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    Re: Dual boot with Win 7

    You are checking your HDD right? Then the HDD will be /dev/sda.

    So you will
    Code:
    sudo fixparts /dev/sda
    If there are any errors then you will get the following warning:
    NOTICE: GPT signatures detected on the disk, but no 0xEE protective partition!
    The GPT signatures are probably left over from a previous partition table.
    Do you want to delete them (if you answer 'Y', this will happen
    immediately)? (Y/N):
    Select 'Y' to fix the issue.
    To exit fixparts type 'w' to save an exit.
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    Re: Dual boot with Win 7

    Quote Originally Posted by Remember2Wipe View Post

    I open up the terminal and paste the following into the terminal:
    # fixparts /dev/sdc

    It just jumps down to the next line without showing any sign of it having done anything. Shouldn't it look more like the stuff posted below? I tried changing the last letter to "a" and "b" (I have no idea why, thought it might do something).
    You don't want the # with your command. # means what follows is not a command but a comment. That's why nothing happened. Second, shouldn't the drive be sda as shown in post #1? Third, you need to precede the command with sudo, which gives you temporary powers to run such tools which can modify things.

    In summary, try:

    sudo fixparts /dev/sda

    Hope it works.

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    Re: Dual boot with Win 7

    In the context, '#' is not a comment but indicates 'root' privilege.
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    Re: Dual boot with Win 7

    Followed your advice.

    ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ sudo fixparts /dev/sda
    FixParts 0.8.8

    Loading MBR data from /dev/sda

    NOTICE: GPT signatures detected on the disk, but no 0xEE protective partition!
    The GPT signatures are probably left over from a previous partition table.
    Do you want to delete them (if you answer 'Y', this will happen
    immediately)? (Y/N): y
    Erasing GPT data!

    Warning: 0xEE partition doesn't start on sector 1. This can cause problems
    in some OSes.

    MBR command (? for help):
    Is it done?

    I think I'm reaching the END!! It detects muh partitions now, but when I select my ext4 partition it says "No Root File system is defined. Please correct this from the partitioning menu."

    Assuming it's an easy fix?
    Last edited by Remember2Wipe; December 14th, 2013 at 05:54 PM.

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    Re: Dual boot with Win 7

    With manual partitioning you have to create partitions (+), unless you did that in advance (change), but then still have to select partition, tell system what format to use, ext4, and what mount point like / (root). You can also have partitions for /home also. Swap has no format. If created in advance it seems to automatically find swap.
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    Re: Dual boot with Win 7

    Created an ext4 partition beforehand. Just did what you did in second screenshot now I think it's good

    Posting one lost screencap before install. Everything look good?
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    Re: Dual boot with Win 7

    Quote Originally Posted by Remember2Wipe View Post
    Created an ext4 partition beforehand. Just did what you did in second screenshot now I think it's good

    Posting one lost screencap before install. Everything look good?
    The boot loader should not be installed to sda6, but to sda. Fix that choice. Otherwise looks ok.

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    Re: Dual boot with Win 7

    Whew. Forgot I changed that LOL. Good thing you caught that

    Whew *wipes sweat from forehead.


    See anything else?

    Also, not really vital to installation but what do the mount point options do? I just copied the other guys example but I'm curious
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    Re: Dual boot with Win 7

    I usually use a setup like you have done. There is no separate home partition. I have done it with separate home also, but this seems more space efficient to me, and you don't have to be concerned about one partition (home or root) filling up while the other has unused space.

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    Re: Dual boot with Win 7

    If you are talking about all the other standard Linux mount points that is old style or for servers. Some users may want specific partitions for certain parts of the system like a server install. Most desktops just need / or maybe / & /home. And unless you have lots of RAM some swap is suggested.

    Just about every system folder can be another partition.
    Explanation of file structure
    http://www.tuxfiles.org/linuxhelp/linuxdir.html
    http://www.pathname.com/fhs/pub/fhs-2.3.html
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Filesys...archy_Standard
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Linux_Standard_Base
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