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    Upgraded from 18.04 to 20.04 and am seeing a file system failure

    Failing hard drive ?
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    How to Detect USB External Modem

    From the Fujitsu Users Guide located here; https://www.shopfujitsu.com/CSPortal/supportsearch.do?srch=GUIDES
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    How to Detect USB External Modem

    I searched around and did not see anything specifically referring to a "BIOS driver" other than this page; https://www.wisegeek.com/what-are-bios-drivers.htm I think "BIOS driver" is referring to the driver software included in the BIOS suite of software. There are many which are needed to...
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    How to Detect USB External Modem

    Possibly. But if the USB ports and such were working before then I would not likely suspect a BIOS update.
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    OK Charlie, What's With The Car Avatar?

    Having a ball reading/listening! Thanks for sharing @70 Tango Charlie
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    How to Detect USB External Modem

    What, exactly, was the purpose of the BIOS update? In other words, what did the manufacturer say the BIOS update fixed or what new features did it enable? Where are you reading "BIOS driver"? The BIOS is low level software which "talks" to the hardware connected to the motherboard. After...
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    How to Detect USB External Modem

    @Vicktoria if a BIOS update is what you want you should go to the manufacturers web site and find the support page for your exact model of computer. They will have listed any BIOS updates available for that machine as well as what those updates fix or new features. Sometimes BIOS updates can...
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    New PC: 20.04 LTS does not load from Live-USB-stick - many error messages

    One should always 'verify' the downloaded ,iso. It is very easy, quick, and painless. Can possibly save much aggravation down the road. From within the terminal locate the dowloaded .iso and run >sha256sum ubuntu-20.04-desktop-amd64.iso The result should look something like...
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    No Wifi !! found with Linux on Win10 intel PC

    +1 I used to have to do that to get my wi-fi working. Easy-peasy.
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    UEFI BIOS + Linux

    Making progress! Still have a lot of reading to do but I like reading and I like learning :) A couple of quick tidbits I have picked up thus far: Referring to "legacy" BIOS; Have as many EFI partitions as you want! Hmmmmm...... interesting. I'm gonna have another question regarding this.
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    The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo. Anybody seen it?

    I haven't read the book but I have watched both versions of the movie, English and Swedish? Great movie. I liked it very much. Good acting. Books are almost always better than the movies.
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    UEFI BIOS + Linux

    Grub mkconfig writes to the hard drive does it not? And there is a small bit of Grub (it's been a while so I am forgetting the exact nomenclature) which is written to the MBR (or wherever with UEFI) which is read by the BIOS or UEFI? And isn't there an "EFI" 'partition' (?) with a file it it...
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    UEFI BIOS + Linux

    I'm not sure which question is answered! :/ That's my fault for not asking the question more clearly and succinctly. I was kinda formulating my thoughts as I typed, trying to figure out just what I was trying to ask. I think what I am trying to figure out is: Can the kernel or operating system...
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    How to Detect USB External Modem

    @Tolkem This is what I was afraid of and why I piped up and put in my two cents worth!! I'm glad you understand.
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    How to Detect USB External Modem

    @Vicktoria - to clarify, just delete the "#" (hash). Wouldn't want you to delete the whole line by mistake. Any line with the "#" in front of it will be ignored by the script or tool. For the line or item to be read and recognized 'uncomment' or delete the hash "#".
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