choose to install on sda5 (to avoid messing with Windows and loose Mint if Windows was to be installed again).
And the installation starts. Everything seems to go okay and I'm asked to remove the DVD. The computer restarts and I go into Windows 7 and installs EasyBCD. Enter an entry for Mint. Restart and Windows Boot Manager starts op, and I can now choose Linux Mint
This brings up the grub, where I can choose normal, recovery etc.
I choose normal.
And then nothing happens (the hard disk is spinning, stops and then I just sit back with a grey screen, no error messages). Choose recovery -> same result
Can't boot if I don't, only Windows 7 is available, so I need a way to get to sda5 and grub there.
Don't know much about this, but I guess the problem is that you this way is tampering with the Windows partition. A change here (anti virus or Windows) might result in no access to Mint. Just following the tutorial.
No the article is about one HDD
the latest release of Linux Mint, and Windows 7 on a computer with one hard disk, this tutorial offers detailed instructions on how to accomplish the relatively simple task.
My guess? You are tampering with the windows partition. The part which is disencouraged by this article: http://www.linuxbsdos.com/2011/09/21/ti ... and-linux/
tip number four:
Can I do this after I have a working installation?
I installed 8 GB.
the guide says
the second partition will be for Swap. About 2 GB or more is recommended. Select “swap area” from the “Use as” dropdown menu, then click OK.
a google search found others recommending twice the amount of ram
I have enough hard disk place so I just took 8 GB.
Thanks for the info If i do not use EasyBCD and directly boot from GRUB2, can Vista / Win 7 be recovered using recovery disk (which I ahve to manually make) and not one touch recovery.
joehansen wrote:Thanks for all the suggestions.
But I have given up on Mint. It just doesn't work.
I have installed a Debian and it works.
At least I found out it wasn't a dual boot issue. A new harddisk in the machine, and still Mint cannot be started!
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