Trying to install linux on a old laptop and running into a bootup issue :( Please help if possible

ng4ever

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run into this issue pic 1.jpg





run into this issue pic 2.jpg




Top picture is where it goes first then it goes to second screen.

Yes I visited the link but really no clues.

Please help if possible. Thanks.
 

Nobu

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Grr, HP has nothing about what kind of bios/fw is on the laptop, of course.

Boot the install/live cd and choose 'try it out' or whatever it is. Open up a terminal/console and run grub-install, tell me what it spits out (probably an error).

Also, the output of `ls -lh /dev/disk/by-path` may be useful later.
 

ng4ever

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Grr, HP has nothing about what kind of bios/fw is on the laptop, of course.

Boot the install/live cd and choose 'try it out' or whatever it is. Open up a terminal/console and run grub-install, tell me what it spits out (probably an error).

Also, the output of `ls -lh /dev/disk/by-path` may be useful later.

Installing for i386-pc platform
grub-install: error: install device isn't specified.
 

IceDigger

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It all has to do with installation as MBR or UEFI and whatever is selected in the BIOS.
 
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