Windows is not shown as installed

Questions about Grub, UEFI,the liveCD and the installer
Forum rules
Before you post please read this

Windows is not shown as installed

Postby theusername on Mon Jan 28, 2013 11:41 am

I am trying to dual boot but when I press Install on Linux Mint it says "No other operating systems can be found"
I have Windows 8 installed currently.

Is there any other info i have to provide too?
theusername
Level 2
Level 2
 
Posts: 51
Joined: Sun Nov 18, 2012 5:32 pm

Linux Mint is funded by ads and donations.
 

Re: Windows is not shown as installed

Postby usbtux on Mon Jan 28, 2013 12:36 pm

From the live cd/dvd choose gparted.
once running you will see (prob) 4 partitions already on the machine - you cannot have more than 4 primary partitions - mint will try to install a new primary partition...

One of your partitions will be a windows recovery partition.

One of your partitions will be the main windows partition.

Main Windows Partition
If you are happy with the windows setup use a backup program, if not use the recovery program to reinstall a fresh windows setup NB this will be destructive, once complete and setup; use - http://www.macrium.com/reflectfree.aspx

Recovery Partition
Use a backup program - http://www.macrium.com/reflectfree.aspx
Delete the Recovery Partition and shrink the others, using gparted or ubiqity.

Delete the Recovery Partition and shrink the others- if you dont want to use windows delete this partition as well.

Use Gparted to make an extended partition in the free space them inside that make a root (/) partition, /home and lastly a swap partition of about 2Gb
My sig has video tutorials for the install, also look at viewtopic.php?f=42&t=121912
http://goo.gl/DXKgM LinuxMint tutorials.
Running LinuxMint 17 Cinnamon/KDE/XFCE
http://goo.gl/WFu0u Installing Mint - the screen cast videos.
linuxcounter #368850
Image
User avatar
usbtux
Level 5
Level 5
 
Posts: 969
Joined: Tue Dec 28, 2010 10:37 am

Re: Windows is not shown as installed

Postby theusername on Mon Jan 28, 2013 1:15 pm

usbtux wrote:From the live cd/dvd choose gparted.
once running you will see (prob) 4 partitions already on the machine - you cannot have more than 4 primary partitions - mint will try to install a new primary partition...

One of your partitions will be a windows recovery partition.

One of your partitions will be the main windows partition.

Main Windows Partition
If you are happy with the windows setup use a backup program, if not use the recovery program to reinstall a fresh windows setup NB this will be destructive, once complete and setup; use - http://www.macrium.com/reflectfree.aspx

Recovery Partition
Use a backup program - http://www.macrium.com/reflectfree.aspx
Delete the Recovery Partition and shrink the others, using gparted or ubiqity.

Delete the Recovery Partition and shrink the others- if you dont want to use windows delete this partition as well.

Use Gparted to make an extended partition in the free space them inside that make a root (/) partition, /home and lastly a swap partition of about 2Gb
My sig has video tutorials for the install, also look at viewtopic.php?f=42&t=121912



Ok the partitions on my hardrive right now are:
Recovery
ESP
Blank (doesnt have a name, but has 128MB capacity)
C: Acer
Push Button Reset

So I backup Recovery and then wipe it, what about Push Button Reset?
Would this just be easier if I wiped my harddrive and installed Windows 7? Windows 8 is the reason why theres so many partitions...
theusername
Level 2
Level 2
 
Posts: 51
Joined: Sun Nov 18, 2012 5:32 pm


Return to Installation & Boot

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: kost, Vrong and 18 guests