Ubuntu -> Mint (problem switching) SOLVED

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Hello. I am currently on ubuntu and want to change to Linux Mint. The problem i currently have is that i cant get mint on my usb to boot.
Im not sure if this is the right place to ask but id love to get any help i can get.
I have tried using BalenaEtcher with no success.
Thank you in advance.

(note that i am new to this)
 
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not sure if this is of any help but this is what i get when i try to boot into the usb with mint on it.
 

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from memory Ubuntu has its own usb image writer [only works on ubuntu based distributions] you might try that, another possible fixe would be to update your bios,
I assume you are still using Ubuntu, please run in a terminal inxi -Fnxz [inxispace-Fnx] and post back the report

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I did manage to get Mint onto my system however its still a big issue similar to before.
You see. When i try to install Mint in the desktop it installs as normal but wont boot when i have to reboot my system. I get the same error as before. Even though im on Mint atm i did the command and i got the following text.

[email protected]:~$ inxi -Fnxz
System:
Kernel: 5.4.0-74-generic x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 9.3.0
Desktop: Cinnamon 5.0.4 Distro: Linux Mint 20.2 Uma
base: Ubuntu 20.04 focal
Machine:
Type: Desktop System: Komplett product: Komplett PC v: N/A
serial: <filter>
Mobo: ASUSTeK model: ROG STRIX B450-F GAMING v: Rev 1.xx serial: <filter>
UEFI: American Megatrends v: 4602 date: 08/17/2021
CPU:
Topology: 8-Core model: AMD Ryzen 7 3800X bits: 64 type: MT MCP arch: Zen
L2 cache: 4096 KiB
flags: avx avx2 lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 sse4a ssse3 svm
bogomips: 131203
Speed: 4119 MHz min/max: 2200/4100 MHz Core speeds (MHz): 1: 4098 2: 4146
3: 4098 4: 4175 5: 4080 6: 4094 7: 4098 8: 4097 9: 4142 10: 4141 11: 4113
12: 4111 13: 4105 14: 4123 15: 4115 16: 4100
Graphics:
Device-1: NVIDIA TU116 [GeForce GTX 1660] vendor: ASUSTeK driver: N/A
bus ID: 09:00.0
Display: x11 server: X.Org 1.20.9 driver: fbdev,nouveau
unloaded: modesetting,vesa resolution: 1024x768~76Hz
OpenGL: renderer: llvmpipe (LLVM 11.0.0 256 bits) v: 4.5 Mesa 20.2.6
direct render: Yes
Audio:
Device-1: NVIDIA TU116 High Definition Audio vendor: ASUSTeK
driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel bus ID: 09:00.1
Device-2: AMD Starship/Matisse HD Audio vendor: ASUSTeK
driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel bus ID: 0b:00.4
Sound Server: ALSA v: k5.4.0-74-generic
Network:
Device-1: Intel I211 Gigabit Network vendor: ASUSTeK driver: igb
v: 5.6.0-k port: e000 bus ID: 04:00.0
IF: enp4s0 state: up speed: 1000 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter>
Device-2: Broadcom and subsidiaries BCM4352 802.11ac Wireless Network
Adapter
vendor: ASUSTeK driver: N/A port: e000 bus ID: 08:00.0
Drives:
Local Storage: total: 1.38 TiB used: 309.4 MiB (0.0%)
ID-1: /dev/nvme0n1 vendor: Samsung model: MZVLQ512HALU-00000
size: 476.94 GiB
ID-2: /dev/sda type: USB vendor: Toshiba model: External USB 3.0
size: 931.51 GiB
Partition:
ID-1: / size: 7.81 GiB used: 226.9 MiB (2.8%) fs: overlay source: ERR-102
ID-2: /var/log size: 913.91 GiB used: 82.5 MiB (0.0%) fs: ext4
dev: /dev/sda3
Sensors:
System Temperatures: cpu: 39.4 C mobo: N/A
Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A
Info:
Processes: 361 Uptime: 4m Memory: 15.62 GiB used: 1.43 GiB (9.2%)
Init: systemd runlevel: 5 Compilers: gcc: 9.3.0 Shell: bash v: 5.0.17
inxi: 3.0.38
 
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I did look for a few fixes but they didnt do anything.
One i tested was changing things in grub.

Terminal:
sudo nano /etc/default/grub
And changed
(GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet splash") to
(GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet splash nomodeset")

It is now reset to the original
(GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet splash")
after my installation once more failed.
 

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I spy several possible problems..
AMD Ryzen 7 with : NVIDIA TU116 [GeForce GTX 1660] vendor: ASUSTeK driver: N/A
try upgrading to latest kernel

Device-2: Broadcom and subsidiaries BCM4352 802.11ac Wireless Network
Adapter
vendor: ASUSTeK driver: N/A
try loading additional drivers [menu all apps,driver manager]
MZVLQ512HALU-00000
some NVMe's cause problems try
  1. Boot into the BIOS Setup on your machine.
  2. Find the System Configuration in the BIOS Setup.
  3. Find SATA Operation and select AHCI.
  4. Restart the computer
have you kept the previous distribution??? if so try
sudo update-grub

all can think of at the moment

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I see! I will try to do all the steps above and i will come back with the results :)
 
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Also about the grub thing.
sudo update-grub
/usr/sbin/grub-probe: error: failed to get canonical path of `/cow'.
 
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I tried all of the above and i hve still the same error as before. Not sure what to do at this point.
 
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The start sound still play in the background but the error is on top of everything.
 

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ID-2: /dev/sda type: USB vendor: Toshiba model: External USB 3.0
size: 931.51 GiB
one last thought for the night... is this your install usb ...if so remove it and re-boot
 
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I retried a few times and its working now! Not sure what i did differently but its working so thank you tons!
 
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