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Repartition sda2?

Postby Encerspay on Thu Aug 30, 2012 8:29 pm

I need to repartition my sda2 so I can install Linux Mint 13 alongside my Windows 7. Well, when I click "install Linux Mint" and then it just takes me to resizing partitions. So, I click sda2 and there's no option to repartition under "change!" I can do this for every other partition I have except for sda2. I'm super frustrated and I'm about to be gone without my computer for a few days, so I'd like this solved as soon as possible.
All help is appreciated.
Thanks in advance.
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Re: Repartition sda2?

Postby oobetimer on Fri Aug 31, 2012 2:34 am

I suppose that you have to swapoff a swap partition before an operation. GParted screenshot would clarify the problem.
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Re: Repartition sda2?

Postby Encerspay on Mon Sep 03, 2012 1:26 pm

I need HELP.
This is the issue:
I'm on Linux Mint 13. I installed it off a disc I burnt the torrent to, and on the desktop, I clicked "Install Linux Mint".
A screenshot of what appears is included.
Since there's no selectable option to install Linux alongside Windows, I assume I must repartition my sda2 myself.
Sigh.
So, I click on sda2, I click change, and a screenshot of what appears is included.
Please help???
I really want Linux Mint 13 on my laptop.
Thanks in advance.
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This is what appears after clicking "Install Linux Mint" off of the desktop.
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Re: Repartition sda2?

Postby oobetimer on Mon Sep 03, 2012 2:05 pm

That is mint4win installation, which locates inside /dev/sda2. Snake cannot eat itself, so you have to re-partition via liveCD/USB .. :wink:
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Re: Repartition sda2?

Postby Encerspay on Mon Sep 03, 2012 2:27 pm

That is mint4win installation, which locates inside /dev/sda2. Snake cannot eat itself, so you have to re-partition via liveCD/USB .. :wink:


Haha, wow! That's helpful!!! :)

So, um, how do I do that, exactly? I'm such a noob.... :roll:
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Re: Repartition sda2?

Postby Encerspay on Mon Sep 03, 2012 5:42 pm

Thanks to you wonderful members of this forum, I am successfully running Linux Mint 13 and Windows 7!
You guys ROCK.
I can't thank you enough!!!!!!!!
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Re: Repartition sda2?

Postby Encerspay on Tue Sep 04, 2012 7:12 pm

Well now I need help....
I want LibreOffice on my desktop, but when I drag the icon link onto it, it's broken......
HELPPP
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Re: Repartition sda2?

Postby oobetimer on Wed Sep 05, 2012 5:16 am

Encerspay wrote:Well now I need help....
I want LibreOffice on my desktop, but when I drag the icon link onto it, it's broken......
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Make a launcher. An example LibreOffice Writer:
libreoffice --writer %U

How to make a launcher in linux: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kjVrB4Q3Kjs&feature=plcp
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broken libre office icon

Postby MHull on Mon Feb 04, 2013 1:10 pm

I also need to recreate a working desktop icon for LibreOffice. I watched the YouTube video but I'm afraid I can't follow it. Where do I get the icons from? Sorry but I need really basic step by step instructions :oops:
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