I'm back. Got busy with other things. I read the stuff over a few more times. Turned off secure boot, repartitioned the hard drive. And When I got to the place to install the boot loader I got the message
no root file system is defined
Please correct this from the partition menu
My partition table is:
Partition File system Label Size Used Unused Flags
/dev/sda1 ntfs recovery 400,000 mi b 237.53MiB 162.47MiB hidden, diag
/Dev/sda2 fat32 ESP 300.00MiB 52.58MiB 247.42MiB boot
/dev/sda3 unknown 128.00MiB -- -- msftres
/dev/sda4 ntfs Gateway 205.08GiB 31.77GiB 173.31GiB msftdata
/dev/sda7 ext4 swap 3.99GiB 136.30MiB 3.86GiB
/dev/sda 8 ext4 11.72GiB 345.73MiB 11.38GiB
/dev/sda9 ext4 10.74GiB 327.61MiB 10.42GiB
/dev/sda10 ext4 10.74GiB 327.61MiB 10.42GiB
/dev/sda11 ext4 10.74GiB 327.61MiB 10.42.GiB
/dev/sda12 ext4 home 195.73GiB 3.25GiB 192.48GiB
/dev/sda5 ntfs 450.00MiB 308.85MiB 141.15MiB hidden, diag
/dev/sda6 ntfs Push button reset 15.76GiB 12.84GiB 2.92GiB hidden, diag
I gotta learn to take screen shots.
I try to install the bootloader in sda 2, with the bios set either in UEFI, or legacy. Those are my only choices, and I've tried both of them twice. I always get the same message. What am I missing? O, I've also tried with secure boot on, 1 time, and off. Fast start is off. I know (I think) I need to install the boot in sda 2 labeled ESP, and flagged boot. Do I need to label sda 8, 9, 10, and 11 somehow for root. I intend to put 4 distros there. I'm trying with the 64 bit mint 17 first. Windows doesn't boot in legacy, only UEFI.
Edited by heyyou325, 20 July 2014 - 05:53 PM.