On 2017-12-20 3:00 am, David C. Rankin wrote:
On 12/18/2017 08:36 AM, email@example.com wrote:
I'm struggeling with my laptop : I can't manage to boot into any Linux distribution. My laptop is an HP Elitebook x360 G2 ; BIOS P80 01.09 Rev.A (up to date). By turning off every "protection" I'm able to select the USB stick in the boot menu ; but I can't pass this step. I immediately go back to the boot menu.
Does anyone knows how to install Arch on one of thoose #@$&=%* machine ?
Many thanks, Tom
I have struggled with this issue and Arch for a year. The problem is grub2 on Arch fails to write anything to bytes 0x04 - 0x63 of the mbr, while other distros don't seem to have that problem.
More of a workaround than a solution, but I stopped using grub altogether once they upgraded to grub2. (The complexity of the grub2 config file as compared to the simplicity of the grub-legacy menu.lst file is what eventually turned me away.) I've started using syslinux in recent years, and have been quite happy with it.