Cannot boot into linux mint 19.1 with elitebook 840 g3

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athi
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Cannot boot into linux mint 19.1 with elitebook 840 g3

Post by athi » Wed Apr 17, 2019 3:13 pm

I have a hp elitebook 840 g3 with n75 01.38 bios. It came with windows 10 and I am trying to install linux mint 19.1 on it and cannot get it to recognize either live install usb or live install dvd in an external dvd reader. I was able to install linux mint on a hp elitebook g1, with latest bios, without any issue and it is blazing fast.

Read about some issues that the hp uefi bios have with linux installation. I have tried disabling secure boot, disabling uefi boot and was not able to get the laptop to recognize either the usb drive or dvd drive. Any help would be appreciated.

Edit to add hardware spec: HP Elitebook 840 G3 14", i5 6300U 2.4 GHz processor, 16gb ram, 256gb SSD

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Re: Cannot boot into linux mint 19.1 with elitebook 840 g3

Post by BrunoMiranda » Fri Apr 19, 2019 12:34 pm

Yeah, UEFI can be a PITA...

Sometimes the USB medias don't boot.
There are several ways to create a boot USB media from an ISO. There are tools for Windows (rufus? and I believe HP has an old USB formatting tool?) and Linux Mint has it's own USB media creator tool, as long with unetbootin you can install on the live boot media if you can manage to boot it from another machine and get on the internet...

(I feel dizzy like a cat maniacally chasing it's own tail... :roll: )
Bye for now,
Bruno


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Re: Cannot boot into linux mint 19.1 with elitebook 840 g3

Post by mrmajik45 » Fri Apr 19, 2019 12:51 pm

I prefer Etcher for burning ISOs.
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