The Linux Mint 13 "Maya" - Cinnamon (64-bit) installer does not regognise my win 7 drive

Bug #1011162 reported by Mikael Nyberg on 2012-06-10
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Bug Description

Yes installing on my dual boot PC the install DVD did not see the Win 7 drive at all .
So the install alongside windows alternative was never available .

This got me into all kinds of trouble reinstalled windows too .

I have 3 drives in this machine win is on an SSD and there is an ntfs drive and one ext4 drive where mint resides .

Linux Mint 13 "Maya" - Cinnamon (64-bit)

It is brand new pc intel i7 quad core newest kind of mobo with UEFI boot etc

I'll atach as much info as possible I capture some outputs in a *.tar file with some usefull info (i hope)

NOTE !! There is a lame attempt by me in my grub files to try to create an win 7 boot menu manually .

I also tried a gui based grub repair utility = it broke my windows installation and due to how it deployed grub it was not possible to install windows before i formatted all drives :-/

Also ,both Mint and Win 7 is fully functional ,but I just cant get grub to build a boot menu for me

In the meantime I boot to windows via the bios menu

Mikael Nyberg (mikael-nyberg) wrote :
Mikael Nyberg (mikael-nyberg) wrote :

Ok hard ware in shorter form.

mikael@MintDesktop ~ $ inxi -Fc 0
System: Host: MintDesktop Kernel: 3.2.0-23-generic x86_64 (64 bit) Desktop: Gnome Distro: Linux Mint 13 Maya
Machine: Mobo: ASUSTeK model: P9X79 version: Rev 1.xx Bios: American Megatrends version: 0906 date: 12/22/2011
CPU: Quad core Intel Core i7-3820 CPU (-HT-MCP-) cache: 10240 KB flags: (lm nx sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx)
           Clock Speeds: 1: 3601.00 MHz 2: 1200.00 MHz 3: 3601.00 MHz 4: 1200.00 MHz 5: 1200.00 MHz 6: 1200.00 MHz 7: 1200.00 MHz 8: 1200.00 MHz
Graphics: Card: NVIDIA Device 1180
           X.Org: 1.11.3 drivers: nvidia (unloaded: nouveau,vesa,fbdev) Resolution: 1920x1080@52.0hz
           GLX Renderer: GeForce GTX 680/PCIe/SSE2 GLX Version: 4.2.0 NVIDIA 295.49
Audio: Card-1: NVIDIA Device 0e0a driver: snd_hda_intel Sound: ALSA ver: 1.0.24
           Card-2: Intel X79 series chipset High Definition Audio Controller driver: snd_hda_intel
           Card-3: Logitech QuickCam Pro 5000 driver: USB Audio
Network: Card: Intel 82579V Gigabit Network Connection driver: e1000e
           IF: eth0 state: up speed: 1000 Mbps duplex: full mac: c8:60:00:c7:88:02
Drives: HDD Total Size: 3120.6GB (22.9% used) 1: /dev/sda INTEL_SSDSC2CT12 120.0GB
           2: /dev/sdb ST1000DM003 1000.2GB 3: /dev/sdc ST1000DM003 1000.2GB
           4: /dev/sdd 00FYPS 1000.2GB
Partition: ID: / size: 901G used: 345G (41%) fs: ext4 ID: swap-1 size: 32.00GB used: 0.02GB (0%) fs: swap
Sensors: Error: You do not have the sensors app installed.
Info: Processes: 208 Uptime: 3:31 Memory: 1429.1/16028.2MB Client: Shell inxi: 1.7.33
mikael@MintDesktop ~ $

Mikael Nyberg (mikael-nyberg) wrote :

UEFI seems to be involved .ASUSTeK model: P9X79 is one of the spanking new mobos that supports this

Win 7 boots from a separate EFI partition .

While Mint does not use EFI

Mikael Nyberg (mikael-nyberg) wrote :

So the The Linux Mint 13 "Maya" - Cinnamon (64-bit) installer does not install MInt in EFI boot mode on computers that supports that ? is this a separate bug ?

affects: → linuxmint
Mikael Nyberg (mikael-nyberg) wrote :

Supose the installer disc should come with grub-efi .

Can I install grub-efi on my now running install of mint it does remove grub-pc will the normal boot work after I do such thing ? I supect it would not ?

I figured as much as that my current install is such that Mint boot in old fashioned bios/MBR mode and Win 7 in EFI mode

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