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    19.10 Boot Fixer broke USB durring boot

    After the bootfixer patch yesterday I am unable to use USB during boot, no access to system settings or to change options in the grub loader. The devices do not become active until the login screen. I'm booting 19.1 UEFI and have tried all USB ports.

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    Re: 19.10 Boot Fixer broke USB durring boot

    May be best to see details, use ppa version with your live installer (2nd option) or any working install, not older Boot-Repair ISO:
    Please copy & paste link to the Boot-info summary report ( do not post report), the auto fix sometimes can create more issues.
    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Boot-Repair &
    https://sourceforge.net/p/boot-repair/home/Home/
    For more info on UEFI boot install & repair - Regularly Updated :
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    Re: 19.10 Boot Fixer broke USB durring boot

    You have no UEFI boot files in the ESP on sdb.
    You would normally boot from grub on sda.

    Have you tried this?
    sudo update-grub

    Your sdb2 drive's fstab shows mount of same ESP as sda's install. That can lead to issues on updates as both grub with a major update may change the 3 line configfile grub.cfg entry to the full grub in your install.

    Does install on sdb have LVM drivers so it can "see" the install on sda?
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    Re: 19.10 Boot Fixer broke USB durring boot

    Quote Originally Posted by oldfred View Post
    You have no UEFI boot files in the ESP on sdb.
    You would normally boot from grub on sda.

    Have you tried this?
    sudo update-grub

    Your sdb2 drive's fstab shows mount of same ESP as sda's install. That can lead to issues on updates as both grub with a major update may change the 3 line configfile grub.cfg entry to the full grub in your install.

    Does install on sdb have LVM drivers so it can "see" the install on sda?

    sudo update-grub did update, made no difference.


    I was originally booting 19.0 and went to a dual with 18 to do testing under LTR.
    If I can figure out USB on boot I intend to reimage entirely to 19.3, unfortunately Murphy stepped in and prevented that yesterday lol

    sdb was managing grub before yesterday's update, so it must

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    Re: 19.10 Boot Fixer broke USB durring boot

    rEFInd has dug others out of Grub hell.

    sudo apt-add-repository ppa:rodsmith/refind
    sudo apt-get update
    sudo apt-get install refind

    It is fairly safe to install since it adds to the /boot/efi/ location and does not delete the default Grub2.

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    Re: 19.10 Boot Fixer broke USB durring boot

    I have used rEFInd for emergeny boot and seen many others use it.

    Your boot shows that sda is default boot in UEFI.

    In ESP, see line 209:

    Code:
    search.fs_uuid d3387d22-7e21-4018-a299-a05ec0165c96 root lvmid/u49X2s-2Pnh-5LH8-Jq2A-HQgv-3UTc-ovDyFX/GdJJVs-5HME-oLda-7CaE-NIQm-W2H6-jveTAJ 
    set prefix=($root)'/boot/grub'
    configfile $prefix/grub.cfg
    If you change above to sdb install's UUID.

    Code:
    search.fs_uuid f26d6830-5f43-4eb8-aae8-dca1f38875e2 root 
    set prefix=($root)'/boot/grub'
    configfile $prefix/grub.cfg
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    Re: 19.10 Boot Fixer broke USB durring boot

    It switched me back to 18 on sdb but still no USB during boot.

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    Re: 19.10 Boot Fixer broke USB durring boot

    USB boot would only be from UEFI boot menu, not from grub.

    If UEFI with Secure boot off, you should get two boot options from UEFI boot menu.
    You were able to run Boot-Repair.
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    Re: 19.10 Boot Fixer broke USB durring boot

    But I can't access the UEFI menu, or any menu, as USB doesn't enable until after the operating system begins to load? That's the issue I'm trying to resolve.

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