Linux Mint 9 Doesn't Recognise Windows

  SirMetal 05:55 09 Aug 10

Hey guys.

I've just downloaded the latest version of the amazing OS Linux Mint.

So to install... you boot up the live CD and install it from the desktop.

I've installed it on my desktop PC with no faults.

When I try and install it from my laptop, it doesn't recognise my Windows 7 installation when I try to partition the disk to make way for Linux Mint 9.

Laptop specs:

HP G60
Core 2 Duo - 2.0GHz
250Gb HDD
GeForce 9200m (256Mb)
Windows 7 Ultimate (32-bit)

When I try to partition... it usually gives me the option to install beside Windows... where I can choose between them at start up using GRUB.

However, it only recognises "Windows 7 Loader - 100Mb" and not Windows 7... it says the rest of my HDD is free... which it isn't.

Anybody know what's going on here?

Thanks in advance!

  Jollyjohn 09:25 09 Aug 10

Not sure why it doesn't recognise W7.
If you boot from the live cd can you use Gparted ( or is it Qtparted) to shrink the W7 partition and leave some space to install Mint 9?

  LastChip 12:05 09 Aug 10

Essentially, Windows 7 does not use the same boot process as XP. It's designed to avoid you dual booting so Microsoft can maintain absolute control over you.

click here for a way around it.

Note: you MUST have a Windows 7 repair disc. click here to see how to make one.

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