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08-14-2016 03:20 AM
Unable to install Ubuntu 16.04.1 on HP AY005TX that I bought yday with FreeDOS.Error is
grub-efi-amd64-signed package failed to install
Please help asap as I need to install for college.
08-14-2016 01:08 PM - edited 08-14-2016 01:59 PM
Failure happens always...failed with Thumb drive multiple times, changed partitions etc yet it failed. Created a DVD and tried some minutes back and it failed. Secure boot is disabled and grey ...cant bechanged in BIO. Please let me know if you want me to setup something there. Thanks for your help.
PS It is really irritating as I bought the laptop in an amazon sale without Windows...now I need to see what to do. Am I making a mistake trying Ubuntu? IS it specific to this laptop model AY005TX? I assume it is not a hardware issue. The same ubuntu build has worked for a friend on an ACER laptop with Windows 8 preinstalled. Is Ubuntu worth the trouble...I need to use the laptop for Matlab. THanks.
08-14-2016 04:10 PM
08-15-2016 03:17 AM
I am forced to become a CS geek, while my intention is to be a plain user. All those links provided only shows HP has done UEFI setup to only support MS. In simple dont buy HP if you want to use Ubuntu. Explains why MS is yet the king. Finally why should a silly user become an expert to install Ubuntu..shows why MS is better. Just your love for Linux wont do justice.
08-15-2016 06:23 AM
That does not solve the problem does it. Well it is Ubuntu 16.04.1 and unable to load it on HP Ay 005 TX..simple. Managed to load Lubuntu but well not able to get the Wifi up here. Looks like HP is made for Windows and Ubuntu is not worth touching. None of you seem to have a solution. Worse still my login in id and password do not work today and I have to reset again. Strange HP and HP forum!