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I downloaded peppermint 8 x 64 bit using rufus for the iso to copy a to thumb drive. Inserted thumb drive to an acer es 15,4gb memory,1terabyte hdd.
changed the boot order. Tried peppermint 8 and liked it. Decided to try and install it along side windows 10. Let the installer do its own routine on installation noticed it split the 1 terabyte c: approximately 500 gb for windows and 400 gb for peppermint. After installation I rebooted the laptop AND FORGOT TO REMOVE THE THUMB DRIVE?
The laptop boots straight to windows 10. I cannot find linux anywhere on the laptop or the grub boot loader. I went into the eufi settings yesterday to have a look but after rebooting from the advanced options in recovery to access the bios/eufi screen when i was presented with the bios/eufi screen none of the keyboard keys worked. I could see the boot option along the top of the screen but could not access it. I noticed in windows that the c: appears to have been split in disk management approx. 500 gb and 400 gb. I may be little bit out of my depth with this, although I dual booted this asus eeepc win 7 with peppermint 8 x32 bit ok. After 45 years with windows this linux learner is leaning to linux. I did notice a post earlier about dual booting unfortunately a little to late for me.
Any advice at all would be gratefully accepted. I'm a bit concerned I may mess this laptop up. Although I've got an acer 4920 that needs a cmos battery but that's another story. Yous sincerely normanliddle
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Re: dual booting peppermint 8 with windows10
« Reply #1 on: February 21, 2018, 12:21:43 am »
Are you able to boot the Peppermint 8 64bit LiveUSB still ?
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Re: dual booting peppermint 8 with windows10
« Reply #2 on: February 21, 2018, 11:41:06 pm »
Yes Mark the usb drive still works OK and I've used it to try peppermint 8 again successfully,and still have the option to install peppermint 8 again
from the desk top. My problem is I'm not sure where to go from here?
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Re: dual booting peppermint 8 with windows10
« Reply #3 on: February 22, 2018, 08:35:28 pm »
Sorry Norman but i'm not 100% sure what the issue is here ? .. are you saying you've installed Peppermint but it's still just booting directly into Windows without ever offering you Peppermint ?

If so, can you boot to the Pepperrmint LiveUSB, open a terminal, then post the output from these commands:
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sudo fdisk -l
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sudo blkid
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Re: dual booting peppermint 8 with windows10
« Reply #4 on: February 23, 2018, 12:00:20 am »
Thanks for your feedback Mark. I'll try that tomorrow and get back to you. Apologies for being a pain I don't know whether peppermint is installed
or not? It just boots to windows without offering peppermint. I do know trying to install peppermint split the hdd.
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Re: dual booting peppermint 8 with windows10
« Reply #5 on: February 26, 2018, 12:04:42 am »

peppermint@peppermint ~ $ sudo fdisk -l
Disk /dev/loop0: 1.2 GiB, 1257021440 bytes, 2455120 sectors
Units: sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes


Disk /dev/sda: 931.5 GiB, 1000204886016 bytes, 1953525168 sectors
Units: sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 4096 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 4096 bytes / 4096 bytes
Disklabel type: gpt
Disk identifier: 8AA8B3A0-E90C-44E7-AB21-454AB275186C

Device          Start        End    Sectors   Size Type
/dev/sda1        2048     206847     204800   100M EFI System
/dev/sda2      206848     239615      32768    16M Microsoft reserved
/dev/sda3      239616 1040195157 1039955542 495.9G Microsoft basic data
/dev/sda4  1951426560 1953523711    2097152     1G Windows recovery environment
/dev/sda5  1040195584 1943199743  903004160 430.6G Linux filesystem
/dev/sda6  1943199744 1951426559    8226816   3.9G Linux swap

Partition table entries are not in disk order.




Disk /dev/sdb: 3.8 GiB, 4025810432 bytes, 7862911 sectors
Units: sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
Disklabel type: dos
Disk identifier: 0x37d71b0e
sorry for the delay Mark hope this is of help?




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Re: dual booting peppermint 8 with windows10
« Reply #6 on: February 26, 2018, 06:45:31 pm »
/dev/sda1: LABEL="ESP" UUID="9E99-E13D" TYPE="vfat" PARTLABEL="EFI system partition" PARTUUID="b59d2b94-1a6a-466a-968f-dfe8b4f0022b"
/dev/sda3: LABEL="Acer" UUID="CC3A9AE93A9ACFB6" TYPE="ntfs" PARTLABEL="Basic data partition" PARTUUID="6681c8ed-a1ff-4afd-9549-995cc2dd6047"
/dev/sda4: LABEL="Recovery" UUID="5CFE9C78FE9C4BE0" TYPE="ntfs" PARTLABEL="Basic data partition" PARTUUID="2a7e8473-7add-4c43-87e3-8c0fea9bd331"
/dev/sda5: UUID="197757c3-3eee-4469-bc84-4e8bd43ed978" TYPE="ext4" PARTUUID="f560ae64-de8b-46b9-af06-91bc9a4821e2"
/dev/sdb1: LABEL="PEPPERMINT" UUID="6C8F-1F63" TYPE="vfat" PARTUUID="37d71b0e-01"
/dev/loop0: TYPE="squashfs"
/dev/sda2: PARTLABEL="Microsoft reserved partition" PARTUUID="023226f8-e179-485f-b47f-5e779174c147"
/dev/sda6: UUID="67fe107d-b92b-42a5-857e-40780295b24a" TYPE="swap" PARTUUID="7aeb81b7-f5e3-4118-956f-533fb4973d6e"
/dev/zram0: UUID="0f7bca68-dfd0-422e-9629-9e2ac5588b93" TYPE="swap"
/dev/zram1: UUID="a6a4ac53-b7e2-4a4e-b021-200b36e44b94" TYPE="swap"
peppermint@peppermint ~ $ ^C
hope this is of use to you Mark.Yours

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Re: dual booting peppermint 8 with windows10
« Reply #7 on: March 01, 2018, 08:23:50 pm »
Your Peppermint has been installed onto /dev/sda5
It is possible that you might have installed the grub boot loader onto the wrong partition.

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Re: dual booting peppermint 8 with windows10
« Reply #8 on: March 01, 2018, 09:51:23 pm »
Thank you for your reply. I really have not got a clue as to how to proceed from here? Is it possible to rerun the installation from the thumb drive?
Although the same thing may happen again? I'm not very confident messing about with partitions although I'll have to start some time.
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Re: dual booting peppermint 8 with windows10
« Reply #9 on: March 02, 2018, 05:13:51 pm »
Can you boot to the Peppermint LiveUSB .. open a terminal .. and run this command
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efibootmgr -v
and post back here what is returned in the terminal
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Re: dual booting peppermint 8 with windows10
« Reply #10 on: March 04, 2018, 01:35:08 pm »
peppermint@peppermint ~ $ efibootmgr -v
BootCurrent: 0002
Timeout: 0 seconds
BootOrder: 2001,0001,2002,2003
Boot0000* ubuntu   HD(1,GPT,b59d2b94-1a6a-466a-968f-dfe8b4f0022b,0x800,0x32000)/File(\EFI\ubuntu\shimx64.efi)
Boot0001* Windows Boot Manager   HD(1,GPT,b59d2b94-1a6a-466a-968f-dfe8b4f0022b,0x800,0x32000)/File(\EFI\Microsoft\Boot\bootmgfw.efi)WINDOWS.........x...B.C.D.O.B.J.E.C.T.=.{.9.d.e.a.8.6.2.c.-.5.c.d.d.-.4.e.7.0.-.a.c.c.1.-.f.3.2.b.3.4.4.d.4.7.9.5.}....................
Boot0002* USB HDD: SanDisk Cruzer Micro   PciRoot(0x0)/Pci(0x1d,0x0)/USB(0,0)/USB(3,0)/HD(1,MBR,0x14,0x800,0x77f27f)RC
Boot0003* Unknown Device:    HD(1,GPT,b59d2b94-1a6a-466a-968f-dfe8b4f0022b,0x800,0x32000)/File(\EFI\ubuntu\shimx64.efi)RC
Boot2001* EFI USB Device   RC
Boot2002* EFI DVD/CDROM   RC
Boot2003* EFI Network   RC
Thanks for you patience Mark, unfortunately I'm in and out of bed on a daily basis at the moment due to illness. Yours sincerely, norman liddle.

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Re: dual booting peppermint 8 with windows10
« Reply #11 on: March 04, 2018, 02:13:43 pm »
What make and model of PC are we talking about here ?

It looks like Peppermint was installed, but not added to the UEFI boot manager sequence.

I there an option to select "ubuntu" at the boot selection screen ?
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Re: dual booting peppermint 8 with windows10
« Reply #12 on: March 04, 2018, 11:32:49 pm »
Thanks for your prompt reply Mark. The machine is: Acer laptop ES1-715-P1VN, ALSO described as Aspire ES 15. When the thumb drive is not inserted
the laptop boots straight to windows 10, No option to boot into ubuntu. When the thumbdrive is inserted it boots to the demo/guest version of peppermint
8 (which I am using to send you the details that you are asking for ?)
Again thanks for all your help. Yours sincerely, normanliddle

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Re: dual booting peppermint 8 with windows10
« Reply #13 on: March 04, 2018, 11:49:19 pm »
Immediately after turning on the PC (kinda when the Acer Logo displays) hit the F12 key.

You should be presented with the the boot selection screen.

Can you tell us what is displayed ?
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Re: dual booting peppermint 8 with windows10
« Reply #14 on: March 06, 2018, 01:19:09 pm »
Hello Mark, I hit f12 on boot up and this was displayed: choose an operating  system, Windows 10, or Macrium Reflect System Recovery, or Change defaults or
choose another option. I went all the options displayed which was basically choose another windows operating system. No mention of Ubuntu or peppermint.
I could not cut and paste as I have previously. Yours norman liddle

 


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