[Ilugc] setting up dual boot

Arun Khan knura9 at gmail.com
Thu Jul 12 17:56:19 IST 2012

On Thu, Jul 12, 2012 at 5:43 PM, kenneth gonsalves
<lawgon at thenilgiris.com> wrote:
> On Thu, 2012-07-12 at 08:09 -0400, Baskar Selvaraj wrote:
>> > this is my current partition - when I tried the dual boot, I had 40
>> GB
>> > of free space also.
>> >
>> >
>> post the output of 'blkid' (as root) to know current partitions
>> alongwith
>> filesystem status.
> [root at xlquest lawgon]# blkid
> /dev/sda1: UUID="00de097a-9323-433f-83a9-1858f44602d0" TYPE="ext4"
> /dev/sda2: UUID="b86bef0e-3402-41b2-b814-3e9f870fb2f7" TYPE="ext4"
> /dev/sda3: UUID="1c6294e2-e738-4282-b666-0a783988dd08" TYPE="swap"
> /dev/sda5: UUID="b81886a1-ffd8-4e1c-a8b2-f9a0599768c5" TYPE="ext4"

I guess Mint installer is looking for a partition w/o any filesystem
on it.  Your /dev/sda5 has an ext4.

You can "dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/sda5 count=2048" this will blow away
the first 2048 bytes on /dev/sda5 blowing away some of the filesystem

Alternately, like it's upstream installer (Ubuntu), there ought to be
either a "Manual" or an "Expert" mode on the disk partition page
wherein you can select /dev/sda5 for the "/" partition.

Arun Khan
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