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tpalermo30
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Linux Mint and Windows 8.1 and Windows 10

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I have a dual boot of Windows 8.1 and Windows 10. I am confused because I made a blank partition for Linux Mint 17.2 but when I start the installer it does not show the option to install alongside Windows. I deleted Windows 10 thinking this was the issue but it still does not say "install alongside windows". Basically I need Windows 8.1, Windows 10 and Linux Mint. I have three partitions made but I am new to Linux and I'm not sure what to do next. I read on some web sites I need to make a root partition with like 10G and a /home partition with like 30G and a swap partition with 10G. Is this correct or no? I guess I just don't know what partition to make can someone help me since it wont say "install alongside Windows" sorry for the long post but I am confused.

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Re: Linux Mint and Windows 8.1 and Windows 10

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Partition sizes:

/ 20-30GB
swap RAM size+1GB
/home - rest of disk

Please boot the Mint USB/DVD live installer, take a screenshot of your disk partitions with gparted and post the image here.

Also, Open a terminal window. Make it fullscreen, so that there will be no breaks in the generated lines.

Copy/paste the following command into the terminal:

Code: Select all

inxi -Fxz
Press Enter.

Now you see a handy list. You can use copy/paste to transfer it, for example to put it in a support forum message in which you request help for a problem. That makes life easier for those who are willing to help you.

...courtesy of Pjotr

Also, did you boot the Mint USB/DVD in UEFI mode?
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Re: Linux Mint and Windows 8.1 and Windows 10

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Thanks for your help.
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Re: Linux Mint and Windows 8.1 and Windows 10

Post by Pierre »

so - Gparted can see the HDD,

therefore use it to pre-partition the HDD into the partitions, that you want,
maybe:
10Gb = / root
1 -2 Gb = /swap
180Gb = /home
- then use the something else option within the installer,
and then click on next to continue with the install.
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Re: Linux Mint and Windows 8.1 and Windows 10

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Agree with Pierre.
I've used the 'Something Else' option effectively on all my multiboot systems.

Make sure you back up any important data before you start changing partitions and installing.
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