dual booting an HP laptop,4gb ram,intel i3 6006.Windows 10 and ubuntu dual boot, each time i install ubuntu “something else” option in installation

I am installing ubuntu on HP laptop with windows 10 preinstalled . Each time i install ubuntu on a partition the grub is not installing i386 file in /boot/grub folder which causes error as grub searches for that file and run into grub rescue at each boot , hence i cannot boot into ubuntu nor windows , i manually added the file by live usb but failed to make grub config for such changes . My partition show (hd,msdos6) as root . grub is installed on root partition. Grub never installs the i386 file and this file can be found in /usr/lib/grub .

Are the partitions totally separate when using dual boot?

I currently have a PC with Windows 10 and a 1 TB SSD. I’m planning on partitioning the disk and installing Ubuntu on the other partition, so that I can have dual boot. My question is; are the partitions totally separate? Meaning that if I’m running my PC with Windows on partition A, do I have access to the files stored on partition B where Ubuntu is installed? And likewise, say I create a .java file for work while working on Ubuntu on partition B, can I store this file on partition A and have access to this no matter which OS I’m currently on?

Will it matter where my files (not OS) are stored, so I should consider this when choosing the size of my partitions?

Ubuntu 19.04 Installer Will not Recognize Win 10 for Dual Boot Install

Im new to Linux and know almost nothing about bootloaders and BIOS. Im trying to install Ubuntu 19.04 on my win10 machine, but after 7 hours have been unable to install, as Ubuntu will not recognize that win10 exists on the filesystem and will only allow the Erase option.

I have gone into the BIOS and played with every combination of settings that have been mentioned on several guides/questions relating to this problem

What im Trying to install: Ubuntu 19.04 from a USB drive (called Ubuntu amdx64)

What im trying to install on: Windows 10 version 1903 Build 18362.388

I formatted the drive with Rufus using both of the following settings Rufus settings 1 Rufus settings 2

Things that have been done since I started: Disabled Fast Boot Disabled Fast Startup in Win10 Made sure C: drive was error free and ran chkdsk

I have performed any combination of:

Enable/Disabled CSM Enable/Disabled Secure Boot, as well as loading/unloading dbs Enable/Disable Windows UEFI booting (Switching between Windows UEFI and “Other OS”) Changed bios load order

Here are my system specs My machine info

As noted i have looked through several guides but still i cant make them coexist at all.

Thank you for any and all responses

EDITS: changed out machine info screenshot as it did not load properly

Dual boot laptop having blank screen only when booting into ubuntu 18.04

This is a really peculiar case that I have, so I’m going to write out as many details as I could.

I use an asus laptop with graphic card nvidia 960m. I installed windows 10 in my ssd drive and ubuntu 18.04 in hdd, using grub to manage my booting options.

When I use windows 10 everything works fine. If I boot into ubuntu, use it and shut it down, then the next time I press the power button, the power button would light up, and the fans would start to rotate, but the screen wouldn’t show up anything, not even asus logo, let alone the grub. The same thing will happen again even if I force shutdown and press the power button again. I can’t even get into bios.

The temporary solution I found is very strange: When I shutdown ubuntu, I close my screen lid and open it up, then press the power button. This blank screen issue would be gone and the grub will show up, then after choosing the system I want to use I could boot successfully… this time. I have to force shutdown and perform the rather stupid solution every time I get this blank screen, but it just doesn’t happen when I shutdown from windows.

I have tried to purge and reinstall grub, purge and install nvidia driver 435, use nouveau.modeset=0, boot-repair. I still couldn’t solve the problem. So I’m not sure where the problem is. It might not be the graphic card driver that cause the problem at all, judging from the simple solution I found. Then again I couldn’t find the cause. The hardware might not be the problem because when I shutdown from windows 10 I wouldn’t get blank screen the next time I press the power button.

I hope there’s someone who can identify the problem. Thanks for reading this long post.

Ubuntu (18.04) and Windows 10 dual boot, still no grub after bcdedit?

I follow online instruction of dual boot installation (https://itsfoss.com/install-ubuntu-1404-dual-boot-mode-windows-8-81-uefi/). I don’t see the grub menu after restarting, so I run the following command.

bcdedit /set "{bootmgr}" path \EFI\ubuntu\grubx64.efi 

Still, grub menu doesn’t show up. This is the output of firmware list.

C:\WINDOWS\system32>bcdedit /enum firmware  Firmware Boot Manager --------------------- identifier              {fwbootmgr} displayorder            {bootmgr}                         {50c9cf6a-342b-11e6-9bc2-806e6f6e6963}                         {54105881-342c-11e6-9bc4-902b3437cf9f}                         {de81aff9-3432-11e6-aa8c-a9c6ab883861}                         {de81aff6-3432-11e6-aa8c-a9c6ab883861} timeout                 2  Windows Boot Manager -------------------- identifier              {bootmgr} device                  partition=\Device\HarddiskVolume2 path                    \EFI\ubuntu\grubx64.efi description             Windows Boot Manager locale                  en-US inherit                 {globalsettings} flightsigning           Yes default                 {current} resumeobject            {385bbc4f-b349-11e9-adc8-8f2df3855239} displayorder            {current} toolsdisplayorder       {memdiag} timeout                 30  Firmware Application (101fffff) ------------------------------- identifier              {50c9cf6a-342b-11e6-9bc2-806e6f6e6963} device                  partition=\Device\HarddiskVolume2 path                    \EFI\BOOT\BOOTX64.EFI description             UEFI: Hard Drive  Firmware Application (101fffff) ------------------------------- identifier              {54105881-342c-11e6-9bc4-902b3437cf9f} device                  partition=\Device\HarddiskVolume9 path                    \EFI\BOOT\BOOTX64.EFI description             UEFI: Hard Drive  Firmware Application (101fffff) ------------------------------- identifier              {de81aff6-3432-11e6-aa8c-a9c6ab883861} description             CD/DVD Drive  Firmware Application (101fffff) ------------------------------- identifier              {de81aff9-3432-11e6-aa8c-a9c6ab883861} description             Hard Drive 

Anything missing here? Thanks for the help.

Installing grub on existing Window10 that was not dual booted with ubuntu

I have two PC’s – My laptop and my workstation. On my workstation I have my games, stuff, etc. On my laptop, I have Windows10, with all my work and study stuff. Six months ago I started working with Ubuntu18.04 (for school), which I installed using dual-boot on an external hard drive, using my laptop.

I now search for a way to work with the same external hard drive on my workstation. When I try to look for instructions, All I see is how to install dual-boot with a clean Ubuntu/Windows.

The thing is – My laptop did not have grub on it before using it to dual-boot, and I didn’t change anything in it regarding partitions, or anything – But, after dual-booting, grub appeared on it (I guess some sort of mini-installation happened in the background)

I try to do the same thing with the workstation. I don’t want to lose information on it. I’m looking to do it without to back everything up.

As you can guess, I’m an amatuer when it comes to Linux and BIOS stuff. sorry in advance.