thanks for the fast reply!yes I want to install mint along windows 8....I do not like that third option in the Mint Install menu because that is for people who understand ex... [by miguelholandes]
In order to install Linux mint mate edition on a HP pavilion notebook, I downloaded the iso file on the official website. I created a bootable USB stick with Rufus. I shrinked the windows partition and I have a partition only for Linux. When I reboot, I can go to the boot menu. The menu is asking for an EFI file and I don't have it in my usb key.
I've decided I don't like Fedora, at least not what I've got. Everything I try to do requires research and work. I want Mint, but Mint won't install alongside Fedora. So I'd be happy getting rid of Fedora and installing Mint on the partition. Can I make Fedora like Mint? Can I just get rid of Fedora and install Mint? I have Windows 8.1 on it too, which I want to keep, even though I hate it.