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Hi there,

I have a Pavilion DV-6135 that I'm trying to convert from Windows to Linux. I have done this with many computers in the past- I usually can navigate and achieve said task without any snags. I have a USB stick that I burned an ISO onto- I just put LInux Mint on my other machine so I know this is not the issue. The issue I'm running into is 1) In the BIOS menu I cannot find any Security options or Boot options like Secure Boot or Legacy Mode. 2) I cannot get the machine to recognize the USB stick that is plugged in. I have attached pictures. I tried updating BIOS with no avail- when searching for the download no results are returned (on HP's official website). Please help! I like this machine and would like to update it to my desired specs.

 

Thanks,

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HP Recommended

Hi:

 

You are missing some numbers from the model you posted.

 

Do you have a dv6135 notebook, a dv6-6135dx notebook or a dv7-6135dx notebook?

 

If it is one of the last two, try booting the USB flash drive from the notebook's USB 2 port.

 

The other thing you can do is to burn the Linux ISO file to a CD and boot from the CD drive.

 

Since you have Windows on there now, I use the free CD Burner XP program to burn ISO files to CD's/DVD's.

 

CDBurnerXP: Downloads

 

 

HP Recommended

It is a dv7-6135x. I will try the other USB port and get back to you. Thanks.

 

Morris

HP Recommended

Tried all 4 USB ports, still not working. Is burning a CD the only other option?

HP Recommended

You're very welcome, Morris.

 

Yes, if you can't boot from any of the ports, you will have to burn the ISO file to a CD if it is less than 700 MB, or a DVD if more.

 

HP retired support for that model series since it is more than 10 years old.

 

You can download the last BIOS update HP released for that model notebook from this reputable 3rd party website at the link below, however I don't understand why no USB boot option exists.

 

That should be there without the need for a BIOS update.

 

HP Pavilion dv7-6135dx BIOS (driverscollection.com)

 

 

HP Recommended

Okay, thanks again. I will be buying some blank CD's and trying this method before accepting this issue as solved. Will get back to you all in a few days.

 

Sincerely,

Morris

HP Recommended

Anytime, Morris.

 

Glad to have been of assistance.

 

Paul

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