[SOLVED] NOOB stuck on new installation, trying to dual boot

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[SOLVED] NOOB stuck on new installation, trying to dual boot

Post by ChazzerB314 » Wed Jun 20, 2018 7:57 pm

So I've followed many of the guides to install Linux Mint 18.3 "Sylvia". Everything works well until I get into the Linux GUI booted off of the USB.

The desktop has 3 icons: Computer, Home, and Install Linux Mint. I double click on Install Linux Mint.
Step 1: Choose a language, done.
Step 2: 2 boxes for Install third-party software and Turn off Secure Boot. Check and check. Choose a password. I type one key and my keyboard stops workkng (Problem #1). <No worries, I can turn on the Virtual on-screen Keyboard as a work around> ok.
Step 3: Install Linux Mint alongside them (other OS) <that's what I want> Ok.
Step 4: Press "Install Now"
Error!!!!
"Starting Sector Number, 4294967296 exceeds the msdos-partition-table-imposed maximum of 4294967295"

Happened twice. I wiped my USB and started over and same results.

Hardware:
i5-4670k
ASUS Maximus Hero VII
Samsung 960 Evo 250GB NvMe
4x4GB RAM
GTX 1050ti

So my first 3 days of Linux have been rough, no keyboard and no install. Hopefully my luck will turn around and I can begin exploring this brand new world.

Any help will be much appreciated. Thanks
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Re: NOOB stuck on new installation, trying to dual boot

Post by WharfRat » Wed Jun 20, 2018 10:45 pm

Hello ChazzerB314 Image

Welcome to Linux Mint and the Linux Mint forum :)

The problems you're experiencing is very odd especially
Starting Sector Number, 4294967296 exceeds the msdos-partition-table-imposed maximum of 4294967295
Did you verify the iso file as outlined on the Mint web site :?:

If you run the terminal app from the live session does the keyboard work normally :?:

If so paste back the results of these inxi -Fzxxx and [ -d /sys/firmware/efi ] && echo "Currently in EFI mode" || echo "Currently in Legacy mode"
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Re: NOOB stuck on new installation, trying to dual boot

Post by jimallyn » Wed Jun 20, 2018 11:04 pm

Are you using the msdos partition table? If so, you need to change to GPT.

https://ubuntuforums.org/archive/index. ... 08753.html

https://www.kubuntuforums.net/showthrea ... ed-maximum
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Re: NOOB stuck on new installation, trying to dual boot

Post by ChazzerB314 » Tue Jun 26, 2018 10:56 pm

Ok update time. I verified my iso and it was good. I tried again and nothing. I couldn't switch my drive to gpt because it was my main boot drive for windows. So, I backed up that drive and wiped it through the cmd prompt in the system recovery boot up screen.
Then, I attempted to switch the drive to gpt and it was successful (kinda). I had to reinstall windows so I partitioned the drive during installation and it switched the drive back to mbr.
Once windows was up and running barebones, I attempted to reinstall Linux.
The keyboard still would only work for one keystroke, but I was able to get it installed.

Thank you both for your help. I will be posting my keyboard problem somewhere else.

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Re: [SOLVED] NOOB stuck on new installation, trying to dual boot

Post by MotleyCru » Sat Feb 16, 2019 6:32 pm

I just had this issue with a 4TB hard drive.. tried every conceivable way to install both Win10 and Linux Mint 19 on the same drive, and found it is not possible in my case.

Having the older BIOS with no UEFI, I could not install Windows 10 on the GPT partition (Windows would not accept this type of Partition... and then Installing Windows on the ms-dos partition - the Linux install would error saying the partition exceeds the allocated maximum sectors.

So... In order for ME to do the dual boot, I had to install Windows 10 first on one physical drive (older 500GB drive with ms-dos partition) and then install Linux Mint on the 4TB drive (GPT partition).

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