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Old 11-25-2017, 09:05 PM   #16
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I have to admit I'm apprehensive about continuing. I've attached a screenshot of the partition manager, looks like mint is in partition 6, and I believe a smaller partition or two might belong to mint. Does deleting p6 look ok to you?
 
Old 11-25-2017, 09:11 PM   #17
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I have to admit I'm apprehensive about continuing. I'll try to attach a screenshot of the partition manager. Mint is in part6. There are several small partitions and one or two might belong to mint. Do you think it's fine to delete part6?
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Old 11-25-2017, 11:46 PM   #18
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Have you turned off secure boot in bios? Also ignore that Grub link in an earlier post since you are using EFI and not MBR.

The only partition you should touch at all is partition 6 at the moment which is around 373.01 GB so the space is unallocated then try to install mint again. 1,2,5, should be left alone. I wonder why the first 3 show space is 100% free? Partition 7 should also be left alone since I have no idea why its there. I suspect it is a Linux swap partition (where memory for programs go when ram is full). The ordering maybe different in Linux.

If you decide to install it again after you get it installed type in a terminal
Code:
sudo fdisk -l
. You'll see something like this: https://www.howtogeek.com/106873/how...ions-on-linux/

This shows how Linux sees all your partitions. How its numbered under Device (something like /dev/sda6) & the Type (Linux filesystem & EFI System is what we are concerned with at the moment) is important so you might want a screenshot or write it down for your own reference & so somebody could help you with your Grub problem! Alternatively you could use
Code:
sudo parted -l
to get the information.

There is a graphical program called gparted which you can use to see your partitions in Linux & works similar to Disk Management.

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Old 11-26-2017, 09:11 AM   #19
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If you decide to install it again after you get it installed type in a terminal
Might be a better idea to run that command BEFORE installing and if you are not sure post the output here.

Posting the output of the boot repair you used previously would probably made things a lot easier. Based on your initial information, I would guess that you installed Mint in MBR mode with your windows EFI. That information would have shown from boot repair.
 
Old 11-26-2017, 08:02 PM   #20
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Configuring grub to boot Windows is not hard.
 
Old 11-26-2017, 08:12 PM   #21
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Just boot the Mint install DVD. Choose rescue. Reinstall the boot loader to the EFI partition on the HDD. If it doesn't pick up Windows, see this: https://www.linuxquestions.org/quest...-a-4175618418/

It's says slackware, but it will work for you.
 
Old 11-26-2017, 09:40 PM   #22
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Since this happened w10 has been glitchy and among other annoyances it hasn't detected when a flash drive is plugged into a usb port. Bluetooth disappeared as well. So this morning I ran w restore and so far so good, fingers crossed.

So what's the proper procedure now to boot the mint install and choose rescue? Shut down the pc, plug in the usb, start up and hope mint is there? If it is, where is rescue? Thanks again everyone.
 
Old 11-26-2017, 10:54 PM   #23
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There should be an option on the install CD "rescue".
 
  


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