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HeyyRxsee 05-12-2017 03:30 PM

Don't know what to do on installation!
 
Okay, so I'm trying to install Linux for my first time. I know my way around PC's a bit. Not that good, but I know some.
Anyways, I followed this guide on Youtube on how to dual boot it and Windows 10. But I'm stuck at the part where I'm creating a partition.

It's at around 5:00 minutes in in this video I have the problem https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V1XqHFgpqxc&t=156s
When I'm creating the second (partition? idk if it's called that) but yeah. And when I select it after choosing the same settings as him it says:

The partition table format in use on your disks normally requires you to create a separate partition for boot loader code. This partition should be marked for use as a "Reserved BIOS boot area" and should be at least 1 MB in size. Note that this is not the same as a partition mounted on /boot.

If you do not go back to the partitioning menu and correct this error, boot loader installation may fail later, although it may still be possible to install the boot loader to a partition.


So what do I do?

Any help is appreciated :D

ondoho 05-13-2017 08:38 AM

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Originally Posted by HeyyRxsee (Post 5709761)
Okay, so I'm trying to install Linux for my first time.

which linux?

hazel 05-13-2017 10:09 AM

It looks like you're trying to install in legacy (bios) mode. Modern GPT disks need this extra partition to boot from a bios. But you say you want to dual-boot, and Windows 10 won't boot at all in legacy mode, only in native uefi mode. So you should also be installing your Linux in uefi mode, which most of the big distros support.

Habitual 05-13-2017 10:39 AM

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Originally Posted by ondoho (Post 5710042)

and which youtube video?

http://www.dedoimedo.com/computers/u...ows-users.html

syg00 05-13-2017 07:08 PM

The video is mentioned in the initial post.
I'm guessing this was a prior Win system that was upgraded to Win10. Thus it is using an MBR disk - I have several like this.

As the message says, you need to add another partition - do it after the swap. It should be an option in the mount-point drop-down list just like swap was. After that proceed as per the video - allocate all the remaining space to "/" (what you will come to know as the root of the system).

hazel 05-14-2017 12:31 AM

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Originally Posted by syg00 (Post 5710305)
The video is mentioned in the initial post.
I'm guessing this was a prior Win system that was upgraded to Win10. Thus it is using an MBR disk - I have several like this.

Would you get that particular error message with an MBR disk? According to grub docs, it's only GPT disks that need a separate boot partition for GRUB stage 2. On an MBR disk, there's enough room for it between the MBR and the first partition.

syg00 05-14-2017 01:00 AM

Yes, you're right. Sorry for the noise.
I'll go back to watching the footy.


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