Hi fellow OpenSource heroes.
I am quite new to Linux, Ubuntu and Mint. Started out last year and tried a lot of Ubuntu flavors and Linux Mint is one of my favorites (especially fluxbox CE). This is really great work.
But yesterday happened the first major setback in my Linux career:
I used to use the alternate installer of K-/X-Ubuntu to set up my double boot setup. So I am really used to fiddle with the partition tables and so on. Did it around 20 times the last 12 months, installing on USB-disks and double boot and single boot setups.
Yesterday I used the Mint Installer, who offered to setup the partition manually and I chose it (since I wanted to format my old Ubuntu partition and the default options did not offer this).
I defined my old Xubuntu partition /dev/sda5 as root ("/") and the old /dev/sda6 as swap.
The Mint installer comfirmed the choice and warned me that it is going to format /dev/sda5/ as root and /dev/sda6/ as swap and that all data on those is getting lost. OK. I confirmed.
After installation finished. Linux Mint recognized the NTFS partition and mounted it (after asking for root passwd).
Then there was a nasty surprise. Windows was gone and was replaced by a lonely empty folder structure:
Ok, I did not use Windows at all the last year, but it is a nasty surprise for someone who is dependent on it.
Is this a bug or did I get something wrong?