[clug] Is anyone willing to install Kubuntu for me? For a fee?

Stephen Boyd bunyipr at gmail.com
Wed Jul 24 15:37:54 MDT 2013

What boot options does the bios provide?

Most have a legacy mode to support older versions of windows. On my Asus zenbook it is labelled UEFI Boot and I have it disabled.

Also, I had no problem installing Fedora 19 on a HP notebook that came with Windows 8 (BUT the windows virus keeps replacing the boot settings with its own - seems to be a HP thing).

Only distributions released in the last 6 or so months support UEFI.


On 24/07/2013, at 21:12, "Paul C. Leopardi" <paul.leopardi at anu.edu.au> wrote:

> Hi all,
> I have an ASUS eee PC 1215B laptop that was running Kubuntu 12.04 in dual-boot 
> until I decided to upgrade to 13.04 a few weeks ago. The upgrade failed so I 
> decided on a clean install. The only problem is, the machine uses EFI boot and 
> the default installation of Kubuntu 13.04 cannot cope properly with this. It 
> spits out an error message and crashes at "grub install dummy". 
> https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/ubiquity/+bug/1176674
> I tried various variations of the EFI installation instructions at 
> http://askubuntu.com/questions/91484/how-to-boot-ubuntu-from-efi-uefi
> and https://help.ubuntu.com/community/UEFI
> and have found that nothing works as literally stated - usually there is a 
> typo, or someone has left out a step (i.e. exactly when do I need to chroot?)
> or there is a bug in one of the tools (e.g. Boot Repair has this bug: 
> https://bugs.launchpad.net/boot-repair/+bug/1064323 ).
> I also tried installing Kubuntu 12.10 and openSUSE 12.4. Each of these has 
> their own bugs and complicated sets of instructions. 
> I then tried going through our IT people at MSI here at ANU, but they can't 
> help because it is my own laptop and is not under warranty.
> So, in short, I have spent far too much time on this problem, with no luck.
> Is there someone willing to spend the time to properly install Kubuntu (or 
> possibly openSUSE)  on my laptop? How much would you consider charging for 
> this service? Or are we still in the good-old-days of Linux installfests?
> The host name of my laptop is "notturno" and I would like to keep this.
> For Kubuntu, I would like the user "leopardi" to have sudo permission.
> For openSUSE, I would like the user "leopardi" to have supervisor permissions 
> and the same password as "root".
> All the best, Paul
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