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Old 12-07-2016, 12:22 AM   #1
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Installing Mint 18 alongside Mint 18 and partition errors


On my desktop, I am installing Mint alongside Mint. I have a 500GB HDD.

During install I get this message:
the test of the fviole system with type ext4 in partition #5 of SCI1()o,0,0)(SDA) found uncorrected errors.

if you do not go back to the partitioning menu and correct these errors, the partition will be used as is.

Is there a fix?

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Old 12-07-2016, 06:53 PM   #2
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sda5 seems to have a current Mint installed? To which partition the new Mint is going to?
 
Old 12-07-2016, 06:57 PM   #3
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In Mint 18, it goes to the larger space automatically, choosing the "alongside" option. It gives me a choice dividing up the 300GB between the 2 Mints, I can reduce the crippled one to 50GB.
 
Old 12-07-2016, 07:03 PM   #4
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In Mint, is there any option where you can manually specify/create partition where to put the new install? Or you don't have that much control?
 
Old 12-07-2016, 07:11 PM   #5
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I am not familiar with manual partitioning. I worry that it will erase the other two installs which still have documents. By the way, using the Mint 18 live USB right now it seems I cannot mount the HDD to access old documents.

I have made partitions before but that was parted magic. Have you any recommendations?
 
Old 12-07-2016, 07:41 PM   #6
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Fair enough.

Working with Linux requires a bit of care. So you want to mount a partition and access documents. Before you can mount it, have to know which partition (and its filesystem) where the documents reside. Especially if the filesystem is non-Linux based such as ntfs or fat32. NTFS support in Linux is pretty good this days. You can use ntfs-3g to mount and manipulate files.

To cut the story short, if it's linux-based, usually
Code:
mount /dev/sd<whatever> /<mountpoint>
and filesystem gets automatically detected.

Windows fs:
Code:
ntfs-3g /dev/<whatever> /<mountpoint>

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Old 12-08-2016, 08:38 AM   #7
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In Mint, is there any option where you can manually specify/create partition where to put the new install? Or you don't have that much control?
FYI: "Something else" is the labeled designation.
Utterly controllable.
 
  


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