Installing Mint On HP Envy X2

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Installing Mint On HP Envy X2

Post by GregoryRasputin » Fri Jun 01, 2018 12:15 pm

I hope this is the right forum, i was unsure as to where to post this article, so thought here would be the best place.

I have an HP Envy X2 13-j000na
https://support.hp.com/gb-en/product/hp ... /c04495516
I would like to install Linux Mint on it, but i am not quite sure how to go about this.
Back in 2014/2015 there seemed to be a few tutorials or guides on how to install Ubuntu, but i was afraid to attempt installing Linux as the device was new and quite expensive, i did not want to end up with a brick, so i never bothered trying to install Linux.
At Christmas was bought a new Tablet and decided to try and install Linux on the HP Envy X2, i searched Google and could not fin any guides that could help me or any of the ones that i had seen from before, i was sure XDA-Developers had a guide, but i cannot find it.

So i am wondering if anyone here has the same device and has installed Linux Mint on it and if they have could they give me pointers or a tutorial.

Thanks :)

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Re: Installing Mint On HP Envy X2

Post by deepakdeshp » Fri Jun 01, 2018 12:37 pm

What's the os present now? Are you going for dual boot or Mint will be the only os?
The os installation method
https://blog.linuxmint.com/?p=3478
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Re: Installing Mint On HP Envy X2

Post by GregoryRasputin » Fri Jun 01, 2018 12:44 pm

deepakdeshp wrote:
Fri Jun 01, 2018 12:37 pm
What's the os present now? Are you going for dual boot or Mint will be the only os?
The os installation method
https://blog.linuxmint.com/?p=3478
Thank You for the reply :)
Windows 10 is installed on it at the moment and i plan to use solely Linux.
I know how to install Linux Mint on a normal PC or Laptop, i am using Linux Mint XFCE on my main computer, however i am unsure of installing it on a device like the HP Envy X2, i am also unsure if i mess up somewhere that i will be able to rescue the device from being a brick.

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Re: Installing Mint On HP Envy X2

Post by michael louwe » Fri Jun 01, 2018 4:27 pm

@ GregoryRasputin, .......
GregoryRasputin" wrote:.
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As per http://www.linlap.com/hp_envy_x2_13-j000_series , your tablet should run OK with Linux.

You should have a Win 10 backup Recovery media(= USB or DVD) or System Image and run a "test-drive" with the Live LM USB. If every peripheral device works during the test-drive, then only install LM.

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Re: Installing Mint On HP Envy X2

Post by GregoryRasputin » Sat Jun 02, 2018 4:36 am

michael louwe wrote:
Fri Jun 01, 2018 4:27 pm
@ GregoryRasputin, .......
GregoryRasputin" wrote:.
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As per http://www.linlap.com/hp_envy_x2_13-j000_series , your tablet should run OK with Linux.

You should have a Win 10 backup Recovery media(= USB or DVD) or System Image and run a "test-drive" with the Live LM USB. If every peripheral device works during the test-drive, then only install LM.
Thanks, now to build the courage to actually do it >.<

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Re: Installing Mint On HP Envy X2

Post by GregoryRasputin » Fri Oct 19, 2018 1:17 pm

Sorry for bumping, just thought i would update the thread on my progress, i installed Linux Mint a couple of hours after creating this thread, i meant to post a while back, but have been busy.
I installed it quite easily after i understood what to do, it was very easy and i don't know why it took me so long to do it.
https://i.imgur.com/dQbZ2YQ.png

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