Originally Posted by yancek
How many hard drives do you have and how big are they?
Is xp the only system you currently have installed?
Did you create a partition for Linux Mint before the installation or are you doing it at the time of installation?
I left out something in my post yesterday, you refer to (c) and (e) which are windows naming conventions for partitions. You are seeing this in xp. What would be helpful would be for you to post your partition information in Linux terms as you are trying to install Linux. You say the Mint Live CD works, boot the Live CD and open a terminal/konsole and enter the command: sudo fdisk -l and post the output here. While you are in the terminal, run the command df -h to show partitions, used and available space.
hi,im running xp sp2 on (c)on an advent 7086 laptop with 1gb ram and 120 gb hd split to roughly 50 gig on c and 50 gb on the e partition,yes, i did create partition before trying to install mint8 on the (e)partition,a small part of the hd seems to show a ubuntu 9.4 which i had tried to install some time ago.
this is terminal findings
mint@mint ~ $ sudo fdisk -1
fdisk: invalid option -- '1'
Usage: fdisk [-b SSZ] [-u] DISK Change partition table
fdisk -l [-b SSZ] [-u] DISK List partition table(s)
fdisk -s PARTITION Give partition size(s) in blocks
fdisk -v Give fdisk version
Here DISK is something like /dev/hdb or /dev/sda
and PARTITION is something like /dev/hda7
-u: give Start and End in sector (instead of cylinder) units
-b 2048: (for certain MO disks) use 2048-byte sectors
mint@mint ~ $
and the df -h
mint@mint ~ $ df -h
Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on
aufs 486M 72M 415M 15% /
udev 486M 248K 486M 1% /dev
/dev/sr0 689M 689M 0 100% /cdrom
/dev/loop0 670M 670M 0 100% /rofs
none 486M 256K 486M 1% /dev/shm
tmpfs 486M 24K 486M 1% /tmp
none 486M 284K 486M 1% /var/run
none 486M 4.0K 486M 1% /var/lock
none 486M 0 486M 0% /lib/init/rw
thanks for sticking with me, i hope the above helps.
i am running mint8 live as we speak and have no probs getting on the net wireless. the reason i wanted to get mint8 on a separate hefty partition is that when i had tried to update ubuntu 9.4 it told me i did not have enough disk space,im getting the same message now whilst trying to install mint8 no matter what i try. thanks again.