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    Device For Bootloader Installation(Disk or Efi partition?)

    I'm new to Linux Mint. In Linux Mint,at Installer partition manager,there is "Device for bootloader installation.I'm not sure which is the correct one to fill in the space,disk device or efi (ESP)partition. After reading a few posts on this subject matter,there is conflicting advice & no...
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    Having Issues with Ubuntu Installation on Lenovo Ideapad 5i Pro

    Hello. I bought the laptop a few days ago without an operating system. Since then I tried to install Ubuntu and was challenged with several errors. I used 'Rufus' to create UEFI and BIOS/UEFI bootable USB, and every time I selected Ubuntu to be installed, the computer showed the following...
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    Installed Zorin OS and now laptop won't charge? Lenovo ThinkPad E595.

    Hey guys, I am a bit of a newbie to the Linux scene (that's me trying to be modest) and I have recently installed Zorin OS on my ThinkPad E595. I've noticed that my battery does not charge anymore after the installation - when I plug my charger in, it detects it but it does not charge past it's...
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    [Solved] Can't install Linux Kubuntu on HP Pavilion 15-eh1001ur laptop. Laptop wouldn't boot

    I recently bought a HP Pavilion 15-eh1001ur laptop. It had pre installed Windows 10. I use Linux, so I installed Kubuntu on it using a USB. I used Guided installation - use whole disk. After installation, Linux doesn't boot. It all stops at HP logo, not moving forward. Also the live USB mode...
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    Frustrated with Virtualbox Error (rc-1908)

    I've been trying to solve this problem for days now. When I try to launch my Virtual Machine in Virtualbox 6.0 I get an error message: Failed to open a session for the virtual machine llllele. The virtual machine 'llllele' has terminated unexpectedly during startup with exit code 1 (0x1)...
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    Unable to acess bios screen

    I was trying to install a newer version of Linux Mint from a USB Stick. Linux Mint 19.2 to Linux Mint 20.2. I was unable to upgrade using the update manager, so burned an ISO to a USB Stick. No matter what I do, I am unable to access the bios screen. I believe I have UEFI on this PC. I...
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    FOSS / FOSH friendliness — Intel or AMD?

    In a nutshell: When it comes to the FOSS / FOSH friendliness, should one prefer Intel over AMD, or vice versa? Which is the way to go considering the degrees of freedom in hardware? Sorry for the inconvenience, I am still a novice on Linux and at the moment, buying my first pre-installed Linux...
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    cannot start BIOS instead grub o.4.4 menu appears. im trying to boot pop!_os from a USB, any ideas?

    https://superuser.com/questions/1649315/cannot-start-bios-instead-grub-o-4-4-menu-appears-im-trying-to-boot-pop-os-fro
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    Bios blackscreen after I install Linux

    I use an Acer Aspire A315-51 laptop and I tried to install several distroutions (Ubuntu, Arch, Manjaro, ...) but every time when everything is installed, after I press the bios key F2 a blackscreen with a white line appears. I can still select the operating system via the F12 boot menu, but I...
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    Does anyone know if it is safe to disable secure boot?

    Good day everyone! I have been trying to find an answer on the internet, but its quite mixed in opinions. Is there any major risks of getting malware if I disable secure boot or should I just be careful of what I download on the internet? I have heard that operating systems like TAILS will not...
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    Every time I install grub, I can't get into the BIOS

    I installed Arch Linux alongside Windows and I can boot both operating systems after pressing F12. But when I want to go into the BIOS, the screen goes black and there is a small white line in the upper left corner. Then I reinstalled the BIOS, but the I can no longer boot Arch Linux. But if I...
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    Problems with Installing Linux.

    Hey, I have a laptop that is Acer Aspire V5-431 and I want to install Linux in it but I'm having problems while installing it. I have tried two distro's till now which are Linux Mint XFCE and Zorin OS Core. It gives me an error like this [[^6~ there are multiple lines of this and then nothing...
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    Clock cpu limited i7700hq on lenovo y520

    I have a lenovo Y520-15IKBN laptop, with an I7700-HQ cpu, with a base clock of 2.80 Ghz up to 3.80 Ghz in turbo boost mode, I use archlinux, but changing the distro the situation does not change. The CPU never reaches the maximum clock, at maximum 3.6 Ghz, not even in single core, (tested with...
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    Turn/Keep Backlight Off or Brightness ALL THE WAY Down

    I've replaced my screen with "special" screen (Pixel Qi) that when the backlight is off, basically doubles as e-paper so it is visible in sunlight. The Fn+F6 shortcut works great to turn the backlight off while keeping the LCD active (which is exactly what I need). The problem is that the...
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    Pre-Linux GRUB trouble

    First off, need to say my PC is a mess (later). Have an HP Pavillion tower desktop, was running Windows 7 until using a utility on the Registry and only shows the "GRUB loading ... grub rescue". Haven't got round to dual-booting Mint or Manjaro (or both) on it just yet. What I meant by my...
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    [sovled] BIOS navigation '+' key does not work

    Hi Attempting to boot linux mint installation from usb In the BIOS boot menu, where you choose the order of what is booted up first. I am trying to move the 'USB HDD' to the top, however the '+' sign is the only key that does not seem to work? When pressed it only makes a sound like the rest of...
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    Grub loader on ufei machine

    Hi, i bought a windows 10 hp 15-bw033wm touchscreen a12 to multi boot with kali and possibly knoppix as a diagnostic machine, however i cannot rearrange my boot loader, i was wondering if there was a way to i have not thoight of, or doni have to install grub on the windows management ufei drive...
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    What am I doing wrong? (xubuntu installation)

    Hello. I am a first time linux user trying to get xubuntu going. I downloaded the .iso file and put it on my flash drive using rufus, so I know that part is good to go. However, when I get to my BIOS screen and set the boot order to boot from usb first, it just keeps opening windows 10 no...
  19. CptCharis

    Update your BIOS dell with Linux Mint

    Hello guys ! I felt the need for this post due to lack of /or incomplete information in web. I would like to tell you how I updated my BIOS within Linux Mint environment. Of course I did that with the help of some "Guru" of this forum. Thank you guys!!! First of all you have to download your...
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    Bios reset?

    I have installed the Latest version of Mint on an external usb drive. It boots and works fine. The main computer is running Windows 10. Grub sees the Windows 10 launcher and will boot windows it it is selected. If I load, Windows 10, however, after I shut it down, the computer no longer sees the...
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