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RE: problems with install



Schumacher, Paul wrote:

> Should I remove the second "empty" partition?

I'm not sure exactly what you are doing,
but if you want to install Linux on a partition,
it should be of type Linux (hex code 83) not NTFS, as you had.
[You can change it with fdisk.]

I imagine if the Linux installer sees a partition of type NTFS
it assumes (reasonably enough) that the partition contains
valuable Windows data, and leaves it undisturbed.

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