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gatliffe 09-04-2015 09:43 AM

Dual boot win 10 and linux
 
I trying to dual boot win 10 and pc linux os but when I run Gparted it not seeing anything at all on the drive I thinking it not seeing the GPT partition so how do I make a linux partition with out wiping out windows 10 Thanks

yancek 09-04-2015 11:47 AM

GParted recognizes GPT partitions.
A little detail on your situation. You indicate you want to have windows 10 and pclinuxos but don't indicate whether you have either installed?
Do you have windows 10 installed? Did you install it using UEFI or MBR? Did you upgrade it from an earlier version of windows? If you have windows installed and are trying to install PCLinuxOS, what do you see in its installer?

If you have space on the hard drive (you don't indicate if you have one or more hard drive?), then you should be able to simply create a partition from unallocated space and format it with a Linux type filesystem. You should have options in the PCLinuxOS installer to either use free space (if there is any) or do a Custom Installation. If you aren't seeing that, there is some other problem such as a bad download or bad burn.

Basically, you select a partition which is not formatted for windows. You should see this in the installer. You are a bit short on details on your situaiton.

gatliffe 09-04-2015 01:46 PM

Thank you for the reply Window 10 is already install it a upgrade from 8.1 and that was a clean install I set w8.1 to use about half of the drive but didn't do anything to the other half it that part I was going to install pc linux os on
the computer is a HP G7 laptop I have all UEFI setting turn off as far as I see it wouldn't let me boot to a DVD with UEFI on, the linux installer don't show anything at all other then the total size of the HD but no partition info Gparted is the same

Head_on_a_Stick 09-04-2015 02:42 PM

What is the output of:
Code:

# parted -l

yancek 09-04-2015 03:41 PM

Quote:

I set w8.1 to use about half of the drive but didn't do anything to the other half
So the other half is seen as unallocated or free space outside any partition from windows, correct? Did you verify the download of pclinux with the md5 checksum and did you burn the iso to the DVD as an image file? In other words, are you able to boot the DVD and use it as a Live CD and start the installer. Sounds a little odd to me. Posting the output requested above might help.

gatliffe 09-04-2015 05:59 PM

I check it a NTFS partition I didn't think w10 could use NTFS

[root@localhost guest]# parted -l
Warning: /dev/sda contains GPT signatures, indicating that it has a GPT table.
However, it does not have a valid fake msdos partition table, as it should.
Perhaps it was corrupted -- possibly by a program that doesn't understand GPT
partition tables. Or perhaps you deleted the GPT table, and are now using an
msdos partition table. Is this a GPT partition table?
Yes/No?

yancek 09-04-2015 08:19 PM

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I check it a NTFS partition I didn't think w10 could use NTFS
I don't think it can use anything BUT ntfs which has been the default windows filesystem for about 15 years. So what is an ntfs partition? Where you have windows? You still haven't clarified what the other half of the disk is. Unallocated space or a different partiton? If it is an ntfs partition, you won't be able to install any Linux on it.

If you are using GPT, from what I have read you then need windows using UEFI. Do you have an EFI partition on your disk? You should be able to verify that in windows. I don't use UEFI/GPT so perhaps someone more familiar with it will post.

Head_on_a_Stick 09-05-2015 09:06 AM

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Originally Posted by gatliffe (Post 5416013)
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Perhaps it was corrupted -- possibly by a program that doesn't understand GPT

Looks like there is a problem with the partition table.

Can you view the device using the disk management utility in Windows?

If so, a screenshot of said application may be useful.

gatliffe 09-05-2015 10:03 PM

I going to try it again tomorrow Thanks

slackartist 04-27-2016 05:54 PM

I remember just taking win10 off the computer
 
bit difficult having to adjust certain settings in the bios.

Try installing linux then worry about a dual boot

suggest use win7 its simple enough with that unless I misunderstand that its not that hard with win10

JJJCR 04-28-2016 01:52 AM

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Originally Posted by gatliffe (Post 5415775)
I trying to dual boot win 10 and pc linux os but when I run Gparted it not seeing anything at all on the drive I thinking it not seeing the GPT partition so how do I make a linux partition with out wiping out windows 10 Thanks

Why need to dual boot?

You can use virtual software on either Linux or Windows.

Emerson 04-28-2016 06:01 AM

gdisk can fix the partion table, just run it gdisk /dev/sda and save.


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