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Well, after all of this, I decided to just re-install it. No LVM; minimum install; erase and install new; no updates as you go;  I kept it as simple and minimalist as the settings allowed.  I made sure the externally mounted SD card was not inserted. This unit comes with a 64GB internal soldered down eMMC (https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/MultiMediaCard#eMMC). Anyway, now it acts & boots normally. Problem solved! Thanks to all! ~ PAA
https://www.amazon.com/gp/customer-reviews/R26KHPG6842D9X

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What looks wrong about this is the boot order list; there's no CD/DVD drive in it, or connected to it, and the SD card (with no exe on it; its just pics and plain text files) is all there is beyond the internal eMMC. Plus I just removed the SD card and booted again; same results as follows. (Also, trackpad issue resolved).
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paulandrewanderson@AsusVivoBook ~ $ ls /sys/firmware/efi/
config_table  esrt              fw_vendor  runtime-map  vars
efivars       fw_platform_size  runtime    systab

paulandrewanderson@AsusVivoBook ~ $ sudo efibootmgr -v
[sudo] password for paulandrewanderson:
BootCurrent: 0000
Timeout: 2 seconds
BootOrder: 0000,0001,0002,0003
Boot0000* ubuntu   HD(1,GPT,b6c0e9cb-604d-4557-a4fa-9bc0774b3c58,0x800,0x100000)/File(\EFI\UBUNTU\SHIMX64.EFI)
Boot0001* UEFI:CD/DVD Drive   BBS(129,,0x0)
Boot0002* UEFI:Removable Device   BBS(130,,0x0)
Boot0003* UEFI:Network Device   BBS(131,,0x0)

paulandrewanderson@AsusVivoBook ~ $ sudo fdisk -l
Disk /dev/mmcblk0: 58.2 GiB, 62537072640 bytes, 122142720 sectors
Units: sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
Disklabel type: gpt
Disk identifier: E10EEBE3-3642-42BE-90AA-1B826CC4D4F7

Device           Start       End   Sectors  Size Type
/dev/mmcblk0p1    2048   1050623   1048576  512M EFI System
/dev/mmcblk0p2 1050624 122140671 121090048 57.8G Linux LVM

Disk /dev/mapper/peppermint--vg-root: 56.8 GiB, 60968402944 bytes, 119078912 sectors
Units: sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes

Disk /dev/mapper/peppermint--vg-swap_1: 980 MiB, 1027604480 bytes, 2007040 sectors
Units: sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes

Disk /dev/sda: 29.3 GiB, 31440502784 bytes, 61407232 sectors
Units: sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
Disklabel type: dos
Disk identifier: 0xf3e81859

Device     Boot Start      End  Sectors  Size Id Type
/dev/sda1        2048 61407231 61405184 29.3G  c W95 FAT32 (LBA)

paulandrewanderson@AsusVivoBook ~ $ blkid
/dev/mmcblk0p1: UUID="B567-5AC9" TYPE="vfat" PARTLABEL="EFI System Partition" PARTUUID="b6c0e9cb-604d-4557-a4fa-9bc0774b3c58"
/dev/mmcblk0p2: UUID="umX6zQ-hUn5-OYmJ-lh0W-VetQ-CM5Q-raHF0X" TYPE="LVM2_member" PARTUUID="5d7c46f0-66b8-467c-b34d-37415c752ba6"
/dev/mapper/peppermint--vg-root: UUID="bf7866e2-36ea-4e29-9c25-5992d9e4de27" TYPE="ext4"
/dev/mapper/peppermint--vg-swap_1: UUID="3b341cba-e118-4912-a0fa-25fc3ad04ba2" TYPE="swap"
paulandrewanderson@AsusVivoBook ~ $
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Reading about P-10 being released, I wanted to switch back. I began with Peppermint 9 on my Asus Vivobook E203MA (I wiped Win-10-C from it immediately after purchase), then after awhile, I went with Mint 19.1-C. It's what I use on my NUC-PC. But I really like Peppermint too (too many great Distros to choose from), so I burned the P-10 ISO (via K3b) and installed it, erasing everything during install, to have a fresh install of P-10 only. I do not like dual booting; never done it, probably never will.
However, now -- and for the first time ever of all the times I've done this -- the GNU GRUB window launches at boot, with "The highlighted entry will be executed automatically in 30 seconds." Then it boots! And I know; I can hit "enter" and it will launch, but why do that? It only has one operating system on it; P-10, but it reacts like it has more to choose from, like with a dual boot. I've never had this happen before. And I do not know what more info to share with everyone for an answer, so if anyone needs more data, let me know what/how.

Also, I'm having issues with the trackpad; the Settings Panel only mentions keyboard, and in there's nothing about it. All drivers are installed; no proprietary's showed up. Do not recall having such an issue with P-9.

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And I'm new to this forum so this is also a test posting to see how it all works. I'm on my Asus right now, in the star of all coffee shops. I posted about it here:
https://www.amazon.com/gp/customer-reviews/R26KHPG6842D9X

PS: the new captcha method is fun.

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