I have a 1 TB WD Caviar Blue drive as storage and a 128 GB SSD on Win10. I have allocated 100GB of free WD space to install linux. In the installer, I come to the point where I have to partition the disk, share 100GB on / boot, /, swap and / home and set the boot installation point to WD. When I click Install it goes on and crashes the error: "Creating swap space on partition # 7 of SCSI2 device (0,0,0) (sdb) failed." When, after several unsuccessful partitioning attempts, I gave up and tried to use 100GB of pod / I got an error: "Creating sdb5 partitions of SCSI2 (0,0,0) (sdb) device failed." After such unsuccessful attempts, it returns me to partitioning again, only that on all partitions on the computer a mount point / home or / or something else pops up (different things in different approaches), the most interesting is that 100GB is partitioned, but then the installer resets because I don't want to mount the whole computer under / home . In GParted you can also see that this 100GB is divided. I would like to add that after such a procedure, Windows does not show the disk because something is wrong, I have to remove the DMDE partitions and again the disk works in Windows. It also takes me back 2 hours in Win. The problem occurs when installing Linux Mint 18.04 LTS and Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS. About 2 days ago, when I wanted to install Lubuntu 18.04 LTS, the partitioning went without a problem, but it crashed another error during the installation, so I crashed it. I will add that logical partitions, and when I tried to create 1 primary, the same popped up. Glory to whoever read this tapeworm
Well, I read it. You're doing something wrong, but we won't find out if you don't write exactly how. Post screenshots step by step as you do. You install Mint, but manually, not "automatically". Got UEFI? See how it can blend in well: Lenovo G580, Win8 - Win8 won't boot after installing Mint 18.3 ... and I note that BCD still does not work on this windows. I recommend that you prepare carefully before installing. Linux has an EXT file system and you won't see any such partitions in windows. You need a shared partition for data that both OS can see.
Additional info HDD: MBR Boot: UIEFI and CSM enabled
How it installs: 1. I choose the language and other crap 2. Something like this pops up 3. I click back 4. I click "Use a different solution" 5. Allocates unallocated space into partitions 6. I click Install and ... error.
If you previously converted the disk to dynamic because at some point the HDD had 4 parts. basic or 3 + ext. and you wanted to add another one in DMDE: - [MBR On / Off] - insert as part. basic MBR vol. NTFS with the range LBA 2048 - 1743804415 and if there is any Windows that is to start on its own, activate it - from LBA 1743804416 to the end of HDD, create part. extended and create log disks in it. to "/", "SWAP" and "/ home" and "/ boot" if they are to be separate.
BTW: Mint 19 for MBR style defaults to "/" - even instead of part. SWAP creates a swap file