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Windows 7: Pc-1 on new win install in infinite loop w/ format done> how access

15 Feb 2018   #91
JamesEJ

win7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Ok, the lighter one then, 32 bit. and yes it is 48.5 GB. Is that "Local Disk (C)" one partition you speak to?

Thanks for hanging in there for me. Like I said, this is all new ground. Appreciated, Jim


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15 Feb 2018   #92
mrjimphelps

Linux Mint 18.2 xfce 64-bit (VMWare host) / Windows 8.1 Pro 32-bit (VMWare guest)
 
 

It is apparently the primary partition on PC2's hard drive. C: almost always is the primary partition in Windows, but not always. For this reason, whenever I install Windows, I disconnect all drives except for the one I want to put Windows on. This prevents Windows from either assigning a different drive letter to that drive or putting any Windows stuff on a second drive. Then after the install is complete, I reconnect all drives.

I wouldn't worry about that drive / partition. Sounds like it is configured normally. And because it is a small drive (220 GB), there isn't much free space on it. No problem there.
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16 Feb 2018   #93
JamesEJ

win7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Of course, something's goofy. Got the dvd in ( label facing to the right, ok?) But there is no right click option to "Tell it to create the disk", per-se. In the right click "send to" options, one says "DVD RW drive (D)" But after a while the "auto play kicked in that said "files to be written to disk (1)" and a down arrow with "desktop .ini".

The downloaded iso reads: "linuxmint-18.3-xfce-32bit.iso". Its 1.69 GB.

Oh Yeah, and the dvd is a: DVD+R 4.7GB

Woes me! what Now? J
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16 Feb 2018   #94
mrjimphelps

Linux Mint 18.2 xfce 64-bit (VMWare host) / Windows 8.1 Pro 32-bit (VMWare guest)
 
 

Try double clicking on the ISO file.

I've only done it about 2 times in my life. I believe that's what I did.
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16 Feb 2018   #95
JamesEJ

win7 Home Premium x64
 
 

I've never done it.... yet. double clicked but "windows cannot open this file" comes up. what now ya think, J
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16 Feb 2018   #96
mrjimphelps

Linux Mint 18.2 xfce 64-bit (VMWare host) / Windows 8.1 Pro 32-bit (VMWare guest)
 
 

Here are some instruction on how to make a DVD from an ISO file:
https://www.lifewire.com/how-to-burn...-a-dvd-2626156

Hopefully this will get the job done.
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16 Feb 2018   #97
JamesEJ

win7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Well, the URL helped cos of the free iso burner program revealed there. Windows went bunk but using that program did not.

I am now holding a DVD "DVD RW Drive (D) Linux Mint 18.3". All I got to say is: Whew!

Sooo need to boot via PC1 into Linux with this DVD, and use "GPARTED" DOING Partitions with just what we discussed was there.

Please enlighten me with further details, kinda like step by step. Putting in DVD on PC1 just to look-see...will advise.

EDIT: opened PC1, Loaded DVD quick, closed. then opened to reset boot order to optical drive, then started again DVD inserted. Now the tears...made its recognition of the dvd and stated "automatic boot in 3 seconds. A green & white Linux icon appreaed with 5 dots showing dot by dot progressive
action. After about 2 minutes, icon gone and screen is Blck.

Now what do ya think to do
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16 Feb 2018   #98
mrjimphelps

Linux Mint 18.2 xfce 64-bit (VMWare host) / Windows 8.1 Pro 32-bit (VMWare guest)
 
 

I think you should boot into Linux and play with it a little, to see what you think about it. Mint is not that hard to figure out. You can surf the web using Firefox; it comes already installed in Linux Mint. In fact, you might find that you would like to go with Linux Mint rather than Windows. Since your hard drive is currently blank, you could install Linux on the hard drive and try it out. If you decide you don't like Linux Mint, you can then do a clean install of Windows 7, just like you were going to do anyway.

As far as partitioning the disk in Linux, see if you can find GPARTED under Programs / All. If so, run it that way. If you can't find it, then open a terminal session and run it in the terminal window. You may need to type 'SUDO GPARTED' [ENTER] to get into GPARTED. (SUDO stands for "Super User Do" -- you are running a command with administrator privileges when you put 'SUDO' in front of the command.)

Be sure to create an NTFS partition, so that it will work in Windows.
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16 Feb 2018   #99
JamesEJ

win7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Uhh, guess you missed the point. The Linux boot starts then goes into nothing black screen. Then there is no Linux to play with or otherwise utilize for anything you suggested. J
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16 Feb 2018   #100
mrjimphelps

Linux Mint 18.2 xfce 64-bit (VMWare host) / Windows 8.1 Pro 32-bit (VMWare guest)
 
 

There is obviously something wrong with your computer. And at present, I'm at a loss as to what that might be. You're going to have to spend some money to fix the computer, so you might want to consider getting a new computer.
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