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Old 03-27-2019, 08:17 PM   #1
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trouble with installing bodhi onto HP envy laptop


Hello Linux community,

This is my first time posting, and an absolute newbie with linux.
I've been playing around with the Bodhi distro on an old Dell, and love it. Bodhi distro is blazing fast on the old dell laptop.

I want to install bodhi onto my HP envy m6 notebook, but am running into problems. I have bodhi on a flash drive, but when i try installing the HP won't accept it for some reason.

i'd like to keep windows on the HP envy until after May 2019 ( I graduate, and need to use windows for class). But after May 2019, I want to fully have Bodhi distro on the laptop.

I apologize in advance if I have broken any forum rules.
any suggestions?

thank you,
Jeff
 
Old 03-28-2019, 12:12 PM   #2
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It may have to do with how you wrote the iso to usb. If it were me, I'd try writing with dd (if using linux) or rufus with dd mode (if windows). If it has an optical drive you could also try writing the image to dvd.
 
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Old 03-28-2019, 01:00 PM   #3
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Thank you enigma9o7 for your quick response.

Unfortunately, my HP Envy lap top does not have a dvd player. Another piece of the puzzle is that I bought the bodhi Linux distro on-line pre-installed from OS company.

thank you.
 
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Old 03-28-2019, 01:16 PM   #4
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get a cheap dvd burner writer for 25$ usb and also download and brun a copy for yourself.
 
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Old 03-29-2019, 04:34 AM   #5
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I want to install bodhi onto my HP envy m6 notebook, but am running into problems. I have bodhi on a flash drive, but when i try installing the HP won't accept it for some reason.
it will probably help to know a little more about what happens when you try to install bodhi and what you mean by "the HP won't accept it". are you able to run bodhi live on the HP?
 
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More information on the HP would be helpful. How old/new is it? Some hardware specs? Also, what exactly happens when you try to boot the Bodhi USB on the HP? Are you able to set it to first boot priority in the BIOS. Does it boot or nothing happens? You mention you have windows on the HP but neglected to indicate which windows which can be significant so which is it?
 
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Old 03-29-2019, 09:06 AM   #7
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fwiw - i was able to boot debian on an old macbook with 32 bit; but --- booting a couple other distros in 32 bit so i could try and see what mught be a bit faster including bodhi legacy 5 jst could not boot. so go figure. since i am not a expert in linux i just said - screw it - and was happy i at least got debian running which was my little projuct/experiment. wish i could figure out what is the problem....
 
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Old 03-29-2019, 01:38 PM   #8
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My old athlon won't boot any distro I've tried (or things like clonezilla live) without 'noapic' kernel option. Could be something weird like that...
 
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Old 03-29-2019, 02:16 PM   #9
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thanks....
 
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Old 03-31-2019, 08:46 AM   #10
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update on install on envy with bodhi

Thank you for all your suggestions.

I was able to burn a copy of 32bit and 64bit onto a dvd, and tried installing without success.

here's some more specs for my lap top that I'm trying to install the bodhi linux distro:
Processor: amd fx-8800p 2.10ghz
Installed Ram: 6.00g
64 bit
I bought the hp envy m6 notebook in 2015 from best buy.

here's what i see when I boot bodhi dvd iso

1. Live boot with 32 bit: Acpi error:[WLVD] Namespace lookup failure, AE_not_found (201608 31/psargs-359)
then it reads a whole series of text that I don't understand (actually, I don't understand any of it.)


2. Live boot with 64bit: amd_gplo AMD00030:00: Failed to get gpio IRQ: -22

[drm:construct [amdgpu]] *ERROR*construct: Invalid Connector Obj ectID from Adapter Service for connector index:2!

*Error*DC: failed to blank crtc!

then it keeps going on with other text that I don't understand...


I really like the bodhi distro, but might need to find a different distro. Any suggestions?
I hope I put relevant info for you all.
thank you,
 
Old 03-31-2019, 12:24 PM   #11
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If it is a kernel error, it is likely to happen from another distro too. But that is certainly something to try.

Sometimes people take a photo of those boot screen errors since it's not usually easy to screenshot, if you want to share.

I'm no expert, but since you mentioned an acpi error, that's certainly something you can disable easily enough. There is a way to add boot options on the live disc, you should try adding acpi=off. acpi is something to do with power management.

If that kernel option happens to gets you booting, then you can either live without power management, or troubleshoot further - if it were me I'd check bios settings related to acpi or power management and play with them, see if any of them allowed you to boot without using acpi=off. If not there is a way to permanently add that boot option to your intalled version by editing /etc/default/grub iirc

As to the 64-bit vs 32-bit... 64-bit should work, but certainly doesn't hurt to try the 32-bit. My old athlon xp is technically 64-bit, and I did try running 64-bit bodhi on it, but it would lock up every day or two. 32-bit made it run fine. But iirc if you have over 4GB of ram, there's some other advantage of running 64-bit too... can't remember exactly w/o looking up... so unless only 32-bit works for you, I'd go with 64.

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