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Old 06-27-2017, 07:44 AM   #31
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I know there are files written on the disk, but whats the point, ubuntu nautilus does not even show a disk, just its own liveusb system
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Old 06-27-2017, 07:46 AM   #32
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ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ df -h
Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on
udev 7.8G 0 7.8G 0% /dev
tmpfs 1.6G 9.5M 1.6G 1% /run
/dev/sdb1 3.8G 1.5G 2.3G 41% /cdrom
/dev/loop0 1.4G 1.4G 0 100% /rofs
aufs 7.9G 31M 7.9G 1% /
tmpfs 7.9G 32M 7.9G 1% /dev/shm
tmpfs 5.0M 4.0K 5.0M 1% /run/lock
tmpfs 7.9G 0 7.9G 0% /sys/fs/cgroup
tmpfs 7.9G 132K 7.9G 1% /tmp
tmpfs 1.6G 84K 1.6G 1% /run/user/999
ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ sudo mkdir /mnt/efipartition
ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ sudo mount -t vfat /dev/sda1 /mnt/efipartition
ubuntu@ubuntu:~$
 
Old 06-27-2017, 07:48 AM   #33
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well their is stuff in there...created by the linux installer.
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Old 06-27-2017, 07:51 AM   #34
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Thanks for the screenshot. The bootloader is installed in the directory "ubuntu". The odd thing is that there is a Microsoft directory. That disk was empty initially and you only booted Ubuntu USB and installed it. So, that's odd.

But anyway, does the ubuntu contain a ".efi" binary file?
 
Old 06-27-2017, 07:53 AM   #35
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I have an appointment here at 9 am, will be gone for several hours, if you have more ideas, please post them and will get back on this.

I did get this MB and this drive to install working copy of Mint WHEN, BUT, etc.. I had the other 2 drives with working ubuntu and windows 7 partitions installed in the machine. This machine has an UEFI error from the installer when their is only one drive in the system. My guess the other drives with functioning ubuntu that was installed on a different pc force installer to bios mode.
 
Old 06-27-2017, 08:00 AM   #36
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Ok. Thinking about your blinking white cursor, and knowing that the EFI partition contains that ubuntu directory, the bootloader does not load. It could be because it was not registered in the UEFI firmware settings.

So, assuming that EFI binary for ubuntu is at EFI/ubuntu/grubx64.efi, in order to register it in the UEFI firmware settings:
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sudo mount -t vfat /dev/sda1 /mnt
sudo efibootmgr -c -g -d /dev/sda -p 1 -w -L "GRUB" -l '\EFI\ubuntu\grubx64.efi'
Just replace anything which does not tally with your system.
 
Old 06-27-2017, 10:00 AM   #37
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Have you tried to install any other linux OS? I've had Mint give me problems while another OS installs easily.
 
Old 06-27-2017, 11:32 AM   #38
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Code:
ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ sudo mount -t vfat /dev/sda1 /mnt
ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ sudo efibootmgr -c -g -d /dev/sda -p 1 -w -L "GRUB" -l '\EFI\ubuntu\grubx64.efi'
BootCurrent: 0002
Timeout: 5 seconds
BootOrder: 0003,0000,0001,0002
Boot0000* HDD    : SAMSUNG HD102UJ (1.0 TB)
Boot0001* CD/DVD : LITE-ON DVDRW SHW-1635S
Boot0002* USB
Boot0003* GRUB
ubuntu@ubuntu:~$
looks typical, sure tried ubuntu and mint.
 
Old 06-28-2017, 12:47 AM   #39
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It placed GRUB at Boot0003* there and it is first in the boot order. It should have booted correctly, unless the EFI binary is not named grubx64.efi under directory ubuntu. Can you please check this?
 
Old 06-28-2017, 04:59 AM   #40
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screen shot of that
Terminal was still open, I also reran the command and it looks a little different results?

Code:
ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ sudo mount -t vfat /dev/sda1 /mnt
ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ sudo efibootmgr -c -g -d /dev/sda -p 1 -w -L "GRUB" -l '\EFI\ubuntu\grubx64.efi'
BootCurrent: 0002
Timeout: 5 seconds
BootOrder: 0003,0000,0001,0002
Boot0000* HDD    : SAMSUNG HD102UJ (1.0 TB)
Boot0001* CD/DVD : LITE-ON DVDRW SHW-1635S
Boot0002* USB
Boot0003* GRUB
ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ sudo efibootmgr -c -g -d /dev/sda -p 1 -w -L "GRUB" -l '\EFI\ubuntu\grubx64.efi'
** Warning ** : Boot0003 has same label GRUB
BootCurrent: 0002
Timeout: 5 seconds
BootOrder: 0004,0003,0000,0001,0002
Boot0000* HDD    : SAMSUNG HD102UJ (1.0 TB)
Boot0001* CD/DVD : LITE-ON DVDRW SHW-1635S
Boot0002* USB
Boot0003* GRUB
Boot0004* GRUB
ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ sudo mount -t vfat /dev/sda1 /mnt
mount: /dev/sda1 is already mounted or /mnt busy
       /dev/sda1 is already mounted on /mnt/efipartition
       /dev/sda1 is already mounted on /mnt
ubuntu@ubuntu:~$
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Old 06-28-2017, 05:04 AM   #41
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Ok, it's good. It is grubx64.efi. Then, does it boot? Does it give you any error message?

Have you tried checking the BIOS boot priorities to see if GRUB is listed in the EFI bootloaders in BIOS?
 
Old 06-28-2017, 05:29 AM   #42
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Ok, it's good. It is grubx64.efi. Then, does it boot? Does it give you any error message?

Have you tried checking the BIOS boot priorities to see if GRUB is listed in the EFI bootloaders in BIOS?
Not tried a boot, let me retry it now.
How to check BIOS to see if Grub is listed? Are you talking the PC motherboard bios?

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Old 06-28-2017, 05:38 AM   #43
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No booting, same white flashing cursor.

I looked in the bios of the PC, it is set to boot from the 1TB hard drive

Why does the linux installer say the machine firmware has started it in UEFI mode? But there is OS on the harddrive in bios mode?
There is a bug somewhere.
Is there a way to force the linux installer to start in bios mode?

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Old 06-28-2017, 05:44 AM   #44
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Then maybe it is better you seriously look into all the settings in the BIOS to make the PC boot in Legacy Mode (i.e. no UEFI), then use gparted to create an empty partition table of type "msdos" on the hard disk and then install ubuntu. See if this works.

You have a strange PC. :-)
 
Old 06-28-2017, 05:48 AM   #45
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I have the same problem as this guy does.
And there is no solution as the machine firmware will not allow any changes.

https://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2286793

I was able to install to this drive and boot to 64 bit Mint when I have the other 2 drives in the PC.
But when I pulled the other 2 drives to update grub by chroot and other methods, grub errored on updating.
And never can get it to boot 64 bit linux with this single drive in the PC.

I run 64 bit ubuntu on this motherboard, but I suppose I can never reinstall it, if it crashes.
I would have to install on another PC, then put the drive back in this PC.

I brought my boat PC home, it has Mint 17.3 64 bit on it.
I will pull the drive and put it in here and see if it boots.
 
  


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