Author Topic: Peppermint OS 10 - Acer Install Issues  (Read 468 times)

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Re: Peppermint OS 10 - Acer Install Issues
« Reply #15 on: May 27, 2020, 04:07:14 am »
This is a live bootable USB per my OP....

Thanks Spence, I think unfortunately as that guide was installing from Linux to another Linux it was not that helpful to me.....I am trying to install it using Windows.

Please, let's clarify ... did you create a LiveCD? a LiveDVD? or a LiveUSB for installing PeppermintOS?

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Re: Peppermint OS 10 - Acer Install Issues
« Reply #16 on: May 27, 2020, 04:09:30 am »
Hi Slim

I have deceived to 86 the attempt on this laptop....I have a more powerful one coming which I will try again on and hopefully it will be less restrictive can this Acer.

As to why i did not get to post the output....... haha....sadly life and fine weather got in the way and the cold gaze of the Mrs burning a hole through me for spending more time at it  ;D

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Re: Peppermint OS 10 - Acer Install Issues
« Reply #17 on: May 27, 2020, 06:35:37 am »
Hi Slim
As to why i did not get to post the output....... haha....sadly life and fine weather got in the way and the cold gaze of the Mrs burning a hole through me for spending more time at it  ;D


Hi colmsmyth,

Don't remind me about that !! I'm beginning to resemble a big piece of Swiss cheese !!  :D

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Re: Peppermint OS 10 - Acer Install Issues
« Reply #18 on: May 27, 2020, 11:25:34 am »
Hi colmsmyth, I have one suggestion you can try, since you already have an ext4 partition made for the Peppermint installation, why don't you select "Something else" instead of along side and select the ext4 partition for installation?
What was I thinking?

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Re: Peppermint OS 10 - Acer Install Issues
« Reply #19 on: May 27, 2020, 01:38:18 pm »
OK, there seems to be a specific thing with this model, I've linked to the Acer thread about it already. Unless you tell it not to write to NVram during bootloader installation it will fail every time. I don't know if the OP is even reading responses but I just wanted to reiterate this.

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Re: Peppermint OS 10 - Acer Install Issues
« Reply #20 on: June 18, 2020, 07:56:21 pm »
I guess, I know the answer . cause iit sounds very familar to me.

Let me guess: Your Acer have a mmc - storage device?

Okay, I saw sda;

But !!!!
I had the same Problem with an Acer (mmc) (As i could remember... Swift????) with any linux Distri (Ubuntu, mint, PM)

and it ever hang up, while writing grub

I got the recommandation, to try wit hsupergrub and other tools - which doesnt work on this device

Final Solution was: Prepare a HD on a other device (Dualboot: Win and Linux) -> copy 1:1  on a SD-Card; and from there on the Acer Device

This works -very well- till the moment, i made a upgrade of linux, and linux tryed to write again/modify grub...
He hang up.

Happyly i had the SD-Card still left; and remade the copy session
Now there is a big sticky on the device Never touch grub

As i got it (it was one year before): That the first problem was the mmc , the second one the Bios/UEFI of this device
Acer reject me, by explaining me: This device is not made for Linux (It is optimized/proofed under Win)
« Last Edit: June 18, 2020, 08:06:02 pm by LordKaan »