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Guided installation for dual boot

Postby ewg on Sat Jun 27, 2009 10:27 am

I want to dual boot Vista and Mint 7, But I don't get the option to resize under guided. It just goes to the next step without offering me a resize option. It does ask if I want to boot side by side with Vista. Any suggestions?

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Re: Guided installation for dual boot

Postby ewg on Sat Jun 27, 2009 12:01 pm

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Re: Guided installation for dual boot

Postby DrHu on Sat Jun 27, 2009 12:06 pm

viewtopic.php?f=90&t=13252
--you probably picked use the entire disk, this will wipe out windows and take over the whole drive/partition for Linux

  • Use guided with free space
    --assumes you have some unallocated free space in some partition to install the other OS, that is Linux with windows
  • Use manual mode
    -- to decide on partitions and sizes and mount points, you sorta have to know what you are doing with that method

The safe method
  • Boot Vista
  • Defragment the C: drive
    --if that is the only drive you have, because we need to create some free space
  • In Vista resize the C: drive to allocate some free space for the use of Linux
  • Boot the Linux mint CD
  • Follow the guided partition, and use the largest free space option
    --this will allow you to install Linux mint into the free space on the C: drive that you have already created (in Vista)
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