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Whether linux can run on this pcn? predator 3000

GeneticGenetic Member Posts: 5 New User
edited February 3 in Predator Desktops
En av ordningene når jeg kjøpte denne pcn hos elkjøp så var det at denne kunne oppere med Linux. Men jeg får det ikke til...har prøvd de fleste versionene jeg liker og har sett litt på. Kommer ikke inn i systemet skikkelig og får noen merkelige feilmeldinger.. Er det systemlåst, hvordan i tilfelle kan dette fikses? Må dette gjøres i butikken, eller kan jeg enkelt "unlock" den selv?

mvh

Genetic

Tankk

One of the schemes when I bought this pcn at electricity purchase was that it could operate with Linux. But I don't get it ... have tried most versions I like and have looked at a bit. Does not get into the system properly and gets some strange error messages .. Is it system locked, how in case can this be fixed? Does this have to be done in the store, or can I easily "unlock" it myself?

mvh

Genetic

Tankk

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  • egydiocoelhoegydiocoelho ACE Posts: 64,757 Trailblazer
    inform the model of your devices. Example g3-571-58vh.
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  • GeneticGenetic Member Posts: 5 New User
    edited February 2
    hvordan finner jeg ut av det? jeg er vant til bygge pcer. men min ble ødelagt under flytting så jeg kjøpte denne med garati av butikken at det gikk an. acer predator 3000 før nyttår.

    how do i find out? I'm used to building PCs. but mine was destroyed during relocation so I bought this with the store's guarantee that it was possible. acer predator 3000 before new year.

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  • egydiocoelhoegydiocoelho ACE Posts: 64,757 Trailblazer
    Please answer in English.
    Oi! Eu não sou sou a cortana! Mas estou aqui para ajudar! Hi! I'm not the cortana! But I'm here to help!
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  • GeneticGenetic Member Posts: 5 New User
    well, i got theese facts from store that it should support linux. i cant get it to work, believe me i have tried many versions and no one consults to work on this device.

    I want linux to opperate on it aswell.

    its is pc "acer predator 3000".

    I dont know what youre talking baoutl

    but, they recomended that they should do it. i wonder,

    are there any applications that will unlock the hardware on it so i can run Linux instead of any windows 10 os related?
  • JordanBJordanB ACE Posts: 3,670 Pathfinder
    edited February 3
    These are steps to dual boot Windows 10 and Ubuntu on most Acer desktops with SATA Mode=AHCI

    1. Backup your important personal files. (Very important)
    2. Create a Windows USB recovery drive with Acer Care Center app and put in a safe place. (Very important)
    https://uk.answers.acer.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/38145/~/windows-10%3A-create-a-usb-recovery-drive-using-acer-care-center
    3.  Go in to Windows Disk Management and shrink your C: drive by at least 35 GB
    4.  Disable fast start up
    5. Create Ubuntu installation media with rufus and the Ubuntu ISO with rufus settings:  GPT, UEFI (non CSM), FAT32

    https://rufus.ie/

    https://ubuntu.com/download/desktop

    6. Go in to your BIOS settings and disable secure boot, and enable the F12 boot menu and then save/exit.
    7. Boot the Ubuntu USB by tapping the F12 key at Acer post/boot logo
    8. Install Ubuntu alongside Windows
    9. When the computer restarts, if you don't get the grub menu and it boots to Windows, then add grub from a Windows admin command prompt...you type:

    bcdedit /set {bootmgr} path \EFI\ubuntu\grubx64.efi

    10. You **should** now be able to enable secure boot.

    https://translate.google.com/

    Optional Step: Make sure you have the latest BIOS version

    ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Important Note:

    If you go in to your BIOS settings and see that your SATA Mode is RST with Optane instead of AHCI, then @egydiocoelho will explain (hopefully) how to properly switch your desktop to AHCI.  If your SATA Mode is already AHCI then disregard this note.


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  • egydiocoelhoegydiocoelho ACE Posts: 64,757 Trailblazer
    It is always recommended to enable secure boot of windows, before changing sata mode to ahci!
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  • GeneticGenetic Member Posts: 5 New User
    Well, as i know, Ubuntu is supported for windows hardware. But i am intressted in Linux Mint . www.linuxmint.com 
  • egydiocoelhoegydiocoelho ACE Posts: 64,757 Trailblazer
    In this case, if you want to use the dual boot scheme, enable secure boot on windows and enable ahci mode. This way, you will install linux, which will recognize the hdd or ssd in the installation, next to the windows boot manager.
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  • JordanBJordanB ACE Posts: 3,670 Pathfinder
    edited February 4
    Sorry, I don't have a clue whether or not Mint or Ubuntu will work properly on your predator desktop. The instructions for dual booting Mint are identical to Ubuntu.  Mint uses the same path   \EFI\ubuntu\grubx64.efi

    If you decide you want to get rid of Mint or Ubuntu....and  no longer wish to dual boot.

    1. Go to Windows Disk Management and delete the Ubuntu/Mint
    2. In Windows Disk Management, expand your C drive
    3. Open an admin command prompt and follow the guide below on how to delete linux EFI entries. 










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  • GeneticGenetic Member Posts: 5 New User
    Wheni try to boot from usb it miss matches my hard composits, like it refuses to work with them. is this cause and hardware lock? 

    or should i delive it in to store and let them do it?
  • JordanBJordanB ACE Posts: 3,670 Pathfinder
    Genetic said:
    Wheni try to boot from usb it miss matches my hard composits, like it refuses to work with them. is this cause and hardware lock? 

    or should i delive it in to store and let them do it?
    I’m sorry but I’m all out of suggestions.  Maybe @egydiocoelho can help or you can take to store. 
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  • egydiocoelhoegydiocoelho ACE Posts: 64,757 Trailblazer
    When you say "hard composits", are you referring to the hard disk (HDD) that is not identified by the linux installation? If so, try changing the sata mode to ahci.
    Oi! Eu não sou sou a cortana! Mas estou aqui para ajudar! Hi! I'm not the cortana! But I'm here to help!
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  • JordanBJordanB ACE Posts: 3,670 Pathfinder
    edited February 5
    A better option for a lot of people is to just use Virtual Box instead of dual booting.   But again, you still need to always keep your files backed up and make sure you create your Windows USB recovery drive with Acer Care Center and then put the USB in envelope and label it....and keep in a safe place before attempting to use Virtual Box.  Virtual Box is decent option for a powerful desktop such as predator 3000.  You probably need a minimum of 16 GB ram.....so it's not sluggish.

    https://uk.answers.acer.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/38145/~/windows-10%3A-create-a-usb-recovery-drive-using-acer-care-center

    Here's a tutorial for Virtual Box.  There's lots of tutorials on internet or youtube.

    https://itsfoss.com/install-linux-in-virtualbox/

    https://linuxmint.com/download.php


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