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P10 no option to dual boot
« on: October 10, 2019, 01:52:26 pm »
Hi there,
I see a post re P9 for this, but it's quite old (https://forum.peppermintos.com/index.php?action=post;topic=7166.0;last_msg=73432)

Here is the output as requested from that post in the hope that you  can diagnose my issue of not having the option

sudo fdisk -l

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Disk /dev/loop0: 1.4 GiB, 1472348160 bytes, 2875680 sectors
Units: sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes


Disk /dev/sda: 465.8 GiB, 500107862016 bytes, 976773168 sectors
Units: sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 4096 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 4096 bytes / 4096 bytes
Disklabel type: dos
Disk identifier: 0x3833069c

Device     Boot   Start       End   Sectors   Size Id Type
/dev/sda1  *       2048   1126399   1124352   549M  7 HPFS/NTFS/exFAT
/dev/sda2       1126400 976771071 975644672 465.2G  7 HPFS/NTFS/exFAT




Disk /dev/sdb: 58.6 GiB, 62914560000 bytes, 122880000 sectors
Units: sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
Disklabel type: dos
Disk identifier: 0x0434560d

Device     Boot Start       End   Sectors  Size Id Type
/dev/sdb1  *     2048 122879999 122877952 58.6G  c W95 FAT32 (LBA)


Disk /dev/zram0: 985.3 MiB, 1033150464 bytes, 252234 sectors
Units: sectors of 1 * 4096 = 4096 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 4096 bytes / 4096 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 4096 bytes / 4096 bytes


Disk /dev/zram1: 985.3 MiB, 1033150464 bytes, 252234 sectors
Units: sectors of 1 * 4096 = 4096 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 4096 bytes / 4096 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 4096 bytes / 4096 bytes


Disk /dev/zram2: 985.3 MiB, 1033150464 bytes, 252234 sectors
Units: sectors of 1 * 4096 = 4096 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 4096 bytes / 4096 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 4096 bytes / 4096 bytes


Disk /dev/zram3: 985.3 MiB, 1033150464 bytes, 252234 sectors
Units: sectors of 1 * 4096 = 4096 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 4096 bytes / 4096 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 4096 bytes / 4096 bytes

and sudo blkid

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/dev/sda1: LABEL="System Reserved" UUID="C8625F27625F1A10" TYPE="ntfs" PARTUUID="3833069c-01"
/dev/sda2: UUID="6AF06352F0632413" TYPE="ntfs" PARTUUID="3833069c-02"
/dev/sdb1: LABEL="PEPPERMINT" UUID="191E-2C28" TYPE="vfat" PARTUUID="0434560d-01"
/dev/loop0: TYPE="squashfs"
/dev/zram0: UUID="49f3acfb-e432-465c-a85a-d5857db6cc04" TYPE="swap"
/dev/zram1: UUID="c20215d0-205e-409e-a229-eae0a151c27e" TYPE="swap"
/dev/zram2: UUID="2a463a25-5160-436a-ba60-1de379690192" TYPE="swap"
/dev/zram3: UUID="b0534acf-7c84-4cb3-ada9-89f42cd3352e" TYPE="swap"

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Re: P10 no option to dual boot
« Reply #1 on: October 10, 2019, 04:31:50 pm »
Am I right in thinking ONLY Windows is installed to your hard drive .. and you're running Peppermint from a LiveUSB stick ?

If so, I'm not quite understanding the question .. if you only have one OS installed, where are you expecting a dual boot option ?

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Or are you saying the installer isn't offering you the option to "Install alongside Windows" ?
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Re: P10 no option to dual boot
« Reply #2 on: October 10, 2019, 05:10:45 pm »
Sorry, I meant that whilst trying to install a new installation along side of an existing windows 10 there is no option to dual boot. At the moment there is just windows 10 and nothing else.  And yes I am booting from a USB.
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Re: P10 no option to dual boot
« Reply #3 on: October 10, 2019, 05:35:56 pm »
From the LiveUSB, what's the output from:
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inxi -Fz
and when you say:-

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At the moment there is just windows 10 and nothing else

I take it there's an option labelled "Something Else" ?
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Re: P10 no option to dual boot
« Reply #4 on: October 10, 2019, 05:57:40 pm »
Based on your recommendation (I asked for advice on a new laptop a few weeks ago), not quite the specs you suggested (i5 rather than i7) but for 80 quid you can't go wrong!

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System:    Host: peppermint Kernel: 4.18.0-18-generic x86_64 bits: 64 Desktop: N/A
           Distro: Peppermint Ten
Machine:   Device: laptop System: Dell product: Latitude E6430 v: 01 serial: N/A
           Mobo: Dell model: 0CPWYR v: A00 serial: N/A
           BIOS: Dell v: A17 date: 08/19/2015
Battery    BAT0: charge: 34.0 Wh 96.2% condition: 35.3/62.2 Wh (57%)
CPU:       Dual core Intel Core i5-3340M (-MT-MCP-) cache: 3072 KB
           clock speeds: max: 3400 MHz 1: 1196 MHz 2: 1196 MHz 3: 1197 MHz
           4: 1196 MHz
Graphics:  Card: Intel 3rd Gen Core processor Graphics Controller
           Display Server: x11 (X.Org 1.20.1 )
           drivers: modesetting (unloaded: fbdev,vesa)
           Resolution: 1366x768@60.01hz
           OpenGL: renderer: Mesa DRI Intel Ivybridge Mobile
           version: 4.2 Mesa 18.2.8
Audio:     Card Intel 7 Series/C216 Family High Def. Audio Controller
           driver: snd_hda_intel
           Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k4.18.0-18-generic
Network:   Card-1: Intel 82579LM Gigabit Network Connection (Lewisville)
           driver: e1000e
           IF: eno1 state: down mac: <filter>
           Card-2: Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6205 [Taylor Peak] driver: iwlwifi
           IF: wlp2s0 state: up mac: <filter>
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 563.0GB (1.0% used)
           ID-1: /dev/sda model: HGST_HTS545050A7 size: 500.1GB
           ID-2: USB /dev/sdb model: USB_DISK size: 62.9GB
Partition: ID-1: / size: 3.9G used: 55M (2%) fs: overlay dev: N/A
           ID-2: swap-1 size: 1.03GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/zram0
           ID-3: swap-2 size: 1.03GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/zram1
           ID-4: swap-3 size: 1.03GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/zram2
           ID-5: swap-4 size: 1.03GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/zram3
RAID:      No RAID devices: /proc/mdstat, md_mod kernel module present
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 47.0C mobo: N/A
           Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A
Info:      Processes: 207 Uptime: 2 min Memory: 702.2/7882.3MB
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Re: P10 no option to dual boot
« Reply #5 on: October 10, 2019, 07:08:14 pm »
Hmm, okay it should work on that :)

Is the BIOS set to boot efi or legacy BIOS ?
(I'm gonna bet legacy BIOS as there doesn't appear to be an ESP partition)

Is it Win10 Pro or Home ? .. and have you extracted the Win10 installation key yet (in case you need to reinstall Windows without charge at any point) ?

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My point is, we can try shrinking the Windows partition from within Windows .. then install Peppermint in the free space (manually specifying the partitions if necessary) .. but it'd still be a VERY good idea to have your Windows 10 key written down somewhere in case anything goes wrong and you need to be able to download Win10 and reinstall without having to pay.

I can tell you how to extract your Windows 10 key with Produkey if you need ?
https://www.nirsoft.net/utils/product_cd_key_viewer.html
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Re: P10 no option to dual boot
« Reply #6 on: October 11, 2019, 12:43:46 am »
Based on your recommendation (I asked for advice on a new laptop a few weeks ago), not quite the specs you suggested (i5 rather than i7) but for 80 quid you can't go wrong!

Good choice!

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Re: P10 no option to dual boot
« Reply #7 on: October 11, 2019, 03:54:26 am »
thanks guys.  As always, top advice.  I'm gonna be offline for a few days so will feedback again after next Wednesday.  Have a great weekend and speak next week  :P