Ubuntu, UEFI and hard disks

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Mon Nov 4 12:34:53 UTC 2019

Didier, I would if I could get that far. For some inane reason...my Dell 
Insprion 5482 seems to think anything with secure boot off = legacy 
mode, despite everything being set up with EUFI no matter what.

Birdie, how exactly would I check what I got in Windows as I got told 
many, many ways to check

On 03/11/2019 20:56, Linux for blind general discussion wrote:
> Hello, Birdie here!
> On 2019-11-03 21:45, Linux for blind general discussion wrote:
>> I do have Windows installed, yes. I'm using Ubuntu 18.04.3 Mate,
>> mostly since I've had zero issues installing it on other systems even
>> with SSDs in (my desktop has SSDs in it for example). Everything I've
>> read and been told by Canonical is to keep UEFI on but remove secure
>> boot to avoid problems, so that's what I did. I went through and made
>> the bootable USB with Rufus in Windows, and yes it boots. But...
> Before NVMe existed SSDs were connected using either SATA or SAS.
> Those looked interface wise the same as all other SATA or SAS disks.
> If your desktop SSD is connected using SATA it looks essentially
> same as whatever SATA drive be it spinning platters or whatnot.
>> Having checked it, it's a SSD, 256GB (which is fine for my laptop),
>> so....is there anything in particular I need to gett Ubuntu Mate
>> 18.04.3 and the Ubiquity installer to detect the SSD and NVME
>> connections?
> It appears different Ubuntu 18 distributions have had problems with
> different NVMe SSD drives.
> What is the computer make and model? Please be as specific as possible.
> Same models come in different configurations so it's extremely
> important to know the exact type. Alternatively you could use the
> existing Windows and use it to tell your SSD exact make and model.
> They come in different interfaces. You should tell the exact model.
> Also your computer processor, chipset, and so on might come in handy.
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