In early 2018, security researchers discovered several security vulnerabilities affecting all processors: Meltdown and Spectre.
|Processor||Core i7 6950X @ 4,26GHz (1,28V)|
|Motherboard||X99 SOC Champion (BIOS F23c + bifurcation mod)|
|Cooling||Thermalright Venomous-X + 2x Delta 38mm PWM (Push-Pull)|
|Memory||Patriot Viper Steel 4000MHz CL16 4x8GB (@3240MHz CL188.8.131.52 CR2T @ 1,48V)|
|Video Card(s)||Titan V (~1650MHz @ 0.77V, HBM2 1GHz, Forced P2 state [OFF])|
|Storage||WD SN850X 2TB + Samsung EVO 2TB (SATA) + Seagate Exos X20 20TB (4Kn mode)|
|Case||Fractal Design Meshify 2 XL|
|Audio Device(s)||Motu M4 (audio interface) + ATH-A900Z + Behringer C-1|
|Power Supply||Seasonic X-760 (760W)|
|Software||Windows 10 Pro x64|
Your system must have special recovery parititon as 1st partition. That's probably the problem.Sorry for the late bump.. but I could use your wise bits about using Intel Microcode Boot Loader.
What I have accomplished so far:
Made a bootable usb - copied the folder contents -ran the IMBL program and it installs successfully.
Device to be run on --->> Prehistoric laptop from 2007-2008.
Fujitsu siemens amilo pi 2530
Bios Type: Phoenix BIOS
When I try and run it on the laptop it goes into grub recovery with the error below.
The error is /boot/grub/i386-pc/normal.mod normal.mod not found.
(hd0,msdos1) This is where the boot(MBR) is installed (Boot only, OS files are on another partition).
When I run ls command all the other partitions give this error Error: unknown filesystem.
the OS is installed on (hd0,msdos2). ---> Error: unknown filesystem.
(hd0,msdos3) ---> Error: unknown filesystem.
(hd0,msdos5) ---> Error: unknown filesystem.
UBU won't work on that machine so can't run that.
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|Processor||9940x w/Optimus Foundation & 10900k w/Black Noctua D15 & 5930k w/Reg-Noctua D15|
|Motherboard||X299 Rampage VI Apex & z490 Maximus XII Apex & x99 Sabertooth|
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|Memory||Trident-Z 3600C16 4x8gb & Trident-Z Royal 4000c16 2x16gb & Trident-Z 3200c14 4x8gb|
|Video Card(s)||1080ti FTW3-On Loop & Titan Xp-w/ Only GPU loop & evga 980ti gaming-w/ air|
|Storage||Many sammy 2.5" ssd's 850 Pro/ 860 pro's for os & WD BLK's hdd's storage|
|Display(s)||1-AOC G2460PG 24"G-Sync 144Hz/ 2nd 1-ASUS VG248QE 24"/ 3rd LG 43" series|
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|Power Supply||EVGA 1200P2 & 1000P2 with APC AX1500 & 850P2 with CyberPower-GX1325U & a 750P2 unused|
|Mouse||Redragon Perdition x3|
|Software||Win-7 pro x3 and Linux Cinnamon 20.2x2 & win-10 & 11pro x3|
|Benchmark Scores||Are in the benchmark section|
Hi,Has there yet been any documented instance of anyone being negatively affected by Spectre / Meltdown who has ignore all the patches and workarounds ?
Thanks for the quick reply, yes it does have a separate recovery partition. Should I try the HD install method or is there a work around with USB?Your system must have special recovery parititon as 1st partition. That's probably the problem.
Check the BIOS settings for hard drive order and set the USB HDD as 1st boot and drive. Sometimes there are several options.Thanks for the quick reply, yes it does have a separate recovery partition. Should I try the HD install method or is there a work around with USB?
Made some progress..
All errors have disappeared and when it boots it now boots to the grub prompt not the grub recovery prompt
When I type Exit it boots into windows.
My question is .. does it actually load the cpu microcode when I type exit and loads windows like that?
SYSLINUX 6.03 EDD...
Loading /boot/grub/lnxcore.img... ok
Welcome to GRUB!
error: no such partition.
Entering rescue mode...