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  1. #11
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    Ubuntu 18.04 Bionic Beaver

    Re: Desperate situation

    Quote Originally Posted by dragonfly41 View Post
    Boot-repair provides a url during its run, which allows the report to be previewed by others here in this forum. Try again and post the url here.
    Here is the url boot repair provided:

    http://paste.ubuntu.com/p/tJhmdVVYWm/
    Last edited by Joentokyo; October 20th, 2018 at 04:03 AM.
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  2. #12
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    Re: Desperate situation

    I see this note right at the end of the boot-repair report:

    Boot successfully repaired.
    You can now reboot your computer.
    Please do not forget to make your BIOS boot on sda (ATA ST3500418AS) disk!

    The boot files of [The OS now in use - Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS] are far from the start of the disk.
    Your BIOS may not detect them. You may want to retry after creating a /boot partition
    (EXT4, >200MB, start of the disk).
    This can be performed via tools such as gParted.
    Then select this partition via the [Separate /boot partition:] option of [Boot Repair].
    (https://help.ubuntu.com/community/BootPartition)

  3. #13
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    Re: Desperate situation

    Thank you all for your advice. Especially the mention of Boot Repair. Of course with my usual flair for screwing up I forgot to set the BIOS to boot from the correct disk which caused another error. I thought that was all she wrote, but perusing Ubuntu Questions I found a way to get into the settings and changed the boot settings to boot from a disk that could boot. I am now reinstalling the OS.

    Once again thanks to all for the help.
    Last edited by Joentokyo; October 22nd, 2018 at 08:58 AM.
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