[nmglug] Meeting tonight,
ted.pome at gmail.com
Thu Aug 27 18:12:15 PDT 2020
Don, OK, see you next time. We meet every 2 weeks, so you don't have to
wait a month.
I hope you have a safe and good trip to TX. Thank you. Ted
On Thu, Aug 27, 2020 at 5:56 PM Don Crowder <donguitar at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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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