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by Chemical_Ali
Wed Nov 06, 2019 8:20 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [SOLVED] Cannot boot with internal HDDs connected
Replies: 21
Views: 708

Re: Cannot boot with internal HDDs connected

Hey WharfRat! Mint 19.2 is working! It wasn't the best method to resolve the issue. But, I am tired...

Thank you for your patience and assistance. Now, you can go to sleep, too. :)
by Chemical_Ali
Wed Nov 06, 2019 5:29 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [SOLVED] Cannot boot with internal HDDs connected
Replies: 21
Views: 708

Re: Cannot boot with internal HDDs connected

I decided to install Mint 18, which appears to be working. The installation procedure was similar to my Mint 19.1 installation; Samsung SSD and DVD drive only. I can even access the Grub menu whilst holding down the right shift key during boot. Amazing! :) I have successfully updated to Mint 18.3. N...
by Chemical_Ali
Wed Nov 06, 2019 2:25 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [SOLVED] Cannot boot with internal HDDs connected
Replies: 21
Views: 708

Re: Cannot boot with internal HDDs connected

I tried commenting out the "GRUB_HIDDEN_TIMEOUT=0 " instruction, and gently(?) beat the escape key just before exiting the BIOS screen. No difference. Grub refuses to reveal itself.

I feel like trying my luck with installing Mint 18.
by Chemical_Ali
Wed Nov 06, 2019 12:25 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [SOLVED] Cannot boot with internal HDDs connected
Replies: 21
Views: 708

Re: Cannot boot with internal HDDs connected

I have made changes to the grub configuration files as requested. When I rebooted the machine, it booted into Ubuntu and quickly displayed the debugging output. I don't know where the debug file is located. You wrote: Also add the line GRUB_TIMEOUT_STYLE="menu" after the GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT l...
by Chemical_Ali
Tue Nov 05, 2019 9:43 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [SOLVED] Cannot boot with internal HDDs connected
Replies: 21
Views: 708

Re: Cannot boot with internal HDDs connected

It seems that motherboard's early implementation firmware is a real pain in the you know what Yes, I am tempted to get a new computer. LOL! I tried holding down the right shift key during booting Ubuntu and Mint, but the grub menu does not appear. Regarding editing the grub.cfg file... I am assumin...
by Chemical_Ali
Tue Nov 05, 2019 8:22 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [SOLVED] Cannot boot with internal HDDs connected
Replies: 21
Views: 708

Re: Cannot boot with internal HDDs connected

Could you run sudo grub-mkconfig 2>/dev/null|grep ^menuentry with both drives attached. This is the result from Ubuntu: menuentry 'Ubuntu' --class ubuntu --class gnu-linux --class gnu --class os $menuentry_id_option 'gnulinux-simple-3181a13a-e420-4d2e-acc5-969d53ad70fe' { menuentry 'Linux Mint 19.2...
by Chemical_Ali
Tue Nov 05, 2019 7:58 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [SOLVED] Cannot boot with internal HDDs connected
Replies: 21
Views: 708

Re: Cannot boot with internal HDDs connected

In my BIOS settings, I have 'quick boot', which is set as 'disabled'. I also have 'no-execute memory protect', which is also set as 'disabled'. According the Gigabyte manual, the memory protection only works if the CPU supports such feature. My motherboard/CPU is from the stone age. :) UEFI is uncha...
by Chemical_Ali
Tue Nov 05, 2019 6:08 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [SOLVED] Cannot boot with internal HDDs connected
Replies: 21
Views: 708

Re: Cannot boot with internal HDDs connected

WharfRat wrote:
Tue Nov 05, 2019 11:06 am
Do you have fast boot and secure boot turned off in the bios :?:
This is what I thought was causing the issue. But, I cannot see any 'fast boot' or 'secure boot' settings in my BIOS.
by Chemical_Ali
Tue Nov 05, 2019 6:04 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [SOLVED] Cannot boot with internal HDDs connected
Replies: 21
Views: 708

Re: Cannot boot with internal HDDs connected

Hi Larry, Thanks for your reply. Before all this trouble started, I kept upgrading Mint from Mint 18. I didn't have any issues with each upgrade. This is the first time I have installed a fresh Mint 19.2. As requested, this is the output using the inxi -G command. mint@mint:~$ inxi -G Graphics: Devi...
by Chemical_Ali
Tue Nov 05, 2019 4:20 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [SOLVED] Cannot boot with internal HDDs connected
Replies: 21
Views: 708

Re: Cannot boot with internal HDDs connected

Hi WharfRat, thanks for your reply. Yes, I changed all my SATA settings from IDE to AHCI. It didn't resolve the issue/s. I don't understand what the above means - can you clarify this I was referring to the boot menu where you can select to boot Mint19.2 or select Advance options. Unfortunately sinc...
by Chemical_Ali
Mon Nov 04, 2019 12:32 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [SOLVED] Cannot boot with internal HDDs connected
Replies: 21
Views: 708

[SOLVED] Cannot boot with internal HDDs connected

I usually ask for help as a last resort. I am stuck. And, I think this is going to give me a bigger headache. :) Mint was working fine for a very long time until yesterday morning when my computer would loop boot without posting. So, I cleared the CMOS, and realised that I have never taken any notes...
by Chemical_Ali
Thu May 02, 2019 5:39 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Media Server (DLNA/PNP) Software - Serviio Alternative
Replies: 10
Views: 997

Re: Media Server (DLNA/PNP) Software - Serviio Alternative

There's also Jellyfin, which is based on Emby. Unlike Emby, Jellyfin is open source and does not have any restrictions. People have also mentioned that Jellyfin is faster than Plex. It is currently in early development though.
by Chemical_Ali
Mon Aug 06, 2018 4:55 am
Forum: Graphics Cards & Monitors
Topic: Raden RX470 on Linux Mint 19
Replies: 1
Views: 818

Re: Raden RX470 on Linux Mint 19

I just installed an rx 580. Everything appears to work well, except for the damn fans, which are constantly running at full speed. Anyway, I also had an annoying flicker. I managed to resolve it by editing the grub boot parameter; changed RUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="" to GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="q...
by Chemical_Ali
Wed Jul 25, 2018 3:24 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: vpn - yes or no
Replies: 9
Views: 568

Re: vpn - yes or no

Instead of flashing a router, maybe you could try using a Raspberry Pi as a vpn router?
by Chemical_Ali
Sun Jul 22, 2018 4:16 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: vpn - yes or no
Replies: 9
Views: 568

Re: vpn - yes or no

I am using a firewall, but a firewall won't hide your IP address. I am using PIA, which works great. The application is very easy to install, and has additional features such as ability to block ads, trackers, etc at the flick of a switch. I also like the ability to switch to a different server/coun...
by Chemical_Ali
Sun Jul 15, 2018 5:54 am
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: The middle mouse button no longer unrolls the contextual menu
Replies: 3
Views: 1027

Re: The middle mouse button no longer unrolls the contextual menu

Sorry I cannot view the comments in the above mentioned post. I am using the release version Mint 19 Cinnamon. I have the same issue as ManuD_Linux.
by Chemical_Ali
Fri May 11, 2018 4:44 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Boring Mint??
Replies: 60
Views: 4827

Re: Boring Mint??

Many years ago when I was using Windows, I was bored and tired. So, I decided to run a virus. Brilliant! The virus program I was using didn't detect the virus, so I spent hours trying to undue the damage. Maybe if you are bored, you could run a Linux virus? Or even better... Ransomware. :)
by Chemical_Ali
Sat Feb 24, 2018 3:16 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: What would you use if Mint wasn't available?
Replies: 74
Views: 6974

Re: What would you use if Mint wasn't available?

I'd probably try Manjaro. If I don't like it, then I'd use Ubuntu.
by Chemical_Ali
Sat Feb 24, 2018 3:10 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Bluetooth poll, do you have bluetooth working Yes/No
Replies: 32
Views: 2617

Re: Bluetooth poll, do you have bluetooth working Yes/No

Yes. My bluetooth is working perfectly again since 18.2.
by Chemical_Ali
Tue Jan 16, 2018 12:44 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Firefox and Waterfox Chokes Mint
Replies: 8
Views: 570

Re: Firefox and Waterfox Chokes Mint

I have this problem whenever Firefox and Waterfox are running for a few hours. Websites usually load fine. But, it crawls when using the scrollbar/mouse wheel. It is also very slow to type text in webpages as well the address bar; it usually lags for a couple of seconds. It appears to be a common pr...

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