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Old 04-19-2018, 06:03 PM   #1
AnnoyedatOS
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USB Linux not working other than Fedora


It has been a long time since I installed Linux and figured I would go at it again after 16 or so years BUT this MSI GL62 is not complying with my wishes.
What I really wanted was to try out tails but I couldn't get it to launch or even give me a boot screen no matter what I used too set up the usb .. likewise Linux mint though I did get boot loader the installers didn't install the actual iso.
Finally today I downloaded Fedora and used it's own installer which allowed me to laid to gnome desktop but there was absolutely nothing there save the bare bones of gnome and no even access to a proper command line or the ability to select install.
Sadly the guys at MSI have also not put in a cd dvd drive either though I am considering using my external to attempt to create a useable live disk unless anyone has any ideas that is?
 
Old 04-19-2018, 06:10 PM   #2
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Did you verify the download with an md5 checksum?
What method/software are you using to try to create a bootable usb?
Is this an EFI system? Any OS on it now, if so what?
 
Old 04-19-2018, 06:20 PM   #3
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Did you verify the download with an md5 checksum?
What method/software are you using to try to create a bootable usb?
Is this an EFI system? Any OS on it now, if so what?
The MSI comes with the preinstalled windows 10 (naturally).
as for the md5 I forgot that (told you it has been a while )
as for what I have used I have tried using rufus , universal usb installer , unetbootin and yumi.

If I knew for sure it would work without messing up the drive I would just install Fedora so I was at least working from a Linux system rather than trying to make a Linux bootable usb in windows..
 
Old 04-19-2018, 09:58 PM   #4
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Did you attempt to adjust any bios settings to get the install disks to boot? Try using legacy mode.
 
Old 04-19-2018, 10:06 PM   #5
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Finally today I downloaded Fedora and used it's own installer which allowed me to laid to gnome desktop but there was absolutely nothing there save the bare bones of gnome and no even access to a proper command line or the ability to select install.
That is what you get with Fedora - try hitting the "Windows" key, or <Alt>-<F1> if you don't have one. Or click "Activities" in the top left. Click one of the icons down the left side or start typing a package name (say "terminal). Note by default Fedora doesn't activate the touchpad - enter "mouse" to fix that.

In the liveCD terminal install inxi and get us a hardware list.
Code:
sudo dnf install inxi
inxi -Fxz
 
Old 04-20-2018, 02:09 PM   #6
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Ok thanks I think I have a rough idea what is going on..
Booted a slackware and got secure boot violation.. finally I know why I am having issues with this as these secured systems for windows are as bad as what I remember when windows wouldn't allow linux to work with windows (though you could use Linux and boot windows).

Lots to relearn and work through I guess ..

Thank you guys for the help and will be around .
 
  


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