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  1. Re: Warning! The 195.86 GiB filesystem mounted at / has only 656.12 MiB of free disk

    As Darko mentioned if your media drive files, you may get data written into / at /media.


    You need to make sure drives are not too full.
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    [ubuntu] Re: apt upgrade - Preventing GRUB

    The cat command is just to list it.

    But if your configfile in your ESP does not boot but manual boot does, something must not match.
    Check UUID & hdX gptY , that they match the partition your...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Install Ubuntu outside the PC target

    Recovery mode automatically uses nomodeset.
    Then from terminal you can install proprietary nVidia drivers if that is what is needed.

    Safe Graphics Boot option on installer adds nomodeset.
    At...
  4. [ubuntu_mate] Re: Must a 20.04 live-boot installer be UEFI/GPT to create a UEFI/GPT SSD install?

    Its Ubuntu's Ubiquity that will not let you choose where to install grub2's UEFI boot files.
    You can do a work around, or reinstall grub after your install. Default will install /EFI/ubuntu into...
  5. [SOLVED] Re: New USB-attached basic laser printer troubleshooting for erratic behaviour

    If you boot live installer, after a minute does it show installing printer.
    I normally boot live installer from HDD or SSD and it immediately shows adding my printers.

    Have had some issues...
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    Re: What is your opinion on Snaps?

    More info here:

    boot time cut in half by removing snap, they since have improved boot somewhat
    https://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2391341
    https://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2409173...
  7. [ubuntu_mate] Re: Must a 20.04 live-boot installer be UEFI/GPT to create a UEFI/GPT SSD install?

    I now only use gpt for everything. But have used gpt for all new drives since about 2010.

    Some installers only create a BIOS boot if MBR and only UEFI if gpt.
    Most can be either partitioning and...
  8. Re: How to have GRUB on two hard drives and fix giant GRUB partition?

    Are both drives gpt partitioned?
    For BIOS boot from gpt, you need a 1 or 2MB (not GB) unformatted partition with the bios_grub flag.
    That is because gpt does not have space after protective MBR,...
  9. [SOLVED] Re: New USB-attached basic laser printer troubleshooting for erratic behaviour

    Too many drivers could be creating conflicts.

    I just plugged my Brother in & it worked.


    fred@Z170N-focal:~$ lpstat -l -e
    Brother_HL_L2390DW network none...
  10. [ubuntu_mate] Re: Must a 20.04 live-boot installer be UEFI/GPT to create a UEFI/GPT SSD install?

    Some installers use dd (or dd hidden under the hood) to create an unpartitioned hybrid DVD/flash drive installer.
    Others extract the ISO to a FAT32 formatted partition. If BIOS boot also requried,...
  11. [lubuntu] Re: Internal drive partitions listed as removable

    While many tablet type systems use MMC as drive, the MMC card is normally the removeable card in your camera or other prtable device. Assuming it is removable is probably the error.
    ...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Install Ubuntu outside the PC target

    Do you have different graphics between the two systems?
    You may need nomodeset if nVidia.
    And make sure newer system does not install any video drivers automatically via safe boot or updates.
    ...
  13. [SOLVED] Re: No root file system is defined install error freezes install

    Glad you got it working.

    Many prefer a smaller / (root) and use rest of drive as /home or data partition(s).
    And use HDD as a backup location and/or data partition.
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    [ubuntu] Re: Install Ubuntu outside the PC target

    As in the links, did you review systemd-analyze & systemd-analyze blame?
    Change some of the settings as suggested.
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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?
  18. 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...
  22. [SOLVED] 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...
  23. 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...
  25. [SOLVED] 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...
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