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Installed but not booting
« on: June 21, 2019, 11:05:49 AM »
 

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Hi there, (I'm using my main PC desktop right now and my issue is with installing Linux Lite on my secondary laptop)
I've been searching online for some time now trying to get a fix to this issue but the fixes I have found seem to be quite particular to other user's circumstances and aren't helping me.
I'm not a techie.

My situation:
running an ASUS E402SA (Intel Celeron N3050, 2GB RAM, 32GB HDD)

Windows became unworkable on it so i decided to replace windows 10 with linux lite. I created the linux lite bootable USB. I booted from that USB (tweaking the BIOS - Secure Boot Control from enabled to disabled, Fast Boot from enabled to disabled, Launch CSM from disabled to enabled). That all worked. Once i was live i used the Install function and chose the option to erase my hard drive and install linux lite. Once the install was complete i restarted the computer (the USB was still in) and the computer booted from the USB again. So i turned the computer off, took out the USB and turned on the computer but it just went straight to BIOS. Looking at the boot options in the BIOS settings i found there were no boot options, so it seems like BIOS isn't recognizing the hard drive with Linux Lite on it.

I restored the BIOS to default, then booted back into BIOS and still it did not recognize any bootable HDD. If the USB is connected then the BIOS does detect that as a bootable device, but not the HDD.

When i boot from the USB and use Linux Lite Live, i can see my 32GB 'volume' on the desktop and see that it has Linux Lite installed on it.

I ran (from the Live environment) Boot Repair (using the Help Manual) but that didn't help anything. my BootInfo report is here - http://paste.ubuntu.com/p/27M39X9wPr/
I think it is looking at my USB not my HDD. Line 186 says
1 disks with OS, 1 OS : 1 Linux, 0 MacOS, 0 Windows, 0 unknown type OS.

I'm not very techie so don't want to mess around too much in unfamiliar territory. Any help/advice greatly appreciated.

Cheers
Daniel



Last Edit: June 23, 2019, 10:10:27 PM by D_Blaze
 


Re: Installed but not booting
« Reply #1 on: June 21, 2019, 11:16:25 AM »
 

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apologies I've posted this in the wrong sub-forum. I have now added it the correct one (installing Linux Lite).
Cheers
Daniel
 

Re: Installed but not booting
« Reply #2 on: June 23, 2019, 01:34:25 PM »
 

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Hi,

Since you are able to boot from USB, booting from SSD should work.
First tough, and Linux veterans can correct be if I'm wrong, woudl be that the SSD could have stayed in "GPT / UEFI" instead of "MS-dos / MBR" (?).
From the Live install, go to the diskmanagement software (I use GParted) and from the menu I would erase everything and "repartition" in basic "MS-DOS" (MBR) format.
And try install again (be on lookout in install logs for GRUB errors).

If all else fails, using the Linux Lite UEFI build ISO available in the forums, putting that on USB and installing from there could be a solution.
(you could have to but back the BIOS to it's original configuration though ;) )

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Re: Installed but not booting
« Reply #3 on: June 23, 2019, 10:09:57 PM »
 

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Hey TheDead,
Yes i ended up using the UEFI iso version Jerry pointed me to (in the other forum). All good. Your solution also makes sense but I haven't needed to go down that road, as all working now
 
Thank you
Daniel
 

Re: Installed but not booting
« Reply #4 on: June 24, 2019, 11:54:14 AM »
 

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Glad everything worked out for you. :D

Enjoy the Linux Lite ride!
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