2

In the installation UI for CentOS7, when I manually partition a USB stick, I get the error message "There is no bootable device and no boot partition", although I have explicitly assigned a /boot as a standard (non LVM) partition. It doesn't let me get past this, and as a result I cannot install CentOS.

But, if instead I choose "Automatic Partitioning" on the USB stick, the installation proceeds without error.

Under the manual partitioning mode, I don't see any options for assigning a bootable partition. Is this a bug in Anaconda, or am I missing something here?

EDIT: The exact error is: "you have not created a bootloader stage1 target device. You have not created a bootable partition."

0

I let the system do it's Automatic Partitioning, and took a look at what it did. As it turns out, it created both a /boot_efi and a /boot partition. The partition table shows the first as type "EFI System", it's formatted as vfat, and the second as an XFS filesystem. I wiped the system and created these manually and it works.

So, there isn't a bug or anything broken. It's just a matter of giving it an EFI partition (at least on my laptop.)

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.