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    750GB drive has Linux OS only. It looks like you have selected Use Whole Drive option during Linux Installation.
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    Thats to bad. Now I will have to reinstall everything. At least nothing was lost.

    Which version of linux would be best for me? I have heard mint is good, should I be using that instead of ubuntu?

    Is there a link to should me how to properly make a dual boot windows 7 and linux? Thanks for all your help

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    Both Mint and Ubuntu are perfect for new users. Try LiveCD/USB of both and decided which one you like more.

    For dual boot setup, install Windows OS first. Create partition layout before Linux installation. You can use PartedMagic LiveCD/USB or Disk Partition package available in Mint/Ubuntu LiveCDs to manage partitions.

    /dev/sda1 and /dev/sda2, first 2 partitions are necessary for Windows OS. Everything else depends on your requirement.

    Following is the partition structure of one of my machine. Its triple boot, Windows 7 and two Linux distros.
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    /dev/sda1 - Windows System Partition (NTFS) - 100 MB
    /dev/sda2 - Windows 7 OS (NTFS)  - 80GB
    /dev/sda3 - Data sharing (NTFS) - 100GB
    /dev/sda4 - Extended Partition using rest of disk space
    /dev/sda5 - Data sharing (NTFS) - 100GB
    /dev/sda6 - SWAP - 1 GB
    /dev/sda7 - Linux OS (ext4) - 15GB
    /dev/sda8 - Linux OS (ext4) - 15GB
    /dev/sda9-11 - Free partitions (ext4/ntfs) for future Linux installations or data sharing.
    During Linux installation, select Manual ( Custom ) Partitioning in Partitioning Section. Assign / mount point to partition where you want to install Linux. Thats all. Installer will take care of everything else. It will detect other installed OSes and setup dual/multi boot itself.
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