Solved! Can I change os on emmc?

Nov 23, 2018
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I've got a laptop Kiano Elegance 13.3. It has Windows 10 Pro preinstalled. Can I change the OS to Linux by any means?
The laptop has emmc
 

Saga Lout

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Sorry, I wasnt sufficiently explain it. That option list will grow if you plug in a USB CD unit or a USB Memory Stick/flash drive or whatever. It won;t properly work if there is no bootable system on whichever you plug in.

Use Windows to download your Linux choice - Mint is good in my storage PC and Kali works nicely on my mobile phone but pick your own choice.

Also download Rufus and follow the instructions to create a bootable drive. When the BIOS sniffs a bootable device, it will offer it as an option. That way you get to keep Windows 10 - you paid for it in the price of the device - and can run Linux from a Live CD or the stick.

You also have the choice to bin Windows and install Linux as the only Operating System.
 
Nov 23, 2018
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so it seems like i accessed the bios and there are 2 options to boot:
1.From a boot partition on the emmc
2.From the windows boot manager
I tried to install linux via windows but I can't. Is there any way to override the system files from the boot partition with the linux ones in cmd?
 

Saga Lout

Olde English
Moderator
Sorry, I wasnt sufficiently explain it. That option list will grow if you plug in a USB CD unit or a USB Memory Stick/flash drive or whatever. It won;t properly work if there is no bootable system on whichever you plug in.

Use Windows to download your Linux choice - Mint is good in my storage PC and Kali works nicely on my mobile phone but pick your own choice.

Also download Rufus and follow the instructions to create a bootable drive. When the BIOS sniffs a bootable device, it will offer it as an option. That way you get to keep Windows 10 - you paid for it in the price of the device - and can run Linux from a Live CD or the stick.

You also have the choice to bin Windows and install Linux as the only Operating System.
 
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It doesn't give me the option to boot from anything else than those 2 options( Only UEFI: GenericnFlash Disk 8.07, Partition1)
 

Saga Lout

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Did you have something plugged into the USB Port? If it refuses to allow that as a bootable drive, you're stuck with Wndows 10.

In BIOS, do you see a setting named USB Legacy Support? Without that being Enabled, there is no power to the USB Ports until Windows cuts in.
 
Nov 23, 2018
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Yes I've had the USB plugged in. I tried to download linux and when I restarted to continue installation I get some error, it says that there are files missing even if there aren't any. Can't I modify partition 1? So when it boots from it it will boot on linux?
 
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