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MBR and ESP

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qback
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MBR and ESP

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Post by qback » Tue Jun 04, 2019 11:52 am

Hello everyone.
I am Linux noob.
I was using Kubuntu for few weeks on my desktop and laptop with Win 10 dual boot. I wanted to try MX instead of kubuntu. On my desktop everything was fine so I have installed it on my laptop and during installation I have chosen to install grub on MBR and I had this error " minimal bash like is supported...." After some research I have found out that I have ESP partition. So I have installed MX again and chose to install grub on ESP.
So now I can see the screen on start up where I can choose to start Mx, Mx advenced options and memory test but there is no windows option there.
I can still boot to windows tho if I go to boot options pressing f12 (where you chose to boot from usb etc). There the partition with Windows I shown and I can boot from there no problem.
Is there anything I can do to so the windows will be available on the grub menu?
Sorry for the long post 😉

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Re: MBR and ESP

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Post by dolphin_oracle » Tue Jun 04, 2019 11:55 am

in a terminal, run

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sudo update-grub
which should get your windows entry back. for whatever reason, the grub installation sometimes misses it the first time.
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lenovo ThinkPad T530 - MX-18.3
lenovo s21e - antiX-19 beta 2 (live-USB)
FYI: mx "test" repo is not the same thing as debian testing repo.

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Re: MBR and ESP

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Post by qback » Tue Jun 04, 2019 12:38 pm

Thanks. Will try when I will get back home later today.

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Re: MBR and ESP

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Post by qback » Tue Jun 04, 2019 2:48 pm

It worked. Thank you very much.
I think rumours about great people here on Mx forums were true. 😊

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Re: MBR and ESP

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Post by dolphin_oracle » Tue Jun 04, 2019 2:49 pm

qback wrote:
Tue Jun 04, 2019 2:48 pm
It worked. Thank you very much.
I think rumours about great people here on Mx forums were true. 😊
:blush:

welcome to the forum!
http://www.youtube.com/runwiththedolphin
lenovo ThinkPad T530 - MX-18.3
lenovo s21e - antiX-19 beta 2 (live-USB)
FYI: mx "test" repo is not the same thing as debian testing repo.

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