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On Topic / Re: Some questions for Virtual Box users
« Last post by Moltke on Today at 12:17:01 AM »
I use VirtualBox(for a Windows VM only, for Linux distros I use QEMU), but have never used the feature you mention, however, the manual has some info you might find helpful. https://www.virtualbox.org/manual/ch07.html
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Installing Linux Lite / Re: New To Linux, Installation Problem
« Last post by firenice03 on August 03, 2021, 10:18:32 PM »
@bungelow_ed

1st - Check BIOS, assuming you BIOS matches what I find..
Under Boot Sequence - If 'Windows Boot Manager' is still default - change to LL or Ubuntu (maybe named).
Save and Reboot to confirm....

2nd - If LL still doesnt load.. lets see what's configured...
If you can boot to Windows OR boot the Live media (created LL install USB/CD)..
*How did you create the install media? where downloaded and/or tool to create..

I want to see the partitions mainly.. you can screenshot (see welcome message on how = imgur.com)...
or copy and pasting can work too.

If from LL: in the terminal. I expect to see the "local" aka USB and the "internal" disk.
Code: [Select]
lsblk

If the CLI is troublesome - launching gparted (select the internal - upper right corner is a drop down) *live shouldnt prompt for password... (will need to post pics)
Launching 'disks' may give me some idea...


If you're in Windows - looking for 'Disk Management'  (in Computer Management)


Basically looking for the partitions and how configured.
I expect to see a root partition showing LL was installed.
Typically a /boot partition and maybe a swap ... If you dont have either not a huge deal. ...


BUT as you know Windows could have a few partitions of its own and only 4 primary can be configured on a disk - perhaps / (root) is on an extended or something.. and sizing. -- An idea of what I'm looking to clarify...






If all checks out - we may try a reinstall...


Again thru 'Something Else' and we can format and modify the disk as needed...


but let see what we have to work with :)



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Installing Linux Lite / Re: New To Linux, Installation Problem
« Last post by bungelow_ed on August 03, 2021, 08:43:16 PM »


Sorry - so both OS's are on the same BIOS...
You could have UEFI Windows and Legacy BIOS for LL - One would have to flip BIOS to match which to boot...


So far so good.
Was the external drive attached during install - thinking out loud - what if installed to it and now not attached... long shot  ;)

Good question.  I disconnected the external drive and rebooted.  I got the following: No bootable devices found. F1 to retry. F2 for setup utility. F5 to run onboard diagnostics.
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Installing Linux Lite / Re: New To Linux, Installation Problem
« Last post by firenice03 on August 03, 2021, 08:09:33 PM »

I did make the changes above before installation.  Not sure what you mean by "same format."  Can you elaborate?



Sorry - so both OS's are on the same BIOS...
You could have UEFI Windows and Legacy BIOS for LL - One would have to flip BIOS to match which to boot...


So far so good.
Was the external drive attached during install - thinking out loud - what if installed to it and now not attached... long shot  ;)



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Installing Linux Lite / Re: New To Linux, Installation Problem
« Last post by bungelow_ed on August 03, 2021, 07:55:28 PM »
@bungelow_ed

I merged your 2 topics as they are the same and moved to Installing Linux Lite :)
Can you walk us thru your method of install?

I assume you chose 'Along Side Windows' or did you use 'Something Else'?


Do you recall the partitions created (Root, Boot, or SWAP etc etc..) 

Is this a UEFI or Legacy BIOS (UEFI Off) install? SecureBoot enabled?

Was FastBoot disabled in Windows?

I assume you didn't make any changes to BIOS - so both LL and Windows are in the same format?

*Can you go into BIOS and near boot order - ensure of LL/Ubuntu is selected - also if you choose Windows will windows boot?


I'll look up your model for any possible gotchyas -- Optiplex which model?

@firenice03

I chose "Something Else", as I understood the documentation to indicate that was the proper choice for a dual-boot.

No new partitions were created.  The only HDD changes were to shrink the C:\ in order for LL to have space to partition and install.

UEFI is ON, Legacy BIOS is OFF.  Though, there is an option to ENABLE Legacy Option ROMs to load which is also checked.

Secure Boot is DISABLED.

Fast Boot, I am not sure of status.  I unable to check and I don't recall seeing any instruction in the install doc.

I did make the changes above before installation.  Not sure what you mean by "same format."  Can you elaborate?

Some additional system information that might be of help.  It is a Dell OptiPlex 9030 AIO.  There are two drives; a 500GB SSD and a 5TB WD external.  There is also an external DVD.


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Installing Linux Lite / Re: New To Linux, Installation Problem
« Last post by firenice03 on August 03, 2021, 07:14:01 PM »
@bungelow_ed

I merged your 2 topics as they are the same and moved to Installing Linux Lite :)
Can you walk us thru your method of install?

I assume you chose 'Along Side Windows' or did you use 'Something Else'?


Do you recall the partitions created (Root, Boot, or SWAP etc etc..) 

Is this a UEFI or Legacy BIOS (UEFI Off) install? SecureBoot enabled?

Was FastBoot disabled in Windows?

I assume you didn't make any changes to BIOS - so both LL and Windows are in the same format?

*Can you go into BIOS and near boot order - ensure of LL/Ubuntu is selected - also if you choose Windows will windows boot?


I'll look up your model for any possible gotchyas -- Optiplex which model?
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On Topic / Re: Some questions for Virtual Box users
« Last post by firenice03 on August 03, 2021, 06:55:47 PM »
@trinidad


I use VBox heavily..
With many systems running in mine thou not all at once.


I have Windows Servers; Ubuntu and derivatives (LL too) RHEL/CentOS and OVA's....
*This bigger VB host does run on Windows (my last).. But I do run VB on Linux too, usually smaller instances....


With this bigger; I don't have them connect to the internet, but they all are on a 10.x.x.x network and can see one another and participate in some fashion to the AD network I have...


For the Guests; most Linux server OS have SSH installed, else I install... From my host (192.168.x.x) I can SSH (putty/powershell) to them directly. I'll SCP from time to time... BUT if you install the VB Addons... You can set up shared folders from host to guests and can it have auto mount. This works nicely when sharing to masses. I assume SFTP should work in the same fashion...


I haven't done X11 forwarding as the console isn't terrible and I use the CLI most often. VB (via additions) can enable drag and drop between host/guest though I haven't tried in a GUI/GUI...


VB is pretty robust for a free Hypervisor :)
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Installing Linux Lite / Re: New To Linux, Installation Problem
« Last post by bungelow_ed on August 03, 2021, 06:38:05 PM »
By way of introduction, I am new to both Linux and the Linux Lite Forum.  Just did a dual boot installation from USB on an OptiPlex AIO, Windows 10 and Linux Lite.  Install seemed to go well until the reboot.  The boot stopped at what I assume is the GNU Grub console?  The screen is text with the following: grub> _.  If I type help a list of commands scrolls on the screen.

My impression is that it is at Grub is not loading properly, into the dual boot menu, and that the solution might be to repair the installtion or work around Grub to reinstall Windows and try another Linux Lite install.  Any help, guidance, advice would be deeply appreciated.  The PC is useless in this state.
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On Topic / Some questions for Virtual Box users
« Last post by trinidad on August 03, 2021, 11:21:09 AM »
I do not use VB and I am curious as to how difficult it may be to use SSH to display a running Vbox system remotely, and to configure SFTP between its host and the remote system it is displayed on. With gnome boxes I can display a running OS in gnome boxes remotely using SSH X11 forwarding and SFTP to both the host and the remote system it is displayed on from the OS running in gnome boxes and use remmina and/or Thunar bookmarks. File transfer is a breeze, and the whole thing is easy to set up and gives me SFTP between all three systems. Is SSH easily configurable for such a setup in Vbox? With gnome boxes it's a breeze.

My setup is a Debian 10.9 host with gnome boxes, spice tools, and open SSH client and server ( I can SSH both directions) installed. In boxes I run either Linux Lite 5.x or Bunsen Labs. From my permanent LL 5.x desktop with open SSH client and server installed I can SSH X11 forward gnome boxes to my desktop display there and move files back and forth between the two allowing me to experiment with the virtualized LL 5.x system without harming my permanent installation of Linux Lite, all the while using the CPU power and RAM of my host system and being able to transfer files back and forth from my host as well. This is quite a convenience. I just wonder how difficult this would be to achieve with Vbox?

TC 
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Installing Linux Lite / Re: New To Linux, Installation Problem
« Last post by bungelow_ed on August 02, 2021, 11:25:30 PM »
@bungelow_ed
What options/text is on the grub screen.
This can be part of the normal boot process.
The top entry should say Linux Lite and version...
It could say Ubuntu as well.

After so many seconds it should boot to the desktop...

Thanks for responding to my plea for help. There are no options, just the following

GNU GRUB version 2.04
Minima1 BASH-like line editing is supportted. For the first word, TAB lists possible cammand completions.  Anywhere else the TAB lists possible device or file completions.

grub> _

I tried booting my Windows 10 recovery.  GRUB seems to load first preventing me from reverting to a Windows only environment.

Thanks Again.
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