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Alienware Aurora R8 – Linux Install

It’s been a while since I’ve posted to my blog. Since yesterday, I’ve been working, trying different distro installations into my Aurora R8. The first choice for me was Debian 10 Buster and the second was ElementaryOS, both OS’es install without a hitch in virtual mode. However, ElementaryOS (non-virtual) had some issues straight into a single hard disk install. I ended up with a black screen, it’s fixable, need to tweak the bios settings, or perhaps may be missing some drivers.

I was surprised to see that ElementarOS in virtual mode allowed me to go beyond the 1080p (1920 x 1080) with the current monitor setup I have. Later today, I’m going to install Debian 10 Buster it straight into a blank new 1 TB hard disk to see how far I can get with this installation. The main thing about installing Linux in an Alienware Aurora R8 is to disable the Raid mode and some other features in the bios settings.

ElementaryOS in virtualbox
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