windows xp after linux mint hidden partitions problem

Discussion in 'Windows XP Installation and Setup' started by laoi1991, Jan 9, 2013.

  1. laoi1991


    Jan 9, 2013
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    I have installed linux 13 mint on my laptop, then I wanted to install xp to make dual boot. I have read that it is preferred to install windows first then XP. So I booted linux mint from usb and used gparted to edit the partition to have one partition ntfs in the beginning and another partition ext4 (thus formatting linux mint).

    Now when I install xp, in the install progress, the list of available partitions shows only a third drive (I don't know where it comes from, may be it is the bootable usb ! as the size of the drive is about 14 GB). and doesn't show any of the other two drives, neither the NTFS nor the ext4, and thus I cannot install windows xp.

    Any help ?
    laoi1991, Jan 9, 2013
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  2. laoi1991


    Dec 10, 2012
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    I have not used linux, but you might get some help at the above link, I waited to see if anyone else might have a solution for you,
    Elizabeth23, Jan 13, 2013
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