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Re: Debian 8 and Debian 9 Dual Boot




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.
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