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Escape from windows

Postby YanOri on Tue Sep 04, 2012 9:16 pm

Hi, I have installed linux mint 13 'Mate' using mint4win (64 bit). Is it possible that i can extract this to a different partition and make it a separate OS which is not inside of windows? (I don't know how i can explain it in a better way). My main reason for installing mint is that if i mess up with one OS, i can still access my files with the other. But now that I've installed it inside windows, I think if i mess up my c drive, linux mint will be affected too (isn't that true?)
Thanks in advance, any help is appreciated.
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Re: Escape from windows

Postby veggen on Wed Sep 05, 2012 4:11 am

I think your best option is to backup what you need, remove Mint and do a clean (full) install. And yes, you're pretty much correct, the whole Mint file system is contained in a couple of files on your existing partition. If you managed to damage it, you'd most probably screw up Mint as well.
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Re: Escape from windows

Postby YanOri on Wed Sep 05, 2012 7:52 am

veggen wrote:I think your best option is to backup what you need, remove Mint and do a clean (full) install. And yes, you're pretty much correct, the whole Mint file system is contained in a couple of files on your existing partition. If you managed to damage it, you'd most probably screw up Mint as well.


Thanks a lot for your reply.
Is it possible to backup the updates and the rest of the apps i have installed?
I have a slow internet connection and its a pain to update the system again :(
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Re: Escape from windows

Postby Pierre on Thu Sep 06, 2012 8:54 am

Is it possible to backup the updates and the rest of the apps i have installed?


use APTonCD - which should, already be installed on your system.
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Re: Escape from windows

Postby YanOri on Thu Sep 06, 2012 11:10 am

Thanks a lot for the info
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