Stuck on BIOS boot menu after USB install!

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Stuck on BIOS boot menu after USB install!

Post by bl4nk_404 » Thu Nov 02, 2017 5:28 pm

I am installing the 32-bit version of the latest Linux Mint from my USB. I installed it and checked the "erase disk and install linux mint" because I do not want to use Windows. I am fairly experienced with linux itself, just not installing and all the PC stuff.
After installation, I clicked reboot and it brings up:
1. Windows Boot Manager
2. eMMC Disk: Samsung 32GB"
What do I do from here?

I have a Lenovo IdeaPad 100s (2GB RAM)

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Re: Stuck on BIOS boot menu after USB install!

Post by michael louwe » Fri Nov 03, 2017 3:10 am

bl4nk_404 wrote: .......
Your budget netbook has a problematic Intel Atom Bay Trail Z3735F processor, insufficient 2GB RAM and limited 32GB eMMC Flash storage = has to be preinstalled with Win 10 32bit by using a non-normal 32bit UEFI boot loader/manager. Normal is 64bit UEFI boot loader/manager and preinstall with Win 10 64bit.

Please refer to the fix at ... viewtopic.php?f=46&t=242856

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Re: Stuck on BIOS boot menu after USB install!

Post by BG405 » Mon Nov 06, 2017 12:33 pm

You'll need to add the file "bootia32.efi" to /efi/BOOT/ (may or may not be capitalized on your install) and then you'll be able to use a 32-bit or 64-bit version of Mint. That file is easily found on the Web and it might be possible to upload it here, I haven't tried yet.

2GB is fine with KDE, Xfce & (presumably) MATE as long as you don't have too many things running; don't overdo fancy desktop effects & you should be fine for fairly basic use. Cinnamon is probably too heavy on resources.

I set mine up with 128MB /efi, 512MB /boot, about 3GB swap, 10GB / & the rest for /home. Rather limited but it works as long as you get rid of old kernels before /boot gets too full.
Dell Inspiron 1525 - LM17.3 CE 64-------------------Acer D255E 2GB - LM17.3 KDE 32
Toshiba NB305 - LM17.3 Xfce 32---------------------K7S5A Athlon 1.2GHz - LM17.3 Xfce 32 & WinXP-Pro
Acer Aspire E11 ES1-111M - LM18.2 KDE 64 ----Dell PII 350 64MB - Puppy 4.3 & Win98-SE

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