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Messages - Mark Greaves (PCNetSpec)

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Hardware Compatibility / Re: Dead Ubuntu desktop
« on: Yesterday at 05:49:23 pm »
Probably simplest to just reinstall at this point Keith

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Hardware Compatibility / Re: Dead Ubuntu desktop
« on: Yesterday at 12:51:06 am »
I can't for the life of me see where the UUID ec20bf64-f0e4-41ac-b17c-c52eed11994e is coming from...

Has the hard drive ever had a Linux distro on it ?

What happens of you disconnect the HDD but leave the SSD attached .. then try to boot, selecting the SSD from the EFI boot menu ?

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Hardware Compatibility / Re: Dead Ubuntu desktop
« on: November 22, 2017, 05:15:51 pm »
Yeah I can see no reason why a reinstall wouldn't work so you as well just go ahead and do it Keith :)

If on the other hand you want to try fixing it .. boot to the LiveUSB IN UEFI MODE then post the output from:
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efibootmgr -v

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Hardware Compatibility / Re: Dead Ubuntu desktop
« on: November 22, 2017, 02:55:35 pm »
Well you could yes.

Or we could try to fix the UEFI bootloader

That said a reinstall may be a better way forward because you'll only have to clean her stuff off if we fix it

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Hardware Compatibility / Re: Dead Ubuntu desktop
« on: November 22, 2017, 02:24:43 pm »
Okay let's try reinstalling GRUB .. boot to a LiveUSB/LiveDVD and run these commands in sequence
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sudo mount /dev/sda2 /mnt
then
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for i in /dev /dev/pts /proc /sys /run; do sudo mount -B $i /mnt$i; done
then
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sudo chroot /mnt
then
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grub-install /dev/sda
then
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update-grub
then hit Ctrl+D to exit the chroot environment.

Now shut down the PC .. remove the LiveUSB/LiveDVD .. and see if it will boot normally

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Hardware Compatibility / Re: Dead Ubuntu desktop
« on: November 22, 2017, 03:08:25 am »
I'm going to need you to run those commands again but prefixed with "sudo" as in my last posting .. and post the output;)

can you also run:
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sudo  mount /dev/sda2 /mnt
then post the contents of
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gedit /mnt/boot/grub/grub.cfg
and
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gedit /mnt/etc/fstab

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Printers and Scanners / Re: Epson Stylus SX515W
« on: November 22, 2017, 02:58:48 am »
You're most welcome pramod7770, glad it helped :)

BTW, welcome to the forum.

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Hardware Compatibility / Re: Dead Ubuntu desktop
« on: November 21, 2017, 04:17:44 pm »
Can you boot to a 16.04 LiveUSB/LiveDVD and post the output from:
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sudo fdisk -l
and
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sudo blkid

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General Discussion / Re: Bug in Chromium
« on: November 17, 2017, 05:50:32 pm »
Gonna be hard to troubleshoot this if you're not willing to try things ;)

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General Discussion / Re: Bug in Chromium
« on: November 16, 2017, 06:09:53 pm »
Well as far as I know nobody else is experiencing the same thing, and I'm assuming you haven't experienced it since you installed.

So that would suggest a corrupt profile.

a) as i said it's easy enough to test my theory, and can easily be reversed.
and
b) what makes you think it ISN'T a profile issue, and why are you against testing the theory ?

at the very least it should be the first thing to rule out.

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General Help & Advice / Re: Speed up Boot
« on: November 16, 2017, 12:07:29 am »
You're probably now using grub from the M17 drive .. in other words, the first boot device has changed in the BIOS.

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General Help & Advice / Re: Loss of Sound
« on: November 15, 2017, 08:57:57 pm »
Nicely found, glad you got it working :)

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General Discussion / Re: Bug in Chromium
« on: November 15, 2017, 08:57:09 pm »
Can you give us an example site ?

Have you tried...

a) clearing your browser chache and restarting Chromium ?
or
b) renaming your Chromium profile directory so a new one gets created .. be aware this will effectively set Chromium back to defaults so you'll loose save passwords/bookmarks/etc.
(but as long as you RENAME it rather than delete it, you can always undo this)

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General Discussion / Re: Email Clients are they free
« on: November 14, 2017, 07:05:48 pm »
Yep, just get him to sign up for a free gmail account (but there are many other free ones too) .. he then doesn't require an email "client", he can just access his mail via the internet.

Or if he prefers having his mail locally, as Rich J suggests, Thunderbird can act as a client with his gmail account.

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General Help & Advice / Re: Triple-boot problem
« on: November 13, 2017, 11:46:10 pm »
Have you got a Windows PC and an external USB HDD enclosure ?

Or a Windows PC that you can connect this drive to internally .. then see if Windows can fix the file system ?

If not I think you're going to have to consider the Windows partition toast.

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