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    Identify Ubuntu Partitions from Windows 7

    I am attempting to overwrite Ubuntu with Mint 15. My computer is dual-loaded with Windows 7 and Ubuntu. Ubuntu is having boot issues (tried running boot repair, and it didn't fix it), so I was wondering how I can identify which partitions are being used by Ubuntu FROM WITHIN WINDOWS 7. That way I can install Mint over the Ubuntu partitions.

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    Re: Identify Ubuntu Partitions from Windows 7

    Moved to other OS.

    You cannot, Windows does not properly see Linux partitions. But you should not need to. Just install.
    Is Windows in UEFI or BIOS boot mode? Or is drive MBR(msdos) or gpt(GUID)?

    You can use gparted from liveDVD or flash drive or use gparted liveCD. Do not know if Mint has gparted on its live version or not, but would guess it does.

    GParted partitioning software - Full tutorial
    http://www.dedoimedo.com/computers/gparted.html
    Screenshots of using gparted
    http://www.howtoforge.com/partitioning_with_gparted


    http://partedmagic.com/
    http://gparted.sourceforge.net/faq.php
    For info on UEFI boot install & repair:
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2147295
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