Linux Mint messes up my windows partition

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turnip
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Linux Mint messes up my windows partition

Postby turnip » Wed Sep 07, 2011 3:20 pm

Hey guys, I have a problem when dual booting mint and windows; its happened with both ubuntu mint and debian mint. What happens is if I go into my mint installation and then go into my windows installation windows will load without graphics drivers and the taskbar will be a dull color and I wont be able to move my mouse. I have to power off and go into windows again to fix it, but if I go into mint again it will break again requiring another reboot. Also it will set my clock to an incorrect time which stays broken after the reboot of windows.

Anyone got any ideas what in mint could be affecting my windows partition? Thanks.

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Re: Linux Mint messes up my windows partition

Postby wyrdoak » Wed Sep 07, 2011 3:47 pm

Your clock problem may be fix by this:


SimonTS wrote:Please open a terminal and open this file

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gksudo gedit /etc/default/rcS


If you have UTC=yes, change it to UTC=no, save and exit.


I'm still trying to figure out why on a warm boot Window$ isn't resetting your hardware when loading. Maybe someone will come around and help. But your partitions are safe.
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Re: Linux Mint messes up my windows partition

Postby turnip » Wed Sep 07, 2011 5:07 pm

Sorry I should have been more clear, the linux is 100% fine all the time. Its the windows that is being affected, its where the clock is changing times and everything is breaking. :lol:

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Re: Linux Mint messes up my windows partition

Postby wyrdoak » Wed Sep 07, 2011 5:24 pm

I had the problem of Windows and Mint fighting over control of the system clock until I made this change to Mint, Windows doesn't get along with UTC time so I turned it off in Mint.

I hardly use windows anymore just keep it on just in case...

I'm still not sure as to why windows doesn't rest your hardware in soft boot, while it's loading.

Windows has never been known to play well with others.
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Re: Linux Mint messes up my windows partition

Postby turnip » Thu Sep 08, 2011 5:24 am

Cool I think that fixed it, thanks for the help! :D

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Re: Linux Mint messes up my windows partition

Postby White » Fri Dec 16, 2011 9:16 am

This helped perfectly, thanks a lot.

keeping 2 hard disks, one for each OS(mint and w7) and was giving me this very same problem.


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