[GLLUG] Help for a newbie. Installing Ubuntu

Marcus Harriott marcusjharriott at yahoo.co.uk
Tue May 24 09:59:19 UTC 2016

My dongle is 32 bit Ubuntu.....

Doesnt work...
On 24 May 2016, at 07:03, Christopher Hunter via GLLUG wrote:

> On 24/05/16 06:21, James Courtier-Dutton via GLLUG wrote:
>> Hi,
>> From a quick google, it seems that you need a 32bit linux install  
>> usb stick to boot. 64bit efi boot will not work. Only 32bit efi  
>> boot will work
> I can assure you that neither works!.  One of my colleagues managed  
> to install "Puppy" by removing the drive from the computer  
> altogether, writing to the drive directly using a USB to SATA  
> adaptor and another computer, and directly writing to the BIOS to  
> change some of the OS flags.  It took a whole day to get it (sort  
> of) working - wi-fi and sound proved to be impossible - and he only  
> carried on because of stubbornness - he wasn't going to be beaten by  
> a cheap laptop!  The computer was returned for credit because it was  
> "not fit for purpose".
> The obverse of that is a Toshiba laptop that I installed last  
> weekend.  The owner complained that Windows was dreadfully slow and  
> kept demanding that she allowed it to install updates.  It gained a  
> dual-boot with Linux Mint at first, and the owner tried it for an  
> hour or so, said that this was how expected the machine to work, and  
> asked me to completely delete Windows!   I heard her proselytising  
> about Linux to her sister, and I've been asked to install Mint to  
> another laptop and to a desktop machine.....
> C
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