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Can't Install Linux Lite on Acer Aspire
« on: January 02, 2019, 03:39:53 PM »
 

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Hello everyone

As title says, I just can't still Linux Lite OS on my Acer Aspire ES 17, which has Celeron N3350 CPU. I tried the options on the BIOS, but the Secure Boot can't be disable and it has UEFI mode.

It always get stuck on "installing grub2 package".

I wonder, If I just remove the hard drive, connect it on a PC and install Linux Lite on that same hard drive and then connect it on my laptop back again, will it work ?

Will I need to install drivers ?

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Re: Can't Install Linux Lite on Acer Aspire
« Reply #1 on: January 02, 2019, 03:55:11 PM »
 

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Are you using the UEFI version of LL?
 

Re: Can't Install Linux Lite on Acer Aspire
« Reply #2 on: January 02, 2019, 04:18:46 PM »
 

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Are you using the UEFI version of LL?

Nope, I was installing the regular version. I'll try this UEFI version. https://www.linuxliteos.com/forums/linux-lite-software-development/uefi-build-test/msg44253/#msg44253
Although, my original question still stands.

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Re: Can't Install Linux Lite on Acer Aspire
« Reply #3 on: January 02, 2019, 07:30:06 PM »
 

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The LL UEFI version should do it for you.. The regular (non UEFI/BIOS) version would work too if you can disable Secureboot and enable Legacy BIOS (turn off UEFI).


IF you're wanting to dual boot with Windows the LL UEFI version is probably best suited, as you would need to swap between UEFI and BIOS to lauinch the 2 OS's.


Some Acer Info's: Within there was mention of enabling added UEFI features - but I would try LL UEFI

https://community.acer.com/en/discussion/547198/cant-install-linux-dristro-on-acer-aspire


https://community.acer.com/en/discussion/479779/install-linux-on-acer-inspire-e-17
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Re: Can't Install Linux Lite on Acer Aspire
« Reply #4 on: January 04, 2019, 10:47:53 AM »
 

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The LL UEFI version should do it for you.. The regular (non UEFI/BIOS) version would work too if you can disable Secureboot and enable Legacy BIOS (turn off UEFI).


IF you're wanting to dual boot with Windows the LL UEFI version is probably best suited, as you would need to swap between UEFI and BIOS to lauinch the 2 OS's.


Some Acer Info's: Within there was mention of enabling added UEFI features - but I would try LL UEFI

https://community.acer.com/en/discussion/547198/cant-install-linux-dristro-on-acer-aspire


https://community.acer.com/en/discussion/479779/install-linux-on-acer-inspire-e-17

Thank you very much

I tried out the UEFI version, but still the same result. Gets stuck on "installing grub2 package".

My Bios can't turn off UEFI, the only thing I can do is enable/disable "Secure Boot".

I was trying to install Linux Lite along side Windows Boot Manager.





This are all my BIOS options:




 

Re: Can't Install Linux Lite on Acer Aspire
« Reply #5 on: January 04, 2019, 12:51:35 PM »
 

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Had to jog my memory a bit... I recall grub hanging way back..
Make sure the system is connected to the internet - preferably wired (early in the install you have the option to connect to WiFi but could be unstable until drivers are loaded).


With the UEFI LL build you can leave UEFI and SecureBoot enabled...


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https://www.linuxliteos.com/forums/linux-lite-software-development/uefi-build-test/msg20923/#msg20923
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Re: Can't Install Linux Lite on Acer Aspire
« Reply #6 on: January 06, 2019, 01:35:51 AM »
 

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Alright

The installation of LL 4.2 UEFI build went through, it didn't get stucked on grub2, However, after it was finished, It went to a blank screen. It simply wont boot on LL. I had enabled/disabled Secure boot, no effect. I have also tried Erasing the disk and do a clean installation of LL.

In my boot options, when pressing F12 on my BIOS, It still shows the Windows Boot Manager, even though I have completely formatted the drive. How do I disable that.

I know this laptop was build for Windows only, but there must be a way to install Linux on this.

Any help would be appreciated.
 

Re: Can't Install Linux Lite on Acer Aspire
« Reply #7 on: January 06, 2019, 02:53:48 AM »
 

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Can't you change the order of boot and put the HDD in first position?
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« Reply #8 on: January 06, 2019, 03:26:48 AM »
 

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Can't you change the order of boot and put the HDD in first position?

Thatís the first thing I did but Iím afraid it doesnít work like that. It takes to a menu to repair windows 10 and there is no Win SO in the HDD.


 

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« Reply #9 on: January 06, 2019, 03:37:12 AM »
 

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How did you actually install LL? Did you after booting go straight to installing LL or did you start LL first and then installed it from there? What options did it give you when installing. Did you wipe the harddrive in LL with partition drives before installing LL? I used the option delete in partition drives and then create new partition and format it to ext4. I have W10 and LL 4.2 install on one harddrive installed W10 first and then LL, used the something else option and did install from there.
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Re: Can't Install Linux Lite on Acer Aspire
« Reply #10 on: January 06, 2019, 03:30:30 PM »
 

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How did you actually install LL? Did you after booting go straight to installing LL or did you start LL first and then installed it from there? What options did it give you when installing. Did you wipe the harddrive in LL with partition drives before installing LL? I used the option delete in partition drives and then create new partition and format it to ext4. I have W10 and LL 4.2 install on one harddrive installed W10 first and then LL, used the something else option and did install from there.


Installed it through the Direct Install option, I chose erase disk and Install LL.

I am a Linux noob, but I am sure this is a BIOS problem. It just doesnít allow any other SO that is not W10.

How do I fix this?
 

Re: Can't Install Linux Lite on Acer Aspire
« Reply #11 on: January 06, 2019, 03:36:46 PM »
 

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I would boot up the live usb drive and from within LL delete all partitions on the drive and then format the drive as ext4. Then install LL. It could be that there is still a partition on the drive that the installation of LL doesnt see. Notting to loose and doesnt take very long to do a new install of LL.
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« Reply #12 on: January 06, 2019, 04:08:01 PM »
 

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If you no longer want Windows --- I would 2nd @TMG1961 as you could use gparted to wipe out all drives/partitions..


If you want to keep windows - I would probably restore Windows/ensure still working then attempt another install of LL (remove all created LL partitions)...


It may help posting a screenshot of your partitions to help aid..


When (re)installing LL - I would choose the " Something Else" option, here you can create the partitions. You can also choose the boot loader location.
I chose the main partition where LL resides on mine (i.e. if /sdc1 is where LL is installed put the boot loader on /sdc)
You'll also have the options to create "/" and "/home" along with swap.


With the UEFI version of LL you can leave Secureboot and UEFI enabled.. You may however need to check that Fastboot is disabled in Windows (control panel) if you are keeping Windows.


If choosing to completely remove Windows from the disk - I would as suggested use the Live environment, launch gparted and do so within, then run the installer.



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Re: Can't Install Linux Lite on Acer Aspire
« Reply #13 on: January 06, 2019, 11:58:39 PM »
 

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Thank you for your responses.

Formatting the HDD with Gparted worked fine. It no longer shows Windows Boot Manager, we are getting close !!! ...But still wont boot to LL.

Formated the drive with the options suggested



But upon booting the Laptop shows this message



Then it goes straight to this. No other booting options. And the HDD does not appear as a boot option by pressing F12.

 

Re: Can't Install Linux Lite on Acer Aspire
« Reply #14 on: January 07, 2019, 12:15:46 AM »
 

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Make sure the Windows Boot Manager IS NOT first in the Boot order in the BIOS (picture 3 in the #4 reply here).
 


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