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by arvy
Thu Sep 10, 2020 9:43 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Installing Linux Mint with BIOS set to RAID on separate SSD
Replies: 16
Views: 457

Re: Installing Linux Mint with BIOS set to RAID on separate SSD

Setting it up it just a very straightforward matter of creating an empty /boot/grub/custom.cfg file and copy/pasting the complete custom entry that I provided into it as plain text. Alternatively, you can copy/paste it into your existing /etc/grub.d/40_default file and run sudo update-grub to pick i...
by arvy
Thu Sep 10, 2020 2:56 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: LM 20 Cinnamon hangs on reboot
Replies: 1
Views: 103

Re: LM 20 Cinnamon hangs on reboot

Have you disabled Windows so-called "fast startup"? See here.
by arvy
Thu Sep 10, 2020 12:18 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Installing Linux Mint with BIOS set to RAID on separate SSD
Replies: 16
Views: 457

Re: Installing Linux Mint with BIOS set to RAID on separate SSD

When the BIOS boots to the Linux drive it just goes straight to Linux without offering a GRUB menu of any kind. That's "normal' LM20 behaviour if update-grub (os-prober) finds no OS installation other than Mint itself. In that case, there is nothing in /boot/grub/grub.cfg to override the /etc/defau...
by arvy
Thu Sep 10, 2020 11:54 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Mint 20 boots to grub
Replies: 21
Views: 485

Re: Mint 20 boots to grub

You're welcome. Happy to help and glad it worked out as you wanted it to.
by arvy
Thu Sep 10, 2020 4:59 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Install LM 20 Cinnamon on fresh laptop with 128Gb RAM [SOLVED]
Replies: 3
Views: 150

Re: Instal LM 20 Cinnamon on fresh laptop with 128Gb RAM

I have build an USB with Rufus 3.11 and GPT and tried both Fat32 and NTFS. Not exactly sure how that Rufus/GPT/Fat32/NTFS procedure all adds together, but the "VFS: Unable to mount root fs on unknown-block(0,0)" result seems like something that would be more likely to arise from a bad ISO burn than...
by arvy
Thu Sep 10, 2020 4:45 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: HDD not getting detected anymore
Replies: 2
Views: 90

Re: HDD not getting detected anymore

So, no matter what happened, I believe that the data should be intact in the /dev/sda2 partition - because I did not ask to format it. Recovering that would be my first priority. Unfortunately, given the history you've described, I'd suspect a catastrophic drive failure, and such failures aren't ne...
by arvy
Thu Sep 10, 2020 4:30 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Live USB Install but no Grub ? [ SOLVED }
Replies: 28
Views: 551

Re: Live USB Install but no Grub ?

Seems like the topic title issue has been resolved. If you agree, I'd suggest marking this thread accordingly and dealing with any other issues under a new topic. More likely to get relevant responses that way.
by arvy
Thu Sep 10, 2020 4:16 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Mint 20 boots to grub
Replies: 21
Views: 485

Re: Mint 20 boots to grub

UEFI-GPT booting is what most people would probably choose for a new system. If that's what you decide, booting the Mint "live" installation media in UEFI mode is the critical determining factor. Then, just wipe out your existing Mint installation by changing /dev/nvme0n1 from an MBR drive to a GPT ...
by arvy
Wed Sep 09, 2020 1:21 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Mint 20 boots to grub
Replies: 21
Views: 485

Re: Mint 20 boots to grub

The system boot modes to which I referred are the two that I mentioned: UEFI-GPT and BIOS-MBR. In each case, the first term ( UEFI or BIOS ) refers to a type of system firmware and the second term ( GPT or MBR ) refers to a drive's partition structure. Detailed understanding of the two possibilities...
by arvy
Wed Sep 09, 2020 5:36 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Mint 20 boots to grub
Replies: 21
Views: 485

Re: Mint 20 boots to grub

I am very much learning linux so bear with me please. i have installed linux mint 20 when the pc starts it goes directly to a black screen with grub> , like in a terminal i have to type exit and system loads the GUI everything runs fine after that. is there a way to stop going to grub and straight ...
by arvy
Tue Sep 08, 2020 7:42 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [SOLVED] cannot boot from bootable stick
Replies: 15
Views: 301

Re: cannot boot from bootable stick

System firmware, either BIOS or UEFI, and its NVRAM settings control the system itself and its start-up processes prior to its hand-off of control to the boot loader of any OS software that is installed on any storage device. Among other things, it is responsible for the initialization of devices an...
by arvy
Tue Sep 08, 2020 6:34 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [SOLVED] cannot boot from bootable stick
Replies: 15
Views: 301

Re: cannot boot from bootable stick

yes unfortunately thats the case. well, my bios looks completely different. Strange that Lenovo would be so completely wrong about their own machine. Are you sure that it's an X270? Does it look like this with matching specs? In any case, the answer to booting any machine with a USB-attached drive ...
by arvy
Mon Sep 07, 2020 7:54 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Stack on the black background without icons
Replies: 10
Views: 194

Re: Stack on the black background without icons

My win 10 is installed on UEFI mode so that I am trying to install linux mint 20 on UEFI too .. I downloaded an iso file and burned it with rufus ... With Rufus, the proper boot mode must be specified for the ISO burn process. Did you tell it that you wanted and did it give you UEFI mode booting fo...
by arvy
Mon Sep 07, 2020 7:19 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Live USB Install but no Grub ? [ SOLVED }
Replies: 28
Views: 551

Re: Live USB Install but no Grub ?

Yeah, Rufus fools lots of people like that. You must select the boot mode option you want when burning the ISO to the USB stick. You still just select the drive (not a partition) for installing the Grub boot loader. But it doesn't matter so much when the "live" installation media is booted in UEFI m...
by arvy
Mon Sep 07, 2020 6:16 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Live USB Install but no Grub ? [ SOLVED }
Replies: 28
Views: 551

Re: Live USB Install but no Grub ?

OK so its NOT Mint that is the issue.. It appears this must be Operator Malfunction - but it annoys the dickens out of me.. that I have not been able to figure this out.. There must be a setting in the system that causes this to be a problem.. still open to suggestion Are you trying to install to a...
by arvy
Mon Sep 07, 2020 5:31 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [SOLVED] cannot boot from bootable stick
Replies: 15
Views: 301

Re: cannot boot from bootable stick

Are you saying that Lenovo's own on-line "How to Boot From a USB Drive" instructions here don't work? Additional KB articles and documentation for that X270 model are available here.
by arvy
Mon Sep 07, 2020 1:39 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Live USB Install but no Grub ? [ SOLVED }
Replies: 28
Views: 551

Re: Live USB Install but no Grub ?

It should, perhaps, be noted that any existing Windows(?) boot loader that was previously installed into that drive's MBR will be overwritten. That's no great loss as Grub can launch the existing Windows installation. If no such Windows launch option appears in the Grub boot menu on first booting th...
by arvy
Mon Sep 07, 2020 1:09 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Live USB Install but no Grub ? [ SOLVED }
Replies: 28
Views: 551

Re: Live USB Install but no Grub ?

Machine: Type: Laptop System: LENOVO product: 80XS v: Lenovo ideapad 320-15ABR serial: <filter> Chassis: type: 10 v: Lenovo ideapad 320-15ABR serial: <filter> Mobo: LENOVO model: LNVNB161216 v: SDK0J40700WIN serial: <filter> UEFI [Legacy]: LENOVO v: 5QCN24WW date: 07/29/2019 <<===== One additional ...
by arvy
Mon Sep 07, 2020 7:44 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: can't enter windows after dual boot install<SOLVED>
Replies: 29
Views: 614

Re: can't enter windows after dual boot install<SOLVED>

You're welcome. Hope it all works out well for both of you.
by arvy
Mon Sep 07, 2020 7:06 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [SOLVED] Linux Boot USB
Replies: 6
Views: 185

Re: Linux Boot USB

Good. Glad you were able to sort it out. You needn't feel lonely. I would "guesstimate" that at least half the problems reported here involve system configuration issues one way or another.

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