Installation of Endeavour OS on other SATA hard disk?

Newbie need advices/instructions for dual booting on older desktop PC

Firstly, let me mention, that I’ve been already messaging about my issue with manuel.
Got very nice instructions, but in anyway asking if somebody have had this same issue.

I’ve been using and testing different Linux distro’s on virtual machine.
Now I’d like to stop jumping between different distros.
Been using “Rolling” and LTS versions.

I’ve already sacrificed one of my laptops for use of Endeavour OS with XFCE.
Older Fujitsu Siemens Lifebook A530.

The intention would be to install Endeavous OS with XFCE on second ( Western Digital Caviar 1.5T ) empty hard disk and keep ( still ) Windows on first hard disk.

After brief examing about hard disks with help of Disk Management, following information was found about first ( Seagate 1.8 TB ) hard disk, from left to right:

Disk 0 | “System Reserved” 43 MB NTFS | “(C):” 496,64 GB NTFS | 2,00 GB
“Unallocated” |

  •   | "(D):" 1363,83 GB NTFS (Logical Drive ) | "Recovery" 510 MB ( Primary 
           Partition )

Haven’t found any mention about Secure Boot or TPM in BIOS (if that helps).

In older type of BIOS ( Hewlett-Packard Setup Utility ) under tab called “Boot Order”
have following information:

UEFI Boot Sources
USB Floppy/CD
USB Hard Drive
Legacy Boot Sources
USB Floppy/CD
Hard Drive
Network Controller (Realtek PXE B06 D00)

			F5=Disable, F10=Accept, ESC=Cancel

System Security

Data Execution Prevention > Enable
Virtualization Technology (VTx/VTd) Enable

			F10=Accept, ESC=Cancel   

Some details about our desktop PC:

  • HP Pavilion p7-1051sc
  • BIOS AMI 7.15
  • 14 GB RAM
  • Graphics NVIDIA GeForce GT 520.
  • CPU Intel(R) Core™ i5-2310 CPU @ 2.90GHz
  • MoBo 2AB6 1.04
  • First SATA hard disk ST2000DM008-2FR102 ( Seagate 1.8 TB )
  • Second SATA WDC WD15EARS-60MVWB0 ( Western Digital Caviar 1.5TB )
  • Windows 10 Pro ( OS build 19043.1320 ) with version 21H1

Even Solid State Disks are no nowadays quite cheap, I’ll try to make do with these ones.

Since the computer is in shared use in our home , unfortunately, Windows
must still be available.

Windows is installed with important files and folders on the first hard disk.

I already know that everything should backed up before operating.
Most important things are saved on other smaller hard disks.

Waiting for possible simple solutions if it’s possible.

In the mean time, read this below.

Thank You, I will check that also in the meanwhile.

Could you please show the output of the following terminal command:

  inxi -Fxxxz | eos-sendlog

so that we can see more details about the hardware?

Simply boot the machine using the USB stick with EndeavourOS burned in.
Then open terminal and run the command.

Already one small note: your graphics card is no more supported by the latest proprietary NVIDIA driver, so when installing, select the default install from the first menu (instead of NVIDIA entry).

Thank You for answer. Wait, I will go at desktop PC.
I will send log then.

[liveuser@eos-2021.08.27 ~]$ inxi -Fxxxz | eos-sendlog
% Total % Received % Xferd Average Speed Time Time Time Current
Dload Upload Total Spent Left Speed
100 3341 0 24 100 3317 31 4341 --:–:-- --:–:-- --:–:-- 4373
[liveuser@eos-2021.08.27 ~]$

[liveuser@eos-2021.08.27 ~]$ inxi -Fxxxz | eos-sendlog
% Total % Received % Xferd Average Speed Time Time Time Current
Dload Upload Total Spent Left Speed
100 3341 0 24 100 3317 31 4341 --:–:-- --:–:-- --:–:-- 4373
[liveuser@eos-2021.08.27 ~]$

This is the result.

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I took screenshot of the situation with first hard disk.
I can send it to You, if that is more helpfull.


[Screenshot of first (storage device) hard disk with two partitions C and D.(

Thanks for the link!

Another small note about the Ethernet hardware: it uses the r8169 driver from kernel, which looks like working. If you have any problems with Ethernet (which I doubt), please ask about it here, because there is an alternative similar driver available.

The nouveau graphics driver seems to work too.

So the hardware side is looking good.

As I mentioned before, it may be a good idea to temporarily unplug the Windows disk and install EndeavourOS to another disk, even though it is perfectly possible to install while the Windows disk is plugged. Either way, this depends on your experience with dual boot scenarios.

And as you already mentioned backups, they are wise to do (on another disk!) before doing anything else.

Thank You for Your answer. Maybe I should just disconnect hard disk 0 and install Endeavour OS with XFCE on hard disk 1 (seen from windows). Have installed fex. Ubuntu 20.04 lts earlier on the same PC without any problem.
First alternative when desiding installation is along existing OS.
Maybe I should select manual partitioning. Then it is possible to make bigger fat32 partition in the beginning, followed with / (root) and last for /home partition.
There is only 34 MB partition in the beginning of hard disk 0 ( hard disk where Windows is installed). Let’s see what happens.

One thing more: could you show the output of the following commands:

lsblk -fm > /tmp/log.txt
sudo fdisk -l >> /tmp/log.txt
cat /tmp/log.txt | eos-sendlog

Sure, just having sauna. Should I put back relesed loose hard disk 0, where Windows is installed ?
I believe yes. Then maybe real log is shown. Hard disk 1 ~ 1.5 TB is totally empty. Not formated in other words.

No I’m having huge problem. Both contacts are broken in the end of SATA hard disks. Plastic pieces are broken from contacts.

That’s unfortunate! Hope you did backups before starting this?

Old plastic parts can break surprisingly easy…
Is it possible to get replacement parts?

I managed to get things to work again. Have sent those so caller 3 logs by e-mail. I hope those are right ones.


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It’s amazing me how easy it work with Endeavor OS again, even it is not installed jet.

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Sorry about my writing. So called instead caller.

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Thank You for this information. I’m new member here. Lot of learning :slightly_smiling_face: