[SOLVED]Device for Boot Loader Installation

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[SOLVED]Device for Boot Loader Installation

Post by bill_steamshovel » Tue Jul 17, 2018 9:57 am

Hello,

Am ready to pull the trigger on an installation.Have diligently worked my way through install document here ........https://linuxmint-installation-guide.re ... stall.html

Please ..... a double check ? Total newb ..... didn't even know what a partition or a swap was until half an hour ago.

I have created a 100GB partition for the installl and a 8GB swap space, created the partitions in WIndows and then assigned swap and ext4 and mount \ during the install setup.

What is the Device for Boot Loader Installation ? Is that the same as the Windows Boot Manager ? See attached jpeg
Ready to Pull Trigger.JPG
ready to install ?
Maybe that's defined somewhere and I haven't the skills to understand it when I read it.

Thanks

Bill
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Re: Device for Boot Loader Installation

Post by gm10 » Tue Jul 17, 2018 10:03 am

bill_steamshovel wrote:
Tue Jul 17, 2018 9:57 am
What is the Device for Boot Loader Installation ? Is that the same as the Windows Boot Manager ? See attached jpeg
It's the drive and potentially partition to install the GRUB2 boot loader to. In case of doubt just leave it on /dev/sda (you didn't actually include a screenshot).

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Re: Device for Boot Loader Installation

Post by bill_steamshovel » Tue Jul 17, 2018 10:06 am

Thanks

.... off and running in a minute or two ....

Bill

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Re: Device for Boot Loader Installation

Post by gm10 » Tue Jul 17, 2018 10:13 am

Weird, hadn't seen the screenshot before. Just to confirm, /dev/sda it is.

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Re: [SOLVED]Device for Boot Loader Installation

Post by bill_steamshovel » Tue Jul 17, 2018 10:53 am

Hey gm10

Thanks for your help.

Looks like it did something and will start another thread to find out what went wrong.

Bill

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Re: [SOLVED]Device for Boot Loader Installation

Post by ajaya123 » Tue Jul 31, 2018 1:26 pm

if you dont know any thing just install grub at /dev/sda , never install it on /boot or sda1 etc for new user :idea:

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Re: [SOLVED]Device for Boot Loader Installation

Post by michael louwe » Tue Jul 31, 2018 3:35 pm

bill_steamshovel wrote:.
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Just a fyi, for UEFI install mode, the "Device for boot loader installation" should be the EFI System Partition(= a smallish fat32 partition). In your case, it is the same as Windows Boot Manager at /sda1, ie not /sda.
....... /sda or the internal hard-drive is for Legacy BIOS install mode.

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Re: [SOLVED]Device for Boot Loader Installation

Post by gm10 » Tue Jul 31, 2018 3:53 pm

michael louwe wrote:
Tue Jul 31, 2018 3:35 pm
bill_steamshovel wrote:.
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Just a fyi, for UEFI install mode, the "Device for boot loader installation" should be the EFI System Partition(= a smallish fat32 partition). In your case, it is the same as Windows Boot Manager at /sda1, ie not /sda.
....... /sda or the internal hard-drive is for Legacy BIOS install mode.
Also just FYI (this thread is long done, it was necro'd by the guy above you just like the other one) on why I told him to leave it at /sda, extract from the installer sources:

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if [ "$grub_package" = grub-efi ]; then
	# No need for install device selection on EFI.
	bootdev=efi-dummy
	state=3
In other words, it doesn't matter what you select in EFI mode. If you want to place your EFI bootloader in a custom location you'll have to run grub-install manually.
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Re: [SOLVED]Device for Boot Loader Installation

Post by michael louwe » Tue Jul 31, 2018 4:05 pm

@ gm10, .......
gm10 wrote:.
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This is geared toward new Linux users who have a newer UEFI-based computer that has Windows 8/8.1/10 pre-installed.

* VERY IMPORTANT STEP!!! Near bottom of window, "Device for bootloader installation" should be the EFI System Partition. Select that one in the drop-down box. It will be a small (200-550MB) partition formatted as FAT32. It will likely be /dev/sda1 or /dev/sda2; but double-check that to be sure.
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Re: [SOLVED]Device for Boot Loader Installation

Post by JasonBourne » Tue Jul 31, 2018 7:24 pm

thanks guys, this addresses my issue

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