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Title: Windows bootloader (SOLVED)
Post by: pin on April 21, 2017, 04:39:36 pm
Hi!
Peppermint is not really new to me, I had it running on my old Asus Eee PC 1001px for a while.
Bought a new Asus F540L today and, you know, first things first... remove Windows 10 and install peppermint 7 😎!
Question??
How do I know if Windows bootloader is still there? I don't want it! Want everything that has any connection with Windows removed.

Thanks!

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Title: Re: Windows bootloader
Post by: PCNetSpec on April 21, 2017, 04:47:00 pm
Hi pmppinho, and welcome to the forum :)

If it's new I'm guessing it's a UEFI system ?

What's the output from:
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efibootmgr -v
and
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sudo ls /boot/efi/EFI
Title: Re: Windows bootloader
Post by: pin on April 21, 2017, 05:15:33 pm
Thank you!

Here is the output

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pedro@pedro-X540LA ~ $ efibootmgr -v
BootCurrent: 0002
Timeout: 2 seconds
BootOrder: 0002,0003
Boot0002* ubuntu    HD(1,GPT,86100ed6-a3de-44fd-9990-896148db2588,0x800,0x100000)/File(\EFI\UBUNTU\SHIMX64.EFI)
Boot0003* ubuntu    HD(1,GPT,86100ed6-a3de-44fd-9990-896148db2588,0x800,0x100000)/File(\EFI\UBUNTU\GRUBX64.EFI)..BO


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pedro@pedro-X540LA ~ $ sudo ls /boot/efi/EFI
ubuntu

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Title: Re: Windows bootloader
Post by: PCNetSpec on April 21, 2017, 06:23:12 pm
Nope, no sign of a Windows EFI bootloader ;)
Title: Re: Windows bootloader
Post by: pin on April 22, 2017, 12:51:50 am
Great! Thanks!
Just wanted to be on the safe side 😆!
By the way, everything went problem free and I removed Windows 10 and installed Peppermint 7 in about 30min.
If any one else is planning to do the same...
-Power up you new PC
-Disable Fast start and reboot
-Press F2 at boot and Disable Secure boot, Save and exit

Note: No options to boot from USB, don't worry.

-Shutdown
-Insert your USB while the PC is off
-Power up and enter BIOS/UEFI again using F2
-Now USB is there!! Select it, save and exit
-Wecome to Peppermint 7
-Install and enjoy.

As said, all of this took me about 30min. Smooooth!

Thank you guys for the great work! Excellent distro.


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Title: Re: Windows bootloader
Post by: VinDSL on April 22, 2017, 10:07:29 am
Great post !

Welcome aboard, pmppinho  :)
Title: Re: Windows bootloader
Post by: pin on April 22, 2017, 12:16:59 pm
Thanks VinDSL!


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Title: Re: Windows bootloader
Post by: PCNetSpec on April 22, 2017, 02:21:34 pm
Don't get too comfy, Peppermint 8 is just around the corner :))
Title: Re: Windows bootloader
Post by: VinDSL on April 22, 2017, 02:50:34 pm
Don't get too comfy, Peppermint 8 is just around the corner :))

I won't !

Oh, wait ... are you replying to pmppinho or me ?    :)
Title: Re: Windows bootloader
Post by: pin on April 22, 2017, 03:59:57 pm
Hi PCNetSpec!
Great! When will it be out?!
Still this year?
And I just did a lot of system configurations 😥!



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Title: Re: Windows bootloader
Post by: PCNetSpec on April 22, 2017, 04:37:54 pm
If testing goes well without too many bugs discovered that need fixing, hopefully end of May / beginning of June .. but please be aware we don't set a static release date, it's ready ONLY when we consider it ready ;)
Title: Re: Windows bootloader
Post by: pin on April 23, 2017, 01:01:56 am
That's great!
Looking forward to it.
I know you guys don't set static release date 🖒!
Would it possible to keep some stuff? Like for example, configurations of libreoffice.

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Title: Re: Windows bootloader
Post by: pin on April 23, 2017, 01:02:49 am
...After updating from 7 to 8 i mean...

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Title: Re: Windows bootloader
Post by: murraymint on April 23, 2017, 01:16:00 am
Your config files should work, possibly the whole /home folder since the underlying Ubuntu base will be the same. Someone will confirm that or otherwise later on, I think :)
Title: Re: Windows bootloader
Post by: pin on April 23, 2017, 01:26:00 am
Thanks murraymint!

Good to be part of such a nice forum 😊!

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Title: Re: Windows bootloader
Post by: murraymint on April 23, 2017, 05:06:16 am
Good to have you here  8)