[Solved] Installation Issues

f33dm3bits

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Sorry I missed a part will add the remaining steps for you here, so reboot your system so you can start fresh without getting confused. Then boot into the Live environment again and do the following.
1. Mount the needed mount points and then chroot into your system.
Code:
sudo mount /dev/sda2
sudo mount --bind /dev /mnt/dev
sudo mount --bind /proc /mnt/proc
sudo mount --bind /sys /mnt/sys
sudo chroot /mnt
2. To open and edit the file type this: nano /etc/default/grub
3. Go to the line GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX and add nomodeset, so that it looks like this.
Code:
GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX="nomodeset"
4. Save the file by pressing: Ctrl+x (When asked if you want to save it press Y and then press enter again)
5. Then update your grub by running the following: update-grub
6. Reboot your system and see what happens.
 
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ok, i have changed le line, added nomodeset, i've pressed ctrl+x but it didn't asked me if i want to save it. i still tried to run the update and then it displayed the following:
[email protected]:/# update-grub
/usr/sbin/grub-probe: error: cannot find a device for / (is /dev mounted?).
[email protected]:/#
 

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I missed a part which I forgot about since I don't run Ubuntu, see post #21, if you open the file is nomodeset still there in the line you edited?
 

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yes, the nomodeset is still there
but when i tried to run the commands in point #1, at the 1st command (sudo mount /dev/sda2), i receive the following message:
sudo: unable to resolve host ubuntu: Temporary failure in name resolution
mount: /dev/sda2: can't find in /etc/fstab.
[email protected]:/#
 

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That's good, just reboot your system and then boot into the Live environment again, to then do the following.
1. Mount the mountpoints and chroot into your system.
Code:
sudo mount /dev/sda2
sudo mount --bind /dev /mnt/dev
sudo mount --bind /proc /mnt/proc
sudo mount --bind /sys /mnt/sys
sudo chroot /mnt
2. Check if nomodeset is still there less /etc/default/grub (Then use q to exit), if it's not there you know from my previous post how to edit and save that file.
3. Update your grub configuration by running: update-grub
4. Reboot your system and let it boot normally, so don't boot into the Live Environment and see what happens now?
 

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Sir, you're a genius. Following the last instructions i have rebooted and checked, nomodeset was still there, then it booted normally and it worked. I could not believe so i unmounted the usb disk and restarted it worked. I had to reboot twice to convince myself :) so now i am a proud owner of a new (for me) computer with ubuntu 20.4 installed. my old laptop will retire now, it will find a new home with another person in need for one.
I do not have enough words to thank you. How can i show you my gratitude for your time and help?
 

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At other sites, people may refuse to help you with that. I'll explain why.

There is no '20.4'. It's 20.04 - and that is for yy.mm formatting. So, the year is 2020 and the month is April, or 20.04.

I know what you meant, and they certainly knew what you meant, but they'll use it as an excuse to not actually help.

Also, I'll go ahead and mark this thread as solved.
 

f33dm3bits

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I do not have enough words to thank you. How can i show you my gratitude for your time and help?
I get enough satisfaction from a thank you and knowing that I have helped you get a working system so you can enjoy using GNU/Linux on your new laptop. If you plan to stick around on the forums be sure to make an introduction in the Members Introductions section so that you can get to know some of the members here.
 

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I get enough satisfaction from a thank you and knowing that I have helped you get a working system so you can enjoy using GNU/Linux on your new laptop. If you plan to stick around on the forums be sure to make an introduction in the Members Introductions section so that you can get to know some of the members here.
i would like to hang around and learn, i've always heard and had a good vibe about linux users but when i had my first encounter with computers i was told that linux it's very complicate and not used much and better to stick to windows. 20 years forward and after using linux mint for a month or so, there was no turning back. i'm glad you guys helped me to fix the new machine, forever grateful dude here :)
 

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At other sites, people may refuse to help you with that. I'll explain why.

There is no '20.4'. It's 20.04 - and that is for yy.mm formatting. So, the year is 2020 and the month is April, or 20.04.

I know what you meant, and they certainly knew what you meant, but they'll use it as an excuse to not actually help.

Also, I'll go ahead and mark this thread as solved.
oh, sorry if i created some confusion, yes, i was aware that it is 20.04 instead of 20.4, i am sometimes trying to write faster and tend to not use capital letters and other things like that when i write, that's why the 20.4. i just trusted the fact that you guys will know what i mean, next time i'll use the correct format. thank you for pointing that out to me, i'll keep that in mind
 
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