How should I partition my HDD to dual boot?

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How should I partition my HDD to dual boot?

Postby obscenelyappropriate » Mon Dec 03, 2012 2:01 pm

So I went to run the "install Linux Mint 14" on my new laptop which is running Windows 7, and discovered that it doesn't have an option to simply install Mint next to the already existing OS, only to manually partition the hard drive and assign a function to each partition. I've had bad experiences trying to manually partition my HDD on my old laptop, so I'd like some advice on how to do the partitioning on this one. I've attached a picture of the partitions currently on my hard drive, so could you please look at it and give me some advice on how i should partition it to dual install Mint and 7? Thanks.
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Re: How should I partition my HDD to dual boot?

Postby olle » Mon Dec 03, 2012 2:11 pm

There is a similar problem in:


pls see a possible solution there.

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