I have a 2Tb HDD EFI - GPT partitioned - at an AMD64 machine
I have Mint12 installed at /sdb2 and /sdb4 as / and /home with a /sdb6 swap
I had Ubuntu PP installed at /sdb1 /sdb3 and /sdb6 with the same config
When I go to the install part the partition program does not recognize the EFi - GPT - partition and send me to do it with GNU part, that is not at the menu.
Then i tried not to partition the disk, and format / (sdb1) and mount /sdb3 as /home without formatting and /sda1 as data partition
And then the installer ends with an error.
Must I make partitions in order to add /boot /var and /proc as it is recommended? - I would like to use the Mint12 boot upgrading grub after arch install if it is possible. -
Or is it a problem with GPT / EFI partitions?
Are there any way of improving the installation script with a step or automatic detection for EFI partitions.
Modern computers and HDDs are all EFI I do not understand not supporting this tech.
Thanks in advance for any solution.
PS: I'm installing from USB pendrive the ISO with Multisystem
Last edited by mitcoes (2012-02-04 08:10:22)
FWIW, I installed Arch on a pre-built gpt partition. I had no problem doing so.
Here is the set of articles that taught me everything when I started dealing with gpt: http://www.rodsbooks.com/gdisk/index.html