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Title: (Resolved)Installing PM5 on Dell D430
Post by: Toonman on September 17, 2014, 03:07:58 pm
Hi.
I am trying to install PM5 along Windows 7 on a Dell D430
  I am using a live USB.  The only option I am goptions I am getting is to completely remove Windows 7 not install alongside.  Any ideas?
Title: Re: Installing PM5 on Dell D430
Post by: Mark Greaves (PCNetSpec) on September 17, 2014, 03:23:42 pm
Boot to the LiveUSB desktop .. open a terminal and post the output from:
Code: [Select]
sudo fdisk -l
Title: Re: Installing PM5 on Dell D430
Post by: Toonman on September 17, 2014, 03:37:47 pm
Output

[email protected] ~ $ sudo fdisk -l

Disk /dev/sda: 31.6 GB, 31608274944 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 3842 cylinders, total 61734912 sectors
Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x6449735f

   Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
/dev/sda1            2048    12290047     6144000    7  HPFS/NTFS/exFAT
/dev/sda2   *    12290048    61732863    24721408    7  HPFS/NTFS/exFAT

Disk /dev/sdb: 4110 MB, 4110228480 bytes
127 heads, 62 sectors/track, 1019 cylinders, total 8027790 sectors
Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x0001265f

   Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
/dev/sdb1   *          62     8023605     4011772    b  W95 FAT32
[email protected] ~ $

Title: Re: Installing PM5 on Dell D430
Post by: Mark Greaves (PCNetSpec) on September 17, 2014, 03:47:39 pm
OK, depending on the free space on your Win7 partition, this *may* be doable (but would probably require manual partitioning) .. but on a 30GB HDD I'd probably not.

If you think about it, a 30GB HDD probably only gives you sommat like 28GB usable space .. and if you're to give Peppermint only 10GB that still only leaves 18GB for Win7 .. which is really on the minimum limit for Win7, so you're not going to be able to do much with it.

I think Microsoft quote the minimum requirements as:
1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) processor
1 gigabyte (GB) RAM (32-bit) or 2 GB RAM (64-bit)
16 GB available hard disk space (32-bit) or 20 GB (64-bit)
DirectX 9 graphics device with WDDM 1.0 or higher driver
Title: Re: Installing PM5 on Dell D430
Post by: Toonman on September 17, 2014, 03:50:12 pm
Thanks for that Mark.

Could I install PM5 on an external disk say a large usb stick or drive and boot from it as though it was installed?
Title: Re: Installing PM5 on Dell D430
Post by: Mark Greaves (PCNetSpec) on September 17, 2014, 03:53:57 pm
Sure you can .. If doing a "proper" installation to a USB HDD be carefull not to ooverwrite the Windows bootloader or you'll not  be able to boot Windows without the external HDD plugged in.
Title: Re: Installing PM5 on Dell D430
Post by: Toonman on September 17, 2014, 04:08:09 pm
Thanks Mark.
I could replace the flash 1.8" sad as well, but that negates the cheap laptop, £70 including vat from flea bay. Unfortunately I need a couple of Windows programs still it I would wipe it.
Title: Re: Installing PM5 on Dell D430
Post by: Toonman on September 18, 2014, 02:55:13 pm
I'm trying to install it a 16 GB SD card but I keep getting this message.....

No root file is defined. Please correct this from the partitioning menu.

Any ideas?
Title: (Resolved)Re: Installing PM5 on Dell D430
Post by: Toonman on September 18, 2014, 03:36:44 pm
Sorted it by creating a root point in gparted and also a swap partition.
Thanks anyway.   :)
Title: Re: (Resolved)Installing PM5 on Dell D430
Post by: Mark Greaves (PCNetSpec) on September 18, 2014, 04:30:44 pm
Sorry Toonman, somehow I missed your earlier post .. glad you sorted it :)
Title: Re: (Resolved)Installing PM5 on Dell D430
Post by: Toonman on September 19, 2014, 03:04:52 pm
No problem Mark. It's sometimes good to try things out and learn a bit. And I've learned that my old 16gb sd card is far to slow to run PM5 from so I will try a fast usb drive next.  :)
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