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ouray3

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What I'll do next is to show you how I have my Timeshift configured, with a view to your taking a full snapshot of your working distro to be stored to your 4TB drive.

As part of that, we may get you to take a leap of faith and blow away existing snapshots, and start the collection of them afresh.

Any such operations should be done when you are bright-eyed and bushy-tailed, ie not when you are about to catch zzzz's :)

Cheers

...

Just read your above coming, in, noted.

Get a good night's sleep and I'll have more for you on your tomorrow.

Cheers
Hi @wizardfromoz ,
I've already blown away all older snapshots and created a fresh one. I really love timeshift.
It has saved my butt a few times. I look forward to your new entry tomorrow morning my time.

-Gary
 


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OK, I've got that out of my system, now :)

I was just headed in here from Arcolinux, an Arch-based distro (like Manjaro, but different a little), where I took some pics of my Timeshift setup that I apply across all distros.

First thing I was going to say was words to the effect of

"you know where I said above

As part of that, we may get you to take a leap of faith and blow away existing snapshots, and start the collection of them afresh.
Well, try not to get ahead of me, so don't blow them away yet.

I know it can be frustrating with timezone differences, and you have wonderful enthusiasm (similar to mine in 2014 when I said goodbye to the Windozer), but if we take slow and steady steps, then you are less likely to come to grief with a foul-up"

But what's done is done, so we'll keep going.

(Dark Theme in Arcolinux I have not tweaked) Here are some snaps, and I'll detail more on them tomorrow. They are from my Western Digital MyBook, 4TB. It's my /dev/sdc on this rig. Others are 2TB SATA HDD /dev/sda and 256GB SSD, /dev/sdb.

You should be able to click the pics and they will expand in size, let me know otherwise.



SCREENSHOT 1 - Summary Screen





SCREENSHOT 2 - LOCATION





SCREENSHOT 3 - USERS





SCREENSHOT 4 - SCHEDULED (WHICH IT'S NOT)

Gotta fly, c u soon.

Wiz
 

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More progress:
I converted the SSD /dev/sda to GPT with no issues. Screen shot attached.
I now have 3 partitions for potential distros, of course we are using one of the
for Mint 19.3. I was afraid to delete the original /dev/sda5 /boot partition.
I think we are not using it anymore since I created the new /dev/sda6 grub2 partition.
Since I'm able to boot I'm guessing this is the boot partition now?
My next questions will have to do with installation of debian and how I deal with
dual booting from the grub2 boot partition.

Cheers,
Gary
 

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More progress:
I converted the SSD /dev/sda to GPT with no issues. Screen shot attached.
I now have 3 partitions for potential distros, of course we are using one of the
for Mint 19.3. I was afraid to delete the original /dev/sda5 /boot partition.
I think we are not using it anymore since I created the new /dev/sda6 grub2 partition.
Since I'm able to boot I'm guessing this is the boot partition now?
My next questions will have to do with installation of debian and how I deal with
dual booting from the grub2 boot partition.

Cheers,
Gary
I forgot to mention I did NOT do any UEFI stuff. That was kind of too scary to create,
it made me nervous just reading about the procedure :)

--Gary
 

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Gary, when you get a chance

1. Open GParted to /dev/sda, right-click the Swap reference at /dev/sda2 and tell us whether it gives you an opportunity to click either swapon or swapoff (specify which it offers)

2. Give us the output for

Code:
cat /etc/fstab
Cheers

Wiz
 

ouray3

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Gary, when you get a chance

1. Open GParted to /dev/sda, right-click the Swap reference at /dev/sda2 and tell us whether it gives you an opportunity to click either swapon or swapoff (specify which it offers)

2. Give us the output for

Code:
cat /etc/fstab
Cheers

Wiz
1) The entry for /dev/sda2 had an opportunity to click swapon, which I did.
Code:
[[email protected]] % cat /etc/fstab
# /etc/fstab: static file system information.
#
# Use 'blkid' to print the universally unique identifier for a
# device; this may be used with UUID= as a more robust way to name devices
# that works even if disks are added and removed. See fstab(5).
#
# <file system> <mount point>   <type>  <options>       <dump>  <pass>
# / was on /dev/sda1 during installation
UUID=e8645beb-da4e-4e00-a91c-dda8253281e1 /               ext4    errors=remount-ro 0       1
# /boot was on /dev/sda5 during installation
UUID=dda09896-e9c1-4f25-9d85-e174bcf12bd8 /boot           ext4    defaults,rw     1       2
# /home was on /dev/sdb1 during installation
UUID=8bcf2544-3ffb-4035-998a-decad5156dfc /home           ext4    defaults        0       2
# /var was on /dev/sdb5 during installation (moved /var to /dev/sdb1 13jun2021)
#UUID=ca8666d0-b650-4cfe-b374-93025479436f /var            ext4    defaults        0       2
#UUID=8bcf2544-3ffb-4035-998a-decad5156dfc /var            ext4    defaults        0       2
# swap was on /dev/sda2 during installation
UUID=95632ad4-c2e5-4be1-8416-98c5cd6be8a4 none            swap    sw              0       0

#nfs share on linux-suse
10.0.0.94:/home/garyj    /media/garyj/suse_nfs_share    nfs    user,noauto,rw,hard,intr,noatime,timeo=100,rsize=8192,wsize=8192    0    2

#nfs share on vm-debian
10.0.0.38:/home/garyj   /media/garyj/deb_nfs_share      nfs     user,noauto,rw,hard,intr,noatime,timeo=100,rsize=8192,wsize=8192 $
 

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Thanks Gary :)

If you can give me the outputs for (my comments preceded with a hash)

Code:
blkid | grep /dev/sda

#and also

blkid| grep /dev/sdb
that would be great.

I have a somewhat different approach to suggest tomorrow, but likely with speedier results.

Meantime, strongly suggested reading material is as follows




Cheers

Wiz
 

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Code:
[[email protected]] % blkid | grep /dev/sda
/dev/sda1: UUID="e8645beb-da4e-4e00-a91c-dda8253281e1" TYPE="ext4" PARTLABEL="Linux filesystem" PARTUUID="a7b0e990-02b8-428e-b40c-053d4bb1b7ad"
/dev/sda2: UUID="04f6632f-1752-47d6-8893-36f9b5dd0c8d" TYPE="swap" PARTLABEL="Linux swap" PARTUUID="45db9a4f-9fa9-44b2-85d9-e7570e5af172"
/dev/sda3: UUID="f10f6e12-b9f2-4dbf-a9b6-48258d167220" TYPE="ext4" PARTUUID="86b2a0e2-d621-4467-a7ea-69c38937b2f5"
/dev/sda4: UUID="820e94c8-ef19-46dc-9a9d-cd04e83525b2" TYPE="ext4" PARTLABEL="Linux filesystem" PARTUUID="6b3c5255-3ecc-4bc6-8c0f-9a0e0dc94cb0"
/dev/sda5: UUID="dda09896-e9c1-4f25-9d85-e174bcf12bd8" TYPE="ext4" PARTLABEL="Linux filesystem" PARTUUID="f93526d0-f3c2-499c-aa4a-2fa71fbac6e4"

Thu Jun 24 13:31:34 ~/Desktop
[[email protected]] % blkid| grep /dev/sdb
/dev/sdb1: UUID="8bcf2544-3ffb-4035-998a-decad5156dfc" TYPE="ext4" PARTLABEL="Linux filesystem" PARTUUID="5e57ae23-0999-45cc-a06a-f8b851af4a89"
/dev/sdb2: UUID="9a671d5c-0823-42f3-9f60-bd3330f4320c" TYPE="ext4" PARTUUID="4568820b-c95d-4eed-8fdc-6f9b655a2d2a"
 

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Hi @wizardfromoz,
You will probably be upset at me but I just couldn't stop myself from installing debian 11 :)
I'm quite disappointed that my nice USB wifi adapter is not being recognized and it appears
that the drivers required are there since my iso had non-free included.

I'm noticing some strange behaviour I think is related to booting and grub2. When I boot debian
it's blazing fast BUT when I boot to Mint it's taking a long time to boot, I'm guessing 3-5 minutes.

To me it seems to be doing an fsck on the HDD? But if I can't figure out how to
get my wifi working I'm going to scrap debian and just stick to running a virtual machine which
I've been running on Mint for quite a while with no issues.

Cheers,
Gary
 

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Thanks @captain-sensible I'll give that one a try! Let's see if it behaves better. For a test I plugged
in an older USB wifi that is way slower and it was recognized right away with debian 11.
actually for live it should have been



if you use ventoy you can just drag that iso onto a ventoy formated stick and boot from it to see how it plays with hardware including wifi
 

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Actually Andy @captain-sensible I feel the following is a better launch point.

https://cdimage.debian.org/cdimage/unofficial/non-free/cd-including-firmware/

There, the OP can see what is available, but Gary, the one to choose is 2nd from the top is

10.10.0-live+non-free

But PLEASE do not install it yet, there are some matters between your /dev/sda and /dev/sdb that need fixing, if your system is to perform to its best capability.

On Debian, Debian 11 'Bullseye' is not due for official release until an as yet undetermined date between July and September.

What you have is an RC - Release Candidate. RC1 was released 23 April, RC2 some time in June after the 13th.

Alphas, Betas, and RCs cannot be easily updated to the official release, and may be missing features and have bugs.

I'll be back with more on my tomorrow.

Wiz
 

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Understood @wizardfromoz
I did read that the official release is due end of July so I will wait until then.
I will delete the install I did and wait for further instructions from you.

Cheers,
Gary
 

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Hi @wizardfromoz, here is the boot-repair report just generated after reformatting the debian partition.
Code:
boot-repair-4ppa130                                              [20210625_1407]

============================= Boot Repair Summary ==============================




Recommended repair: ____________________________________________________________

The default repair of the Boot-Repair utility will reinstall the grub2 of
sda1 into the MBRs of all disks (except live-disks and removable disks without OS),
using the following options:        sda5/boot,
Additional repair will be performed: unhide-bootmenu-10s



==> Reinstall the GRUB of sda1 into MBRs of all disks (except live-disks and removable disks without OS)

========================= Reinstall the grub2 of sda1 ==========================

grub-install --version
grub-install (GRUB) 2.02-2ubuntu8.23

==> Reinstall the GRUB of sda1 into the MBR of sdb

grub-install /dev/sdb
Installing for i386-pc platform.
grub-install: warning: this GPT partition label contains no BIOS Boot Partition; embedding won't be possible.
grub-install: error: embedding is not possible, but this is required for cross-disk install.
Exit code: 1

========================= Reinstall the grub2 of sda1 ==========================

grub-install --version
grub-install (GRUB) 2.02-2ubuntu8.23

==> Reinstall the GRUB of sda1 into the MBR of sda

grub-install /dev/sda
Installing for i386-pc platform.
Installation finished. No error reported.

update-grub
Sourcing file `/etc/default/grub'
Sourcing file `/etc/default/grub.d/50_linuxmint.cfg'
Sourcing file `/etc/default/grub.d/60_mint-theme.cfg'
Sourcing file `/etc/default/grub.d/90_custom.cfg'
Generating grub configuration file ...
Found theme: /boot/grub/themes/linuxmint/theme.txt
Found linux image: /boot/vmlinuz-5.3.0-53-generic
Found initrd image: /boot/initrd.img-5.3.0-53-generic
Found linux image: /boot/vmlinuz-5.3.0-51-generic
Found initrd image: /boot/initrd.img-5.3.0-51-generic
Found linux image: /boot/vmlinuz-5.0.0-32-generic
Found initrd image: /boot/initrd.img-5.0.0-32-generic
Found memtest86+ image: /memtest86+.elf
Found memtest86+ image: /memtest86+.bin
File descriptor 63 (pipe:[75651]) leaked on lvs invocation. Parent PID 19505: /bin/sh

Unhide GRUB boot menu in sda1/boot/grub/grub.cfg

Boot successfully repaired.

You can now reboot your computer.

Please do not forget to make your BIOS boot on sda (ATA CT500MX500SSD1) disk!

============================ Boot Info After Repair ============================

 => Grub2 (v2.00) is installed in the MBR of /dev/sda and looks at sector
    929980416 of the same hard drive for core.img. core.img is at this
    location and looks for (,gpt5)/grub. It also embeds following components:
    
    modules
    ---------------------------------------------------------------------------
    fshelp ext2 part_gpt biosdisk
    ---------------------------------------------------------------------------
 => libparted MBR boot code is installed in the MBR of /dev/sdb.

sda1: __________________________________________________________________________

    File system:       ext4
    Boot sector type:  -
    Boot sector info:
    Operating System:  Linux Mint 19.3
    Boot files:        /etc/fstab /etc/default/grub

sda2: __________________________________________________________________________

    File system:       swap
    Boot sector type:  -
    Boot sector info:

sda3: __________________________________________________________________________

    File system:       ext4
    Boot sector type:  -
    Boot sector info:
    Operating System: 
    Boot files:       

sda4: __________________________________________________________________________

    File system:       ext4
    Boot sector type:  -
    Boot sector info:
    Operating System: 
    Boot files:       

sda5: __________________________________________________________________________

    File system:       ext4
    Boot sector type:  -
    Boot sector info:
    Operating System: 
    Boot files:        /grub/grub.cfg /grub/i386-pc/core.img

sda6: __________________________________________________________________________

    File system:       BIOS Boot partition
    Boot sector type:  Grub2's core.img
    Boot sector info:

sdb1: __________________________________________________________________________

    File system:       ext4
    Boot sector type:  -
    Boot sector info:
    Operating System: 
    Boot files:       

sdb2: __________________________________________________________________________

    File system:       ext4
    Boot sector type:  -
    Boot sector info:
    Operating System: 
    Boot files:       


================================ 1 OS detected =================================

OS#1:   The OS now in use - Linux Mint 19.3 Tricia CurrentSession on sda1

============================ Architecture/Host Info ============================

CPU architecture: 64-bit
BOOT_IMAGE of the installed session in use:
/vmlinuz-5.3.0-53-generic root=UUID=e8645beb-da4e-4e00-a91c-dda8253281e1 ro quiet splash security=selinux selinux=1 vt.handoff=1


===================================== UEFI =====================================

This installed-session is not in EFI-mode.
EFI in dmesg.
[    0.000000] ACPI: UEFI 0x00000000DCCAC348 000042 (v01 ALASKA A M I    00000002      01000013)



============================= Drive/Partition Info =============================

Disks info: ____________________________________________________________________

sda    : is-GPT,    hasBIOSboot,    has-noESP,     not-usb,    not-mmc, has-os,    2048 sectors * 512 bytes
sdb    : is-GPT,    no-BIOSboot,    has-noESP,     not-usb,    not-mmc, no-os,    2048 sectors * 512 bytes

Partitions info (1/3): _________________________________________________________

sda1    : is-os,    64, apt-get,    grub-pc ,    grub2,    grub-install,    grubenv-ok,    update-grub,    farbios
sda3    : no-os,    32, nopakmgr,    no-docgrub,    nogrub,    nogrubinstall,    no-grubenv,    noupdategrub,    farbios
sda4    : no-os,    32, nopakmgr,    no-docgrub,    nogrub,    nogrubinstall,    no-grubenv,    noupdategrub,    farbios
sda5    : no-os,    32, nopakmgr,    no-docgrub,    nogrub,    nogrubinstall,    grubenv-ok,    noupdategrub,    farbios
sdb1    : no-os,    32, nopakmgr,    no-docgrub,    nogrub,    nogrubinstall,    no-grubenv,    noupdategrub,    farbios
sdb2    : no-os,    32, nopakmgr,    no-docgrub,    nogrub,    nogrubinstall,    no-grubenv,    noupdategrub,    farbios

Partitions info (2/3): _________________________________________________________

sda1    : isnotESP,    fstab-without-efi,    no-nt,    no-winload,    no-recov-nor-hid,    no-bmgr,    notwinboot
sda3    : isnotESP,    part-has-no-fstab,    no-nt,    no-winload,    no-recov-nor-hid,    no-bmgr,    notwinboot
sda4    : isnotESP,    part-has-no-fstab,    no-nt,    no-winload,    no-recov-nor-hid,    no-bmgr,    notwinboot
sda5    : isnotESP,    part-has-no-fstab,    no-nt,    no-winload,    no-recov-nor-hid,    no-bmgr,    notwinboot
sdb1    : isnotESP,    part-has-no-fstab,    no-nt,    no-winload,    no-recov-nor-hid,    no-bmgr,    notwinboot
sdb2    : isnotESP,    part-has-no-fstab,    no-nt,    no-winload,    no-recov-nor-hid,    no-bmgr,    notwinboot

Partitions info (3/3): _________________________________________________________

sda1    : not-sepboot,    with-boot,    fstab-has-goodBOOT,    not-sep-usr,    with--usr,    fstab-without-usr,    std-grub.d,    sda
sda3    : maybesepboot,    no-boot,    part-has-no-fstab,    not-sep-usr,    no---usr,    part-has-no-fstab,    std-grub.d,    sda
sda4    : maybesepboot,    no-boot,    part-has-no-fstab,    not-sep-usr,    no---usr,    part-has-no-fstab,    std-grub.d,    sda
sda5    : is-sepboot,    no-boot,    part-has-no-fstab,    not-sep-usr,    no---usr,    part-has-no-fstab,    std-grub.d,    sda
sdb1    : maybesepboot,    no-boot,    part-has-no-fstab,    not-sep-usr,    no---usr,    part-has-no-fstab,    std-grub.d,    sdb
sdb2    : maybesepboot,    no-boot,    part-has-no-fstab,    not-sep-usr,    no---usr,    part-has-no-fstab,    std-grub.d,    sdb

fdisk -l (filtered): ___________________________________________________________

Disk sda: 465.8 GiB, 500107862016 bytes, 976773168 sectors
Disk identifier: 9A9B5EDD-DF80-4ED2-B26F-E250AA63936A
          Start       End   Sectors   Size Type
sda1       2048 308611071 308609024 147.2G Linux filesystem
sda2  937711616 976773119  39061504  18.6G Linux swap
sda3  610492416 927932415 317440000 151.4G Linux filesystem
sda4  308611072 610492415 301881344   144G Linux filesystem
sda5  927932416 929980415   2048000  1000M Linux filesystem
sda6  929980416 931209216   1228801   600M BIOS boot
Partition table entries are not in disk order.
Disk sdb: 3.7 TiB, 4000787030016 bytes, 7814037168 sectors
Disk identifier: A562A367-C589-4B96-B5B8-FB8E0F0A279D
           Start        End    Sectors   Size Type
sdb1        2048 5751130111 5751128064   2.7T Linux filesystem
sdb2  5751130112 7814035455 2062905344 983.7G Linux filesystem

parted -lm (filtered): _________________________________________________________

sda:500GB:scsi:512:4096:gpt:ATA CT500MX500SSD1:;
1:1049kB:158GB:158GB:ext4:Linux filesystem:;
4:158GB:313GB:155GB:ext4:Linux filesystem:;
3:313GB:475GB:163GB:ext4::;
5:475GB:476GB:1049MB:ext4:Linux filesystem:;
6:476GB:477GB:629MB::BIOS boot partition:bios_grub;
2:480GB:500GB:20.0GB:linux-swap(v1):Linux swap:;
sdb:4001GB:scsi:512:4096:gpt:ATA ST4000DM004-2CV1:;
1:1049kB:2945GB:2945GB:ext4:Linux filesystem:;
2:2945GB:4001GB:1056GB:ext4::;

blkid (filtered): ______________________________________________________________

NAME   FSTYPE   UUID                                 PARTUUID                             LABEL PARTLABEL
sda                                                                                             
├─sda1 ext4     e8645beb-da4e-4e00-a91c-dda8253281e1 a7b0e990-02b8-428e-b40c-053d4bb1b7ad       Linux filesystem
├─sda2 swap     04f6632f-1752-47d6-8893-36f9b5dd0c8d 45db9a4f-9fa9-44b2-85d9-e7570e5af172       Linux swap
├─sda3 ext4     f10f6e12-b9f2-4dbf-a9b6-48258d167220 86b2a0e2-d621-4467-a7ea-69c38937b2f5       
├─sda4 ext4     c127ac73-6bad-4452-b166-dcaf39713494 6b3c5255-3ecc-4bc6-8c0f-9a0e0dc94cb0       Linux filesystem
├─sda5 ext4     dda09896-e9c1-4f25-9d85-e174bcf12bd8 f93526d0-f3c2-499c-aa4a-2fa71fbac6e4       Linux filesystem
└─sda6                                               c72ccd72-6f63-4c4c-a10c-c777c3cd63c0       BIOS boot partition
sdb                                                                                             
├─sdb1 ext4     8bcf2544-3ffb-4035-998a-decad5156dfc 5e57ae23-0999-45cc-a06a-f8b851af4a89       Linux filesystem
└─sdb2 ext4     9a671d5c-0823-42f3-9f60-bd3330f4320c 4568820b-c95d-4eed-8fdc-6f9b655a2d2a       

df (filtered): _________________________________________________________________

                   Avail Use% Mounted on
sda1              111.9G  17% /
sda3              140.4G   0% /mnt/boot-sav/sda3
sda4              133.4G   0% /mnt/boot-sav/sda4
sda5              601.1M  27% /boot
sdb1                1.8T  27% /home
sdb2              894.1G   2% /mnt/boot-sav/sdb2

Mount options: __________________________________________________________________

sda1              rw,relatime,errors=remount-ro
sda3              rw,relatime
sda4              rw,relatime
sda5              rw,relatime
sdb1              rw,relatime
sdb2              rw,relatime

========================== sda1/etc/fstab (filtered) ===========================

# <file system> <mount point>   <type>  <options>       <dump>  <pass>
# / was on /dev/sda1 during installation
UUID=e8645beb-da4e-4e00-a91c-dda8253281e1 /               ext4    errors=remount-ro 0       1
# /boot was on /dev/sda5 during installation
UUID=dda09896-e9c1-4f25-9d85-e174bcf12bd8 /boot           ext4    defaults,rw     1       2
# /home was on /dev/sdb1 during installation
UUID=8bcf2544-3ffb-4035-998a-decad5156dfc /home           ext4    defaults        0       2
# /var was on /dev/sdb5 during installation (moved /var to /dev/sdb1 13jun2021)
# swap was on /dev/sda2 during installation
UUID=95632ad4-c2e5-4be1-8416-98c5cd6be8a4 none            swap    sw              0       0
10.0.0.94:/home/garyj    /media/garyj/suse_nfs_share    nfs    user,noauto,rw,hard,intr,noatime,timeo=100,rsize=8192,wsize=8192    0    2
10.0.0.38:/home/garyj   /media/garyj/deb_nfs_share      nfs     user,noauto,rw,hard,intr,noatime,timeo=100,rsize=8192,wsize=8192 $

======================= sda1/etc/default/grub (filtered) =======================

GRUB_DEFAULT=0
GRUB_TIMEOUT_STYLE=hidden
GRUB_TIMEOUT=10
GRUB_DISTRIBUTOR=`lsb_release -i -s 2> /dev/null || echo Debian`
GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet splash security=selinux selinux=1"
GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX=""

==================== sda1: Location of files loaded by Grub ====================

           GiB - GB             File                                 Fragment(s)
   0.157939911 = 0.169586688    vmlinuz                                        1
   0.220436096 = 0.236691456    vmlinuz.old                                    1
   0.541355133 = 0.581275648    initrd.img                                     2
   0.415035248 = 0.445640704    initrd.img.old                                 4

===================== sda1: ls -l /etc/grub.d/ (filtered) ======================

-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 12808 Aug 24  2020 10_linux
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 11298 Mar 18  2019 20_linux_xen
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 12059 Mar 18  2019 30_os-prober
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root  1418 Mar 18  2019 30_uefi-firmware
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root   214 Mar 18  2019 40_custom
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root   216 Mar 18  2019 41_custom

======================== sda5/grub/grub.cfg (filtered) =========================

Ubuntu   e8645beb-da4e-4e00-a91c-dda8253281e1
Ubuntu, with Linux 5.3.0-53-generic   e8645beb-da4e-4e00-a91c-dda8253281e1
Ubuntu, with Linux 5.3.0-51-generic   e8645beb-da4e-4e00-a91c-dda8253281e1
Ubuntu, with Linux 5.0.0-32-generic   e8645beb-da4e-4e00-a91c-dda8253281e1
### END /etc/grub.d/30_os-prober ###
### END /etc/grub.d/30_uefi-firmware ###

==================== sda5: Location of files loaded by Grub ====================

           GiB - GB             File                                 Fragment(s)
 442.472663879 = 475.101405184  grub/grub.cfg                                  1
 442.635746002 = 475.276513280  grub/i386-pc/core.img                          1
 442.613277435 = 475.252387840  vmlinuz-5.0.0-32-generic                       2
 442.692115784 = 475.337039872  vmlinuz-5.3.0-51-generic                       1
 442.629619598 = 475.269935104  vmlinuz-5.3.0-53-generic                       1
 442.945323944 = 475.608920064  initrd.img-5.0.0-32-generic                    2
 442.886714935 = 475.545989120  initrd.img-5.3.0-51-generic                    4
 443.013034821 = 475.681624064  initrd.img-5.3.0-53-generic                    2


=============================== StdErr Messages ================================

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Good research, Gary :)

I'm in your Tricia Xfce currently, and just have to open pages 1 and 2 of this Thread for easier navigation.

I have about an hour and a half of Saturday morning shopping to do with my missus, Elaine, and then I'll be back into posting stuff here.

For some reading

Advice from Mint on how to restore Timeshift BIOS-MBR-taken snapshot to UEFI-GPT

https://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?p=1834575#p1834575

Don't go ahead and try it yet, but I will be advocating this as a simpler method than what I offered before about converting to UEFI-GPT on /dev/sda, and it will be a lot more user-friendly than what you found daunting previously.

When I get home I will outline what I have been doing last day or so, using my own system to check things I say are accurate.

Cheers

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Regrets Gary, personal life has intruded and I have a 500 km round road trip tomorrow.

Back as soon as I can.

Wiz
 

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Thanks for the well wishes, I am back, and beavering away on some input I will have for my tomorrow.

Cheers
 
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