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Laptop is Acer Aspire E5-573.

 

Fast Startup is disabled.  Still cannot boot from USB


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As far as I'm aware, F12 allows you to access the boot menu on Acer Aspire computers (well it's what works on my old Acer Aspire anyway)

 

So ....

 

  • With your computer powered down, plug in your bootable USB drive.
  • Power up your computer whilst repeatedly pressing the F12 key
  • This should bring up the Boot Manager menu
  • Select the USB option and hit Enter

Please note ... if you did not plug in your USB before you powered up there will not be a USB option in Boot Manager, so it is essential you do things as I have just described.


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My laptop is Acer Aspire E5 573 32IT


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So you said.

 

Are you saying that F12 does not bring up the Boot Manager menu on your machine, because it's not clear to me why you're telling me again what model of machine your computer is.


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These are the steps I followed:
 

  1. Open the notebook and press quickly F2 to enter the BIOS.
  2. Under the MAIN menu, enable the F12 Boot Menu option.
  3. Under the BOOT menu, select Legacy boot and press F10 Save & Exit.
  4. While the notebook is rebooting, press F2 again to enter the BIOS.
  5. Under the BOOT menu, select as your first boot option the USB HDD stick (your USB stick).
  6. Press F10 Save & Exit.

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After you rebooted at step 3, you can press F12 and select from there your boot option (USB).

 

Still unable to boot.  Laptop just hangs


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At what point did I ask you to do all that ?

 

If you're not going to follow the instructions I give you, I really don't see any purpose in me continuing to help you.

 

I'm sorry, but you're going to have to wait for someone else to assist you ...... I'm finished.


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Hi

Managed to figure it out.  Running Cinnamon now.  Thank you so much.  It really is cool.


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Glad you were able to get it running. :D

 

Yes, most people get along well with Cinammon, it's probably the version of Linux that is easiest to get to grips with if all you've used before is Windows.


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One bit of assistance, though.  How do I search for and transfer my music (mp3/mp4) and movie files to my desktop?


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When you set up your USB drive, did you set it up to have "persistence", because if you didn't, then there is no point in transferring any files to your Mint desktop, because the next time you boot from your Mint USB they will not be there.

 

Without persistence any changes you made during a session will be forgotten at the end of that session.

 

So we need to establish whether you have it before we do anything else.

 

Which of the 3 tools I recommended did you use to create your Bootable USB ?


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I used Rufus


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Laptop hangs after awhile.  Please advise.


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Right, I don't use Rufus much myself, so what I want you to do is format your existing USB version of Mint, and re-create a new version using "Universal USB Installer"

With your computer booted into Windows ....

  • Plug in your USB
  • Open Start
  • Type this pc into Start
  • Click This PC
  • Right-click the USB's icon
  • Click Format
  • Ensure File System is set as Fat32
  • Click Start and allow the format to complete



Download ... Universal USB Installer

  • Launch Universal USB Installer (UUI)
  • Agree to the License prompt
  • Click on the dropdown button below "Select a Linux Distribution" and select Linux Mint
  • Click on the Browse button and browse to your copy of the Linux Mint ISO file
  • Select your USB drive letter for the drive you want to install Mint on
  • Set a Persistant file size for storing changes, by sliding the slider to get the size you want. (For an 8GB drive, I usually allocate 3GB, but of course you can use more or less dependant on the size of your drive)
  • Click Create
  • A list will pop up, check the list to make sure UUI is doing what you want it to, and if it is, then click on Yes
  • UUI will now create your new bootable USB with Persistence.


When finished, boot your computer from it, and see how it runs.

If OK, let me know, and I'll talk you through how to copy files to it from Windows.
 


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Thanks.  Will do as instructed.  Apologies for the delayed reply.   I am in India.


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Much better now.  How do I transfer files now?


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