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[ale] Debian/Ubuntu/Mint install



I haven't used cd boot for a while. Almost since distributions got too big
to fit on CD. Create USB bootable. Maybe there is magic key to select boot
device at laptop boot. In my experience is something between F9-F12 range
depends on the model. Check your documentation.

On Sun, Oct 9, 2016 at 9:02 PM, <kilpatms at comcast.net> wrote:

> Yes.
> I am keeping Fedora on my main box, but I much prefer KDE over Grub (I am
> NOT trying to start a flame war now) and Fedora no longer supports KDE.
> Debian/Ubuntu/Mint offers a KDE desktop/apps.
>
> Sean,
>
> who is now fighting a BIOS that has removed any way to boot from the CD
> drive!!!!!!!
>
> GRRRRRRR
>
>
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> Any particular reason you're changing distros?
> You might verify you can install the distro you know on this hardware
> first.
> It will be easier to work out the configuration details no something you
> know, then if you want to try something different, you will at least know
> you have a good hardware config to work with.
> -jt
>
>
>
> James Taylor
> 678-697-9420
> james.taylor at eastcobbgroup.com
>
>
>
> >>> <kilpatms at comcast.net> 10/9/2016 8:19 PM >>>
> Well, not quite a brick. The boot process ends with a terminal window and
> this prompt:  grub>_
>
> It's been a decade or more since I last had to muck about with grub.  I
> have no idea at all what I might be able to do at this point.  I am still
> trying to shuffle BIOS settings -- hoping that land on the combination that
> works.
>
> Sean
>
>
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> That's that I did -- and now I have a brick!
>
> Apparently I am caught in some sort of diabolical hell caused by EFI and
> Secure Boot.
>
> The BIOS software doesn't have a usable manual and the Ubuntu install
> program seems to believe (wrongly) that it plays nicely with this crap. It
> even requires me to set up a partition just for EFI!
>
> I'm still fighting this.  Has anyone here recently installed a current
> Debian OS on a computer damned with a UFI/Secure Boot BIOS?
>
> Sean
>
>
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