Gandalf the White wrote:Which Installation type do I select? I know the middle one is out.
Gandalf, I'll try to walk you through it step by step if you agree to come back and let us know if it worked or not.
I'll be going to sleep after this post though, so if you need anymore help I probably won't be back 'till tomorrow late.
From the beginning:
Install installation disk
Click on Install Linux Mint icon
Select Continue on next dialog box
After this, you will select Something Else
Now you will see your previous partitions as you had them set up originally. You have to manually select each partition and redo it exactly how it was the first time.
You will click on a partition and then select change and another dialog box will appear.
In this box, for each individual partition, you will leave Partition Size alone. You don't want to change the size of the partitions.
In the Use As box, you choose the exact same type of partition as you used for that particular partition originally. For instance, if you click on your boot partition, you will again want to designate it as a boot partition. You have to redo it, you can't just leave it alone, you have to redo it again and designate it again as the boot partition.
For your ext.4 partitions, you have to make them ext. 4 again. Same for swap if you have one. You have to redo it and make it swap again.DO NOT FORMAT ANY OF THEM!
Recheck each one as you are doing them and make sure have not selected the format box by accident.
The mount points for each partition must also be the same. You will have to select /boot for your original boot file, /home for your original home, etc...
At the bottom of each dialog box will be a text input box that says (Device for Boot Loader Installation). This should already be correct and you should not have to change it on any of the partitions so don't be confused by that.
After you've redone each partition this way, you hit next or continue, I can't remember which.
Then you will proceed to entering in your name. Make sure it is just the same. Check your computer now, before you Repair Install, and see the exact case of your home folder name and the exact name so you can enter it in when the time comes. For instance, if your home folder name is John with a capital J, you would want to enter in the name of the computer as John with a capital J again.
Something that may really help before you get started would be to copy down your directory and types and devices on a piece of paper from the System Monitor. That way, when you get in there doing it, you will be able to know just how you had it set up the first time.
See my System monitor here: