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Old 03-21-2012, 07:03 AM   #1
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dual boot Linux Mint 12 - Windows8 Dev Preview


Hello,
I tried to install Linux Mint 12 as I did many other times with linux on an existing Windows system. This time it's Windows8 Dev Preview I have to mantain on my pc. When I boot Mint and try the install procedure, it says it does not find any other system. Now I fear I cannot just shrink the partition because the Windows boot will not be put inside grub because the installer ignores its presence, right? I tried also to shrink in Windows with diskmgmt.msc but it says "not enough space to perform shrinking" (I chose less Gb's than the proposed dimension, so why?). Can anyone help me? Thanks in advance.
 
Old 03-21-2012, 10:00 AM   #2
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I tried to install Linux Mint 12 as I did many other times with linux on an existing Windows system
Does that mean you are trying to install Mint with mint4win as a program inside windows?

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I tried also to shrink in Windows with diskmgmt.msc but it says "not enough space to perform shrinking
How are you booting Mint? mint4win.exe? CD/DVD? Separate partition? Not knowing what method you are using or having any partition information would make it difficult for anyone to give you any advice, particularly regarding the "not enough space" warning.
 
Old 03-21-2012, 10:21 AM   #3
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Hi,
I mean the Mint installer, not mint4win. Mint booted from a SD-card, then the installer seems not to be able to detect the Windows8 system on the hard-drive. The "not enough space" warning is issued by Windows. I tried a different procedure I found in a tutorial:
http://www.howtogeek.com/99060/how-t...n-the-same-pc/
This procedure make Windows8 itself shrink its partition before trying to boot and then install Mint.
I have to setup a development pc for Eclipse (Android) so I do not know if mint4win is suitable because I think the performance of the resulting linux system would be worse.
 
  


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