I suppose for someone who sets on a bench, and does this stuff everyday, it is not problem for them.They're sure making it hard for computer users to make changes.
they know all of the prerequisites, and are prepared to go before they start.
I'm going forward the same way I always did before, and there are "firewalls up" to keep me from doing what I want.
Now I need to research how to make that UEFI based thumb drive to install Linux Mint with.... argh!
we have a long time friend of mine coming to visit for 10 days, so my free time to work on this is limited... no hurry really I suppose, my old laptop still works "when it want to" :frown2:
he and I were work buddies for 18 years with Phoenix Fire Department. He retired last Dec 30 and has been planning this trip for a year now.