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Reformat Reinstall on Touchsmart M6
« on: October 15, 2018, 10:35:48 pm »
I just reformatted the drive because the Crashes that I have talked about were getting to be too much.

When I reformatted I didnít see an issue seeing as Peppermint originally installed so well along side Windows.

Now I have attempted to install three times and it fails at installing the shim for UEFI and Grub. The Secure Boot IS disabled. Because the shim won't install then there really is not a boot loader. Right now the computer doesn't recognize an operating system period all for that reason.

This is my 64 bit HP Touchsmart M6.

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Re: Reformat Reinstall on Touchsmart M6
« Reply #1 on: October 16, 2018, 12:33:36 am »
Hi Brotherred. Sorry to hear you are still having problems. What's a shim? Are you still trying to dual boot with Windows?
What was I thinking?

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Re: Reformat Reinstall on Touchsmart M6
« Reply #2 on: October 16, 2018, 01:38:50 am »
Here's the Ubuntu wiki on Secure boot.
https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UEFI/SecureBoot

No ironically I decided to wipe out windows this time and that seems to be a serious problem.


[Edited to quote the paragraphs specific to the fellow member's Shim question]

"The user upgrades an UEFI-enabled Ubuntu system to a new release where the system requires third-party drivers

On upgrade, the shim and shim-signed packages are upgraded. The shim-signed package's post-install tasks proceeds to generate a new MOK, and prompts the user for a password that is clearly mentioned as being required once the upgrade process is completed and the system rebooted.

During the upgrade, the kernel packages and third-party modules are upgraded. Third-party modules are rebuilt for the new kernels and their post-build process proceeds to automatically sign them with the MOK."
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Re: Reformat Reinstall on Touchsmart M6
« Reply #3 on: October 16, 2018, 01:48:43 am »
When I was dual booting *Peppermint* never asked for the boot password. Now in an installation where I do have encryption enabled, the shim fails to install.

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Re: Reformat Reinstall on Touchsmart M6
« Reply #4 on: October 16, 2018, 10:54:42 am »
Which version/architecture of Peppermint ?

From the LiveDVD/LiveUSB, what's the output from:
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sudo fdisk -l
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Re: Reformat Reinstall on Touchsmart M6
« Reply #5 on: October 16, 2018, 05:10:53 pm »
This is version 9. Apologies for not mentioning that in the OP.

I will do fdisk when I get home tonight.

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Re: Reformat Reinstall on Touchsmart M6
« Reply #6 on: October 16, 2018, 07:06:11 pm »
Peppermint 9 64bit ?
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Re: Reformat Reinstall on Touchsmart M6
« Reply #7 on: October 16, 2018, 07:12:04 pm »
Yes. Peppermint 9 64 bit.
I don't really use my 32 bit Laptop anymore since I have the M6.

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Re: Reformat Reinstall on Touchsmart M6
« Reply #8 on: October 16, 2018, 08:49:47 pm »
I've been reading about efi's and shims etc. Good God! This stuff is way beyond my knowledge base.
What was I thinking?

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Re: Reformat Reinstall on Touchsmart M6
« Reply #9 on: October 17, 2018, 12:21:26 am »
I've been reading about efi's and shims etc. Good God! This stuff is way beyond my knowledge base.
Yeah no kidding. I have been reading about them at an overview level for years, since secure boot became a thing. I literally have no idea.

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Re: Reformat Reinstall on Touchsmart M6
« Reply #10 on: October 17, 2018, 02:11:30 am »
fdisk -l
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$ sudo fdisk -l
Disk /dev/loop0: 1.3 GiB, 1374683136 bytes, 2684928 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: 0x748cf612

Device       Boot Start     End Sectors  Size Id Type
/dev/loop0p1 *        0 2684927 2684928  1.3G  0 Empty
/dev/loop0p2        924    5595    4672  2.3M ef EFI (FAT-12/16/32)


Disk /dev/loop1: 1.2 GiB, 1286332416 bytes, 2512368 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: 698.7 GiB, 750156374016 bytes, 1465149168 sectors
Units: sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 4096 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 4096 bytes / 4096 bytes
Disklabel type: gpt
Disk identifier: 4F48FC7B-677F-432D-9057-BD7C8CC922FB

Device          Start        End   Sectors   Size Type
/dev/sda8        2048  869658297 869656250 414.7G Linux filesystem
/dev/sda9   869658624 1076146175 206487552  98.5G Linux filesystem
/dev/sda10 1076146176 1457606655 381460480 181.9G Linux filesystem
/dev/sda11 1457606656 1459367935   1761280   860M Linux filesystem
/dev/sda12 1459367936 1465147391   5779456   2.8G Linux swap


Disk /dev/sdb: 59.7 GiB, 64067993600 bytes, 125132800 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: 0x0001888b

Device     Boot Start       End   Sectors  Size Id Type
/dev/sdb1  *     2048 125132799 125130752 59.7G  b W95 FAT32


Disk /dev/zram0: 645.7 MiB, 677076992 bytes, 165302 sectors
Units: sectors of 1 * 4096 = 4096 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 4096 bytes / 4096 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 4096 bytes / 4096 bytes


Disk /dev/zram1: 645.7 MiB, 677076992 bytes, 165302 sectors
Units: sectors of 1 * 4096 = 4096 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 4096 bytes / 4096 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 4096 bytes / 4096 bytes


Disk /dev/zram2: 645.7 MiB, 677076992 bytes, 165302 sectors
Units: sectors of 1 * 4096 = 4096 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 4096 bytes / 4096 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 4096 bytes / 4096 bytes


Disk /dev/zram3: 645.7 MiB, 677076992 bytes, 165302 sectors
Units: sectors of 1 * 4096 = 4096 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 4096 bytes / 4096 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 4096 bytes / 4096 bytes

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Re: Reformat Reinstall on Touchsmart M6
« Reply #11 on: October 17, 2018, 03:43:41 pm »
Is this a UEFI system .. because you currently have no FAT32 ESP partition for the UEFI bootloader(s).
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Re: Reformat Reinstall on Touchsmart M6
« Reply #12 on: October 17, 2018, 04:50:01 pm »
That would be what is up then. I literally know nothing about it.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/EFI_system_partition

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Re: Reformat Reinstall on Touchsmart M6
« Reply #13 on: October 17, 2018, 05:47:07 pm »
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Re: Reformat Reinstall on Touchsmart M6
« Reply #14 on: October 17, 2018, 06:34:29 pm »
Is there a question in there ?

Just use Gparted to create say a 512MB FAT32 Partition .. then set that partition as an ESP partition under "Manage Flags" (when you choose ESP under manage flags, the BOOT flag will also automatically get set).

Now you'll either have to manually install GRUB, or reinstall.
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