[colug-432] Seeking technical assistance for Mint on Yoga 2 Pro
reeder1968 at gmail.com
Wed Nov 12 09:30:53 EST 2014
I have been struggling, both desperately and unsuccessfully, to install
Mint on a relatively new Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro. I have installed a new mSata
ssd into the laptop. I have partitioned it correctly. Windows 8.1 is
working perfeclty from one of the partitions. A new fresh version of Mint
is installed in the other partition. However I cannot get it to boot into
I believe that I am very close to having the project done....yet I still
cannot get the machine to boot into the Linux OS. Need GRUB bootloader,
need to disable something? Arggghhhh.
A little background here. I am a novice nooby struggling to learn while I
am doing it. I am enjoying the trip but it has now gotten to the point of
frustration and the fun factor is rapidly diminishing. Particularly since
I am not able to use the Lenovo Yoga and/or learn more about Mint.
I am a Mac OS user and have been since .... well the beginning back in
'84. I am also fairly competent, at least to some degree, with Android.
I am not very fluent in Windows at all. The goal is to keep 8.1 on the
Yoga jsut in case I need it for something down the road (or to migrate to
Windows 10 or whatever). I would like to become proficient enough in
Ubuntu/Mint to wean myself off of OS X.
I installed Mint (and Ubuntu) on an Asus laptop about two months ago and
sampled each. Decided I liked Mint. But it was the sole OS on the
machine....no Windows. So booting into another OS was not part of the
equation. And that apparently made things a helluva lot easier during the
As I mentioned I think (almost absolutely positive) that I have Mint
correctly installed. It is there. But the problem lies in the boot. I
think I have done most of the hard (ie labor intensive if I can even use
that term) work already. And what remains to be done should be (fingers
crossed) pretty simple.
Any suggestions? Recommendations. Anyone willing to meet me at a
coffeehouse, restaurant etc to help nail this down? I would be more than
wiling to buy coffee, a sandwich, a Lamborghini Aventador....only kidding
on the Lambo.
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