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Mint 10 LXDE won't pick up HDD or ext4 partition.

Postby xxjdm on Wed Mar 06, 2013 3:54 pm

I've been trying to install mint 10 LXDE (obviously, as the title says) but it won't pick up on my hdd or the partition that I have created for it.
I've been using http://community.linuxmint.com/tutorial/view/171 this guide and got to where I have to Install it (mint) and clicking "specify manually" but the installation won't pick up my hdd or the ext4 partition. I tried to do a "Linux Swap" partition as well, to no avail.

Gparted picks up on the HDD, and allows me to create any partition I want to use, but the linux installer won't pick it up. Just shows as blank, and won't even let me click "Specify Manually."


Any ideas? I'm at a loss. I usually never have this much issue with anything on my comuter, but I am a newbie to Linux, so that may be why....

Edit: Also, I can't seem to install any software...Is that because I'm running Linux without it being installed?

Edit 2: I've also noticed that my HDD says it's mounted to /cdrom, and that my new ext4 partition says it's unmounted, but I've no option to mount it to anything.
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Re: Mint 10 LXDE won't pick up HDD or ext4 partition.

Postby adamir on Thu Mar 07, 2013 8:26 am

You can’t install Mint 10 LXDE because this distribution is obsolete and required repositories are switched off.
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Re: Mint 10 LXDE won't pick up HDD or ext4 partition.

Postby xxjdm on Thu Mar 07, 2013 11:30 pm

Oh. Well that would have been nice to know before I downloaded it. Lol.

Ive tried to install 13 as well but I kept getting errors with that install and couldn't even get into mint, much less try to install it. Do you have any recommendations as to which version of mint I should install? Or should I skip mint altogether and go for something like ubuntu?
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Re: Mint 10 LXDE won't pick up HDD or ext4 partition.

Postby xxjdm on Thu Mar 14, 2013 3:14 am

Anyone?
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Re: Mint 10 LXDE won't pick up HDD or ext4 partition.

Postby seppalta on Fri Mar 15, 2013 1:01 am

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