Bootable Mint usb not working in Teclast F7

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murray_khodd
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Bootable Mint usb not working in Teclast F7

Post by murray_khodd » Fri Apr 20, 2018 9:34 am

Just bought a new Teclast F7, a 14" notebook with intel graphics. Win 10 preinstalled. Cheap, with modest performance but great screen and keyboard, therefore potentially an excellent linux travel computer.

Strangely I have been able to install manjaro no problem but nothing will let me install Mint. Can enter bios, have turned safe boot off. Manjaro USB created with etcher boots no problem, but any bootable usb created using any Mint ISO wont work, whether created with Etcher, Rufus, Unetbootin, or the Mint USB utility. In each case the bootable Mint USB works in my other laptop though it's not uefi. When I try to boot from the USB I immediately get a black screen with just a single white hyphen in the very top left. (When the manjaro usb boots the screen is completely black for half a minute then it loads perfectly.)

Any ideas? I'm thinking this is a uefi issue but don't know why that would be a problem with some distros and not others.

Cheers

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michael louwe
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Re: Bootable Mint usb not working in Teclast F7

Post by michael louwe » Fri Apr 20, 2018 10:17 am

@ murray_khodd, .......
murray_khodd wrote:.
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A similar spec'ed Chinese netbook that has the same problem ... https://www.cnx-software.com/2017/10/22 ... ths-later/

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