Can't partition drive for LMDE (Solved)

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Can't partition drive for LMDE (Solved)

Postby dw5437 on Sun Mar 27, 2011 3:21 pm

I cannot get LMDE to install with the provided partitioner. When i click on install from live cd it gets to the partitioning part and will allow me to make a root partition and I can make a swap partition. I cannot make any logical partitions because that option is greyed out. It doesn't even give me the option to use the entire disk nor to install on free space. If I can get the distro to use the entire disk I could reinstall my Mint KDE distro and make it dual boot. I have tried going into KDE and resizing the 750 GB disk into 2 350's which didn't help at all. Any ideas?
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Re: Can't partition drive for LMDE

Postby Beardedragon on Sun Mar 27, 2011 5:01 pm

Quick and dirty way is to use something like a xubuntu disk and install side by side with whatever you have there. Then, before updating or anything else put your LMDE disk in and run it using the latest extra partitions for root and swap files. It works.
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Re: Can't partition drive for LMDE

Postby dw5437 on Sun Mar 27, 2011 5:55 pm

Great idea. I will give it a shot and report back
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Re: Can't partition drive for LMDE

Postby dw5437 on Sun Mar 27, 2011 8:08 pm

Worked like a champ Beardeddragon. Many thanks. Now I have my LMDE and MintKDE dual booting.
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