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  1. Re: Ubuntu 20.04 does not boot (automatically) after update

    You took out a lot of useful info.
    UUIDs & GUIDs are unique to your partitions. And boot process must be tracked from GUID entry in UEFI to GUID of ESP and from UUID of grub.cfg in ESP to UUID of...
  2. Re: Installing Ubuntu to my system drive failed

    Have you updated UEFI and SSD firmware?

    How to update Samsung:
    https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Solid_state_drive
    https://www.samsung.com/semiconductor/minisite/ssd/download/tools/
    ...
  3. Re: Installing Ubuntu to my system drive failed

    Note familar with PopOS but your errors:



    I would first check that ISO or install flash drive is correct, not sure if error is from extracting the install or writing the extracted data into RAM.
  4. [ubuntu] Re: Preparing external SDD for Ubuntu; balenaEtcher combines both partitions

    No idea what E: or F: may be.
    Microsoft confuses "drives" and partitions. An E: "drive" may be a partition on first drive or a partition on the 4th drive.

    What brand/model system?
    What video...
  5. Re: Custom PC build - Need specific compatibility help

    While question not exactly the same, most of the responses will be.

    https://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2469589
  6. Re: Cannot install Linux from Disc. No software

    Autorun is trying to run something on DVD while booted in a system.
    But to install Ubuntu, you have to boot from UEFI/BIOS not try to run a program.
    ...
  7. [SOLVED] Re: Windows boot still fails after following Intel RST instructions

    Glad you got system working. :)

    Oldfred has searchable notes(Zim text files). He started with seeing same questions over & over, so saved answers.
    Old answers still work for older systems, but...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Stuck on GRUB on startup

    User settings should be in /home.
    System wide settings are in /etc, but if new install best not to just restore it as system settings may change. The few I change like grub, I just copy into /home....
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    [SOLVED] Re: Stuck on GRUB on startup

    If you have backed up a list of installed apps, then it is easy to reinstall them.
    My rsync includes an export of the installed apps into /home.
    And all user settings are in /home. I do edit a few...
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    [SOLVED] Re: noob needs help with instalation

    Do not turn on Legacy support.
    Windows will be in UEFI boot mode and to easily dual boot you need Ubuntu in UEFI boot mode.

    You do need drive in AHCI mode, Windows fast start up off, and often...
  11. [lubuntu] Re: Difficulties in manual partitioning, pls help me

    Do you want to keep Windows?
    Best not to keep Windows 7, as it is Obsolete.

    And best not to keep any NTFS partitions unless dual booting as NTFS needs chkdsk and defrag which cannot be done from...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Stuck on GRUB on startup

    Partition table then looks ok.

    Usually errors still show ext4, and then you can run fsck to repair it.
    But if not seen as ext4, fsck will not work.

    Does testdisk show anything?
    Do you have...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Stuck on GRUB on startup

    First suggestion is Disks & Smart Status or running Smart Status itself.
    So drive looks ok.

    I would not expect this to show anything different but you can try it. With gpt it looks at primary &...
  14. [ubuntu] Re: Ubuntu driver supported motherboard help

    Some have posted that a Raspberry Pi works as a server. Or lowest end Intel or AMD based system.

    But for development that is not the same requirements as a server.
    Almost all motherboard...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Stuck on GRUB on startup

    Please use Code tags for terminal or longer text output.
    Easy to add with # icon in Forum's advanced editor.
    I changed your quote tags to code tags.

    What was sda2? Does not even show as ext4, so...
  16. [ubuntu] Re: Ubuntu installed, now sign things for Secure Boot

    How you boot install media, UEFI with Secure Boot, UEFI (without Secure boot), or BIOS/CSM/Legacy is then how it installs.

    The Secure boot install will auto sign kernels & grub. But if you need...
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    [SOLVED] Re: need help automounting drives using fstab

    Once you reset ownership & permissions, you do not have to redo them.

    I do often download something or use sudo (when I should not) and root takes ownership.
    So I occasionally rerun commands, as...
  18. [ubuntu] Re: grub does not appear to be loading, can select os via boot selection (bios screen

    To see details of UEFI boot entries.
    sudo efibootmgr -v
    man efibootmgr

    Is Ubuntu also in UEFI boot mode?
    Is Windows fast start up off, so grub can add Windows to grub menu?
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    [SOLVED] Re: need help automounting drives using fstab

    With NTFS the permissions are set in mount by fstab.

    But with Linux formats you specify ownership & permissions.
    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/FilePermissions

    I do this on my data...
  20. Re: How to recover after using dd to image the wrong device.

    It is only showing an 11MB ISO hybrid partition. That is then what you overwrote, but no partition table shown.
    ISO did overwrite the primary partition table.
    Do not know if you need to zero out...
  21. Re: How to recover after using dd to image the wrong device.

    Since large drive, did you have multiple gpt partitions?
    Was drive bootable, so it had an ESP as first partition?

    You have totally lost whatever the dd wrote & almost for sure the partition table...
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    [SOLVED] Re: need help updating GRUB -ubuntu 20.04 LTS

    Main reasons grub does not see Windows is that it is hibernated. Windows turns hibernation back on with updates, so first check that. If Windows on separate drive, you should be able to directly boot...
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    [SOLVED] Re: need help updating GRUB -ubuntu 20.04 LTS

    One of the regulars who posts, says if it takes more than an hour or two, better to just reinstall & restore from backups.
    Of course he also wants everyone to have good backups and if LVM with...
  24. [SOLVED] Re: Windows boot still fails after following Intel RST instructions

    Have you tried the saft boot method?

    Windows AHCI instructions - some have found safeboot method better...
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    Re: About migration and backup

    Do not know LVM.

    But dd not recommended. It also copies all blank/unallocated space. And will convert your 4TB drive to 2TB (any other data on 4TB drive will be lost), and then you have to resize...
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