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New Users / Re: Peppermint 5 Does Not Detect Windows 7
« on: July 22, 2014, 04:11:31 pm »
I tried what you are suggesting, but the Peppermint install still does not detect Windows 7 and the option of a side by side installation is not available.  That is what started this in the first place and why I'm trying to install it this way.  I'm really at a loss for what to do now.  Any help would be appreciated.  Thanks.

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New Users / Re: Peppermint 5 Does Not Detect Windows 7
« on: July 22, 2014, 03:43:37 pm »
AndyInMokum or anyone who can help:

I set up the partitions for Peppermint 5 installation as described above.  However, I 'm confused as I have the root partition at 30 gig, the swap partition at 9 gig, and the home partition at 18 gig.  As I'm beginning the installation you indicate that the root partition will be the smaller of the two ext4 partitions.  I must have done something wrong as as I have the home partition smaller.  Please advise if I need to change this and if so how.  I don't want to do this installation wrong.  Thanks for your help.

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New Users / Re: Peppermint 5 Does Not Detect Windows 7
« on: July 22, 2014, 11:09:07 am »
I booted to the Peppermint 5 live USB and ran gparted.  What I see is 3 partitions as follows:

/dev/sda1  Size is 100.00 MIB   Format Fat32  Flag is Boot
/dev/sda2 Size is 128.00 Mib Unknown Format   Flag is msftres
/dev/sda3  Size is 297.87 Gib Format NTFS  Flag is msftdata
unallocated  size is 1.34 Mib  everything else is blank.

In your write up above you said I should see one large partition but I see 3.  So I thought I better show you this.  Please let me know what I should do.  Thanks.

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New Users / Re: Peppermint 5 Does Not Detect Windows 7
« on: July 19, 2014, 02:37:48 pm »
AndyInMokum,

I have some questions on your explanation above.  After resizing the windows partition and you begin formatting, the first right click when you select new is to format the whole space - right? I'm confused because you keep saying click on the gray unallocated space but I thought you allocated it with the first procedure you indicate to do.  Sorry for asking a dumb question but I'm new to this process.  Can you clarify this a little more?  Thanks.  Jeff

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New Users / Re: Peppermint 5 Does Not Detect Windows 7
« on: July 03, 2014, 11:36:50 am »
AndyInMokum,
Thanks for the information.  I won't be able to get at this for a while as I'll be on the road the next two weeks for business.  I'll need to digest this first.  I just reloaded everything to a new install of windows 7 so I already have a back up of data/files.  Thanks again for your help.  Jeff


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New Users / Re: Peppermint 5 Does Not Detect Windows 7
« on: July 02, 2014, 08:24:14 pm »
schmitz61984

The partitions I have are what was automatically set up by windows 7 pro.  I used the windows 7 setup disk and deleted the existing linux partitions.  Windows proceeded to do the rest automatically.   I then spent a great deal of time reloading everything from backups.  Incidently, the previous disk info you found was before I reloaded windows from scratch.  The last info is what i have now.  Thanks.

AndyInMokum

Thanks for your suggestion.  Can you give me more detail on how to create the partitions you are suggesting?  Should I use windows for that or gparted?  In either case you describe it in detail?  I'm not very adept at working with partitions so I'm a little nervous about it.  After creating the partitions will Peppermint then automatically recognize windows7 and install to the new partitions along side or do I have to that manually?  Thanks.

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New Users / Re: Peppermint 5 Does Not Detect Windows 7
« on: July 02, 2014, 12:33:08 pm »
shmitzr1984,
I have a different problem.  Peppermint 5 install does not recognize that I have windows 7 installed on the PC so I cannot install beside of windows 7 at all.  Thanks.  Jeff

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New Users / Re: Peppermint 5 Does Not Detect Windows 7
« on: July 02, 2014, 08:54:48 am »
Yes.  I used the whole disk for windows 7.

See the following:

peppermint@peppermint ~ $ sudo fdisk -l

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
256 heads, 63 sectors/track, 38761 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  4294967295  2147483647+  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
peppermint@peppermint ~ $

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New Users / Re: Peppermint 5 Does Not Detect Windows 7
« on: July 01, 2014, 01:25:39 pm »
Can anyone walk me through how I could install Peppermint 5 now since even the 32 bit version does not recognize windows 7?  Thanks.  Jeff

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New Users / Re: Peppermint 5 Does Not Detect Windows 7
« on: June 30, 2014, 11:49:04 am »
All,

Thanks for the help.  When this happened I selected replace Peppermint 5 using the 64 bit live usb.  That's when the system not only replaced Peppermint 5 but also wiped my entire system in the process.  Not good. 

I have spent the better part of 2 days getting my machine back so I can use it with windows 7.  I use this machine on the road so I need it desperately to work.  I don't know if I have enough nerve to try to install Peppermint 5 again.  If I do I can tell you it will only be the 32 bit version.  The 64 bit version install scares me.  Thanks.  Jeff

Edit
I just booted up with the Peppermint 5 32 bit version live usb.  When beginning install I get this "the system does not detect an operating system in this computer".   Obviously, I just re-installed windows 7.  There is something very wrong with the install detection.  Thanks.  Jeff

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New Users / Re: Peppermint 5 Does Not Detect Windows 7
« on: June 28, 2014, 01:51:43 pm »
I assume that you make a bootable DVD of iso using unetbootin or something similar to use the windows iso image.  Is that right?  Thanks.

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New Users / Re: Peppermint 5 Does Not Detect Windows 7
« on: June 28, 2014, 12:15:41 pm »
I tried what Mac suggested and it completely overwrote my windows partitions including my recovery partition.  Now the only thing on my PC is peppermint 5.  That's a big problem for me.  I don't have a windows 7 disk so I'm going to have to buy one and reload everything.  I'm really in trouble now...

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New Users / Re: Peppermint 5 Does Not Detect Windows 7
« on: June 28, 2014, 09:51:54 am »
Mac,

At the risk of asking a dumb question how would that work.  Would I boot to a live usb with the 64 bit system and it would give me an option to replace the 32 bit system?  Please explain how that would work.  Thanks.  Jeff

I installed Peppermint 5 32 bit and everything went fine.  So now I just have to replace with the 64 bit version.  Thanks. Jeff

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New Users / Re: Peppermint 5 Does Not Detect Windows 7
« on: June 27, 2014, 07:46:48 pm »
Mac,
I checked the mdsum on both sticks I made - one for 32 bit and one for 64 bit and both checked out ok.  I am familiar with Gparted and in fact I have been using it right now.  It shows two very small partitions of unallocated space 1.9 mb however other windows partition software like Easeus Partition Master don't show those two tiny partitions of unallocated space.  I've tried to recover that space with Gparted but I have not been able to so far.  Since the 32 bit version works, I'm skeptical that is the problem.  Let me know if you have any ideas.

SDA3 is a Lenovo recovery partition.  Thanks.  Jeff

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New Users / Re: Peppermint 5 Does Not Detect Windows 7
« on: June 27, 2014, 06:39:02 pm »
rjm65,
My PC currently has 3 partitions.  It had 5 until I deleted/recovered the two that were being used for Peppermint 4.  Thanks.  Jeff

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