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dual boot windows 7 and linux mint

Postby cama10 on Sun Aug 30, 2009 11:15 am

hey i was wondering how to create a dual boot using windows 7 and linux mint 7 i have already used 7 for a while i recently changed to linux and although i love linux i miss somethings about windows (games:P). so i was wondering if there was a way for me to dual boot the two without losing all the stuff i have on linux, and without spending my money. any help would be appreciated.
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Re: dual boot windows 7 and linux mint

Postby DrHu on Sun Aug 30, 2009 2:18 pm

cama10 wrote:hey i was wondering how to create a dual boot using windows 7 and linux mint 7 i have already used 7 for a while i recently changed to linux and although i love linux i miss somethings about windows (games:P)

You would have to reduce the size of Linux's partition (if you used the whole hard drive) in order to install windows; it's the same case if you added Linux to a windows setup (you would reduce windows partition) in order to install Linux into that freed space..

It doesn't matter if the Linux distributions mentioned are not the same as Mint, they will all be setup (dual-booted) in a similar manner, using Grub (the Linux boot loader), such as Ubuntu 9.04 (jaunty) and Linux Mint 7 (gloria): Ubuntu 9.04 is Mint's base, before some Mint customizations..

http://apcmag.com/the_definitive_dualbo ... bystep.htm
--should give you a good overview before the attempt..

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http://netcashingin.blogspot.com/2009/0 ... buntu.html

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