From a recent stream of comments ( here):
Anyone who attempts dual booting without reading en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Power-on_self-test , en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BIOS , en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Master_boot_record , en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GUID_Partition_Table , en.wikipedia.org/wiki/UEFI is doomed to confusion, failure and frustration. – waltinator 8 mins ago
@waltinator - I have seen you post this comment more then once and referring to wikipedia is IMO really inappropriate. I have sucessfully installed Ubuntu, Fedora, ARCH, and gentoo all without reading those wikipedia pages – bodhi.zazen 6 mins ago
@bodhi.zazen Should I just scream "RTFM" and let them dangle? Should I rewrite the Wikipedia articles and figure out how to explain them? These Wikipedia articles have clearly written explanations that a responsible administrator about to alter the disk should read. Why is Wikipedia "really inappropriate"? – waltinator 53 secs ago edit
I was hoping to see "Here's a better way to phrase it", but what I seem to be getting is "Good/Bad waltinator Cookie/No Cookie".
What I want to tell them (with minimal offense) is:
I've been computing to 50 years, and understand both the concepts you are juggling, and the mistake you're making. If fact, I may have made the same mistake myself (one makes many mistakes in 50 years). Reading the Wikipedia articles (and understanding them) will help you figure out your problem. I'd rather tell the O.P. how to educate themselves and solve their own problem than simply say "do
that (especially when dealing with disk partitions). The Wikipedia articles explain things better that I'm willing to, and cost me no effort.
I've rewritten my advice to:
I suggest you read https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Power-on_self-test , https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BIOS , https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Master_boot_record , https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GUID_Partition_Table , https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/UEFI . One will have the Answer. Read the others to understand that one.