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MX-19.3 ahs on dell insiron 5502

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Rparkman
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MX-19.3 ahs on dell insiron 5502

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I just recently received a dell Inspiron 5502 with win 10 for Christmas. (My wife gave it to me). I was surprised these new computers have no DVD drive installed in them. (Any way my old win 7 laptop had given up the ghost, and I was looking at a refurb so that I could make it a linux machine. I had trouble with UEFI bios on another laptop and my old dell laptop had Legacy BIOS). The new dell had UEFI but when I tried to disable secure boot it had fit about bitlocker. So I left it alone and tried to load MX-19.3 from an attached USB DVD drive. I tried the straight edition MX-19.3 and it did not load all the way, I am not sure if the UEFI was the problem or the hardware was the problem. So I tried the MX-19.3 ahs edition and wallah! it loaded just fine. I have a HP 6000 running Win 7 on the internal drive, and MX-19-1 on a USB connected external hard drive, and I love MX-19. I plan to run the new laptop from an external USB hard drive also.
This in effect gives me dual boot options without having to touch the internal hard drive.
Thank-you to the MX team that came up with the AHS version of MX19.3. I think that MX-Linux is one of the better distro's out there.

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