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    Solved Trying to install Linux Mint 21

    Thank you again! - Now, how do I mark this thread as solved?
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    Solved Trying to install Linux Mint 21

    Thank you for your reply! Now I'm embarrassed - when I went back into the BIOS, I found 'secure boot' right where it should be... I disabled it, followed the instructions to enter a code and now Linux is up and running!
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    Solved Trying to install Linux Mint 21

    I am trying to install Linux Mint 21 on an hp 15ay014dx laptop. The installation seemed to be working until I clicked on 'Linux Mint 21.1 Cinnamon'- It goes to a screen that says 'error: bad shim signature / 'error: you need to load the kernal first' When I reboot, it just goes to the same...
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    Problem installing Linux mint 20 on Lenovo IdeaPad s340

    Thanks for telling me about Balena - I did have problems with Unetbootin the last time I tried it - couldn't get it to work...I think I will download LM20.1. Not tomorrow - too busy with other things - hopefully on Monday. Have to go now...
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    Problem installing Linux mint 20 on Lenovo IdeaPad s340

    Is the upgrade as stable as a clean install? Have not heard of Balena Etcher - does it work better than Unetbootin? Is it possible to put more than one OS on a single usb stick?
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    Problem installing Linux mint 20 on Lenovo IdeaPad s340

    It's Linux 20. That's only because I had already put it on a thumb drive for another computer some months back, and I didn't want to take the time to do it all over again for the latest version.
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    Problem installing Linux mint 20 on Lenovo IdeaPad s340

    o.k. Was just wondering if that was something relevant... Wow! Rebooting seems to have worked! Yay! It is proceeding along as it should. One more question - It's getting really late here on the west coast of the U.S. Is it o.k. to stop the installation now and do it tomorrow? Will that mess up...
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    Problem installing Linux mint 20 on Lenovo IdeaPad s340

    I rebooted. A question - In the grub menu (I think that's what it's called) - What is the difference between 'Start Linux Mint...' and 'Start Linux Mint...' (compatibility mode)?
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    Problem installing Linux mint 20 on Lenovo IdeaPad s340

    This is so unreal...I followed the instructions and switched to ACHI and that solved that problem. Now there is a new problem...When I get to the installation screen, I select 'Erase disk and install Linux Mint'. It gives the usual warning and then it goes right back to the original installation...
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    Problem installing Linux mint 20 on Lenovo IdeaPad s340

    Not dual booting. Wiping out windows and replacing with LM20.
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    Problem installing Linux mint 20 on Lenovo IdeaPad s340

    Thank you for your reply! When I checked today, it looks like I did somehow already disable secure boot, but maybe I was too tired and frustrated last night to realize it. So I didn't need to set a password. So, now I am installing Linux Mint 20 and, after selecting English it is telling me I...
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    Problem installing Linux mint 20 on Lenovo IdeaPad s340

    Disabling secure boot is where the problem is. When I try to disable it, the down arrow bypasses that option. The instructions on YouTube indicate that it takes several different steps to do it, and my computer is not exactly the same as the one they are using - theirs is an s320, not an s340...
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    Problem installing Linux mint 20 on Lenovo IdeaPad s340

    I have installed Linux on several older computers in the past with no problem, but this newer one, Lenovo IdeaPad s340 has UEFI and I can't figure out how to get it to boot up from a flash drive. I've looked at some YouTube videos, and their instructions don't seem to work.
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