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Re: After installing, the GRUB screen shows up
« Reply #30 on: January 20, 2015, 08:54:21 am »
Like when using the partitioning table, like one spot for swap space and the another big chunk for Peppermint? Is that what you mean?

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Re: After installing, the GRUB screen shows up
« Reply #31 on: January 20, 2015, 09:18:31 am »
What we're looking to do is -

boot to the Peppermint 5 LiveCD/LiveUSB, then use GParted to shrink the NTFS "PASSPORT" partition leaving unpartitioned space after it that we're going to then use to install Peppermint to.

Something like 40GB should suffice .. but the amount of room you want to allocate for Peppermint is up to you and can be anything from 8GB upwards.

Can you figure out how to use Gparted to shrink /dev/sdc2 (the NTFS "PASSPORT partition) leaving unpartitioned space after it ?

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Re: After installing, the GRUB screen shows up
« Reply #32 on: January 20, 2015, 09:26:32 am »
It won't let me on the GUI version. How would I go about doing it then?

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Re: After installing, the GRUB screen shows up
« Reply #33 on: January 20, 2015, 09:43:04 am »
It won't let me on the GUI version. How would I go about doing it then?

explain please ?

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Will it let you boot the Peppermint Live session if you enable CSM ?
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Re: After installing, the GRUB screen shows up
« Reply #34 on: January 20, 2015, 09:50:48 am »

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Re: After installing, the GRUB screen shows up
« Reply #35 on: January 20, 2015, 10:04:06 am »
What's that link about .. it takes me to a google drive account that I'd need to log into
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Re: After installing, the GRUB screen shows up
« Reply #36 on: January 20, 2015, 10:05:29 am »
I can boot into the live session, I just can't boot into the actual OS

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Re: After installing, the GRUB screen shows up
« Reply #37 on: January 20, 2015, 10:10:31 am »
Well, the link was for a picture but I messed up on the link sharing, so basically what it was supposed to show was that it wouldn't let me shrink it even when I hit enter in the text box.

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Re: After installing, the GRUB screen shows up
« Reply #38 on: January 20, 2015, 10:12:07 am »
bung the picture up on IMGUR

or tell me what the error message was
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Re: After installing, the GRUB screen shows up
« Reply #39 on: January 20, 2015, 10:12:51 am »
It's not an error message, it just won't let me.

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Re: After installing, the GRUB screen shows up
« Reply #40 on: January 20, 2015, 11:07:01 am »
So how do you know it won't let you if it's not saying anything ?

You *are* clicking the "Apply" button after the changes right ?
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Re: After installing, the GRUB screen shows up
« Reply #41 on: January 20, 2015, 12:45:05 pm »
I probably missed that step...

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Re: After installing, the GRUB screen shows up
« Reply #42 on: January 20, 2015, 09:45:16 pm »
The resize button won't get enabled

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Re: After installing, the GRUB screen shows up
« Reply #43 on: January 21, 2015, 03:35:41 am »
Hi silver2049, I can see you are having some issues understanding GParted.  The following is a guide to what you need to do.  Please read it thoroughly before trying to replicate the process on your system.  I hope this helps.

First thing, Have you backed up all of your critical data that is on your NTFS “PASSPORT” partition?  For example, photos, videos, music, important documents etc.  Taking the time to do this could save you a lot of grief if by chance, it all goes horribly wrong

You need to be running a live Peppermint Five session using your Live Media USB Stick/CD/DVD.  Once that has booted up, plug in your external hard drive, if you have not already done this.  Next, navigate to, menu > System Tools > GParted.  When this has opened, look at the top right corner under the close button.  You will see a box with up and down arrows.  Click on this and select your external hard drive from the drop down menu.  You will now be presented with a visual representation of your external hard drive's partition table.  Right click on the partition that is your NTFS "PASSPORT”.  Make sure from the dropdown menu, the partition is unmounted.  It will probably be greyed out - that's good.  You will not be able to edit the partition(s) on your external hard drive if it is mounted.  Select, Resize/Move.  In the new window that opens, grab with your mouse cursor the right end of the partition. You will see a double headed arrow.  Pull it with your left mouse button depressed, so it leaves an empty space behind it.  This is numerically visible in the, Free space following (MiB): field.  This is the space you are going use for your Peppermint installation.  If you wanted to have a partition of 8GB.  You will need 6676MiB in the, Free space following (MiB): field.  To bring it up to 20GB you will need 19073MiB.  To bring it up to 40GB, you will need, 38147MiB.  Rather than fiddling with the slider, you can enter these figures into the Free space following (MiB): field manually.  Once you have established your shrinkage, click on Resize.  Check to see it has resized correctly and close the window.  In the taskbar at the top of the GParted window, click on the, Apply All Operations check/tick.  NOTHING IS PERMANENT UNTIL YOU COMPLETE THIS PART.  You will receive a warning/cautionary message.  You can ignore this because naturally, you have backed up all your critical data, right  ;)!  Click Okay or, whatever it is to proceed with the process.  This could take some time, as GParted is moving a lot of data.  So sit back and let it do its thing.  Its a good time for a coffee.  Once it has completed, exit GParted That's it.  You have shrunk your NTFS “PASSPORT” partition and created an empty partition space for Peppermint Five - good luck  ;)!!
 
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Re: After installing, the GRUB screen shows up
« Reply #44 on: January 21, 2015, 03:43:00 am »
As Andy says, usually if the "Resize" option is greyed out it means the partition is mounted .. you'll need to right-click the partition (in Gparted) and choose "Unmount" .. the "Resize" option should now be available.

Or try using the Windows "disk management" tool to resize it.
https://tweakhound.com/2013/01/02/how-to-resize-your-windows-8-partition/
it would probably be a good idea to (in Windows) run a disk check on the disk before attempting to resize the partition.

And most certainly heed Andy's "Backup" advice .. any partition manipulation operation carries a risk of disk corruption so backup anything you cannot afford to loose FIRST.
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