[TUTORIAL] Installing Mint on a Windows 8/8.1/10 Computer

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Re: [TUTORIAL] Installing Mint on a Windows 8/8.1/10 Computer

Postby gold_finger » Tue Oct 04, 2016 8:23 am

JCSenar wrote:
gold_finger wrote:Pick a Mint version to Install:
* Here is a list of all Mint releases: http://www.linuxmint.com/oldreleases.php.

The link does not work. This is the correct link: https://www.linuxmint.com/download_all.php

Thanks for pointing that out -- will fix it.
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Re: [TUTORIAL] Installing Mint on a Windows 8/8.1/10 Computer

Postby jazz albert » Sat Nov 12, 2016 5:31 pm

gold_finger wrote:
JCSenar wrote:
gold_finger wrote:Pick a Mint version to Install:
* Here is a list of all Mint releases: .

The link does not work. This is the correct link:

Thanks for pointing that out -- will fix it.


Is that fixed now or not yet?
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Re: [TUTORIAL] Installing Mint on a Windows 8/8.1/10 Computer

Postby JCSenar » Sun Nov 13, 2016 12:56 am

jazz albert wrote:Is that fixed now or not yet?

Yes.
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Re: [TUTORIAL] Installing Mint on a Windows 8/8.1/10 Computer

Postby aubreyzhang » Tue Dec 13, 2016 4:55 pm

I followed the tutorials to the dot in trying to set up a Windows 8.1/Linux Mint MATE 18 dual boot for a SONY Vaio all-in-one computer without success. The LM installation went through without any problem, but the computer directly boots into Windows without showing the grub menu. I also tried to do boot-repair which gave this URL http://paste2.org/w0jCH6c6 which records all the details about the computer. Hope this helps one figure out what is the problem of the dual install.

I have disabled Windows 8.1 fast startup. Still no success.

I noticed one thing which is a bit odd... While installing LM8, I pick the custom install which allows me to view the partitions. I saw two windows boot manager partitions: sda1 and sda3. sda3 shows that it is fully used while sda1 still have unused space -- I picked sda1 as the boot device. No success. Show I remove one partition? Which one to remove?

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Re: [TUTORIAL] Installing Mint on a Windows 8/8.1/10 Computer

Postby ss_123 » Wed Jan 04, 2017 8:21 pm

I have laptop with windows 10 and UEFI BIOS. But i bought new ssd and i want to fresh install windows 10 and MInt 18 KDE on new ssd.
What do you suggest me to use. UEFI (gtp) or legacy(mbr) bios?

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Re: [TUTORIAL] Installing Mint on a Windows 8/8.1/10 Computer

Postby Kruzer » Sun Jan 15, 2017 3:51 pm

Worked perfectly on my new Dell. Thank you so much for your clarity!

System: Host: kevin-XPS-8910 Kernel: 4.4.0-21-generic x86_64 (64 bit gcc: 5.3.1)
Desktop: KDE Plasma 5.6.5 (Qt 5.5.1) Distro: Linux Mint 18 Sarah
Machine: System: Dell product: XPS 8910 v: 1.0.9
Mobo: Dell model: 0WPMFG v: A00
Bios: Dell v: 1.0.9 date: 09/01/2016
CPU: Quad core Intel Core i5-6400 (-MCP-) cache: 6144 KB
flags: (lm nx sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx) bmips: 21695
clock speeds: max: 3300 MHz 1: 3286 MHz 2: 3277 MHz 3: 3285 MHz
4: 3234 MHz
Graphics: Card-1: Intel Sky Lake Integrated Graphics bus-ID: 00:02.0
Card-2: NVIDIA GK208 [GeForce GT 730] bus-ID: 01:00.0
Display Server: X.Org 1.18.3 drivers: nouveau (unloaded: fbdev,vesa) FAILED: intel
Resolution: 1680x1050@59.88hz, 1920x1080@60.00hz
GLX Renderer: Gallium 0.4 on NV106
GLX Version: 3.0 Mesa 11.2.0 Direct Rendering: Yes
Audio: Card-1 NVIDIA GK208 HDMI/DP Audio Controller
driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 01:00.1
Card-2 Intel Sunrise Point-H HD Audio
driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 00:1f.3
Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k4.4.0-21-generic
Network: Card-1: Intel Wireless 3165 driver: iwlwifi bus-ID: 03:00.0
IF: wlp3s0 state: down mac: <filter>
Card-2: Qualcomm Atheros QCA8171 Gigabit Ethernet
driver: alx port: d000 bus-ID: 04:00.0
IF: enp4s0 state: down mac: <filter>
Drives: HDD Total Size: 1000.2GB (0.8% used)
ID-1: /dev/sda model: TOSHIBA_DT01ACA1 size: 1000.2GB
Partition: ID-1: / size: 38G used: 5.5G (16%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda6
ID-2: /home size: 373G used: 117M (1%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda8
ID-3: swap-1 size: 1.98GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/sda7
RAID: No RAID devices: /proc/mdstat, md_mod kernel module present
Sensors: System Temperatures: cpu: 29.8C mobo: 27.8C gpu: 41.0
Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A
Info: Processes: 215 Uptime: 0 min Memory: 480.3/7887.1MB
Init: systemd Gcc sys: 5.4.0
Client: Shell (bash 4.3.421) inxi: 2.2.35
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Re: [TUTORIAL] Installing Mint on a Windows 8/8.1/10 Computer

Postby NicoLoco » Sun Jan 29, 2017 8:08 am

Worked very well on my Thinkpad E460
Thank you

Linux Mint 18.1 Serena CInnamon

System: Host: xxxx Kernel: 4.4.0-53-generic x86_64 (64 bit gcc: 5.4.0)
Console: tty 1 Distro: Linux Mint 18.1 Serena
Machine: System: LENOVO (portable) product: 20ETA05KAU v: ThinkPad E460
Mobo: LENOVO model: 20ETA05KAU v: SDK0J40709 WIN
Bios: LENOVO v: R00ET47W (1.22 ) date: 09/18/2016
CPU: Dual core Intel Core i7-6500U (-HT-MCP-) cache: 4096 KB
flags: (lm nx sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx) bmips: 10367
clock speeds: max: 3100 MHz 1: 499 MHz 2: 499 MHz 3: 499 MHz
4: 499 MHz
Graphics: Card-1: Intel Sky Lake Integrated Graphics bus-ID: 00:02.0
Card-2: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD/ATI] Topaz XT [Radeon R7 M260/M265]
bus-ID: 03:00.0
Display Server: X.org 1.18.4 drivers: ati,intel,amdgpu (unloaded: fbdev,vesa,radeon)
tty size: 80x24 Advanced Data: N/A out of X
Audio: Card Intel Sunrise Point-LP HD Audio
driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 00:1f.3
Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k4.4.0-53-generic
Network: Card-1: Intel Ethernet Connection I219-V
driver: e1000e v: 3.2.6-k bus-ID: 00:1f.6
IF: enp0s31f6 state: up speed: 1000 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter>
Card-2: Intel Wireless 8260 driver: iwlwifi bus-ID: 01:00.0
IF: wlp1s0 state: down mac: <filter>
Drives: HDD Total Size: 256.1GB (8.9% used)
ID-1: /dev/sda model: SAMSUNG_MZ7TY256 size: 256.1GB
Partition: ID-1: / size: 20G used: 5.9G (33%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda5
ID-2: /home size: 140G used: 84M (1%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda7
ID-3: swap-1 size: 17.18GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/sda6
RAID: No RAID devices: /proc/mdstat, md_mod kernel module present
Sensors: System Temperatures: cpu: 37.0C mobo: N/A
Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: 0
Info: Processes: 216 Uptime: 36 min Memory: 1072.3/7866.5MB
Init: systemd runlevel: 5 Gcc sys: 5.4.0
Client: Shell (bash 4.3.461) inxi: 2.2.35

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Re: [TUTORIAL] Installing Mint on a Windows 8/8.1/10 Computer

Postby db3 » Fri Mar 03, 2017 9:00 pm

Hi,

I have a Mint 18.1 setup and was thinking of dual booting Windows 10 in order to run some software I'm interested in (and won't run under wine). At any rate, it seems most tutorials cover adding linux to a windows installation, not the other way around. Although, an earlier reply suggested its possible with some fiddling. I was wondering if anyone knew of a tutorial that may cover some of that fiddling. I was just going to put windows on a 60GB SSD I'm not using and editing grub to see it, but that seems overly simplistic. Anyway, any direction or pointers would be great.

Thanks!

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Re: [TUTORIAL] Installing Mint on a Windows 8/8.1/10 Computer

Postby Spearmint2 » Sat Mar 04, 2017 9:43 am

You have the best approach. Put windows onto a different drive and then run update grub program to add it. Other option would be running windows under linux in a Virtual Box, but if you change one thing in VBox settings after installing it, the windows system will fail for activation.
All things go better with Mint. Mint julep, mint jelly, mint gum, candy mints, pillow mints, peppermint, chocolate mints, spearmint,....

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Re: [TUTORIAL] Installing Mint on a Windows 8/8.1/10 Computer

Postby db3 » Sat Mar 04, 2017 7:56 pm

Ok, thanks. I'll give it a shot and see what happens. :)

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Re: [TUTORIAL] Successful installation in new ASUS laptop alongside WIndows 10

Postby MintIceWater » Sun Apr 23, 2017 2:34 pm

After a few days investigating how to get linux mint installed in a new laptop I ran into this post. The solution worked for me without problems.

Notes:
* Shrinked 2 volumes in windows 10 (one in the ssd, one in the hdd)
* I partitioned the drives through the Linux Mint installer (I didn't use GParted)
* Placed root in the ssd
* Placed /home in the hdd
* Placed swap in the hdd
* Disabled Secure boot in the BIOS.
* Booted windows and performed a shutdown ("Shutdown /s /t 0" in the command prompt)

This is my system information:

System: Host: <myUserWasHere>-Q504UAK Kernel: 4.4.0-53-generic x86_64 (64 bit gcc: 5.4.0)
Desktop: Cinnamon 3.2.6 (Gtk 3.18.9-1ubuntu3.1) Distro: Linux Mint 18.1 Serena
Machine: System: ASUSTeK (portable) product: Q504UAK v: 1.0
Mobo: ASUSTeK model: Q504UAK v: 1.0 Bios: American Megatrends v: Q504UAK.300 date: 08/29/2016
CPU: Dual core Intel Core i7-7500U (-HT-MCP-) cache: 4096 KB
flags: (lm nx sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx) bmips: 11615
clock speeds: max: 2701 MHz 1: 1300 MHz 2: 400 MHz 3: 2000 MHz 4: 2700 MHz
Graphics: Card: Intel Device 5916 bus-ID: 00:02.0
Display Server: X.Org 1.18.4 drivers: intel (unloaded: fbdev,vesa) Resolution: 1600x900@60.00hz
GLX Renderer: Mesa DRI Intel Kabylake GT2 GLX Version: 3.0 Mesa 11.2.0 Direct Rendering: Yes
Network: Card-1: Intel Wireless 8260 driver: iwlwifi bus-ID: 02:00.0
IF: wlp2s0 state: up mac: <filter>
Card-2: Atmel usb-ID: 001-004
IF: null-if-id state: N/A speed: N/A duplex: N/A mac: N/A
Drives: HDD Total Size: 1128.2GB (7.5% used) ID-1: /dev/sda model: SanDisk_SD8SNAT1 size: 128.0GB
ID-2: /dev/sdb model: ST1000LM035 size: 1000.2GB
Partition: ID-1: / size: 20G used: 5.2G (29%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda6
ID-2: /home size: 337G used: 2.6G (1%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sdb4
ID-3: swap-1 size: 32.00GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/sdb3
RAID: No RAID devices: /proc/mdstat, md_mod kernel module present
Sensors: System Temperatures: cpu: 34.0C mobo: N/A
Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A
Info: Processes: 197 Uptime: 2:34 Memory: 1502.1/15931.1MB Init: systemd runlevel: 5 Gcc sys: 5.4.0
Client: Shell (bash 4.3.461) inxi: 2.2.35

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Re: [TUTORIAL] Installing Mint on a Windows 8/8.1/10 Computer

Postby Cliff » Thu Sep 21, 2017 6:47 pm

Thanks gold_finger for the tutorial. I was active with MS up until XP, which is when I discovered Ubuntu & Mint so the tutorial was a great reference & help.
I just installed Mint 18.2 on my 84 year old Aunt's Dell Laptop 15-5000 with no problems at all by following your well written tutorial.
The only thing I could add is that using windows to shrink the MS System I could only shrink it by 50%, which was OK, the drive was 1 TB so I had half of that available.

Here is info:
damaris@Robert ~ $ inxi -Fxz
System: Host: Robert Kernel: 4.8.0-53-generic x86_64 (64 bit gcc: 5.4.0)
Desktop: Cinnamon 3.4.3 (Gtk 3.18.9-1ubuntu3.3)
Distro: Linux Mint 18.2 Sonya
Machine: System: Dell (portable) product: Inspiron 5567
Mobo: Dell model: 0TG2KG v: A00
Bios: Dell v: 1.1.3 date: 05/26/2017
CPU: Dual core Intel Pentium 4415U (-HT-MCP-) cache: 2048 KB
flags: (lm nx sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx) bmips: 9200
clock speeds: max: 2200 MHz 1: 648 MHz 2: 1147 MHz 3: 663 MHz
4: 699 MHz
Graphics: Card: Intel Device 5906 bus-ID: 00:02.0
Display Server: X.Org 1.18.4 drivers: intel (unloaded: fbdev,vesa)
Resolution: 1366x768@60.00hz
GLX Renderer: Mesa DRI Intel Kabylake GT1
GLX Version: 3.0 Mesa 12.0.6 Direct Rendering: Yes
Audio: Card Intel Device 9d71 driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 00:1f.3
Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k4.8.0-53-generic
Network: Card-1: Qualcomm Atheros Device 0042
driver: ath10k_pci bus-ID: 01:00.0
IF: wlp1s0 state: up speed: N/A duplex: N/A mac: <filter>
Card-2: Realtek RTL8101/2/6E PCI Express Fast/Gigabit Ethernet controller
driver: r8169 v: 2.3LK-NAPI port: e000 bus-ID: 02:00.0
IF: enp2s0 state: down mac: <filter>
Card-3: Atheros usb-ID: 001-005
IF: null-if-id state: N/A speed: N/A duplex: N/A mac: N/A
Drives: HDD Total Size: 1500.3GB (34.9% used)
ID-1: /dev/sda model: WDC_WD10JPVX size: 1000.2GB
ID-2: USB /dev/sdb model: HD size: 500.1GB
Partition: ID-1: / size: 20G used: 5.1G (29%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda7
ID-2: /home size: 423G used: 20G (5%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda9
ID-3: swap-1 size: 8.39GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/sda8
RAID: No RAID devices: /proc/mdstat, md_mod kernel module present
Sensors: System Temperatures: cpu: 36.0C mobo: N/A
Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A
Info: Processes: 209 Uptime: 17 min Memory: 621.5/3850.2MB
Init: systemd runlevel: 5 Gcc sys: 5.4.0
Client: Shell (bash 4.3.481) inxi: 2.2.35
damaris@Robert ~ $


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