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Live CD and gparted

Postby ddewolfe on Sun Apr 01, 2007 6:24 am

I think I've found a showstopper.

gparted shows /dev/sda with 111.79 gb but shows the entire space unallocated.

If I do this:
mint@mint:~$ sudo fdisk -l /dev/sda

Disk /dev/sda: 120.0 GB, 120034123776 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 14593 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sda1 14332 14593 2104483+ c W95 FAT32 (LBA)
/dev/sda2 * 7 3923 31463302+ 7 HPFS/NTFS
/dev/sda3 3924 5929 16113195 83 Linux
/dev/sda4 5930 14593 69593580 5 Extended
/dev/sda5 12307 12497 1534176 82 Linux swap / Solaris
/dev/sda6 12498 14593 16836088+ 83 Linux
/dev/sda7 5930 12306 51223189+ b W95 FAT32

Partition table entries are not in disk order
mint@mint:~$

hmmmm. All I want to do is install mint 2.2 in partition 3.

Must be a bug in gparted. Darn. :(

Any suggestions? Or should I wait for the next release?

Thanks for any suggestions.
Dave

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Postby Husse on Tue Apr 03, 2007 6:07 am

Is this when you want to install from the Live CD?
If so you may have chosen to let partitioning be "automatic". If you select to manually edit the partition table you should be able to see and select the partition you want
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Postby ddewolfe on Tue Apr 03, 2007 6:19 am

It's when I choose manual.
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Postby Husse on Tue Apr 03, 2007 6:45 am

?
This must be something specific to your config, else I would not have installed in an existing partition :)
fdisk shows it all so it's there. Can you access all partitions from your installed Linux? If you check for disk errors (fsck) do you find any?
It really seems strange..
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Postby ddewolfe on Tue Apr 03, 2007 10:11 pm

I sorted it out. The partition table had ovellapping partitions. Used fdisk to delete it all except the winXP, booted with the live CD and lo and behold I now had enuf in parted to make partitions and install mint.

Thanks for your advice.

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