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Old 04-30-2012, 04:01 AM   #1
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Debian 6 + Windows 7

Currently I have Windows 7 but my disk is partitioned in a weird way and I don't know what to do. I want to have Debian next to Windows (with hibernation working). Here you can see some info from Windows:
I found many tutorials but under debian, during installation there's "unusable space" which i choose but then i get just a message "show cylinders/head/Sector information". There supposed to be "unallocaced space" not "unusable"

Here's what i get during installation:

SCSI1 (0,0,0) (sda) -320,1GB
> #1 primary 314,6MB (Boot) ntfs
> #2 primary 274,7GB ntfs
> unusable 26,9GB unusable
> #3 primary 16,1GB ntfs
> #4 primary 2,1GB fat32

What's wrong?

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Old 04-30-2012, 04:28 AM   #2
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I think you're having a problem because you're only allowed to have 4 primary partitions, you can get around this by adding an extended partition.
Old 04-30-2012, 06:12 AM   #3
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Backup the data from last two partitions and remove all partitions except first two. After that create extended partition (for all unallocated 45.1 Gb)
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Old 04-30-2012, 02:53 PM   #4
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It worked but now I'm stuck because every tutorial says to install someething and i dont have internet connection. I cant see any GUI configurator. How to get it? How to install some tools without internet on debian?
During installation there was problem with missing "rtl_nic/rtl8168d-2fw" but i downloaded it on windows and used dpkg on debian.
"ifconfig -a" prints two interfaces: eth0 without any configured staff, and loopback.


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