Boot drive not selectable [Solved]

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Boot drive not selectable [Solved]

Postby notzippy » Wed Jun 20, 2012 7:40

Hi

I have a system that is currently dual booting, using grub 2, ubuntu and windows 7. I want to install sabayon over the window partition. When I go to install I choose custom, then select my drive but I am unable to mark that drive as bootable. Which is weird because that is my drive that boots. Any ideas on this ? Do I need to format that partition first ? (I tried a search but the terms were to common)

thanks
Nz
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Re: Boot drive not selectable

Postby st.toma » Wed Jun 20, 2012 17:30

yes, but if you used wubi to get the dual boot setup i think there's problems you can run into.

also you cannot format a partition like that, i think you have to boot into a livecd enviroment in order to format/resize the partition with windows on it.

imo it's alot easier to just format the whole hd, set up the partition table your self and go from there.
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Re: Boot drive not selectable

Postby notzippy » Wed Jun 20, 2012 23:38

My solution wasnt much of one, unplug all other drives and install. Then grub installs properly.

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