Put Boot Loaders on USB Stick
If disabling the internal drive is not an option, on one of the Pages sudodus mentions there is another method described for installing to USB.
It uses a BIOS/UEFI boot template that flashes the boot partitions to the drive.
The OS is then installed to a third partition and boots using the preinstalled partitions.
How can ...
So Droidcam is working now.
First, I uninstalled Droidcam.
Second, Using the answer by Earl Sablo I tried the following:
sudo update-secureboot-policy --enroll-key
It asked to create a password for the secure boot menu, which I created.
Then I restarted my PC and the secure boot menu asked threw a number of options. Choose "Enter MOK key", and use ...
In UEFI mode, the Ubuntu bootloader will always be installed into the first drive, which is usually an internal drive. If you want to get the [UEFI] bootloader (which is a partition) into a USB drive, you can unplug, disconnect or otherwise disable the internal drive.
In BIOS mode alias CSM alias legacy mode you can control where Ubuntu installs the ...
Resetting windows 10 which is installed along with ubuntu, through Windows Settings -> Update & Security -> Recovery -> Reset this PC, does not mess up boot files (at least not for me). I was successfully able to reset the PC, and no damage to boot files happened. I still get option to chose Ubuntu or Windows when booting my PC.
As far as I know resetting Windows doesn't touch the boot partition. It should only remove installed programs, check Windows files, and if the option is selected remove user files.
It should be safe to reset Windows without affecting Grub or Ubuntu.
This is what worked for me.
After disabling secure boot and keying in bitlocker key, the harddisk (SSD in my case) is still encrypted. In settings, there is an option to disable encryption. After disabling that, it takes sometime to decrypt the disk. Once that is done, when I tried installing ubuntu, it worked. I could see my SSD there and the free space to ...
You have BIOS version F10.
There's a newer BIOS available, version F12, and it can be downloaded here, for rev 1.0 motherboard, or here, for rev 1.1 motherboard, or here, for rev 1.2 motherboard.
Note: Confirm that I have the correct web pages for your model #.
Note: If you have a different revision motherboard, it'll require a ...
Go to BIOS settings and under General section click on Advance Boot Options and check Enable Lagacy Option ROMs.
Go to boot menu again. Your USB drive name will start with UEFI in boot menu. So look for it and hopefully you will find it there.
Not sure if this is exactly your issue, but I ran into the same error when I installed Mint for dual-booting with Windows. My HP laptop had the option in UEFI > Boot options > Advanced to add a Customized Boot. It allows you to enter a path and that's where I added \EFI\ubuntu\shimx64.efi. Then I changed the boot order to have Customized Boot on top ...
So it turns out, boot-repair has this in the advanced-options. It even has a name: "hard-coded-EFI error".
Strangely however, just this didn't fix it for me. I had to go through a few rounds (yes, somehow one wasn't enough) attempts at Windows repair though the grub options for Windows with Dell. And after a couple of days, windows just boots like ...
This happens when the Windows Boot Manager is corrupted, as earlier it was dependent on the EFI partition on the other SSD. There is nothing you can do about it. Your best option is to live boot into Ubuntu (or any other distro), backup your files from Windows, and then reinstall Windows.
I am telling you by my experience, I tried every possible solution to ...
I was able to successfully boot into my Windows (Bootcamp) partition after downloading and following these instructions provided by Rod Smith on SuperUser: How to fix Hybrid MBR using disk utility
That's a hybrid MBR. It's necessary to boot Windows in BIOS mode, but if you plan to install Windows 8 or 10 in EFI mode, you need to replace the hybrid MBR with ...
An EFI partition is a fat32 (or fat12 or fat 16) formatted partition with a specific partition type identifier. Can create such partition with partitoning tools. Then reinstall Grub. Here on Askubuntu, a detailed walk trough is provided where an EFI partition is created, and then Grub is reinstalled on the drive containing the new EFI.
We don't need an EFI System partition for installing ubuntu. And only root file system creation is enough. Click on the partition where you want to install ubuntu and delete partition. Next again click the unallocated space and click the + button. Then select ext4 as the file system and set mount point to / (filesystem root). Tyen click the partition type ...
This is currently still an open issue at zfsonlinux/grub but I have posted a workaround there (and here) thanks to the github user tterpelle:
What we are going to do is grabbing the grub scripts from Ubuntu 19.04 for our Ubuntu 18.04.
Download grub-common_2.04-1ubuntu12_amd64.deb from https://packages.ubuntu.com/eoan/amd64/grub-common/download and extract ...
I have an Acer Aspire E5 and had the same problem. Follow these steps:
They assume that you are installing Ubuntu, but might also be required for booting from a Live USB
Make sure your UEFI is up to date.
In UEFI, you must set a supervisor password. Once the supervisor password is set, some new menus are accessible.
Enter the Select an UEFI file as trusted ...
You said you couldn't get the cd to boot but the optical drive is broken so I assume you're using USB. Where did you download the file ubuntu.com? Some other sources will not properly download or the download just got corrupted. Try redownloading from ubuntu.com and see if that works.
Okay I was able to do this in the following steps:-
(I did create recovery drive just in case I needed it)
1. Using Bios I changed boot priority from "ubuntu->windows boot loader" to "windows boot loader->ubuntu" (Most Important)
2. I deleted the Ubuntu volume and swap partitions using disk management(in Windows).
3. I deleted the ...
None at all. The installation is automated, so the bootloader settings and such will be configured by themselves. The only thing that will be different in the boot process is an OS picker, where you can choose to boot into Lubuntu or Windows.
I finally managed to fix it. It was a long ride.
I think (while I'm not sure) that it was due to several issues :
Grub that installed both as UEFI and Legacy boot
Corrupted Grub that would not entirely uninstall, and would generate bad configuration files at each update
Corrupted EFI partition resulting from attemps to fix it
Corrupted kernel headers in my /...
Obviously, Ubuntu 20.04 lacks the capability of detecting old disk configuration like the Ubuntu 16.04 does. I saw at least one post who had the same problem on this Ubuntu 20.04 live ISO installation. I am not asking for troubleshooting. I am asking to create another version of Ubuntu server 20.XX to have the ability to detect multi-boot partitions and ...
Did you install in UEFI boot mode? How you boot install media, UEFI or old BIOS is then how it installs.
Dual boot or just Ubuntu?
Dell typically needs UEFI update, SSD firmware update, change to AHCI and fast boot in UEFI off. If still Windows fast start up off in Windows. If really new system, may need 20.04 to have newest drivers for Dell.
If nVidia you ...