[Ilugc] setting up dual boot

Arun Venkataswamy arun289 at gmail.com
Thu Jul 12 17:10:22 IST 2012


On Thu, Jul 12, 2012 at 4:54 PM, kenneth gonsalves
<lawgon at thenilgiris.com>wrote:

> Disk /dev/sda: 160.0 GB, 160041885696 bytes
> 255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 19457 cylinders, total 312581808 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: 0x00088787
>
>    Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
> /dev/sda1   *        2048   143362047    71680000   83  Linux
> /dev/sda2       143362048   215042047    35840000   83  Linux
> /dev/sda3       215042048   223234047     4096000   82  Linux swap /
> Solaris
> /dev/sda4       223234048   312581807    44673880    5  Extended
> /dev/sda5       223236096   312580095    44672000   83  Linux
>

It looks like you have allocated the entire disk space as various
partitions. I guess by free space, you mean one of the partitions is empty
or un formatted. Try deleting the partition which has the free space. Make
it un allocated disk space. Then mint might recognize this.


Regards,
Arun
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