I recently started taking an interest in Linux operating systems. So I decided to try one. I have a Mecer W86CU laptop 64-bit running Windows 8(it came out with Windows 7)
8 Gb ram
Intel i5 M560 2.67 Ghz CPU
Nvidia Geforce GTS 360M GPU running on driver version 331.40 currently.
I downloaded Linux Mint 15 Cinnamon 64-bit version and created a CD to boot with, and changed my boot order.
Not having any experience in Linux, i read a few tutorials about installing Linux. Everything I read seemed to say that using Linux in dual-boot won't be a problem.
I restarted my PC with the CD in the drive. It showed a dark screen with the words "Linux Mint" and 4 dots underneath it. The next screen said "automatic boot in 10 seconds. press Esc to display more boot options." The first time i didn't press anything, so that the automatic boot would continue. The screen flashed a few times, and then had a screen similar to a TV without signal.
I rebooted and started Windows, to research the problem. I saw a couple of people say to use the "nvidia.modeset=0" command, but I could not find the line they said that I should put it in, it wasn't displayed.
another post said I should put the driver in the boot parameters, but I can't get it to work properly.
So can someone please help me to get Linux to dual-boot with Windows. I have searched through countless forums and FAQ pages, but can't get it to work.
Help in booting linux
Oct 5, 2013
Hello, I hope you are faring well with your new Linux OS. I am sorry to say I am unfamiliar with using 64-bit software because all my PCs are 32-bit.
I started out with downloading Linux from the Ubuntu website and installing from the web. This turned out to be a problem later when I removed too much unwanted software and had to rescue my computer. I bought some CDs and DVDs of Linux and my Linux Mint 14.1 DVD seemed promising. There are many flavors of OS from the Ubuntu family, and I think that Linux Mint is one of them.
I did not attempt to maintain a previous partition because the old partitions were based on a bad OS and I had no data to recover. I just let Linux Mint define the partition as new and it used the whole disk in a default mode.
You might try installing the Linux Mint again like you did last time. But this time, wait longer for the computer to catch up. I remember some false starts where I got impatient and interrupted the installation when I thought my PC had frozen. I would imagine that in your situation with other partitions involved, that the new OS may need some time to map its memory and create the partition that you chose.
Also, the media you use will likely have updates online. If you can select the online updates to run while you are installing from your media, then it may bypass your problem and give you a better installation up front. I see you downloaded and created your own CD media. Then in that case you may still benefit from including online updates into the installation.
I did not settle on Linux Mint because it appeared to block my usage of hosts files right out of the new installation. At the time, I new much less about hosts files, but it was important for me to study the topic and experiment with Linux. I went with Ubuntu 12.04.2 LTS DVD media instead, because this OS permits me to experiment and build a hosts file. Linux Mint out of the box ( or DVD) limited my hosts file to barely 40 lines and truncated (deleted) the rest.
I also had trouble setting my preferred DNS providers in Linux Mint at the time, and it probably had more to do with Linux Mint not fully integrating the updated software. That problem is probably fixed by now.
ROct 8, 2013
Please forgive me for hijacking your post @Chalden, I can't post anywhere else! (Literally.)
Can anyone please help me with my account??
I joined Monday. Didn't get immediate access, alright. Saw an admin on later and still didn't have access, so I checked for a verification email and there wasn't one. Still didn't have access later, so I used the form at the bottom of these forums to send an email for help.
Tuesday I saw where someone who had joined that day had already posted. I still didn't have access, a verification email, or any sort of reply from Monday's webform. Since comments on the FB page seem largely ignored, I sent a message to directly to them, explaining the trouble and asking for help.
Today I've still got nothing, but stumbled on these groups and found that by joining this one I can reply, but still not create my own thread here.
I mean, do you just really hate women that much??
Seriously, though. If anyone could help me out I would really appreciate it.Oct 10, 2013Akash Saxena likes this.
Hello, Jeannie. I hope you have resolved your access issues by now. I am new here and one of the first things I did upon joining was to set up my profile and preferences. I have not noticed any problems with navigating or posting on the site to date.
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ROct 10, 2013
Thanks, Raleigh. Unfortunately not- even at the bottom of the Assistance forum all I get is this:
I did fill out my profile right away. Can't figure out what I'm missing.Oct 11, 2013
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