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Install Ubuntu 16.04 LTS on HP Envy (2017)

1. Boot to BIOS and disable Secure Boot (F10)

2. If your not sure what to do and you do not fully understand how to troubleshoot hardware on Linux and your Google Kung-Fu is novice...you likely shouldn't be installing Linux on the physical hardware. Use Virtualbox on Windows/Mac instead.

3. Create a bootable USB (Use another machine) or when you take it out the box, connect to the Internet, grab the iso. Create a bootable file with Rufus: https://rufus.akeo.ie/

Ubuntu Download: https://www.ubuntu.com/download/desktop (*Use the LTS for software like VMware Horizon View, or other software that require LTS releases...it's more stable)

Kali Linux Download: https://www.kali.org/downloads/ (*Do not use Kali if your new to Linux)

4. Boot the USB and install how your normally would.

5. HP Envy doesn't launch Wi-Fi natively. It's using a softblock for some reason when Linux is installed. (I'm too busy to really dig or even care...)

6. This version of the HP Envy (16GB RAM/…