No you can’t it’s only in the Bios settings but no worries. If you want to try a completely new install of EndeavourOS by itself without Mint is entirely up to you. I would just like to see you try installing it by itself without Mint.
Edit: I would like you to delete the whole drive and start fresh though.
while just rebooting, the grub window came up, i selected endevour os, and i get a different message now.
error: file’/boot/initramfslinux-lts.img’ not found.
press any key to continue
seems it is finding the partition but not the image now ?
is this something to troubleshoot, or should i just reinstall and revert ?
It’s up to you. I mean it’s possible you could get it resolved. I guess it all depends on how bad you want to have Mint installed as a dual boot with EndeavourOS and how much effort you want to put into it. I’m not sure if you have any files on Mint that matter to you? I’d just like to see you get EndeavourOS installed and working.
No, you just get into Gparted to create a new partiton table (GPT). Then you close Gparted and use the installer to install as you would normally. Let the installer do the partitioning for you, that is no manual partitioning.
Try what @pebcak suggested above to create a new GPT partition with gparted from the live ISO. Then you close gparted and run the installer. As he stated you don’t need to create partitions manually as the installer will do it. The point of using gparted and creating a new GPT partition is that it will remove all installed previously including all partitions and create unallocated space on the drive. Hopefully this clears up the UUID issue.
Did you go into UEFI Bios and go to advanced (F7) and look under SATA Configuration and make sure that it is set to AHCI. This is the only thing that i can think of because this laptop from my understanding may have Intel RST software raid. If it is set to RST or Raid change to AHCI. It is getting the wrong UUID for a reason and may be hardware related.