Re: Debian 8 and Debian 9 Dual Boot
Felix Miata composed on 2017-11-29 13:55 (UTC-0500):
> Dan Norton composed on 2017-11-28 22:15 (UTC-0500):
>> dan@debian8:~$ sudo fdisk /dev/sda
>> Command (m for help): p
>> Disk /dev/sda: 931.5 GiB, 1000204886016 bytes, 1953525168 sectors
>> Units: sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
>> Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
>> I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
>> Disklabel type: gpt
>> Disk identifier: A615A904-0620-459F-BF44-5E53E54FDF24
>> Device Start End Sectors Size Type
>> /dev/sda1 2048 411647 409600 200M BIOS boot
>> /dev/sda2 411648 16783359 16371712 7.8G Linux swap
>> /dev/sda3 16783360 151001087 134217728 64G Linux LVM
>> /dev/sda4 151001088 285218815 134217728 64G Linux LVM
>> /dev/sda5 285218816 419436543 134217728 64G Linux LVM
>> /dev/sda6 419436544 553654271 134217728 64G Linux LVM
>> /dev/sda7 553654272 1953525134 1399870863 667.5G Linux filesystem
>> Is there a problem here?
> Maybe. I don't have any GPT-partitioned disks to check whether there is a
> missing column. On DOS-partitioned disks, there is a column in between "Device"
> and "Start" labeled "Boot", where any boot flags that exist are shown.
> Since your HD is <2GB, one way to make all this trouble go away would be to
> start all over, selecting DOS as the partitioning type, make a primary as a home
> for Grub, keep LVM on logicals, and put swap either on primary or logical. The
> primary with Grub you would mount on /boot for your first installation, but
> until you understand better the foibles of multiboot, not those subsequent.
Additional considerations that may be at work here:
How old is the BIOS/Firmware on this HP PC? Is an upgrade available?
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