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 Post subject: New installation - no boot partition
PostPosted: Fri Feb 10, 2017 6:53 pm 
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I've just carried out a test installation of antiX and noticed that the installer doesn't appear to allow a separate boot partition. This is not a major problem, but I would like to know if this is a bug, a feature or my incompetence. Anyone?


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 Post subject: Re: New installation - no boot partition
PostPosted: Fri Feb 10, 2017 7:22 pm 
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incompetence - nice and classy!

Do you plan to annoy the devs with all your posts, or just your first one?

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 Post subject: Re: New installation - no boot partition
PostPosted: Fri Feb 10, 2017 7:49 pm 
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anticapitalista wrote:
incompetence - nice and classy!

Do you plan to annoy the devs with all your posts, or just your first one?



dude he said "his incompetence"...

um...that would be a feature i guess. Our installer is pretty simple.

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 Post subject: Re: New installation - no boot partition
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Whoops so he did. Apologies to the poster. Time for me to rest I guess.

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 Post subject: Re: New installation - no boot partition
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Well, during the install procedure it asks if you wanna install grub to mbr or root file system on root partition.

Sooooo. To make it difficult. Make a /boot partition during the install procedure using gparted during the live run.
When grub asks where do you want it. Root or MBR. Pick root.

Then go into /boot/grub again after rebooting into a live session after a install.

Cut and copy /boot folder into /boot partition.
Make sure /boot partition is flagged as boot using gparted.

Do a sudo update-grub. See if things are seen I guess. Might work. Might not. I never done this.

I don't know either if some kind of bootloader needs to be on the mbr to chainload boot files from /boot partition either.
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 Post subject: Re: New installation - no boot partition
PostPosted: Sat Feb 11, 2017 4:20 am 
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Do like we do for EUFI
Make a 100MB Fat32 partition Make it bootable, install to SDA2 and have Grub install to mbr.
Works for me.


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