Hello. The above is a link to an image of my HDD that another user has kindly posted on another thread. I'd post it here, but am still a little unsure of how to do this.
I am trying to install Linux Mint 17.2 on my HDD on a dual boot basis. I proceeded carefully as per the U Tube instructions posted by another member, which related to Ubuntu, and all went well to a certain point.
I did a seperate partition in W7 on my HDD as the image shows.
When I got to the Linux Mint 17.2 installer, however, I had a problem, which is detailed in the following notes from a post in that thread ..
Ok, going thru the video, step by step. Went into disk management in W7, and created an unallocated space just like the video said. As there in heaps of room on the HD (around 500,000 MB spare) the size I created was 50,000 rather than the recommended 10,000 or so. And this was rounded off by the computer to 52,428 MB. OK, all good.
Now I run the Linux Mint USB drive, and when fully loaded and on line, I go 'Install Linux Mint' and eventually, I get to Installation Type, and there are two options;
- Erase Disk and install Linux Mint
- Something else
As I don't want to erase presumably, my entire hard disk, I select 'something else' - also, that's what the video says to do.
Next a window comes up, showing all the various partitions across the top, all good - there's my 52.4GB space I created, and they are listed down the window .. but it is now shown as 'unusable'.
I click on it nonetheless, and the 'New Partition Table' button disappears - can't use it. I revert, click on any of the others, and the button doesn't disappear - it's ready to go, though of course, I didn't go further.
So what's going wrong ? I done EXACTLY as per the video instructions up to that point. Please help !
PS, I just tried 'Install Now' whilst the 52.4GB space was highlighted, and got ..
No root file system is defined. Please correct this from the partitioning menu.
Member Al1000, who hase been helping me, has said I need to delete one of the existing partitions.
Which one, and how to do this please - presuming that that's what I got to do.
I am very non techie, so please go easy on the terminology .. though I'm persistent and ready to learn.
Edited by hamluis, 09 August 2015 - 11:55 AM.
Moved from Win 7 to Linux to Internal Hardware - Hamluis.