treener wrote:Are your suggestions in some kind of order, ie, best to least.
Not really. They've all got their advantages and disadvantages, which I've tried to summarize in my earlier post so that you can decide for yourself what to do.
kc1di wrote:One thing I noticed is you need to make sure quick boot is disabled in your bios setup.
I disagree with that assessment. It can help on some computers, particularly if you need to boot in BIOS mode for some reason; but on a properly-functioning computer, the quick boot feature should be fine. Overall, I'd say to disable quick boot if
you have problems at any point in the boot process, or if some hardware doesn't work correctly once you've booted.
One caveat, though: If you're dual-booting with Windows, it
has its own
"fast start" feature, which essentially turns a power-off operation into a suspend-to-disk operation. This is dangerous on a dual-boot computer, since shared partitions (including the ESP) will be in an inconsistent state when booted back into Linux. Thus, this Windows
feature should be disabled. See here