I downloaded Daryna Main and tried to do a dual boot install on a friend's new notebook.
I followed the APC Mag guide, but the install guide doesn't have the same partition manager as Ubuntu 7.10/Mint Daryna - the version I have doesn't display "use largest continual free space" option.
So I booted into the (as yet unused beyond installation) Vista to run the Disk Manager only to find that (a) there's no 'My computer' icon, (b) nothing anywhere I looked [though by this stage I was running out of patience] in System Config that seemed applicable, or (c) nothing turned up in 'search' for Disk Manager [this didn't particularly surprise me].
So I thought I'd use GPartEd to get the job done. There's two partitions! C and a D, nor room for the three I use with Linux. So I made Logical partitions for /, swap and /home and tried to write it and it returned an unspecified error. Literally, it had no error other than a 'write error' that popped up and the GPartEd log revealed no errors.
So now I feel really confused.
I never use Windows and have no idea whatsoever how to do anything but swear at it, log out and install Linux on it. Can anyone give me some help? I had a sniff around for similar topics, but couldn't find anything quite like this.
PS - My friend bought matching notebooks with his partner (cute, eh?) and we installed Daryna singly on the other. Worked fine. Totally painless and minty fresh.