kimba wrote:I run mint 13 on an old p4 with 40g hdd cut into 18g and 21g dualboot w2k, 512 ram. No real problems.
zolar1 wrote:From what I know, you 1st download the iso image. Then use a program to 'burn' it to a usb stick as an image, not a file. In the repo, look up imagemagic or iso to usb.
K3b won't do it. Too bad too. That would be a great feature for them to incorporate.
About my post. I downloaded an 'evaluation' copy of Win7. It doesn't make the gpt partitioning scheme (unless I turn on UEFI).
I did manage to dual boot with Mint 13 with no problem. Just kept in mind no more than 4 partitions.
But my problem is that I want to use the legitimate copy of windows 7 I paid for, not something else.
And GPT partitioning with win7 and linux just doesn't work. EasyBCD creator isn't easy - every time it returns an error.
I wish linux has something in the repo with a GUI that will force dual booting on a GPT drive without complicated command line instructions that either have to be memorized or hand written down (no printer here).
Eventially I will be replacing my burner with a drive bay adapter. I want to put winjunk on an old platter drive and linux on my nice EVO ssd drive.
Or both on the same SSD drive and use that other drive for storage.
InkKnife wrote:Microsoft has provided a way for you to legally get your hands on a Win7 iso you can burn to a disk or drive so you can do a proper clean install. You use the product key you already own.
http://mkncreations.com/site/2012/05/do ... ows-7-iso/
Install Win Seven first on Your machine, then as second install Mint.
Grub should recognize windows on hdd and should add them to grub menu.
Ps. Win Seven don't need GPT partition table. Just use normal MBR.
Best way is using Gparted from live-cd/usb to create and format partitions
on hdd, before Win and Mint installation.
Just one thing.. Partition for Win 7 must be as the first - below 1024 cylinder - on hdd,
and must have "boot" flag enabled.
This is my hdd for example..
Due to filesystem limitations (Max 4 primary partitions on one hdd) I use extended for Linux.
But You can easy create only primary for all systems.
diacad wrote:In trying to configure a minimal system with general capabilities that most non-gamers expect out of a computer today, I chose to experiment with an Intel D201GLY2A ITX motherboard which has an embedded Celeron 220 (!). The board has most everything working well and faster than I expected with Mint 13 (Maya) xfce 32 bit installed, except for the built-in graphics (SIS Mirage 1). The default driver causes horizontal chaff and double-imaging when playing video DVDs on a wide screen. I have been unable to find a better driver or advice that works to correct the problem, so I am right now adding an inexpensive PCI video card to the configuration (ATI Rage XL 8 Mb), which does fine. Since this uses the board's only available slot (a PCI at that), it is not ideal, but does make the configuration useable. There is one DDR2 memory slot which Intel claims takes 1 Gb max, but I have found a 2 Gb stick works OK. Currently I am using a small SSD which has dropped in price. If anyone has experience with this board and has advice on either graphics, 1 Gb vs 2 Gb RAM question, or whether an SSD makes sense here (or anything else), I would most appreciate them sharing it.
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