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Old 12-06-2015, 10:29 AM   #1
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Installing a boot loader with nvm drives


I am having no luck installing the boot loader on my new NVM drives. I see that the bios is set to read from the NVM but yet the boot loader doesnt seem to take over after post.

I have tried installing syslinux and grub.
Also the cfdisk does not have a "boot flag" option on the partitions.

Grub gives me error that it contains no bios boot drive.

syslinux tells me that the boot flag is not set

With the usb installation drive removed it always tells me that there is no boot device available.

Thanks in advance!
Old 12-12-2015, 11:51 AM   #2
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1. More detailed hardware info: mainboard and NVM drive
2. Which Linux distro are you using?
3. The second link does not work at all

You should use the partition layout:

EFI boot

and a swap partition.
Old 12-12-2015, 12:58 PM   #3
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You need to create protective MBR in addition to GPT (gdisk can do it), and you need to flag your boot partition as bootable.


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