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by Okcoolguy
Mon Jan 13, 2020 12:25 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Linux mint won't install on new laptop SOLVED
Replies: 35
Views: 2511

Re: Linux mint won't install on new laptop SOLVED

Hey I realize this is a bit late (I was not able to do this earlier as away on vacation) but I have finally installed mint 19.3 on my Lenovo 14w and can double confirm as someone else has mentioned here that it is running perfectly. Unlike the previous version (19.2) which would not install because ...
by Okcoolguy
Sat Dec 28, 2019 12:58 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Linux mint won't install on new laptop SOLVED
Replies: 35
Views: 2511

Re: Linux mint won't install on new laptop SOLVED

Today I have installed Mint 19.3 Tricia on Lenovo 14w without any issues. During the installation I was monitoring the console - there were no errors related to the eMMC mmcblk1 device. Mint 19.3 came with kernel 5.0.0.32, so after the installation I upgraded the kernel to 5.3.0-24 and had no issue...
by Okcoolguy
Fri Dec 13, 2019 9:11 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Linux mint won't install on new laptop SOLVED
Replies: 35
Views: 2511

Re: Linux mint won't install on new laptop SOLVED

Hey guys.
Do you think the mint 19.3 beta may have resolved the lack of emmc driver issue?

I checked the release notes and it says "This release ships with linux-firmware 1.173.9 and the Linux kernel 5.0."
by Okcoolguy
Fri Dec 13, 2019 10:24 am
Forum: Releases & Announcements
Topic: Linux Mint 19.3 “Tricia” Xfce – BETA Release
Replies: 4
Views: 1752

Re: Linux Mint 19.3 “Tricia” Xfce – BETA Release

Hi.
I read through the update list but I am still not sure if this release will work on a emmc drive? (Previous version 19.2 would not install)
Thanks
by Okcoolguy
Wed Nov 27, 2019 4:39 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Linux mint won't install on new laptop SOLVED
Replies: 35
Views: 2511

Re: Linux mint won't install on new laptop

Hey everyone, just wanted to update that I was successful in installing pop os 19.10 this laptop and it runs fine, so I can confirm that the issue with installing mint on this machine was in fact the lack of a mmc driver on the current build of mint as both HAWR and DisturbedDragon suggested. Thanx ...
by Okcoolguy
Thu Nov 21, 2019 2:34 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Linux mint won't install on new laptop SOLVED
Replies: 35
Views: 2511

Re: Linux mint won't install on new laptop

Thanx to everyone for the input and trying to help.

I will try to install another version of Linux and report back to confirm whether this was the issue. Is Ubuntu Mate 19.04 ok for a total newb to Linux?
by Okcoolguy
Thu Nov 21, 2019 5:33 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Linux mint won't install on new laptop SOLVED
Replies: 35
Views: 2511

Re: Linux mint won't install on new laptop

Your system is able to Read the mmc drive. Please upload a photo of the screen where the system doesn't go ahead. I tried to upload a couple photos but it keeps saying file size too large even though I compressed one of them to under 500kb. But if you look at the 7 progress squares on the bottom of...
by Okcoolguy
Wed Nov 20, 2019 5:39 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Linux mint won't install on new laptop SOLVED
Replies: 35
Views: 2511

Re: Linux mint won't install on new laptop

Boot the live media and run following for 10 minutes , then kill with ctrl c. Do you get any errors? If yes post them here. No output means your disk is good. sudo dd if=/dev/sda of=/dev/null bs=10M hi, I did what you suggested and my result is: mint@mint:~$ sudo dd if=/dev/sda of=/dev/null bs=10M ...
by Okcoolguy
Wed Nov 20, 2019 5:13 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Linux mint won't install on new laptop SOLVED
Replies: 35
Views: 2511

Re: Linux mint won't install on new laptop

And maybe this actual thread is interesting for: https://www.reddit.com/r/linuxquestions/comments/dk526q/linux_possibility_on_lenovo_14w/ yes thank you, this is the same machine I have. so according to this poster pkosta8 who said "Mint 19.10 installer crashes as no driver for emmc drive , I got Ub...
by Okcoolguy
Wed Nov 20, 2019 12:21 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Linux mint won't install on new laptop SOLVED
Replies: 35
Views: 2511

Re: Linux mint won't install on new laptop

ok, here is the inxiFxz report. I should also mention that last night i tried to install again but this time I did not chose the option to connect to internet during installation and it got further into the installation (to the last of the 7 squares of progress) however in the end it said something ...
by Okcoolguy
Tue Nov 19, 2019 4:32 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Linux mint won't install on new laptop SOLVED
Replies: 35
Views: 2511

Re: Linux mint won't install on new laptop

It's onboard graphics the CPU is a AMD A6

Perhaps this may be helpful, it is what the results were from grub

http://paste.ubuntu.com/p/mKZCyGvbGv/
by Okcoolguy
Tue Nov 19, 2019 4:04 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Linux mint won't install on new laptop SOLVED
Replies: 35
Views: 2511

Re: Linux mint won't install on new laptop

Appreciate your help but can you be more specific? I read a bunch of the info in the link you provided however it seems that it is a general FAQ/help manual. Anyway, I tried the following: I ran disk check via windows and it said it no errors. I disabled secureboot in the bios like it was recommende...
by Okcoolguy
Sun Nov 17, 2019 4:20 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Linux mint won't install on new laptop SOLVED
Replies: 35
Views: 2511

Linux mint won't install on new laptop SOLVED

Hello. I'm new to Linux in general. Aside from a raspberry pi running retro pie, this is my first attempt at trying Linux. I bought a laptop specifically to run Linux on it and would like to delete windows 10 off of it. The laptop is a Lenovo 14w with a amd a6 CPU with 4g of ram and a small 64g mmc ...

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