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silence911
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Can't find previously installed OS

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So I am new to Linux and am trying to install Mint, but I have seem to stumbled upon a bit of a problem. And yes I have tried to search the forum, but no luck

So I am trying to dual boot Windows 7 and Mint with Windows 7 installed already. I use the Live CD for Isadora and when I try to install the OS, I can't find an option to install side by side with Windows 7. it seem to show me that my hard drive is completely empty. Can someone please help me with this problem so I can test out Linux :)

Here is what they show me
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Thank you in advance.

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Re: Can't find previously installed OS

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Try running gParted in the menu to pre-partition the drive before running the installer. If gparted doesn't see the Windows partition, there is something wrong with the partition setup on the drive, try correcting this in Windows first.
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Re: Can't find previously installed OS

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Well Gparted didn't see anything either, and on the windows side when I partition a piece off my HD. Mint still couldn't see any partition at all. Weird

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silence911 wrote:Well Gparted didn't see anything either, and on the windows side when I partition a piece off my HD. Mint still couldn't see any partition at all. Weird
Fdisk can help you .. :roll:

http://forum.ubuntu-fi.org/index.php?to ... #msg236619

http://translate.google.fi/translate?js ... l=fi&tl=en

http://linux.fi/wiki/Fdisk

http://translate.google.fi/translate?js ... l=fi&tl=en

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Re: Can't find previously installed OS

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silence911 wrote:Mint still couldn't see any partition at all
Have you run chkdsk /f in windows? You will need to provide more info about your partitions and drive setup. The partition info can be the output of sudo fdisk -l from the livecd.
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Re: Can't find previously installed OS

Post by mohamedeimo »

Hello all,
I find this problem too,
I now open linux mint 9 by virtualbox in windows 7 and I installed mint 8 in my computer too
when I click install linux mint founds no partition
how can this happen?
when I installed Helena I hadn't found this problem
Please help. :D

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Re: Can't find previously installed OS

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mohamedeimo wrote:Hello all,
I find this problem too,
I now open linux mint 9 by virtualbox in windows 7 and I installed mint 8 in my computer too
when I click install linux mint founds no partition
how can this happen?
when I installed Helena I hadn't found this problem
Please help. :D
There is a bug in the Mint´s disk management.. :roll:

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