- Download: For your locale (instead of de-de) search for https://www.google.com/search?q=windows+10+download+iso
- Creating the stick: Disk manager may interfere. Open a virtual console, insert the stick and run ‘woeusb -d Win10_2004_German_x64.iso /dev/sdX --tgt-fs ntfs’ from there.
- Windows install: Setup gets confused with more than one disk. Unplug all but the one where Windows goes.
I always use the ‘Custom’ install have seen no issues with multiple disks…
Setup creates all of Microsoft reserved partition, EFI system partition and Basic data partition. It claims it successfully performed all 5 steps of installation. Finally it says it could not restart the computer and recommends to install again (with the same result). Removing the other disks terminates the loop.
I always preconfigure the disks efi (260M,ef00 and mkfs.vfat) MS reserved (16M, 0c01) then rest as required…
Lots of hand-holding required . Eventually 3 machines got it. The most daunting install was a drive with two chunks of free space:
3400G:~ # fdisk -l /dev/sdc Disk /dev/sdc: 1.84 TiB, 2000398934016 bytes, 3907029168 sectors Disk model: ST2000DM001-1CH1 Units: sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 4096 bytes I/O size (minimum/optimal): 4096 bytes / 4096 bytes Disklabel type: gpt Disk identifier: 609FED7F-FC4F-43A7-9D25-44783253D69C Device Start End Sectors Size Type /dev/sdc1 2048 34815 32768 16M Microsoft reserved /dev/sdc2 33761280 3770382335 3736621056 1.8T Linux filesystem /dev/sdc3 3770382336 3770587135 204800 100M EFI System /dev/sdc4 3770587136 3905975094 135387959 64.6G Microsoft basic data /dev/sdc5 3905976320 3907026943 1050624 513M Windows recovery environment 3400G:~ #
You definitely learn things you never wanted to know. If you want to get things done only stay during the install with one drive and one chunk of free space preferably at the end of the drive.
Windows always needs, or makes some space for it’s recovery on an upgrade as well as creating a windows.old directory…
Chris Hoffman on installing Windows without a product key: https://www.howtogeek.com/244678/you-dont-need-a-product-key-to-install-and-use-windows-10/
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