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November 19th, 2013, 04:36 AM
New 13.10 Install on an HP Z220 Pastebin from boot repair below:


fdisk -l
WARNING: GPT (GUID Partition Table) detected on '/dev/sda'! The util fdisk doesn't support GPT. Use GNU Parted.

Disk /dev/sda: 1000.2 GB, 1000204886016 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 121601 cylinders, total 1953525168 sectors
Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x00000000

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sda1 1 1953525167 976762583+ ee GPT

and parted -l
Model: ATA WDC WD1002FAEX-0 (scsi)
Disk /dev/sda: 1000GB
Sector size (logical/physical): 512B/512B
Partition Table: gpt

Number Start End Size File system Name Flags
1 1049kB 512MB 511MB fat32 boot
2 512MB 768MB 256MB ext2
3 768MB 1000GB 999GB

Warning: Unable to open /dev/sr0 read-write (Read-only file system). /dev/sr0
has been opened read-only.
Error: Can't have a partition outside the disk!

Seems kinda odd. When I reboot I get non system disk or disk error either trying to boot to legacy HD or EFI ubuntu / HD

Any ideas?

November 19th, 2013, 06:09 AM
With UEFI you have gpt partitioning and only can use gdisk which is not installed normally or parted. Fdisk does not work on gpt partitioned drives.
CD is oversize so you get an error on that.

You chose to install entire drive as encrypted with LVM. LVM is a higher level logical partition overlay over the physical partitions.

Because it is both encrypted which means you need passphrase to do anything and LVM where only special LVM tools work on partitions.

What does not work. It shows signed install so it should boot even if you have secure boot on. But I think it is the HPs that often have various issues.

Other HP and what work arounds they had to do.
HP Envy M6
HP Envy - Legacy boot seems to mean either UEFI or Legacy depending on which is found to boot from
Installing Ubuntu on HP Envy-6 Details of what worked post #11
HP 4545s Secure boot off, manually copy files.
HP Manually renamed files to make it work.
HP p6-2326 Ubuntu and windows 8 Boot DVD
HP to get into UEFI/BIOS menu - escape then f10 as soon as it starts.

November 19th, 2013, 04:43 PM
Havne't had any luck yet. Updated BIOS which unlocked the ability to enable / disable secure boot mode and have played with several of the settings. One part that is confusing me is why the DVD-ROM drive is only available as a uefi device, and not as a legacy device. Why would this be the case?

November 19th, 2013, 05:03 PM
If you have secure boot on, then only secure bootable devices will be shown.

The Ubuntu installer is both secure boot & standard install, so it should show two boot options if secure boot is off, but only one if it is on.