[Nottingham] Problem installing Linux on Acer Aspire E15

Godfrey Nix godfrey at gnnix.co.uk
Fri Mar 13 09:25:00 UTC 2015

Oh, the joy, the pain and anguish!

Couple of steps forward now sunk in the mire.

I was able to get Ubuntu installed after I had done these steps -
   Startup BIOS - turn off Secure Boot but left in UEFI mode. Save and exit.
   Reboot machine, log into Windows and open Control Panel
   turn off Fast Start in the power options. Save, exit, force a shutdown.

   Power on machine and insert Ubunto DVD
   select install option but edit the install command and remove "quiet  

But now, when I reboot machine it reports a faulty disk and goes into 
automatic disk repair - this is Windows 8!!!

Maybe I should just wipe disk entirely and forget about dual boot.


On Friday, February 27, 2015 09:51:51 AM Godfrey Nix wrote:
> Hi Barry,
> Yes, I was a bit sloppy. It is actually a DVD that I am using from Linux
> Format magazine. I have tried both installing from the DVD and from a USB
> stick containing the ISO image (copied from the DVD with 'dd' command on my
> linux laptop)
> I have now tried Mageia, openSUSE and Ubuntu and the result is the same
> whether I have the computer set to UEFI or Legacy. I have even tried the
> 'install' option instead or running from the disk (brave or foolhardy - you
> judge) with still the same result - blank screen and lots of activity from
> the DVD or light on USB stick.
> I have tried to get the install into 'text' mode to see what is happening,
> but no luck yet.
> Regards,
> Godfrey
> On Thursday, February 26, 2015 05:34:49 PM Barry Drake wrote:
> > On 26/02/15 11:47, Godfrey Nix wrote:
> > > After rebooting it read the disk and displayed the different distros
> > > that were there. I have tried three different ones but all with the
> > > same result. As soon as I select the 'run' option (to run from CD
> > > instead of installing), the screen goes blank and I am clueless as
> > > to
> > > what progress is being made even though the disk drive is being
> > > accessed.
> > 
> > Godfrey,  You don't say what the CD is or where you got it from.  If it
> > really is a CD, there is a problem.  Any useful up-to-date full featured
> > GNU/Linux distro needs a DVD these days for just the one distro.  Try
> > downloading the Ubuntu or Mint latest ISO.  I am normally an Ubuntu
> > freak, but right now there are a few problems. 14.10 is slow and
> > slightly buggy, and 15.04 has way to go.  I guess 15.10 should be just
> > fine, but meanwhile, go for Mint.
> > 
> > Regards,        Barry.
> > 
> > 
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