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by rohr
Tue Jan 03, 2012 6:26 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Existing Operating System Not Detected (solved)
Replies: 11
Views: 2316

Re: Existing Operating System Not Detected

Well, I burned another dvd and tried again.

And... it worked just fine. The installer gave me the third option to install Linux alongside my Mac os where previously it hadn't. :?

Thanks, y'all.
by rohr
Mon Jan 02, 2012 4:40 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Existing Operating System Not Detected (solved)
Replies: 11
Views: 2316

Re: Existing Operating System Not Detected

Just 2 cents ... If you have no freespace on the harddrive, that's likely your trouble. Mint's installer can't install alongside, if it has nowhere to install to. (afterthought) Did you read that link germanix posted ? I didn't, well skimmed it just now out of curiousity. So if you have and followe...
by rohr
Mon Jan 02, 2012 1:43 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Existing Operating System Not Detected (solved)
Replies: 11
Views: 2316

Re: Existing Operating System Not Detected

Thanks for the replies! I installed rEFIt, thank you for the link. Now the Linux installer does detect my Mac os, but when it comes time to allocate drive space, it still only gives me two options: replace OS X with Linux, or create and resize partitions myself. It does not give me the third option ...
by rohr
Sat Dec 31, 2011 2:50 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Existing Operating System Not Detected (solved)
Replies: 11
Views: 2316

Existing Operating System Not Detected (solved)

I am attempting to install Linux Mint 12 on my mac, but I want to keep OS Lion. But the installer indicates that it does not detect an existing operating system, and only gives me two options: erase the disk and install Linux, or create and resize partitions myself. How can I make it so that the ins...

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