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Old 06-20-2019, 10:21 AM   #1
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Exclamation No Dual Boot!


I have searched & searched for an answer to this and found...

Newer systems will not let you change the OS Boot Manager order.

https://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtop...?f=46&t=296423

The "OS Boot Manager" is hard coded to load the Microsoft EFI file and will always run before any other local EFI files.

MICRO$OFT is going to make you use Win10 whether you like it or not.

I guess you can turn on Legacy Mode and totally wipe the drive & install Linux.
But there will be no Dual Boot.

DANCE MONKEY DANCE!
 
Old 06-20-2019, 10:29 AM   #2
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Funny, I have a fairly new machine (Inspiron 5675) that has absolutely no issues booting in UEFI mode with linux first (Debian 10 to be exact) and Windows 1809 as a secondary option.
 
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Old 06-20-2019, 10:46 AM   #3
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Same here, Homebuilt with 1 year old MB and works flawlessly. Done multiple UEFI installs, to include FreeBSD and Linux. Windows has never been on this box.
 
Old 06-20-2019, 12:06 PM   #4
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try this:
In your bios tab over to boot order, make os boot manager first in boot order, highlight os boot manager enter, use f5 f6 keys to move ubuntu/mint to top, f10 key to save, escspe out, exit and save. It is something like that not at my laptop to double check this
 
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Old 06-21-2019, 07:43 AM   #5
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I thought I made it clear...

I guess not...

The Linux Mint installer tries to change the boot loader and fails.

The NEW BIOS will no longer let you change the Boot Manager order.
It is Windows only!

If you totally erase the drive and install Linux the BIOS still expects to find a Windows Boot Loader.
 
Old 06-21-2019, 07:50 AM   #6
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I know there are systems that are setup as you say. On my hp laptop no Linux is able to change the boot order, but what I posted works on my laptop, just gave it as an offer of something to try.
 
Old 06-21-2019, 09:16 AM   #7
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You should tell us what mb you have so that people here can avoid it.
 
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Old 06-21-2019, 10:19 AM   #8
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It seems that this is a feature of certain HP models and there are ways to work around it.
https://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2392797&
 
  


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