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I'm completely new to ClearOS, and unfortunately I have ran into an issue with my installation and can't really find any help when searching the forum.

So, first, I am installing onto an HP Pavillion P7 Desktop from a USB. The install seemed to be going well, but just as it was finishing i get an error stating that it is unable to writ a boot sector (paraphrasing a little). I can get the specific error if necessary. I continued with the install anyway (it asked), but when I reboot, it takes me directly to the Grub prompt where I have no idea what to do?? Any help would be appreciated!!
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Friday, March 09 2018, 12:13 PM
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    Friday, March 16 2018, 05:09 PM - #Permalink
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    Nick Howitt wrote:

    I've no idea if Easeus would work. You can install GParted to USB and use the terminal from there. Any Linux live distribution will work.

    GPT should not matter and is essential if the disk is over 2TB.


    Thanks for your help! If EaseUS does not work, I'll give GParted a try...
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    Friday, March 16 2018, 03:41 PM - #Permalink
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    I've no idea if Easeus would work. You can install GParted to USB and use the terminal from there. Any Linux live distribution will work.

    GPT should not matter and is essential if the disk is over 2TB.
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    Friday, March 16 2018, 03:18 PM - #Permalink
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    Nick Howitt wrote:

    Can you search on zeroing the boot sector with the dd utility? Here is one such reference but there are plenty around. Take care which device you are zeroing!


    If I use EaseUS Partition Manager (booting from a USB) and wipe the drive, will this provide the same results as the dd utility? Also, the drive type is showing GPT, will that work with installing ClearOS?
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    Friday, March 16 2018, 02:45 PM - #Permalink
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    If I use EaseUS Partition Manager (booting from a USB) and wipe the drive, will this provide the same results as the dd utility? Also, the drive type is showing GPT, will that work with installing ClearOS?
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    Friday, March 09 2018, 02:10 PM - #Permalink
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    Can you search on zeroing the boot sector with the dd utility? Here is one such reference but there are plenty around. Take care which device you are zeroing!
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