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Old 09-29-2013, 11:44 PM   #16
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Windows is bootable & on gpt partition

This is a 4Gig usb.
Elementary is capable of installing to GPT & UEFI so it should have gdisk on it.
Thank You Eddy1-

Since Elementary is capable of this all our friend; Caskla now needs is to use gdisk? Right?
I didn't know that gdisk comes with Elementary.

I used a Live Elementary CD yesterday and I was able to use g-parted to look at my friends Lenovo's partitons-
Don't know if that helps-

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Old 09-30-2013, 12:07 AM   #17
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Thank You Eddy1-

Since Elementary is capable of this all our friend; Caskla now needs is to use gdisk? Right?
I didn't know that gdisk comes with Elementary.

I used a Live Elementary CD yesterday and I was able to use g-parted to look at my friends Lenovo's partitons-
Don't know if that helps-
Try the usb on your machine & run the command if it's installed it will read your gpt partitions, if there are no GPT partitions it will notify you of that, then you'll know if it's included in live-cd.
 
Old 09-30-2013, 12:15 AM   #18
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The Live CD is no longer with me.
My friend took it to install it on his Lenovo-
 
Old 09-30-2013, 12:17 AM   #19
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The Elementary .iso image is on your usb isn't it?
 
Old 09-30-2013, 04:35 PM   #20
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Try the usb on your machine & run the command if it's installed it will read your gpt partitions
Although this wasn't directed at me, I tried it anyway because I figured the results would be the same.
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elementary@elementary:~$ sudo gdisk
sudo: gdisk: command not found
elementary@elementary:~$ gdisk
The program 'gdisk' is currently not installed. You can install it by typing:
sudo apt-get install gdisk
elementary@elementary:~$ sudo apt-get install gdisk
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
The following NEW packages will be installed:
gdisk
0 upgraded, 1 newly installed, 0 to remove and 143 not upgraded.
Need to get 300 kB of archives.
After this operation, 642 kB of additional disk space will be used.
Get:1 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ precise/universe gdisk amd64 0.8.1-1build1 [300 kB]
Fetched 300 kB in 1s (281 kB/s)
Selecting previously unselected package gdisk.
(Reading database ... 120078 files and directories currently installed.)
Unpacking gdisk (from .../gdisk_0.8.1-1build1_amd64.deb) ...
Processing triggers for man-db ...
Setting up gdisk (0.8.1-1build1) ...
elementary@elementary:~$ sudo gdisk
GPT fdisk (gdisk) version 0.8.1

Type device filename, or press <Enter> to exit:
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The Elementary .iso image is on your usb isn't it?
Yes, it is.
 
Old 09-30-2013, 05:14 PM   #21
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Looking at the output gdisk in now installed.

You should be able to install Elementary OS now (onto the partiton that you made) from your usb memory stick.
 
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So I should go through the installation process again?
 
Old 09-30-2013, 05:51 PM   #23
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So I should go through the installation process again?
When you start up your computer do you have the GNU Grub Menu to choose either Elementary OS or Windows OS?
If you don't than I don't think Elementary Os has been installed.

We should see what Mr. Eddy has to say about the /dev/sda1 partition that you have.


/dev/sda5 EXT 4 4068 MB-
You should be able to install to that partition.

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Old 09-30-2013, 08:00 PM   #24
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As you know, I'd like to install it to the partition that I made, but according to the installer, /dev/sda1 is only 300 MB. /dev/sda5 seems to be the partition that I made. Here is an album of photos of the installer and my options: http://imgur.com/a/Vulvh
 
Old 09-30-2013, 11:23 PM   #25
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sudo gdisk /dev/sda
 
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As you know, I'd like to install it to the partition that I made, but according to the installer, /dev/sda1 is only 300 MB. /dev/sda5 seems to be the partition that I made. Here is an album of photos of the installer and my options: http://imgur.com/a/Vulvh
You are correct as sda5 has almost 4 Gigs of data written to it & it's ext4, but you also have an unknown partition sda3 that may be grub efi. Right now I'm going to to check the REFIT site for answers
 
Old 10-01-2013, 01:14 AM   #27
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dev/sda2 is the efi partition
Code:
dev/sda3 134 MB unknown
Not sure if that is Grub or not--

Code:
dev/sda4 is 894.8 GB which is way more than what you need for your Windows partition.
You could shrink your Windows partition and that way you will have more free space to make 2 partitions for Elementary.
That's what I would do if this was what I had to work with. I'd reduce it to about 1/2 the size it is now.

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dev/sda5 ext4 4068 MB
That's a good partition but not big enough for Elementary to have room to expand over time.
 
Old 10-01-2013, 01:37 AM   #28
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4068 is used space on the partition, but partition is 104.9Gigs, so os is most likely installed but no bootloader. At this point the OP needs somebody like evo, tobisdg or other members who are more experienced with this type of setup.
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dev/sda5 ext4 4068 MB
 
Old 10-01-2013, 02:13 AM   #29
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4068 is used space on the partition, but partition is 104.9Gigs, so os is most likely installed but no bootloader. At this point the OP needs somebody like evo, tobisdg or other members who are more experienced with this type of setup.
I wrote to Mr. Evo and asked him for his help-
 
Old 10-04-2013, 12:05 AM   #30
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10/04/13 Update

I have asked our Moderator to join this thread-

BTW approx. 30 GB's is recommended for Windows 8-

However; it depends on how many other programs you must install on the boot disk partition:-
http://www.softwareok.com/?seite=faq-Windows-8&faq=5

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