#StackBounty: #dual-boot #19.10 19.10 freezes at blank purple screen

Bounty: 50

I upgraded to Ubuntu 19.10 yesterday while going to bed and might have fallen asleep while installing. I don’t recall if I interrupted or succesfully installed it.

I dual boot Ubuntu and windows should it be relevant.

When I boot Ubuntu up it does not show the loading bar and logo. It just goes plain blank purple and does not get any further.

Is there a way I can troubleshoot?
If not, Is is possible to reinstall ubuntu keeping my data?
If not, should I nuke it and install fresh with USB?


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#StackBounty: #boot #dual-boot #uefi #20.04 #bootloader boot options disappear after installing windows in UEFI mode?

Bounty: 50

I have ubuntu 19.10 on my system with the Legacy boot. I installed Windows 10 in UEFI mode and now boot options are missing at the startup.

I tried following things to fix the boot:

  • tried boot-repair utility, it failed with following error: ‘Please enable a repository containing the [grub-efi-amd64-signed] packages’
  • created UEFI partition and tried installing grub on it manually. It also didn’t work.
  • logged into windows and tried easyBCD utility. Here in add new entry option, Linux is disabled.

But neither worked. I cannot login into Ubuntu now. However, I have bootable Ubuntu USB handy with me, my home is mounted on a separate partition.

is there a way to fix the boot loader without losing anydata?
If re-install is the only option, If I use re-install ubuntu option instead of “something-else” will it fix the bootloader? Please refer me to the any useful link which I can follow to re-install.


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#StackBounty: #boot #dual-boot #partitioning #hard-drive #windows-10 Ubuntu Failed to install and now I don't know which partition …

Bounty: 100

I tried to install Ubuntu 20.04 LTS on my Windows 10 system as a dual boot. It got all the way to the end and told me that the drive was unclean (Can’t remember exact warning); Research told me that something with the safe boot could have messed it up but I found out that I can achieve what I needed with a Linux subsystem. Now the failed Ubuntu install is holding my other 500 GB hostage because it had partitioned my drive before failing. Since windows is installed on my SSD, would I have to worry about vital stuff getting deleted if I just delete the partition that says “EFI System” since Ubuntu uses EFI?

How can I figure out which partition it took so I can delete it and gain back that space? I worry about deleting a vital partition and completely screwing my computer up. I have two drives, one is a 128GB SSD and the other is a 1TB HDD, it seems to have partitioned my HDD but I don’t know if it installed its self on my SSD too, either way I just need the space back. I should have paid more attention but I’ve never had a problem when doing this before so I just blew through the installation…I’ve learned my lesson. Can anyone give me some advice?

Extra Info: I can boot into Ubuntu but it just takes me to a command line. If I enter ‘exit’ it takes me to a MOK screen where I can supposedly register keys and such. When I exit the MOK screen it defaults to windows because there isn’t anything to boot into. Would I be able to get some sort of identifying information from the command line that could help? The names of the partitions are the exact same except on says “Healthy (EFI System)”

Partition image with windows
Partition image with windows

Ubuntu/Grub command line
Ubuntu/Grub command line


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#StackBounty: #boot #dual-boot #partitioning #hard-drive #windows-10 Ubuntu Failed to install and now I don't know which partition …

Bounty: 100

I tried to install Ubuntu 20.04 LTS on my Windows 10 system as a dual boot. It got all the way to the end and told me that the drive was unclean (Can’t remember exact warning); Research told me that something with the safe boot could have messed it up but I found out that I can achieve what I needed with a Linux subsystem. Now the failed Ubuntu install is holding my other 500 GB hostage because it had partitioned my drive before failing. Since windows is installed on my SSD, would I have to worry about vital stuff getting deleted if I just delete the partition that says “EFI System” since Ubuntu uses EFI?

How can I figure out which partition it took so I can delete it and gain back that space? I worry about deleting a vital partition and completely screwing my computer up. I have two drives, one is a 128GB SSD and the other is a 1TB HDD, it seems to have partitioned my HDD but I don’t know if it installed its self on my SSD too, either way I just need the space back. I should have paid more attention but I’ve never had a problem when doing this before so I just blew through the installation…I’ve learned my lesson. Can anyone give me some advice?

Extra Info: I can boot into Ubuntu but it just takes me to a command line. If I enter ‘exit’ it takes me to a MOK screen where I can supposedly register keys and such. When I exit the MOK screen it defaults to windows because there isn’t anything to boot into. Would I be able to get some sort of identifying information from the command line that could help? The names of the partitions are the exact same except on says “Healthy (EFI System)”

Partition image with windows
Partition image with windows

Ubuntu/Grub command line
Ubuntu/Grub command line


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#StackBounty: #boot #dual-boot #partitioning #hard-drive #windows-10 Ubuntu Failed to install and now I don't know which partition …

Bounty: 100

I tried to install Ubuntu 20.04 LTS on my Windows 10 system as a dual boot. It got all the way to the end and told me that the drive was unclean (Can’t remember exact warning); Research told me that something with the safe boot could have messed it up but I found out that I can achieve what I needed with a Linux subsystem. Now the failed Ubuntu install is holding my other 500 GB hostage because it had partitioned my drive before failing. Since windows is installed on my SSD, would I have to worry about vital stuff getting deleted if I just delete the partition that says “EFI System” since Ubuntu uses EFI?

How can I figure out which partition it took so I can delete it and gain back that space? I worry about deleting a vital partition and completely screwing my computer up. I have two drives, one is a 128GB SSD and the other is a 1TB HDD, it seems to have partitioned my HDD but I don’t know if it installed its self on my SSD too, either way I just need the space back. I should have paid more attention but I’ve never had a problem when doing this before so I just blew through the installation…I’ve learned my lesson. Can anyone give me some advice?

Extra Info: I can boot into Ubuntu but it just takes me to a command line. If I enter ‘exit’ it takes me to a MOK screen where I can supposedly register keys and such. When I exit the MOK screen it defaults to windows because there isn’t anything to boot into. Would I be able to get some sort of identifying information from the command line that could help? The names of the partitions are the exact same except on says “Healthy (EFI System)”

Partition image with windows
Partition image with windows

Ubuntu/Grub command line
Ubuntu/Grub command line


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#StackBounty: #boot #dual-boot #partitioning #hard-drive #windows-10 Ubuntu Failed to install and now I don't know which partition …

Bounty: 100

I tried to install Ubuntu 20.04 LTS on my Windows 10 system as a dual boot. It got all the way to the end and told me that the drive was unclean (Can’t remember exact warning); Research told me that something with the safe boot could have messed it up but I found out that I can achieve what I needed with a Linux subsystem. Now the failed Ubuntu install is holding my other 500 GB hostage because it had partitioned my drive before failing. Since windows is installed on my SSD, would I have to worry about vital stuff getting deleted if I just delete the partition that says “EFI System” since Ubuntu uses EFI?

How can I figure out which partition it took so I can delete it and gain back that space? I worry about deleting a vital partition and completely screwing my computer up. I have two drives, one is a 128GB SSD and the other is a 1TB HDD, it seems to have partitioned my HDD but I don’t know if it installed its self on my SSD too, either way I just need the space back. I should have paid more attention but I’ve never had a problem when doing this before so I just blew through the installation…I’ve learned my lesson. Can anyone give me some advice?

Extra Info: I can boot into Ubuntu but it just takes me to a command line. If I enter ‘exit’ it takes me to a MOK screen where I can supposedly register keys and such. When I exit the MOK screen it defaults to windows because there isn’t anything to boot into. Would I be able to get some sort of identifying information from the command line that could help? The names of the partitions are the exact same except on says “Healthy (EFI System)”

Partition image with windows
Partition image with windows

Ubuntu/Grub command line
Ubuntu/Grub command line


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#StackBounty: #boot #dual-boot #partitioning #hard-drive #windows-10 Ubuntu Failed to install and now I don't know which partition …

Bounty: 100

I tried to install Ubuntu 20.04 LTS on my Windows 10 system as a dual boot. It got all the way to the end and told me that the drive was unclean (Can’t remember exact warning); Research told me that something with the safe boot could have messed it up but I found out that I can achieve what I needed with a Linux subsystem. Now the failed Ubuntu install is holding my other 500 GB hostage because it had partitioned my drive before failing. Since windows is installed on my SSD, would I have to worry about vital stuff getting deleted if I just delete the partition that says “EFI System” since Ubuntu uses EFI?

How can I figure out which partition it took so I can delete it and gain back that space? I worry about deleting a vital partition and completely screwing my computer up. I have two drives, one is a 128GB SSD and the other is a 1TB HDD, it seems to have partitioned my HDD but I don’t know if it installed its self on my SSD too, either way I just need the space back. I should have paid more attention but I’ve never had a problem when doing this before so I just blew through the installation…I’ve learned my lesson. Can anyone give me some advice?

Extra Info: I can boot into Ubuntu but it just takes me to a command line. If I enter ‘exit’ it takes me to a MOK screen where I can supposedly register keys and such. When I exit the MOK screen it defaults to windows because there isn’t anything to boot into. Would I be able to get some sort of identifying information from the command line that could help? The names of the partitions are the exact same except on says “Healthy (EFI System)”

Partition image with windows
Partition image with windows

Ubuntu/Grub command line
Ubuntu/Grub command line


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#StackBounty: #boot #dual-boot #partitioning #hard-drive #windows-10 Ubuntu Failed to install and now I don't know which partition …

Bounty: 100

I tried to install Ubuntu 20.04 LTS on my Windows 10 system as a dual boot. It got all the way to the end and told me that the drive was unclean (Can’t remember exact warning); Research told me that something with the safe boot could have messed it up but I found out that I can achieve what I needed with a Linux subsystem. Now the failed Ubuntu install is holding my other 500 GB hostage because it had partitioned my drive before failing. Since windows is installed on my SSD, would I have to worry about vital stuff getting deleted if I just delete the partition that says “EFI System” since Ubuntu uses EFI?

How can I figure out which partition it took so I can delete it and gain back that space? I worry about deleting a vital partition and completely screwing my computer up. I have two drives, one is a 128GB SSD and the other is a 1TB HDD, it seems to have partitioned my HDD but I don’t know if it installed its self on my SSD too, either way I just need the space back. I should have paid more attention but I’ve never had a problem when doing this before so I just blew through the installation…I’ve learned my lesson. Can anyone give me some advice?

Extra Info: I can boot into Ubuntu but it just takes me to a command line. If I enter ‘exit’ it takes me to a MOK screen where I can supposedly register keys and such. When I exit the MOK screen it defaults to windows because there isn’t anything to boot into. Would I be able to get some sort of identifying information from the command line that could help? The names of the partitions are the exact same except on says “Healthy (EFI System)”

Partition image with windows
Partition image with windows

Ubuntu/Grub command line
Ubuntu/Grub command line


Get this bounty!!!

#StackBounty: #boot #dual-boot #partitioning #hard-drive #windows-10 Ubuntu Failed to install and now I don't know which partition …

Bounty: 100

I tried to install Ubuntu 20.04 LTS on my Windows 10 system as a dual boot. It got all the way to the end and told me that the drive was unclean (Can’t remember exact warning); Research told me that something with the safe boot could have messed it up but I found out that I can achieve what I needed with a Linux subsystem. Now the failed Ubuntu install is holding my other 500 GB hostage because it had partitioned my drive before failing. Since windows is installed on my SSD, would I have to worry about vital stuff getting deleted if I just delete the partition that says “EFI System” since Ubuntu uses EFI?

How can I figure out which partition it took so I can delete it and gain back that space? I worry about deleting a vital partition and completely screwing my computer up. I have two drives, one is a 128GB SSD and the other is a 1TB HDD, it seems to have partitioned my HDD but I don’t know if it installed its self on my SSD too, either way I just need the space back. I should have paid more attention but I’ve never had a problem when doing this before so I just blew through the installation…I’ve learned my lesson. Can anyone give me some advice?

Extra Info: I can boot into Ubuntu but it just takes me to a command line. If I enter ‘exit’ it takes me to a MOK screen where I can supposedly register keys and such. When I exit the MOK screen it defaults to windows because there isn’t anything to boot into. Would I be able to get some sort of identifying information from the command line that could help? The names of the partitions are the exact same except on says “Healthy (EFI System)”

Partition image with windows
Partition image with windows

Ubuntu/Grub command line
Ubuntu/Grub command line


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#StackBounty: #dual-boot #18.04 #nvidia #crash #nvidia-geforce Ubtunu 18.04 crashes or freezes after login (Dual boot, nvidia graphics)

Bounty: 50

I have a dual boot system (Ubuntu 18.04 and Windows 10) and most the time it works fine, but occasionally at startup, after selecting Ubuntu from Grub Boot and logging in) the system will crash and I’m presented with the following output

/dev/nvme0n1p5: clean, XXX/XXX files, XXX/XXX blocks
[195.544151] ucsi_ccg 0-0008: failed to reset PPM!
[195.544179] ucsi_ccg 0-0008: PPM Init failed (-110)

Or:

/dev/nvme0n1p5: recovering journal
/dev/nvme0n1p5: clearning orphaned inode XXX (uid=XXX, gid=XXX, mode=XXX, size=XXX
...
/dev/nvme0n1p5: clean, XXX/XXX files, XXX/XXX blocks

Sometimes the system just freezes and I’m unable to do anything at all.

Windows was installed first, then Ubuntu afterwards. I did have to modify the kernel parameters to be able to actually use the Ubuntu installer:

quiet splash nomodeset reboot=warm,acpi

After Ubuntu finished installing I also downloaded / updated the Additional Drivers to use NVIDIA driver metapackage from nvidia-driver-435(proprietary, tested)

Specs / Equipment:

  • Ubuntu 18.04.4 LTS Dual Booted (Windows 10 Pro N)
  • AMD Ryzen 3700x
  • 8-core processor * 16
  • GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER/PCIe/SSE2
  • 64-bit
  • Logitech G915 Wireless Keyboard
  • Logitech G703 Wireless Mouse
  • Corsair HS70 Wireless Headset

Note: Windows works fine, no issues


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