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Old 06-12-2019, 11:50 AM   #1
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Problem with dual booting


Problem with dual booting. When installing Linux mint 19.1 about 10% of machines say found Windows erase and install on the whole disk.

So you have to go to Windows disk management and resize.

Normally 90% it works fine and says install alongside Windows.

Does anyone know what causes this why some machines are different?

I hope this problem is fixed in 19.2 anyone running a beta test?
 
Old 06-12-2019, 05:09 PM   #2
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The most likely reason and there could be others, is that windows was left in its default state which is hibernated and/or with fastboot on. If hibernated, LInux will not mount the partitions due to the likelihood of damage/data loss so the installer will not be aware of any partitions in use. I think it would be better to resize/shrink windows from within windows before installing another OS.
 
Old 06-12-2019, 11:48 PM   #3
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The most likely reason and there could be others, is that windows was left in its default state which is hibernated and/or with fastboot on. If hibernated, LInux will not mount the partitions due to the likelihood of damage/data loss so the installer will not be aware of any partitions in use. I think it would be better to resize/shrink windows from within windows before installing another OS.
Yes I think you are right how can you un hibernate to check this out?

Thanks
 
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There are numerous sites available online explaining it, the link below is to the microsoft site.

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/...hat-is-running
 
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There are numerous sites available online explaining it, the link below is to the microsoft site.

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/...hat-is-running
Thanks for that will try to see if this is the problem.
 
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yeah I use to get that cannot mount access dir, I forget the actual error message, I just go into windows and reboot it, so windows leaves the flags for read write to there NTFS partitions open and then boot into Linux via grub (of course) problem solved. I too disengage hibernation from windows.

I do not let any system I have installed on here go into hibernation.

its not a bear, it's a laptop.
 
  


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