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Posted: Mon Mar 26, 2007 8:14 am
by Husse
Now, did you manually edit the partition table?
If you don't I don't know what happens because I never follow that route. Manually editing gives you the ability to install in the second partition, if not - post back because then we are on to something odd.
And pls also read the section about partitioning in the Community Portal of the Mint Wiki

Posted: Mon Mar 26, 2007 8:16 am
by Boo
when i did my laptop i had XP and sled10 on 3 partitions and a chunk of unalocated space. I installed and let mint just use the unalocated space.

If your windows can see the mandriva partitions try to get rid of them and leave it as unalocated space. this may not work since MS may think it cant handle and ext3 partition or anything not MS.

otherwise live boot and use the GUI partition tool to unalocate the mandriva partitions and then install....
or use fdisk to unalocate the mandriva partitions if you like text mode...

hope this helps.

BTW i did find the partiton tool at install abit limited in creating my own partitions to install to.
:D

Posted: Mon Mar 26, 2007 9:03 am
by Husse
BTW i did find the partiton tool at install abit limited in creating my own partitions to install to
It's GParted :)
But you need to right click to get some of the options, maybe not something you expect in an install