[Solved] EFI Installing Boot Loader on wrong partition

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  1. Kyras

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    Mar 6, 2016
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    Good Day.
    I'm trying to install dual boot elementary (with Win) on my PC on EFI system.
    Problem is that I first installed Win that created Recovery partition (on /dev/sda1) and Boot Partition (/dev/sda2).
    But when I specify in partitioning window:
    "Device for boot loader installation" as "/dev/sda2". I'm getting:
    "The attempt to mount a file system with type vfat in SCSI5 (0,0,0), partition #1 (sda) at /boot/efi failed"
    Which is Windows Recovery Partition. How to convince installer to mount partition #2 at /boot/efi instead of partition #1.

    Found out solution. Problem was that Windows automatically mark Recovery partition as "bootable". All you need is to remove that flag with partitioning program (e.g. GParted).
    #1 Kyras, Mar 6, 2016
    Last edited: Mar 9, 2016

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