Dear fellow users,
a fairly old (manufactured 2007) HP PC was given to me recently, and I intend to use it as my main computer. The output of
inxi -Fxz is as follows:
Kernel: 5.4.0-53-generic x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 9.3.0
Desktop: Xfce 4.14.2 Distro: Ubuntu 20.04.1 LTS (Focal Fossa)
Type: Desktop System: Hewlett-Packard
product: HP Compaq dc7700p Convertible Minitower v: N/A serial:
Mobo: Hewlett-Packard model: 0A58h serial: BIOS: Hewlett-Packard
v: 786E1 v02.10 date: 04/13/2007
Topology: Dual Core model: Intel Core2 6400 bits: 64 type: MCP
arch: Core Merom rev: 2 L2 cache: 2048 KiB
flags: lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 ssse3 vmx bogomips: 8505
Speed: 1595 MHz min/max: 1596/2133 MHz Core speeds (MHz): 1: 1595 2: 1595
Device-1: NVIDIA GK208B [GeForce GT 710] vendor: Micro-Star MSI
driver: nouveau v: kernel bus ID: 01:00.0
Display: x11 server: X .Org 1.20.8 driver: nouveau
unloaded: fbdev,modesetting,vesa resolution: 1280x1024~60Hz
OpenGL: renderer: NV106 v: 4.3 Mesa 20.0.8 direct render: Yes
Device-1: NVIDIA GK208 HDMI/DP Audio vendor: Micro-Star MSI
driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel bus ID: 01:00.1
Sound Server: ALSA v: k5.4.0-53-generic
Device-1: Intel 82566DM Gigabit Network vendor: Hewlett-Packard
driver: e1000e v: 3.2.6-k port: 2100 bus ID: 00:19.0
IF: enp0s25 state: up speed: 1000 Mbps duplex: full mac:
Local Storage: total: 223.57 GiB used: 6.55 GiB (2.9%)
ID-1: /dev/sda vendor: Crucial model: CT240BX500SSD1 size: 223.57 GiB
ID-1: / size: 218.12 GiB used: 6.55 GiB (3.0%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/dm-0
ID-2: swap-1 size: 980.0 MiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/dm-1
System Temperatures: cpu: 42.0 C mobo: N/A gpu: nouveau temp: 42 C
Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A
Processes: 170 Uptime: 4m Memory: 7.65 GiB used: 497.7 MiB (6.4%)
Init: systemd runlevel: 5 Compilers: gcc: N/A Shell: bash v: 5.0.17
As you can see, Ubuntu 20.04.1 LTS is currently installed on the device. Originally someone installed Ubuntu 18.04 for me and I upgraded to 20.04.1.
The reason I’m writing this post is that I need help with the installation of Manjaro on the aforementioned computer.
In accordance with the Manjaro User Guide I downloaded the latest version of Manjaro KDE edition (filename: manjaro-kde-20.1.2-201019-linux58.iso) and “burned” it to a USB flash drive using dd. After that I verified that the iso was not corrupted (using the SHA1 checksum).
Then, of course, I tried to install Manjaro, but the computer didn’t boot from the USB drive. I changed several options in the BIOS and tried again, but to no avail. Depending on which options I set, the computer either booted from the internal harddrive or didn’t boot at all. I don’t know if the bios even detected the USB pen drive.
To make shure that there was nothing wrong with the USB drive, I tried to boot from it on a (much newer) laptop, and, shure enough, it booted without any major problems.
My question to you is: How can I get that Manjaro USB drive to boot on my HP dc7700p computer? Are there any specific settings I have to set on that particular computer (The BIOS seems to be much more complex than the one on my laptop)?
Thanks for any help!
All the best, Vivian