Upgrading Bea to Bianca in a dual boot machine (XP)

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Upgrading Bea to Bianca in a dual boot machine (XP)

Postby ambertone on Sat Feb 10, 2007 5:52 pm

Hi all,

I have XP and Bea happily living together in my spare machine. I'd like to upgrade Bea to Bianca without it destroying the XP install (kids use it for playing games)

Is this possible?

Cheers

Rod
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Can be done.

Postby euthypro on Sun Feb 11, 2007 1:36 pm

Don't know if you've done so already, but I had no problems except what's on this thread:

http://www.linuxmint.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=932

Sometimes Grub doesn't see Windows. I'd suggest opening /boot/grub/menu.lst and checking the entry for booting Windows before you install Bianca. You may have to enter it again manually after installing.

Good luck!

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Postby ambertone on Sun Feb 11, 2007 5:28 pm

Thanks for that, no have not done it yet and grub is OK with Windows and Bea at the moment.

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Rod
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Wait, maybe?

Postby euthypro on Sun Feb 11, 2007 9:30 pm

Hi, Rod!

Greetings from a Puerto Rican lost in Texas.

If you are happy with Bea, you might want to wait until Bianca is released. I lost Windows again from Grub menu when I installed an upgrade for the kernel. It's really not much of a problem. All it takes is a minute or two editing Grub menu.lst. There seems to be a conflict with Mintdisk. Clem is working on it, and it's being followed on the thread I posted for you.

Linux Mint got me out of a bit of a spot down in Colombia, when I needed a PC and Windows went all wobbly on me; so I'm grateful, and trying to learn it as much as I can.

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Postby ambertone on Mon Feb 12, 2007 12:53 am

Hi Angel, greetings from Melbourne, Australia. (bottom of the east coast)

Yes I think I'll stick with Bea on the dual OS machine as it runs well and is very stable. I've been playing with Bianca on another machine and have found some issues that they are working on.

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Rod
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Postby clem on Mon Feb 12, 2007 10:14 am

Hi Rod,

A tutorial will be published after the stable version of Bianca is released. You'll be able to upgrade to Bianca without downloading the ISO and without affecting your boot menu. In fact your whole configuration will be intact :)

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Postby ambertone on Mon Feb 12, 2007 4:34 pm

Thanks Clem, sounds like a neat way to do it.

Rod
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