how to move rom Ubuntu 10.10 to mint 12 on dual boot with W7

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how to move rom Ubuntu 10.10 to mint 12 on dual boot with W7

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I'm running a dual boot (W7 and Ubuntu 10.10 on separate disks) Aspire 6930G and would like to move from Ubuntu 10.10 (now EOL) to the latest version of Mint (I might wait till V13) whilst preserving the dual boot with W7. I would greatly appreciate inputs on how to do this.

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Re: how to move rom Ubuntu 10.10 to mint 12 on dual boot wit

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Well, Actually it's pretty easy. Giventh that you have Ubuntu in a separate drive, just install Ubuntu into that drive and install GRUB (the BootLoader) into the MBR of the drive (you don't have to know what that is, but it presents itself as if it was the whole drive I.E "/dev/sdb" while a partition would be "/dev/sdb1"). If you only modify the drive containing Ubuntu your Windows instalation Windows will not be affected.
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Re: how to move rom Ubuntu 10.10 to mint 12 on dual boot wit

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All current flavors of released Mint use GRUB V2. As part of the installation process, the GRUB configuration will scan your hard drive to identify resident ops. The M12 GRUB should adequately pick up your Windows ops as an option in the GRUB menu..

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Re: how to move rom Ubuntu 10.10 to mint 12 on dual boot wit

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Help: Installing over another distro?

New postby Aging Technogeek on Sun Apr 29, 2012 1:50 pm
When you get to the partition table by selecting "Something Else", instead of deleting the old partition(s) and adding new ones for Mint, just use the "Change" button at the bottom of the table to edit the existing partitions.

Click on a partition you want to replace and click "Change" a partition edit window will open. Leave all partition parameters the same, just click "Format the partition as..." and select your file system choice from the drop down menu. The partition will be formatted (overwriting the existing OS) and the selected Mint partition (root, /home, etc.) will be installed.

For Grub installation, either click on the drop down menu at the bottom of the partitioning page and select the location for Grub installation, or just leave this alone and take the default installation. The default is /dev/sda. This will install Mint's Grub in the mbr over any existing bootloader (Ubuntu Grub, Windows, etc.), and set up the dual boot menu automatically.

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