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Replacing Ubuntu

Postby NWSmart on Thu Jul 23, 2009 8:54 am

Hi all,

I have been using Ubuntu off and on for a while now and I want to give linuxMint a try.

My machine is currently set to dual boot Ubuntu and Vista via Grub and this works fine.

Previously I have set a separate \home in case I ever had problems or wanted a change. Can any one tell me how to go about removing Ubuntu and installing Mint.

Thanks in advance
Jim
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P.S. I want to end up with a dual boot system with Mint and Vista
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Re: Replacing Ubuntu

Postby Pierre on Thu Jul 23, 2009 9:43 am

Try the obvious - click on the Install button on the liveCD.
- Make sure that you know just which partition that Ubuntu is installed on.
Reboot into Ubuntu if you are not sure.
-> re-use that partition for Mint - using the advanced option in the partitioning dialogue of the installer,
( check the format box)
keeping both your existing /home & existing /swap partitions .

post back how you go .....
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Re: Replacing Ubuntu

Postby RyanB on Thu Jul 23, 2009 9:53 am

Try this if one you want:

Run Mint's installer and in the partitioning section you should see all your partitions both Ubuntu and Vista (noted by sda1/2/3/4 or ntfs). By your post I assume you only have 3 Ubuntu partition, / , swap and /home (correct me if I'm wrong :? )

Choose (double click) your / partition for ubuntu and tell the installer that you want this formatted and mounted as Mint's /
Do the same with swap
For your /home told the installer that you want the partition mounted as /home but DO NOT format it. Click Next and proceed with the installation.

I'm not a guru so this might not work very well for you, but I've tried this on my own and everything worked just fine :D
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Re: Replacing Ubuntu

Postby NWSmart on Thu Jul 23, 2009 10:34 am

Cheers Guys,

I will give this a go when I get home from work and can play with my laptop. I'll get back to you how it went

Jim
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Re: Replacing Ubuntu

Postby NWSmart on Thu Jul 23, 2009 6:39 pm

Hi All,

In the end I chose to install LM7 alongside the other two OS's as I had the disk space to do it and then try out LM7. The installer was well organised for dealing with this (better than I remember the Ubuntu one being)

Thanks for your help
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Re: Replacing Ubuntu

Postby RyanB on Fri Jul 24, 2009 5:39 am

NWSmart wrote:In the end I chose to install LM7 alongside the other two OS's as I had the disk space to do it and then try out LM7


But I'm sure after you tried Mint you wouldn't want going back to Ubuntu :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
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