Yours could be one of these. Also, add to your report of the Windows boot failure the exact error message. This is where I found it Mattyboy wrote:I wouldn't install that if you paid me. First attempt: First install on new machine. If your computer is running a self-installed copy of Windows 7, the default number of partitions will be just like the ones shown in the image below.
As same process find out your preferred Drive by disk size and used space. The first step is to create a partition for Linux. Windows installation does not really play nice with existing Linux installations but your Ubuntu will handle your existing installation of Windows very well. I'm not to tech savy with Mint so a step by step would be awesome. Other good choices are and. The easiest way to be sure that you are installing to the correct drive is to unplug the Windows drive when you install Mint. It can still be an annoyance, but and.
So, after you get familiar with the linux Environment, It's Time to respect Linux as an Operating System and not as a program that you can remove from control Panel. Booted to Windows, everything works. Thanks for any information or suggestions. New partition Size — Enter Disk size. It even tells how to extend that if you must. Ignore any security message and accept the license agreement. Please stick to easy to-the-point questions that you feel people can answer fast.
No, secure boot is not enabled. Here's out top tips I think isn't just a great desktop, it's a. When active, a shutdown or reboot operation becomes a suspend-to-disk operation, which results in filesystem damage, which can manifest as boot problems. However if you think your question is a bit stupid, then this is the right place for you to post it. You may download it from.
So, the only other ways to do it is to install linux on an external drive and switch at startup, thereby defeating the purpose of dual booting. Found this: Which seems to answer my question as to how to be sure the Mint install didn't overwrite the Windows 7 disk. This is what gparted shows also, unknown filesystem. Yes, I shut down before I unplug hard drives. .
You seem to have approached this most thoroughly. It is also used to store user specific settings. You make it enjoyable and you still care for to keep it wise. This tutorial presents a step-by-step guide on how to dual-boot either one with Windows 7 on a computer with a single hard drive. Someone with more knowledge of it will have to advise you. Reboot computer and choose try Linux Mint 9.
Firmware is flashed with latest version. Right click on windows partition and select shrink allow default options 4. Select that, and it should boot into your Mint. Enter a security key if one is required. So, what do we get from this? How to add and customize the boot entries manually? Installed grub to sdb, same problem. Selecting the first option will actually bring you to this step, where you can see how the installer will resize the main Windows 7 partition the C drive. If you created a partition already Step 2 , then choose it at your target install and continue the process.
Not sure why but you might try running fsck on each partition. Grub was on the external as intended. Can you help me add Linux as a second boot option? When you use Windows — Linux sleeping like a bear and vice versa. There is no manu entry to see what system to load. Drivers, programs and configuration — included. I suspect the same would work for Mint, but I'm not 100% positive of that. Selecting Something else and clicking Continue will bring you to the Advanced Partitioning Tool.