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Re: lenovo s205 installation problems

On Tue, Feb 7, 2012 at 9:07 AM, Tom H <tomh0665@gmail.com> wrote:
> On Tue, Feb 7, 2012 at 8:05 AM, Russell L. Harris
> <rlharris@broadcaster.org> wrote:
>> * Tom H <tomh0665@gmail.com> [120207 12:12]:
>>> On Mon, Feb 6, 2012 at 6:12 AM, Russell L. Harris
>>> <rlharris@broadcaster.org> wrote:
>> So I plan to reboot the GParted-Live flash USB (now upgraded to
>> 0.11.0) and experiment.
>>> "bios_grub"/"bios_boot" is a type/flag like "boot", "lvm", "raid". In
>>> fdisk/gdisk, you use "t" to set them and in parted you use "set".
>> Using GParted to partition the drive just prior to this installation
>> attempt, I created a separate /boot partition as the first partition.
>> I then used the "manage flags" menu of GParted to set the boot flag.
>> In addition to the "boot" flag, the menu offered also the "bios-grub"
>> flag.  Should I have set both the "boot" and the "bios-grub" flag for
>> the partition "/boot"?
> I wouldn't worry about the "boot" flag; I don't have it set on any
> partition on my netbook and it boots fine. If you do want to use it,
> set it to "/boot" or to "/" if you don't have a separate "/boot".
> The "bios_grub" flag shouldn't be applied to "/boot" or any other
> partition with a filesystem.
> if you want to install grub to the MBR, create a 1MB partition as the
> first partition of your GPT disk and flag it as "bios_grub" and then
> create "/boot', etc.


In your case, make sure that you also apply the "boot" flag to the
"bios_grub" partition, as this might be a solution to your grub boot



There's a third bug report with more info (IIRC, mentioning Lenovo)
but it's now been marked "private"...

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