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Old 02-17-2016, 01:23 PM   #31
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I see from one of your screen-shots that you have secure boot enabled and I'm not sure that Linux Lite supports that (Mint does).
Ok, so I've disabled that secure boot and when I've restarted, I got the screen on the pic. I've entered that "0335+ENTER" and then Windows started. I turned it off and on again, and it started with Windows again.

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I've found this on Linux Lite manual:

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Linux Lite recommends that you set your Bios to Legacy. If you already have Windows installed and you wish to dual boot with Linux Lite, we recommend you set your Bios to Legacy mode then reinstall Windows, and then Linux Lite. Linux Lite does not support or advocate the use of Secure Boot.

Linux Lite can work with UEFI, the solution requires an intermediate knowledge of linux.
I don't have such knowledge. Legacy is pre-UEFI, isn't it? So, as I understand it, I have two options:
- Remove Windows.
- Reinstall Windows in Legacy mode. (If installing Linux is giving me headaches I don't want to imagine installing another OS).
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Old 02-17-2016, 01:48 PM   #32
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Linux Lite recommends that you set your Bios to Legacy
That's surprising since Linux Lite is derived from Ubuntu and it has no such problems. According to that you are right, reinstall windows in Legacy mode and then install Linux Lite, remove windows or don't install Linux Lite. Try something else that can boot UEFI more easily.

I googled "install Linux Lite UEFI" and got a number of sites. If you still want to try it, you might try reviewing some of these sites.

The image you posted above of the contents of the usb for Linux Lite has all the correct folders/files one would expect to see if it is opened in a file manager such as windows explorer. Of course, accessing it that way you will obviously not be booting it. It doesn't seem as if your changes in boot priority are being saved but it could be something else. I'm not that familiar with UEFI and all the options in the BIOS so, good luck.
 
Old 02-17-2016, 01:50 PM   #33
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Leave the third partition as it is, rather than making a recovery disk. You can spare 29 GB!
I don't understand that. First, it hasn't 29 GB, but 17 GB. Second, by making a physical recovery disc I'm not removing GB's from the HDD. (I wanted the physical disc in case some day I need to format the computer and the problem is inside the machine and I can't access its disks). Third, it's not "the third partition", but the second partition of the HDD.
If I'm wrong with any of this, please tell me, maybe I'm taking for granted incorrect ideas.

So, in case I remove Windows, my question was: is there any Windows software that doesn't run in Linux? Is it possible or probable the scenario where I need Windows software and wish I hadn't removed Windows? (Cause I've never used Linux before).

I proceed to read your last link.
 
Old 02-17-2016, 08:31 PM   #34
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Ok. But it's still UEFI, no? At least Windows seems to be UEFI.
Yes, your machine is UEFI and as DavidMcCann pointed out you have that enabled. In order to boot to Linux on a USB Memory stick you have to 'disable the secure boot':-

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The partitioning is automatically done along with the installation process, no?
Will it get another letter, say, C: for Windows and D: for Linux?
Yes however I never choose automaticat install. You should choose manual installation and create your partitions for the EXT 4 journaling file system and the linux-swap partition.
NO it will not say C for Windows or D for Linux.
The installer will prompt you for the actual name of the SSD that you will be installing to.

Yancek is right; if you are not going to try that usb stick on another machine we can not guess. He said:
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It doesn't seem as if your changes in boot priority are being saved but it could be something else.
Disableling "Secure Boot" should allow you to boot to Linux Lite. If not than you should like yancek advised choose another distribution that will be easier to work with like Linux Mint.
<OR> install Linux Lite in EFI Mode. If Linux Lite has that option.

-::-Linux Mint, Fedora and Open Suse support UEFI--::-

Did you check the integrity of the .iso file of Linux Lite?
 
Old 02-18-2016, 09:21 AM   #35
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In post #27 above, the image on the far left you posted indicates press F10 for BIOS setup options. What happens when you do that?
 
Old 02-18-2016, 11:05 AM   #36
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In order to boot to Linux on a USB Memory stick you have to 'disable the secure boot':-
Yes, I did that already and I got what I explained on post 31.

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Yes however I never choose automaticat install. You should choose manual installation and create your partitions for the EXT 4 journaling file system and the linux-swap partition.
NO it will not say C for Windows or D for Linux.
The installer will prompt you for the actual name of the SSD that you will be installing to.
Alright.


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Yancek is right; if you are not going to try that usb stick on another machine we cannot guess.
Yes, as I said I can try it if you think it's necessary. I'll do it as soon as I arrive home. Wish me (or my old laptop) luck :P If I boot it from the USB nothing's gonna happen, is it? I mean, I'll explore the computer through Linux and nothing's gonna be installed or permanently changed, isn't it?


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If not than you should like yancek advised choose another distribution that will be easier to work with like Linux Mint.


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<OR> install Linux Lite in EFI Mode. If Linux Lite has that option.
Since it claims "an intermediate knowledge of linux" to be necessary, I think that's beyond my capacity even with help :/


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Did you check the integrity of the .iso file of Linux Lite?
How do I do that? I got the .iso from this web: https://sourceforge.net/projects/lin...t.iso/download (link from the official web of Linux Lite).

And another question: what's your opinion about just removing Windows? That way I can just install non-UEFI Linux Lite. Do you think that I could regret it in the future when I need some software that doesn't run in Linux?

And by the way, thank you everybody that is helping
 
Old 02-18-2016, 11:07 AM   #37
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In post #27 above, the image on the far left you posted indicates press F10 for BIOS setup options. What happens when you do that?
This screen appears:
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Old 02-18-2016, 06:23 PM   #38
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To check the integrity of a .iso file you would open the terminal and do what is called md5sum.
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/HowToMD5SUM

Basically you would cd to the directory where the .iso file is and run this:
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md5sum <name of .iso image>
The terminal will return a signature that you would compare to the signature from the site you downloaded the .iso. If the signatures match your in business. If they don't match the .iso is most likely corrupt.
In most cases the terminal will tell you if the signatures match or not.

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And another question: what's your opinion about just removing Windows?
I would remove Windows if it were my machine but that's just me.
I have had nothing to do with anything Microsoft for years now.

Otherwise reinstall Windows in Legacy Mode like yancek advised and than install your Linux Lite.
 
Old 02-19-2016, 09:11 PM   #39
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Sorry for the delay.

So, I've tried my USB with Linux in my old laptop and it has worked! It was very easy, I just had to change the boot order. That means the files in the USB are correctly burned and it should work in my new laptop, isn't it?

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To check the integrity of a .iso file you would open the terminal and do what is called md5sum.
I've found the hash in the page where I downloaded the .iso, but to find the hash of the file, here in Windows, I've read in your link that I have to download and install a software. The USB working in the other laptop means that it's not corrupted, doesn't it?
 
Old 02-19-2016, 09:28 PM   #40
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Sorry for the delay.

So, I've tried my USB with Linux in my old laptop and it has worked! It was very easy, I just had to change the boot order. That means the files in the USB are correctly burned and it should work in my new laptop, isn't it?



I've found the hash in the page where I downloaded the .iso, but to find the hash of the file, here in Windows, I've read in your link that I have to download and install a software. The USB working in the other laptop means that it's not corrupted, doesn't it?
Congrads!
Yes, it should work in your new laptop.

Oh your checking the md5sum in Windows? I'm not familiar with the software that you have to download in order to check the .iso in Windows. Sorry I don't know Windows cmdline.

Just because the usb is working on the other laptop doesn't necessarily mean it's not corrupted.
One time I had forgotten to check the integrity of an .iso and it was fine.

Try booting it up on your new laptop and see if it boots this time.
 
Old 02-20-2016, 05:51 PM   #41
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Try booting it up on your new laptop and see if it boots this time.
Nope, remember that I haven't changed anything in the USB or in the new computer, I've just checked it in the old one. The problem is with the UEFI thing.

Ok guys, I've decided to forget about Linux Lite and switch to Linux Mint (XFCE). It's pretty similar and it supports UEFI, and this way I don't need to worry about either uninstalling Windows or reinstalling it in Legacy mode, two tasks that overwhelm me.

I'm downloading the .iso file at the moment. But this time I'm not gonna do it myself, I'm gonna find someone who does it, because it really is too much for me. I had watched some videos and thought that installing Linux was a more or less straightforward thing, and that I could do it, maybe with the guide of the community. But now, the more I read, the more impossible it seems to me. Partitioning, files systems, sda's / swap and stuff... and all the obstacles you find in what you thought a simple process and that you didn't even know existed.

I don't know how I'm gonna do it but this means this is probably my last post unless you want to say something.

Thank you very much everybody!!
 
Old 02-20-2016, 06:54 PM   #42
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I've installed Linux Mint twice and it's pretty straight forward.
You really shouldn't have any problems installing Mint.

Once Mint boots up you'll be greeted with the Language choose English and click continue.
Same with the time zone. Choose your Time Zone and click continue.
The installer will continue to walk you through the installation.

When the partition manager shows you the partitions you can just choose to tell Mint to take over the entire SSD. Unless you want to keep Windows.

This video explains How to Install Linux Mint alongside Windows 10:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vxepmtjmilQ

Take your time and go slow.-
 
Old 02-21-2016, 09:02 PM   #43
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This video explains How to Install Linux Mint alongside Windows 10:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vxepmtjmilQ
Yes, I've watched that video and some others.
Yesterday while I was downloading the iso, the web of L.Mint got hacked and their files corrupted :S The site is still down.

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Once Mint boots up you'll be greeted with the Language choose English and click continue.
nope! Spanish I'm sure you've noticed my English mistakes

Thanks and bye!
 
Old 02-23-2016, 02:58 PM   #44
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Yes, I've watched that video and some others.
Yesterday while I was downloading the iso, the web of L.Mint got hacked and their files corrupted :S The site is still down.

By the way,

nope! Spanish I'm sure you've noticed my English mistakes

Thanks and bye!
You're Welcome.

Let us know how it works out for you.
 
Old 02-23-2016, 03:17 PM   #45
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Yes, I've watched that video and some others.
Yesterday while I was downloading the iso, the web of L.Mint got hacked and their files corrupted :S The site is still down.
íHola!

You can get the ISO from a mirror hosting the original versions: https://ftp.heanet.ie/mirrors/linuxm...m/stable/17.3/

Remember to check the hash of the ISO once you have downloaded it, either against the MD5s at http://blog.linuxmint.com/?p=2994 or against the MD5/SHA256 values in the relevant text files at the download link I supplied.
 
  


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