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    Its small L in fdisk -l command.
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    ok, this is what I got,
    mint@mint ~ $ sudo fdisk -l

    Disk /dev/sda: 750.2 GB, 750156374016 bytes
    255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 91201 cylinders, total 1465149168 sectors
    Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
    Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
    I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
    Disk identifier: 0xc7249d5b

    Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
    /dev/sda1 63 18699659 9349798+ 1b Hidden W95 FAT32
    /dev/sda2 * 18699660 604766924 293033632+ 7 HPFS/NTFS/exFAT
    /dev/sda3 604766925 1465144064 430188570 7 HPFS/NTFS/exFAT

    Disk /dev/sdb: 640.1 GB, 640135028736 bytes
    255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 77825 cylinders, total 1250263728 sectors
    Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
    Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
    I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
    Disk identifier: 0xacdd9b22

    Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
    /dev/sdb1 63 391477355 195738646+ c W95 FAT32 (LBA)
    /dev/sdb2 391479294 1250263039 429391873 5 Extended
    /dev/sdb5 391479296 1237751807 423136256 83 Linux
    /dev/sdb6 1237753856 1250263039 6254592 82 Linux swap / Solaris
    mint@mint ~ $

    what are my options?
    Last edited by macstrange; 02-05-2013 at 06:40 PM. Reason: incomplete

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    Quote Originally Posted by macstrange View Post
    mint@mint ~ $ sudo fdisk -1
    fdisk: invalid option -- '1'
    sorry, that should be a lower case "L", not the number one.

    Edit: never mind, DC is on it!
    Last edited by atreyu; 02-06-2013 at 04:26 AM. Reason: i'm slow

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    To summarize, you have two disk: Windows on the first one (sda), and Mint on the second one (sdb). But why is the first partition of the 2nd disk (sdb1) of a Windows type? (W95 FAT32)? It should be ext3/ext4 or some other Linux type. Did you partition manually during the install?

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    No, not really. I was under the impression it would partition automatically. It then showed me a "slide" and asked me to resize the partitions. I did that and the live-cd took it from there.
    Thanks for the help. It's very much appreciated.
    P.S. I did not dissconnect the external hard drive when installing, couls that have something to do with the Fat 32?

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    Quote Originally Posted by macstrange View Post
    I did not dissconnect the external hard drive when installing, couls that have something to do with the Fat 32?
    Oh, is one of them and external drive? USB, I assume? Which is it, the 750GB or the 640GB? Based upon your fdisk output, I'd say it is the first one (the 750GB). But if so, it would be strange that the Linux installer would call the external drive sda and the internal one sdb.

    in any event, if I were you, I'd unplug the external drive and do a reinstall. you should only have one disk, called "sda". I would also do a manual/advance partitioning option (whatever they call it), so that you can delete the partitions yourself and create new ones from scratch.

    At a minimum, you want some partition scheme like this, though it can vary based upon your needs/wants:
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    /boot   ext3/4  500MB
    swap    swap    2GB (or half of RAM)
    /home   ext3/4  10GB
    /       ext3/4  rest of drive
    you don't need the /home partition if you don't want it.

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    /dev/sda has NTFS/exFAT filesystem which Microsoft introduced in Vista days. It looks like installer has installed Linux in External Hard disk and GRUB in MBR of internal Harddisk. Plug-in External Hard disk and boot up machine. Check if Mint boots up or not.

    As atreyu suggested, you should re-install. If you have 1+ GB RAM, there is no need to create separate SWAP Partition.
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    Got it. Unpluged ext hd and reinstalled. All is good.
    Thanks Everybody.

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    Excellent, glad you got it sorted. I'll mark this as Solved for you. FYI, you can mark a thread as solved using the Thread Tools link at the top of the page.

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