Am trying to perform a Clean install of Linux Mint 17 to a 120GB Samsung 840 EVO SSD. Here's the sticking point. Have created & aligned SSD partitions with GParted, 16GB Main, 72GB Home, 1GB Swap (for just in case), the last 22.79GB will be left for over provisioning, which will improve performance & increase life of SSD.
Here's the sticking point. After closing GParted after creating aligned partitions & beginning the install, the partitions that I created are way off the money, the 16GB Main shows as 17.2GB, the 72GB Hoime shows as 77.3 & the 1GB Swap shows as 1.1GB. Oddly, the free space at the end has grown (24.5GB), despite the created partitions showing as larger. Something is wrong & I've confirmed the GParted partitions to be there by rebooting to Windows 7 (on a separate SSD, along with Windows 8), Mini Tool Partition Wizard shows the partitions the way I created with GParted.
How is it that the MInt 17 installer sees these partitions so far off & the further extra space at the end? I've been using Mint for 5 years with no troubles, however have done only one SSD install, that was everything on a single partition. I prefer the home to be separate & to have a small swap for safety.
Any ideas as to why the Mint installer is reading these wrong?
Any advice to resolve this is highly appreciated, am currently running the OS in Live Mode as this post is being typed. My friend Google doesn't seem to be much assistance on this issue.
Edited by cat1092, 24 June 2014 - 08:46 PM.