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#1 2019-01-17 06:56:54

felixdatboi
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Registered: 2018-11-01
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Bootable partition has type empty

The wiki says:

If you are installing Arch Linux on an UEFI-capable computer with an installed operating system, like Windows 10 for example, it is very likely that you already have an EFI system partition.

and

The list of partitions on the disk: Look for the EFI system partition in the list, it is a small (usually about 100–550 MiB) partition with a type EFI System or EFI (FAT-12/16/32). To confirm this is the ESP, mount it and check whether it contains a directory named EFI, if it does this is definitely the ESP.

Using fdisk -l i see that I have this:

Device               Boot  .....      Id       Type
/dev/sdb1           *                    0            Empty
/dev/sdb2                                  EFI       EFI (FAT-12/16/32)

So it seems that I should use this existing disk as my boot partition. But shouldnt my bootable part have the EFI type? why does it "look" like this?.

Also the /dev/sdb disk contains 14GiB but these 2 partitions is only 602M+64M large.  So the rest is unused?

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#2 2019-01-17 07:06:26

Scimmia
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Registered: 2012-09-01
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Re: Bootable partition has type empty

"bootable" doesn't mean much, if anything, with UEFI. Forget about it.

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#3 2019-01-17 07:16:15

felixdatboi
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Registered: 2018-11-01
Posts: 21

Re: Bootable partition has type empty

Scimmia wrote:

"bootable" doesn't mean much, if anything, with UEFI. Forget about it.

Yea its UEFI, didnt know that! Thanks

Last edited by felixdatboi (2019-01-17 07:16:31)

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#4 2019-01-17 10:56:06

Lone_Wolf
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From: Netherlands, Europe
Registered: 2005-10-04
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Re: Bootable partition has type empty

Also the /dev/sdb disk contains 14GiB but these 2 partitions is only 602M+64M large.  So the rest is unused?


post output of

# fdisk -l /dev/sdb

Multi-init booting with apg Openrc and systemd coexisting
Automounting : not needed, i prefer pmount
Aur helpers : makepkg + my own local repo === rarely need them

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