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Old 05-23-2020, 09:19 AM   #1
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I have been trying to install Linuxmint Mate 19.3 as a dual OS on my Dell Optiplex 9010 running Windows 10 Ult, but the installer tells me there is no EFI Sys Partition and won't go any further. The installer installed it perfectly ok on my Laptop which has got an EFI System Partition. I have attached a screenshot of the HDD from PartitionMaster and one from Windows Disk Management for your info. Can you explain in layman's terms how to add the partition without disturbing anything. I have got Partitionmaster Pro or Windows Disk Management. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Old 05-23-2020, 09:38 AM   #2
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Your boot partition is formatted MBR (Master Boot Record), and if you are installing something that is EFI and does not support legacy booting (Windows does) that partition must be formatted GPT.

I presume you mean Windows 10 Pro, as there is no Ultimate.

If you are starting from scratch for both OSes, I'd advise you to follow the directions for Doing a Completely Clean (Re)install of Windows 10 Using Media Creation Tool to Fetch the Win10 ISO File
or
Doing a Completely Clean (Re)install of Windows 10 Using Media Creation Tool to Create Bootable Win10 Install Media on a USB Thumb Drive,
take your pick, then moving on to the Linux install. The instructions I give above include reformatting to GPT on systems that have UEFI so that you do not need to use any legacy mode boot.
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Old 05-23-2020, 11:23 AM   #3
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If you'd rather not start from scratch, boot from the Linux Mint media in legacy mode. UEFI installs require a GPT drive, but your OS drive is MBR partitioned, so it will only work with legacy mode installs.
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Thanks Brian for your time and advice.

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