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  1. TheVinAnator
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    I keep installing Linux over and over and have done everything right except if I click restart it'll go to black screen with underscore and if I continue testing no and shutdown when I re open still needs to be installed can anyone help? And from the first installation it asked to install alongside Windows but every other time asked to install along "multiple os"
     


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    What distro did you install?
     
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    What version of mint?
     
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    latest cinnamon 64 bit

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    Never mind just had to unplug usb LOL but now I have multiple versions of them or did they just overwrite each other
     
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    No, you have multiple versions installed. This is why you should do the manual setup.
     
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    No it's because I didn't know I had to take out the usb after I installed so each time it would boot the install menu thing and I installed it each time with exact same Iso at exact same day with exact same sub and I know it's the same one cause at the first install t didn't say multiple os just to install along Windows 7 (although I have 10)
     
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    If you use the manual installer, it'll show you all the partitions you have. This would have allowed you to know that you installed it multiple times.
     
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    in gneral is there anything i can do? like is it hogging some space?
     
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    Just delete the partitions and start over. All I can really suggest. Just make sure you don't delete your Windows install.
     
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    Does it really take up that much cause I've gotten a lot on my Linux mint
     
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    Each vanilla installation takes up about 6 GB of space. It'd be a good idea to get rid of them in order to avoid confusing bootloader configurations and errors. You don't have to remove the installation you use so long as it isn't at the end of your partition table. If it is, move everything to the one that is and go from there.
     
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    What do you mean by end of your partook table and yea there's nothing wrong with the bootloader even after refreshing it it will just show one of the Linux mint and Windows 10
     
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    I actually got that mixed up. On a partition table, you have to work from the bottom up. Say you delete a partition above another, you can't merge that empty space with a partition beneath it. My bad.
     
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    Thanks although how can I check
     
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    Code:
    sudo -s && apt-get update && apt-get install gparted && gparted
    Run that in a terminal.
     
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    Alright thanks I'll Check tomorrow
     
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    Screenshot from 2016-04-08 17:01:22.png well heres a screenshot although not sure what im supposed to be looking at although i can tell you i have a 50 gb partition for linux and a 250 gb hdd
     
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    Those two ext4 partitions without a lock beside them are the unnecessary installations. Unfortunately, like I said, if you delete them you can't add the space to the partition you're actually using since they come before it on the partition table. You can move your user's home directory to the first partition though so you won't lose any configurations and just use it instead. This is why keeping /home on a separate partition is smart (and why I despise the automated Ubuntu installer). If it were, you could just edit the fstab and use a dedicated partition for your home directory. This would even allow you to keep the same home across multiple distributions. Also, I recommend Plank. It's a much nicer dock.
     
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    ill look into plank although how can i do what you said and will i or will i not lose applications ? and other things