Mint 13 does not see Vista

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Mint 13 does not see Vista

Postby poliltimmy » Mon Nov 12, 2012 5:55 pm

I have tried 12.04 mint And PCLinux Same results
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I get to type of installation and all it sees is the pen drive. No Vista . No partitions. Nothing. Fresh install of vista, all updates and defragged.
Dell XPS 8500 motherboard, i5 3450, Mint 18.1 CE, Nvidia 450GTS , 16GB memory.

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Re: Mint 13 does not see Vista

Postby swright007 » Mon Nov 12, 2012 8:24 pm

My computer does things the same way. I have 2 hard drives. Try switching from SDA to SDB and see if Vista is showing up there. I think you will find it will be. If so, then any changes you make should be make to that drive that Vista is showing up on. Hope this helps.


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Re: Mint 13 does not see Vista

Postby keghn » Fri Nov 16, 2012 6:59 pm

Boot into a live media Ubuntu 12.04, or Mint 13, or Linux on your hard drive.
Open a terminal type:

sudo fdisk -l

-l is lower case L.
try typing:

sudo blkid


sudo os-prober

Do you see vista and all your other insalled Operating systems, and other partitions?

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