jlr1701 wrote:Mint 9 is a huge improvement over Ubuntu 10.04. I would recommend just blowing away your Ubuntu install. That's the easiest option anyway, since you don't have any important data stored on your Linux partition.
I am pretty happy with 10.4, so saying that it is a "huge improvement" is saying quite a bit. What's the best way to blow it away - I can probably just delete the 2 partitions (including the SWAP partition) through Windows 7, which hopefully, will result in free space that Mint 9 will recognize in the installation program.
If you have a better way, let me know.
Well, the reason I say that Mint 9 is a huge improvement over Ubuntu 10.04 is because, just as with the 9.10 release, Ubuntu has a MAJOR nVidia driver bug that for me is a show-stopper. I was not and am not willing to reinstall the video drivers every time I reboot! I was pleasantly surprised to find that Mint 9 gives me no problems at all with the video, so the Mint team did something that squashed that Ubuntu bug. So for me, yeah, Mint is a huge improvement over Ubuntu. But if you haven't had major issues like that, then maybe it's not so huge an improvement... *shrugs*
As far as your partitioning goes, yeah, that should work. Or, you can just tell Mint 9 to reformat those partitions during the installation.
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