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Question Upgrading Mint 13 to 14

Postby gylnne on Sun Nov 11, 2012 9:53 pm

Hi folks,

I am a linux newbie but after some research decided to install Linux Mint 13 along side my Windows 7. I freed up some
space and made partitions for boot, home, root and swap file and Linux Mint 13 installed without problems.

I want to upgrade to Mint 14 and was just going to overwrite Mint 13 in the partitions I made for it. My question
is will Mint 14 automatically overwrite only what is in those partitions and leave windows 7 alone?

Appreciate any help.

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Re: Question Upgrading Mint 13 to 14

Postby lahirdenganselamat on Sun Nov 11, 2012 10:52 pm

read here first for upgrade tutorial.
Its always good to have separate /home partition, that way, you can install the next OS on the root partition and still have your file(s).
gylnne wrote:will Mint 14 automatically overwrite only what is in those partitions and leave windows 7 alone?

choose the "something else" on the installation process, there you can set the partition to overwrite.
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Re: Question Upgrading Mint 13 to 14

Postby catweazel on Mon Nov 12, 2012 1:16 am

gylnne wrote:I am a linux newbie... My question is will Mint 14 automatically overwrite only what is in those partitions and leave windows 7 alone?


Mint 14 is a release candidate, and while it's not likely to clobber your Windows installation, I wouldn't let a RC near anything valuable, namely my data, let alone near win7.

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Re: Question Upgrading Mint 13 to 14

Postby mintuser on Mon Nov 12, 2012 2:30 am

having said that. how do you upgrade in place through the repos? can anyone help me out pleasE?
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Re: Question Upgrading Mint 13 to 14

Postby gylnne on Wed Nov 14, 2012 6:36 pm

lahirdenganselamat wrote:read here first for upgrade tutorial.
Its always good to have separate /home partition, that way, you can install the next OS on the root partition and still have your file(s).
gylnne wrote:will Mint 14 automatically overwrite only what is in those partitions and leave windows 7 alone?

choose the "something else" on the installation process, there you can set the partition to overwrite.


Yep that tutorial was the first thing I read.:)

And I also chose the "something else" so I could see the partitions I made for linux 13. But I didn't see any place I can "set"
the partitions to overwrite.

Where is that located?

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Re: Question Upgrading Mint 13 to 14

Postby lahirdenganselamat on Fri Nov 16, 2012 3:49 am

gylnne wrote:I could see the partitions I made for linux 13. But I didn't see any place I can "set"
the partitions to overwrite.

Where is that located?


If you can see your linux partition (and you want to overwrite it with mint14), all you have to do is right click on that partition, then assign it to /. Than way, that linux partition will be formatted and mint 14 will be installed on it.
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