Derek5272 wrote:So, after spending the whole day trying to get my wireless drivers installed, I finally got that to work (with help from another user in my other topic), but WPA wasn't showing up in my list. I see from one of the Stickies that there's a way to fix this, but it requires a reboot. So I decided to finally partition my drive and install Mint.
However, when I ran the install program and got to the partitioning, and told it how big to make the partition, it brought up a progress bar that sat at 0% for an extended period of time... 10-15 minutes. It then proceeded to notify me that the partition resize had failed, and just brought up a screen to do a manual partition - Which confuses the hell out of me, being the newbie I am.
I have a Seagate Barracuda 160 GB 7200 RPM SATA hard drive. Currently, it's on a single partition of ~160 GB, on which I have Windows and all my data, and another 8 MB that the partition manager has listed as "Free space."
Is there a way to get the automatic partition to work for me? Or do I have to manually divvy up the existing partition? If so, is there a way to do this without losing any of the data?
newW2 wrote:Welcome to Mint, Derek5272.
If you haven't seen this how to it may help.
It is dual boot for Linux Mint and XP, but should work for Vista as well. Unless you have allot of data it seems curious that partition manager indicates on 8MB free.
Derek5272 wrote:Linux has officially anally raped my hard drive. I succeeded in removing it from the disk and resizing the Windows partition to the full amount, but then when I tried to boot up the computer, it couldn't load GRUB to manage the dual booting (even though there was only Windows there) and it stopped there. So I had to reinstall Mint in order to boot Windows again.
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