Ubuntu on a Toshiba Satellite
chevhq at gmail.com
Mon Oct 14 21:28:11 UTC 2013
On 15/10/13 08:24, Jim Byrnes wrote:
> On 10/14/2013 01:02 PM, chris wrote:
>> On 15/10/13 05:56, Jim Byrnes wrote:
>>> On 10/14/2013 11:27 AM, Liam Proven wrote:
>>>> On 14 October 2013 17:07, Jim Byrnes <jf_byrnes at comcast.net> wrote:
>>>>> Liam, in another thread you mentioned that you had a Toshiba
>>>>> Satellite Pro.
>>>>> Does it have Secure boot and EFI? I am curious as I just had to
>>>>> return a
>>>>> Toshiba Satellite because I could not get Ubuntu to install and run
>>>>> on it.
>>>> No, I'm afraid not. It's a P300-1AY - a circa 2008 Core 2 Duo machine
>>>> with a conventional BIOS.
>>>> AIUI, SecureBoot is only found in association with UEFI, on x86-64
>>>> PCs, and it's a requirement for MS to confer the precious "Compatible
>>>> with Windows 8" status. It should be possible to disable it in the
>>>> firmware setup, though, which is sadly not possible with ARM hardware.
>>>> Also, and again AIUI, only 64-bit Linux can cope with it. 32-bit
>>>> versions will not install (possibly not even boot).
>>> OK, thanks for the reply.
>>> Regards, Jim
>> Jim, I am running 13.10 on my Toshiba Satellite pro.
>> I had to turn of Secure boot, and efi, then installed win7, and 13.10.
>> as a dual boot system.
>> Running fine with no problems.
>> The win 7 drivers are on the Toshiba web site.
>> Regards Chris
> Chris, thanks.
> I had nothing but trouble. I turned off Secure boot and tried with
> efi disabled and enabled. I actually had it installed once but I had
> no networking and Libre Office would not run. I accepted an update
> hoping that it would fix my problem but after that it would not boot.
> I tried to reinstall and ended up I messed up Win 8 so bad I could not
> fix it. Then I wiped the disk and just tried to install 13.10.
> First I tried with efi enabled. The live DVD booted up but the
> installer would not run. So I tried to install directly (no live DVD)
> and that worked but I had no networking. I tried turning off efi and
> using csm ( I think it was caled). It would not boot. No matter how I
> tweaked the boot order I would get black screen where it mention dchp
> and pxe, which I guess is trying to boot off a lan?I finally got to
> the point where I only had a couple of days left to return the
> machine so I gave up.
> I tried to follow the various how tos on the web, including a couple
> recommended but no luck. All of them assumed that Win 8 was up and
> running, but the first time I tried I did not setup Win8, maybe that
> effected the out come. Reading of your success I am tempted to
> repurchase it and try again.
> Regards, Jim
ah the big secret was to change the disk using a stand alone version of
gparted from gpt to mbr. Then no more issues sorry I forgot to add that
so my solution.
using gparted from a standalone disk.
chnage the disk structure from gpt to mbr.
This will delete everything including the obnoxious win8
Install win 7 to a 45gig primary partition.
Install ubuntu to the remainder
works for me
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