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I am an Ubuntu newbie that's trying to install Mate (not Mint) on a 6 or 7 year old Dell laptop. It appeared to install correctly but when I restart it doesn't boot. It just displays something to the effect of "No Partition available". I do not have any other OS installed. After some searching I learn about Boot-Repair. I run it and get the an error message from that too.

Pastebin: http://paste.ubuntu.com/p/KNyjFvF3F6/

Some more searching just brings up something called UEFI. But I am unsure how or if that is relevant to my version of this problem.

I know you veterans are probably sick of seeing every third Ubuntu convert ask this same problem. But if you could point me towards a solution then I can finally leave windows behind.

Thank you.

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    You are showing Ubuntu Mate. This question and answer site does not support Mint, only official flavors of Ubuntu which Mate is. you have a BIOS/MBR configuration which looks normal. System looks new enough to be UEFI as Microsoft requried UEFI/gpt with release of Windows 8 in 2012. You may need to have UEFI set for CSM/BIOS/Legacy or whatever it calls it. UEFI Secure boot must be off for BIOS boot. You also should make sure you have latest UEFI from Dell, but may have to redo some UEFI settings as update often resets to defaults. – oldfred Feb 11 at 3:44
  • Linux Mint is off-topic here, as its neither Ubuntu, nor official flavor of Ubuntu. See askubuntu.com/help/on-topic. Ubuntu-MATE however is an official flavor of Ubuntu thus on-topic for this site, Mint though is not. – guiverc Feb 11 at 4:04
  • Crap, my bad. It is Mate. – Erin Feb 11 at 4:06

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