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  1. [SOLVED] Re: Boot repair failed miserably. Any suggestions?

    Hi OldFred,

    You must've posted this while I was typing my long story. I'll take note of this in case the problem recurs. I ended up having to do a factory reset per the owner's request.
    I hate...
  2. [SOLVED] Re: Boot repair failed miserably. Any suggestions?

    The owner of this system asked me to go ahead and do a factory reset because they couldn’t wait any longer. Not knowing how to do this I phoned Acer again and they walked me through it… Only to find...
  3. [SOLVED] Re: Boot repair failed miserably. Any suggestions?

    I don’t know what the story is or why there’s a difference between Gparted and the summary report as to where everything is. The report lists everything as sdb1-8 while Gparted shows everything as...
  4. [SOLVED] Re: Boot repair failed miserably. Any suggestions?

    Gparted definitely shows ESP being partition /dev/sda1. All the info is [Partition /dev/sda1; Name EFI system partition; File System fat32; Label ESP; Size 100MiB; Used 75.56MiB; Unused 24.44MiB;...
  5. [SOLVED] Re: Boot repair failed miserably. Any suggestions?

    So the message about no boot loader can be ignored?




    According to the specs the system uses quad core Intel-i5. Not sure if SRT is something additional or not.
    Whilst looking at the...
  6. [SOLVED] Re: Boot repair failed miserably. Any suggestions?

    Grub reinstall failed, there was an error message to the effect EFI file could not be found (I forgot to take a photo of message).
    It was suggested to use Gparted to find out which dev to install...
  7. [SOLVED] Re: Boot repair failed miserably. Any suggestions?

    I decided to try calling Acer for technical support, all they could offer was reset BIOS to default and when that didn’t work they suggested doing a factory reset.


    Here’s the pastebin report...
  8. [SOLVED] Re: Boot repair failed miserably. Any suggestions?

    I found this rather large article, it makes me think that when I installed Ubuntu on the machine I may have erased the EFI boot partition. Although if I had, surely Ubuntu wouldn’t have worked on it...
  9. [SOLVED] Re: Boot repair failed miserably. Any suggestions?

    UmmÖ My BIOS screen doesnít look like that. When Iím in there under security tab there is only supervisor password (Installed), User password (not installed), change supervisor password [press...
  10. [SOLVED] Re: Boot repair failed miserably. Any suggestions?

    Thanks for your reply OldFred.


    I donít know how to tell if UEFI is newest or not so canít answer that question. As for trust settings, Iím not sure about those either. I followed the...
  11. [SOLVED] Boot repair failed miserably. Any suggestions?

    A few days ago I was informed that a PC I had installed Ubuntu on to dual boot with Windows 10 had some how lost its ability to give the option of which OS to boot into, it goes straight to Windows....
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    [SOLVED] Re: Copying files without permissions

    Thanks for the replies.
    sudo chown -R worked like a dream.
    It also sounded familiar so I must have asked a permissions question in a thread with a different title as none of my started thread...
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    [SOLVED] Copying files without permissions

    This rather embarrassing, I've been trying to copy so files onto a new system but they all keep getting locked. I have a note to myself saying use
    sudo -i then
    nautilus then change permissions...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Installation difficulties

    Latest update, I used some windows program to clone the recovery partition to a different partition closer to windows, then I deleted the one that was preventing me from merging partitions and now...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Installation difficulties

    Iím really confused by the original paritioning before I installed Ubuntu.
    Rather than having 1 recovery partition of XXGB and 1 partition with all the leftover space, there was 2x tiny partitions...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Installation difficulties

    It booted straight into windows, boot-repair gave a code to put into an admin command prompt which I wrote down and then used. The computer can now boot into Ubuntu straight away as it should. Now...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Installation difficulties

    I disabled secure-boot, set a supervisor password then rebooted before using boot-repair. That didn't work. Now I just finished boot-repair and am about to restart. Here's the pastebin report in case...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Installation difficulties

    Hi AJ,

    I didn't know of this before even though UEFI seems to have come out in 2010 and the last computer I installed Ubuntu on was a 2012 model.

    Here is the pastebin link...
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    [SOLVED] Installation difficulties

    Hi everyone,

    I've been trying to install Ubuntu onto a new Acer desktop computer and am having difficulty getting it to work. Despite changing the boot order in BIOS, the computer was refusing to...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Sound problems in 16.04

    Just a bit of a bump with a little more info that I forgot to post above.

    VLC occasionally gives this message when trying to use it.

    Audio output failed: The audio device "default" could not...
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    [ubuntu] Sound problems in 16.04

    Hi all,


    I’m having peculiar issues with my sound since upgrading to 16.04 in April. I get a sound at start up and a sound when Skype signs in, but nothing in Firefox, Rhythmbox, VLC etc....
  22. Re: How to test hardware for heat damage on a laptop?

    I figured it's time to replace the thermal grease on my laptop anyway, so changing it on this computer won't cost anything more than a little bit of time. I did just that and as you said, it made no...
  23. [SOLVED] Re: RAMDISK: Compressed image found at block 0

    I managed to install a command-line system of Lubuntu without any error messages. Had removed RAM yeterday to give the machine a tidy up, so I'm unsure which of the two contributed to solving this...
  24. Re: How to test hardware for heat damage on a laptop?

    As mentioned above, I've tried an external monitor already.


    I've just finished taking the laptop apart and putting it back together. The areas of suspicion are the CPU, GPU and Wi-Fi card...
  25. Re: How to test hardware for heat damage on a laptop?

    Yesterday after trying the laptop, I closed the lid thinking I had turned it off and about half an hour later the fan was going, so there is some life in there.


    It didn't even occur to me to...
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