Intel h170 chipset not recognized during installation attempt?

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Re: Intel h170 chipset not recognized during installation attempt?

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Minterator wrote:No, both Linux MInt 17.3 & 18 support the Intel H170/Z170 chipset. There is something wrong with your mobo or BIOS.
Both mobo and BIOS work perfectly with win7 64 bit (which is what I am using to post here) - what info can I give you to help diagnose?
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Re: Intel h170 chipset not recognized during installation attempt?

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elmarts wrote:
Minterator wrote:No, both Linux MInt 17.3 & 18 support the Intel H170/Z170 chipset. There is something wrong with your mobo or BIOS.
Both mobo and BIOS work perfectly with win7 64 bit (which is what I am using to post here) - what info can I give you to help diagnose?
Reset the BIOS. LM desktop has 2 booting modes, UEFI and legacy BIOS, try both. Also try disabling "secure boot", and not using Asmedia ports. And as always, do some homework, google "Asrock H170M ubuntu UEFI" to find everything there is to know about running Linux on that mobo.
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Re: Intel h170 chipset not recognized during installation attempt?

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Minterator wrote: No, both Linux MInt 17.3 & 18 support the Intel H170/Z170 chipset. There is something wrong with your mobo or BIOS.
How do you find out what hardware is supported in the kernel?
LM18.3KDE/LM19.3Cin/Peppermint 10R/Kubuntu19.10 UEFI on Sabertooth Z170 S, i6700K, GTX950, Samsung 970 Pro M.2 NVMe
LM18.3KDE/KDEneon5.18/Leap15.1/Kubuntu20.04/Kubuntu19.10/LMDE 4 UEFI on STRIX laptop, i7700 HQ, GTX 1060, Samsung 970 Pro M.2 NVMe
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Re: Intel h170 chipset not recognized during installation attempt?

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Sgthawker wrote:
Minterator wrote: No, both Linux MInt 17.3 & 18 support the Intel H170/Z170 chipset. There is something wrong with your mobo or BIOS.
How do you find out what hardware is supported in the kernel?
There is no way to find out. You may have to experiment with various kernel versions to ensure all your hardware is supported.Most of the hardware is supported though..
There are of course Mint certified computers.
https://community.linuxmint.com/hardware
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Re: Intel h170 chipset not recognized during installation attempt?

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Minterator wrote:... find everything there is to know about running Linux on that mobo.
Well, Slashdot just told me to go to Fedora, which support Skylake right out of the box, while Mint does not. So I';m off to try that.
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Re: Intel h170 chipset not recognized during installation attempt?

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elmarts wrote:
Minterator wrote:... find everything there is to know about running Linux on that mobo.
Well, Slashdot just told me to go to Fedora, which support Skylake right out of the box, while Mint does not. So I'm off to try that.
And in followup - fedora boots perfectly fine. So it is not my hardware, it is Mint itself that does not support this particular Skylake architecture. Trouble is, of course, that I simply do not like Fedora - it's installation is nowhere as clear as Mint's, even though I have a raw partition open and waiting for it on my SSD.
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Re: Intel h170 chipset not recognized during installation attempt?

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Here is an option, if you are ready to improvise and research :
- use another computer to make a Mint install on an external hard drive
- boot that install, still with the other computer. Dont install any driver, but upgrade the kernel to the latest possible.
- try to boot that external drive with your Asrock.
If that fails, try to copy fedora's kernel on the Mint /boot, and put a grub entry for it. (I have no idea if this can work)
- When you are able boot the external drive on your Asrock, clone the Mint partition on the internal drive of the Asrock, and register its grub in the firmware.
(the last part would be simpler, because not needed, if you used refind as your boot manager)

No guarantee if this may work.
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elmarts wrote: And in followup - fedora boots perfectly fine. So it is not my hardware, it is Mint itself that does not support this particular Skylake architecture. Trouble is, of course, that I simply do not like Fedora - it's installation is nowhere as clear as Mint's, even though I have a raw partition open and waiting for it on my SSD.
I believe you have the Kaby Lake in the 7th generation CPU. I have an i6700K which is Skylake and it is fine with Mint 17 & 18 both on my Asus Sabertooth Z170 S. At least I thought you mentioned that you had an i7700U somewhere.

Perhaps the LMDE (Linux Mint Debian Edition) 2 will support your chipset.

I am glad that Fedora did work at least. I thought it might.
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Re: Intel h170 chipset not recognized during installation attempt?

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Sgthawker wrote:I believe you have the Kaby Lake in the 7th generation CPU. I have an i6700K which is Skylake and it is fine with Mint 17 & 18 both on my Asus Sabertooth Z170 S. At least I thought you mentioned that you had an i7700U somewhere.
The box says Core i7 unlocked, i7-6700K LGA1151; CPU-Z version 1.78.1 x64 calls it a Skylake. The graphics card is a nVidia GTX 1060 6GB Gigabyte technology. I mentioned the Mobo spec earlier and CPU-Z also calls it Intel Skylake chipset.
Perhaps the LMDE (Linux Mint Debian Edition) 2 will support your chipset.

I am glad that Fedora did work at least. I thought it might.
Well, that gives me hope at least :)

Note - I did try putting i915.modeset=o into the boot parametners when the DVD first boots up, and it removed the error message about chipset no recognized; however it resulted in a completely black screen :( nouveau.modeset=0 and also nomodeset were both not recognized as valid commands, FWIW.
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Re: Intel h170 chipset not recognized during installation attempt?

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Just tried LMDE - and it was a failure. It didn't give me any errors, just said loading please wait, and then sat there. No further DVD activity, no screen activity, nothing. Gave me a scare when windows thereafter would not boot. But at least that OS came back. :)
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Re: Intel h170 chipset not recognized during installation attempt?

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Hey elmarts. I have been away for a while, but if it is worth your time there is a Fedora derivative called Chapeau http://www.chapeaulinux.org that may fit your tastes.
LM18.3KDE/LM19.3Cin/Peppermint 10R/Kubuntu19.10 UEFI on Sabertooth Z170 S, i6700K, GTX950, Samsung 970 Pro M.2 NVMe
LM18.3KDE/KDEneon5.18/Leap15.1/Kubuntu20.04/Kubuntu19.10/LMDE 4 UEFI on STRIX laptop, i7700 HQ, GTX 1060, Samsung 970 Pro M.2 NVMe
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Re: Intel h170 chipset not recognized during installation attempt?

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elmarts wrote:Just tried LMDE - and it was a failure. It didn't give me any errors, just said loading please wait, and then sat there. No further DVD activity, no screen activity, nothing. Gave me a scare when windows thereafter would not boot. But at least that OS came back. :)
Please disable fastboot or fasstartup in Windows.In dual boot mode this causes a problem and can make windows unbootable.
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Re: Intel h170 chipset not recognized during installation attempt?

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Sgthawker wrote:Hey elmarts. I have been away for a while, but if it is worth your time there is a Fedora derivative called Chapeau http://www.chapeaulinux.org that may fit your tastes.
Actually I found a Fedora 25 MATE (Fedora-MATE_Compiz-Live-x86_64-25-1.3.iso) since I do really like the MATE desktop. Will gird my loins soon and attempt to figure out how to install it to unallocated half of my SSD of 100 GB. The other half has a 100MB windows system reserved partition and the windows C drive.
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[solved] Re: Intel h170 chipset not recognized during installation attempt?

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Well, resurrecting and old thread - I tried the 18.2 beta mate release, and VOILA! it installed straight off with no problems. It is running on the SSD, but I note the following:

1) it is slow as molasses compared to win7
2) it does not see my second monitor at all

So - the OP "problem" can be marked [solved] - :)
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