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Re: new laptop... UEFI & Secure Boot...
« Reply #60 on: January 24, 2016, 08:50:00 pm »
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The backup GPT table is not at the end of the disk, as it should be.  This might mean that another operating system believes the disk is smaller.  Fix, by moving the backup to the end (and removing the old backup)?

sda5 and sda6 being deleted as I type, now finished... but getting this error again? 

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/dev/sdb contains GPT signatures, indicating that it has a GPT table.  However, it does not have a valid fake msdos partition table, as it should.  Perhaps it was corrupted -- possibly by a program that doesn't understand GPT partition tables.  Or perhaps you deleted the GPT table, and are now using an msdos partition table.  Is this a GPT partition table?

dunno if i should say yes or no to this second query? i chose ignore on the first... I chose NO

now upon the beginning of installation I'm asked something I was NOT asked first & second times around

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 The Installer has detected that the following disks have mounted partitions:
/dev/sdc
do you want to try to unmount? ... ... ...


sheesh... my putzing about seems to indicate that I say yes... so here I go... 
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Re: new laptop... UEFI & Secure Boot...
« Reply #61 on: January 24, 2016, 09:42:46 pm »
Yeah this warning:
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/dev/sdb contains GPT signatures, indicating that it has a GPT table.  However, it does not have a valid fake msdos partition table, as it should.  Perhaps it was corrupted -- possibly by a program that doesn't understand GPT partition tables.  Or perhaps you deleted the GPT table, and are now using an msdos partition table.  Is this a GPT partition table?
is about the USB stick .. it's normal for Gparted to show this message, and should be ignored whenever it displays.
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Re: new laptop... UEFI & Secure Boot...
« Reply #62 on: January 24, 2016, 09:45:02 pm »
I have no idea where this one is comming from:
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 The Installer has detected that the following disks have mounted partitions:
/dev/sdc
do you want to try to unmount? ... ... ...
But as you really only need the USB stick (sdb) and the HDD (sda), I'd have gone with letting it unmount it too ;)

Have you got another USB stick attached ?
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Re: new laptop... UEFI & Secure Boot...
« Reply #63 on: January 24, 2016, 10:14:39 pm »
I'm sorta feeling like an absolute beginner here, no no other USB stick installed, but i did leave an SD card inserted... now have to remember to do the nomodeset to get past the NVidia screen
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Re: new laptop... UEFI & Secure Boot...
« Reply #64 on: January 24, 2016, 10:16:14 pm »
yippie... thank you for your extreme patience PCNetSpec... :-*
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Re: new ASUS laptop... UEFI & Secure Boot... [SOLVED]
« Reply #65 on: January 24, 2016, 10:19:58 pm »
Nice one .. glad you got it going Spence :)

... and you're most welcome :)
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Re: new ASUS laptop... UEFI & Secure Boot... [SOLVED]
« Reply #66 on: January 24, 2016, 10:27:05 pm »
now need to recollect how to make nomodeset a permanent part of boot, will log back into old forums to use your advice from there... sleep well my good PCNetSpec
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Re: new ASUS laptop... UEFI & Secure Boot... [SOLVED]
« Reply #67 on: January 24, 2016, 10:53:34 pm »
Run:
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sudo gedit /etc/default/grub
change the line
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GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet splash"
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GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet splash nomodeset"
SAVE the file and exit gedit

Back in the terminal run:
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sudo update-grub
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Re: new ASUS laptop... UEFI & Secure Boot... [SOLVED]
« Reply #68 on: January 25, 2016, 12:41:40 am »
cool, 60 second reboot...  you're up late my good man?
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Re: new ASUS laptop... UEFI & Secure Boot... [SOLVED]
« Reply #69 on: January 25, 2016, 07:07:51 am »
Want a fast boot ?

Your new PC is capable of booting in around 10 seconds (or less)  .. the bottleneck is the HDD, so replace it with an SSD and you'll be astounded at the difference.
(it'll also extend battery life, and be WAY less prone to damage by shock .. heck you can damage an HDD just by moving the PC whilst it's on)

Once you've used an SSD you'll *never* go back to an HDD .. I'll guarantee you that ;)



Might be a good idea to get your Windows key from the BIOS .. if things go wrong (say an HDD failure) you'll need that to reinstall Windows for free

Run:
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sudo hd /sys/firmware/acpi/tables/MSDM
and your Windows key will be in the output on the right

something like this
XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX

Do NOT post it here (in public) .. if you're having problems working out which bit is your key, send me the output  via personal message and I'll tell you what it is.

As long as you know that key, you can always install Windows for free, perfectly legitimately, and downloaded directly from Microsoft themselves.

Theoretically you can get that key at any time with a LiveCD/LiveUSB but I always feel more comfortable having it written down somewhere .. and since Microsoft decided to save about 5 cents per license by no longer having a sticker.....
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Re: new ASUS laptop... UEFI & Secure Boot... [SOLVED]
« Reply #70 on: January 25, 2016, 03:33:06 pm »
as i posted (then deleted a few minutes ago) I'm already pushing my dollar limits with this purchase as it is...

ummmmmmm prices have certainly dropped on SSDs since the last time i checked amazon.com.... ... ...  you may regret tossing me a new wrench with which to mess with ;~)
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Re: new ASUS laptop... UEFI & Secure Boot... [SOLVED]
« Reply #71 on: January 25, 2016, 06:00:01 pm »
as i posted (then deleted a few minutes ago) I'm already pushing my dollar limits with this purchase as it is...

ummmmmmm prices have certainly dropped on SSDs since the last time i checked amazon.com.... ... ...  you may regret tossing me a new wrench with which to mess with ;~)
Checkout the prices at: www.newegg.com.  It's unbelievable how much SSDs have dropped in price  :o.
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Re: new ASUS laptop... UEFI & Secure Boot... [SOLVED]
« Reply #72 on: January 26, 2016, 12:30:33 pm »

as i posted (then deleted a few minutes ago) I'm already pushing my dollar limits with this purchase as it is...

ummmmmmm It's unbelievable how much SSDs have dropped in price  :o.[/size]

Prices have indeed fallen Andy, but I think I've worn my "need a new computer frenzy" down to my very last nerve.... Yesterday I packed the ASUS up and headed back to Best Buy. Their SSD's were also nicely priced, so there were a few moments of hesitation. In the end, even w/ nearly half price I had haggled initially for an open box return, the cost of the new SSD and Best Buy's install fees pushed it well past other laptops which might suit my needs better...

Waited patiently behind three elderly ladies paying astronomical amounts to have mundane things fixed..... I kept reminding myself... "I have six working computers languishing at home which collectively cost more than everything on the new laptop display table" (back in their day) and so I decided to return the ASUS once again to the open box table...

My thanks to everyone who's last nerve I may also have worked with my n00b like putzing about... along with my apologies. During the short time it was here, I learned that I no longer want a massive machine. It was heavy and uncomfortable on my lap here on the couch. The keyboard layout was just different enough that I was once again hunting for familiar keys. Mostly though, I satisfied my drooling over the ASUS Republic of Gamers line., and learned more than a few things about myself along the way...  or perhaps was reminded, seeing as I tend to forget things quickly anymore


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