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

sergiysergiy Posts: 13Member

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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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  • Rudy21Rudy21 Posts: 1,339ACE Pioneer
    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
    Click on 'Yes' if the comment answers your question
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  • JackEJackE Posts: 17,438ACE Trailblazer
    @sergiy Are you trying to install Mint in UEFI mode alongside Windows in dual boot? Jack E/NJ
  • sergiysergiy Posts: 13Member

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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?
  • JackEJackE Posts: 17,438ACE Trailblazer
    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
  • sergiysergiy Posts: 13Member

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    edited April 2018
    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?
  • JackEJackE Posts: 17,438ACE Trailblazer
    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
  • sergiysergiy Posts: 13Member

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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? 
  • JackEJackE Posts: 17,438ACE Trailblazer
    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
  • sergiysergiy Posts: 13Member

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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.
  • JackEJackE Posts: 17,438ACE Trailblazer
    What interface do you boot into, terminal or gui? Jack E/NJ
  • JordanBJordanB Posts: 3,385ACE Pathfinder
    You might want to search this forum or Google for "Linux Apollo Lake".
    I'm not an Acer employee.
  • sergiysergiy Posts: 13Member

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    JackE said:
    What interface do you boot into, terminal or gui? Jack E/NJ
    GUI
  • JackEJackE Posts: 17,438ACE Trailblazer
    Can you run "sudo gparted" without the quotes from the command prompt terminal? If yes, what do you see? Jack E/NJ
  • sergiysergiy Posts: 13Member

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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.
  • JackEJackE Posts: 17,438ACE Trailblazer
    What size is each partition? Jack E/NJ
  • sergiysergiy Posts: 13Member

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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.
  • JackEJackE Posts: 17,438ACE Trailblazer
    There probably should be a Mint swap partition. When you right click on the unallocated space, what options are available? Jack E/NJ
  • sergiysergiy Posts: 13Member

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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.
  • JackEJackE Posts: 17,438ACE Trailblazer
    @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
  • sergiysergiy Posts: 13Member

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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.
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