Have: Win7, Linux Mint 17.3, how to add Linux Mint 18.3

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danost
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Have: Win7, Linux Mint 17.3, how to add Linux Mint 18.3

Post by danost » Mon Apr 16, 2018 6:48 am

I have a one tera hard drive on which is installed Windows 7 and LinuxMint 17.3, I boot into each of these via bios, not boot manager.
I'd like to add LinuxMint 18.3 to this drive and as 18.3 is setup and running well, to then uninstall 17.3.
Need instructions to accomplish this addition of 18.3, and
need instructions to later uninstall 17.3
Your good advice will be very much appreciated
Thank you
Dan

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Re: Have: Win7, LinuxMint 17.3, how to add LInuxMint 18.3

Post by danost » Mon Apr 16, 2018 6:51 am

Oops, sorry, forgot: I'm running Cinnamon desktop on 17.3 and have downloaded 18.3 with Cinnamon also, and burned 18.3 to DVD

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Re: Have: Win7, Linux Mint 17.3, how to add Linux Mint 18.3

Post by Pierre » Mon Apr 16, 2018 9:20 am

the bios may not be able to handle booting Three Systems,
& so you may have to boot to an LinuxMint Boot Menu & select the required one from there.

you will, of course, need another Logical Partition to place the new LinuxMint system into.
- do make any necessary adjustments to the HDDs partition layout, from an boot-able Live Environment,
and not from the current / running LinuxMint 17x system . . .

so you could use the new LinuxMint 18x media to make those adjustments,
and install to that newly created partition.
- this new system will auto-detect both existing systems & add them both to it's boot menu.

later on, you can just delete the older LinuxMint 17x partition, from the same boot-able Live Environment,
and then boot back into the new LinuxMint 18x & update it's Grub Boot Menu.
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Re: Have: Win7, Linux Mint 17.3, how to add Linux Mint 18.3

Post by danost » Tue Apr 17, 2018 5:33 am

Thanks so much for this, I hope to try this soon.
Dan

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