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    Re: boot problems

    Its not seeing sdb. Is or was that Intel SRT?

    Intel Smart Response Technology
    http://www.intel.com/p/en_US/support...ts/chpsts/imsm
    Some general info in post #3
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2071242
    ubuntu 12.10 & Windows 8 oem Sony T & Intel SRT
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2090605
    Intel SRT - Dell XPS Screen shots of Intel SRT screens & lots of details
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2038121
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2036204
    For info on UEFI boot install & repair:
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2147295
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    Re: boot problems

    Quote Originally Posted by oldfred View Post
    Its not seeing sdb. Is or was that Intel SRT?

    Intel Smart Response Technology
    http://www.intel.com/p/en_US/support...ts/chpsts/imsm
    Some general info in post #3
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2071242
    ubuntu 12.10 & Windows 8 oem Sony T & Intel SRT
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2090605
    Intel SRT - Dell XPS Screen shots of Intel SRT screens & lots of details
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2038121
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2036204
    I honestly have no idea nor do I know how to check for it. I am reading the links you've sent, but I am really struggling to find my way though this, sorry! I should probably mention that I am very new to anything that has to do with partitioning, which is why I had to post a question on a forum for the first time ever (I have tried googling first, as always).

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    Re: boot problems

    Because you have installed Ubuntu in BIOS/Legacy/CSM mode, you have to go into the UEFI/BIOS and turn UEFI off or set it in legacy/CSM mode to boot with BIOS from MBR on drive.

    You overwrote the Windows install, but still have the Intel SRT which is now not used. Some have just installed Ubuntu onto the SSD, and set the rotating drive for data or /home with just system on SSD.
    For info on UEFI boot install & repair:
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    Re: boot problems

    Quote Originally Posted by oldfred View Post
    Because you have installed Ubuntu in BIOS/Legacy/CSM mode, you have to go into the UEFI/BIOS and turn UEFI off or set it in legacy/CSM mode to boot with BIOS from MBR on drive.

    You overwrote the Windows install, but still have the Intel SRT which is now not used. Some have just installed Ubuntu onto the SSD, and set the rotating drive for data or /home with just system on SSD.

    It worked a charm! Thank you so much for your advice and for bearing with me!

    One more thing, about the first two partitions I have, one with a boot flag and the other with the bios_grub, should I leave them both be...?

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    Re: boot problems

    I would leave them both.

    You actually only need one or the other. The efi partition which in gpt is flagged as the efi partition by parted with the boot flag is required by UEFI. Not used if in BIOS mode. But it is difficult to add a partition to the start of the drive later if you decide to convert to UEFI. It is not large so does not really matter.

    Since you are booting in BIOS mode you have to have bios_grub for grub to install correctly.

    When I got my new SSD a year ago I added both. I use BIOS now, but hope to have a new UEFI system soon and may transfer drive to new system.
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