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Booting
« on: November 11, 2019, 10:36:39 pm »
Hey guys!! I need you help please.
I just got an Acer Predator 300. I have Windows and Kali on my 256GB NVME M.2 hard drive, and Mint on my 1TB SATA SSD that I installed.
Windows isn't loading from any of my options on the Grub2 menu. In fact, it has an EFI file that points to sda1. Here's the pastebin:
http://paste.ubuntu.com/p/ThfpXmD74Z/
This all started happening after I deleted everything on the 1TB SSD (old Windows 10 and Kali instance) and did a clean install of Mint on that drive, overwriting the entire drive.
I used boot-repair but it's still broken.
The fdisk -l is as follows:
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jed@Predator:~$ sudo fdisk -l          
Disk /dev/nvme0n1: 238.5 GiB, 256060514304 bytes, 500118192 sectors
Units: sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
Disklabel type: gpt
Disk identifier: 55A8EAA3-2DE6-4CEA-B7D3-45C7A2FFD938

Device             Start       End   Sectors   Size Type
/dev/nvme0n1p1      2048    206847    204800   100M EFI System
/dev/nvme0n1p2    206848    239615     32768    16M Microsoft reserved
/dev/nvme0n1p3    239616 249122815 248883200 118.7G Microsoft basic data
/dev/nvme0n1p4 498003968 500101119   2097152     1G Windows recovery environment
/dev/nvme0n1p5 249122816 464762879 215640064 102.8G Linux filesystem
/dev/nvme0n1p6 464762880 498003967  33241088  15.9G Linux swap

Partition table entries are not in disk order.


Disk /dev/sda: 931.5 GiB, 1000204886016 bytes, 1953525168 sectors
Units: sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
Disklabel type: gpt
Disk identifier: 8D8B844C-0B5C-4FA7-9D94-089FAC0E173A

Device       Start        End    Sectors  Size Type
/dev/sda1     2048    1050623    1048576  512M EFI System
/dev/sda2  1050624 1953523711 1952473088  931G Linux filesystem

Is there any other information that you might need?

Thank y'all so much!!

Jed

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Re: Booting
« Reply #1 on: November 12, 2019, 01:46:59 am »
I'm lost .. you wiped the entire drive including the Windows partition then installed ONLY Mint .. so how do you expect to boot Windows (if it no longer exists) ?

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Currently you have 2 menu entries for Windows

One points to /dev/nvme0n1p1 .. which is actually the ESP (UEFI boot) partition .. NOT Windows

and the other points to /dev/sda1 .. which is yet another ESP (UEFI boot) partition .. NOT Windows

There is NO Windows partition .. so maybe you should just remove those UEFI entries.
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Re: Booting
« Reply #2 on: November 12, 2019, 02:24:20 am »
I'm lost .. you wiped the entire drive including the Windows partition then installed ONLY Mint .. so how do you expect to boot Windows (if it no longer exists) ?

[EDIT]

Currently you have 2 menu entries for Windows

One points to /dev/nvme0n1p1 .. which is actually the ESP (UEFI boot) partition .. NOT Windows

and the other points to /dev/sda1 .. which is yet another ESP (UEFI boot) partition .. NOT Windows

There is NO Windows partition .. so maybe you should just remove those UEFI entries.
I have windows installed on nvme0n1p3 and kali installed on nvme0n1p5. Mint is on sda2.  I attached screenshots from gparted.

I can access windows by hitting F12 at boot but the menu is all screwy. Ubuntu is there twice and the kali goes to the kali grub menuu. I attached a picture of that too.

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Re: Booting
« Reply #3 on: November 12, 2019, 02:32:57 am »
BIOS and Grub2 menu

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Re: Booting
« Reply #4 on: November 12, 2019, 02:33:42 am »
Grub2. Sorry, having issues with the pictures

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Re: Booting
« Reply #5 on: November 12, 2019, 03:14:46 pm »
I was able to get into windows yesterday.
I just tried today and I just got an error.
I might just have to wipe the nvme and try again.

 


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