Hi I am trying to get back to WIndows 7 having given LInux MInt my best shot. I may return someday, who knows. But the whole process of reinstalling WIndows is turning out to be much more involved that just putting in the setup disc. Windows wouldn't let me get further than setting up the partitions because LInux uses ext4 - not NTFS.
i turned to gparted for help and found two partitions on my hard drive;
/dev/sda1 which is boot and mounted
/dev/sda2 which is NOT mounted.
I cannot unmount /dev/sda1 however I try. I get the message that it cannot be unmounted from mount point / as most likely other partitions are mounted on this mount point. I will have to umount it manually. As for the bit about other partitions being mounted on / the only other partition I have is /dev/sda2 and as I said above it isn't mounted because I wanted to format this to NTFS but it is only 3GB or so in size which WIndows tells me is not big enought to install their software.
I have tried this manual unmount command in the terminal, "sudo umount -t ext? /dev/sda?" but the result I get is this:
debbie@debbie-GT5042B ~ $ sudo umount -t ext? /dev/sda?
[sudo] password for debbie:
umount: /: device is busy.
(In some cases useful info about processes that use
the device is found by lsof(8) or fuser(1))
umount: /dev/sda2: not mounted
I have tried even to enlarge the size of the partition /dev/sda2 in gparted in the following steps
highlight the partition /dev/sda2
click on Partition in Toolbar menu
click on Resize.
I am at a loss now what to do. Is there any way I can reduce the size of /dev/sda1 partition so that I can increase the size of /dev/sda2 partiton, which I can the format in NTFS. This is all I want to do, to be able to reinstall WIndows again.