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  1. Thread: Linking

    by oldfred
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    Re: Linking

    In my /mnt folder I create /mnt/data.
    Then I add a mount of my data partition in fstab.
    Details in links I posted above.
  2. Re: Boot-repair hangs when reinstalling grub

    The ESP needs the esp and seems to usually also have boot flag.
    It must be FAT32 formatted. It is not showing as ESP, but in line 199 as Microsoft basic data which a FAT32 partition without flag...
  3. Re: Boot-repair hangs when reinstalling grub

    Your system seems very confused.
    A bios_boot or bios_grub partition is normally 1 or 2MB unformatted.
    An ESP is normally FAT32 and much larger, 100 to 500MB typically.


    nvme0n1p1:...
  4. Thread: Linking

    by oldfred
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    Re: Linking

    I do not change /home/fred/.config/user-dirs.dirs
    Then these still show in file browser.


    XDG_DESKTOP_DIR="$HOME/Desktop"
    XDG_DOWNLOAD_DIR="$HOME/Downloads"
    XDG_TEMPLATES_DIR="$HOME/Templates"...
  5. Thread: Stuck in grub

    by oldfred
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    [SOLVED] Re: Stuck in grub

    A lot of my link is on specific issues and/or specific brands of systems. Those you can skip or skim read just to have an idea about if you run across something similar.
    For example if you do not...
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    Re: Grub only boots Ubuntu if I reboot

    You have UEFI system.
    And Ubuntu is now installed in UEFI boot mode as you have mount of the ESP - efi system partition in fstab.

    But you have at some point installed grub in BIOS boot mode as...
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    [all variants] Re: HPLIP and ipp-usb, what's up????

    https://www.pwg.org/ipp/everywhere.html

    It is my understanding that Linux is finally using the built in drivers that Macs & Windows use.


    Driverless printing support is now available. ...
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    Re: Grub only boots Ubuntu if I reboot

    Double check UEFI settings.
    Have you updated firmware for UEFI?
    What brand/model system?
    What video card/chip?

    This may not show anything, but then we can rule out grub configuration issues....
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    [ubuntu] Re: Unable to get grub menu to show

    I thought refit was not supported anymore.

    Better to use rEFInd
    http://www.rodsbooks.com/refind/
  10. Re: mistake with grub customizer makes my laptop only boot to UEFI settings

    Do you have UEFI fast boot on.
    That is different than Windows fast start up.
    Fast boot assumes no system change to hardware or software configuration, so it immediately boots and since so quick,...
  11. [SOLVED] Re: Grub Broken and Boot-Repair didn't help

    Windows updates turn Windows fast start up back on.
    The also can run UEFI updates which may change some UEFI settings to defaults.

    Back in BIOS days all settings were changed to defaults, with...
  12. Thread: Stuck in grub

    by oldfred
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    [SOLVED] Re: Stuck in grub

    Some basics.
    Always have good backups. With Ubuntu your data & configuration is more important as system reinstall is relatively easy.
    If you do not have good backups, your data is not considered...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Booting order not found

    Do you have fast boot on in UEFI settings?

    Fast boot assumes no hardware or system changes & immediately jumps to booting system.
    A normal boot will rescan system and update settings for...
  14. [ubuntu] Re: Installed Ubuntu. Cant log into Windows.

    You erased Windows.
    Ubuntu install does not use as much space as Windows, but whatever files you installed overwrote some Windows files & data.
    You always have good backups, drives fail, users make...
  15. [ubuntu_budgie] Re: I installed Ubuntu but Grub got installed to my Windows partition instead of my s

    You need grub to boot Ubuntu.

    Posted work around to manually unmount & mount correct ESP during install #23 & #26
    https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/ubiquity/+bug/1396379
    Others suggest...
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    Re: Grub failed to install [pastebin]

    You have UEFI system and Windows on sdb in UEFI boot mode with gpt partitioned drive.
    But have old Windows boot loaders for BIOS boot in MBR of sda, sdc & sdd?

    You also show no UEFI boot entries...
  17. [xubuntu] Re: Unable to Boot after Installing to SSD drive

    I also thought that motherboard would be BIOS only.
    But you keep getting a FAT32 partition with UEFI boot files. And the mount of that partition in fstab as the ESP - efi system partition for UEFI...
  18. [xubuntu] Re: Unable to Boot after Installing to SSD drive

    You say system is from 2007, but only Macs use UEFI that far back.
    Microsoft required UEFI/gpt with release of Windows 8 in 2012.

    What brand/model system or motherboard?

    Since your Windows is...
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    Re: Can I Let Windows 10 Go?

    With my Samsung NVMe drive, I downloaded the ISO and was able to use grub2's loopmount to boot it & update SSD.
    It only had the one update for my NVMe drive and looked very basic.
  20. Thread: Grub 2

    by oldfred
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    [lubuntu] Re: Grub 2

    I often run Boot-Repair just to document system. But have the old bootinfoscript which is part of Boot-Repair, but runs from terminal to document system as part of my regular backup.
    While I often...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Ubuntu-Windows dual boot problem

    At some point you converted to dynamic partitions which do not work with Linux.

    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2325331&p=13492758&viewfull=1#post13492758
    Microsoft's official policy is...
  22. Re: Newest generation 2020 notebook - bad idea? Advice please which hardware to buy.

    If primarily or just Linux, I would only look for systems that allow UEFI update from Linux.
    Even if they say they do not support Linux when you call help desk, if they have UEFI update then...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Weird boot issues

    Vendor has a support site with UEFI updates.
    If you have Windows that will often run updates also.
    Note that UEFI updates reset some settings, I keep a list, one system needs a lot, the other just...
  24. Re: Canít get Ubuntu to boot on Ryzen 5 3600 with Tomahawk B450 Motherboard

    Have you updated UEFI and if SSD, SSD firmware?

    Some issues are common by Brand across multiple models.
    Some issues are common by chip set/CPU across multiple brands.

    These may offer some...
  25. Thread: Linking

    by oldfred
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    Re: Linking

    I have never changed my .config/user-dirs.dirs.

    Very first time I moved all data from my folders in /home to my data partition and then deleted old folder in /home. Tested first with one smaller...
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