I am pissed off.
For the last week I have been trying to fix Herself’s laptop and it is more than frustrating.
I have lost count of the number of times I have wiped the disk and done a complete reinstall and the fucking yoke still isn’t working.
It started last week when she switched on and commented dryly that “I don’t think that’s supposed to happen?”. She was right. A blank screen with a meaningless error message and a little cursor flashing away.
So I set to work, expecting a simple job of reinstalling Linux and thereby restoring the little Grub menu [the little one that lets you select Windows or Linux]. It didn’t work, but I did manage to backup all her files.
Now I can install Windows 10 perfectly, much as I hate it. I could leave it at that and let her suffer all the pains and frustrations of something that is incredibly slow to load and that keeps interrupting with irritating little messages about updates and the like, but she wants her files back. She wants Linux, bless her.
I can install Linux perfectly and it works like a dream [apart from lacking a ton of HP drivers such as wireless which I have yet to install. Fuck HP!]
The problem is that booting up brings me into Windows with no mention of Linux. If I press F9 while booting it gives me an option of choosing “Windows” or “Linux or Windows”. The second one is the one I want but I can’t change the default. I can’t expect Herself to go through the F9 trick every time she boots up so I am tearing my hair out.
I have tried every trick in the book. Before anyone asks, I have tried “efibootmgr” but that doesn’t seem to work. Nothing works!
I am really pissed off!