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    [ubuntu] Re: Install Ubuntu outside the PC target

    It must not be that old as it shows an ESP. Line 55


    It looks like a standard BIOS/MBR configuration.
    Generally if just desktop use, you do not need /boot as separate partition. Some very old...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Install Ubuntu outside the PC target

    Is old computer before 2012 and therefore probably BIOS only?
    Microsoft required vendors to install in UEFI/gpt mode starting with Windows 8 release in 2012.

    Did you update SSD firmware when...
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    Re: My computer does not boot up

    Do you get grub menu?
    Can you boot recovery mode?
  4. Re: My SDD is not booting anymore - Unable to access

    While often not recoverable, there are back up superblocks.

    http://linuxexpresso.wordpress.com/2010/03/31/repair-a-broken-ext4-superblock-in-ubuntu/
    Remove first inode to use alternative...
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    [ubuntu] Re: apt upgrade - Preventing GRUB

    That is just a manual boot.
    You are in effect creating your own boot entry that would normally be in grub menu.

    If you have full grub in (hd0,5), you may be able to do this:
    configfile...
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    [ubuntu] Re: apt upgrade - Preventing GRUB

    Then you are booting from the external drive.
    Part of grub is in the internal drive, but rest is on external.
    So without external drive you only get grub> as it cannot find the external drive.
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    [ubuntu] Re: apt upgrade - Preventing GRUB

    Ubuntu's Ubiquity only installs grub to first drive or your internal drive.
    I always add an ESP to may external drives & larger flash drives with full installs.
    And I force Ubiquity to install to...
  8. Re: No root file system is defined install error freezes install

    Many later come back and want Windows to play game or run a required app that is not available in Linux. Or want to later sell system and buyer only wants Windows.
    Best to then make a full backup of...
  9. Thread: New to ubuntu

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    Re: New to ubuntu

    If preinstalled Ubuntu, systems usually have a recovery method.
    With Ubuntu it often is then a copy of the ISO that you can boot from grub.

    If you press f12 to you get a UEFI boot menu.
    Or press...
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    Re: My computer does not boot up

    Then in grub menu press e for edit and add nomodeset to linux line. I normally replace quiet splash, so then you also see boot process.

    How to set NOMODESET and other kernel boot options in grub2...
  11. Re: No root file system is defined install error freezes install

    Dell typically needs UEFI update, if SSD also SSD firmware update.
    It needs UEFI setting for drives changed to AHCI, not Intel RST nor RAID. But if dual booting with Windows you must first install...
  12. Thread: New to ubuntu

    by oldfred
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    Re: New to ubuntu

    Dell typically needs UEFI update, if SSD also SSD firmware update.
    It needs UEFI setting for drives changed to AHCI, not Intel RST nor RAID. But if dual booting with Windows you must first install...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Reinstalling Windows on dual boot system

    You can only run the fsck on the ext family of formats, or ext4, ext3, or ext2.
    There are other tools for other formats. And swap is unformatted so you cannot run any fsck on it (not needed).

    It...
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    Re: My computer does not boot up

    Ignore all errors on sdb, your flash drive. As a hybrid DVD/flash drive it does not have standard partitions, so shows errors.

    It says grub correctly reinstalled.
    You have old BIOS/MBR...
  15. [xubuntu] Re: In emergency mode after installing windows and running Boot-Repair

    Already posted here:
    https://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2450815&p=13988302#post13988302
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    [SOLVED] Re: Reinstalling Windows on dual boot system

    Many vendors continue to call UEFI as 'BIOS'. And offer BIOS updates, even though really UEFI updates.
    Microsoft has required vendors to install in UEFI/gpt configuration since 2012 and release of...
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    Re: My computer does not boot up

    Perhaps closed abnormally and needs fsck?
    To see all the ext4 partitions
    sudo parted -l
    #From liveDVD/Flash so everything is unmounted,swap off if necessary, change example shown with partition...
  18. Re: Grub And Audio problem after fresh install

    seems like a lot of posts:

    HP Spectre x360 Disable Optane (should use gpt to boot installer in UEFI mode, but MBR may work)...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Long boot time on Ubuntu 20.04.1 LTS

    Are you using the snaps. A lot are installed by default.
    I uninstall all snaps and for the apps I want only install the .deb version from synaptic or command line.

    They have improved snaps since...
  20. Re: Might as well be new, it's been over a decade

    Is system newer UEFI or older BIOS?
    If new UEFI bit more complicated as UEFI has more flexibility. Read as install options and configuration, making it seem difficult, but not really much more if...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Reinstalling Windows on dual boot system

    Please use code tags for longer text. Also preserves formatting. Was missing / in last code [/code].

    You do not edit UEFI entries, but install boot loaders whether grub or Windows.
    And you show...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Reinstalling Windows on dual boot system

    You also have grub proxy files which is from Grub Customizer.
    Those then are not standard grub files.
    If you use Boot-Repair to do the total reinstall of grub that will reset everything back to...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Reinstalling Windows on dual boot system

    UEFI/BIOS Boot keys - about halfway down on this Microsoft page...
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    [lubuntu] Re: ALERT UUID does not exist (nvme drive)

    Do the updates & see if the now complete.

    sudo update-initramfs -u
    sudo update-grub
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    [lubuntu] Re: installation issues on Acer ES1 laptop

    Glad you got it working.
    You can change to solved.
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