Prior Linux OS encrypted Disk

Prior to my install of zorin OS i had a encrypted disk (with login) prior to logging into main screen. I was using the latest mint 20.3 version. I want to fully remove encrypted disk to allow use of this distro and others down the line and avoid this issue in future.

I wanted a full blown install of zorin on my laptop so during installation choose not to do a partition. Upon completing the installation I got the notification of "DISK IS LIKELY TO FAIL SOON". I attached screenshots below

I do have gparted installed was crossing my fingers I could use this to help fix this problem.



Disk /dev/sda: 931.53 GiB, 1000204886016 bytes, 1953525168 sectors
Disk model: Hitachi HTS54101
Units: sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 4096 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 4096 bytes / 4096 bytes
Disklabel type: gpt
Disk identifier: E0D9666F-7B2C-4EFB-815D-66156767D594

Device       Start        End    Sectors  Size Type
/dev/sda1     2048    1050623    1048576  512M EFI System
/dev/sda2  1050624 1953523711 1952473088  931G Linux filesystem
No LSB modules are available.
Distributor ID:	Zorin
Description:	Zorin OS 16.1
Release:	16
Codename:	focal
laptop                      
    description: Notebook
    product: HP ENVY dv6 Notebook PC (D1B23UA#ABL)
    vendor: Hewlett-Packard
    version: 0889120000305920000620100
    serial: 2CE31313HR
    width: 64 bits
    capabilities: smbios-2.7 dmi-2.7 smp vsyscall32
    configuration: administrator_password=disabled boot=normal chassis=notebook family=103C_5335KV G=N L=CON B=HP S=ENV frontpanel_password=disabled keyboard_password=disabled power-on_password=disabled sku=D1B23UA#ABL uuid=755E7760-994A-11E2-B6CE-9A57C2AC82C6
  *-core
       description: Motherboard
       product: 181B
       vendor: Hewlett-Packard
       physical id: 0
       version: 52.24
       serial: PDHST3C2E4H00U
       slot: Type2 - Board Chassis Location
     *-memory
          description: System Memory
          physical id: 0
          slot: System board or motherboard
          size: 16GiB
        *-bank:0
             description: SODIMM DDR3 Synchronous 1600 MHz (0.6 ns)
             product: M471B1G73BH0-YK0
             vendor: Samsung
             physical id: 0
             serial: 94C22059
             slot: Bottom-Slot 1(top)
             size: 8GiB
             width: 64 bits
             clock: 1600MHz (0.6ns)
        *-bank:1
             description: SODIMM DDR3 Synchronous 1600 MHz (0.6 ns)
             product: M471B1G73BH0-YK0
             vendor: Samsung
             physical id: 1
             serial: 94C2209C
             slot: Bottom-Slot 2(under)
             size: 8GiB
             width: 64 bits
             clock: 1600MHz (0.6ns)
     *-firmware
          description: BIOS
          vendor: Insyde
          physical id: c
          version: F.22
          date: 11/02/2012
          size: 128KiB
          capacity: 4608KiB
          capabilities: pci upgrade shadowing cdboot bootselect edd int13floppynec int13floppytoshiba int13floppy360 int13floppy1200 int13floppy720 int13floppy2880 int9keyboard int10video acpi usb biosbootspecification uefi
     *-cpu
          description: CPU
          product: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-3630QM CPU @ 2.40GHz
          vendor: Intel Corp.
          physical id: 38
          bus info: cpu@0
          version: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-3630QM CPU @ 2.40GHz
          serial: To Be Filled By O.E.M.
          slot: U3E1
          size: 2232MHz
          capacity: 4GHz
          width: 64 bits
          clock: 100MHz
          capabilities: lm fpu fpu_exception wp vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic sep mtrr pge mca cmov pat pse36 clflush dts acpi mmx fxsr sse sse2 ss ht tm pbe syscall nx rdtscp x86-64 constant_tsc arch_perfmon pebs bts rep_good nopl xtopology nonstop_tsc cpuid aperfmperf pni pclmulqdq dtes64 monitor ds_cpl vmx est tm2 ssse3 cx16 xtpr pdcm pcid sse4_1 sse4_2 x2apic popcnt tsc_deadline_timer aes xsave avx f16c rdrand lahf_lm cpuid_fault epb pti ssbd ibrs ibpb stibp tpr_shadow vnmi flexpriority ept vpid fsgsbase smep erms xsaveopt dtherm ida arat pln pts md_clear flush_l1d cpufreq
          configuration: cores=4 enabledcores=4 threads=8
        *-cache:0
             description: L1 cache
             physical id: 3a
             slot: L1 Cache
             size: 32KiB
             capacity: 32KiB
             capabilities: internal write-through instruction
             configuration: level=1
        *-cache:1
             description: L2 cache
             physical id: 3b
             slot: L2 Cache
             size: 256KiB
             capacity: 256KiB
             capabilities: internal write-through unified
             configuration: level=2
        *-cache:2
             description: L3 cache
             physical id: 3c
             slot: L3 Cache
             size: 6MiB
             capacity: 6MiB
             capabilities: internal write-back unified
             configuration: level=3
     *-cache
          description: L1 cache
          physical id: 39
          slot: L1 Cache
          size: 32KiB
          capacity: 32KiB
          capabilities: internal write-through data
          configuration: level=1
     *-pci
          description: Host bridge
          product: 3rd Gen Core processor DRAM Controller
          vendor: Intel Corporation
          physical id: 100
          bus info: pci@0000:00:00.0
          version: 09
          width: 32 bits
          clock: 33MHz
          configuration: driver=ivb_uncore
          resources: irq:0
        *-pci:0
             description: PCI bridge
             product: Xeon E3-1200 v2/3rd Gen Core processor PCI Express Root Port
             vendor: Intel Corporation
             physical id: 1
             bus info: pci@0000:00:01.0
             version: 09
             width: 32 bits
             clock: 33MHz
             capabilities: pci pm msi pciexpress normal_decode bus_master cap_list
             configuration: driver=pcieport
             resources: irq:24 ioport:4000(size=4096) memory:72000000-73ffffff ioport:40000000(size=536870912)
           *-display UNCLAIMED
                description: VGA compatible controller
                product: GF108M [GeForce GT 635M]
                vendor: NVIDIA Corporation
                physical id: 0
                bus info: pci@0000:01:00.0
                version: a1
                width: 64 bits
                clock: 33MHz
                capabilities: pm msi pciexpress vga_controller bus_master cap_list
                configuration: latency=0
                resources: memory:72000000-72ffffff memory:40000000-4fffffff memory:50000000-51ffffff ioport:4000(size=128) memory:73080000-730fffff

I am hoping there is something I can do crossing my fingers. Willing do another install. Hoping I can bypass and if needed but rather not partition and have zorin just fully mounted on sd2. I been searching but haven't had any luck :crossed_fingers: :pensive:

Also on side note: I have tried many distros and this so far has the best of both worlds beautiful UI and ubuntu features I am use too. Hoping to correctly fix this as I'd like to install this on my home desktop only thing holding me back is the actual install as I had to boot thru efi which I am not sure if that is normal way as other distros when using mounted usb prompt without having to go the efi route.

if there is a place to post my experience using this (besides my issue) would love to share it. Even tho core offers what I need I want to support this project by going pro. Curious how long it will be for zorin to use ubuntu 22.04 when its released in April.

Possible solution?

src: here

" Yes, it's 100% possible.

Just select "Erase disk and install Ubuntu" in the installer. That's it! The installer will automatically format the disk, overwriting the previously encrypted filesystem"

curious why this didn't work when I did install though for zorin install?

UPDATE: it did not work but good news it recognized zorin OS as it didn't pick up old OS in previous install

So do you still have Mint installed with Encryption? The fact that you are getting an imminent fail, I would advise you seek a replacement but not a Hitachi one - their DeskStar models were colloquially coined "DeatStar!" LOL!

Came to the conclusion it is infact the hard drive lol laptop itself is 8 years old. Would it be worth just replace HD vs getting a new one? Worried rest of hardware gonna bite the dust lol

Actually unlocked HD and it erased prior partition and was able to remove mint. Was able to access it in the "try option", did several suggested troubleshooting but HD is failing. In the efi selected boot last install think prior install I didn't. Several options that folder to load install. Wanna know the differences and gonna try looking it up later.

Since first time I bought it it constantly would over heat basically have a 45 window before fan kicks in.

Answered my own question lol but would love to keep this badboy (laptop).

Have laptops and desktops older than that still roll right along. <if you still enjoy the thing its worth the money to get another drive. I would get at least a 7200...but SSD would be great

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Hard Drives are no longer so costly. I would get a new hard drive. If the rest of the notebook fails- then you have a spare hard drive you can use elsewhere.

^Post edited to meet Language and protocol guidelines.

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