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  1. All linux flavours-resetting usb-hardware solution

    I have been struggling for a while to find a solution to this seemingly insurmountable problem.


    Live usb distros ALWAYS require an usb stick to be unplugged then plugged back in after a reboot....
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    Re: Howto make USB boot drives

    OK I have been through my mountain of computer stuff and pulled out an Anker 7port with 3 power only usb3 powered hub.

    I tried in my workshop to see if when the power was removed the usb hub was...
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    Re: Howto make USB boot drives

    Tried on both the other systems --same result on a Samsung 510 older laptop and a strix 270 motherboard with an i7 and 16gb ram. The main testing system runs a Gigabyte z68 with an i7 and 16gb ram. ...
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    Re: Howto make USB boot drives

    Just realized, editing the previous post doesn't send a notification to you...doh don't get old....

    Well the grub.cfg edit works well, noprompt sorted, Thanks.

    Unfortunately your other...
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    Re: Howto make USB boot drives

    Thanks @sudodus, I'll give it a go and report back.
    Tony.

    EDIT: Well the grub.cfg edit works well, noprompt sorted, Thanks.

    Unfortunately your other suggestion did not in real time. I also...
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    Re: Howto make USB boot drives

    I have a requirement to shut the machine down and restart after returning to the premises with restricted physical access where I can't get back in until security will allow. Using a customised...
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    NVME and SATA dual-boot how to

    Many struggle with this issue. Motherboard manufacturers give options to disable sata drives, often on an individual basis.

    As for as I have been able to ascertain NO manufacturer gives that same...
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    [SOLVED] Re: new nvme and sata will not boot

    OK guys, I finally have an answer.
    I was playing around with gdisk (as you do) and came across this little gem in the expert menu (highlighted in red).
    root@linuxmint:/home/tony# gdisk
    GPT fdisk...
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    [SOLVED] Re: new nvme and sata will not boot

    It still seems inordinately complicated for simply identifying a partition. I suppose it's all because of different file systems and encryption methods.

    I'll bet all the same info could be put...
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    [SOLVED] Re: new nvme and sata will not boot

    Been there done that oldfred....along with countless others I spent a whole day trying all the various options....and gave up on that route along with everyone else!
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    [SOLVED] Re: new nvme and sata will not boot

    I tried editing the grub.cfg file. (In the SSD drive only) I changed the partition UUID for a new random one using the tune2fs command thus:
    tune2fs -U random /dev/sdg5

    The blkid command now...
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    [SOLVED] Re: new nvme and sata will not boot

    Sounds probable that is the main cause of not booting and going straight to the default (really helpful) grub command prompt.

    I do not have to re-install grub after this though-just removing the...
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    [SOLVED] Re: new nvme and sata will not boot

    Oldfred- Incidentally I have managed to get windows 10 to boot from my turbo leopard dual cloning external USB3 dock from my SSD drive. That surely can be classed as an external drive?288497
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    [SOLVED] Re: new nvme and sata will not boot

    VMC--Here are the results: 288495288496

    Cheers Tony
  15. Thread: Disable Logon

    by vidtek
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    [SOLVED] Re: Disable Logon

    Glad it's sorted for you, please mark this thread as solved.
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    [SOLVED] Re: new nvme and sata will not boot

    Oldfred- Thanks for your time and effort. I think I have not been clear in my intended use, I don't want to run both systems simultaneously. What I do want is to be able to choose whether to boot...
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    [SOLVED] Re: new nvme and sata will not boot

    Oldfred-thanks for your help. sdg is the SDD, the sabrent nvme 2tb is not there for some reason???


    kubuntu@kubuntu:~$ lsblk -o name,mountpoint,label,size,fstype,uuid,partuuid | egrep -v...
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    [SOLVED] Re: new nvme and sata will not boot

    Oldfred-thanks for your reply, take me a while to get the info you want-now dinner's ready, the lovely Jane is not impressed.....
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    [SOLVED] Re: new nvme and sata will not boot

    VMC I can't see what the set command says it scrolls to bottom too quickly :cry:
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    [SOLVED] Re: new nvme and sata will not boot

    Thank you for your reply.

    I did wonder about the UUID's so I changed the UUID on the SSD sata drive. I have a dual quick release dock for...
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    [SOLVED] Re: new nvme and sata will not boot

    288494

    Here is the dreaded black screen of grub I get. Sorry about the reflections, been pissing with rain all day then when I take a 'photo out comes the sun.....

    Tony
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    [SOLVED] Re: new nvme and sata will not boot

    Can't do it, no boot with the sata drive in either direct sata cable to mobo or via USB.

    I'll give a live usb stick a go but I doubt it will work either.

    Get back to you soon, thanks for reply....
  23. Thread: Disable Logon

    by vidtek
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    [SOLVED] Re: Disable Logon

    Go to System-Settings->workspace behaviour->screen locking look at the options and understand them. It's one of the first things I do with a new install

    Cheers Tony
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    [SOLVED] new nvme and sata will not boot

    I purchased a new Pioneer 250gb NVME drive, cloned my original Samsung sata SSD EVO 250gb to it and it worked perfectly first time.

    This drive has neon 20.04 and Windows 10. It worked all the...
  25. Re: How do I go about selling my 20 year-old domain name?

    Scorp- Hey I knew all this stuff once upon a time....don't get old - I did my classroom stuff when I was 50 yrs old for 3 years full-time back in 1999, I don't remember a hundredth of it now.
    Thank...
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