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No GRUB on dual boot install

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Re: No GRUB on dual boot install

#11 Post by fehlix » Thu Oct 18, 2018 6:44 pm

Jerry3904 wrote:
Thu Oct 18, 2018 6:21 pm
Thanks. I tried chainloading but couldn't get it right, so will give this a try.

MX flies on this laptop!
To make it even "smarter" if you install both grub for i386 and efi, within MX 17,
e.g. by using boot-repair from started LiveUSB (-> reinstall grub) , you could even boot
in either UEFI mode or legacy mode. The Chainloading will work in both cases. ;)
Gigabyte Z77M-D3H, Intel Xeon E3-1240 V2 (Quad core), 32GB RAM,
GeForce GTX 770, Samsung SSD 850 EVO 500GB, Seagate Barracuda 4TB

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Re: No GRUB on dual boot install

#12 Post by asqwerth » Fri Oct 19, 2018 12:14 am

Jerry3904 wrote:
Thu Oct 18, 2018 6:21 pm
...MX flies on this laptop!
From all the reviews I read, it's a very nice laptop, isn't it?
Desktop: Intel i5-4460, 16GB RAM, Intel integrated graphics
Clevo N130WU-based Ultrabook: Intel i7-8550U (Kaby Lake R), 16GB RAM, Intel integrated graphics (UEFI)
ASUS X42D laptop: AMD Phenom II, 6GB RAM, Mobility Radeon HD 5400

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Re: No GRUB on dual boot install

#13 Post by Jerry3904 » Fri Oct 19, 2018 6:33 am

It's fabulous. Gorgeous to look at and hold, incredibly fast: under 3 secs from start to login. I posted the specs earlier in this thread, i think. I don't need the glitz and speed except when running resource hungry apps on Windows, but it sure is fun! This is one of the earlier models so not horribly expensive at this point (think i got it for around 600 usd a couple of years ago).
Production: 4.15.0-1-amd64, MX-17.1, AMD FX-4130 Quad-Core, GeForce GT 630/PCIe/SSE2, 8 GB, Kingston SSD 120 GB and WesternDigital 1TB
Testing: AAO 722: 4.15.0-1-386. MX-17.1, AMD C-60 APU, 4 GB

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Re: No GRUB on dual boot install

#14 Post by Jerry3904 » Fri Oct 19, 2018 7:12 am

Specs again:

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System:    Host: mxXPS Kernel: 4.15.0-1-amd64 x86_64 bits: 64 Desktop: Xfce 4.12.3 
           Distro: MX-17.1_x64 Horizon March 14  2018 
Machine:   Type: Laptop System: Dell product: XPS 13 9343 v: N/A serial: <root required> 
           Mobo: Dell model: 0TRX4F v: A00 serial: <root required> UEFI: Dell v: A15 
           date: 01/23/2018 
Battery:   ID-1: BAT0 charge: 50.7 Wh condition: 51.1/52.7 Wh (97%) 
CPU:       Topology: Dual Core model: Intel Core i5-5200U bits: 64 type: MT MCP 
           L2 cache: 3072 KiB 
           Speed: 798 MHz min/max: 500/2700 MHz Core speeds (MHz): 1: 798 2: 1346 3: 1411 
           4: 1464 
Graphics:  Device-1: Intel HD Graphics 5500 driver: i915 v: kernel 
           Display: x11 server: X.Org 1.19.2 driver: modesetting unloaded: fbdev,vesa 
           resolution: 1920x1080~60Hz 
           OpenGL: renderer: Mesa DRI Intel HD Graphics 5500 (Broadwell GT2) v: 4.5 Mesa 13.0.6 
Audio:     Device-1: Intel Broadwell-U Audio driver: snd_hda_intel 
           Device-2: Intel Wildcat Point-LP High Definition Audio driver: snd_hda_intel 
           Sound Server: ALSA v: k4.15.0-1-amd64 
Network:   Device-1: Broadcom Limited BCM4352 802.11ac Wireless Network Adapter driver: wl 
           IF: wlan0 state: up mac: c4:8e:8f:f2:ee:ff 
Drives:    Local Storage: total: 119.24 GiB used: 5.60 GiB (4.7%) 
           ID-1: /dev/sda vendor: Samsung model: SSD PM851 M.2 2280 128GB size: 119.24 GiB 
Partition: ID-1: / size: 19.10 GiB used: 5.60 GiB (29.3%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda7 
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 40.0 C mobo: 32.0 C 
           Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A 
Info:      Processes: 222 Uptime: 3m Memory: 3.76 GiB used: 647.8 MiB (16.8%) Shell: init 
           inxi: 3.0.25 
Production: 4.15.0-1-amd64, MX-17.1, AMD FX-4130 Quad-Core, GeForce GT 630/PCIe/SSE2, 8 GB, Kingston SSD 120 GB and WesternDigital 1TB
Testing: AAO 722: 4.15.0-1-386. MX-17.1, AMD C-60 APU, 4 GB

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Re: No GRUB on dual boot install

#15 Post by asqwerth » Fri Oct 19, 2018 7:44 am

How light is it and how long is the battery life?
Desktop: Intel i5-4460, 16GB RAM, Intel integrated graphics
Clevo N130WU-based Ultrabook: Intel i7-8550U (Kaby Lake R), 16GB RAM, Intel integrated graphics (UEFI)
ASUS X42D laptop: AMD Phenom II, 6GB RAM, Mobility Radeon HD 5400

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Re: No GRUB on dual boot install

#16 Post by Jerry3904 » Fri Oct 19, 2018 8:40 am

Battery life very long in my experience, more info here:

https://www.laptopmag.com/reviews/laptops/dell-xps-13

Weight about 2.5 pounds
Production: 4.15.0-1-amd64, MX-17.1, AMD FX-4130 Quad-Core, GeForce GT 630/PCIe/SSE2, 8 GB, Kingston SSD 120 GB and WesternDigital 1TB
Testing: AAO 722: 4.15.0-1-386. MX-17.1, AMD C-60 APU, 4 GB

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