HP Elitebook 745 G5 can t get Fedora or Ubuntu on it damn

    • I am giving up. I even contacted the HP support, it was the worst experience i had since years. This Notebook is trash and it s going back for sure. Back to Lenovo i would say with no headache.

      What i tried so far:

      Google for the specific problem till page 15
      Google for the specific problem of the specific notebook till page 5
      Google for problems that could be related to it
      Every permutation in the BIOS also rolling back 1 version and then again every permutation....
      contacted the support which is a zero, nada worse than zero
      Tried 9 different Linux Versions around 21 different total versions , debian had the new Kernel so i had hope there. I even somehow managed to get kernel 5 and 5.01 on Ubuntu but even then i just got more problems.
      Many unrelated things that could somehow magically solve the problem

      And by the way this problem seems to exist since a longer period with the specific HP notebook but HP can t manage to get it solved since months.
    • Fix:
      i changed everything to uefi disabled legacy , enabled Secure boot


      -Under the Advanced settings somewhere in the bios you ll find "ROM
      Policy blabla" just switch from ALL LEGACY to ALL UEFI and boom it works
      with 18.04. ( Actually it works with everything no mce=off or anything
      else required in the boot params)


      But nevertheless the HP support was horrible and i still don t recommend the step buying a HP notebook.