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Re: Peppermint 5 Does Not Detect Windows 7
« Reply #45 on: July 22, 2014, 04:22:37 pm »
The reason I did the separate home partition is that is what AndyInMokum said I should do.  I created the partitions before the installation as I was instructed to do.  I just created the partitions and did not begin the install yet as I did not want to do something wrong.  I mean the Peppermint installer does not detect Windows 7 at all and does not give me an option to install Peppermint 5 beside windows 7.  However, windows 7 is in fact installed and operating.  This is really difficult.  Any help would be appreciated.  Thanks.

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Re: Peppermint 5 Does Not Detect Windows 7
« Reply #46 on: July 22, 2014, 04:29:56 pm »
sorry I can't help you out there, Every windows 7 install I have done, the installer shows windows 7 and gives a side by side option, I have never run into one that did not see windows 7...
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Re: Peppermint 5 Does Not Detect Windows 7
« Reply #47 on: July 22, 2014, 04:58:22 pm »
Can you boot to the Peppermint LiveCD/LiveUSB, then post the output from:
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Re: Peppermint 5 Does Not Detect Windows 7
« Reply #48 on: July 22, 2014, 05:25:10 pm »
As you requested:

WARNING: GPT (GUID Partition Table) detected on '/dev/sda'! The util fdisk doesn't support GPT. Use GNU Parted.

Disk /dev/sda: 320.1 GB, 320072933376 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 38913 cylinders, total 625142448 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: 0x0000e0ea

   Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
/dev/sda1               1   625142447   312571223+  ee  GPT

Disk /dev/sdb: 4009 MB, 4009754624 bytes
23 heads, 22 sectors/track, 15477 cylinders, total 7831552 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: 0x00000000

   Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
/dev/sdb1   *          32     7831551     3915760    b  W95 FAT32
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Re: Peppermint 5 Does Not Detect Windows 7
« Reply #49 on: July 22, 2014, 05:47:13 pm »
OK, what makes you say you've already created the Linux partitions .. as fdisk isn't showing them ?

They might not be showing due to the incompatibility with fdisk and GT partition tables.

That is also likely why the installer is not finding Win7



I'm afraid I have little experience with GPT, so don't really feel happy proceeding .. my gut tells me if you create the extra partitions in windows, then choose the  "something else" option in the Peppermint installer and tell the partitons to be formatted and where to be mounted .. then put the bootloader on the / partition (not the MBR of /devsda .. then use something like "EasyBCD" to add Peppermint to the Windows bootloader rather than adding WIndows to GRUB, that this will be possible.

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There are just too many steps involved where a single mistake could kill Windows too.

Unless you have a FULL disk image saved to another HDD, so you could recover if necessary .. or are happy to reinstall Windows from DVD if necessary (and you actually have a DVD) .. I think you'd be better off finding someone who can do this for you.
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Re: Peppermint 5 Does Not Detect Windows 7
« Reply #50 on: July 22, 2014, 05:52:14 pm »
I created the partitions using Gparted and they show up under gparted.  That's all I can say.  I do have the disks as I just did a full re-install of windows 7 recovering from my first try at this.  I'm really disappointed that this is so difficult.  To my knowledge, I have a "standard" installation of windows 7.  Thanks.

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Re: Peppermint 5 Does Not Detect Windows 7
« Reply #51 on: July 22, 2014, 06:06:27 pm »
You have a standard install of Win7, but you're using the GPT partition table.

It would have been VERY easy if you'd changed to an msdos partition table before installing Win7.

If you're happy to reinstall Win7 again, I can tell you what to do .. but your call.
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Re: Peppermint 5 Does Not Detect Windows 7
« Reply #52 on: July 22, 2014, 07:21:09 pm »
Hi Jeff,  I missed the whole thread with this one, sorry about that.  I say be cautious! The GPT partition table incompatibility looks like it may be an accident waiting to happen. If  PCNetSpec has concerns about it.  It mean we are in uncharted territory.   His idea of a full Windows re-install using a msdos-partition table is probably the safest and the most sensible way to proceed.  He can most certainly guide you through the process really easily.  Remember to backup any critical data you have on the Windows partition before you nuke it.   After that's done, everything should be playing nice!  Good luck  ;).
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Re: Peppermint 5 Does Not Detect Windows 7
« Reply #53 on: September 24, 2014, 03:17:24 pm »
I have the same problem.
When installing Peppermint 5 under windows 7 it does not show up.
Please, PCnetspec,  tell me how to install under MSDOSpartition rather that what just is the usual install form the win-DVD
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Re: Peppermint 5 Does Not Detect Windows 7
« Reply #54 on: September 24, 2014, 04:46:10 pm »
@artman

See your other topic .. and please stop double posting .. so I don't have to respond twice or appear to ignore one topic.
http://forum.peppermintos.com/index.php/topic,1039.0.html
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