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So I have this EeePC and i used Lubuntu on it for some time, but then i had to format the drives as i started experimenting with different things on it.
Long story short, I started installing Lubuntu again. On the live cd i opened Disk and formatted the two ssd that it has, with erase option enabled, and proceeded with the installation (on /dev/sdb, 16GB, as /dev/sda is only 4GB)

Everything went fine until the very end when it said it can't install grub on /dev/sda. i tried to change it to /dev/sdb, /dev/sdb1 or /dev/sda1 but every time it failed.
I'm not sure what is the problem, i searched different sites, tried to install it manually with boot-repair app from the live usb, but nothing helped.

The only thing different now is that i tried installing 18.04.4 desktop version, while the last time i had 18.04 alternative version, but i don't see why this should be an issue.
I see in some places people say to disable secure boot from bios, but i'm not even sure if this EeePC have that option to begin with. there is an option to set password in the bios, but it's disable. not sure if that is it.

as a side note i tried installing batocera on the /dev/sda and it went fine and is booting. then tried installing lubuntu again on /dev/sdb with batocera still on, and with batocera removed by format (with erase) but nothing changed
04-03-2020, 08:48 AM
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