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Old 01-25-2012, 06:53 AM   #1
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Question How do I reinstall successfully?


I am having issues with the hard drive partitions that cannot be fixed with Parted Magic.

The plan is to shrink the bloated "Gate's OS" c: part (your posting guidelines did not say anything about mentioning him) with Parted Magic from a live usb... then restarting and booting to Parted Magic once again.

Then squishing all of the non-"Gate's OS" volume into a single ext4 part and then installing Mint again.

Will this work?

I am out of ideas for fixing my partition problem (not going to mention the problem because the situation would just become more complicated) Z/Z
 
Old 01-25-2012, 07:09 AM   #2
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Just shrink the Windows partition and delete the other partitions. Then install Mint. When it comes to partitioning let the installer use the free space, it will partition it to its needs.
 
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Old 01-25-2012, 07:16 AM   #3
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So just leave the free space as unallocated and unformatted? A certain OS throws a fit if the volume isn't in the format it wants. Z/Z
 
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So just leave the free space as unallocated and unformatted?
Exactly.

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A certain OS throws a fit if the volume isn't in the format it wants. Z/Z
Well, you are installing Mint, not Windows, aren't you?
 
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Thank you Tobi-sama Z/Z
 
  


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