Hey, I'm a Linux Mint newbie, and I'm having some partitioning issues trying to install it. I currently have Windows XP, and ultimately would like to be rid of it
, but for now I'd like to keep it just in case. This is how my drive is currently partitioned (and how it was when I got it):
/dev/sda1 ntfs 106.05 GB boot
/dev/sda2 fat32 5.73 GB lba (recovery partition)
So, I'm going for the dual-booting option, and decided how to do it after reading lots of posts on this forum (so a big thank-you already to those who have replied to other people's problems/posted how-tos!):
swap= 2B (I have 960 MB RAM)
/ = 10gb
/home = rest (approx 50GB)
Using the install on the Live USB, I have the following options for partitioning:
-Guided - use entire disk
-SCSI4 (0,0,0) (sda) 120 GB ATA ST9120821AS
SCSI1 (0,0,0) (sdb) 8.2 GB GENERIC STORAGE DEVICE (which I presume is the Live USB)
-Guided - use the largest continuous free space (which is about 7MB)
It won't resize doing it manually, so I tried gparted. But whilst it's resizing the main Windows partition, it comes up with an error (regardless of how much I try to shrink it by). Originally it had a warning triangle next to this partition and wouldn't do anything, so I ran chkdsk /f and rebooted twice, which seemed to solve that.
So now I'm a bit stressed
Can anyone offer any help/advice? I can post more information if needed.
Thanks in advance!
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