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  1. [ubuntu] Re: For long term storage purposes which is better, an external SSD or Thumb-drive?

    I would change to gpt, no reason for MBR.

    Only if you need compatibility with Windows may I keep exFAT. But support in Linux is newer than support for NTFS. And new version of a driver has...
  2. Re: How to install to separate Linux partition without damaging windows

    You always install boot loaders to a drive, never to a partition.
    BIOS systems boot from the MBR, which is the very first sector on a drive and is not part of any partition.
    Grub does have...
  3. [ubuntu] Re: For long term storage purposes which is better, an external SSD or Thumb-drive?

    What format is it?
    NTFS, exFAT, FAT or other?

    Post this.
    sudo parted -l
  4. [ubuntu] Re: Messed up GRUB after Ubuntu reinstallation

    You can dual boot, since each is installed on separate drives.
    But only from UEFI boot menu, not from grub.
    UEFI & BIOS are not compatible, and once you start to boot, you cannot change. Or grub...
  5. [ubuntu] Re: Messed up GRUB after Ubuntu reinstallation

    With multiple drives do not run any auto fix from Boot-Repair.
    Only use its advanced mode. And be sure to boot live installer in same boot mode UEFI or BIOS as all of your installs.

    Lets see...
  6. [ubuntu] Re: Cancelled resizing operation and can't access the partition now

    If a NTFS partition, you cannot fully repair from Linux.
    Both chkdsk & defrag can only be run from Windows.

    And some have posted that Windows tools may work better to recover files from NTFS, but...
  7. Re: How to install to separate Linux partition without damaging windows

    Original Windows 7 ISO was BIOS only, but could be copied to flash drive, files moved & renamed to make it UEFI. But the updated one, included the UEFI boot files.
    So then it installs in the boot...
  8. [ubuntu] Re: Gigabyte Aorus Z490 motherboards and Ubuntu

    This site tested it and has some comments.

    Gigabyte Z490 with 20.04 needs kernel update to 5.6 for Ethernet to work.
    https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=article&item=intel-10500k-10900k&num=1
  9. [ubuntu] Re: Ubuntu 18.04/Win10 dual boot - reduce Win partition and increase /home

    Only use Windows to shrink NTFS partitions. Windows wants 30% free to work well, so do not make too small.

    And you will have to use live installer to modify Linux partitions with gparted. Little...
  10. [ubuntu] Re: clean install and need bootloader repaired

    Your UEFI boot entry for Windows shows it using same GUID/partUUID as Ubuntu or the ESP on sdb.
    But now you have no /EFI/Microsoft folder in the ESP.

    Windows may have installed its boot files to...
  11. [ubuntu] Re: Upgraded to Ubuntu 20.04 "New Partition Table"

    If using UEFI, better to also use gpt partitioning.
    Ubuntu will let you install in UEFI boot mode to MBR(msdos) partitioning, but probably should not.
    Windows has required gpt since 2012 for UEFI...
  12. [ubuntu] Re: Boot Repair has trashed my partition table :-(

    Boot-Repair does not modify partitions.

    But now report shows no sdb drive at all.
    Does BIOS still show drive? If not then no software can do anything.
    If shown does testdisk see drive?
    or from...
  13. [SOLVED] Re: Program to replace my... paper filing system thing?

    If you want a password manager you can use keepassXC or similar managers.
    Many use the same underlying encrypted file which has your login, passwork & Internet address. You can add notes also.
    I...
  14. [ubuntu] Re: Question about installing Ubuntu to USB

    I have installed to flash drives & SSDs as USB drives in both BIOS and UEFI boot modes.
    Often better not to use Ubuntu, but use one of the lighter weight flavors.
    You need to partition in advance,...
  15. Re: Why Doesn’t A Clone Of My Bootable ubuntu Boot?

    Just like live installer, external drives boot from /EFI/Boot/bootx64.efi which is an UEFI:USB entry in UEFI boot menu.
    Not from an 'ubuntu' entry.
    You can create an ubuntu entry, but when drives...
  16. Re: My PC wont load GRUB after I installed Ubuntu alongside WIN10

    You cannot just change Windows from BIOS to UEFI.
    Windows requires MBR partitioning with BIOS and requires gpt partitioning with UEFI.
    Conversion from MBR to gpt normally erases a drive. There are...
  17. Re: My PC wont load GRUB after I installed Ubuntu alongside WIN10

    BIOS never shows a name, just a drive, so if you boot from the drive Windows is installed on, does Windows boot?

    I thought until recently you could not even have Windows in BIOS mode & Ubuntu in...
  18. [SOLVED] Re: My computer has both SSD and HDD. How should I create partitions to install ubunt

    You can do either, if not installing into the HDD.
    I prefer to use gparted.
    But cannot use gparted on mounted partitions, so normally used from live installer, or when installing, before or after...
  19. [SOLVED] Re: Should I enable mounting of HDD automatically in a computer with SSD and HDD?

    Your HDD does need to be partitioned with gpt and you have to have to create partition(s) to mount them.

    If a new user often easier to have separate /home on HDD and / (root) on SSD.
    But I...
  20. Thread: Grub Rescue

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    [SOLVED] Re: Grub Rescue

    I started converting to gpt in 2010.
    I converted one drive and installed Ubuntu on it. With BIOS it has to have a bios_grub partition. My Windows XP was on a MBR partitioned drive.
    I also used gpt...
  21. Thread: Grub Rescue

    by oldfred
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    [SOLVED] Re: Grub Rescue

    Grub only boots working Windows.
    So best to have Windows boot loader in the Windows drive and set Ubuntu drive as default boot.
    When Windows does not work you then from BIOS can directly boot...
  22. Thread: Grub Rescue

    by oldfred
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    [SOLVED] Re: Grub Rescue

    Do not run autofix from Boot-Repair as it installs grub to MBR of all drives.
    You really want Windows boot loader in MBR of sda.

    Only use Boot-Repair's advanced mode, and choose an operating...
  23. Thread: Grub Rescue

    by oldfred
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    [SOLVED] Re: Grub Rescue

    I do not know difference but grub rescue> and grub> are different errors.

    Best just to run Boot-Repair and post link to its Summary Report.
  24. Thread: Grub Rescue

    by oldfred
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    [SOLVED] Re: Grub Rescue

    Lets see details, use ppa version with your live installer (2nd option) or any working install, not Boot-Repair ISO:
    Please copy & paste the pastebin link to the Boot-info summary report ( do not...
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    [lubuntu] Re: Lubuntu manual partitioning

    It may just be the model you have?

    ACER sf514 laptop UEFI Class 3
    https://unix.stackexchange.com/questions/615603/in-uefi-class-3-how-install-centos-8
    Acer Swift 5 (2019) ctrl-s in UEFI...
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