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Old 03-10-2013, 05:47 AM   #1
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Booting partition only with live cd


Hi,
i have hard disk parted with 3 partitions like this
sda
<<<sda1 ext4 empty
<<<sda4 where / is (it says type EFI)
<<<sda5 swap

When i start the pc says no bootable device .....
If start the pc with live cd and select boot from hard disk the os (ubuntu) loads ok.

What can i do to start right?

Thanks.
 
Old 03-10-2013, 07:36 AM   #2
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Hello skos, welcome to LQ,

it seems that you did not install the bootloader. The message "no bootable device" means that the computer couldn't find a boot-sector on the harddisk. You should try to boot the install-CD and install or reinstall the bootloader.

Markus
 
Old 03-10-2013, 08:47 AM   #3
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Thanks for the reply Markus, but this means i have to make new partition and install grub there?
 
Old 03-10-2013, 08:50 AM   #4
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Thanks for the reply Markus, but this means i have to make new partition and install grub there?
No, Grub isn't installed on a separate partition. You can simply install and configure it on your Linux-Distribution, this should be done almost automatically by the installer. Read the documentation of your distribution. It seems peculiar to me that you have installed Linux and the installer did not install the bootloader. How did you install Linux?

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Old 03-10-2013, 04:33 PM   #5
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It's more likely that message is coming from the BIOS, and grub is actually installed.
Once booted in ok, go here, do as it says and post the RESULTS.txt.
Hopefully a simple fix - I'm interested as to why you have an EFI root partition though ...
 
Old 03-11-2013, 01:07 AM   #6
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ok i'll try it.
 
  


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