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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.
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.