[Chugalug] Linux on Toshiba S75

Chad Smith chad78 at gmail.com
Thu Sep 5 23:17:32 UTC 2013


Remember when we used to own the things we bought?

Man, good times.... good times.

*- Chad W. Smith*


On Thu, Sep 5, 2013 at 5:22 PM, Andrew Pierce <foomonkey at gmail.com> wrote:

> I bought a Toshiba Satellite S75 today at Costco. Quad-core Intel i7, 16
> GB RAM and 1TB HDD. It came preloaded with Windows 8. I intended to wipe
> that crap off and install Linux. I can't believe how terrible Windows 8 is.
> Seriously.
>
> So, first off, I needed to update the BIOS to boot from a CD instead of
> the HD. I've done this like 10 bajillion time so I know what I'm doing,
> right? Ummm... usually there's like "Press F2 for Setup" thing but not on
> this one. And nothing in the manual about it. Oh wait, what manual?
> FINALLY, I figured out that part and was booting from a CD. Or so I
> thought.
>
> Turns out, they have a new "Safe Boot" thing where you can't boot from a
> CD or USB drive unless you turn all that off in the BIOS. I found a YouTube
> video that explained how to do that. Great, safe boot is off and I'm setup
> to boot from the CD.
>
> Boot up and get the Live CD or Install menu. Selected Live CD just to
> check things out and after a few seconds, the screen goes black and the
> laptop doesn't respond. Grrrrr.
>
> I'm going to return this machine and go for something that isn't trying to
> protect me from myself too much. Any recommendations? Dell's have pretty
> much always just worked for me. This is my first experience with Toshiba
> and I'm not happy.
>
>
>
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