Install Mint over Ubuntu

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Install Mint over Ubuntu

Postby Nosaji on Sat Nov 21, 2009 1:34 am

I want to install Mint over Ubuntu. Last time I tried to wipe my Ubuntu partition I wrecked my computer. Whatever boot loader Ubuntu installed would error and I coudln't even boot back into windows. I just watend to makie sure I was doing everything correct this time.

Also, how do I reuse the same swap space that I am using for Ubuntu?

Thanks.
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Re: Install Mint over Ubuntu

Postby d0ped on Sat Nov 21, 2009 3:52 am

So are you saying you want to dual-boot or wipe drive and start fresh.

I'm not really understanding your post
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Re: Install Mint over Ubuntu

Postby metroid_maniac on Sat Nov 21, 2009 6:52 am

Nosaji wrote:I want to install Mint over Ubuntu. Last time I tried to wipe my Ubuntu partition I wrecked my computer. Whatever boot loader Ubuntu installed would error and I coudln't even boot back into windows. I just watend to makie sure I was doing everything correct this time.

Also, how do I reuse the same swap space that I am using for Ubuntu?

Thanks.

Run the Linux Mint Live CD, use GParted and delete Ubuntu, Install Linux Mint. This will re-install the bootloader and SHOULD fix the problem.
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Re: Install Mint over Ubuntu

Postby lexon on Sat Nov 21, 2009 11:59 am

I have done this quite a few times with different distros. All I do is select, Take over whole drive.

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