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New Users / Re: Peppermint 5 Does Not Detect Windows 7
« on: June 30, 2014, 08:49:04 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, 10:51:43 am »
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, 09:15:41 am »
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, 06:51:54 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, 04:46:48 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, 03:39:02 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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New Users / Re: Peppermint 5 Does Not Detect Windows 7
« on: June 27, 2014, 03:05:41 pm »
Mac,

Here is the info you requested:

peppermint@peppermint ~ $ df -h
Filesystem      Size  Used Avail Use% Mounted on
/cow            3.8G   19M  3.7G   1% /
udev            3.7G  4.0K  3.7G   1% /dev
tmpfs           759M  1.2M  758M   1% /run
/dev/sdb1       3.8G  629M  3.2G  17% /cdrom
/dev/loop0      555M  555M     0 100% /rofs
none            4.0K     0  4.0K   0% /sys/fs/cgroup
tmpfs           3.8G  4.0K  3.8G   1% /tmp
none            5.0M     0  5.0M   0% /run/lock
none            3.8G   72K  3.8G   1% /run/shm
none            100M  8.0K  100M   1% /run/user
peppermint@peppermint ~ $ sudo fdisk -l

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: 0x0fe76135

   Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
/dev/sda1   *        2048     3074047     1536000    7  HPFS/NTFS/exFAT
/dev/sda2         3074048   592367706   294646829+   7  HPFS/NTFS/exFAT
/dev/sda3       592371712   625139711    16384000    7  HPFS/NTFS/exFAT

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 ~ $ gedit /boot/grub/grub.cfg

** (gedit:3445): WARNING **: Could not load Gedit repository: Typelib file for namespace 'GtkSource', version '3.0' not found
peppermint@peppermint ~ $

The then opens a Gedit file which I don't know how to attach here.  Thanks.  Jeff

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New Users / Re: Peppermint 5 Does Not Detect Windows 7
« on: June 27, 2014, 02:56:06 pm »
Mac,
I'll do as you ask, but in the meantime, I wanted to say that I'm trying to install the 64bit version of P5.  I did have the 64 bit version of P4 on this machine before.  However, if I try to install the 32 bit version it recognizes windows 7 and offers to install P5 beside it.  I hate to do that as I have 8 gig on this system and it won't be recognized under 32 bit.  I get the info you wanted but I thought that might tell you something.  Thanks.  Jeff.

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New Users / Peppermint 5 Does Not Detect Windows 7
« on: June 27, 2014, 02:29:43 pm »
I cannot install Peppermint 5 to dual boot with Windows 7 pro.  I had Peppermint 4 installed on my Lenovo X130e.  I used easybcd to remove the grub boot loader and reclaimed the linux partitions under windows.  Then I booted to Peppermint Live USB and tried to install Peppermint 5.  However, when it starts the install it says it does not detect another operating system on the computer and does not give me the option to install Peppermint 5 beside of Windows 7 as I it normally does.  Windows 7 Pro is in fact installed on the PC and boots up and runs fine.  How can I get the Peppermint 5 to recognize that Windows 7 is there and install the dual boot system as I want to?  Looking for a solution as soon as possible.  Thanks.  Jeff

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New Users / Re: Problem Installing Peppermint 5 - SOLVED
« on: June 26, 2014, 08:20:21 am »
After working on the problem for several hours last night, I have fixed the problem.  In the end, I booted to the Peppermint Live USB and downloaded boot-repair from Ubuntu.  I ran it and it fixed the problem automatically and everything works fine now.  That program is really awesome.  Thank you.  Jeff S.

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New Users / Problem Installing Peppermint 5 - SOLVED
« on: June 25, 2014, 04:18:47 pm »
I just installed Peppermint 5 beside of Windows XP.  When I restarted I got this error:
error: symbol 'grub-term-highlight_color' not found.
grub rescue>

Please advise what I need to do to fix this problem.  Thanks.
Jeff S

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