I would like to do the following:
A Windows system on GPT and UEFI with unallocated space on which one wishes to deploy Ubuntu An ubuntu partition, and seperate partitions for /boot and swap
Deploy a clone of the ubuntu partition on said windows system.
In order to do that, one has to presumably:
Install grub2 on the MBR Create a /boot and swap partitions for the ubuntu Transfer the ubuntu clone to the new partition
Assuming the workflow specified is correct, the following questions arise:
- Does one deploy a cloned boot partition?
- What software does one use to create the /boot or modify it if necessary? (It would appear that from screenshots, BootRepair can create a seperate /boot for partition, however, the question arises, can BootRepair facilitate creation of a fresh /boot?)
- What steps does one need to perform link the /boot to the cloned partition
What steps does one need to perform to add the newly cloned Ubuntu to grub2?
Is there an automated way to install grub2 to replace the windows bootloader, including performing the steps specified here: http://www.wensley.org.uk/gpt
6. Is there a script to perform the above in an automated way with presumably the input being (cloned
/boot and unallocated space) and the output being as specified?
- Is #6 reasonable doable as provided by the current APIs of BootRepair and clonezilla? Ie, perhaps I don't want to implement grub2 installation
The reason I ask #5 is because:
- I installed Ubuntu (/boot, swap, os) on unallocated space on a UEFI GPT windows system. However, it did not (appear to) install grub and switching between OS is performed by specifying the boot order in BIOS.
- It is specified as a general instruction in the wiki to run BootRepair to presumably facilitate a fix to this but it is not explicitly specified if that is the problem at which the instructions are aimed at (ie the language is, running BootRepair solves most issues)
- So does BootRepair perform #5 in a complete manner?
- It is further specified in various instructions to boot relevant live cds with UEFI. In my bios, the boot order is specified by simply hitting enter on the menu phrase "UEFI Boot". Presumably, media booted in said boot order is booted with UEFI. Please confirm this is what the instruction specifies.