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Can't find Linux partiton after installed alongside Windows

Postby habbes on Tue Apr 09, 2013 10:11 am

I recently downloaded and installed Linux Mint 4 64-Bit on a notebook already loaded with Windows 7. Prior to installation I had created a 100GB partition where I would install Linux. During installation, I was given 3 options:1)Install alongside Win7 2)Replace Win7 3)Something else (manage partitions). I actually went with option 1. Once it was done, it seemed to work ok but I can't tell on which drive it has been installed. The 100GB blank partition is still unused, and when I go to Disk Mgmnt in Windows, the other partitions are the Recovery and OS (where Win7 is located). In Linux I only see the OS drive in "Computer", I'm not sure whether it was installed on the same partition as Win7 (I'm new to Linux). Not I want to uninstall it and during installation choose option 3 and manually set it to install to the 100GB partition, though I'm not sure how to uninstall and remove Linux when I'm not sure where it's located. I heard one should first restore window's MBR and the remove the Linux partition.
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Re: Can't find Linux partiton after installed alongside Wind

Postby Pierre on Tue Apr 09, 2013 10:20 am

are you able to use the live_DvD to get to the partition manager <Gparted>
and past a screen_shot of the drive partitions ?.
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Re: Can't find Linux partiton after installed alongside Wind

Postby DrHu on Tue Apr 09, 2013 3:41 pm

A wubi or mint4win (mint's wubi instller) install does not use a partition, it is rather a file on the host, similar in a way to how a VM installation works..
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wubi_linux
    Wubi adds an entry to the Windows boot menu which allows the user to run Linux. Ubuntu is installed within a file in the Windows file system (c:\ubuntu\disks\root.disk), as opposed to being installed within its own partition. This file is seen by Linux as a real hard disk.[1] Wubi also creates a swap file in the Windows file system (c:\ubuntu\disks\swap.disk), in addition to the memory of the host machine. This file is seen by Ubuntu as additional RAM.
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Re: Can't find Linux partiton after installed alongside Wind

Postby Pierre on Tue Apr 09, 2013 9:44 pm

if the OP is using Mint 14, then that doesn't come with wubi

probably need him to give the output of " fdisk -l "

to see just the OP really has got.
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