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[INFO] HP EliteBook 8760w - no linux boot from SSD

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frans co
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[INFO] HP EliteBook 8760w - no linux boot from SSD

Post by frans co » Fri Aug 16, 2019 11:25 am

UPDATE to previous post about Samsung 860 EVO 500GB issue

To avoid the same frustration for other happy HP Elitebook 8760w or similar owners.
HP Bios issue, does not recognize linux bootloader on SSD:
- Clean install of ArcoLinux as only OS : BootDevice Not Found
- Clean install of ArcoLinux, dual booting with Windows 10: Windows boots, ArcoLinux does not (black screen, no messages, sometimes some flickering lines on top of the screen)

I have found posts on other fora (Ubuntu f.i.) of users who had to install a bootloader on an USB-stick to be able to boot.
This laptop has 2 drive bays. Installing the bootloader on a second HD makes it possible to boot ArcoLinux from the SSD.

When moving the same SSD with ArcoLinux already installed to other laptops (even another HP EliteBook) ArcoLinux boots without any problem.

PS: most recent BIOS available from HP and all relevant options tested, UEFI possible, but not really functioning nor supported by HP
No issues with a standard HD


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