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Mint 17 and Windows 8.1 Dual Boot: No EFI partition

I am working on the installation for Mint 17 and need to understand what is going on with my Windows 8.1 booting. Here is an image showing all partitions from Windows: As you can see the EFI ...
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Linux Mint 17 could not boot

I have a sony external hard drive. In that i created dev/sdc1/ (NTFS) for windows8.1 clone image via clonezilla. dev/sdc2 (NTFS) dev/sdc3 (NTFS) then i deleted sdc2 and then created root/ , home/ ...
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120 views

dual-boot of mint and windows 8.1 doesnt work - mint doesnt appear

I got a new laptop and installed Linux Mint 17 MATE and Windows 8.1. I want to use dual-boot so that I can choose at start-up which OS will appear. Now only the Windows appears and I dont get asked to ...
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56 views

partitioning for dual boot Windows8 with LMDE on non-uefi sytem

I am using Windows8 on a non-UEFI system. I have one hard disk, and it is partitioned like so: If I shrink my C: drive using windows disk management and install Linuxmint/LMDE-201403 in the extra ...
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44 views

Restoring lost partion table on dualboot system (windows 8 and Ubuntu 13.04)

I have a 64 bit system with 750gb hard disk with 2 partition in windows 8 and one root and home partition in Ubuntu 13.04. I installed Linux mint 17 by choosing option Erase Ubuntu 13.04 and ...
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Uninstall Linux Mint without deleting partition?

I've got a dual-boot system using Windows 7 and Linux Mint 13. When I first installed Mint using the regular Mint installer, the installer did not give me the option of partitioning my drive, ...
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Linux mint partition on my Windows 7 Home Premium, can I access my files on Windows through Linux Mint?

I have a Windows 7 Home Premium laptop, I decided to create a partition on which I installed Linux Mint. For some reason it is not possible to view my files that I had on the Windows partition, is ...
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Dual Boot: Windows Vista - Linux Mint. Delete Partition , fix MBR

Scenario: Windows Vista Basic installed on Hard Disk Created a partition (after Windows Partition - i.e Windows is in the 1st Partition) Installed Linux Mint Cinnamon 64-bit (UP6) on new partition ...
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29 views

Optimal Linux partition configuration

What's an optimal distribution of partitions for Linux(mint16)? I know almost any Linux user will say that it's a matter of opinion but I'm new to Linux and also fairly new to file systems. I'm just ...
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Block/hide partition for Windows

I have a notebook w/ Win8.1 installed, and Linux alongside it in it's own partition.(duh) The thing is, I don't want the Windows system to be able to put crap on the Linux partition. I'd like to set ...
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1answer
107 views

EFI partition is 99 MB (instead of 100 MB)

I'm trying to install Linux Mint on an Intel NUC 4th gen. I first installed Windows 8.1 Professional 64 bit, I ended up with 3 partitions created automatically: 300 MB (recovery partition) 99 MB ...
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“Not a bootable partition” from Haiku's boot manager for new Mint 16 partition

I'm having the exact same problem as in this question now that I've installed Linux Mint 16 MATE in the same LVM I was using before. The installer asked where I wanted the bootloader, and I told it ...
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159 views

How can I dual boot win7 uefi+gpt preinstalled with Mint 13?

On another thread (make uefi gpt bootloader ssd usb linux and windows work together) they seems to be successful. On my laptop, the only way to install windows is with the image disks I made when I ...
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72 views

How do I replace one flavor of Linux with another while dual booting with Windows?

I'm currently dual booting Linux Mint 13 along with Windows XP. I want to switch to CrunchBang after removing Linux Mint. Can anyone tell me how to do this while taking care of the master boot ...
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39 views

Create a partition with Mint intaller iso

Since I like messing around with my OS and have a tendency to break something in the process, I would like to make a partition in my hard drive that would hold the install iso for what-ever os I am ...
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Windows 7 getting 'Setup was unable to create new system partition' when trying to install on dual boot with Linux Mint 15

I know there are a LOT of threads with this error message in but my case is different. I sold my windows PC and want to dual Boot Windows 7 Ultimate and Linux Mint 15. I have Linux Mint 15 installed ...
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How can I maximize free blocks at end of disk on XP?

I would like to know how to take an XP machine, defragment and (I'm not sure what is the right term here--compress, maybe?) move things around so as much of the end of the partition can be ...
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Windows 8 displays linux ext4 partitions as RAW

I installed Linux Mint in 2 partitions: / and /home Windows 8 is under UEFI boot mode. How to hide those linux partitions in Explorer? When I click on them:
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142 views

HP: Desktop: Can I Move Windows From 4 Partitions To Just One?

The office of a coworker's wife was getting rid of their old computers and I picked up an HP dual core desktop for $25. It came with Windows 7 on it. I would like install Linux Mint as a dual ...
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Linux mint 14 (nadia) live cd gparted not showing partions

I am just trying to install linux mint 14 on my desktop and it's booting into live cd, but when I try to install its partitioning step it's not showing my partitions. If I use sudo fdisk -l it shows ...
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383 views

Dual booting windows 7 and Mint 14 with “something else” option

I would like to do a dual boot of Windows 7 and Mint 14 on my Acer netbook which already has Windows 7 Pro 64-bit installed on a terabyte hard drive. I have already shrunk the Windows 7 partition to ...
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Dual boot linux mint 14 partitioning

I have 2 primary partitions installed: 100MB system reserved (NTFS) and 230GB Windows (NTFS). Can I make a linux /home partition so that different distros can point at it and use it's files? And will ...
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Dual boot modular partitioning

I want to install linux mint 14 alongside my already installed windows 7; there is an install alongside windows 7 option but I don't know how that will partition my drive and I don't think it will ...
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Installing Linux alongside Windows 8 — have I messed up my partitions?

I just bought an HP Envy h8-1437c desktop computer (Intel Core i5 CPU, 1 TB hard drive, 12 GB memory). It came with Windows 8 pre-installed. I want to run Linux on it, specifically Linux Mint 14.1 ...
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How to organize a hard drive for Linux/Windows sharing?

I have Linux Mint 14 and Windows 8 installed (dual-booting) on my computer. I mostly use Linux but still need Windows sometimes. Here's a screenshot of the output of sudo fdisk -l command: ...
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Installing linux mint in one partition

So, I have a disk with a MBR setup(image below). I've managed to have 50 GB unallocated space for intalling Linux Mint 14. And I want to keep the current windows OS too(but don't want the Mint inside ...
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Any dangers of sharing /home partition between two distros?

I have a laptop with a 250GB HDD. I have an existing installation of Kubuntu across three partitions (A 20GB one for /, 2GB for swap, and something like 97GB for /home). If I add another partition, ...
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I am trying to install Linux Mint - it shows only one of two hard disks

I want to install Linux Mint along with Windows on my computer. I have two hard drives - 1 TB (which mint finds as sda) and 640 GB (which Mint finds as sdb). The 1 TB hard disk has a ...
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317 views

Resize main partition with gparted

I'm trying to create a dual-boot machine, having Linux Mint 12 installed already. I have only one partition that occupies the whole hdd space. I want to cut some space from it and create a new ...
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Remove mint 12 dvd version and leave windows 7

I dual booted my xp, installing linux mint 12 lisa with no problem. My brother decided to do the same, he dual booted his windows 7, installing linux mint 12 cd version, then upgraded to the dvd ...
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Install Mint Linux 11 to a small partition on a large USB drive

I want to install Linux Mint 11 (just came out) to a USB drive. My USB drive is 34 GB. So I want to put a 1-2 GB partition on it and install Mint just to that. Is that possible? I am new ...