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OK so I worked it out in the end. I hadn't mounted boot when I installed the system. Redone it from scratch now and all going fine. 6 hours of my life I won't get back but loving it all, learning tons as I go along.


Taking your questions in order: almost certainly, yes but I can't gaurantee no difficulty, probably low but yes. Obviously there is the issue of driver support for the new machine's hardware. You'll need to figure that out. Therefore if this is very important I think a safer solution would be to clone the hard drive to another physical disk with a tool ...


All this simply because somebody didn't fully implement the UEFI specification. All you have to do is boot a live system and: sudo mount -U <UUID of your ESP> /mnt sudo mkdir /mnt/EFI/BOOT sudo cp -v /mnt/boot/<your-vendor>/grubx64.efi /mnt/EFI/BOOT/ and then shutdown, remove the live system and reboot. More info about the path used can be ...


I found the answer in the link kindly supplied by richard above in the comments. Basically I had to do go into BIOS and disable 'Secure Boot', then enable 'Legacy Boot'. After this, the steps outlined in my question worked. Thanks.


Is this for testing/developments puposes or a production system? How many HD do you have? Are they the same? If it is for non production, than you can give Oracle one partition from each HD. If you can spare some disks you can create a few Gigabytes of TMP partition on another HD. If not, then it's OK as well. No real need to assign a specific partition to ...


You can use a software (rufus, uui etc) for starters. This software will "burn" the iso file on the disk creating some sort of simulation to an actual OS CD. Then, you restart the computer and press a key to take you to booting options. On the menu there, you change the preferences to boot from the disk containing the iso file and continue the booting ...

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