Dual boot with Vista - partitioning problems solved

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Re: Dual boot with Vista - partitioning problems solved

Postby Husse » Wed Apr 02, 2008 2:38 pm

Thermite?
:mrgreen:
We don't have these little buggers in northern Europe :)
Seriously - by erasing all the content of the MBR
either in DOS using the debug command or in Linux with dd
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Re: Dual boot with Vista - partitioning problems solved

Postby McLovin » Wed Apr 02, 2008 4:29 pm

no no no, thermite not termite.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thermite hehehe :twisted:

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Re: Dual boot with Vista - partitioning problems solved

Postby Husse » Wed Apr 02, 2008 4:43 pm

What a difference a h made :)
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Re: Dual boot with Vista - partitioning problems solved

Postby McLovin » Wed Apr 02, 2008 5:03 pm

Husse wrote:What a difference a h made :)

yeah, one will eat your house, the other will mill make it disintegrate.

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Re: Dual boot with Vista - partitioning problems solved

Postby Phantom.mint » Thu Apr 03, 2008 10:47 am

Hiya Brayan,

newbie here, but maybe I can help as I did the same: install of a linux system on same XP harddrive (Toshiba laptop)

1) used PartitionMagic to resize the original XP disk (40g) down to 30g. A primary partition.
2) created a 1.5Gb primary partition from the now unused 10g, for /swap, also a primary partition.
3) created remainder (8.5g) as an extended partition
3A) created a 8.5Gb Logical partition, EXT3 filesystem for linux install.

From the MINT Live CD, I selected MANUAL parittioning, which quickly offered me the option of using 1.5 Swap and "existing" 8.5 Linux (logical) parition.

As for PartitionMagic (http://www.Symantec.com and eBay), there are other partitioning routines out there, such as PClinuxOS that can be run from CD to accomplish the same. PCLOS and MINT install a nice Grub (loader) that automatically detects WinBlows as a dual-boot option.

MINT is the only distro that has kept me from going insane with one issue or another. Hope this helps.

regards,
Kelly

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Re: Dual boot with Vista - partitioning problems solved

Postby miket » Thu Apr 03, 2008 4:54 pm

Here's a screen shot of my Partitions on my support Laptop which has a number of Linux Operating systems installed along with Vista :

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Note the TOP 3 Partitions, these are the Windows Vista Partitions.

All the rest are various versions of Linux and data ...

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Re: Dual boot with Vista - partitioning problems solved

Postby atlef » Thu Apr 03, 2008 6:35 pm

Phantom.mint wrote:Hiya Brayan,

newbie here, but maybe I can help as I did the same: install of a linux system on same XP harddrive (Toshiba laptop)

1) used PartitionMagic to resize the original XP disk (40g) down to 30g. A primary partition.
2) created a 1.5Gb primary partition from the now unused 10g, for /swap, also a primary partition.
3) created remainder (8.5g) as an extended partition
3A) created a 8.5Gb Logical partition, EXT3 filesystem for linux install.

From the MINT Live CD, I selected MANUAL parittioning, which quickly offered me the option of using 1.5 Swap and "existing" 8.5 Linux (logical) parition.

As for PartitionMagic (http://www.Symantec.com and eBay), there are other partitioning routines out there, such as PClinuxOS that can be run from CD to accomplish the same. PCLOS and MINT install a nice Grub (loader) that automatically detects WinBlows as a dual-boot option.

MINT is the only distro that has kept me from going insane with one issue or another. Hope this helps.

regards,
Kelly


I would just like to point out that this is possible to achieve with the mint live cd as well or test the PartedMagic LiveCD, which is a great rescue cd as well.
Of course, if you have bought partition magic, you can use that.

atlef.

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Re: Dual boot with Vista - partitioning problems solved

Postby McLovin » Fri Apr 04, 2008 8:33 pm

atlef wrote:
Phantom.mint wrote:Hiya Brayan,

I would just like to point out that this is possible to achieve with the mint live cd as well or test the PartedMagic LiveCD, which is a great rescue cd as well.
Of course, if you have bought partition magic, you can use that.

atlef.

Bought? People still buy that program? :twisted: :twisted:

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Re: Dual boot with Vista - partitioning problems solved

Postby atlef » Sun Apr 06, 2008 2:03 pm

McLovin wrote:
atlef wrote:
Phantom.mint wrote:Hiya Brayan,

I would just like to point out that this is possible to achieve with the mint live cd as well or test the PartedMagic LiveCD, which is a great rescue cd as well.
Of course, if you have bought partition magic, you can use that.

atlef.

Bought? People still buy that program? :twisted: :twisted:


What, do we not all buy our software, I'm not sure what you mean. :twisted:

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