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I decided to wipe Window$10 And do a fresh install of Kubuntu 14.04.
However, I have encountered a problem, A window popped up with 'Unable to configure GRUB'
Executing 'grub-update' failed
This is a fatal error.

I'm stumped.

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Re: Fresh install of Kubuntu and Fatal Error - Unable to configure GRUB
« Reply #1 on: April 26, 2017, 04:11:42 pm »
I did a little digging and found THIS

I managed to get Kubuntu installed and booting but could someone please explain, why all the partitions?

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Re: Fresh install of Kubuntu and Fatal Error - Unable to configure GRUB
« Reply #2 on: April 27, 2017, 02:08:00 pm »
UEFI requires a GPT partition table and a FAT32 formatted EFI partition for the bootloaders .. I would have thought these already existed though if Win10 was on it.

Maybe 14.04 wasn't as good as 16.04 at automatically detecting these, and/or creating them where necessary.

Why exactly are you going for 14.04 ?
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Re: Fresh install of Kubuntu and Fatal Error - Unable to configure GRUB
« Reply #3 on: April 27, 2017, 03:53:59 pm »
Well, it is LTE, so I assume it's going to be supported for a while longer, I like it too.
I will then install the next LTE version, wont that be in 2021?
I cant see the point in updating to the newest OS every 6-12 months, rather stick with an LTE version till end of support.

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Re: Fresh install of Kubuntu and Fatal Error - Unable to configure GRUB
« Reply #4 on: April 27, 2017, 11:12:12 pm »
14.04 was an LTS release, support ends after 5 years so 2019
14.10 was NOT an LTS, support ended after 9 months
15.04 was NOT an LTS, support ended after 9 months
15.10 was NOT an LTS, support ended after 9 months
16.04 was ALSO an LTS release, support ends after 5 years so 2021
16.10 was NOT an LTS, support ends after 9 months
17.04 is NOT an LTS, support ends after 9 months
17.10 will NOT be an LTS, support ends after 9 months
18.04 will ALSO an LTS release, support will end after 5 years so 2023

So as you can see, LTS's are released every 2 years in April.

16.04 is the most recent LTS, and 18.04 will be the next (April 2018)

So whilst your argument may hold water on a system that's already up and running .. it kinda falls on its face when you're having to reinstall anyway, where it'd make most sense to install the latest LTS .. which is currently 16.04
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Re: Fresh install of Kubuntu and Fatal Error - Unable to configure GRUB
« Reply #5 on: April 28, 2017, 10:34:09 am »
Why bring out an LTS version every TWO years if it's supported for FIVE?
I know you probably can't answer that question, it's rhetoric.

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Re: Fresh install of Kubuntu and Fatal Error - Unable to configure GRUB
« Reply #6 on: April 29, 2017, 12:23:08 am »
So new hardware can be supported .. it would be a bit of a pain if someone with say a new wireless chip had to wait the full 5 years for support to be added don't you think ;)

And .. why not ?
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Re: Fresh install of Kubuntu and Fatal Error - Unable to configure GRUB
« Reply #7 on: April 29, 2017, 12:43:28 am »
How does Window$ do it then?, their track record is;
1995 Windows 95
1998 Windows 98
2000 Windows ME
2001 Windows XP
2006 Windows Vista
2009 Windows 7
2012 windows 8
2013 Windows 8.1
Where's Windows 9?
2015 Windows 10
2016 Windows 10 Anniversary update

Yes, I know they bring out a new one every, I guess 4 years, that's not nearly as frequent as Linux.
I don't know how well their support of new hardware is but don't they just send out an OS hardware update instead of making a new OS.

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Re: Fresh install of Kubuntu and Fatal Error - Unable to configure GRUB
« Reply #8 on: April 29, 2017, 01:02:53 am »
NO .. Microsoft don't include the drivers AT ALL, you have to download them (in your wireless case from Intel).

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Didn't actually know that.

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