sry for late reply… it was sleeping time here in Germany ;)
No problem, you already helped me a lot!
“Use the device below for boot loader installation”, then select Grub2 as bootloader and /dev/sda as Device
this is choosen by defaulzt as far as i know, and right you need to use grub on legacy devioces and if you only have one HD installed /dev/sda is the right (one and only) device ;)
Thanks for this precision!
For safety’s sake, please make (in Windows) a good backup of all your personal data before making anything else! It is so easy to make serious errors e.g. in partitioning.
Another thing that probably is wise to do: create a Windows recovery disk (in Windows) right after making the backup mentioned above. That helps you recover Windows booting (MBR) if something goes wrong.
Yes, that’s what I will do, thanks!
Even the swap partition is not strictly necessary, as you can use a swap file.
I will check that!
No backup means you do not have a parachute
I think I will also need a buoy
So as a minimum for Antergos, you need to have only the root partition, marked as “/”.
Anything else is just optimizing and depends on your system.
Yes, I’ve read a lot of tutorials about that.
we do not know stupid questions here … You say prior that you are a newbie and thats totally fine, you need to start somehow, and if you like what you get you will stay and learn …
I know but I asked a lot of questions… x)
@joekamprad Thank you very much! It’s very clear now!
On legacy BIOS you will install Antergos grub (bootmanager) code into the MBR of the disk what will have boot entries for Antergos and Windows then.
just to be sure-- does it mean I must check “Use the device below for boot loader installation”, then select Grub2 as bootloader and /dev/sda as Device?
@joekamprad Thanks for your fast answer!
Yes, I will create dualbooting and Antergos will be indeed on the same HD as Windows.
So, if I understand correctly, what I should have :
that’s all ?
And how to mount /boot under / if I don’t create it?
I’m asking these questions because I’m afraid of breaking my Windows which contains all my files. :(
I need to install Antergos and I’m totally a newbie into Linux world.
I have Windows 7 x64 in Legacy mode and I need to install Antergos alongside with it.
My question : during partitionning, should I create a boot partition or Antergos will create it automatically?
Help me please!