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post #1 of 17
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I thought I'd I'd install Mint today because I can. It's downloading as I type this. I am running Windows 7 Pro. I was reading the Mint install documentation and it isn't real clear. I was curious about how the Mint install process handles partitioning. I went ahead and set aside 100G (it is not allocated right now). Will Mint see this space and use it? Does it handle the partitioning and I wasted my time? Should I allocate it with/without a drive letter? Anyone know for sure?

I figure I'd 'see when I get there', but I'm bored while this puppy downloads.
post #2 of 17
Yes during install it will see that and you usually get several options, the most popular of which are "Overwrite existing system" ( it will usually detect and tell you which it is ), "Install alongside" ( This, last I remember handled the partitioning itself ) and then "Something Else" ( Manual ). There used to be a 4th "Use largest free space" or something along those lines many years ago, but I haven't seen that option as much lately.

And quite honestly, 100GB is a bit much for a simple dual boot. Hell, I use nothing but Linux and my OS drive is only 32GB and only 7GB is being used thumb.gif
post #3 of 17
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Well, space wasn't an issue. biggrin.gif

However, Mint crashes. It doesn't like my hardware. Guess I'll be heading over to the Mint forum.
post #4 of 17
How specifically does it crash?

Errors are pretty verbose in Linux and tell you exactly what's wrong 99% of the time.
post #5 of 17
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Well, that was a completely wasted afternoon. I ended up installing Ubuntu. I thought everything was going ok. I browsed the web while it downloaded packages. It took forever. When it was done, it said I needed to reboot. At that point, it tried to shutdown. The key word is tried. I let it go and went the store. When I came home, it was still trying to shutdown.

I rebooted... It went to Windows.... I rebooted, it went to Windows. I deleted the partitions and swap space. It wasn't really important, but coming from a Unix background, I'm a little disappointed. I've spent half my life on AIX machines. I guess I had expectations a little too high.
post #6 of 17
Don't take it as implying anything but you didn't use WUBI did you? Also what hardware are you installing this on. There really shouldn't be any reason for these problems.
     
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post #7 of 17
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No WUBI

I might try a different distro today. I'm curious now.

I have.....

Rampage V Extreme
5960x
32G (Gskill 4x8)
2 EVGA 980 TI Hydro Coppers
Intel 750 SSD
WD HDDs
USB 3.1 card
OC panel

I haven't messed with Linux in 10+ years (Red Hat). I will say this. After reading Ubuntu's privacy policy, trying to install it and taking a quick look at the firewall log, I can say I'm not impressed. I hope all the distros aren't like this.
post #8 of 17
With the 980s you're going to have to boot with nomodeset then make sure to install the latest nvidia drivers for best results. That was probably your crashing issue.
post #9 of 17
Doesn't having SLI also cause issues?
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Originally Posted by BarneyRubble View Post

No WUBI

I might try a different distro today. I'm curious now.

I have.....

Rampage V Extreme
5960x
32G (Gskill 4x8)
2 EVGA 980 TI Hydro Coppers
Intel 750 SSD
WD HDDs
USB 3.1 card
OC panel

I haven't messed with Linux in 10+ years (Red Hat). I will say this. After reading Ubuntu's privacy policy, trying to install it and taking a quick look at the firewall log, I can say I'm not impressed. I hope all the distros aren't like this.

Without knowing the specifics of what policy you mean the big too possible reasons are for butt covering in case of legal attacks and the less generous one being that the main spin Ubuntu includes IIRC things from Amazon (enable or disabled I'm not sure which anymore) and others that probably track data for those services (the Amazon scope/lens). Most distros should have a privacy policy of some kind if they're company backed or if large enough.

I would assume more distros aren't tracking you as much as I'd guess your seeing with Ubuntu and Unity (in default settings or with 3rd party scopes enabled) that especially the more advanced user inclined ones.

On the main topic, try what Shrak suggests and let us know how it works out. Hopefully he (I'm not that skilled but I try to help) can get you up and running.
     
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