Also, when I put my original HDD with W7 installed in it boots fine
Now with the Mint hard drive in the laptop it will not boot. I can enter my username and password in the login screen, press enter, get a black screen with mouse pointer for about 5 seconds and then the keyboard and mouse freeze. I cannot boot into my previous installation.
caf4926 wrote:This other computer is a Desktop? And also has Mint install?
If you connect the 500GB HD to it and use Gparted to create a new partition table and re-partition it. Can you boot now.
Though I must say what you are experiencing is very odd
Yes, totally.If I create a new partition table with Gparted will it remove my installation data on the HDD
caf4926 wrote:Yes, totally.If I create a new partition table with Gparted will it remove my installation data on the HDD
I don't think Mint will boot live with no HDD, (someone may correct me)
But certainly distros like Puppy Linux will, and IIRC PCLinuxOS has that option too.
So this Laptop has a windows HD too? You say is working? But will it boot live CD's with the windows HD in?
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