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  1. Re: Multi-booting on Gigabyte GA-EP43T-UD3L

    Windows has to have MBR to boot in BIOS mode. Your system is BIOS.
    But Ubuntu can boot from gpt partitioned drives if you have a bios_grub partition. I suggest gpt has it has some advantages over...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Help, stuck after installation!

    Have you updated UEFI from Dell?
    And updated firmware for SSD?

    What model Dell?

    Dell - All...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Install Ubuntu to second disk

    How you boot install media UEFI or BIOS is then how it installs.

    UEFI & BIOS are not really compatible.
    Once you start booting in one mode, you cannot switch. Or grub can only boot other...
  4. Re: Two Linux (Linux-learner) Backup-computer partitioning...

    Dennis is correct, you do not even need either ESP or bios_grub on a data only drive.
    Its just I have no data only drives. Or even if planned now to be data only, I may want a system on drive later....
  5. Re: Two Linux (Linux-learner) Backup-computer partitioning...

    I use gparted on a new drive or when totally repartitioning & reformatting a drive (erasing it).
    First thing is to select gpt under devices in top bar and change default from MBR to gpt. It only...
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    [all variants] Re: Grub errors on dual boot installation

    A lot of the early UEFI implementations were buggy. Vendors did fixes, Linux created work arounds and now most UEFI work, many still require some settings in UEFI and/or boot parameters.

    If from...
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    Re: Bootable USB and Grub2 dual boot

    Is this a typo or should be two lines?


    I have had issues with...
  8. Re: Multi-booting on Gigabyte GA-EP43T-UD3L

    I retired my Gigabyte EP43-UD3L in 2014 with a new UEFI build. I built it in 2006, but video card blew out motherboard. Replaced original motherboard with the EP43, not sure now what original was,...
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    Re: Bootable USB and Grub2 dual boot

    I do not do themes, but have changed color.
    This from my standard install, but similar to what I manually add to grub.cfg.

    ### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/05_debian_theme ###
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    Re: error with the grub: grub rescue

    That error often is an old version of grub.
    Or you are booting in wrong boot mode. Check boot mode in UEFI/BIOS.
    Do you have both UEFI & BIOS versions of grub?
    May be best to see details, use ppa...
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    Re: Bootable USB and Grub2 dual boot

    See theming. Grub 2.04

    A Beginner's Guide to Theming GRUB2 - towheedm & post #28 for grub2 2.00...
  12. Re: Two Linux (Linux-learner) Backup-computer partitioning...

    I am to the point of saying only use MBR if you must boot Windows in BIOS mode on same drive. Otherwise use gpt.
    I have used gpt since 2010. Time for MBR to go away.

    Most vendors call UEFI as...
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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...
  14. 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...
  15. 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...
  16. 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...
  17. 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...
  18. [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...
  20. 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...
  23. 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...
  24. [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
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