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Problem with dual boot on HP laptop (SOLVED)
« on: July 10, 2019, 06:52:35 pm »
I followed all the instructions to install Peppermint as a dual boot option on my HP Notebook - 15t-bs000 CTO. In it's infinite wisdom, HP decided to not have the function keys accessible only when pressing the Fn key, but also requires on to press two keys in succession in order to get to the setup/bios screen. :-[  As a result, I cannot get the HP to dual boot.Is there an easier way to get the boot screen up?
« Last Edit: July 13, 2019, 12:03:44 am by PCNetSpec, Reason: marked as (SOLVED) »

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Re: Problem with dual boot on HP laptop
« Reply #1 on: July 10, 2019, 07:03:33 pm »
I'm not quite understanding your problem :-\

Normally in a dual-boot setup you don't need to enter the BIOS to choose the operating system to boot .. the GRUB bootloader would just ask you shortly after turning on your PC.

So what exactly can't you boot into .. do you mean the LiveUSB ?
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Re: Problem with dual boot on HP laptop
« Reply #2 on: July 11, 2019, 04:28:23 am »
... In it's infinite wisdom, HP decided to not have the function keys accessible only when pressing the Fn key, but also requires on to press two keys in succession in order to get to the setup/bios screen...
First of all: As PcNetSpec said, there is no need to use the function keys to control dual-boot. But if for somewhat reason you want to use the function keys like on a desktop PC, you can change its behavior in BIOS.

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Re: Problem with dual boot on HP laptop
« Reply #3 on: July 11, 2019, 07:20:26 am »
Normally in a dual-boot setup you don't need to enter the BIOS to choose the operating system to boot .. the GRUB bootloader would just ask you shortly after turning on your PC.

One possibility...

I have several dual/multi boot machines. Only one of them requires changing the setup in BIOS.

With that box, I'm dual-booting P10 (UEFI/Secure Boot) on one drive and W7Pro (Legacy) on another drive.

I kinda like doing it that way - keeps everything totally separate - but it's a PITA having to reset the BIOS each time.

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Re: Problem with dual boot on HP laptop
« Reply #4 on: July 12, 2019, 05:21:41 pm »
Stumbled onto the solution.
1) Start HP unit, immediately pressing ESC
2) Select boot manager from list
3) after selecting Grub, select Peppermint
4) Enjoy a decent OS.

To enter recovery mode:

4) Select advanced options
5) Select recovery mode
Prompts show up at bottom of screen.

Thanks to all.