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    Re: Struggling to install Ubuntu 20.04 LTS to newly built PC

    Sorry, I meant that I was booting to a GNU Grub, not a grub menu. Are you thinking this is something to do with the moderboard, perhaps a BIOS setting I'm missing or something? I could always just replace the motherboard...

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    Re: Struggling to install Ubuntu 20.04 LTS to newly built PC

    If you are getting grub> can you manually boot?

    First try:
    configfile (hd0,2)/boot/grub/grub.cfg

    Or:
    set prefix=(hd0,2)/boot/grub
    set root=(hd0,2)
    linux (hd0,2)/boot/vmlinuz root=/dev/sda2 ro
    initrd (hd0,2)/boot/initrd.img
    boot
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    Re: Struggling to install Ubuntu 20.04 LTS to newly built PC

    When I woke up today, I booted into the hard drive without the USB in the computer, and it booted into Linux successfully. I have no idea why it’s working now. I’m skeptical really. Is there a way I can confirm that the installation is complete? Or if I need to finish it manually? Also, if I put the windows nvme back in the computer, could I just boot into Linux and update grub for dual boot? Thanks!

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    Re: Struggling to install Ubuntu 20.04 LTS to newly built PC

    I expect you can plug in Windows NVMe and update grub.

    Only issue may be if drive 0 & drive 1 get changed. Not sure how two NVMe drives are ordered in UEFI.
    With SATA it is port order and sometimes that makes a difference. And some NVMe drives can conflict with SATA ports.
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    Re: Struggling to install Ubuntu 20.04 LTS to newly built PC

    I was able to make it work. Can now dual boot as I desired. To be honest -- I'm not entirely sure what the solution was to this problem. But, I'm glad it's working. Thanks for all your help @oldfred

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    Re: Struggling to install Ubuntu 20.04 LTS to newly built PC

    Took a bit, but glad you got it working.
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    Re: Struggling to install Ubuntu 20.04 LTS to newly built PC

    Laptop: Lenovo Flex 5 (how I gave up UEFI and lived to tell)

    I worked for over a year trying to install both Mint and Windows on my laptop (had a working laptop before this one but wearing out my second keyboard after 4 years of use, I bought another laptop) and finally got the new one working yesterday. I was holding off moving to the new laptop until I could figure out how to install both Linux and Windows fairly seamlessly and it took me over a year working here and there (as I regained my patience) to finally get it working.

    - download fresh install of Windows 10 from MS (registration for Win on my laptop is in the bios)
    - backed up photos, documents, etc from small work I'd done in Windows
    - purchased EaseUS Partition master to create a USB bootable WinPE ISO with PM on the drive
    - used Rufus to create GPT formatted USB stick to install WinPE USB bootable copy of Partition Master
    - used Windows UEFI interface (via Windows settings) to boot from the USB stick (only way I could make laptop boot from USB)
    - used EaseUS to convert the GPT formatted SSD on the laptop to MBR
    - struck F2 after restart to change BIOS secure boot off and change storage setting from raid to non-raid for storage option
    - also change BIOS type setting from UEFI to Legacy
    - used RUFUS to re-format all my USB bootable thumb drives from GPT to MBR
    - used EaseUS to delete all partitions on SSD and create a single NTFS for Windows 10
    - used EaseUS command line (with Win 10 on another USB drive) to install fresh copy of Windows 10 back on the drive
    - used EaseUS to create an unallocated space just beyond where the Windows partition was by stealing some space from Windows
    - used USB bootable thumb drive (Rufus/MBR option) with Mint on it to install Mint on the unallocated space
    - now the Linux boot manager (forgot the name, Grub or something like that) to choose windows or Mint
    - downloaded the GUI "app" version of the same boot-manager "manager" and changed default boot to Windows
    - so far so good

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    Re: Struggling to install Ubuntu 20.04 LTS to newly built PC

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