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#1 2013-07-07 17:45:06

nucleon
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{Solved} Partitioning Issue

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#2 2013-07-07 18:57:41

xaos52
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Re: {Solved} Partitioning Issue

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#3 2013-07-08 06:46:48

nucleon
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Re: {Solved} Partitioning Issue

Yes, my system do have UEFI but I have turned on the legacy mode from BIOS menu (or whatever is its UEFI equivalent.)

I don't have any problem with booting into Crunchbang Installation. All I am having is partition problem, according to what I have read, a hard disk can only have 4 primary partitions. By some kind of fucked up thing on my part, my hdd already have 4 primary partition according to Linux (but not according to windows). So, in Crunchbang installation, 2 partitions seem to be unallocated and unusable (though, I read that Linux can be installed on extended partitions, I don't know how to make one.)

I think I will reinstall windows and delete all the partitions then try again.

EDIT: I am getting the same unusable partition problem in Ubuntu too, that's why I think it's not related to UEFI.

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#4 2013-07-08 08:37:13

fatmac
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Re: {Solved} Partitioning Issue

If the partitions really are empty, try deleting them under Windows, & then create new partitions under Linux for your new installation.

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#5 2013-07-08 10:39:27

nucleon
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Re: {Solved} Partitioning Issue

As no one seemed to understand what's going on. I decided to backup windows and delete every partition.

Epilogue:

1. Tried to install windows first.
2. Made one partition of 300 gigs and left 600 gigs unallocated.
3. Installed Windows.
4. Booted up with #! usb.
5. Somehow 600gig unallocated space is shown as 600 gig partition in crunchbang installation.
6. Deleted the partition.
7. Made 300 gig partition. Left 300gb unallocated.
8. Automatic usage of partition.
9. Installed crunchbang and grub successfully. And is working on boot.

You would think that went quite good, right?
But well, not exactly. Grub loaded. Tried to select Windows 7.
"The boot selection failed because a required device is inaccessible."

10. Installed Windows 7 again on the first partition(in which it was installed earlier)
11. Grub went dead.
12. Used EasyBCD.

Finally Working! big_smile

Any tips you would like to give to a new user?

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#6 2013-07-08 12:06:03

ew
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Re: {Solved} Partitioning Issue

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#7 2013-07-08 17:01:03

kbmonkey
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Re: {Solved} Partitioning Issue

Wow good job in solving this one nucleon  cool  I have no experience with UEFI hardware myself so cannot give any tips around installing with it, but it seems you nailed it down.

As for partition size, that should be more than enough. My / is only 10GB and stays at a steady 70% full even with much development stuff installed.

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#8 2013-07-08 18:10:34

nucleon
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Re: {Solved} Partitioning Issue

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#9 2013-07-08 18:43:37

kbmonkey
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Re: {Solved} Partitioning Issue

Nah no need to shrink it if you don't feel like it, also your home lives on that same partition? See my home is separated - that is just the OS living on 10GB smile

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