I’m trying to make a Dual Boot with Win10.
I installed Win10 first.
Then I took the same partition and shrunk it.
After that I created these partitions CLR_BOOT, CLR_SWAP and CLR_ROOT.
But I still can’t select any installation media.
I tried following this pages:
Dual Boot Win
Dual Boot Tutorial
clrlinux@clr-live~ $ lsblk -po NAME,SIZE,TYPE,FSTYPE,PARTLABEL
NAME SIZE TYPE FSTYPE PARTLABEL
/dev/loop0 2.7G loop squashfs
/dev/sda 447.1G disk
├─/dev/sda1 16M part ext4 Microsoft reserved partition
├─/dev/sda2 297.1G part ntfs Basic data partition
├─/dev/sda3 512M part vfat CLR_BOOT
├─/dev/sda4 4G part swap CLR_SWAP
└─/dev/sda5 145.5G part ext4 CLR_ROOT
/dev/sdb 7.2G disk
├─/dev/sdb1 7.2G part exfat
│ └─/dev/mapper/ventoy 2.9G dm
└─/dev/sdb2 32M part vfat
/dev/nvme0n1 232.9G disk
├─/dev/nvme0n1p1 114.6G part ext4 sdfsdf
└─/dev/nvme0n1p2 150M part vfat adfadsadfs
I don’t know why you are unable to select the Installation media. I guess you are using Ventoy.
I have installed CL many times with both CD and Pendrive with similar situation (dual boot).
I have used both of the installation method: 1. Safe Installation & 2. Advanced Installation.
- Option (Advanced Installation).** This method requires 3 Partitions namely CLR_BOOT(vfat >512M), CLR_ROOT & CLR_SWAP.
Whereas, 1 . (Safe Installation) is the Easiest of the available. For, Option 1 to work, just you need to have one EMPTY/ Unformatted Partition(>20G). Installer will detect the Empty partition & rest of the partition scheme/installation is take care by it. Hence, I call it Easiest & use this method.
I have been using Linux Distributions for more than ten years. CL is easier over other Linux Dist in terms of Partitioning, Boot Loader installation.
For beginners, I suggest to Install with 1 Option (Safe Installation).
Looks like this problem shows up with some particular NVME drives.
- Check for BIOS updates on your motherboard
- Check for firmware updates for the NVMe drive
Did you set the SATA controller to AHCI mode before you installed the operating system?
Changing this after installation can create problems like these.