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New HP laptop wont install Linux.

Go to solution Solved by RobbinM,

Please try disabling legacy mode

So I bought a new HP Envy x360 with a ryzen 5 cpu in it. 

I’m trying to dual boot windows and Ubuntu; but as soon as I boot the usb and select install or try it just black screens. 

Enabled legacy mode I BIOS

disabled secure boot in BIOS 

 

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Did you use etcher.io to create the USB?  You generally don't want legacy mode either...

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1 minute ago, jpenguin said:

Did you use etcher.io to create the USB?  You generally don't want legacy mode either...

I did. 

And alright. 

I had a suspicion that the install usb got borked, but I’ve never had any issues with it. 

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1 minute ago, xephraan93 said:

I did. 

And alright. 

I had a suspicion that the install usb got borked, but I’ve never had any issues with it. 

I don't know then, it sounds like it should work/.  Does it just boot from the HDD?  Does it say "invalid boot medium"?  If you cant get it,  can you try Fedora?

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2 minutes ago, jpenguin said:

I don't know then, it sounds like it should work/.  Does it just boot from the HDD?  Does it say "invalid boot medium"?  If you cant get it,  can you try Fedora?

Windows boots just fine. 

I just can’t even get into the installer or “live cd” preview. As soon as I select one it just poops the bed. 

I’m open to fedora. 

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If that is Ubuntu 18.04, try Ubuntu 18.10

 

If still nothing happens, try Manjaro Linux, because what it seems to me is a driver issue and those two distros are the most updated I can think of

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3 hours ago, Lukyp said:

If that is Ubuntu 18.04, try Ubuntu 18.10

 

If still nothing happens, try Manjaro Linux, because what it seems to me is a driver issue and those two distros are the most updated I can think of

You're kidding right?  Ubuntu is an updated distro; certainly not the newest though.  SolydXK, Fedora, Aptsid...  Even MX, Tanglu, SUSE & Frugalware are pretty updated

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Manjaro installer has an option to use proprietary drivers over free ones and as a result tends to work on hardware that have issues with other distros. Try Manjaro and if it starts then you know it's probably a driver issue and not a hardware/bios issue.

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5 hours ago, jpenguin said:

You're kidding right?  Ubuntu is an updated distro; certainly not the newest though.  SolydXK, Fedora, Aptsid...  Even MX, Tanglu, SUSE & Frugalware are pretty updated

No, they have a feature freeze which includes the kernel version and then drivers, including driver bugs as well, should I remember how Linux handles newer PCs?  it's updated only if you have an old one

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