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FelipeLvalero
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Can't install ubuntu on HP probook 440 G4

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Hi, 

 

I have tryed to install Ubunto 18.04 (and another distros like mint, kaly, elementary, etc) but with no succes 😞

 

I have disabled Secure Boot and enabled Legacy  but nothing.

 

any one Have a clue to get linux installed on this Notebook?

 

thanks in advance.

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Hello @FelipeLvalero

 

What do you mean LM or Ubuntu "not installing" ? What is the problem exactly ?

 

Are you able to successfully boot from the installation media ?

 

 

Please, provide details. You may also attach pictures/photos.

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 Hi @IT_WINsec, thanks for taking time to read this post. 

 

I have tried several times install Linux on my HP ProBook 440, 

 

booting from the live way, the OS start and let me run the installer, but when the wizard is runing when the partition table is showed, the wizard get frizz. 

Some times only the wizard get frizzed, some times OS get frizzed. 

 

I tryed with the lastest version of: Ubuntu, Mint, Elementary iven Kali. 

I was thinking the reason was Legacy and secure boot, but a friend told me it is the last linux kernel, so i'll try a old ubuntu version and see what happend.

I'll let you know. 

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You are welcome!

How about doing the very standard installation the first time and choosing Erase disk instead of making partitions manually ?

 

Screenshot_2018-12-13_07-17-06.png

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I'm using the second option just like in the picture you attach in your answer.

 

Erase all disk and partition automatically.

 

 


@IT_WinSec wrote:

You are welcome!

How about doing the very standard installation the first time and choosing Erase disk instead of making partitions manually ?

 

Screenshot_2018-12-13_07-17-06.png


 

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That's very strange issue you report.

 

You use Probook 440 G4.

Similar model (older generation) - Probook 440 G2 is even certified as 100% compatible >> https://certification.ubuntu.com/hardware/201411-16203/

 

I am not sure if you used Windows to create the Linux bootable media, but please try to re-download and re-create the LM image onto USB thumbdrive. Here are some instructions.

 

You will need :

- either 1 empty/blank USB thumb drive

- Linux based operating system  ISO - e.g. Ubuntu or Linux Mint

 

 

You can directly download Ubuntu Desktop from Ubuntu's web site:

Download the x64 ISO > https://www.ubuntu.com/download/desktop

 

Once ready, you need to write the ISO to make a bootable media (e.g. bootable USB drive). Here is how:

 

How to create bootable ISO on USB device >> http://www.ubuntu.com/download/desktop/create-a-usb-stick-on-windows

Use Rufus. Consider the partition scheme and target system options.

 

 

When ready with the USB drive :

 

* Ensure Secure Boot is disabled  (if applicable for your model)

* Ensure Legacy mode is enabled (if applicable for your model)

* Save the UEFI/BIOS changes.

(if applicable for your model) Details>> http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c03653226

 

Boot from it again.

 

Search for open GParted. Make sure you erase everything from the dis with it prior to proceeding with the LM (or Ubuntu) installation. GParted is part of the live installers of both Mint and Ubuntu.

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I am really desapointed. 

 

I followed every step in your post without possotive results. 

i get stuck when te distro installation wizard start to write on the HD. i got a lot of errors, one of those days I did let the computer working for hours and never end to recive errors. 

 

i tried a Ubuntu 14.4, i get the hard part. install te distro on the SSD. but logs got big inmediatly full of erros, leting the Hard Disk without space in a few hours 😞

 

IMG_20181217_233348666.jpg

 

IMG_20181217_233348666.jpg

 

 

I think this specific model (HP probook 440 G4 )can't work with a modern linux distro. :'(

 


@IT_WinSec wrote:

That's very strange issue you report.

 

You use Probook 440 G4.

Similar model (older generation) - Probook 440 G2 is even certified as 100% compatible >> https://certification.ubuntu.com/hardware/201411-16203/

 

I am not sure if you used Windows to create the Linux bootable media, but please try to re-download and re-create the LM image onto USB thumbdrive. Here are some instructions.

 

You will need :

- either 1 empty/blank USB thumb drive

- Linux based operating system  ISO - e.g. Ubuntu or Linux Mint

 

 

You can directly download Ubuntu Desktop from Ubuntu's web site:

Download the x64 ISO > https://www.ubuntu.com/download/desktop

 

Once ready, you need to write the ISO to make a bootable media (e.g. bootable USB drive). Here is how:

 

How to create bootable ISO on USB device >> http://www.ubuntu.com/download/desktop/create-a-usb-stick-on-windows

Use Rufus. Consider the partition scheme and target system options.

 

 

When ready with the USB drive :

 

* Ensure Secure Boot is disabled  (if applicable for your model)

* Ensure Legacy mode is enabled (if applicable for your model)

* Save the UEFI/BIOS changes.

(if applicable for your model) Details>> http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c03653226

 

Boot from it again.

 

Search for open GParted. Make sure you erase everything from the dis with it prior to proceeding with the LM (or Ubuntu) installation. GParted is part of the live installers of both Mint and Ubuntu.


 

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How is the state of the installation so far?

I use the same device and could install Ubuntu 16.04 alongside the Win10.

I'd also appreciate If somebody had an experience of upgrading the Ubuntu to 18.04 or 19.04?  How dangerous could it be for the double boot? Because there are few posts where the upgrading broke the boot system and you should reinstall Windows.

The details are in this post.

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