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Question boot/efi Partition

balumalli

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i'm using Linux dual boot with windows so when selecting partitions to install Pop_OS if i use g parted i have to completely format my hard drive but i saw selecting from graphical hard drive bar i can select partition then i rebooted to windows then i created root,home,swap and boot/efi partition because pop os says existing boot/efi partition not enough so after creating those partitions i have successfully installed Pop_Os then i configured from bios dual boot settings but its not working
 

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Sounds to me like it's defaulting to the Windows EFI bootloader and ignoring ours completely. Did you try accessing your motherboard boot menu?
 

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Make sure that when you format your boot disk using your boot disk utility (Like Rufus) that you have it set to GPT, and EUFI only I accidentally had something other than GPT. Sometimes your disk writer will have default settings that do not allow EFI booting. If your problem was anything like mine, that is worth double checking.
 
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balumalli

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Make sure that when you format your boot disk using your boot disk utility (Like Rufus) that you have it set to GPT, and EUFI only I accidentally had something other than GPT. Sometimes your disk writer will have default settings that do not allow EFI booting. If your problem was anything like mine, that is worth double checking.
no my problem is size of boot partition i should increase it with paragon hard disk manager
 

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Ya, in the same boat. Cannot expand the efi partition without some third party application in windows and the windows default of 100 Mb is not large enough for Pop!_os.
 

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i followed this step to configure dual-boot here
That link doesn't seem to work so we can't see what you did. This is the official System76 page about dual booting Windows.

Some things that often happen that aren't really documented are;
Create the boot media with Etcher. Often we see Pop!_OS live USB's created with Rufus failing.
Verify the ISO: cd into the directory that the downloaded ISO is in then run sha256sum <package>. The output should match the hash on the Pop!_OS download page.
Make sure Secure Boot is turned off in BIOS.
Create a larger EFI partition for Pop, then copy the Windows bootloader into it. See here.
 
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I ended up just reformatting the entire machine with a fresh install of windows 10 and pop!_os. During the installation of windows 10 I followed a guide to increase the size of the EFI partition and made it 612 MB and had no issues.
 

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I ended up just reformatting the entire machine with a fresh install of windows 10 and pop!_os. During the installation of windows 10 I followed a guide to increase the size of the EFI partition and made it 612 MB and had no issues.
Good boot size. Does the op have this much for their boot? 100mb like windows doesn't cut it... Need at least 200, but 612 is safe.
 

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