hi, im a windows 10 user but i wanted to give linux another chance so i installed it on another partition (linux mint).... in bios i have it set to legacy mode but when i boot the pc it goes to a blinking cursor..... what gives ?
Don't put it in legacy. Keep it in UEFI, install (reinstall) Mint and use the default settings. That's the sum total of what to do.if bios is in legacy, it goes straight to linux mint....if bios is in uefi... it goes straight to windows 10
and yes i installed through USB
the pc is essentially a stock lenovo m91p@corpral_canad
Please tel us the Make Model and full model number of your machine
IF its a home build then the make/model of the motherboard/graphics/sound/ & other main components you used
If you can boot it then please run in a terminal inxi -Fnxz [inxi space -fnxz] copy and paste here...this should tell us all we need to know at this stage
i installed mint in uefi and (cursor)....I wonder if you installed Mint with grub legacy MBR mode and not to efi ?
Actually i think we may be able to confirm that , if you install efibootmgr and use command something like efibootmgr -v if Mint was installed to efi , then efibootmgr should show an entry for it.
But the real question @corporal_Canada is : do i stand to attention to you , or you stand to attention to me ? if its me "stand at ease !"
no video card im afraid... and i didnt get a chance to put in your command before the ubuntu install endedI have taken a quick look at the original Spc, nothing much is jumping out at me except depending on country and variant you have either
on board graphics if its the HD5450 you may need the legacy drivers in the repository [sorry I don't have the full list of ATI cards & drivers
- ATI Radeon HD5450
- NVIDIA Quadro FX380 (DVI + DP)
open a terminal and type in inxi -G [inxi [space]-G and enter , the report will tell us what card and drivers are installed copy and past the results back here