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  1. Re: Looking to research components for building a new machine from scratch

    I liked pcpart picker. Did not use suggested vendors as I ordered everything from one.
    But it saved me from ordering the wrong drive. I was building a SFF system and picked a standard 3.5" drive. It...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Ubuntu 20.04 installation problem

    All those partitions are standard & normal.
    Many use Windows to shrink largest NTFS partition and install Ubuntu.

    But have you updated UEFI from Dell to latest version.
    As CatKiller suggested,...
  3. Re: Grub not loading most times (win10 + ubuntu 18.04)

    The far from start of disk used to be an issue with old BIOS that had a limit of 137GB for boot files. Those systems had a 120GB mx drive and users installed a larger drive. Really only applied to 15...
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    [ubuntu] Re: GRUB Boot repair failed

    Boot-Repair will not fix your install.
    It works fine with standard installs with / (root) or even if you also have a /boot.
    But when you start creating partitions for every system folder, it does...
  5. [xubuntu] Re: Is it possible? Clone a Windows 10 to an SSD in the same machine?

    If a newer UEFI system, you have product key inside the UEFI, so any install of Windows automatically uses it.

    Product key now in UEFI/BIOS...
  6. Re: Unable to boot after 20.04 install on multiple O/S setup

    Then you are using UEFI to boot.
    You may be able to manually boot in BIOS mode thru MBR to old install. But will not be able to boot Windows, unless BIOS grub by passes boot flag & lets you boot it...
  7. Re: Unable to boot after 20.04 install on multiple O/S setup

    Because you have the ESP and your fstab has the mount of your ESP, Boot-Repair is seeing your install as UEFI.
    I thought the grub-pc install would remove the mount of the ESP. But you reinstalled...
  8. Re: Unable to boot after 20.04 install on multiple O/S setup

    Because you booted live installer with Boot-Repair in UEFI mode and have an ESP, it wants to reinstall grub in UEFI boot mode.
    You have to always be in BIOS mode.

    You also need to use advanced...
  9. Re: Ubuntu 18.04 very slow boot in dual boot

    1.3 says it is a combined port. combined serial/parallel port/floppy controller.

    https://www.infradead.org/~mchehab/rst_conversion/PCI/pci.html

    So perhaps some other device is incorrect?
    ...
  10. Re: Unable to boot after 20.04 install on multiple O/S setup

    Pastebin link not working.

    But you need to always boot in BIOS mode.
    Boot Ubuntu live in BIOS mode from UEFI boot menu & add Boot-Repair using ppa.

    Make sure you get BIOS screen when booting...
  11. Re: Unable to boot after 20.04 install on multiple O/S setup

    You booted live installer in UEFI mode.



    But it looks like it correctly installed grub-pc.
    So is system trying to boot in UEFI mode. That is the BIOS/Legacy/CSM boot mode setting in UEFI.
    ...
  12. Re: Ubuntu 18.04 very slow boot in dual boot

    Have you updated UEFI from Asus to latest version? May just be something in UEFI?

    Your UEFI has multiple tabs.
    Check them and see if somewhere you have a setting for parallel port enabled.
    I...
  13. Re: Unable to boot after 20.04 install on multiple O/S setup

    You cannot mix BIOS/MBR and UEFI/gpt.
    And Ubuntu lets you install in UEFI Mode to MBR drive, and it really should not.

    Windows only boots in BIOS mode from MBR partitioned drive. It has to have...
  14. Re: Upgrade Ubuntu on an already Partioned Drive

    You show BIOS/MBR, but have UEFI hardware.
    So you have to be careful to select BIOS boot on installer or it may try to install in UEFI boot mode.

    Besides good backups, make sure you have a...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Ubuntu 20.04 installation problem

    Those all look like typical Windows UEFI/gpt partitions.

    Scroll down about halfway and you see a graphic of Windows partitions.
    Vendors often also have additional recovery partition(s)....
  16. Re: Ubuntu 18.04 very slow boot in dual boot

    How old is system? Or do you really have a parallel port?
    If your UEFI/BIOS had hardware listed that does not exist, it can then write that into available hardware for operating system. Then system...
  17. Re: Upgrade Ubuntu on an already Partioned Drive

    Make sure you have good backups of both Ubuntu, Windows & all your data. Any major system change can go awry.

    But if you use Something Else, it should give the option to choose current / (root) as...
  18. [SOLVED] Re: Unable to boot to Ubuntu after upgrade to Ubuntu 20.04 LTS

    You have an UEFI system with UEFI install of Windows.
    But are trying to install the BIOS boot version of grub.
    For BIOS on gpt you need the bios_grub partition. But you do not want the BIOS boot...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Ubuntu 20.04 installation problem

    Windows requires some partitions, so you you post your partitions we may be able to suggest which are required & which you may have made.
    Of course before any install or major change to system, you...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Ubuntu 20.04 installation problem

    Post this to see your partitions from the Live installer's terminal.

    sudo parted -l
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    [ubuntu] Re: Ubuntu 20.04 installation problem

    Is that new enough to be UEFI or just BIOS.
    Have you updated UEFI/BIOS to latest available from Dell?
    What video card/chip are you using?

    Is hard drive ok.
    What does Disks, Smart Status, show -...
  22. [SOLVED] Re: Problems installing 18.04.4 on a Dell Latitude 7400

    I prefer to keep / (root) in a smaller 25 to 30GB partition and have data in other partition(s).
    If new user easier to use separate /home as that auto adds mount in fstab, and sets ownership &...
  23. Re: Help setting up GRUB to load WIN10 from another drive

    UEFI and BIOS are not compatible.
    Once you start booting in one mode from UEFI boot menu, you cannot switch. Or grub can only boot other installs in same boot mode.
    Your BIOS install of Ubuntu...
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    [ubuntu] Re: grub-install failed on /dev/sda

    You show Ubuntu installed on sda your 120GB drive in UEFI boot mode.
    But boot live installer on 4GB flash drive.

    You have to know UEFI password for most systems to make any changes.
    Many systems...
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    [ubuntu] Re: grub-install failed on /dev/sda

    Do you have system set to boot in UEFI boot mode.
    It looks like you have a bootable UEFI install.
    But I might turn off UEFI Secure Boot.

    It looks like you created a bios_grub partition. But that...
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