Welcome!

The kernel problem with recent updates has been solved. Find the solution here

Important information
-- Required MX 15/16 Repository Changes
-- Information on torrent hosting changes
-- Information on MX15/16 GPG Keys
-- Spectre and Meltdown vulnerabilities

News
-- Introducing our new Website
-- MX Linux on social media: here

Current releases
-- MX-18.3 Point Release release info here
-- Migration Information to MX-18 here
-- antiX-17.4.1 release info here

New users
-- Please read this first, and don't forget to add system and hardware information to posts!
-- Here are the Forum Rules

Installing MX on my HP Laptop

User avatar
brolly
Forum Novice
Forum  Novice
Posts: 95
Joined: Sat Jun 22, 2019 8:26 am

Installing MX on my HP Laptop

#1

Post by brolly » Tue Jul 02, 2019 10:53 am

Hi Guys

The issue i am facing is that i am trying to install MX from a USB stick. When I boot into the OS the desktop freezes. I have tried Secure and Legacy boots. No joy. I wrote the ISO to USB using Rufus in GPT and MBR modes. I have also tried the default and advanced/failsafe boot without joy. I have fiddled with boot parameters in the boot menu on standard and advanced mode. The boot parameters I have tried are the default setting, quiet slash and nomodeset. Despite my best efforts i am greeted with a frozen desktop or in nomodeset the brightness control pops up multiple windows of desktop settings. Your support is highly appreciated.

My specs are as follows:

HP Laptop 15-Bw036na
AMD A12-9720P / 2.7 GHz Max Turbo Speed 3.6 GHz Quad Core Processor
16GB RAM, 2TB HDD
15.6 HD Display (1366 x 768) Resolution
Integrated AMD Radeon R7 Graphics
[/quote]

User avatar
fehlix
Developer
Posts: 4930
Joined: Wed Apr 11, 2018 5:09 pm

Installing MX on my HP Laptop

#2

Post by fehlix » Tue Jul 02, 2019 11:10 am

brolly wrote:
Tue Jul 02, 2019 10:52 am
HP Laptop 15-Bw036na
If you want to get help, please avoid such thread titles like the one you have chosen.
Suggest to formulate it more relaxed ;=)
Furhter this model is know to have a firmware bug. So either upgrade to latest firmware.
Or alternatively try first to boot with antiX ISO which comes with 4.9 kernel, to see whether this would make a difference.
Thanks
:puppy:
Gigabyte Z77M-D3H, Intel Xeon E3-1240 V2 (Quad core), 32GB RAM,
GeForce GTX 770, Samsung SSD 850 EVO 500GB, Seagate Barracuda 4TB

User avatar
penguin
Forum Regular
Forum Regular
Posts: 413
Joined: Wed Jan 04, 2017 3:15 pm

Re: Nightmare Installing MX on my HP Laptop

#3

Post by penguin » Tue Jul 02, 2019 11:40 am

Man. Are you sure that iso you have downloaded is OK ? Have you verified it ?

Personally I try systematically many Linux distros. Never or maybe on few occasions I have failed. Almost Never. When I see people here struggling with this problems...

My advice:

1- Be sure that you have a good machine. A good machine, means ... non defective hdd, ram or any other part.
2- Update your BIOS.
3- Download the ISO from an official source and verify HASH.
4- Use an 2.0 USB ( I use and 5 or 6 aged Sandisk USB 2.0 - 4 GB )
5- In Windows use Rufus, Universal USB Installer or Unetbootin. In Linux use Suse Studio Image Writer, Rosa USB Writer, Mint USB, SparkyLinux or MX Linux USB Creator.
6- If possible stick with Legacy and non UEFI.

And ... stay quite. Have luck.

User avatar
masterpeace
Forum Novice
Forum  Novice
Posts: 44
Joined: Sun Jun 16, 2019 11:35 pm

Re: Nightmare Installing MX on my HP Laptop

#4

Post by masterpeace » Tue Jul 02, 2019 11:43 am

Eh , you're not using UEFI ? And it's HP laptop to boot , it's guaranteed to work since HP support is included in Linux Kernel . So 98% Kernel is not the problem . According to my friend who recommend me MX , most cases of this kind of error stems to 3 things , incorrect MD5 or false GB flash drive or Kernel . On my case it's actually false-GB USB Flash Drive , i used them nearly on daily basis i had no idea until now that it's a fake-GB USB Flash Drive . When i tore it open 'physically' i found that it's only a 128 MB instead of 8GB .

Well it's not always false-GB-FD , but your fd just might be broken or what do you call it ? bad sector ? Or even maybe your RAM have some trouble , so definitely do Memory Test .

Another way is to use SSH like my friend . He was installing MX for his laptop from my laptop , for some reason his Macbook Black refuses to load Live Environment and just freeze , he tried everything possible , but no work , so he use grub loader and manually Install it like how you install Arch Linux , or Linux from Scratch he said . But that is if you have 2 laptops connected in the same network . I don't even understand anything he said , the one thing i recall verbatim he said he "used SSH to Install every Distro available" .

Hope this helps even if this is 2nd-hand knowledge .

Godspeed .

User avatar
GuiGuy
Forum Regular
Forum Regular
Posts: 1707
Joined: Sun Dec 16, 2007 6:29 pm

Re: Installing MX on my HP Laptop

#5

Post by GuiGuy » Tue Jul 02, 2019 1:50 pm

brolly, I suggest you try booting your laptop from a bootable usb stick which you know is functional.

If you cannot do that, try a different computer.

User avatar
brolly
Forum Novice
Forum  Novice
Posts: 95
Joined: Sat Jun 22, 2019 8:26 am

Re: Nightmare Installing MX on my HP Laptop

#6

Post by brolly » Tue Jul 02, 2019 2:00 pm

penguin wrote:
Tue Jul 02, 2019 11:40 am
Man. Are you sure that iso you have downloaded is OK ? Have you verified it ?

Personally I try systematically many Linux distros. Never or maybe on few occasions I have failed. Almost Never. When I see people here struggling with this problems...

My advice:

1- Be sure that you have a good machine. A good machine, means ... non defective hdd, ram or any other part.
2- Update your BIOS.
3- Download the ISO from an official source and verify HASH.
4- Use an 2.0 USB ( I use and 5 or 6 aged Sandisk USB 2.0 - 4 GB )
5- In Windows use Rufus, Universal USB Installer or Unetbootin. In Linux use Suse Studio Image Writer, Rosa USB Writer, Mint USB, SparkyLinux or MX Linux USB Creator.
6- If possible stick with Legacy and non UEFI.

And ... stay quite. Have luck.
Thanks. I tried exactly what you mentioned prior to my attempt to install MX. All my gadgets are close to brand new.

User avatar
brolly
Forum Novice
Forum  Novice
Posts: 95
Joined: Sat Jun 22, 2019 8:26 am

Re: Installing MX on my HP Laptop

#7

Post by brolly » Tue Jul 02, 2019 2:02 pm

GuiGuy wrote:
Tue Jul 02, 2019 1:50 pm
brolly, I suggest you try booting your laptop from a bootable usb stick which you know is functional.

If you cannot do that, try a different computer.
All my gadgets are functional and new. MX installed on two of other laptops 1) Lenovo 2) HP flawlessly. It's the third HP that's giving me headaches. I was trying to stay away from Mint. I might have to go back to it

User avatar
brolly
Forum Novice
Forum  Novice
Posts: 95
Joined: Sat Jun 22, 2019 8:26 am

Re: Nightmare Installing MX on my HP Laptop

#8

Post by brolly » Tue Jul 02, 2019 2:04 pm

masterpeace wrote:
Tue Jul 02, 2019 11:43 am
Eh , you're not using UEFI ? And it's HP laptop to boot , it's guaranteed to work since HP support is included in Linux Kernel . So 98% Kernel is not the problem . According to my friend who recommend me MX , most cases of this kind of error stems to 3 things , incorrect MD5 or false GB flash drive or Kernel . On my case it's actually false-GB USB Flash Drive , i used them nearly on daily basis i had no idea until now that it's a fake-GB USB Flash Drive . When i tore it open 'physically' i found that it's only a 128 MB instead of 8GB .

Well it's not always false-GB-FD , but your fd just might be broken or what do you call it ? bad sector ? Or even maybe your RAM have some trouble , so definitely do Memory Test .

Another way is to use SSH like my friend . He was installing MX for his laptop from my laptop , for some reason his Macbook Black refuses to load Live Environment and just freeze , he tried everything possible , but no work , so he use grub loader and manually Install it like how you install Arch Linux , or Linux from Scratch he said . But that is if you have 2 laptops connected in the same network . I don't even understand anything he said , the one thing i recall verbatim he said he "used SSH to Install every Distro available" .

Hope this helps even if this is 2nd-hand knowledge .

Godspeed .
THe USB drive thing was mentioned in previous threads. I bought mine bought directly from the official Sandisk website. The oldest is 2 months old and the newest is a week old.

User avatar
brolly
Forum Novice
Forum  Novice
Posts: 95
Joined: Sat Jun 22, 2019 8:26 am

Re: Installing MX on my HP Laptop

#9

Post by brolly » Tue Jul 02, 2019 2:08 pm

fehlix wrote:
Tue Jul 02, 2019 11:10 am
brolly wrote:
Tue Jul 02, 2019 10:52 am
HP Laptop 15-Bw036na
If you want to get help, please avoid such thread titles like the one you have chosen.
Suggest to formulate it more relaxed ;=)
Furhter this model is know to have a firmware bug. So either upgrade to latest firmware.
Or alternatively try first to boot with antiX ISO which comes with 4.9 kernel, to see whether this would make a difference.
Thanks
:puppy:

I didn't realise "nightmare" was an unsavoury word. It was used in the context of how the experience was...a simple nightmare in this occasion. How does that break forums rules? I wpould understand if i had described MX as a nightmare.

User avatar
KBD
Forum Regular
Forum Regular
Posts: 1822
Joined: Sun Jul 03, 2011 7:52 pm

Re: Installing MX on my HP Laptop

#10

Post by KBD » Tue Jul 02, 2019 2:16 pm

For Linux iso's with Rufus on Windows I use the dd mode and it has never failed me.

Post Reply

Return to “General”