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Old 08-09-2014, 06:00 AM   #1
SteveH_66
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Need help with partitioning for installing Linux Mint 17 KDE


I have an Acer 5733Z laptop I am installing Linux Mint 17 KDE onto it, dual boot. What I want to do is to put a couple of distros on it. It already has Windows 7, and has taken up 3 primary partitions already, the factory backup, boot and the rest for Win 7. So it will only let me have 1 more primary partition. Do I install Mint to that partition, then shrink it later and put the logical partition on it for the other distro? Thanks
 
Old 08-09-2014, 06:26 AM   #2
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No you create an extended partition using all the remaining space. Then you can allocate as many logical partitions (for the various distros) as will fit.
 
Old 08-09-2014, 05:07 PM   #3
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Thanks syg00 I'm sure a bit of searching, here or google, would have gotten me the answer but I was tired and frustrated after trying it the wrong way, the first thing that popped into my mind was Linux Questions, so I came over and asked the question. Very kind of you to answer this question again for a Newbie, again my thanks

P.S. : And yes, I did do a full image of my Win 7 before starting this endeavor Backups are a weakness of mine though, I often forget
 
  


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