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Old 06-02-2011, 11:20 AM   #1
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Angry Dual Boot Linux Mint 10 and Windows 7 Problems

So, I have already attempted this once. I have 100k mb of space unallocated. However, at one time or anohter I made the mistake of converting my hard drive to a dynamic drive. So, with that, how do I dual boot?

I also have 2 other partitions which I am afraid to delete, named HP_Tools and System. I'm using an HP Pavilioin dv7 which I recieved brand-new in 2010.

The HP_Tools is an FAT32, the System is a NTFS, and the C: is an NFTS.

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Old 06-02-2011, 11:42 AM   #2
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Maybe this guide will help you

The link is for Vista and Ubuntu but both are similar enough to maybe get you through the rough spots.

Leave the fat32 and system partitions alone. They probably are for recovery of Windows 7.

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Old 06-02-2011, 11:51 AM   #3
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can't. Linux mint 10 seems to not like dynamic drives. It reads all partitions as one partition.
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Can you post the output of 'fdisk -l' or in winduhs go to 'my computer' and see exactly how many partitions you have.
I think the entire hard drive is formatted as one partition with winduhs on it. Some manufacturers in their wisdom use a 500GB drive as a single partition.
In this case we would need to create partitions and then proceed.
Let us know what the situation is and we should be able to assist you.
Hope this helps.
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Nevermind. I went with ubuntu. Linux Mint 10 just didn't like my harddrive.


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