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I am trying to install Arch on a computer that already had Window Xp and Linux Mint. I used Gparted live to create the extra partitions I need for Arch, ...
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    preparing hard drive:


    I am trying to install Arch on a computer that already had Window Xp and Linux Mint. I used Gparted live to create the extra partitions I need for Arch, but when I try to Prepare hard drive in the Arch setup I get an error: FATAL ERROR: "Bad primary partition 1" Partition ends in the final partial cylind Press any Key to exit cfdisk"

    Is this something I can fix with gparted? I don't really understand what is wrong

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    Post the output of fdisk -l.
    Also, are you looking to replace XP and Mint? Or add Arch as an additional OS?
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