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    Cant install any linux distribution


    Hello,

    i have a problem at installing any linux distribution. Then i tried on virtual and i can do it.
    here is the first thing i get on virtual but not on computer:
    prntscr.com/5owvrt

    On computer i did the USB boot stick with Universal USB installer and when i boot (choose boot from USB) i get next thing:
    prntscr.com/5owwh2

    then i waited for about 10 to 15min and it stuck at that same screen.

    If you have any solutions please answer me.

    Have a nice day!

    P.S. Right now I'm running Windows 8.1
    My laptop is:
    shop.lenovo.com/us/en/laptops/lenovo/y-series/y510p

    If you need any other information or have solution please answer me

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    Hi and welcome

    the laptop has recent technology (in particular: uefi and "secure boot"),
    and this "blackbuntu" seems to be a deprecated, deserted distribution.

    The latest version I could find was based on ubuntu 10.10, as it is more than 4 years old.
    Ubuntu 10.10 cannot deal with uefi or secureboot.

    My recommendation is to use ubuntu 14.10 64bit.
    Also: If you need the preinstalled windows, I would recommend to create a image on an external medium and *test* the restore.
    You must always face the curtain with a bow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Irithori View Post
    Hi and welcome

    the laptop has recent technology (in particular: uefi and "secure boot"),
    and this "blackbuntu" seems to be a deprecated, deserted distribution.

    The latest version I could find was based on ubuntu 10.10, as it is more than 4 years old.
    Ubuntu 10.10 cannot deal with uefi or secureboot.

    My recommendation is to use ubuntu 14.10 64bit.
    Also: If you need the preinstalled windows, I would recommend to create a image on an external medium and *test* the restore.
    Thanks for reply.

    OK, i tried that with ubuntu 14.04 too and was the same. So earlier today i downloaded 14.10 x64 as you described and make boot USB with UniversalUSBInstaller. After that i tried to boot and get the same problem :s

    Here are some images if they would help:
    1) 1.jpg
    here is my BIOS setup

    2) 2.jpg
    this is boot menu when i choose "boot from USB"

    3) 3.jpg
    and the next screen which appears immediately after i choos USB from previous picture and then stuck there

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    OK i found the solution for me.

    1) I did all the same just I did not used the program UniverUSBInstaller but instead i used rufus:
    - rufus.akeo.ie/


    After that it all went good

    Now i get into some other trouble, when im booting there is no GRUB to choose OS and it directly boot into windows 8.1.
    I tried google and found this:
    - bcdedit /set {bootmgr} path \EFI\ubuntu\grubx64.efi

    i apply this in CMD and try again but there is still no GRUB.

    If you have any solution please help me

    P.S. In windows 8.1 i have fast boot disabled

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    Well, this is why I never dual-boot a system. I prefer to run guest operating systems in a virtual machine. The only reason to dual boot is if you need direct access to the hardware. Most virtual machine managers (such as virtualbox) will let you directly access serial ports, usb devices, audio hardware, etc. as needed. It works well for me. I do serious software development on Linux, running in a virtual machine under Windows on my work system. Because the system is security hardened, dual booting is not an option.
    Sometimes, real fast is almost as good as real time.
    Just remember, Semper Gumbi - always be flexible!

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