Cant Install Linux mint using mint4win

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Cant Install Linux mint using mint4win

Postby rajanbrowne » Mon Feb 13, 2012 2:20 pm

I get the error below while installing linux mint 12 with mint4win

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Kindly help me out to get linux install on my HP G62 Laptop having windows 7 64 bit

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Re: Cant Install Linux mint using mint4win

Postby mads » Mon Feb 13, 2012 3:42 pm

I guess you need to unistall / reinstall Mint4win. The equivalent in Ubuntu is Wubi. Hope this helps.
How do I manually uninstall Wubi?

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Re: Cant Install Linux mint using mint4win

Postby rajanbrowne » Tue Feb 14, 2012 5:18 am

i uninstall min4win and then again try to install linux mint 12 with mint4win the same error appears again.

please suggest something else

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Re: Cant Install Linux mint using mint4win

Postby mads » Tue Feb 14, 2012 5:38 am

Could you open command prompt as administrator, run "bcdedit" and post the output?

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Re: Cant Install Linux mint using mint4win

Postby rajanbrowne » Tue Feb 14, 2012 6:28 am

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Re: Cant Install Linux mint using mint4win

Postby mads » Tue Feb 14, 2012 6:45 am

Your BIOS is probably configured to start from a removable media, hence the bcdedit error.
Could you check your BIOS settings and make sure that the default startup device is your hard drive?

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Re: Cant Install Linux mint using mint4win

Postby rajanbrowne » Tue Feb 14, 2012 6:50 am

sorry i type the wrond spell of bcdedit here it is now

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Re: Cant Install Linux mint using mint4win

Postby mads » Tue Feb 14, 2012 7:21 am

Do you see the "customactions" and "custom:5400000f" lines after "timeout 30"? They are the problem.
It is very risky to edit bcd unless you know how to restore it using your DVD installation disc.

To delete the problem entry, open command prompt as administrator and run:
bcdedit delete {5c3248ae-0c1a-11e0-aa77-ed883b2493f5}

Try mint4win again. If it still doesn't work, use EasyBCD.

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Re: Cant Install Linux mint using mint4win

Postby rajanbrowne » Tue Feb 14, 2012 11:52 am

one of my friend told me that the type of hard disk on my HP laptop is dynamic and thats why linux cant be intalled on it.

it is true?

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Re: Cant Install Linux mint using mint4win

Postby mads » Tue Feb 14, 2012 12:18 pm

rajanbrowne wrote:one of my friend told me that the type of hard disk on my HP laptop is dynamic and thats why linux cant be intalled on it.

it is true?

I cannot read this from bcdedit's output. You could check out:
Right-click Computer > Manage > Storage > Disk Management

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Re: Cant Install Linux mint using mint4win

Postby rajanbrowne » Tue Feb 14, 2012 12:23 pm

i have checked it

my hard disk is dynamic

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Re: Cant Install Linux mint using mint4win

Postby mads » Tue Feb 14, 2012 1:09 pm

The preferred method of Converting a dynamic disk to a basic disk requires to delete all partitions.
This is not something you want unless you are willing to spend several hours to backup, reinstall Windows and restore
your data. In addition you need to have Windows 7 installation DVD and a third party partitioning app like GParted Live.

But, there are some other approaches. One which is free is TestDisk. How you can do it is graphically explained here.
WARNING: The tutorial is good and there are several success reports. However It's very experimental. Use it as your own risk.
Another one which is commercial (US$ 29.99), and which a user has reported success in using is Dynamic Disk Converter Professional Edition.


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