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[ale] Debian/Ubuntu/Mint install



Minimalist fedora well fits on a CD with space leftover :-)

Fedora 24 supports KDE as a "spin" called plasma. Grab the installer and
run with it.

Turn secure boot off in bios and reboot back to bios. Now allow legacy boot
and reboot again. Now install.

On Oct 9, 2016 10:21 PM, <kilpatms at comcast.net> wrote:

> I really don't think the choice of OS is causing the problem. I >think< my
> problems are all tied to the interaction of the OS with the BIOS.
>
> I have no idea what is going on in grub either.
>
> I have been talking about booting from the CD drive -- but of course it is
> a CD/DVD drive and modern OS.iso files are way too big to fit on a CD.
>
>
>
> Sean
>
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> You could try openSUSE Leap.
> I'm running it on all of my personal devices, and I absolutely have to
> have KDE.
> -jt
>
>
>
> James Taylor
> 678-697-9420
> james.taylor at eastcobbgroup.com
>
>
>
> >>> <kilpatms at comcast.net> 10/9/2016 9:02 PM >>>
> 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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