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    Re: Replacing Linux Mint with Ubuntu

    I would make sure I had a good backup of everything, including list of installed apps (may be different in Ubuntu), /home, some settings in /etc and anything else like if you installed any server...
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    [xubuntu] Re: Gnu Grub Version 2.04

    It sounds like Xubuntu's grub did not install, and you are booting with the old grub you had.
    Did you install in same boot mode as previous install, or were both UEFI or both BIOS.
    And then in...
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    Re: Username change request

    All done.
  4. [ubuntu] Re: I buy Dell laptop with Ubuntu and the hardware is not supported

    See also:
    https://www.reddit.com/r/pop_os/comments/hl3jxg/fingerprint_login_working_on_dell_with_goodix/
    &...
  5. [SOLVED] Re: Specification of new NVMe SSD to be purchased.

    If you have two M.2 slots, why would you need an adapter?
    I think that is only for those with one slot on motherboard.
  6. [SOLVED] Re: Specification of new NVMe SSD to be purchased.

    Do not know Intel, but quick Google search said this site had firmware.
    https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/support/articles/000017245/memory-and-storage.html
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  7. [SOLVED] Re: Specification of new NVMe SSD to be purchased.

    What does this show?
    udisksctl status
    and/or nvme, you may need to install
    sudo apt install nvme-cli
    nvme - the NVMe storage command line interface utility (nvme-cli)
    nvme --help
    sudo nvme...
  8. Re: Installing Ubuntu 21.10 over Mint 20.2 in dual boot

    With Rufus you make either a UEFI/gpt or a BIOS/(CSM/MBR) only bootable flash drive.
    If then you do not select the same boot mode in UEFI boot menu (before you would have gotten grub) then it will...
  9. Re: Installing Ubuntu 21.10 over Mint 20.2 in dual boot

    Not sure if your system, then uses UEFI setting on UEFI or Legacy to also control whether booting installer flash drive.
    Most systems have those separate & then user may boot installer in one mode,...
  10. Re: Installing Ubuntu 21.10 over Mint 20.2 in dual boot

    Those are grub menu entries.

    You should have UEFI boot menu before the grub menu.
    Often f12, but varies by brand, check your manual.

    Several examples:
  11. Re: Moving .mdb (ms access) database to LibreOffice Base

    Not recent info.

    I tried converting several .mdb data bases years ago. Did not go well.
    I decided I wanted more flexibilty, but paid a price on learning a variety of new tools. MS Access is a...
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    Re: Need Help Vs SSD or HDD

    The are both drives. So if using most of HDD space, you want SSD at least as large as HDD.
    But you can have two drives which I preferred even when using only HDDs.
    A smaller SSD for booting (both...
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    Re: Need Help Vs SSD or HDD

    Back in about 2011 will was somewhat planning to build new system, old BIOS system was from 2006.
    But Microcenter released a generic 60GB SSD that was only about twice as fast as HDD. But it made...
  14. Re: Installing Ubuntu 21.10 over Mint 20.2 in dual boot

    If you have UEFI hardware, you should have installed Windows in UEFI boot mode. At least plan on long term reinstalling it.
    Microsoft has required vendors to install in UEFI boot mode to gpt...
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    Re: Boot repair broke my grub completely

    Report says grub reinstalled without error?
    Are you using LVM? Is it also encrypted? If so you often have to manually mount before running Boot-repair so grub does find LVM partitions.

    Report...
  16. [SOLVED] Re: Ubiquity crashes when installing iso to bare metal, or as VM in KVM/QEMU

    How are you booting ISO.
    I always use grub2's loopmount and toram parameter and have to unmount isodevice. The pop-up that asks to unmount partitions does not do anything, and it locks up if...
  17. [SOLVED] Re: GRUB menu showing windows but windows won't open

    I know with BIOS installs, Windows installs its boot loader partition to the default boot drive in BIOS. So if not installing to default drive, it will create a boot partition on default drive.
    Not...
  18. [SOLVED] Re: GRUB menu showing windows but windows won't open

    Grub will not boot Windows with UEFI Secure boot on.

    Something about the chain of Secure boot from grub bootloader to Windows boot loader cannot be approved currently.
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    [SOLVED] Re: Accidently deleted EFI directory

    If not rebooted recover partition:
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showpost.php?p=10364557&postcount=34

    At minimum backup partition table and save to another device.
    sudo sfdisk -d /dev/sda > PT_sda.txt...
  20. [ubuntu] Re: HDD/SSD cloning so that OS distinguished between the two drives

    You cannot reboot with both drives connected as duplicate UUIDs & GUIDs are not allowed.
    You can go thru and edit UUID & GUID(partUUID) entries & reinstall grub to use those new UUIDs.

    It may...
  21. [SOLVED] Re: GRUB menu showing windows but windows won't open

    Windows updates which you may not really see, can turn fast start up back on.

    Or Windows can do an UEFI update which may reset some UEFI settings to defaults. I keep a list, but do not have...
  22. [SOLVED] Re: GRUB menu showing windows but windows won't open

    Grub only boots working Windows.
    Can you directly boot Windows from UEFI boot menu. Same boot key you used to boot Ubuntu live installer.

    Often issue is Windows turns on fast start up with...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Acer Inspire XC 1660G Can't install

    Since you did install, you can change to solved.
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    [ubuntu] Re: Can't install

    What model Acer Inspire?

    You typically have to change UEFI settings for drives from Intel RST to AHCI.
    And in Windows make sure fast start up is off.

    Acer Aspire 5 Model A515-54-5649 Intel...
  25. Re: Mount Additionnal Drive at Startup from Persistent USB Key Boot.

    I never have used a persistent install. I assume it has an UUID?
    lsblk -e 7 -o name,fstype,size,fsused,label,partlabel,mountpoint,uuid

    But I regularly do test or temporary installs and found...
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