Install GRUB to Local Partition

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Install GRUB to Local Partition

Postby Bookworm on Tue Jun 16, 2009 11:24 pm

Hi all,

I'd like to install Linux Mint 7, which I've seen and it looks quite beautiful. However, I can't, as I have Windows and OS X on other partitions and they'd both put up a fuss if GRUB were installed to my MBR. I'd like to install Linux Mint with GRUB installed to my local Mint partition, which I will create, instead. Is that possible? I know it is in Ubuntu and other OSes, but I haven't found a way to.

Thanks for all and any help!

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Re: Install GRUB to Local Partition

Postby emorrp1 on Wed Jun 17, 2009 4:20 am

It's hidden away on the advanced button in step 7 (just before install). Note that by doing that, you'd have to add an entry to the windows bootloader to load mint before you can try out the new installation.
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Re: Install GRUB to Local Partition

Postby Bookworm on Wed Jun 17, 2009 11:34 am

As I said, I use rEFIt to boot and it will recognize GRUB on the Linux HD without issue. Thanks very much!
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Re: Install GRUB to Local Partition

Postby Fred on Wed Jun 17, 2009 2:55 pm

Bookworm wrote:
As I said, I use rEFIt to boot...

No... Actually you didn't say that. emorrp1 was only trying to be helpful. :-)

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