GOOFED ROYALL on install

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GOOFED ROYALL on install

Postby kuba » Sun Apr 21, 2013 8:00 pm

long story short.

tried to install linux mint 14(64) with a live usb install, alongside my Win7-64.

it asked if I wanted to overwrite, etc, so I chose "something else" to create my own partition for Mint.
So when I did so, this is what I ended up with.

Now it won't boot up with any options to choose the OS I want to run.
This laptop originally had 2 partitions, one for Windows and the other a rescue partition in case something happened to it.

I'm hoping i can undo this crappy a** install, as it prompted me when I was about to create a partition that i could "undo" anything I did.

hope any of you can help me revert the system back to the way it was and maybe do a good normal reinstall of linux next to Windows.

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Re: GOOFED ROYALL on install

Postby uncle » Wed Apr 24, 2013 12:46 am

If you have committed to this, then the windows partition is gone. You have 2 ext4 partitions and a swap, which are all Linux. You would have been better off doing the automagic install of Mint along side the windows. To fix this, I suspect you have to reinstall windows, first. Then install Mint along side the windows.

Sorry to have heard of your misadventure. Hopefully you can press the back button from the screenshot.

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Re: GOOFED ROYALL on install

Postby Pierre » Wed Apr 24, 2013 2:10 am

you can also use 'test disk' from another 'nix _cd ( SysRecCd)

- that will take some time, but it will find the underlying windows partition(s)
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