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Old 04-07-2014, 09:53 PM   #1
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help needed Dual Booting win7&mint16 on a win8 system


OK so have tried many times installing and reinstalling and still no final results. I have installed linux many times and dual booted many times without issues however the new bios and whatnot seems to be causing some real problems.
It has been some time since trying to dual boot as have only had a netbook running mint 11 for a number of years now.

What I have:
Laptop Hewlett Packard 2000 notebook pc
Product Number e4x22pa#abg
Model hp2000-2d26tu
Hard drive is currently empty with no os installed (am currently using another computer)

This laptop is one of them new ones with the strange annoying bios.

I have a usb with live version of linux mint 16 64bit mate desktop
A windows 7 home premium dvd

What I am trying to achieve is having a 50gb partition for windows at the end of my drive and have linux at the start I have a 500gb hard drive so was thinking partitioning it something like the image below. I think most of it is self explanitory but anyway
Partition 1 windows
Partition 2 bootloader
Partition 4 root install
Partition 5 swap
Partition 6 for swapping files between linux and windows (possibly not needed as I believe linux can read ntfs)
Partition 7 home directory
Is this a suitable partition setup or not any advice on changes that need to be made would be great.

So far what I have achieved is I can install either windows or linux but not both.
Have set the bios back to default settings and then enabled legacy support which allows me to boot either the live usb, windows dvd or whichever os is installed at the time.
After installing windows and trying to install linux it just comes up saying no os is detected.
I have previously had random gpt data on drive and used fixparts to remove so that is no longer causing issues am just wondering why I cant get linux to detect my windows os.

Any other information you require to assist my enquiry just let me know as I would like to get this solved as soon as possible.
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Old 04-08-2014, 01:13 AM   #2
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Hi:

I'm having trouble finding your exact model-- This is close but it's not the e4x22pa#abg--
http://www.mln.com.au/product/?itemID=4725#specs

I viewed your partition table in the thumbnail that you linked.
Code:
Partition # 6 is a windows fat32 20 GB partition
Partition #1 is a ntfs windows 50 GB partition
You mentioned that the 500 GB HDD does not have any os on it but g-parted reflects 2 windows partiions and 3 linux partitions. Also an additional extended partition is present as well.

-:-Is this the other computer that you mentioned that you are using?-:-
 
Old 04-08-2014, 01:20 AM   #3
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Is your HP notebook a Windows7 or Windows 8 machine?

Please elaborate on the strange annoying BIOS- Do you mean the new click BIOS with UEFI + Legacy?
 
Old 04-08-2014, 04:26 AM   #4
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Originally Posted by Ztcoracat View Post
Hi:

I'm having trouble finding your exact model-- This is close but it's not the e4x22pa#abg--
http://www.mln.com.au/product/?itemID=4725#specs

I viewed your partition table in the thumbnail that you linked.
Code:
Partition # 6 is a windows fat32 20 GB partition
Partition #1 is a ntfs windows 50 GB partition
You mentioned that the 500 GB HDD does not have any os on it but g-parted reflects 2 windows partiions and 3 linux partitions. Also an additional extended partition is present as well.

-:-Is this the other computer that you mentioned that you are using?-:-
The image is the partition setup I am planning on using if it is appropriate.

That there is the laptop that I have I recall reading the 2d26tu somewhere on the hewlett packard site.

It is a windows 8 machine as it did come with windows 8 but currently doesn't have ity installed.

Yes the uefi and legacy bios
 
Old 04-08-2014, 06:34 PM   #5
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The image is the partition setup I am planning on using if it is appropriate.
It's up to you but you really only need 2 partitions for linux.
-One for your (/) EXT 4 Journaling file system approximately 20 GB
-And your swap partition 1 to 2 GB

First install your Windows os than shrink your windows partition to about 249 GB (1/2 of your 500 GB HDD)
That will leave room for your linux installation.

Than proceed to install your Linux Mint os.

The new click BIOS are a little tricky. You'll have to go through the menu and first find the "uefi" and unselect it. Than find the "uefi + legacy" and set it to that. That worked for me with the new click MSI BIOS but....
--The new click BIOS are different--

What motherboard do you have? If your not sure run the lspci command and it will be listed in the output.
 
  


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