I was able to get some added information though
my brother runs LMDE/2 on an ASUS A88X-Pro MoBo similar to my research box.
Yesterday we reviewed the NO SUCH DEVICE error on his Windows Disc.
my brother reports that his Windows 10 failed immediately after he received and accepted a GRUB update on the LMDE/2 system: this is identical to 3 three failures I experienced here
here is the pou data
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john@workhorse ~ $ inxi -pou Partition: ID-1: / size: 28G used: 7.1G (28%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda2 uuid: 2b5f1d24-4513-43ac-8ef3-8c94a69daf39 ID-2: /home size: 882G used: 142G (17%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda3 uuid: 76507b4e-8ce1-49d8-8008-29aff64f2381 ID-3: swap-1 size: 8.50GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/sda1 uuid: 3e8b1230-05e3-41e2-a887-ac51633fc747 Unmounted: No unmounted partitions detected john@workhorse ~ $
we ran the handy fix disk with the following result: we had to re-install windows. their "repair " option also failed.
His system is setup for dual boot. the A88X-Pro MoBo will allow system discs to boot using either Legacy or UEFI bios -- it's self sensing
perhaps we are not supposed to have UUID data in the MBR on a UEFI system? ( I think they use an "improved" format of the MBR for that ) .
this problem does not apply only to Windows 10: here, it killed 3 MINTs
(1) MINT 17.3 Cinamon -- and -- (2) MINT 18 Cinamon -- and -- (3) MINT 18 KDE
the MINT 18 KDE system was fixed by installing MINT 18.1 KDE BETA
shortly thereafter this KDE 18.1 Beta received a GRUB update. This was allowed to run with the LMDE/2 and MINT 18 Cinamon disks connected ( but not mounted -- as things were when this problem manifested ). Updating GRUB on the KDE 18.1 Beta did not affect the LMDE/2 system disk or the MINT 18 Cinamon disk. This is why I feel this is an LMDE/2 issue. I could attempt to reproduce this by re-installing LMDE/2 from it's ISO and waiting for the GRUB Update....