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Old 06-03-2014, 10:44 AM   #1
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Unhappy On Zorin8 core install with W7 64 bit. I don't get the install along side of option.


While trying to install Zorin 8 core in a duel boot with windows 7 64 bit, I do not get the option to install along side of windows seven. Now, I did with an older laptop with window 7 with was 32 bit, and yes, I did download the 64 bit 8 core to install, not use the 32 bit DVD, any ideas. Thanks.
 
Old 06-03-2014, 11:20 AM   #2
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Hi & Welcome to Linux Questions.-

Since you don't have the option to install Zorin along side of Win's 7 you can choose to 'manually partition'.

You might have to shrink your Win's 7 partition in order to make room for your Zorin install; depending on the size of your HDD or SSD.

This new install of Zorin that your trying to dual boot with Win's 7 is this machine a laptop or desktop?
What's the make and model? (that will help us)

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/m.../gg309169.aspx
http://www.comptechdoc.org/os/linux/...ngpartman.html
 
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Old 06-03-2014, 11:36 AM   #3
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It is a 64 bit Dell Inspiron M 5110 laptop. I did, several days ago burn a second copy of the Zorin 8 core 64 bit, and it too did not give me the option to install along side of Windows 7. I will have to do the G Parted thing it seems, which I will have to study up on. When I did install Zorin 6, and then Zorin 8 core later on in an older Dell e1505 32 bit, they each had the install along of option, which made it easy for this 63 year old to do. Just wondering if any others had a problem with the 64 bit laptops, and an easy cure.
 
Old 06-03-2014, 12:07 PM   #4
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Yes, you can use g-parted if you'd like.

Is this your Dell in this link?
http://notebook.tech-details.com/DELL_INSPIRON_M5110/

These links will help and the manual too:-
http://gparted.org/livecd.php
http://gparted.org/display-doc.php?n...ed-live-manual
 
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Old 06-03-2014, 12:14 PM   #5
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In some ways using gparted is safer. Well, OK, more sensible.
If you boot a gparted live disk you can view all the partitions and learn why they are there plus you can learn to "defrag" Windows before resizing.
It's worth the time to learn how your partitions are even if you choose to forget it later (I did for a while).
 
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Old 06-03-2014, 04:22 PM   #6
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Thanks for the help, I think you are right. Using the gparted feature will be the way to go. Just need to watch a few more YouTube videos to get it right. Thanks again.
 
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Your Welcome:-

Let us know how things go.
 
  


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