AndersonPhoto wrote:I just recently purchased an HP Mini (80GB HDD). It came with xp and Im trying to install Mint 7 so I can dual boot. The problem is that xp is taking up the whole hard drive in one big partition. I want to "split" the drive with xp and Mint 7. How do I repartition the hdd so I dont lose anything I have already set up in Windows? I have searched the forum but, I really don't know what to look for so I apologize in advance for that. I don't really understand the partitioning step in the installation process of Mint 7. I am a TOTAL newb when it comes to Linux so please be easy on me!
to use mint4win just put in the install disk while inside xp and follow the prompts
This is going to be your best option for now,
I didn't think Gparted could handle shrinking an NTFS partition because of the way files get spread everywhere, though it's been quite awhile since I've used Windows at all.
. If you are unsure which option does that for you, choose Manual partitioning and select the free space, set it ext3 mount point / and to be formatted. Don't forget to set a swap space partition if doing manual (having planned how big you want it!!).
The only issue that I can see at all is that I have no sound? Any ideas on that?
AndersonPhoto wrote:Gparted did the trick! The only issue that I can see at all is that I have no sound? Any ideas on that? You guys have been extremely helpful and I really appreciate your help! I am quickly understanding the attraction to Linux!
pluraldave wrote:AndersonPhoto wrote:Gparted did the trick! The only issue that I can see at all is that I have no sound? Any ideas on that? You guys have been extremely helpful and I really appreciate your help! I am quickly understanding the attraction to Linux!
Whenever you post a problem on this forum we need you to provide us with more information or we will be as clueless as you are :
1. Which version of Mint you are running. 5 / 6 / 7
2. Which edition you chose: (Gnome=main) Gnome 32 bit / Gnome 64 bit / KDE / XCFE / Fluxbox
3: If you used mint4win or installed Mint properly.
4. Some basic information about your hardware (If appropriate). Processor speed and the amount of RAM you have might be important (depending on the problem) but what we're also after is a couple of hardware lists you can get from the terminal. Open up a terminal and type in the commands
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one at a time and copy and paste (highlight the text to copy then centre click to paste) the results into your post. Those are lowercase L's in the command, not uppercase I's.
5. More information about your problem. How have you tested the problem, what have you done to try to fix it? In this case does sound never work? Have you tried playing music from a CD, playing a digital audio file, watching a film, or a flash video on the internet?
altair4 wrote:Intel graphics and sound (82801G - ICH7 family)
There seems to be a problem with the Intel integrated sound hardware. Look at the following forum page for some possible fixes: viewtopic.php?f=90&t=26259
I have the 82801H and have posted a fix in the above referenced forum. I don't know how different the "G" is from the "H" so it might work, but there is also a possible fix closer to your hardware in that post.
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