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Old 03-09-2018, 08:32 AM   #16
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It seems all three suggestions (Yancek, syg00 and AwesomeMachine) are pretty much in line. The objective is to have EFI recognize the Ubuntu by converting Ubuntu to EFI. I have decided to go with the boot repair options. I started boot repair and the "Grub location" tab shows exactly what I want to see.

Before proceeding, I decided to back up Win 10 again. The old back up was on 5 DVDs, however, the new one requires upwards of 10. So, I will do the back up on a USB instead. Ordered a new USB online and am waiting for it to arrive. Will proceed with boot repair fix as soon as the new USB stick arrives and Win 10 is backed up.

Will update here when done. Thank you so much for your help.
Old 03-18-2018, 10:45 AM   #17
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Well, it's done and it went without a hitch......well, almost.

When finished, I did boot to the grub menu that defaulted to Ubuntu. Only problem after booting to Ubuntu was that my firefox, Kodi and Skype could not "see" the internet timed out instantly with an error message. Strangely enough, my Tor browser DID connect to the internet! So I knew the internet connection was working. So I went into the Network settings and checked the DNS entry. I have another computer with LXLE installed so I compared the "DNS Servers" value on my computer with that one. Mine read xxx.x.x.53 while the other one (that is able to connect to the net) read xxx.x.x.1. So I changed the DNS Servers value on my computer from xxx.x.x.53 to xxx.x.x.1 and lo and behold, I have connection to the net! Just reporting this to confirm I did the right thing.....if not, please let me know.

For the benefit of others with a similar problem reading this post, I should note that the process took about 15 minutes and involved instructions to cut and paste commands in a terminal. Also note that a boot DVD does not work here because EFI does not recognize it as a boot medium. You must use USB - as indicated here:

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