Find the answer to your Linux question:
Results 1 to 7 of 7
Hi, I already have Vista and Mint 6 dual booting on my Dell Inspiron E1505 laptop. I was wanting to reinstall Mint over the existing mint partition, but the mint ...
Enjoy an ad free experience by logging in. Not a member yet? Register.
  1. #1
    Just Joined!
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Posts
    6

    Reinstalling problems with Mint/Vista


    Hi, I already have Vista and Mint 6 dual booting on my Dell Inspiron E1505 laptop. I was wanting to reinstall Mint over the existing mint partition, but the mint live cd tells me the whole hard drive is unallocated. I booted into my mint partition, and gparted said the same thing. What I thought about doing is using vista and getting the mint partition moved back into the vista partition and using mint4win, a version of wubi made for mint, and installing that way. My only question is that what will it do to the current bootloader? Will I still be able to get into vista?

  2. #2
    Super Moderator devils casper's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    Chandigarh, India
    Posts
    24,729
    Hi, I already have Vista and Mint 6 dual booting on my Dell Inspiron E1505 laptop. I was wanting to reinstall Mint over the existing mint partition, but the mint live cd tells me the whole hard drive is unallocated. I booted into my mint partition, and gparted said the same thing.
    Hi !

    Execute sudo fdisk -l command in Terminal of Mint and post output here.
    Code:
    sudo fdisk -l
    What I thought about doing is using vista and getting the mint partition moved back into the vista partition and using mint4win, a version of wubi made for mint, and installing that way. My only question is that what will it do to the current bootloader? Will I still be able to get into vista?
    Do worry about dual boot setup. Installer will re-install GRUB and setup dual boot itself.
    It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit.
    New Users: Read This First

  3. #3
    Just Joined!
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Posts
    6
    Ok, here is what I got.

    Disk /dev/sda: 80.0 GB, 80026361856 bytes
    255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 9729 cylinders
    Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
    Disk identifier: 0x08000000

    Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
    /dev/sda1 9469 9730 2096128 c W95 FAT32 (LBA)
    /dev/sda2 * 38 7577 60565050 7 HPFS/NTFS
    /dev/sda3 7578 9729 17285940 5 Extended
    /dev/sda5 7578 7637 481918+ 82 Linux swap / Solaris
    /dev/sda6 7638 9729 16803958+ 83 Linux

    Partition table entries are not in disk order
    jesse@jesse-laptop ~ $

  4. $spacer_open
    $spacer_close
  5. #4
    Super Moderator devils casper's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    Chandigarh, India
    Posts
    24,729
    Partition Structure is correct and GParted should recognize all partitions correctly. Is there any chance of Boot Sector Virus?
    Those viruses don't allow access of partition table to GParted and other partitioning tools.
    It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit.
    New Users: Read This First

  6. #5
    Just Joined!
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Posts
    6
    I just downloaded AVG free for linux and did a test and it couldn't find any viruses.

  7. #6
    Linux User saivin's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Bengaluru, India
    Posts
    305
    Quote Originally Posted by jam93 View Post
    Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
    /dev/sda1 9469 9730 2096128 c W95 FAT32 (LBA)
    /dev/sda2 * 38 7577 60565050 7 HPFS/NTFS
    /dev/sda3 7578 9729 17285940 5 Extended
    /dev/sda5 7578 7637 481918+ 82 Linux swap / Solaris
    /dev/sda6 7638 9729 16803958+ 83 Linux
    Hi, could it be because Vista is on /dev/sda2 instead of /dev/sda1?
    A candle looses nothing by lighting other candles. - Khalil Zibran.
    Registered Linux User #490076

  8. #7
    Just Joined!
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Posts
    6
    I don't know if vista being on sda2 would matter, because this has been the partition sizes for about a year, I have just changed distros a few times.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •