Hi I own a 2009 hp pavilion g6 the display broke recently and I have tried to use it, but when I unplugged the cable for the internal laptop display and plugged it into an external monitor using VGA it would not display anything until I booted into Ubuntu this isn't an issue usually but as I would like to use it as a desktop and install other operating systems on to it as sort of a test bench, its not very easy to do when not all os setups support drivers for the external display also I cannot see the device I'm booting from seen as there is no bios, I'm wondering if I need to press a key combo on boot to enable bios to be seen on the external display, would you like me to attach a video of my issue?
I'm sorry, but HP does not provide support for Linux distros -- including boot issues.
IF you replace the preloaded Windows OS with a Linux distro, or add a Linux distro, then you assume full responsibility for maintaining that -- including solving any problems with booting the other OS and/or installing the other OS.
Modern PCs with UEFI, instead of the older BIOS, are especially difficult to install because you have to go into the UEFI settings and make several changes before you can even boot from a USB stick -- and we are unable to assist in that work.
Your best bet for support now is to contact the support forum of the distro you are using.
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