

I managed to install FatDog64 720 on the hard drive. Booted up fine with EFI, but still would only read the savefile if it was on a USB stick. Didn't like 720, you can't disable the touchpad.
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don570


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PostPosted: Tue 20 Feb 2018, 14:15    Post subject:  

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I managed to install FatDog64 720 on the hard drive.

Good! It should work better.

Quote:
you can't disable the touchpad.

Look somewhere in /etc folder or /etc/X11/ folder
or /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d
The loading of drivers is controlled there.


A trick I am currently doing in fatdogarm is
making a save file with the default name

Then I put in cmdline.txt ---> savefile=direct:local

The operating system looks for the save file automatically when booting,
so this is nice when using the raspberry pi as headless machine.

...but note that save file must be using the default name.
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mzee1934

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PostPosted: Thu 01 Mar 2018, 22:51    Post subject: Uninstalling LICK from windows 10Pro
Subject description: Missing Hibernation & Fast boot
 

I was using LICK to boot FatDog64 and it disabled Hibernation & Fast Boot.
I have now uninstalled LICK, but they are still disabled.

Anyone know how to re-enable them?
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drunkjedi


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PostPosted: Fri 02 Mar 2018, 00:34    Post subject:  

It's in the settings of Windows.
Just search the words in that cortana(or whatever that search assistant is called).
I don't use Windows much.
But the hibernation and fast boot has to be disabled in Windows if you want the ntfs partition to be read/write from another OS.
Windows when hibernation and fastboot is enabled, doesn't close that filesystem in regular way on shutdown.
So most linux systems only mount that filesystem as read only.
If you force read/write, then after booting back to Windows you will find your time wasted in scanning the drive.

That's why disable the hibernation and fastboot if you want to duel boot.
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mzee1934

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PostPosted: Fri 02 Mar 2018, 01:41    Post subject: Not reading savefile  

Cortana does not work in New Zealand.
I have uninstalled LICK duel boot, and would like Hibernate back again. It is still AWOL!
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drunkjedi


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PostPosted: Fri 02 Mar 2018, 03:48    Post subject:  

A simple Google search gave me following link.
https://www.howtogeek.com/243901/the-pros-and-cons-of-windows-10s-fast-startup-mode/
At end of that page, it shows how to enable or disable Fastboot and Hibernation and why would you want to do that.
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mzee1934

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PostPosted: Sat 03 Mar 2018, 04:23    Post subject: Restoring hibernation
Subject description: Restore hibernation to Windows after removing LICK
 

To restore Hibernation & fast boot settings that were removed from Windows by Lick, do the following:-

Right click on windows key
Open the Terminal console as administrator

powercfg /hibernate on

enter
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