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new install partition confusion [solved]

Postby temper on Fri Mar 14, 2014 1:02 am

I'm trying to install LMDE and I've decided to delete everything and start fresh. I can create primary partitions, but it will not let me create any extended partitions.

Also, whenever I apply the operations, I get a Libparted Warning saying /dev/sdb contains GPT signatures but does not have a valid fake msdos partition table. It asks if it is a GPT partition table. yes and it says the backup GPT is corrupt but primary is ok.

If I continue with install and assign /dev/sdb as / and install grub, the install completes but the machine will not boot. goes directly to bios.
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Re: new install partition confusion

Postby kurotsugi on Fri Mar 14, 2014 12:59 pm

I think convert to MBR will be the easiest way :3
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Re: new install partition confusion

Postby temper on Fri Mar 14, 2014 3:25 pm

How exactly?
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Re: new install partition confusion

Postby austin.texas on Fri Mar 14, 2014 4:57 pm

It is not enough to delete partitions, you have to delete the partition table to switch from GPT to MBR. Gparted can do that for you.
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Re: new install partition confusion

Postby temper on Fri Mar 14, 2014 10:25 pm

austin.texas wrote:It is not enough to delete partitions, you have to delete the partition table to switch from GPT to MBR. Gparted can do that for you.


Thank you so much. I finally have a working LMDE desktop! I can't tell you how many distributions I've tried to install that failed. Now I know why. :?
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Re: new install partition confusion

Postby austin.texas on Sat Mar 15, 2014 6:06 am

I am glad it worked for you !

Please go to your first post, click EDIT, and add [SOLVED] to the title.
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