Installing Linux Mint 8.3 on Dell Inspiron 11

Linux Mint 8.3 will not load on the Dell Inspiron 11 because of UEFI, which stands for Unified Extensible Firmware Interface. This is a Microsoft pushed standard and is very unfriendly to anything but Windows. If you can avoid getting it on your computer, do so. It will block installing smaller Linux Distributions. Even Linux Mint 8.3 will not install on it. Even switching to Legacy in the bios doesn’t help.

The only thing that worked was leaving the defaults as they are in the bios and installing Linux 8.2. Then upgrade to Linux Mint 8.3.

Links

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