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(Solved) what is esp flags?
« on: 12. April 2016, 10:05:37 »
Hi, I wanted to try LQXt again and started the installaiton of version 16.04. But calamares askt me that I shoult set esp flag for my boot/efi partition. So what is esp flag and do I need it?
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Re: what is esp flags?
« Reply #1 on: 12. April 2016, 12:34:05 »
Hi, I wanted to try LQXt again and started the installaiton of version 16.04. But calamares askt me that I shoult set esp flag for my boot/efi partition. So what is esp flag and do I need it?
This would be the boot flag for your uefi fat32 partition used to store your uefi firmware that is used to boot the system.

reference: http://www.linux.org/threads/gparted-partition-and-filesystem-flags.8112/
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esp - [MS-DOS, GPT] This flag indicates an UEFI System Partition. GPT uses this flag as an alias for "boot". The UEFI firmware stores files on this partition.

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Re: what is esp flags?
« Reply #2 on: 12. April 2016, 16:08:50 »
But my partition had already the bootflag, but I have to have the fat32 partition 2 flags?

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Re: what is esp flags?
« Reply #3 on: 12. April 2016, 16:54:06 »
But my partition had already the bootflag, but I have to have the fat32 partition 2 flags?
The esp flag tells the system that this is a UEFI boot partition not just a general boot partition.

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(Solved)Re: what is esp flags?
« Reply #4 on: 12. April 2016, 17:54:01 »
Ok thank you for your help, then I will install the new LXQt tomorrow.