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  1. [ubuntu] Re: questions on adding partition for 20.04 root

    Best not to share /home.
    Only if totally upgrading and not using older system. Upgrades are supported, so any changes to configuration files in /home will automatically be done. But those changes...
  2. Re: Upgrading Motherboard and CPU, anything to watch for?

    My old system was a 2006 core2 (BIOS) and new 2014 UEFI system was a Haswell i5.
    I converted from BIOS boot on gpt drives to UEFI boot on gpt drives. I had upgraded core2 system to small 60GB SSD...
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    Re: Repair boot configuation

    What brand/model system?
    What video card/chip?

    Some do require extra boot parameters or settings.

    It could be that you are trying to boot from previous grub and you new install did not update...
  4. [lubuntu] Re: Can't install GRUB on lubuntu 18.04.4 32 bit EeePC

    With BIOS mode, you can use Something Else and the combo box at the bottom of the partitioning screen where you select or create the partition for ext4 & / (root) works.
    It normally default to sda....
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    Re: Repair boot configuation

    Grub in UEFI boot mode installs to the ESP - efi system partition, not to Windows. Although Windows will use same ESP for booting.

    Are you reformatting ESP?
    You show many mounts of the ESP in...
  6. [Other Ubuntu/Debian based] Re: Pop!_OS Not Booting..."No known boot loader is installed in the MBR of /dev/sda"

    Boot-Repair uses the older bootinfoscript for first part of report that details drive & files inside drive. But bootinfoscript has not been updated for NVMe drives and I do not think it includes the...
  7. Re: Pulled out SSD from dead computer, need to retreive files.

    I have an USB to SATA adapter that only uses USB power. Works great for my old SSD, but would not work for larger HDD, with size or power requirements.

    Do you have enough power?
    We have seem...
  8. [lubuntu] Re: Can't install GRUB on lubuntu 18.04.4 32 bit EeePC

    Default install of grub would be to sda and it is gpt partitioned.
    For grub in BIOS mode to install to gpt partitioned drive, you must have a 1 or 2MB unformatted partition with bios_grub flag.
    ...
  9. [ubuntu] Re: Bootloader messed up when tried installing a second ubuntu

    I do not know LVM, and Boot-Repair does not show all the details on NVMe drives.

    But did you try to install into another volume inside your existing LVM or to a separate partition?
    LVM is best...
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    Re: Repair boot configuation

    Post the link to the summary report from Boot-Repair.
    If Windows is UEFI, you need an ESP - efi system partition with Windows UEFI boot file.
    Normally when you install Ubuntu in UEFI mode it will...
  11. Re: After upgrade to Win10: System starts directly Windows10, no grub menu appears

    You have been bit by the Windows bug.
    They may call it a feature?
    you have to restore partition & reinstall grub to MBR.

    Make sure Windows 10's fast start up is off. And have a way to...
  12. [ubuntu] Re: Dual boot windows with Ubuntu Using UEFI, and NOT modifying the MBR

    With UEFI, it can forget the UEFI boot entry when a drive is disconnected.
    Many seem to auto find Windows entries, but do not find Linux entries.

    You may need to houseclean old entries and...
  13. Re: broke boot manager trying to install, now always boots straight to windows 10

    The screenshots are from my Asus Z97 system's UEFI. Asus allows screenshots from within UEFI and you can save to a FAT32 partition. That is f2 with the Z97 system.
    Also motherboard manual shows...
  14. [SOLVED] Re: Grub installed and windows 10 will not boot

    With multiple drives and different installs you do not what the auto fix from Boot-Repair. Only use the advanced options.
    With BIOS mode, it can install a Windows type boot loader to sdb, or use...
  15. [ubuntu] Re: Dual boot windows with Ubuntu Using UEFI, and NOT modifying the MBR

    Only Ubuntu's Ubiquity installer requires the installation of grub into the first drives ESP - efi system partition. That usually is the Windows drive and it does normally work.
    Only if you want a...
  16. Re: Locked Bios settings after installing distro

    You show UEFI password is set.
    You have to put your password in, to open all the settings including setting "trust" on any boot option other than default Windows.

    Acer Trust Settings - details,...
  17. Re: broke boot manager trying to install, now always boots straight to windows 10

    The settings on disabling a drive is not in boot options but hardware/drive settings. Different tab in UEFI.
    Should be somewhat similar to third screenshot in my old post. That showed ports. My...
  18. Thread: Lightweight OS

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    Re: Lightweight OS

    Removing apps will not save anything.
    But what flavor you use does make a difference. Did you install Ubuntu or a lightweight flavor.
    Light weight flavors
    Lubuntu, xubuntu, Ubuntu MATE, Budgie...
  19. [server] Re: Installing ubuntu 18.04 lts on dell server power edge c6145

    Moved to server sub-forum where those who know servers may be able to help.

    Do not know nor use RAID, but some questions:
    You say it was software RAID, but you converted to hardware RAID?
    What...
  20. Re: broke boot manager trying to install, now always boots straight to windows 10

    But issue is your second NVMe drive and you do not seem to be making any fixes to it.
  21. [ubuntu] Re: convert MBR disk to GPT (main partition table overlaps by 33 blocks)

    If you have data in those first 40 sectors, you cannot move partition to start at sector 40 without damaging it.
    Not sure how to do it other than backup data, create new partition table with correct...
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    Re: Problematic tiny /boot partition

    It looks like an upgraded system.
    You probably are booting with 4.15 kernels, but still have old 4.4 kernels that should have been housecleaned before update.
    Generally you only uninstall kernels...
  23. Re: broke boot manager trying to install, now always boots straight to windows 10

    Report still has lots of mention of RAID & Optane on second NVMe drive. And then various gpt errors.
    Ubuntu may try to boot but will try to mount all those paritions with errors. It may not work or...
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    Re: Wipe windows machine from USB

    AHCI setting is in your UEFI settings on drives.

    https://askubuntu.com/questions/696413/ubuntu-installer-cant-find-any-disk-on-dell-xps-13-9350/743329#743329
    XPS 13 9350 Windows reinstall &...
  25. [ubuntu] Re: convert MBR disk to GPT (main partition table overlaps by 33 blocks)

    I do not know virtual disks, but I believe you can create it as if it is just hardware. So I would expect that it could be gpt.

    The gdisk output has a warning and says the same thing. You need to...
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