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by yrrchsebor
Sat Feb 08, 2014 12:21 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: impossible to install Mint on Toshiba Satellite C-55a?
Replies: 7
Views: 3409

Re: impossible to install Mint on Toshiba Satellite C-55a?

Thanks for your replies. I actually have gotten the machine to boot off a USB drive... Turns out the trick was using the Fedora Live USB Creator(I had used LiLi before). Perhaps the issue is the cat and mouse game between Microsoft and the Linux community of getting Linux to work on the new uefi sys...
by yrrchsebor
Sat Feb 08, 2014 9:50 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: impossible to install Mint on Toshiba Satellite C-55a?
Replies: 7
Views: 3409

Re: impossible to install Mint on Toshiba Satellite C-55a?

Ah ok, interesting idea, thanks. I'll look into it today. Yeah, I can create the partitions using Windows, but I've held off on that until I knew I could install Mint.

When you instal from RAM, do you think grub would instal and be able to deal with the dual boot?
by yrrchsebor
Sat Feb 08, 2014 3:02 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: impossible to install Mint on Toshiba Satellite C-55a?
Replies: 7
Views: 3409

impossible to install Mint on Toshiba Satellite C-55a?

has there been any case where installing Linux was just not possible on a UEFI machine? i got a Toshiba Satellite C-55A, and have had no luck installing anything. with a dvd of Mint 16, when i try to boot off the dvd, i just get a 'Minimal BASH-like line editing' screen. with usb drives, it seems to...
by yrrchsebor
Thu Mar 07, 2013 2:03 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Installing LM14 from USB
Replies: 1
Views: 250

Re: Installing LM14 from USB

i had that problem as well... it was the slideshow. hopefully removing it will fix it for you too: viewtopic.php?f=46&t=119215
by yrrchsebor
Sun Mar 03, 2013 3:43 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Installation freezing at the partition window
Replies: 1
Views: 249

Re: Installation freezing at the partition window

hi, i had problems installing both Mint and Ubuntu as well, but i fixed it by removing the installer slideshow: http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=46&t=119215. however, my installs were freezing after the partitioning part, so i don't know if that is your issue. i wonder if there are an...
by yrrchsebor
Sat Feb 23, 2013 2:05 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Linux Mint 14 Cinnamon 64bit UEFI dual boot with windows 8.
Replies: 3
Views: 1246

Re: Linux Mint 14 Cinnamon 64bit UEFI dual boot with windows

nevermind, i just reread your post..
by yrrchsebor
Mon Feb 18, 2013 1:48 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Dual boot Mint with WIndows 8?
Replies: 2
Views: 438

Re: Dual boot Mint with WIndows 8?

From what I've read it seems the M$ is trying to prevent users from making Win8 machines dual boot. Does Mint have a solution for this? I'd like to get a new laptop. I'm wondering if I should avoid Win8. Thanks it can be done, i have Windows 8 dual-booted with Linux Mint 14. i am not an expert, but...
by yrrchsebor
Sat Feb 16, 2013 10:59 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: ASUS X501A-TH31 Laptop
Replies: 1
Views: 1055

Re: ASUS X501A-TH31 Laptop

hi, i just saw this post... did you get the laptop? i have the X501A and have it dual-booted with Windows 8 and Mint 14 Mate. i can say it has been great, pretty much everything in Mint works right out of the box: wifi, ethernet, touchpad, sound, etc. i really love the machine too, expecially for th...
by yrrchsebor
Fri Feb 15, 2013 1:15 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: How to dual boot Linux mint 14 and windows 8?
Replies: 3
Views: 1136

Re: How to dual boot Linux mint 14 and windows 8?

have you ever installed Linux Mint before? I just dual-booted Mint 14 with Win8 UEFI last night, and the only thing different was at the end, my Asus would only boot straight into Windows, as if I never had installed Mint. But I ended up fixing that with the Boot Repair program that comes with Ubunt...
by yrrchsebor
Fri Feb 15, 2013 8:26 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Installed but can't boot - grub - 'canonical path of /cow'
Replies: 6
Views: 2705

Re: Installed but can't boot - grub - 'canonical path of /co

Yeah, i managed to dual-boot Windows 8 and Linux Mint 14 on a new Asus X501A. At first it would only boot straight into Windows, but the Boot Repair program in Ubuntu Secure Remix fixed up GRUB to work with UEFI. I didn't seem to have the latest version of Boot Repair so it directed me to use Ubuntu...
by yrrchsebor
Mon Jan 21, 2013 1:39 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Cannot install (as superuser) Mint 14 MATE Edition
Replies: 6
Views: 813

Re: Cannot install (as superuser) Mint 14 MATE Edition

mykec wrote:Not sure about how this problem resolved itself but I just tried installing Mint 14 MATE Edition again this morning and it went through all the motions perfectly. Very odd that.


wow ok, glad it worked for you. perhaps i'll try again soon
by yrrchsebor
Sun Jan 20, 2013 1:27 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Cannot install (as superuser) Mint 14 MATE Edition
Replies: 6
Views: 813

Re: Cannot install (as superuser) Mint 14 MATE Edition

I just got a Dell N5050 and have been unable to get past the screen where you enter name and password. I click continue and nothing happens, and soon all activity stops. This happened on several versions of Mint and Ununtu. Never had this happen before... I did manage to install Debian 6.0.6.
by yrrchsebor
Fri Jan 18, 2013 6:22 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Mint 14.1 Cinnamon stuck at Install "Where are you?" screen.
Replies: 13
Views: 1819

Re: Mint 14.1 Cinnamon stuck at Install "Where are you?" scr

exact same problem here, stuck at 'where are you' screen. trying to install 14.1 Cinnamon 64-bit alongside Windows 7, using a USB stick. did you two ever find a solution? thanks

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