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OK, the fist step would be to boot into windows and do a full defrag, and run chkdsk against the C:\ partition.

Once windows is defragged and checked OK in chkdsk....

Boot to the the Peppermint LiveCD and try electing to "Install alongside Windows" again.



If that still doesn't work .. you'll need to use Gparted to resize the windows partition.

Boot to the Peppermint 4 LiveCD/LiveUSB and go to
menu > System Tools > Gparted

When Gparted starts, right click on the /dev/sda1 partitions and select "Resize/Move"

Now enter a figure into  "Free space following (MiB)" .. this being the amount of space you want to allocate to Peppermint.

Then click the "Apply" button.

Once you've done that, make sure Windows still boots .. then come back here and post the output from:
Code: [Select]
sudo fdisk -lagain.

It tried to install but was stuck at the same place, but it let me select the install button  waited 25 minutes (to ensure nothing going on.) Used Gparted to create a 40 GB unallocated partition for peppermint.

Here are the results of the Sudo fdisk -l
------------------------------------------------------------------
peppermint@peppermint ~ $ sudo fdisk -l

Disk /dev/sda: 80.0 GB, 80026361856 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 9729 cylinders, total 156301488 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: 0x782a3f4a

   Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
/dev/sda1   *          63    71901183    35950560+   7  HPFS/NTFS/exFAT

Disk /dev/sdb: 1027 MB, 1027416576 bytes
16 heads, 63 sectors/track, 1990 cylinders, total 2006673 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   *          63     2006672     1003305    e  W95 FAT16 (LBA)
peppermint@peppermint ~ $


According to what I can tell it created the 40 GB unallocated partition.

Thanks for your trouble..

great news, I slected the Install next to windows and it installed just fine.  Thanks

Now I need to enable the WIFI card, before I bother you guys again, I will search the archives.  I recall going to the command line and doing an app get.  I will need to look it up..It is an Intel Prowireless 3945 ABG.

I push Peppermint to my friends who have a laptop or desktop that is too old for WIN 7.  I still have much to learn, especially in getting windows native apps to work.

I am older 960) but still like this stuff

Thanks again

Scott G

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OK, the fist step would be to boot into windows and do a full defrag, and run chkdsk against the C:\ partition.

Once windows is defragged and checked OK in chkdsk....

Boot to the the Peppermint LiveCD and try electing to "Install alongside Windows" again.



If that still doesn't work .. you'll need to use Gparted to resize the windows partition.

Boot to the Peppermint 4 LiveCD/LiveUSB and go to
menu > System Tools > Gparted

When Gparted starts, right click on the /dev/sda1 partitions and select "Resize/Move"

Now enter a figure into  "Free space following (MiB)" .. this being the amount of space you want to allocate to Peppermint.

Then click the "Apply" button.

Once you've done that, make sure Windows still boots .. then come back here and post the output from:
Code: [Select]
sudo fdisk -lagain.

It tried to install but was stuck at the same place, but it let me select the install button  waited 25 minutes (to ensure nothing going on.) Used Gparted to create a 40 GB unallocated partition for peppermint.

Here are the results of the Sudo fdisk -l
------------------------------------------------------------------
peppermint@peppermint ~ $ sudo fdisk -l

Disk /dev/sda: 80.0 GB, 80026361856 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 9729 cylinders, total 156301488 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: 0x782a3f4a

   Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
/dev/sda1   *          63    71901183    35950560+   7  HPFS/NTFS/exFAT

Disk /dev/sdb: 1027 MB, 1027416576 bytes
16 heads, 63 sectors/track, 1990 cylinders, total 2006673 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   *          63     2006672     1003305    e  W95 FAT16 (LBA)
peppermint@peppermint ~ $


According to what I can tell it created the 40 GB unallocated partition.

Thanks for your trouble..




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Before going any further, can you boot to the LiveCD/LiveUSB, open a terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T) and post the output from running this command::
Code: [Select]
sudo fdisk -l

Here you go thanks for your assistance!

peppermint@peppermint ~ $ sudo fdisk -l

Disk /dev/sda: 80.0 GB, 80026361856 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 9729 cylinders, total 156301488 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: 0x782a3f4a

   Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
/dev/sda1   *          63   156296384    78148161    7  HPFS/NTFS/exFAT
peppermint@peppermint ~ $



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I am somewhat a newbie but have installed Peppermint 4 on two other machines without incident, and PP 3 and 1 on other machines.

I have a dell Latitude D630 with 2 GB ram and a 1.8 GHz processor, Intel Graphics. With WIndows XP. 80 GB HD, Win Xp is using about 25 GB.  I want to install PM 4 next to it.  When I select that option I ampresented with a screen and a slider to allocate disk space for the Win XP and PM 4 install.  I can move the slider but I never see any numbers as to how much space is allocated, OK I can leave with that I think the PM install size is on the right, and XP is on the left.  I get it close.  BUT  Then I wait and the Install now button never changes from gray to black.

I have tried a USB and a CD with the same results.

As an alternative I could "do something else" instead of install next to windows, but I need guidance on how to change the size of the existing partition, and how to add the PM partitions as well as the type.

Can you help.  If you can vector me to a site that leads me through how to change the Win XP partition size (without destroying the existing OS) and then how to add the partitions for pm 4 I can muddle through

Thanks

Scott

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