HP laptop running Windows 10, Ubuntu and Mageia. No Grub. Must select F9 to get selection

wizardfromoz

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OK, so let's look at your #18 Post, and thanks for the trouble.

I wasn't able to expand the /boot/efi partition using Gparted in Mageia.
... and you won't be able to, without difficulty, that is why Alex @Alexzee gave you a link to download GParted Live to put on a USB stick, or it will even fit on a CD. You just burn the .iso to the medium as you would a LInux iso and then boot from it.

The ESP (EFI System Partition) of 100 MB being 100% full accounts for the low space warning on your Ubuntu desktop and that needs to be addressed asap.

Can you, from the GParted in Mageia, take a layout shot of the partitioning in /dev/sda ?

Then we can see how the ESP on /dev/sda1 is related to the other partitions for rustling up a bit more space.

Cheers

Wizard

BTW when attaching the screenshot file you can choose Fullsize over Thumbnail and we will see the full picture straight away.
 


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Code:
From Ubuntu-Mate
[email protected]:~$ cat /etc/issue
Ubuntu 18.04.5 LTS \n \l
[email protected]:~$ df -h
Filesystem      Size  Used Avail Use% Mounted on
udev            3.8G     0  3.8G   0% /dev
tmpfs           780M  1.6M  778M   1% /run
/dev/sda11       22G  7.3G   13G  37% /
tmpfs           3.9G     0  3.9G   0% /dev/shm
tmpfs           5.0M  4.0K  5.0M   1% /run/lock
tmpfs           3.9G     0  3.9G   0% /sys/fs/cgroup
/dev/loop0       97M   97M     0 100% /snap/core/9665
/dev/loop2       56M   56M     0 100% /snap/core18/1885
/dev/loop1       15M   15M     0 100% /snap/ubuntu-mate-welcome/575
/dev/loop3       56M   56M     0 100% /snap/core18/1988
/dev/loop4      8.0M  8.0M     0 100% /snap/pulsemixer/283
/dev/loop5       15M   15M     0 100% /snap/ubuntu-mate-welcome/539
/dev/loop6       99M   99M     0 100% /snap/core/10823
/dev/loop7      128K  128K     0 100% /snap/software-boutique/54
/dev/sda1        96M   96M  1.0K 100% /boot/efi
tmpfs           780M   28K  780M   1% /run/user/1000
/dev/sdb2        15G  6.2G  8.5G  43% /media/david/SPARE
/dev/sdb7       7.4G  6.2G  775M  90% /media/david/400dd044-ce67-4a19-bec6-05d2334b45cb
/dev/sdb3        25G   14G   12G  55% /media/david/MY-DESKTOP
/dev/sdb1        30G   11G   19G  37% /media/david/EDOC
/dev/sdb5        44G   16G   28G  36% /media/david/Desktop
[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/sda9 during installation
UUID=f02c88d4-380c-4700-8c7c-958b006530f8 /               ext4    errors=remount-ro 0       1
# /boot/efi was on /dev/sda1 during installation
UUID=E889-2C95  /boot/efi       vfat    umask=0077      0       1
/swapfile                                 none            swap    sw              0       0
I will followup with Mageia's outputs, if it still boots.
 

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Your partition table is a mess:-

The first 3 partitions (sda1, sda2 and sda3) are very important do not delete them.

Before you do anything I'd boot up to a Live Linux DVD or USB and backup all of your files on:
dev/sda4, dev/sda7, dev/sda11, dev/sda14 and dev/sda16.
 

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Sorry for all the confusion on my part. I'm learning here. How do I backup files in these partitions? Step by step instructions please. Bottom line, I think I want to wind up with Windows 10, Ubuntu, and KaOS on my laptop. Is there an Ubuntu KDE flavor? What do you recommend? Thank you very much for your patience and help.
 

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Sorry for all the confusion on my part. I'm learning here. How do I backup files in these partitions? Step by step instructions please. Bottom line, I think I want to wind up with Windows 10, Ubuntu, and KaOS on my laptop. Is there an Ubuntu KDE flavor? What do you recommend? Thank you very much for your patience and help.
You can backup your files to a external HDD <or> to a USB thumb drive manually.
Basically you select all of your files, copy them and than paste them to the device you want to transfer them to.

With Ubuntu you can use a program called Deja Dup:


Ubuntu should have Timeshift. Just look in your Software Center for it.
Timeshift will take a snapshot of your whole system.

If you would like to have the KDE Plasma desktop you can install that on Ubuntu.
 

wizardfromoz

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When you are ready, David - we'll be around.
:)

Just clarifying if necessary, for Helpers:

David's last GParted shot is taken on his desktop for Ubuntu MATE 18.04.5. GParted shows /dev/sda11 with EXT4 and a forward slash, so that is his Ubuntu.

/dev/sda12 - non-working Fedora

/dev/sda16 - EXT4 so likely Mageia, but that figure seems to small for a Mageia install.

NOTE on TIMESHIFT:

Not in Ubuntu 18.04's Software Centre - makes it in sometime in the v19 point releases I believe and is in by v20.04 Software Centre.

David can use instructions here to install it if he wishes

https://github.com/teejee2008/timeshift

Is there an Ubuntu KDE flavor?
Kubuntu.

Cheers

Wiz
 

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