gn2You need to manually create a swap partition, typically 1.5x the installed RAM up to 2gb, more than that have swap the same size as RAM.
gn2 wrote:Best thing you can do during the installation of Mint is select the manual partitioning option, delete the partition you created with Windows and then create the required / and swap partitions in the emptied space.
It's simple enough, you should figure it out easily.
gn2 wrote:You need to manually create a swap partition, typically 1.5x the installed RAM up to 2gb, more than that have swap the same size as RAM.
Next, create a / partition using all the remaining free space and make sure the mount point is set as /root
Can't give you better instructions than that, it's getting on for two years since I last did it and the installer may well have changed in that time.
StingRayz wrote:I have to tell you the truth, and the fact is that your answer will not suffice.
waltkerr wrote:StingRayz, You say you are trying to install Mint to a 100GB parition on a Windows machine. Let me ask, are you booting the machine from the Linux Mint LiveCD and running its installer to do this? Secondly, how did you create that 100GB parition?
Just want to add my two cents that Gparted is the way to go BEFORE you do the LiveCD install. Within the last two weeks I was doing yet another Linux install on my Win XP laptop as dual boot. I've done these before (Ubuntu) using the built in partition process in the installer on the LiveCD. This time I needed to wipe out a prior Mint 12 RC install and couple other partitions no longer needed. Not wanting to jeopardize my WinXP partition, I used Gparted to do the paritioning BEFORE I ran the Linux Mint install, and I'm glad I did.
I put the Gparted LiveCD into the drive and rebooted the laptop from it. I deleted the old Mint 12 partition and its swap space and a couple old Ubuntu paritions and left my 40GB hard drive with two partitions, one about 20GB containing WinXP and a fresh new space of 20GB for my upcoming Linux Mint 11 install. I also formatted the new space and set it as the mount point using Gparted. At the same time I created a small swap space (about 2GB if I remember correctly) within the Linux parition. Then, I rebooted the laptop with the LInux Mint LIveCD, ran the install and everything went fine.
I learned a lot and found Gparted to be a very useful tool. To get familiar with it, I did a few tests creating and deleting paritions with it before I did my final setup.
gn2 wrote:StingRayz wrote:I have to tell you the truth, and the fact is that your answer will not suffice.
You need to take responsibility for your own system and your own learning, good luck, you'll enjoy it.
StingRayz wrote: I can delete, create and format a partition or drive in win 7 in 30 to 45 seconds
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