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Mint dualboot

Postby demoka on Wed Jun 17, 2009 11:35 pm

I would like to try PclinuxOS alongside Mint ,what are the steps or VirtualBox installation is a better option?
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Re: Mint dualboot

Postby fwc on Thu Jun 18, 2009 12:23 am

I don't think PCLinuxOS works in virtualbox http://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Guest_OSes. To dual boot, it should be pretty simple. You can probably boot off a PCLinuxOS CD and start the installation that way(this is a list of instructions http://www.pclinuxos.com/wiki/index.php/Installation). You may want to put it in another partition to avoid confusion and writing over the similar folders but I'm not sure it matters.
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Re: Mint dualboot

Postby altair4 on Thu Jun 18, 2009 7:01 am

I have PCLinuxOS installed in VBox.

Before you dualboot with PCLOS you might want to read this:
viewtopic.php?f=46&t=25619&start=0&st=0&sk=t&sd=a#p149651
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Re: Mint dualboot

Postby Aging Technogeek on Thu Jun 18, 2009 8:40 am

If you read the post altair4 referenced in his post, you should read this too for the final outcome.

viewtopic.php?f=90&t=26568#p155274

PCLOS does not play nice with other distros.
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Re: Mint dualboot

Postby altair4 on Thu Jun 18, 2009 8:46 am

Aging Technogeek, That's the post I was originally looking for. Sorry for not finding the right one :oops:
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Re: Mint dualboot

Postby Aging Technogeek on Thu Jun 18, 2009 12:12 pm

altair4,

This way he gets the whole story.
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