[arch-general] Install Archlinux on HP Elitebook

Ken OKABE kenokabe at gmail.com
Mon Dec 18 15:24:00 UTC 2017

Here is my experience.

1. Ubuntu live image is the most stably working distribution among
others, so it's good for base to install Arch.
2. If your laptop is UEFI, it's good to have reEFInd USB stick.
If your PC cannot boot reEFInd USB stick, your bios setup is very wrong.
3. If you can boot into Ubuntu live image, the rest is relatively easy
to set up Arch.

On Mon, Dec 18, 2017 at 2:56 PM, Beta Smollner via arch-general
<arch-general at archlinux.org> wrote:
>> Am 18.12.2017 um 15:36 schrieb news at contrepoison.ch:
>> Hi everyone,
>> 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
> Does your USB-stick boot on other systems?
> I can boot on my company’s elitebook just fine with an easy2boot-prepared [1] stick.
> ~ P
> [1] http://www.easy2boot.com/

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