how to instal linux on mint laptop!??????

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  1. Azurewrath

    Azurewrath New Member

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    Install Windows or try Ubuntu ~ Good luck ~

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    That's why we all call it Windows "Hate"
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    Suggesting Windows on a Linux forum? What kind of Linux user are you?:eek::D
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    Hi! I don't know if I should open a new thread, because I had the very same problem (that's how I found this thread and forum in the first place) but the OP abandoned this for W8, which I would rather not do. I also have an Acer, but the Acer Travelmate b115-m-41rq. I bought it in Germany, and it said "without OS" but came with Linpus instead : /

    For Linpus, I get the same screens as the OP. No GUI will load.

    I made a USB to boot Mint from, trying different software (unebootin, liveusbcreator and universalusbinstaller) to see if I was making the live usb wrongly, but neither of them worked. Every time the usb _will be recognized_ as a booting device, the menu will show up (options: Linux Mint 17.1 Cinnamon 64-bit or the same in compatibility mode or "check the compatibility of the medium"), but as soon as I select to any of the options (I tried all), the screen will turn black and nothing will happen. I tried waiting for half an hour, but still nothing happened.

    I also tried to follow this instructions [community linuxmint com / tutorial / view / 842] and use the nomodeset option since I can't find the specifications of my graphics software, but that didn't help either.

    I tried to make a usb with DBAN to try and get rid of Linpus to begin with, and try to boot with Mint directly from the usb, but then the usb won't be recognized and DBAN won't load, leading straight to Linpus, the same dead end I began with.

    What should I try next? I expected to get this laptop running today to start working with it tomorrow, but I just can't seem toget it to work.

    [EDIT: I'm very new to linux, and I created this account here explicitly to ask this question. Since I'm new to the forum, I can't paste links properly. Sorry for that]

    [EDIT2: I found out that the Linpus version I have pre-installed has no GUI; still, I can't get it to do anything regarding the instalation of Mint, nor has the status of the other behaviours changed]
    Last edited: Jan 8, 2015
  5. Thapainfo

    Thapainfo New Member

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    Could you please mention the configuration to your Acer laptop.

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