Upgrade from Ubuntu 6.06?

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Upgrade from Ubuntu 6.06?

Postby Kladiator on Fri Dec 22, 2006 11:07 am

I recently installed Ubuntu 6.06 on the second hard disk of an old PC: everything went well but, being completely new to Linux, I have problems with establishing an Internet connection.
I think I will buy in the near future a hardware adsl modem but in the meantime, to be able to view DVD's and listen to MP3s, I thought about switching to Linux Mint.
Is it possible to upgrade from Ubuntu 6.06 to Linux Mint 2.1? And if so, how?
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Postby 900i on Fri Dec 22, 2006 11:21 am

Hi Kladiator, unfortunately at the moment there is no upgrade path, only clean installs.
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Postby Kladiator on Fri Dec 22, 2006 1:25 pm

Hi 900i, thanks for the info, but I have another dumb question: should I uninstall Ubuntu first?
Since my pc dual boots XP and Ubuntu, what happens to the MBR on the master drive, the one with Windows?
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Postby clem on Fri Dec 22, 2006 2:16 pm

Hi,

Although Linux Mint is based on Ubuntu they're different distributions. If you have windows already installed, and you have two free partitions (one for swap and one for mint) you can simply install Linux Mint. It'll recognize your windows installation and put a dual boot menu in the MBR.

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Postby Kladiator on Sat Dec 23, 2006 10:39 am

Hi,

the thing I don't fully understand is this:

if I install Linux Mint on my second hard disk, which is now used 100% by Ubuntu, I guess it will erase and overwrite that OS, but what about the MBR?
Will the Linux Mint installation automatically set up the correct boot option?

I mean, will the Ubuntu option still be available when I boot the PC, even if this distro will not present on my PC anymore?

Thanks.
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Postby clem on Sat Dec 23, 2006 12:34 pm

It will overwrite what Ubuntu put in your MBR before and set a new boot menu which will point to Mint and Windows.

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Postby Kladiator on Sat Dec 23, 2006 1:28 pm

Thank you very much, Clem
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