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Old 04-29-2013, 12:59 PM   #1
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Post Need your support

Good day all

im a Newbie in Unix/Linux OS and now i try load a Linux system it wont install because I'm not being able to see the partition that i made.

im sure that I'm having more than the require space for the OS
i tried it with " Fedora, Mint and Ubuntu "X64 and X32.

but when i boot it from the CD it works just fine.

would like your support in this matter.

Thanks in Advance
Old 04-29-2013, 01:01 PM   #2
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Originally Posted by IMutel View Post
it wont install because I'm not being able to see the partition that i made.
Delete that partition and then try to install Linux.

The Linux installer wants to create its own partitions from unpartitioned space. It does not want to use a partition you created with a Windows partitioning tool.

More details you don't really need:
Having the Linux installer create partitions, rather than use existing partitions, is not really the only choice. It is just the easier choice. But when you use pre existing partitions, they need to have been created in a way compatible with the way you are installing Linux. It is definitely not compatible to create a Windows partition and then do an ordinary install of Linux into that partition.

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"I'm not being able to see the partition that i made." Not sure I understand.

Many modern linux boot cd/dvd/usb's can install to some area. Some of the distro's can shrink windows partitions then install. I still prefer using windows if possible to shrink current partition if Windows 7 or 8. (maybe vista can do it natively too)

There may be a more easy way to test and try linux. If you computer has enough resources you may be able to run a free virtual machine. It may be the most safe and easy way to test and run linux.
Old 04-30-2013, 12:13 AM   #4
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You could use G-parted if you want-

Until these problems are resolved we advise using the last stable release of GParted Live, which is GParted Live 0.14.1-6.

I personally do not use G-parted I have always taken advantage of what the installer gives me so I can manually create what partitions I want to create- (preference)
But like Johnsfine mentioned it is not the only choice-:-

With (some) distributions I have found that Linux see's the 'swap' already and you don't have to create one-

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