Thank you, Rich. I realise this is a bios issue, but I need to access that before I can strt linux.
Dell Inspiron 15" laptop. 5/o with W10
Linx 10" tablet pc 3y/o with W10
PIPO X9 10" dual os 5y/o win W10 and Android 4.4
i want to use linux on the pipo AND Linx, but of the three, I thought the Dell would be easist to practice on.
I have purchased from Amazon yesterday, a 16GB USB drive, with ALL flavours on Linux on it.
On the Dell, I can access bios, but once there I am lost. I have tried to change the boot priority to usb first. I’m unsure if I have the correct selection, don’t know what (is it EUFI or something?) is. I save and exit, reboot and immeadiately the light on the usb flashes, but then boots to windows.
I did manage eventually at one point, see the menu of linux os - mint, cinammon etc, selected mint, but this triggered the dell to perform a diagnostic test (memory, colour display etc) and then the screen went totally blank for a long time, forcing me to do a hard switch off. At this point, I had given up with Dell, and started to try the oher two.
I have the same problems there - it seems to be the boot order - is it anything to do with secure boot? It keeps booting to Windows everytime. I think it is something simple but I just don’t know about bios.
In a perfect situation, I would like to copy the usb drive to a 256gb micro sd card, and boot up from the card slot buit in to the pipo. But I think that’s a bit ambitious. It would give me an awful lot more storage space than 16gb though. Not an issue though, if I can still access other usb memory sticks in limux.
Thank you, again. I’m more than happy to supply you my mobile number if you wish to give me a thumbs up by text or whatever, for an immeadiate response. I’m not back at work till Monday, so anytime is ok.