Ordered a DIY edition last friday, recieved it this monday (Holy crap that was fast!). I turned off secureboot, and set off to install slackware 15.
First weird part was that when I tried to partition using CFDisk, CFdisk defaulted to the flash drive first rather than the WD HD unit. However, my laptop still saw the storage, so I used CFDisk, targeted the HD, did the usual formatting process with zero issues.
Then came the part to reboot into the OS itself, and I get that dreaded blue box that complains that it cannot find any devices to boot.
So I thought it was the OS. So I installed Void linux. Same result: everything goes well on the install side but when I reboot, blue whiny box of death.
Tried it with Debian. Same result. I even tried a BSD variant. Same result.
I don’t know where to go from here. I feel “well-versed-enough” with the software side of things, but when it comes to firmware or bios snarls and snafus, I don’t know what to do.
What am I missing? I just want to use my new laptop.