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April 23rd, 2013, 05:18 PM
Trying to install 12.10 on a new VAIO SVS13A290X

Following the instructions here:

Have created a LiveUSB and can boot from it without issue.

When reboot (intending to boot off newly installed hdd) GRUB
comes up with only options to boot off the USB.

FastStartup was disabled (it was a windows 8 machine).

I also tried manually creating partitions on the hdd.

The LiveUSB install always seems to work fine, i can see the installed
files on the hdd and it all looks good. But upon reboot it only boots from the USB.

I also went through the Boot Repair procedure here:

Here's the URL generated by Boot Repair



April 23rd, 2013, 05:41 PM
Silly comment, but i suppose you also have set the uefi choice to boot on the hdd now, do you ? and grub is also installed on it ?

April 23rd, 2013, 07:00 PM
dino99 these seem like good questions,
unfortunately i can't answer them.

I assume that grub was installed on the hdd by the installer, but not sure.

Re the uefi, with the LiveUSB plugged in, i can't seem to get the bios menu
anymore..., without the USB, the box reports: Operating System Not Found

April 24th, 2013, 12:30 AM
dino99, thanks for the 'obvious' suggestions.

i found out that the EFI partition has to the at the start
of the disk, and, as you suggested, that the installer has
to know where on the hdd this partition is... as described here:


with those changes : i'm in!


One more detail, to get into the BIOS on a Vaio SVS13, you can
press F2 or Esc or Del all day long, there is an Assist button at the
top of the keyboard that is pressed when power is off, that takes
you into the Vaio setup for BIOS etc...