Well I think I just installed v18.3 Linux Mint Sylvia
The install process said it had installed succesfully. Nothing strange happened during the install - seemed to be fairly routine messages defining what it was doing.
I don't get any choices when I boot up - goes straight to windows.
When I then go to system settings and to tell it to boot off the USB there is a new option that wasn't there before :
UBUNTU -new option - this implies some sort of limited success ? but this simply executes a normal windows startup ...
EFI USB Device - this boots off the USB
Internal Hard DIsk or Solid State DIsk - this performs a normal windows boot
F12 has no effect upon any of the bootups.
The L drive (100GB main Linux) and M drive (8GB swap space) both show up on the file explorer but they show up as 0 size and if I try to open them with a mouseclick windows says it must format them first because unknown file types
I can still startup by running off the usb stick
Every time I boot now I get a brief message saying "M repairing M drive" which is the 8GB swap space
Can I simply run the whole install again or do I have to do some sort of cleaning up procedure first ?
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mint@mint ~ $ inxi -Fzdx System: Host: mint Kernel: 4.10.0-38-generic x86_64 (64 bit gcc: 5.4.0) Desktop: Cinnamon 3.6.6 (Gtk 3.18.9-1ubuntu3.3) Distro: Linux Mint 18.3 Sylvia Machine: System: HP (portable) product: HP Pavilion x360 Convertible v: Type1ProductConfigId Mobo: HP model: 81A9 v: 57.53 Bios: Insyde v: F.23 date: 12/28/2016 CPU: Dual core Intel Core i5-7200U (-HT-MCP-) cache: 3072 KB flags: (lm nx sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx) bmips: 10848 clock speeds: max: 3100 MHz 1: 598 MHz 2: 588 MHz 3: 582 MHz 4: 582 MHz Graphics: Card: Intel Device 5916 bus-ID: 00:02.0 Display Server: X.Org 1.18.4 drivers: intel (unloaded: fbdev,vesa) Resolution: email@example.com GLX Renderer: Mesa DRI Intel HD Graphics 620 (Kabylake GT2) GLX Version: 3.0 Mesa 17.0.7 Direct Rendering: Yes Audio: Card Intel Device 9d71 driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 00:1f.3 Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k4.10.0-38-generic Network: Card: Intel Device 24fb driver: iwlwifi bus-ID: 01:00.0 IF: wlo1 state: down mac: <filter> Drives: HDD Total Size: 1015.7GB (0.8% used) ID-1: /dev/sda model: WDC_WD10SPCX size: 1000.2GB temp: 36C ID-2: /dev/mmcblk0 model: N/A size: 15.9GB ID-3: /dev/sdc model: Name n/a size: 15.5GB temp: 0C Optical: No optical drives detected. Partition: ID-1: swap-1 size: 8.39GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/sda4 RAID: No RAID devices: /proc/mdstat, md_mod kernel module present Sensors: System Temperatures: cpu: 39.0C mobo: 38.0C Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A Info: Processes: 214 Uptime: 1 min Memory: 557.4/3822.7MB Init: systemd runlevel: 5 Gcc sys: 5.4.0 Client: Shell (bash 4.3.481) inxi: 2.2.35 mint@mint ~ $