I just bought a Acer Extensa 4420-5239. It has a 120 gb hdd. When I go into the disk management in Vista I see this.
111.79 gb= partition - 9.77 healthy, EISA Configuration partition - Acer C: 51.01 gb, healthy. 14gb used for Vista partition - Data D: 51.01 gb healthy. 1gb used
When I run the Live CD to install, Mint wants to use 47gb of free space. Where is it getting the number? Should I shrink one of the Vista partitions or just let Mint use the 47 gb it wanted to as default installation size?
I would not recommend using the guided partitioning when you already have a system on the disk - use manual partitioning In the data partition create a swap (2xmemory - the sum of swap and memory not exceeding 3 GB approx) and a root partition of some 10 GB the rest can be shared between Vista and Mint for data but it's better to create a Linux partition for data
Don't fix it if it ain't broken, don't break it if you can't fix it
I ended up shrinking the data partition and then selected use the continous free space. Mint is working fine. I just have to configure the wifi and I'm done. What is the best link to learn how to configure wifi?
I have an Acer Extensa 4420-5239 it has a Broadcom chip. Someone mentioned using ndiswrapper or fwcutter. I have both installed. Where would I go from here?