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Installation Issue: Doesn't read my partitions

Postby metude on Fri Jan 25, 2013 2:47 pm

In my computer, I use Win7x64.
I have 3 partition:
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I'll install mint to f: lnx.

But Mint saws my disk as 1tb free space. But I can mount them and see inside of them.
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I checked from gparted. It's same.

Also I use AHCI. When I change it to IDE, Win7 gives me blue screen.

Any idea how to fix partition issue?
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Re: Installation Issue: Doesn't read my partitions

Postby keghn on Sat Jan 26, 2013 8:36 pm

Hello metude.
Dose gparded run from a live dvd or usb thumb drive give you the same thing?
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Re: Installation Issue: Doesn't read my partitions

Postby wayne128 on Sat Jan 26, 2013 8:51 pm

Please check the hard disk partitions from terminal..
boot with Mint DVD and run in Live mode.
open a terminal, type two commands, post their results.

sudo fdisk -l

sudo parted -l
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Re: Installation Issue: Doesn't read my partitions

Postby metude on Mon Feb 04, 2013 4:23 pm

I'm so sorry for late answers guys.

@keghn I couldn't able install unix, so I use usb thumb. Snapshots was taken from live linux mint.

@wayne128 I'll check and paste result ASAP. (I'm on Windows now.)
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Re: Installation Issue: Doesn't read my partitions

Postby usbtux on Mon Feb 04, 2013 4:51 pm

I suspect you've already got 4 primary partitions...

Please start gparted and post a screen shot.
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Re: Installation Issue: Doesn't read my partitions

Postby alejot127 on Mon Feb 04, 2013 7:45 pm

So I have a similar issue. I believe the issue lies in my drive having a residual GPT partitioning table (not sure why it does, but that's what Gparted hinted at). This is confusing the Mint installer and only display the GPT table, which is empty since I only have Windows 7 installed using MBR. I don't know how to fix this though :(
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