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Old 08-24-2012, 01:05 PM   #1
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Install, defining root file system, how to?


Good day.How can I define a root file system for the partitioning and installing of Linux Mint KDE 13 on next to Windows 7 on my netbook, on it's drive D?

There is about 100 GB there.

When I opted for the boot loader to be on the partition D the warning a root file system did not re-appear. Not sure to go ahead.

I am not in a rush.

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Old 08-24-2012, 01:10 PM   #2
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You can't install Linux on a Windows partition. Use the Windows partition manager to shrink that partition and advise Mint to use the newly created free space during installation.
 
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The way I read it, you have a "C drive" and a "D drive"--this is the nomenclature that windows uses for partitions. The typical linux installer will ask you how you want partitions set up. If the "D drive" is the space to be used, then you would simply change the partition type to Linux, format with Linux file system (eg ext4) and then set up the mount point as "/" (root)
 
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Thanks, could you elaborate on this part a bit more thanks:
change the partition type to Linux, format with Linux file system (eg ext4) and then set up the mount point as "/" (root)

Is there any recommended software? Perhaps G Parted in Mint's pre-install trial version, or Knoppix?
 
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You can use Mint's install CD/DVD to do that. Keep in mind that all data on that partition will be lost. Keep also in mind that doing it this way you won't have a swap partition, it is easier to delete the partition and let Mint use the free space.
 
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touche---I was not thinking about swap.

2 options:
Use live CD version of GParted to set up all the partitions that you need.
Let the Linux installer take care of it.
 
  


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