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Re: Dual boot with W10, prevent grub
« Reply #15 on: May 10, 2020, 08:13:03 am »
Out of curiosity I installed some optional Win10 updates yesterday on my dual-boot machine. When it came to restart Windows it went into the BIOS as usual and came up with the grub boot options. All I had to do was a few down-arrows then Enter to select Windows as normal. Windows then completed it's updates and all seems well.

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Re: Dual boot with W10, prevent grub
« Reply #16 on: May 10, 2020, 09:18:20 am »
Hi lliam53,

You are correct: "root" is not listed in that drop down but rather the linux short form "/" is listed and is where the system files all get installed. Just like "~" is the short form for "/home/<username>" you need to remember that "/" is short for "root".  ;)

 
As long as you only select the partition(s) on which you wish to install PepperminOS (and, in your case you only need the one that will then become your "/" partition) then only that selected partition will be erased. I suggest using the ext4 file system. You do not need a swap partition as the installation program will set up a swap file when no swap partition is found or when you do not specify that one should be created.  8)

 
Gparted will not operate on partitions that are mounted! You must unmount any partition that you want to change with gparted (or not mount it in the first place) and then gparted can be used to do various things to that partition.  ;)

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Re: Dual boot with W10, prevent grub
« Reply #17 on: May 10, 2020, 09:27:52 am »
Hi lliam53,

Please boot into PMOS10 live environment with your usb stick.

Then run these commands in a terminal, separately, also press the enter twice after each printout, this will aid you, with a less cluttered view, to read each printout.

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[ -d /sys/firmware/efi ] && echo "Installed in UEFI mode" || echo "Installed in Legacy mode"
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sudo efibootmgr -v
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inxi -Fxz
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inxi -p
When placing each command printout into the reply box, right click your mouse and cover each printout separately, then click the # symbol. This maintain the integrity of printout for legibility purposes, as it would appear in the terminal.

Is it your intention to retrain windies...?

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Re: Dual boot with W10, prevent grub
« Reply #18 on: May 10, 2020, 09:45:03 am »

Is it your intention to retrain windies...?

regards cavy   :D



Only if he has already trained windies -- otherwise, probably not ...  :D 


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Re: Dual boot with W10, prevent grub
« Reply #19 on: May 10, 2020, 08:38:53 pm »
Out of curiosity I installed some optional Win10 updates yesterday on my dual-boot machine. When it came to restart Windows it went into the BIOS as usual and came up with the grub boot options. All I had to do was a few down-arrows then Enter to select Windows as normal. Windows then completed it's updates and all seems well.

I installed W10 home international ISO maybe there is a difference between this and normal? Still security is not a bad thing.  ;D
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Re: Dual boot with W10, prevent grub
« Reply #20 on: May 11, 2020, 07:54:24 am »
Well here I can now report success in installing P10. I decided to remake my flash drive on a newer usb stick, just in case.. that after verifying my iso [again = OK]. Once more went thru the install menu's [something else] choosing to set the partition to EXT4 journalling.. and putting / in the mount field, and of course setting the boot to the same partition as my install. I had chosen not to install the downloads at the same time but accept third party drivers. Long story short, it has all worked out: W10 still boots preferentially when my Grub drive is not present and I get the grub choice menu when it is. Lo and behold! The MINT boot is also present [?] and Mint actually still runs! I was absolutely certain that I had formatted the partition it was on [Gparted] AND installed P10 [with another format] onto the same partition! I can only assume that Mint had installed itself onto another of the disks present in my machine as apposed to the SSD OR both Gparted and P10 will not 'damage' another brother Linux version and P10 ended up installed alongside. I shall be looking into that at a later date. For now my initial question is answered, so I shall be posting this a SOLVED tomorrow... Thanks for the input     lliam
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Re: Dual boot with W10, prevent grub
« Reply #21 on: May 11, 2020, 09:41:19 am »
Hi lliam53,

Great news !! And congratulations too.  8)


As far as having installed PeppermintOS and still having your Mint installation: they must be on separate partitions because they will not work together in the same partition (same drive, yes; but not in the same partition). In fact, I don't even think that it's possible to install one in the other's partition without eliminating the original occupant.  ;) ;D


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Re: Dual boot with W10, prevent grub
« Reply #22 on: May 12, 2020, 02:35:24 am »
As a final report on this matter I can say that peppermint is up and running and behaving perfectly. The whole boot procedure is AOK using my superGrub flash drive, or not [straight into W10]. Transpires that the Mint I had installed previously had nestled itself on another HDD partition on another drive on my system and not to my SSD where P10 now resides [in its own partition], so that's still here too. For the moment this post can be considered as SOLVED. Once more thanks to one and all for the input and good advice, particularly Slim  [/ means root is a good one....] If all goes well I hope to ween off Windows.....

lliam signing off for now.
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Re: Dual boot with W10, prevent grub
« Reply #23 on: May 12, 2020, 07:42:27 am »
If all goes well I hope to ween off Windows.....



I've only got W10 for gaming on if I did not have to keep tweaking Pep to play not just the latest, but nearly all of my Winders games, then I would not have bothered with W10. So pleased everything worked out, welcome to the world of Peppermint.  ;D
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Re: Dual boot with W10, prevent grub SOLVED
« Reply #24 on: May 12, 2020, 02:24:24 pm »
Hi lliam53, glad you got it working. Just out of curiousity, could you post a photo of your hard drive setup as shown in gparted?
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