HP Pavilion i7 - Mint load issues

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HP Pavilion i7 - Mint load issues

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brandy new hp pavilion i7 came loaded with win8, i want to install mint17.1

have min17.1 on a usb drive and dvd - both have been used to load other machines

turn on the hp, press 'esc', press 'F9' for boot startup, select usb, press 'enter', it reads the usb drive and shows the grub menu

i select mint17.1 to load, press 'enter' and .... nothing, zip, nada, just hangs

happens the same for the dvd.

help, please!
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Re: HP Pavilion i7 - Mint load issues

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Sounds like a problem with your graphics . . what do you have ? Please be as specific as you can.
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Re: HP Pavilion i7 - Mint load issues

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richyrich wrote:Sounds like a problem with your graphics . . what do you have ? Please be as specific as you can.
Intel® HD Graphics 4400
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Re: HP Pavilion i7 - Mint load issues

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At the grub menu, have you tried booting into Compatibility Mode ? If you can get to the desktop, then this may help :

https://01.org/linuxgraphics/
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richyrich wrote:At the grub menu, have you tried booting into Compatibility Mode ? If you can get to the desktop, then this may help :

https://01.org/linuxgraphics/
at the grub menu, all three choices freeze the machine. nothing works.

the machine's startup will read the usb and optical drives, will show the linux grub menu, will allow a menu choice to be selected and entered, then .... nothing.

it's as if there's either a hardware issue (doubtful since win8 on that machine appears to work fine) or (more likely) some bios or setup parameter requires tweaking.

i spent nearly two hours on the phone with hp and after taking to 7 techs, each refused to help unless i paid for a "tech subscription" - really? no, i don't think so .....
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Re: HP Pavilion i7 - Mint load issues

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bummer ! :(

have you googled ? . . anywhoo , have some patience , another member with similar experience may chime in and offer an idea/solution . .

good luck, and regards,
richy

EDIT : :idea: . . did you try turning off secure boot in your BIOS
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Re: HP Pavilion i7 - Mint load issues

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richyrich wrote:bummer ! :(

have you googled ? . . anywhoo , have some patience , another member with similar experience may chime in and offer an idea/solution . .

good luck, and regards,
richy

EDIT : :idea: . . did you try turning off secure boot in your BIOS
!!!!!!!! BINGO !!!!!!!!

we have a winner!!!!!

muchas gracias, senor!!!!!

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