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Old 12-12-2014, 06:32 AM   #1
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How to install linux mint 64 bit with windows 7


hi all!
I watch a tutorial on youtube and I did a "shrink" to my Win7 but when I run linux on LIVE USB it doesn't show me the option of linux min alongside windows.

It might be related to the fact I got already 4 primary partitions (of 1 hard disk) ? and after I "SHRINK" one of them there should be 5 . But when I got to linux mint it show me the "unallocated" space I shrinked and it doesn't let me format it or anything .

it is possible that if I merge 2 of my partitions then Linux mint will show me the option of linux alongside windows.

BY the way, linux mint 64 bit "rebeca" is WOW!!! my harddisk made a lot of crazy sounds on windows .. but here.. its all quiet and responsive!! every website I open is smooth .. I'm amazed of the linux world.

thanks all!!
 
Old 12-12-2014, 07:12 AM   #2
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I suggest you try manual partioning, if I'm correct there's an option that allows that at the partioning screen of the installer. It probably is the button with advanced or manual on it. There you should make a root (/), swap (and if you are using uefi, an efi partion) partion in the unallocated space (it's important to double check the partioniong layout before applying it). Then just continue the installer. Grub2 should automaticly detect your windows installation.

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Old 12-12-2014, 07:43 AM   #3
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mmm I already have "Unalocated" space ,there is a guide how I do what you just said? with little pictures? I have UEFI .

If I understand right what you said I need to make ROOT , SWAP , UEFI Thing .. THANKS
 
Old 12-12-2014, 08:54 AM   #4
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It sounds like your BIOS is running in "legacy" mode with a maximum of 4 primary partitions.
One primary partition can be converted into a container of many logical partitions - Linux is happy with this.

A GPT disk allows up to 128 partitions...
I think you need to lose Windows from the disk (and reinstall it from the install media they didn't give you) if you want to convert from MBR -> GPT format.
 
Old 12-12-2014, 09:00 AM   #5
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the last few pc's i bought had all 4 partitions taken up for some reason. i suspect that microsoft determined many people would dual-boot and so this makes it slightly harder. there is a recovery partition, the main windows partition, some backup partition, (not really sure what the last one is).

i would boot into live and mount the partitions so i know which is which then use gparted to delete the one that wasnt needed.
 
Old 12-12-2014, 09:50 AM   #6
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Sounds like you can forget about UEFI & GPT (for now).
 
Old 12-12-2014, 10:03 AM   #7
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Originally Posted by schneidz View Post
the last few pc's i bought had all 4 partitions taken up for some reason. i suspect that microsoft determined many people would dual-boot and so this makes it slightly harder. there is a recovery partition, the main windows partition, some backup partition, (not really sure what the last one is).

i would boot into live and mount the partitions so i know which is which then use gparted to delete the one that wasnt needed.
All I did was rename the main Windows partition from primary to Extended>Logical. Then shrank it and used the unallocated
space for MX-14 and let grub take over booting.

It still has all of the original partitions. Just one is a bit smaller is all.

http://www.extend-partition.com/free...n-manager.html

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cwT133i-ql0

Last edited by rokytnji; 12-12-2014 at 10:09 AM.
 
Old 12-13-2014, 11:33 AM   #8
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yay !! I did it! I just changed 1 primary partition to Logical by partition application and Installed it with windows !! wow AMAZING.. Im not sure how to use it still but it behave really smooth. By the way , is anyone knows what the Linux mint 17.1 is based on? ubuntu or debian?
 
Old 12-13-2014, 12:56 PM   #9
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^ mint is based on ubuntu which in turn is based on debian.
 
  


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