here´s the update on the adventurous laptop business:
First of all: This time (2nd attempt) I was succesful in installing Linux Lite 6.4 on my ex-neighbout´s new laptop.
Boy, am I glad.
Yesterday I went to visit her after a while and got down to business immediately.
I was sticking to the advice provided by @kovacslt and by all of you (thanks a lot, László ).
At first it didn´t look good though.
Here´s what I did:
- booted WIN and got out of S mode
- disabled fast boot in WIN
- disabled fast boot in UEFI
- updated the ventoy stick to the latest version
- tried my luck but the stick was still not recognized by the boot menu.
- as a last resort I copied the iso file from the ventoy stick to another (new) usb stick with the help of
- tried again and there it was in the boot menu. I almost couldn´t believe my eyes.
That was it. I had to circumvent the ventoy path.
So I finally got Linux Lite´s live system working but then I ran into another difficulty.
My ex-neighbour´s router was erratically seen by the laptop´s wifi device but it wouldn´t connect to the internet.
I did some research with the help of the older shonky laptop, which she thankfully hadn´t disposed of yet. I found out Lite´s current kernel should have come with the respective driver (and indeed it did).
After quite some time it turned out that the laptop was too far away from the router.
I was doing all of the work in the kitchen, which is next to the living room where the router resides. Should´ve been no big deal, and the older laptop (which had no problem whatsoever connecting to the router wirelessly) was situated on the same table as the new one. The were next to each other.
So it took me a while to figure things out.
As a result I went into the living room, where internet access was no problem.
Before installing Linux Lite I revisited UEFI to change things back to secure boot again.
LL is able to cope with it and that way I made up my mind to install LL alongside WIN as dual boot. I´ve become a bit more cautious in the meantime, after all that I went through before.
So I let LL´s installer do its work. I let it allocate the bigger part of the SSD to Linux Lite though. In the end LL was installed and I could power up both operating systems.
There´s was much post-installation work to do to get a more-than-just-basic OS which I could comfortably work with (in the future…).
I performed a hardware probe, which seemed advisable for getting a general overview of the laptop and its components.
For anyone who might be interested, here´s the link to it:
An here´s how the SSD looks like after the installation:
Well, my ex-neighbour gave me a hard time yesterday, I´m sad to say, as she wasn´t interested in the least in what I was doing in trying to help her.
She even put some obstacles in my way by watching TV in the same room, making it hard for me to concentrate.
She also voiced her aversion to computers and everything IT-related by saying:
“It pisses me off”.
I´ve always known this to be her sentiment but now she said it directly to my face.
In the end she at least wanted me to thank all on her behalf who helped me solving the issue. I hereby covey her gratitude.
Well, that was quite some day yesterday. It took me some hours to get it all done.
In the end I was in bed at 2.20 am.
So, thank you very much to all of you for helping me with this problem.
I couldn´t have solved the issues without you.
Many greetings from Rosika