Cannot install Mint to GPT disk

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Captain Brillo
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Cannot install Mint to GPT disk

Post by Captain Brillo » Sun Jan 06, 2019 2:22 pm

Have a box that
used to have a windows disk, and was using the MBR to dual boot linux.

I took out the windows disk entirely, and now I'm having trouble with a fresh install of Linux.
I used a GPT partition table, hoping to stay away from extended partitions, and I can't get Mint to boot after install.

Obviously there's something I'm missing here - I've installed Linux this way on other Windows-free boxes, what am I suddenly doing wrong?

What more info do you need?
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Re: Cannot install Mint to GPT disk

Post by JeremyB » Sun Jan 06, 2019 2:56 pm

Do a search, you will need a 1 MB partition at the start of the disk, no file system with a BIOS boot flag. You will find details in a search
The easy way might be to reinstall using UEFI

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Re: Cannot install Mint to GPT disk

Post by Captain Brillo » Sun Jan 06, 2019 3:27 pm

I've done multiple searches for how to create a boot sector in linux - none work so far.

If I go into Gparted, the only way I can create a tiny partition is to format it as "cleared" and that does not work - grub is never installed.

So tell me where/what question to get this answer, please.
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Re: Cannot install Mint to GPT disk

Post by pbear » Sun Jan 06, 2019 5:02 pm

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