[ubuntu] Dell Latitude 3550: Cannot boot from hard disk after booting from usb key!


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I had installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my Dell Latitude 3550. I worked
with it with almost no problems for a week. Due to a href="http://en.community.dell.com/support-forums/software-os/f/3525/t/19665328"
target="_blank">problem with the touchpad , I tried ubuntu 15.10
by booting from a usb stick. After that, I could not boot from the
hard disk anymore. The laptop enters into system checking mode and
reports that no bootable medium is found. I tried to href="http://www.dell.com/support/article/no/no/nobsdt1/SLN297060/en"
target="_blank">repeat the steps from this page in order to
(re)create a boot option but this had no effect. All grub files
(grubx64.efi,grub.cfg,MokManager.efi,shimx64.efi) were accessible from
the BIOS in order to create the relevant boot option (of course I was
choosing grubx64.efi according to the instructions) .



I had to install the system from the beginning (now ubuntu 15.10 it
is...) in order to be able to use the laptop. I need to find what the
problem is, since I will always be afraid to boot the laptop from a
USB medium.

(e.g. is it only for ubuntu 14.04 or also for 15.10, if I can do
something from the BIOS or correct something in /boot using ubuntu
booted from usb etc)



Bear in mind that I cannot do any tests, since my laptop is up and
running (takes more than half a day to bring it to this state with all
my files and software!) and I cannot risk loosing everything
again.
My notebook config is core i7 720 with turbo boost, Intel 57 chipset
4gb ram and nvidia 3100 nvs onboard, multi touch, bluetooth, intel
centrino 6200 wifi and 500gb HDD
I tried installing 64bit 10.04
LTS desktop on my notebook. But the machine is not even booting. />Any suggestions ?
Ubuntu
Need to understand which version to install on this core i7 720QM
(i686) machine with bluetooth, wifi Intel centrino 6200, nvidia 3100
NVS
In the past tried installing 64bit, 32 bit 9.10 and 10.04
none of these versions boot the machine.
If none of the versions
are available let me know the time estimate for releasing for an i686
cpu (Intel P6)
Ubuntu
I have installed Ubuntu 12.04 on my new Dell Vostro 3550 and noticed
persistent windows and cursor blinking. When going to console
(ctrl+alt+f1) and using 'cat' I see persistent generation of this
symbols: '^@'.
Please help!
Ubuntu
Trying to boot linux from a USB flash memory stick and not having any
joy. The boot menu does not even show a USB stick as a boot option.
BUT should I insert a bootable freedos stick into the port it's gets
recognised and I can boot from it.
I've tried several different
flavours of linux (*buntu, debian, arch) where I've written the image
to the stick using dd and they work on other computers but when
plugged into the dell the memory stick is not even recognised. A
bootable freedos image will allow the mem stick to be shown in the
bios and you can boot from it?
I've updated the bios to the
latest A10 version, does not help. i've checked the usb setting
Ubuntu
okay so i have an old laptop im trying to refurbish, and the hard
drive failed (well, the hard drive broke the SATA connector, so i can
neither use the old hard drive or install a new one) so im trying to
boot off a usb HDD. when i try and install it on my old laptop
however, i get to the "installation type" screen with
"device, type, mount point.." ect. but my hard drive isnt
there, even though its clearly plugged in and booting. any help? :) />btw, love the layout, if i can get this working my old laptop may
become my main laptop, its so purrrty
Ubuntu
I had installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my Dell Latitude 3550. I worked
with it with almost no problems for a week. Due to a href="http://en.community.dell.com/support-forums/software-os/f/3525/t/19665328"
target="_blank">problem with the touchpad , I tried ubuntu 15.10
by booting from a usb stick. After that, I could not boot from the
hard disk anymore. The laptop enters into system checking mode and
reports that no bootable medium is found. I tried to href="http://www.dell.com/support/article/no/no/nobsdt1/SLN297060/en"
target="_blank">repeat the steps from this page in order to
(re)create a boot option but this had no effect. All grub files
(grubx64.efi,grub.cfg,MokManager.efi,shimx64.efi) were accessible from
the BIOS in order to create the relevant boot option (of course I was
choosing grubx64.efi according to the instructions) .



I had to install the system from the beginning (now ubuntu 15.10 it
is...) in order to be able to use the laptop. I need to find what the
problem is, since I will always be afraid to boot the laptop from a
USB medium.

(e.g. is it only for ubuntu 14.04 or also for 15.10, if I can do
something from the BIOS or correct something in /boot using ubuntu
booted from usb etc)



Bear in mind that I cannot do any tests, since my laptop is up and
running (takes more than half a day to bring it to this state with all
my files and software!) and I cannot risk loosing everything
again.
Ubuntu

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