Following these instructions exactly:
- https://ubuntu-mate.community/t/inst...lse-method/651 to partition a 1TB SSD and install Ubuntu-Mate off a live USB.
My partitioning is different than the instructions as follows(also see attached image)
1 esp 550MiB 2 root 40 GB 3 home 640 GB 4 swap 128GB
At the blinking cursor, I can either ALT-F4 to boot to UEFI or ESC and I (capital
i) or continue to boot to my 2nd SSD with a Windows 10 install.
If I try holding the SHIFT key on reboot I instead see capital GRUB with a blinking cursor on a black screen.
Hitting RETURN takes me to my 2nd SSD with a Win 10 install.
The only change I have made to my UEFI is to disable FastBoot.
Next I tried Boot Repair from a live USB, and attempted to reinstall my grub, but for some reason it did not 'see' my ESP at
sda2 which is my root partition.
So, probably a mistake, I let it go ahead and install grub in
After rebooting, same result, blinking cursor.
Next I relaunched
gparted from a live USB and reexamined my partitions.
Now I was seeing an error icon on my ESP at
sda1, saying it wasn't recognized because I was missing certain files (see attached esp_warning).
I am also getting a warning whenever launching
gparted about a discrepancy between Linux and the driver descriptor in regards to physical block size. (attached LibParted_warning)
Question> For my GPT partitioned drive, does it matter what partition flag I have set for my ESP? It was set to 'boot', then I tried 'bios-grub' but neither worked. Results of boot-repair here http://paste.ubuntu.com/23750353/
The Boot Repair results DO seem to indicate a few things wrong. I assume that reinstalling grub with Boot repair AFTER setting my ESP flag to bios-grub may be part of the reason?
And before anyone comments on my swap size
1- storage is relatively cheap.
2- I use my Linux PC primarily for particle simulations in Houdini and got some feedback from Linux-Houdini experts a lot more knowledgeable than I
3- If after several months of use I discover I rarely use that amount, I assume I can easily increase my home partition and reduce swap.
I realize this is a long post but trying to include as much information as possible.