Upgrading with daul partion

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Upgrading with daul partion

Postby geardancer on Tue Nov 20, 2007 2:56 pm

Hi All,

I have a dual partition computer with Vista and Ubuntu 7.1 (same hard drive). I want to change my Linux partition to Linux Mint 4.0. My question is: is it better to erase my current Linux partition and load Mint or should I just write over the existing partition. I am concerned about screwing up the boot loader which works just fine right now.

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Re: Upgrading with daul partion

Postby clem on Tue Nov 20, 2007 5:52 pm

You can simply boot from the Mint CD, then select your linux partition as the installation target. This will result in a new dual boot between Linux Mint and Windows Vista.

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Re: Upgrading with daul partion

Postby bill w on Tue Nov 20, 2007 9:31 pm

I would like to add a question to this post if it's ok. I'm hoping to turn a friend on to LInux, but Gutsy has many issues regarding the HP 9000 series. Will Mint be a good option for him? He has already partitioned his hard drive with another partitioner. Will Grub allow this? Thanks. Hope this was not an intrusion.
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Re: Upgrading with daul partion

Postby geardancer on Wed Nov 21, 2007 10:28 am

clem wrote:You can simply boot from the Mint CD, then select your linux partition as the installation target. This will result in a new dual boot between Linux Mint and Windows Vista.

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Thanks for the quick response Clem. I'll be Minting by this weekend.

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Re: Upgrading with daul partion

Postby geardancer on Fri Nov 23, 2007 7:32 pm

Loaded LinuxMint on 11/23 as recommended. Worked just fine. I stumbled through the partion screen but got it figured out.

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