I've installed linux mint on ym desktop... but there's a slight error..:
I had created a "new partition table" and made 3 partitions on the drive.
/ (root primary): 50gb
/home (logical): 107gb
swap (logical): 3gb
Now after booting from installed linux, it notified for updating linux, so I'm currently downloading the updates... This is a fresh installation so there's nothing else on the hard disk except mint.
error: There's no /HOME drive in "my computer" window. Just "160 harddisk" icon and CD and a file system icon.
I thought that having new partition table would create drives like C: , E:, etc... 2 drives are ext3 and one is swap, but none is visible... if something goes wrong after copying my files to this new installation then how can I take a backup of those files?
I didn't see any option to format these new drives during installation so I'm guessing I should reinstall mint, ... but don't know how to avoid this error even if I reinstall it again... the drives probably didn't format.
Could anyone provide help regarding this??
I tried searching on my own, and also asked on mint irc... i couldn't understand what they suggested, a gparted utility which i couldn't find on my mint... so I checked settings>disks and found the window in image below: I have no idea why it's an extended drive and not a real drive... how can i format it for it to be visible? In the image above (previous msg) the 160gb icon doesn't load anything and displays a error: Cannot mount this. The "file system" icon shows /home directory just like the "/user/ directory in windows 7...
Is the disk/drive handling in mint completely different from windows? Cause I thought that I could keep my media etc files all in a separate E:\ drive .... but this file system shows no similarity.
Please could you suggest what I should do? How to format during installation etc so that this drive is usable?