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Old 08-13-2018, 11:54 AM   #1
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Duel boot windows10/Linux 19 cinnamon. Linux not completing boot.


Hi I'm new to this, I've set up and Asus VivoBook X542BA to duel boot with windows 10. Linux will only boot with the installation DVD in the drive. Otherwise it boots to a blank screen.
However once booted it runs OK. Any Ideas please.
 
Old 08-13-2018, 01:46 PM   #2
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Seems you did not properly install the bootloader. The link below gives a detailed explanation of install Mint alongside windows using UEFI. A default windows 10 will be UEFI so Mint should also be UEFI. Compare the info in the link below to what you did.

http://dailylinuxuser.com/2016/04/ho...alongside.html
 
Old 08-13-2018, 06:15 PM   #3
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Maybe this will help https://community.linuxmint.com/tutorial/view/842
 
Old 08-16-2018, 05:18 PM   #4
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Still black screen

Reloaded as per the guide. The boot now fails intermittently. The laptop is an Asus G542BA, I think the video is Radon. At the moment it appears to boot to the sign on screen once out there times.
Do I need to install a different Driver. I've tried Driver manager but it doesn't offer any alternatives.
Any help would be welcomed.

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Seems you did not properly install the bootloader. The link below gives a detailed explanation of install Mint alongside windows using UEFI. A default windows 10 will be UEFI so Mint should also be UEFI. Compare the info in the link below to what you did.

http://dailylinuxuser.com/2016/04/ho...alongside.html
 
Old 08-18-2018, 07:08 AM   #5
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Thanks for your replies to my initial post, my problem seems to be with the AMD graphics. The Graphics are Radeon (vivo) R5.
How do I find and install the drivers for this. I presume the drivers would be on the AMD site.
 
Old 08-19-2018, 08:16 AM   #6
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I don't use Mint but I would suggest you check whatever package manager you have or the Software Center to see if you have an option to install Additional Drivers. Most of the Ubuntu derivatives will have this option. If you go to the Radeon site and can find drivers and you have option, use the .deb file. The link below seems to have drivers for Ubuntu (Mint).

https://support.amd.com/en-us/kb-art...ase-Notes.aspx
 
Old 08-19-2018, 07:34 PM   #7
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The radeon driver can be susceptible to breakages on kernel upgrades - especially (but not limited to) suspend/resume. Run this from a terminal and post the output - it may be shipped these days else just install inxi.
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inxi -Fxz
 
Old 08-22-2018, 11:11 AM   #8
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Hi
here are the results of the inxi -Fxz command:-

System: Host: les-X542BA Kernel: 4.15.0-32-generic x86_64
bits: 64 gcc: 7.3.0
Desktop: Cinnamon 3.8.8 (Gtk 3.22.30-1ubuntu1)
Distro: Linux Mint 19 Tara
Machine: Device: laptop System: ASUSTeK product: X542BA v: 1.0 serial: N/A
Mobo: ASUSTeK model: X542BA v: 1.0 serial: N/A
UEFI: American Megatrends v: X542BA.302 date: 08/29/2017
Battery BAT0: charge: 35.8 Wh 98.9% condition: 36.2/38.0 Wh (95%)
model: ASUSTeK ASUS status: Discharging
CPU: Dual core AMD A9-9420 RADEON R5 5 COMPUTE CORES 2C+3G (-MCP-)
arch: Excavator rev.0 cache: 2048 KB

flags: (lm nx sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 sse4a ssse3 svm) bmips: 11978
clock speeds: max: 3000 MHz 1: 1431 MHz 2: 1580 MHz
Graphics: Card: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD/ATI] Device 98e4 bus-ID: 00:01.0
Display Server: x11 (X.Org 1.19.6 )
drivers: ati,amdgpu (unloaded: modesetting,fbdev,vesa,radeon)
Resolution: 1366x768@60.00hz
OpenGL: renderer: AMD STONEY (DRM 3.23.0 / 4.15.0-32-generic, LLVM 6.0.0)
version: 4.5 Mesa 18.0.5 Direct Render: Yes
Audio: Card-1 Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Device 157a
driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 00:09.2
Card-2 Advanced Micro Devices [AMD/ATI] Device 15b3
driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 00:01.1
Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k4.15.0-32-generic
Network: Card-1: Qualcomm Atheros QCA9377 802.11ac Wireless Network Adapter
driver: ath10k_pci bus-ID: 01:00.0
IF: wlp1s0 state: up mac: <filter>
Card-2: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCIE Gigabit Ethernet Controller
driver: r8169 v: 2.3LK-NAPI port: e000 bus-ID: 02:00.0
IF: enp2s0 state: down mac: <filter>
Drives: HDD Total Size: 1000.2GB (2.1% used)
ID-1: /dev/sda model: ST1000LM035 size: 1000.2GB
Partition: ID-1: / size: 288G used: 20G (8%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda5
RAID: No RAID devices: /proc/mdstat, md_mod kernel module present
Sensors: System Temperatures: cpu: 38.0C mobo: N/A gpu: 47.0
Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A
Info: Processes: 203 Uptime: 4 min Memory: 1123.5/3877.9MB
Init: systemd runlevel: 5 Gcc sys: 7.3.0
Client: Shell (bash 4.4.191) inxi: 2.3.56
 
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Much more readable if you use [code]...[/code] tags.
Code:
System:    Host: les-X542BA Kernel: 4.15.0-32-generic x86_64
           bits: 64 gcc: 7.3.0
           Desktop: Cinnamon 3.8.8 (Gtk 3.22.30-1ubuntu1)
           Distro: Linux Mint 19 Tara
Machine:   Device: laptop System: ASUSTeK product: X542BA v: 1.0 serial: N/A
           Mobo: ASUSTeK model: X542BA v: 1.0 serial: N/A
           UEFI: American Megatrends v: X542BA.302 date: 08/29/2017
Battery    BAT0: charge: 35.8 Wh 98.9% condition: 36.2/38.0 Wh (95%)
           model: ASUSTeK ASUS status: Discharging
CPU:       Dual core AMD A9-9420 RADEON R5 5 COMPUTE CORES 2C+3G (-MCP-) 
           arch: Excavator rev.0 cache: 2048 KB
           
           flags: (lm nx sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 sse4a ssse3 svm) bmips: 11978
           clock speeds: max: 3000 MHz 1: 1431 MHz 2: 1580 MHz
Graphics:  Card: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD/ATI] Device 98e4 bus-ID: 00:01.0
           Display Server: x11 (X.Org 1.19.6 )
           drivers: ati,amdgpu (unloaded: modesetting,fbdev,vesa,radeon)
           Resolution: 1366x768@60.00hz
           OpenGL: renderer: AMD STONEY (DRM 3.23.0 / 4.15.0-32-generic, LLVM 6.0.0)
           version: 4.5 Mesa 18.0.5 Direct Render: Yes
Audio:     Card-1 Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Device 157a
           driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 00:09.2
           Card-2 Advanced Micro Devices [AMD/ATI] Device 15b3
           driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 00:01.1
           Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k4.15.0-32-generic
Network:   Card-1: Qualcomm Atheros QCA9377 802.11ac Wireless Network Adapter
           driver: ath10k_pci bus-ID: 01:00.0
           IF: wlp1s0 state: up mac: <filter>
           Card-2: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCIE Gigabit Ethernet Controller
           driver: r8169 v: 2.3LK-NAPI port: e000 bus-ID: 02:00.0
           IF: enp2s0 state: down mac: <filter>
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 1000.2GB (2.1% used)
           ID-1: /dev/sda model: ST1000LM035 size: 1000.2GB
Partition: ID-1: / size: 288G used: 20G (8%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda5
RAID:      No RAID devices: /proc/mdstat, md_mod kernel module present
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 38.0C mobo: N/A gpu: 47.0
           Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A
Info:      Processes: 203 Uptime: 4 min Memory: 1123.5/3877.9MB
           Init: systemd runlevel: 5 Gcc sys: 7.3.0
           Client: Shell (bash 4.4.191) inxi: 2.3.56
That driver should be ok - we need evidence of the what the actual problem is, rather than just guessing. On a failed boot, if you get a bunch of messages, take a screenshot (or a photo with your phone), and post that. If the screen just comes up black, hit <Esc> key and get a shot of the messages.
 
  


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