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    [all variants] Re: Grub errors on dual boot installation

    The ESP looks large enough. Normally Windows makes it only 100MB which is enough for both Windows & Ubuntu. We normally suggest larger since drive's are now larger and you may need it for other uses...
  2. Re: Nouvaeu, PCIe, problems when trying to install/boot from USB

    In Addition that is a new UEFI system. You should not be getting purple boot screen, but should have black grub menu. And then manually add nomodeset to linux line in grub entry.

    Shows installer...
  3. Re: Xubuntu new install not booting on Toshiba laptop

    Did you install in one boot mode, UEFI or BIOS, but system is set to boot in other mode?

    Not sure if this model is similar or not:
    Toshiba Satellite P50 model number: P50-A-01E Haswell processor...
  4. Re: Corrupted ext4 partition - advice how to recover?

    If a 5TB drive, it had to be gpt partitioned.
    So then did your user convert to MBR which would then limit drive to 2TB and rest hidden or lost.

    After good backup, I would use gdisk to...
  5. Re: Two Linux (Linux-learner) Backup-computer partitioning...

    I had in middle of ring binder of other things, a page with passwords, but just scribbled all over. Got to point I could not read my own notes on passwords & phrases.
    I now use keypassx or...
  6. [ubuntu] Re: How can I reinstall ubuntu focal 20.04 on encrypted system?

    I do not know nor use LVM.
    But with encryption you absolutely must have good backups.
    Full-system encryption with manual control and...
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    [all variants] Re: Grub errors on dual boot installation

    Any time you resize you have to rerun the repairs. Make sure it is unmounted.

    Your ESP has a 3 line grub that tells grub where to find the rest of grub & the install.
    See line 203, But that UUID...
  8. Re: Boot issue. Dual Boot ubuntumint and Debian

    Not Ubuntu, so moved to Mint sub-forum.

    I like and have used gpt for years. But with BIOS boot on gpt drive you have to have the 1 or 2MB unformatted partition anywhere within the first 2TiB of a...
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    Re: Can't deterministically boot into OS

    You have duplicate UUID & maybe duplicate GUIDs.
    You cannot use clone and keep original drive installed without reformatting or at least resetting all UUIDs & GUIDs.

    You may be booting into one...
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    Re: How do I do Linux?

    Elementary is not an official Ubuntu flavor. Each flavor has different gui & sets of default apps.
    Moved to Other OS.

    Since based on Ubuntu I would expect...
  11. Re: Two Linux (Linux-learner) Backup-computer partitioning...

    Acer for one, has the UEFI password to get more settings and allow "trust". It seems to be the only one that works well, but requires user to trust a new UEFI entry.
    Most of the UEFI have password...
  12. [ubuntu] Re: Partition help for full install on USB drive

    You need the ESP - efi system partition & / (root).
    Ubuntu's default now is to use a swap file, so no swap partition required.

    But Ubuntu's ubiquity installer will install grub to ESP on internal...
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    [all variants] Re: Grub errors on dual boot installation

    Line 36

    Boot sector info: According to the info in the boot sector, sda2 has
    204800 sectors.. But according to the info from the
  14. Re: Two Linux (Linux-learner) Backup-computer partitioning...

    Do not know for sure, but Windows 8 was the first with UEFI Secure Boot.
    Many UEFI/BIOS have setting that says "Windows" or "Other", others have UEFI Secure Boot on or off.
    The one's using "Other"...
  15. [ubuntu] Re: How to create full install Ubuntu that can be used in any computers?

    Even if you tell the installer to install to the ESP - efi system partition on an external drive, Ubuntu's Ubiquity installer in UEFI mode only installs to the first drive seen, usually the internal...
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    [SOLVED] Re: booting failure from USB stick

    Bootmgr is the Windows boot loader.
    It seems you did not install grub2's boot loader to MBR assuming Vista based system is BIOS/MBR.

    May be best to see details, use ppa version with your live...
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    Re: Cannot boot from USB on Intel NUC

    I do not know NUC models, but there seem to be some issues with them.
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    Re: Nvidia Driver Install Fail

    If you installed the .run version you will have issues with every kernel update.
    You in effect have to reinstall the driver into the kernel every time.
    The Ubuntu versions automatically handle...
  19. Re: Two Linux (Linux-learner) Backup-computer partitioning...

    I thought you were updating to the newest.
    I often have skipped multiple versions as I had not checked for a while and vendor put out multiple updates in a short time.

    UEFI/BIOS issues are not...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Brother printer keep pausing

    I just installed a 2390 and have no issues.
    fred@Z170N-focal:~$ lpstat -l -e
    Brother_HL_L2390DW network none ipp://Brother%20HL-L2390DW._ipp._tcp.local/
    HL_L2390DW network none...
  21. Re: Install failure - fails on even the distros ones that previously worked :-(

    How old is this system?
    How much RAM since very old?

    Looks like a MCP61 is equivalent to the GeForce 6150.

    If so, it needs the 304.xx driver which is not supported in newest Ubuntu....
  22. Re: Install failure - fails on even the distros ones that previously worked :-(

    Post what video card/chip you have.
    How to set NOMODESET and other kernel boot options in grub2 - both BIOS liveCD & grub first boot ( also UEFI with grub)
    How to add boot parameters, grub menu...
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    [ubuntu] Re: 2TB Bootable USB 3.0 Stick Problems

    Did you really pay over $1000 for a flash drive?

    If you paid a lot less, it may be one of the fake drives where they take a much...
  24. Re: Two Linux (Linux-learner) Backup-computer partitioning...

    I always suggest updating UEFI/BIOS.
    Just make sure you are not using just battery power if laptop, nor in middle of thunderstorm. Any power interruption can cause a major issue.

    There are a few...
  25. [ubuntu] Re: Problems installing Ubuntu on Acer Aspire 5 A514-52

    Several sets of instructions on changing AHCI.
    You can change back to Intel SRT, but then Ubuntu will not work. So have to convert Windows to use AHCI.

    Windows AHCI instructions - some have...
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