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Newbie Installation Help Needed

Posted: Sun Mar 03, 2013 5:31 pm
by Canadian Meese
Basically, right now I'm using a Ubuntu 11.10 and Windows XP dual boot. I'm interested in switching to Linux Mint, but I have no idea how to get about doing that. Using logic, I've deduced that I should probably get rid of Ubuntu 11.10 first, so that I would be back to only Windows XP. Then I'd just need to download and reconfigure Linux Mint so that I can dual-boot it (I still need my Windows for games haha :) ).

Now, my question(s):

1. How do I go about removing Ubuntu 11.10 from my computer completely, so that I'm back to only Windows XP?
2. Is the Linux Mint istallation simple? I just download and install?
3. How can I configure Linux Mint so that I can dual boot (boot into either Linux Mint or Windows XP)?
4. Is what I want to do even all possible (probably, I'm just starting to increase my knowledge in computers and Linux so!)

I guess that's it for now, thanks in advance to all you Linux fans who would like to help me get started on Mint! :)

Re: Newbie Installation Help Needed

Posted: Sun Mar 03, 2013 5:40 pm
by catweazel
1. How do I go about removing Ubuntu 11.10 from my computer completely, so that I'm back to only Windows XP?


The Mint installer will look after that for you. It will give you an option to replace Ubuntu.

2. Is the Linux Mint istallation simple? I just download and install?


It's best to carefully read what's on the screen while setting the install options, but yes, download and install is essentially it.

3. How can I configure Linux Mint so that I can dual boot (boot into either Linux Mint or Windows XP)?


Again, the Mint installer should do that for you. If it doesn't, the forum is here.

4. Is what I want to do even all possible (probably, I'm just starting to increase my knowledge in computers and Linux so!)


Answered. We're all newbs at one point.