2730p laptop will not install Mint, or LMDE.

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lavatemp
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2730p laptop will not install Mint, or LMDE.

Postby lavatemp » Sat Apr 29, 2017 5:37 pm

Hey I'm trying to install mint (LMDE) on a hp elitebook 2730p, and it keeps giving me error. the live cd works fine, and it installs, but I can not boot it on the Harddrive.
It keeps telling me that "non-system disk or disk error"

I have tried multiple times. I have grub installed, the livecd works perfectly fine, and the boot order is correct.

I have installed lmde before, I have ran LMDE before. I don't know what it is about this laptop, but it simply will not boot LMDE (or any other distro for that matter).

This issue also apparently is not on the other elitebooks. Just the 2730p, Can some one with this exact SAME laptop tell me how to install linux to this hunk of junk. PLEASE!

system info:
CPU: 2Duo L9400
RAM: 2048mb
Video Bios: INTEL 1659

If you want more info on it here's some links to it:
https://www.cnet.com/products/hp-eliteb ... ies/specs/
https://us.hardware.info/product/42380/ ... ifications

The Distro I am using is LMDE 2 "Betsy" Mate edition, 32-bit:
Linux version is 3.16.0-4-586
Gcc version 4.8.4 (Debian 4.8.4-1)
Debian 3.16.39-1 (2016-12-30)

My Partions: (Using MSdos table)
sda blocks: 156290904 (This is where grub is installed)
sda1 blocks: 20480000 (ext4, root)
sda2 blocks: 4096000 (swap)
sda3 blocks: 131713024 (ext4, home)
sr0 blocks: 1495040
loop0 blocks: 1351288
Last edited by karlchen on Sat Apr 29, 2017 6:03 pm, edited 1 time in total.
Reason: Moved from "Main Edition" to "LMDE" subforum, because the post is about "LMDE 2"

kevinthefixer
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Re: 2730p laptop will not install Mint, or LMDE.

Postby kevinthefixer » Sun Apr 30, 2017 9:37 am

@lavatemp: do you have a UEFI BIOS? If so , you will need a 100MB+ EFI partition on sda, it's usually the first one.


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