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Re: After installing, the GRUB screen shows up
« Reply #45 on: January 21, 2015, 08:03:11 am »
OK I've now shrunk the PASSPORT

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Re: After installing, the GRUB screen shows up
« Reply #46 on: January 21, 2015, 11:05:24 am »
How much did you shrink it by ?

Did you leave the empty space unpartitioned ?

and what's the output from:
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Re: After installing, the GRUB screen shows up
« Reply #47 on: January 21, 2015, 11:50:23 am »
the output from
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free -m
is:
             total       used       free     shared    buffers     cached
Mem:          7870       1603       6266        125        191        780
-/+ buffers/cache:        631       7238
Swap:            0          0          0

I shrinked it so that the original partition has like 18.63GiB and the unallocated space is 817.49 GiB, and I did leave the empty space unpartitioned.

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Re: After installing, the GRUB screen shows up
« Reply #48 on: January 21, 2015, 02:22:31 pm »
Jeez .. are you sure you want to allocate all that to Peppermint ?

Be aware that Windows won't be able to read the Peppermint partitions, so that's 817GB of that drive that will no longer be available to Windows  :o

I'd have thought 80GB wold have been a better size, and plenty...
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Re: After installing, the GRUB screen shows up
« Reply #49 on: January 21, 2015, 02:26:04 pm »
Yeah I know but since I will be only using it for Peppermint, I might as well allocate as much space as I can

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Re: After installing, the GRUB screen shows up
« Reply #50 on: January 21, 2015, 02:39:19 pm »
OK, you now need to boot into Peppermint LiveCD/LiveUSB

and when you get to the section that asks where you want to put it, select "Something Else"

At the next screen highlight the drive with the free pace (probably /dev/sdc .. then click the "Add" button (+) .. and create a partition with these characteristics

Type = Primary
Size = all the free space minus 10GB (10000 MB)
Filesystem = EXT4
Mountpoint = /

then create another partition (by clicking the "Add" button again, and this time make the characteristics

Type = Logical
Size = All the rest of the free space (approx 10Gb)
Filesystem = swap

Now at the bottom where it asks where to put the bootloader, choose the root of that drive
eg. if those partitions were created on /dev/sdc .. you need to choose "/dev/sdc" as the place to put the bootloader

NOT /dev/sdc1 or /dev/sdc2, etc .. no number at the end, and DEFINITELY NOT on the Windows drive

If that's not clear ask questions before clicking "Next"

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Re: After installing, the GRUB screen shows up
« Reply #51 on: January 21, 2015, 02:40:52 pm »
Do I download updates while installing?

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Re: After installing, the GRUB screen shows up
« Reply #52 on: January 21, 2015, 03:21:10 pm »
Only if it has an ACTIVE connection to the interweb via an ethernet cable or wireless.
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Re: After installing, the GRUB screen shows up
« Reply #53 on: January 21, 2015, 04:54:50 pm »
It happened again

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Re: After installing, the GRUB screen shows up
« Reply #54 on: January 21, 2015, 04:55:09 pm »
I installed it the way you wanted me to, and the GRUB screen shows up

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Re: After installing, the GRUB screen shows up
« Reply #55 on: January 21, 2015, 05:09:07 pm »
Boot to the LiveCD and post the output from:
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and did you choose to boot from the external drive ?
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Re: After installing, the GRUB screen shows up
« Reply #56 on: January 21, 2015, 05:11:59 pm »
WARNING: GPT (GUID Partition Table) detected on '/dev/sda'! The util fdisk doesn't support GPT. Use GNU Parted.


Disk /dev/sda: 1000.2 GB, 1000204886016 bytes
256 heads, 63 sectors/track, 121126 cylinders, total 1953525168 sectors
Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 4096 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 4096 bytes / 4096 bytes
Disk identifier: 0xd9d7d1a1

   Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
/dev/sda1               1  4294967295  2147483647+  ee  GPT
Partition 1 does not start on physical sector boundary.

Disk /dev/sdc: 15.5 GB, 15512174592 bytes
32 heads, 63 sectors/track, 15028 cylinders, total 30297216 sectors
Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x7bae5e37

   Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
/dev/sdc1   *          63    30296447    15148192+   c  W95 FAT32 (LBA)

Disk /dev/sdd: 1000.2 GB, 1000170586112 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 121597 cylinders, total 1953458176 sectors
Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x50c5766c

   Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
/dev/sdd1      1733928958  1953456127   109763585    5  Extended
/dev/sdd2   *        2048    39063551    19530752   83  Linux
/dev/sdd3        39063552  1733926911   847431680   83  Linux
/dev/sdd5      1753458688  1953456127    99998720   82  Linux swap / Solaris
/dev/sdd6      1733928960  1753458687     9764864   82  Linux swap / Solaris

Partition table entries are not in disk order

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Re: After installing, the GRUB screen shows up
« Reply #57 on: January 21, 2015, 05:12:45 pm »
I think sdd is the hard drive

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Re: After installing, the GRUB screen shows up
« Reply #58 on: January 21, 2015, 05:13:19 pm »
It automatically booted into peppermint after I finished installing

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Re: After installing, the GRUB screen shows up
« Reply #59 on: January 21, 2015, 05:17:27 pm »
How have you ended up with 2 Linux partitions ?

What happened to the NTFS  partition that you resized on the external HDD ?

And are you saying Windows no longer boots if you choose the internal HDD as the first boot device ?

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You have shut down .. removed the LiveCD/LiveUSB .. then tried booting to the external drive right ?
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