Mint Installation on Asus ROG GL703VD-GC028T

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Mint Installation on Asus ROG GL703VD-GC028T

Post by SERGIO » Sun Apr 22, 2018 2:53 pm

I bought an Asus GL703VD-GC028T one month ago. I have tryed to install linux ubuntu (16.04.4 LTS and 17.10.1) and Linux Mint (18.3 KDE & Cinnamon) on it without success. I have followed the instructions of the official page of Linux Mint (download image, write to flash drive, verify the image, ...), however, the installation freezes on the first screen. I am not an expert on Linux. I would like to install linux togueter with Windows. I would be very grateful if you could help me with the installation.

Thank you in advance.

Best regards,

Sergio

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Re: Mint Installation on Asus ROG GL703VD-GC028T

Post by deepakdeshp » Sun Apr 22, 2018 3:56 pm

If I have helped you solve a problem, please add [SOLVED] to your first post title, it helps other users looking for help, and keeps the forum clean.
I am using Mint 19 Cinnamon 64 bit with AMD A8/7410 processor . Memory 8GB

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Re: Mint Installation on Asus ROG GL703VD-GC028T

Post by michael louwe » Sun Apr 22, 2018 4:09 pm

@ SERGIO, .......
SERGIO wrote:.
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For the Nvidia graphics card fix ... viewtopic.php?f=46&t=122257
https://linuxmint.com/rel_sonya_cinnamon.php
For Nvidia, if still unsuccessful, try modprobe.blacklist=nouveau
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For some guidance on dual-booting LM alongside Win 10/8.1 in UEFI and GPT-disk mode, please refer to .......
viewtopic.php?f=42&t=163126 (Tutorial for dual-booting UEFI computers)
http://linuxmint-installation-guide.rea ... en/latest/
https://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2147295
https://sites.google.com/site/easylinux ... ct/windows
https://sites.google.com/site/easylinux ... nt-install
https://www.tecmint.com/install-linux-m ... uefi-mode/ (note step 17 - if Win 8.x/10 could not boot, <sudo update-grub>)
viewtopic.php?f=42&t=122276 (manual partitioning Tutorial for Legacy BIOS mode and MBR/ms-dos disks)[use as a guide]

Ensure that Secure Boot, Fast Boot and CSM(or Legacy BIOS) are disabled in BIOS setup, Fast Startup is disabled in Win 10/8.1(>Control Panel >Power options), the Live LM media(DVD or USB-stick) is booted in UEFI mode in BIOS setup.

To dual-boot, you only need to pre-shrink the Windows partition if you intend to use the manual "Something else" install method, ie no need to do so if you intend to use the automatic "install LM alongside Windows Boot Manager" method, which will be followed by the LM Installer auto-partitioning the disk and auto-installing the Linux Grub bootloader onto the Windows ESP. Only a root / and swap partition will be auto-created with a total default size of about 20GB. The user will be given the option to increase this default size by moving a slider on the colored Partition table, subject to the maximum available free space in the Windows partition.

For the "Something else" install method, manually partition the pre-shrunk free space accordingly, eg 50GB for /, 1.5X RAM size for Swap(at the end of this space) and 200GB for Home; and ensure that the "Device for boot loader installation" is the Windows EFI System Partition(= ESP = fat32/about 104MB/mount point is /boot/efi) which is usually dev/sda1.
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P S - Certain OEM Win 8.x/10 computers, eg Acer, Asus and HP, have an obstructive or pro-M$ UEFI-BIOS setting for "select an UEFI file as trusted for executing",(= Linux cannot boot). For the fix, please refer to ...
https://itsfoss.com/no-bootable-device-found-ubuntu/
viewtopic.php?t=236560

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Re: Mint Installation on Asus ROG GL703VD-GC028T

Post by SERGIO » Sat Apr 28, 2018 11:49 am

Dear deepakdeshp, Dear Michael,

Thank you for your reply and excuse me for the delay but I did not see your answers.

I have been these days trying to install Linux Mint but without success. I have followed several forums previously to read your answers, but I have not found the solution yet.
Some of them are:
http://linuxmint-installation-guide.rea ... stall.html
https://www.tecmint.com/install-linux-m ... uefi-mode/. It is nice.
https://sites.google.com/site/easylinux ... nt-install

Since yesterday, (when I saw your answers) I have followed your recommended posts.

Mainly, I have followed these steps:

1) Shrink the windows partition and make space for linux installation
2) Download and verify a linux image (18.3 kde 64 bits)
3) Save the file to a pendrive. I have used several options: etcher, universal-usb-installer, windisckimagewritter, etc.
4) Disable fast boot
5) Disable secure boot on BIOS/UEFI
6) Enable CSM support
7) Check windows startup mode (UEFO)
8 ) Install linux mint without uefi :
- I can install linux in compatibility/legacy mode as is described in your post Michael (viewtopic.php?f=46&t=122257), however, windows boot manager is not detected in the linux installation and grub is not detected/showed later at startup (I have tryed to press left shift key (second part of viewtopic.php?f=46&t=122257)), but grub does not appear.

9) Install linux mint with uefi:
IMG_20180428_153244.jpg
I have tried the different options:
a) Start Linux Mint 18.3 KDE 64 bits
b) Start Linux Mint 18.3 KDE 64 bits (compatibility mode)
c) Check the integrity of the medium.

the results are:
a) Live CD startup stops in the next screen:
IMG_20180428_152916.jpg
consequently, I cannot continue or execute "ls /sys/firmware" as it is described in the post

b) Live CD startup start to output errors:
IMG_20180428_153138.jpg
consequently, I cannot continue or execute "ls /sys/firmware" as it is described in the post

c) Medium is OK first time I try to install it, but if I execute the installation and later check the pendrive, there are files with errors.


Other forums (fe http://www.everydaylinuxuser.com/2014/0 ... ndows.html), says how to fix the problem that Linux does not start, however, I suppose that it is when linux has been installed in UEFI mode (viewtopic.php?f=42&t=163126).

Can you see any bad done? Why linux does not start properly in UEFI mode?

Thank you again.

Best regards,

Sergio

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Re: Mint Installation on Asus ROG GL703VD-GC028T

Post by michael louwe » Sat Apr 28, 2018 2:41 pm

@ SERGIO, .......
SERGIO wrote:.
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Win 10 is very likely preinstalled in UEFI mode on your Asus ROG laptop. So, you need to install LM 18.3 alongside Win 10 on the internal hard-drive in UEFI mode also, and not in Legacy BIOS mode = CSM should be disabled.

Your 7th-gen Intel Kabylake processor requires LM 18.3's kernel 4.10 or higher.

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Re: Mint Installation on Asus ROG GL703VD-GC028T

Post by SERGIO » Mon Apr 30, 2018 1:29 pm

Dear Michael,

It is OK.

At the end, reading the release notes of LM 18.3, I have follow the section: "Solving Freezes during the boot sequence".
It is necessare to disable "quiet splash" and enable "nomodeset". Doing that it works fine.

For disable quiet splash, you have to push E letter in the grub menu. Look for "quiet splash", and replace it for "nomodeset". Then, live Linux Mint starts and you can install it. Later, when you have installed it, you have to do the same on the grub of the system, it is replace "quiet splash" for "nomodeset".

Thank you and excuse for my ineptitude.

Thank you.

Best regards,

Sergio

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