Hi everyone. I just migrated to Mint from Ubuntu. I was using Ubuntu 9.10 64-bit. Initially I tried to install Debian 5.0.3 64-bit but had problems with Grub, despite telling it to just install Grub to the MBR at install time. Mint 8 worked fine, Mint 9 didn't. I think the theme here is that new distros are using Grub 2 and, for whatever reason, failing to install it in the MBR at install time. So I'm left running Mint 8 for now but I want to upgrade, so here's my plan of action.
I currently have two disks, with Windows 7 on the first and Mint 8 on the second. I intend to install Mint 9 in place of Mint 8, then boot into it from Super Grub Disk on a USB to get around the inevitable Grub problem. Then I'll simply run a grub-install and hopefully have a working, bootable multiboot system again.
Should that work? Is there anything I might have left out? Oh, and to preempt those who might suggest doing an in-place upgrade from 8 to 9 - for one thing, I'm pretty sure I'm running 32-bit 8 and I'd rather switch to 64-bit, plus I want to do this just for the experience and knowledge gained.
Thanks very much in advance!