[clug] Ubuntu issues

Rodney Peters rodneyp at iinet.net.au
Tue Feb 8 04:29:47 UTC 2022

Do you BIOS or is it actually UEFI.  The latter tends to default the 
boot medium to "most recently used", although calling up the UEFI boot 
menu (via one of F2, F11, Del etc) can select another medium.

UEFI can also have a setting to EN/DISable "surround view" ie xtra video 
port.  The DE (desktop enviroment) can require the second monitor be 
powered up & connected at boot or login time.

WiFi is one of my poorest suites.


On 08/02/2022 14:47, Peter Ellis via linux wrote:
> Going on...
>  From what I've been able to find, a "live USB" with GParted is probably one
> answer, and wipe out the various partitions.
> Also, I should have said that the machine has two screens, and since this
> issue arose, only one screen is recognised (illuminates).
> But, mainly the no-wifi is the issue; its practical uses have diminished
> without that link to the WWW. (Yes, it's an old-ish wifi card, but it has
> worked until recently, and I've added another wifi card, and neither is
> being recognised.)
> Thanks,
> Peter
> On Mon, 7 Feb 2022 at 19:34, Peter Ellis <vk1pe.peter at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hello,
>> I seem to have an issue with a machine here, with Ubuntu installed.
>> It has forgotten how to find the wifi card, and will not boot from a USB
>> Ubuntu 21.10 that has been fine, before; it "sticks" before getting into
>> the live version from the USB.
>> I've checked, and the BIOS is pointed at the USB in every way I can find.
>> So, I feel that I can get past this by "uninstalling" or "spiking" the
>> onboard Ubuntu, and going in on a seemingly clean disk that will not be
>> interfering with the USB version.
>> Suggestions, please?
>> How do I "spike" or disable the disk version of Ubuntu?
>> Thanks,
>> Peter

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