Hey guys, found me a free Dell Inspiron 660s i660s-2314BK Desktop Windows 8, which has a much faster CPU than my current pc and is way more modern. It was a free-bee so don't know the history, and it don't have a HDD in it either. I'm not all that good with UEFI yet and cannot get this thing to boot from Linux Mint Mate 17.1-64bit, created with UUI. Maybe I need to create media with Rufus??? I don't know.
I was able to go into BIOS and set USB to boot, and it booted to Grub and I hit enter to boot. Nothing happened, screen went black, pc still running, monitor is known to be good. Until I get booted up I'll just post the cnet link that tells what I believe is the correct specs. I ran Service Tag at Dell, but that don't tell me any more than cnet atm.
It seems as though I booted from UEFI machines like this before with no issue, so what is going on with this one I don't know. I always use the same UUI created 17.1 Mate USB also, so this is a little perplexing to me. Perhaps there is something wrong with the pc that I'm not aware of, or is not obvious. Any feedback needed please just ask.
Boot Mode is set to UEFI, and Secure Boot is "ON"
I think I'll do a Dell Diagnostics now and see if the hardware is good.
Just had a thought, I'll give a Disk a go also, but really want to run it with USB to see how well it runs! Excited, this will be a good one to run Linux on if possible.
Edited by pcpunk, 05 May 2017 - 07:28 PM.