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 Post subject: How to install side-by-side with confidence! (SOLVED)
PostPosted: Fri Jan 10, 2014 4:36 am 
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Hi guys,

I am very new to the whole peppermint / linux world and am stuck at what is probably a very simple issue.

I am trying peppermint form my usb drive. When I go to install on the hard drive there are a few questions i am unsure of in the installer. I have windows 7 and need to keep it until I get to grips with linux and am anxious I'll wipe it out by accident!!

1. The installer has detected that the following discs have mounted partitions:
/dev/sdc, /dev/sdd
Do I want the installer to try to unmount these partitions on these discs before continuing?

I have chosen no but am unsure if that is the right option?

2.Replace windows 7 or do 'something else'. - To which I choose something else.

3. Then I get this page and this is where I freak out! What do I need to do? (assuming I have made the right choices to this point?)
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Many thanks for all your help folks!

Barney


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 Post subject: Re: How to install side-by-side with confidence!
PostPosted: Fri Jan 10, 2014 10:41 am 
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OK, by far the easiest method would be to

a) from within Windows defrag the Windows partition.

b) boot to the Peppermint LiveUSB and when at the desktop use Gparted to resize the Windows partition (/dev/sda3) leaving unpartitioned space after it (the size you want to allow for Peppermint)

Once you've done that .. REBOOT to the LiveUSB (this is important).

c) once back at the Peppermint LiveUSB's dsktop, click the "Install Peppermint" icon .. this time it should offer to install Peppermint "Along Side Windows" .. accept that option,and the installer will do all the partitioning for you.

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 Post subject: Re: How to install side-by-side with confidence!
PostPosted: Fri Jan 10, 2014 5:06 pm 
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Hi PCNetSPec,

Thank you very much for the advice. I am currently mid-defragment and will repost to let you now how things go here. Thanks again for taking the time to help me.

Barneyk123


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 Post subject: Re: How to install side-by-side with confidence!
PostPosted: Sat Jan 11, 2014 12:39 pm 
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Thanks for the advice VinDSL but I think that the easiest way is my only choice at the moment, in case my brain overloads!! Ha! Thanks for the input though :)

PCNetSpec - Great job, I'm up and running and without too many skipped heartbeats!! Thanks again for the help, I would never have figured it out.

Cheers!!!

Barney


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 Post subject: Re: How to install side-by-side with confidence!
PostPosted: Sat Jan 11, 2014 4:23 pm 
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Great news :)

If you now consider this topic solved, can you please mark it so .. you can do this by editing the FIRST posting in this topic and changing:-

Subject: How to install side-by-side with confidence! (SOLVED)

Thanks in advance :)

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 Post subject: Re: How to install side-by-side with confidence! (SOLVED)
PostPosted: Sat Jan 11, 2014 7:11 pm 
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Done!

Thanks again!


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 Post subject: Re: How to install side-by-side with confidence! (SOLVED)
PostPosted: Sat Jan 11, 2014 7:16 pm 
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You're welcome, and thanks :)

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