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Install Windows XP or Windows/ - After Linux Mint 13

Postby Jørn Rudolph on Fri Jun 15, 2012 8:39 am

Hi There ...

I thought I only would use Linus Mint 13 on one of my machines ...

So I did install Linux Mint 13 on the whole hard-disk.

Somehow I did regret, and want to have Windows XP or Windows 7 also ...

But is it possible to install one of those Windows - After I have installed Linux Mint 13, who works fine ?

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Re: Install Windows XP or Windows/ - After Linux Mint 13

Postby veggen on Fri Jun 15, 2012 8:41 am

Windows will surely destroy Grub, so you'll have to reinstall it afterwards, probably using a live disk/usb. This is a greatly discussed topic, I'm sure you'll find some good tutorials if you search.
Btw, I'm just being curios, what is it that you miss the most from Windows?
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Re: Install Windows XP or Windows/ - After Linux Mint 13

Postby asobczak on Fri Jun 15, 2012 9:58 am

veggen wrote:Btw, I'm just being curios, what is it that you miss the most from Windows?

Yeah, me too!
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Re: Install Windows XP or Windows/ - After Linux Mint 13

Postby Jørn Rudolph on Sat Jun 16, 2012 5:10 am

Well. The risen why I want other systems on my PC is, that I quite forgot I have some CDs and DVDs - who are for Windows ...

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Re: Install Windows XP or Windows/ - After Linux Mint 13

Postby oobetimer on Sat Jun 16, 2012 7:02 am

1. Shrink Mint´s partition if needed using GParted

http://www.youtube.com/user/ILO98120/vi ... ry=gparted

2. Make a ntfs partition(s) for windows. One must be a primary partition.

3. Download SuperGrub2 CD and boot Mint using it after windows installation.

http://www.supergrubdisk.org/category/d ... kdownload/

4. Install windows

5. Restore grub back to MBR (you need to boot Mint using SuperGrub2 or you can restore grub using liveCD also).

sudo grub-install /dev/sdx # where x=HD
sudo os-prober
sudo update-grub


If you restore grub via liveCD, it goes like this:
sudo blkid # tells the media
sudo mount /dev/sdxy /mnt # where x=HD and y=partition
sudo grub-install --boot-directory=/mnt/boot /sdx # where x=HD


You can install and update grub via chrooting also
sudo blkid # tells the media
sudo mount /dev/sdxy /mnt # where x=HD and y=partition
sudo mount --bind /dev /mnt/dev
sudo mount --bind /proc /mnt/proc
sudo mount --bind /sys /mnt/sys
sudo chroot /mnt

os-prober
update-grub
grub-install /dev/sdx # where x= HD
exit

sudo umount /mnt/sys
sudo umount /mnt/proc
sudo umount /mnt/dev
sudo umount /mnt
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Re: Install Windows XP or Windows/ - After Linux Mint 13

Postby Jørn Rudolph on Sun Jun 17, 2012 5:37 am

Thank you very much, oobetimer ...
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