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  1. Re: Dual boot Windows 10 and Ubuntu but with menu choice?

    Make sure you have updated UEFI to latest version available.
    Check for SSD firmware updates also.

    Windows needs fast start up off, just so installer can see the NTFS partitions. If all on SSD and...
  2. Re: Dual boot Windows 10 and Ubuntu but with menu choice?

    What brand/model system?
    What video card/chip?
    Some require extra boot parameters or settings.

    Ubuntu will share ESP on first drive seen, usually Windows drive.
    If you want Ubuntu drive totally...
  3. Re: Partition Confusion Help Me Identify Them

    Always boot in UEFI boot mode.
    Shows installer with screen shots. Both BIOS purple accessibility screen & UEFI black grub menu screen
    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/UEFI

    If modifying size of...
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    Re: what is your flavor?

    I still have Nautilus.Have not really tried others.

    Have not yet tried some of the other similar flavors. Just so used to flashback/fallback, change becomes an issue.
    I do change editors. like...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Dual Boot on Separate Hard Disk Drives

    Supposedly you can convert to UEFI, some have said they have done it.
    But Windows requires gpt partitioning for UEFI boot, and normal re-partitioning erases drive. Or you need good backups.
    Windows...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Dual Boot on Separate Hard Disk Drives

    With BIOS that was true. BIOS and operating system were totally separate. But with BIOS updates, it reset to defaults and you often had to redo your settings.

    But with UEFI some settings are reset...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Dual Boot on Separate Hard Disk Drives

    If OP installs Windows boot loader to Windows drive, then he can set that as default in BIOS/UEFI.
    Then whenever he/she wants Ubuntu, use the BIOS one time boot key, often f12 or f10 to choose to...
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    Re: what is your flavor?

    fred@focal-z97:~$ echo $DESKTOP_SESSION
    gnome-flashback-metacity

    Gnome-panel or flashback/fallback is like the old gnome2 that Ubuntu had before Unity but based on gnome3, now.
    It also is...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Dual Boot on Separate Hard Disk Drives

    If you run Boot-Repair, DO NOT run the auto fix.
    With two drives you want to only use the advanced mode for repairs.
    In advanced mode you can choose an install and choose a drive on where to...
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    Re: UEFI and BIOS Legacy

    What version NUC?

    https://askubuntu.com/questions/1208978/intel-corporation-device-80860d4f-is-not-supported-on-ubuntu-18-04-3
    NUC10i7FNH
    this Network adapter Intel Corporation Device...
  11. Re: Flashing external SSD to boot with Sata - USB

    I have used the toram parameter for several years as I have 4GB or more of RAM on my systems, except really old 1.5GB RAM laptop, that I really do not use.

    But converted to USB3 flash drives even...
  12. [ubuntu] Re: Having issues making a bootable USB for 20.04 LTS

    Grub installed to internal drive has just a boot loader & it needs the rest of grub in your install. If that install is a removable drive, then grub cannot boot.

    That error also often comes from...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Dual Boot on Separate Hard Disk Drives

    That says you have booted Ubuntu in BIOS/Legacy/CSM boot mode.
    It does not say anything about Windows.

    You can check in Windows.

    Or if drive is gpt partitioned then Windows has to be UEFI as...
  14. [ubuntu] Re: Unable to access root partition from grub menu

    Best to run Linux repairs from Linux.
    Windows tools have been known to damage Linux partitions as they just do not see them correctly. So not know about testdisk in Windows.

    Use your Ubuntu live...
  15. Re: Flashing external SSD to boot with Sata - USB

    Another advantage of a full install, is then you can set up grub to boot many ISO.
    I have done that with multiple USB flash drives with BIOS years ago & now with UEFI.
    But most of my installs now...
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    Re: UEFI and BIOS Legacy

    For Ubuntu/grub to now boot in BIOS/Legacy boot mode, you have to have reinstalled grub. Or do you also have grub on old MBR drive?
    There are two versions of grub, grub-pc for BIOS boot and...
  17. [ubuntu] Re: Unable to access root partition from grub menu

    First always use Windows tools to resize Windows & reboot into Windows to make sure it runs chkdsk. While gparted can often resize NTFS partitions, when issues everyone blames Linux when often a...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Dual Boot on Separate Hard Disk Drives

    Pre-installed Windows since Windows 8 released in 2012 is UEFI with gpt partitioning.
    Windows only installs in UEFI boot mode to gpt partitioned drives.

    Both Windows and Ubuntu can be installed...
  19. Thread: Partitions

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    [SOLVED] Re: Partitions

    UEFI really should use gpt partitioning. But Ubuntu will let you use the now 35 year old MBR.
    You can partition in advance with gparted or when installing, both require Something Else install...
  20. Re: Different Updates on Multiple Computers

    I always change to local or faster local mirror.

    The ppa's will not just be the application, but all the dependencies for that application. Which in some cases are not much and others can be a...
  21. Re: Different Updates on Multiple Computers

    Do you have the same version of 18.04?
    The 18.04 & 18.04.1 use the original kernel and later versions also update kernels.
    https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Kernel/RollingLTSEnablementStack...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Need help to decide-newbie alert :)

    1300 bad sectors is not good.

    In Disks and upper right corner icon is Smart Status. It can run a lot of tests and show details on drive. Some know about the details, but all I really know is...
  23. Re: Can CPUs render 2d GUIs without a graphics card?

    Pays to compare low end cards with the internal video of a CPU chip.

    https://www.videocardbenchmark.net/compare/Radeon-HD-6450-vs-Intel-HD-Graphics-620/267vs3592



    G3D Mark
    HD6450 ...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Dual Boot on Separate Hard Disk Drives

    In Ubuntu:
    Query to check if UEFI or BIOS
    [ -d /sys/firmware/efi ] && echo "EFI boot on HDD" || echo "Legacy boot on HDD"

    You need to have both systems in same boot mode, to be able to use grub...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Dual Boot on Separate Hard Disk Drives

    What is issue?
    You say you already have them installed on separate drives? Or which is system is already installed?

    Is system UEFI or old BIOS. And is Windows in UEFI or BIOS boot mode?
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