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Old 08-13-2015, 06:26 PM   #16
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The 100MB partition is probably the windows boot partition and the other is the operating system. If you select the manual option in Mint (called Something Else) you can determine the size of the partitions during the install. You can use the entire unallocated for the filesystem except that you should save 2-4GB for a swap or you could use 25GB for the filesystem, 2-4GB for swap and later use the rest for a data partition. Lots of options, just using swap and / (root) would be the simplest.
 
Old 08-15-2015, 01:06 AM   #17
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i think the linux mint installer will recognize the unallocated space if you choose "install mint alongside windows" or something like that.

please, greenice, do not try to partition manually, or this thread will grow to 10 pages...
 
Old 08-15-2015, 12:48 PM   #18
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i think the linux mint installer will recognize the unallocated space if you choose "install mint alongside windows" or something like that.

please, greenice, do not try to partition manually, or this thread will grow to 10 pages...
Thanks to yancek and ondoho for your help. I actually opened another thread on partitioning after the problem this thread addresses was solved --- the RAR problem. This thread morphed into a partition discussion, though I am still grateful for the respondents have given.

The other thread is:

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...ll-4175550578/
 
Old 08-15-2015, 01:34 PM   #19
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Run gparted from the LiveCD to manipulate partition sizes.

I'd make 50G'ish for LM, using 3 additional logical volumes.
20 for /
26 for /home
4 for /swap

If the 500 is solely partitioned for Windows, you can use gparted to reduce that to 45G less than what it has now.
/ will likely be identified by the installer as sda2 after a reboot.
/home will likely be identified by the installer as sda3 after a reboot.
/swap will likely be identified by the installer as sda4 after a reboot.

Use "Something else" during the install phase of the LiveCD when it prompts.
and select sda2 as /, sda3 as /home, and sda4 as swap.
Unfortunately I am getting some contradictory advice. Some advise not partitioning the drive through windows before the LM install, then using "install alongside." This means I now have to go back and erase the partition I just made.

What you are advising is the manual install (something else).

I think I will go with install alongside from what I have read and go back and expand the drive again, then let LM do the rest.
 
Old 09-03-2015, 11:50 AM   #20
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Unfortunately I am getting some contradictory advice. Some advise not partitioning the drive through windows before the LM install, then using "install alongside." This means I now have to go back and erase the partition I just made.
I have no reply since I don't have, nor use Windows.
 
  


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