Booting porteus on a UEFI / GPT partition table

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Booting porteus on a UEFI / GPT partition table

Post#1 by fvr » 04 Nov 2015, 09:22

I've read through the other topics (dated 2013 mind you) but none of them seemed to detail on my specific problem so here it goes and I hope I'm not over-reaching for creating this new thread.

So I've used Linux Mint recently which created a fat32 partition table for booting. I want to override everything with Porteus because I love this distro, I used it off and on for the past year or so, mostly on usb drives but now I want to bring it home on my main drive.
I tried running the script @brokenman wrote here ... 739#p18928 in order to, you know, erase my partition table and install the bootloader there, but it complains it's not external usb.
The simple installer ran but didn't create any bootloader config even though I specifically checked the checkbox in order to do so.
Please help this newbie out,

Thanks a bunch,

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Re: Booting porteus on a UEFI / GPT partition table

Post#2 by Ed_P » 04 Nov 2015, 15:33

If you haven't already seen these you might find these links useful also fvr.



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Re: Booting porteus on a UEFI / GPT partition table

Post#3 by brokenman » 04 Nov 2015, 18:12

Just to be sure ... you have no other operating system on this machine that you want to keep? Is there an existing boot loader like grub or something?

If you want to nuke the entire drive then I can show you how to tweak the script to work for internal drives.
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