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Moving mint from windows partition to dedicated partition

Postby vkk178 on Fri Nov 30, 2012 2:05 am

I installed Mint 14 on a Win7 partition using mint4Win ,a few days back and I absolutely loving it . I seem to be using Mint more than windows , so I think I want to move the installation from Win 7 partition (20 GB mint root disk) to a dedicated partition ( 30 GB) . Another reason I want to move it to a dedicated partition is to be able to hibernate mint , which I cannot do with a Min4win installtion . Is there any way I can move my installation to a dedicated partition ? Appreciate any help
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Re: Moving mint from windows partition to dedicated partitio

Postby caf4926 on Fri Nov 30, 2012 2:42 am

You really need to install mint properly
Eg: https://docs.google.com/open?id=0B3e0lL ... zVFNGpmd2s
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Re: Moving mint from windows partition to dedicated partitio

Postby vkk178 on Fri Nov 30, 2012 7:15 am

I would have re-installed from scratch ,but Ive got a lot a lot stuff installed and configured . So ideally I would like to just copy this image to a proper partition . Is that possible some way ? I guess it would be useful for folks if they could do the same
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Re: Moving mint from windows partition to dedicated partitio

Postby caf4926 on Fri Nov 30, 2012 8:08 am

Sorry
I don't know how mint4win works
Is it's like wubi in ubuntu?

If you access the complete file system with a real Linux install, you might be able to use 'dd' to image it
But how well it will work I don't know.
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Re: Moving mint from windows partition to dedicated partitio

Postby vkk178 on Fri Nov 30, 2012 9:30 am

Yes mint4win is basically Wubi for mint . dd might work in theory but then there's a lot of of other stuff that goes on . Also not sure of the root.disk file generated by mint4win is a raw image or some sort of modified format
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