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Install mint in Windows

Postby luisalmeida on Wed Dec 05, 2012 12:50 pm

I installed linux mint using the intaller in windows that creates a usable instalation of mint like a windows application.

The thing I notice is that every time I login in my mint the configuration, data or applicatons I installed in previous use isen't there. Is a new instalation.

I use in the past this kind of installation on ubuntu and all went fine.

How can I solve this problem?

Thanks

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Re: Install mint in Windows

Postby overthetop on Wed Dec 05, 2012 1:04 pm

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Re: Install mint in Windows

Postby luisalmeida on Wed Dec 05, 2012 9:19 pm

I instaled it on Windows but now wen i reboot dont show the multiboot menu, opens windows directly.

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Re: Install mint in Windows

Postby overthetop on Thu Dec 06, 2012 2:54 pm

Did you change the grub installation options?
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Re: Install mint in Windows

Postby luisalmeida on Thu Dec 06, 2012 3:11 pm

I can't get to that point.

When I installed mint4win in the end the installer proponts to reboot, but insted of rebooting and show the dual boot options, iniciate directly windows.

I folow the sugestions presented on wubi gide but nothing hapensd.

Please sugest something.

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Re: Install mint in Windows

Postby overthetop on Thu Dec 06, 2012 3:41 pm

Try this: http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/20340/how-to-restore-the-wubi-ubuntu-bootloader/.

It talks about Ubuntu and Wubi, but it will work the same way for Linux Mint and Mint4Win.
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Re: Install mint in Windows

Postby luisalmeida on Fri Dec 07, 2012 2:58 pm

Thanks for the tip.

I folow the instructions but while booting it run all drives but not find grldr to boot.

"ERROR: Cannot find GRLDR in all devices."

You can see my configurations in the images attatch.

Can you please help-me?

Thaks

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Re: Install mint in Windows

Postby luisalmeida on Fri Dec 07, 2012 4:08 pm

I made ir work, folow some tips and copy the wubildr.mbr and others to root of D:.

If I understand, after I install for the first time mint4win, to get ir persistent I have to install the application on the desktop and dont change any options on the partition or boot.

Is that right?

In this case can I unnistall the same way the mint4win?

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Re: Install mint in Windows

Postby overthetop on Fri Dec 07, 2012 5:27 pm

luisalmeida wrote:If I understand, after I install for the first time mint4win, to get ir persistent I have to install the application on the desktop and dont change any options on the partition or boot.

Is that right?

Run the installer from the desktop and be sure to choose loop0 for both the target partitin and the grub destination.

luisalmeida wrote:In this case can I unnistall the same way the mint4win?

You can unistall mint4win the normal way you uninstall any windows program from the Programs and Features section of the Control Panel.
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