[nmglug] Meeting tonight,

Don Crowder donguitar at gmail.com
Thu Aug 27 16:55:49 PDT 2020

I'm on the road to Texas today and I doubt my Samsung J2 has enough
"horsepower" for jitsi so I'll catch you next month  :)

On Thu, Aug 27, 2020, 11:24 AM Ted Pomeroy <ted.pome at gmail.com> wrote:

> I recently made some effort to take advantage of the UEFI settings for two
> laptops: I took a fresh Xubuntu 20.04 usb media and tried to install with
> UEFI support. Didn't work, "Partition table not good" was the gist of the
> error. I tried a second usb of the same OS and learned from it that I need
> a "Bios boot dedicated partition of at least 5 GB." Aha, that helped, so I
> partitioned manually: bios=5Gb, root=80Gb, home=150Gb and Swap=6Gb. This is
> where I forgot to give a mount point for the home partition, which I
> corrected later. Still wouldn't boot. So instead of panic, I tried Bios
> setting, first defaults which didn't work, then adjusted Sata to ACHI, and
> finally under UEFI, turned that ON, and Presto!- Ubuntu appeared in the
> bios UEFI settings as my only UEFI sub-choice. Now it boots and the
> partitions match what the hardware expects.
> The result of my work put me back in touch with examining the BIOS
> settings and thinking through the options and deciding not to accept
> "Legacy mode" as the only or first choice. I wonder what the feelings of
> other Linux users are on this issue. What are the advantages of using the
> UEFI settings vs. the more easily booted "Legacy mode"? Ubuntu and Mint
> make the EFI system work quite well. Unless I am on an even older machine
> why use the Legacy?
> Just a few thoughts to remind us of our NMLUG meeting tonight,  Aug. 27,
> 5:30-7:00. See the Virtual Meeting link for the Jitsi address at Nmglug.org
>  Thank you, Ted P
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