This is the same laptop I previously asked questions about.So today I decided to install elementary.

First I installed elementary to USB using Rufus.

Then booted it from Windows Startup Menu and created the following partitions using GParted

/dev/sda6 - root ext4

/dev/sda7 - Linux swap

  1. Ran ubiquity -b and installed elementary to sda6

  2. Downloaded and extracted SHIM 0.2 to /boot/efi/EFI/refind and also installed rEFInd using the --shim /boot/efi/EFI/rEFInd/SHIM.efi and changed the rEFInd resolution to 1600 900 and enabled graphical boot.

  3. Copied vmlinuz and initrd from sda6 to /boot/efi/EFI/ubuntu.

  4. Rebooted and used F9 to select shim.efi and selected the correct certificate.

  5. elementary OS shows as Ubuntu but does not boot.

  6. Disabled secure boot and booted elementary (shows as Ubuntu).

  7. I get a BusyBox shell and when I use RESUIB I get.


❤ elementary OS but can't get it to work on my laptop.I have elementary on another laptop and it is very nice

  • Looks related to the radeon driver. I am going to try upgrading the kernel from chroot and installing the drivers
    – Suici Doga
    Commented Mar 29, 2016 at 3:24

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I installed elementary OS using GRUB2 EFI bootloader and now it boots using GRUB2.But now when I boot GRUB2 from rEFInd after I select elementary OS it stays on a black screen for a few seconds (this happens normally) and after that it turns off.When booting from GRUB2 the screen is off until I put the laptop to sleep and turn it back on the screen is on.I could fix the screen not being on by installing fglrx from additional drivers.

Secure boot is ON now.

But I still can't boot it from rEFInd. Haven't yet tried disabling secure boot.

EDIT : elementary OS does not shutdown with secure boot OFF but boots to black screen (sound works) and requires me to put the laptop to sleep and turn in it again.

I am now going to try installing flgrx for kernel 4.4

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