Thank you, that sounds like a plan!
And let the installer overwrite the MBR of /dev/sda (Windows had written it earlier), otherwise Windows remains in control of booting.
Which partition do you mean? The one that is labeled
SYSTEM_DRV? Should I just delete it?
I did also backup all my files and created a Windows recovery disk.
To install, it depends on the successful boot. As your machine seems to be able to boot in either mode, you must select the BIOS mode in machine’s BIOS/firmware, then installer should boot in BIOS mode. Then you should not see anything related to /boot/efi.
That worked, awesome! Now I do not need to select a
- I am using a Lenovo T430 which was released in 2012.
- I can’t proceed with the installation if I do not choose any
- I can i.e. choose to boot
UEFI only, but then I need to choose a boot device and can`t boot into windows or linux whatever I choose.
sudo fdisk -l
I tried it but I can’t proceed with the installation if I do not choose a
/boot/efipartition. That’s where I can’t proceed:
When I click the arrow in the top right corner to continue with the next step nothing happens. If I do choose
/boot/efiI can continue.
Why do you install EFI system then?
Thanks for you answer.
I am very sorry, but I have no clue about how operating systems work in respect thereof.
So what do I have to do to make it work properly?
I am trying to install Antergos next to Windows 7 Professional.
Something went wrong during the installation and whenever I start my computer it boots into Windows 7 and I can’t boot into Antergos even if antergos_grub has the highest boot priority. In the following I will explain exactly what I did:
I followed the tutorial that was recommended during the installtion but I had to vary from the instructions at one point: The tutorial recommends to set the path of
boot/efito ESP partition that already exists and is used by windows. Unfortunately this partition does not exist in my system. I just had:
- Windows7_OS(C:) - 134 GB
- SYSTEM_DRV - 2,10 GB
I googled a bit and figured out that I do not even need a
boot/efipartition on my system. But because I couldn’t proceed with the installation without having
boot/efi, I decided to just create this
boot/efipartition for Linux.
I reserved 340 MB for it and chose fat32 for its type. I also created a partition for root (15GB, primary, ext4),
/home(20GB) and one for swap (4GB). I chose Grub2 as the bootloader. Because I couldn’t create any more primary partitions, root is the only primary partition and swap,
/homeare placed in an extended partition. If you need any more information I will happily provide it.
I know that I didn’t reserve much storage for the home directory and root so far but my plan is to get used to Antergos and then reduce the Windows partitions and give this space to Antergos.
Now I can see all this partitions after booting into Windows but I just can’t boot Antergos. Does anyone know what went wrong and how to fix that?
It will be great if anyone can help me!