How to install linux mint on aspire 1 a114-31-c5ub&

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sergiy
sergiy Member Posts: 13

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edited August 2023 in 2018 Archives
Hi. I tried to install linux mint on my laptop but when grub2 was installing all installation was freezing. How can I fix it?
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  • Rudy21
    Rudy21 ACE Posts: 1,789 Pathfinder
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    Hi,

    A bisnext summary would help, boot your live usb and open a terminal:

    CODE: SELECT ALL

    sudo add-apt-repository ppa:cematinla/bisnext
    apt update
    apt install bisnext inxi --install-recommends
    bisnext --pastebin
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  • JackE
    JackE ACE Posts: 44,691 Trailblazer
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    @sergiy Are you trying to install Mint in UEFI mode alongside Windows in dual boot? Jack E/NJ

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  • sergiy
    sergiy Member Posts: 13

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    JackE said:
    @sergiy Are you trying to install Mint in UEFI mode alongside Windows in dual boot? Jack E/NJ
    Hi JackE. I cant do nothing now. I deleted all partitions on eMMC memory when installed mint. And now can't even enter to bios with F2. I managed to install ubuntu, but i can't to launch it because i see only black screen with lock and "secure boot fail" inscription. Can you help me?
  • JackE
    JackE ACE Posts: 44,691 Trailblazer
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    Try this first. Press & hold power button till machine completely shuts off. Then press & hold the F2 key. Then turn the machine back on while still holding the F2 key. Jack E/NJ

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  • sergiy
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    edited April 2018
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    JackE said:
    Try this first. Press & hold power button till machine completely shuts off. Then press & hold the F2 key. Then turn the machine back on while still holding the F2 key. Jack E/NJ
    Thank you. But it didn't help me. I still see only black screen with lock and "secure boot fail" inscription. But I can launch laptop using F12 and boot usb flash drive. Any ideas? I found
    https://community.acer.com/en/discussion/534756/cant-get-into-bios-after-linux-install-attempt/p1
    but 
    RigacciOrg don't answer to my request. I try to ask help me acer support, but they said that acer don't support linux only windows. What can I do? Do I must buy windows for anybody help me?
  • JackE
    JackE ACE Posts: 44,691 Trailblazer
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    Is the bootable flash drive Linux or Win10? If Linux we can probably use Gparted clean up or rebuild the partitions that were deleted. If Win10, we can use diskpart. Jack E/NJ

    Jack E/NJ

  • sergiy
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    JackE said:
    Is the bootable flash drive Linux or Win10? If Linux we can probably use Gparted clean up or rebuild the partitions that were deleted. If Win10, we can use diskpart. Jack E/NJ
    Thank you JackE, but i have no any example of deleted partition and I don't know what rebuild. I don't know what to do. Can you give me some link to partitions that contain boot files for this acer laptop? 
  • JackE
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    You said >>> But I can launch laptop using F12 and boot usb flash drive. Any ideas?>>>

    Can you still do this? If yes, is it a Linux or Win10 stick? Jack E/NJ

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  • sergiy
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    JackE said:
    You said >>> But I can launch laptop using F12 and boot usb flash drive. Any ideas?>>>

    Can you still do this? If yes, is it a Linux or Win10 stick? Jack E/NJ
    Yes, I can launch laptop with Linux stick using F12.
  • JackE
    JackE ACE Posts: 44,691 Trailblazer
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    What interface do you boot into, terminal or gui? Jack E/NJ

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  • JordanB
    JordanB ACE Posts: 3,729 Pathfinder
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    You might want to search this forum or Google for "Linux Apollo Lake".
    I'm not an Acer employee.
  • sergiy
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    JackE said:
    What interface do you boot into, terminal or gui? Jack E/NJ
    GUI
  • JackE
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    Can you run "sudo gparted" without the quotes from the command prompt terminal? If yes, what do you see? Jack E/NJ

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  • sergiy
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    JackE said:
    Can you run "sudo gparted" without the quotes from the command prompt terminal? If yes, what do you see? Jack E/NJ
    I see program gparted and partitons /dev/mmcblk0p1 efi system partitions fat32, and /dev/mmcblk0p2 ext4.
  • JackE
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    What size is each partition? Jack E/NJ

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  • sergiy
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    JackE said:
    What size is each partition? Jack E/NJ
    1st - efi 512 Mb, 2nd - 28.62 Gb, 3rd - unallocatded 1 Mb.
  • JackE
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    There probably should be a Mint swap partition. When you right click on the unallocated space, what options are available? Jack E/NJ

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  • sergiy
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    JackE said:
    There probably should be a Mint swap partition. When you right click on the unallocated space, what options are available? Jack E/NJ
    No. Now it's not mint. I installed after ubuntu 17.10. Unlocated space is not swap. I don't know why installation program left it unused. I can create new partition only on unallocated space.
  • JackE
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    @sergiy >>>Now it's not mint. I installed after ubuntu 17.10.>>>

    Now I'm confused. (1) What stick are you booting from now? (2) Is it an installation stick? (3) If not, what installation sticks do you have?  Jack E/NJ

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  • sergiy
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    JackE said:
    @sergiy >>>Now it's not mint. I installed after ubuntu 17.10.>>>

    Now I'm confused. (1) What stick are you booting from now? (2) Is it an installation stick? (3) If not, what installation sticks do you have?  Jack E/NJ
    Now I am booting from ubuntu 17.10  installation stick. I can launch laptop from other linux stick for instance mint.