yonnie wrote:So, in order to get the automagic partitioning I have to install as a dual boot? (Alongside windblows or other?)
It will automatically partition if either 1.)you have a completely empty hard drive (no Windows, no nothing) to start with, or 2.)if you have enough free, unpartitioned space on the drive to install on and
it does not have 4 partitions already on it in the case of MBR disks.
I do not think
you will get the choice to "Install along side Windows" if neither of the two above conditions are met. (I don't have a Windows computer to test that on and on the relatively few installs I've done for others with Windows computers, I never actually paid attention to the choices -- I always partition manually -- so I can't be 100% sure of this.)
yonnie wrote:Since I never do that, must be why I don't get the automatic feature. What are the best choices and in what order for partitions and to save time? I've noticed that gparted can decide to take all damn-day if you move/resize a partition.
Can't answer that because your situation is different than that of original poster and your system specs. may or may not allow for an easy answer. Start a new post of your own and list the following:
1.) Your system specs? (If don't know, use live DVD and open a terminal. Type following code and hit enter. Paste results by hitting "Code" button on forum post interface and paste between code blocks.)EDIT: (forgot to insert code originally)
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2.) What version of Windows are you trying to duel boot with?
3.) Using either Windows Disk Manager or GParted from live Mint DVD, take screenshot of your hard drive partitions and attach the picture with your post.