Help loading Linux Mint 6 Cinnamon, No root file system defined
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You will need to be a little less cryptic if you want help. What are you doing when you get the no root filesystem defined message?
ps the partition is empty except for the above.
It would not show 2.5GB used if it was empty. More information is needed.
In reading your post again, it seems you are trying to install Mint, correct? If that is the case, you need to select a mount point. The Installation Type window shows your partition, you click it to highlight it then click the Change tab below the window. In the new window, there will be several options, one of which is Mount point. Click the down arrow to the right of the box next to Mount point and select: / , which is the symbol for root then click the OK tab and proceed.
The installation window does NOT show my partition.Why??
Is that the partition you described in your initial post? If it isn't shown, where did you get the info posted in your initial post? By 'loading', do you mean you are trying to install Mint and again, are you using Mint 16 or the outdated and unsupported Mint 6? You arent' giving enough information for anyone to actually assist.
Linux Mint 16 Cinnamon.
from a good CD ie not downloaded.
I partitioned using GParted
From the opning screen I click install Linux mint
Prepare to install Linux mint
Have at least 7.4 GB
Connect to the internet.
-----------------------(no partition shown)
click Install now
No root file system defined
If no partition is not shown in the Installation Type window you won't be able to install because you need to select a Mount point/partition on which to install. I've seen other posts with this problem with Mint. If you created the partition previously with some other software it should show. Do you see unallocated or free space in the window?
From the minimal information you have posted, it's not really possible to try to give a realistic assessment. Too many possibilities such as not knowing your hardware, number of drives/partitions, other operating systems if any, bad download, bad burn, etc.
You seem to be giving conflicting information saying the Installation Type windows doesn't show any partition in your last post when in your first post, you had that information??
The first 'Installation Type' windows should show you more than one option. If you already have an operating system, any operating system, on the computer, you should get "Install Linux Mint alongside" as well as the "Erase Disk" and "Something Else" options. You haven't indicated which option you chose. If you have no operating system on the computer, the first option won't be there.
I think you are right that Mint doesn't see the partition but we can only guess as to why. Boot the Mint CD and open a terminal and run the command: sudo fdisk -l(Lower case Letter L in the command) and post the output here. That information will tell what partition(s) you have and might help someone to help you.