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Partition disappear after installation with wubi

Postby ALF13 on Sun Apr 14, 2013 3:32 am

Hi guys. I have 3 partitions in windows - C, D, E. When I install linux mint 14 (mate 64) in E with wubi, the partition is not visible in linux. When I login in LM I can mount only C or D. Any ideas ? :?
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Re: Partition disappear after installation with wubi

Postby cwsnyder on Sun Apr 14, 2013 7:26 am

WUBI does NOT create a partition. It creates a pseudo partition in the Windows NTFS file system, only. You will have to dedicate a partition to Linux by doing a full installation to have a Linux partition, and then the Linux partition will not be detected by Windows, as it will not be a Windows compatible file system. This will also mean you will probably be booting from GRUB instead of the Windows BCD boot system.
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Re: Partition disappear after installation with wubi

Postby altair4 on Sun Apr 14, 2013 7:47 am

ALF13 wrote:Hi guys. I have 3 partitions in windows - C, D, E. When I install linux mint 14 (mate 64) in E with wubi, the partition is not visible in linux. When I login in LM I can mount only C or D. Any ideas ? :?

Not a Wubi user but you may be looking in the wrong place. Try here: /host
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Re: Partition disappear after installation with wubi

Postby ALF13 on Thu Apr 18, 2013 3:27 pm

I see. Can you suggest a good partition splitting software so I can install linux as it's meant to be. [it doesn't matter whether it is for linux or windows]
Oh, can you help me with this - how many gigabytes are needed for optimal usage of linux mint 64 [mate] ?
Thanks :P
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Re: Partition disappear after installation with wubi

Postby ALF13 on Tue Apr 23, 2013 9:28 am

Any ideas ?
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Re: Partition disappear after installation with wubi

Postby nerdtron on Thu Apr 25, 2013 4:36 am

You want to do a full install?

Boot into your Windows OS and uninstall wubi from the control panel.

Now create a bootable DVD or USB flash drive with Linux Mint in it. See http://www.psychocats.net/ubuntu/usb

A few notes before continuing:
-This will format the partition you are going to use for Linux Mint. (you'll lose data on this parition so backup the data)
-This partition will not be accessible/visible in Windows.

Now boot you Live Linux USB or DVD and click the Install Linux Mint icon on the desktop. On the installation screen, choose "do something else".
This will get you to the manual partitioning screen. Click the partition you want to allocate for Mint and click Change.
Set the partition size, Use as Ext4 Journaling Filesystem and mount point as /
click OK

Below you'll see the option on what device to install the bootloader, choose /dev/sda
Click again the Ext4 partition you created and check the format option.
Lastly, click Install Now. Let it do its thing and if everything worked as planned, you'll have a dual boot system.
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