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"Solved" - Sparky Game Over with Debian Stretch and Win10

Started by yyz342, February 06, 2017, 07:30:34 PM

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New to Sparky and the community. Need a bit of help please. I installed Debian Stretch the other day alongside Win 10 in dual boot. Everything works well. Then I wanted to install Sparky Game Over edition to see how it would work with gaming. I have a question about Grub.
My system:
1. Toshiba 2TB HDD - has Debian on it and /dev/sda2 - fat32 - EFI System Partition /boot/efi
2. Samsung Evo 850 - has Win 10 on it
3. Samsung Evo 950 Pro - has Win 10 games on it, no OSs

Sparky will install on 1. Toshiba 2TB HDD with Debian already on the disk. Working through Sparky installer steps I am not sure about the following:
1. Did Debian installation put the Grub on /dev/sda2; if yes should I assign /dev/sda2 to /boot/efi in Partitioning screen of the Sparky installer?
2. On the next screen Advanced Options (Bootloader). Should I install Grub? If yes should I install Grub on /dev/sda2 ?



Figured it out, answered my own question lol. This is what I did:
1. Assigned /boot/efi to /dev/sda2
2. Did not install Grub
3. After install: sudo update-grub and then sudo grub-install /dev/sdX from

Install went fine except Nvidia issue, I have GTX970. To resolve this I did: 'e' on Grub screen entry for Sparky. Then added nouveau.modeset=0 as here: There are quite a few options mentioned, nouveau.modeset=0 was the one that worked for me.

Hope this helps some one else.


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