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OMEN by HP - 15-dc0084tx
Microsoft Windows 10 (64-bit)


I am from India and I have purchased a Omen - 15-dc0084tx last year. It is an i7 8th Gen, with Win 10 Home OS installed on 128GB SSD, 1 TB HDD and 16GB RAM.

I am trying to install on Dual Boot a Linux distro (CentOs or Scientific Linux). I have prepared two  Live USB Sticks (with CentOS on one and Scientific Linux 7.5 on another). But when I am trying to install the Linux OS from either of Live USB sticks (after disabling secure-boot and/or enabling legacy mode in the bios) the installation is not completing. After the initial splash screen of CentOs/Scientific Linux, its stuck on long series of kernel panics. The "Caps Lock" LED keeps flashing.  


Can somebody help as I had purchased this laptop to primarily run a Linux OS?

I can share screenshots of the errors which are being displayed.   

Thanks in advance


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I'm sorry, but we here are not equipped to provide detailed Linux support.

HP only warranties their PCs for usage with the OS that comes preinstalled. IF you replace that with Linux, or add a Linux OS, then you assume full responsibility for maintaining that -- as HP provides Linux assistance only on Redhat and then only to commercial customers.

The primary "challenge" to using Linux on any HP PC is the availability of Linux drivers. Any hardware that does not work will then range from simple (if there are Linux drivers available) to impossible (if there are NO Linux drivers available) to fix.

Since HP does not provide Linux drivers, your best bet for Linux support is to contact the support forum for the Linux distro you are using.


Folks on Linux support forums have experience using a variety of machines with Linux and know a lot about driver and installation issues. You will be able to get sound and detailed help there.

Good Luck

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Dear @WAWood,

Thanks for the prompt reply. I am sorry, but I think, I may have posed a wrong question. I am aware that HP may not provide detailed Linux Support. I agree that the detailed support may be available on the relevant Linux forums.  


I actually have waited for the 1 yr HP Warranty to expire for the laptop before trying to install Linux on it. My main aim to run Linux is to do mathematical modelling and that was the reason why I wanted top of the line specs. Unfortunately if I am not able to make Linux work in Dual Boot then I may remove Win 10 completely and install Linux only.


Therefore please let me re-frame my question?

1. My question was to the community whether anybody has been successful in making dual boot work with the Omen 15?

2. If the answer to Q1. is no then has anybody been able to make Linux (on single boot) work on the Omen15?





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