I have an Alienware AW17R3-7092SLV 17.3" FHD Laptop (6th Generation Intel Core i7, 16 GB RAM, 256 GB SSD + 1 TB HDD) NVIDIA GeForce GTX980M | SERVICE TAG 73Z3P72 which I purchased in 2016.
I had EndeavourOS installed to it in Legacy mode. With the latest updates, I started having problems so I decided to completely reinstall the system, this time activating UEFI but leaving Secure Boot disabled.
The installation (using the latest available ISO) seemed to go perfectly and, when I rebooted, the system started perfectly.
Then, without doing anything else, I updated the system using yay.
When I rebooted, the system would not start at all.
This computer has two hard drives: a 256 GB SSD and a 1 TB hard drive. When I installed the system, I had to manually configure the drives (after deleting everything that had previously been installed using GParted) and here is where I ran into questions, the answers to which I cannot find.
I created a 300 MG FAT32 file for UEFI and the rest of the SSD was formatted as EXT4 and set to mount at /
Then I set the 1 TB hard drive to mount at /Home
I added the flag /Boot to the main portion of the SSD.
I did not add any Flag to the 1 TB hard drive. Should I have done so? And if so, what should the Flag be?
By the way, this computer has given me plenty of headaches since I have owned it. I have tried a number of GNU/Linux distributions and none were fully satisfactory. EnOS worked for the longest period of time on it but now it doesn’t work either. Other than Secure Boot being disabled, I have the UEFI/BIOS set to its defaults.
Thanks for any help with this. I should really appreciate it.
Thanks for any help.