[SOLVED] Linux Mint Install With Windows 10 Pro.

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WENDIGO4LIFE
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[SOLVED] Linux Mint Install With Windows 10 Pro.

Post by WENDIGO4LIFE » Wed Oct 17, 2018 2:24 pm

Hello , new to Linux Mint here:

I want to use the option to install Linux Mint along side my Windows 10 Pro on my other machine. It's an Asrock Z370 Motherboard. Do I still need to disable Secure Boot and or Fast Boot in the BIOS before the install? Any tips for this and anything else would be appreciated. Also I have this adapter:
https://www.asus.com/us/Networking/USB-AC68/\

Is there a driver in or available for Linux Mint for this adapter?

Thanks for your time!

Brian
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Re: Linux Mint Install With Windows 10 Pro.

Post by michael louwe » Thu Oct 18, 2018 5:28 am

WENDIGO4LIFE wrote:.
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The Asrock Z370 motherboard should have full support from LM 19's kernel 4.15. But 8th-gen Intel processors require Linux kernel 4.17 or higher for full support. ... viewtopic.php?t=261389
....... Yes, Secure Boot, Fast Boot and Fast Startup in Win 10 should be disabled to install LM alongside Win 10.

For the Asus USB Wifi adapter, you will need to find and manually install the Linux driver, ie via Terminal. Google Search is your friend.

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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 for UEFI mode install]

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) and the Live LM media(DVD or USB-stick) is booted in UEFI mode from the Boot Menu 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(or Swap file for LM 19) 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)[the Swap partition is no longer needed for LM 19] 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 or flagged as boot,esp) which is usually dev/sda1.
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P S - Certain OEM Win 8.x/10 laptops, eg Acer, Asus and HP, have an obstructive or pro-M$ BIOS Setup setting for "select an UEFI file as trusted for executing",(= the Live Linux USB or just-installed Linux cannot boot). For the fix, please refer to ...
https://community.acer.com/en/discussio ... 15-51-78c6
https://itsfoss.com/no-bootable-device-found-ubuntu/
viewtopic.php?t=236560

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Re: Linux Mint Install With Windows 10 Pro.

Post by WENDIGO4LIFE » Thu Oct 18, 2018 4:34 pm

Would this work for the adapter in the Terminal , sorry if it's a dumb question , but new to Linux and Linux Mint.

sudo apt-get install git dkms
git clone https://github.com/nazar-pc/RTL8814AU.git
cd RTL8814AU
sudo ./dkms-install.sh
sudo modprobe rtl8814au

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