Installing Mint w/Win10 on 7 yr. old Acer 32 bit

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jdmckay
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Installing Mint w/Win10 on 7 yr. old Acer 32 bit

Post by jdmckay » Sun Jan 31, 2016 8:20 pm

Hello

Did this install as described in subject. Older Acer Travelmate.

The problem: Win10 installation had 3 primaries, and seems Mint (Linux?) SWAP partition is counted as primary. I Installed mint with only 1 installation directory & Swap, but had to put Mint/Swap in extended partition. I installed GRUB in Mint BOOT partition. However, I don't see GRUB MENU at boot.... goes straight to windows.

I'm not real experienced w/Linux (getting there), but suspect this has something to do with Logical (boot) partition being in extended partition.

This is older bios, NOT UEFI. Not sure if I an move GRUB to a Win partition (?).

Any help appreciated.

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Re: Installing Mint w/Win10 on 7 yr. old Acer 32 bit

Post by Laurent85 » Sun Jan 31, 2016 8:37 pm

From the Live desktop install boot-info-script, open a terminal :

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apt install boot-info-script
sudo bootinfoscript
Then pastebin RESULTS.txt to http://paste2.org and post the link.
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Re: Installing Mint w/Win10 on 7 yr. old Acer 32 bit

Post by jdmckay » Mon Feb 01, 2016 5:23 pm

Hi,

I got this straightened out. Win10 was just too slow on this old ACER so I did a clean Mint install as only OS on the machine. Only 2gb memory but runs very well.

Thanks.

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Re: Installing Mint w/Win10 on 7 yr. old Acer 32 bit

Post by austin.texas » Mon Feb 01, 2016 8:08 pm

jdmckay wrote:Hi,

I got this straightened out. Win10 was just too slow on this old ACER so I did a clean Mint install as only OS on the machine. Only 2gb memory but runs very well.

Thanks.
Excellent decision! Good job.
Here are some useful links - since I saw your other thread requesting resources.
Linux Linx 2016
Ubuntu Help wiki
IBM's Learn Linux, 101 Tutorials
Linux Mint Beginners Search Engine
A guide on how to post on the Linux Mint forums
Rescatux CD: A tool everyone should have (includes SuperGrub2 and gparted)[/b]
Mint 18.2 Cinnamon, Quad core AMD A8-3870 with Radeon HD Graphics 6550D, 8GB DDR3, Ralink RT2561/RT61 802.11g PCI
Linux Linx 2018

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