Right so I received my Dell XPS 13 (my goodness, it's beautiful) and have proceeded to spend the whole of yesterday and today so far trying to install 18.04 on it (it comes with 16.04).
It would install, reboot, & throw me in the Grub command line. Tried with FDE & without. Same.
Can now manually get it to boot from grub with:
> set root=(hd0,2)
> linux /vmlinuz
> initrd /initrd.img
It boots but it's back to grub next reboot.
Tried sudo update-grub && sudo grub-install
* Typo, the second line should read:
> linux /vmlinuz root=/dev/nvme0n1p2
(If you forget the root bit, it doesn't boot anyway.)
@dataKnightmare Had to send it back as there were multiple issues (I think I got a lemon and they were very nice about it). At the same time Barton managed to get Dell Ireland to solve the pricing issue and shaved a grand off the price of the XPS so I got that instead.
@ciaby Yeah, that's what I'm thinking but how do I tell it “look here!?” :)
Partitioning was different based on wether I installed with FDE or not. In both, boot is on (hd0,2) and boot from grub command line works. update-grub and grub-install both succeed.
Everything succeeds… except, you know, actually booting from disk! 😱
@ciaby 🎉 Got it working! 🎉
I was right about the /boot/efi/EFI/ubuntu directory looking a bit anemic ;)
PS. Thank you so much for your help. It helped a lot to know I wasn’t missing anything :)
The issue and solution: https://ubuntuforums.org/printthread.php?t=2396045&pp=10&page=1
That only took two days! :)
Many thanks to @ciaby for helping me :)
Now: do I try installing Pop!_OS again (initially it didn’t even boot the live disk on stock 16.04 on the XPS) or leave well enough alone for now? :)
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