(SOLVED) Keep my files and install Mint on an ex-Windows partition

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(SOLVED) Keep my files and install Mint on an ex-Windows partition

Postby ovisergiu » Tue Nov 07, 2017 1:49 pm

I'm sorry, but I do not know what to choose at the Installation type when installing Linux Mint.
On the laptop I have the old Windows 7 (the C partition) and another NTFS partition with all my documents. I wish I can keep my partition with my files and I want to install Mint on the Windows 7 partition. I do not need Windows anymore.
How do I do that? Even though it's plain English at the Installation type step, I do not know what option to choose.
Thank you!
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Re: Keep my files and intsall Mint on an ex Windows partition

Postby JerryF » Tue Nov 07, 2017 2:24 pm

If I were in your place, I would first prepare the partitions with GParted.

Let's take a look at how your disk is currently set up. With your live DVD/USB started, open a Terminal window and post the results of this command:

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lsblk

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Re: Keep my files and intsall Mint on an ex Windows partition

Postby ovisergiu » Tue Nov 07, 2017 3:13 pm

Hey, JerryF!
I eventually tried another thing...
I chose ”Something else”, I have deleted the Windows 7 C partition using the ”minus sign” and the other small partition that was afiliated with the C partition.
They both became a ”free space”.
I create a new ext 4 journaling partition, set it to Primary and also I have created a swap partition that has around 6 GB... With these things I started the installation.
Everything went fine... Now my laptop it's much more faster than Windows 7. I am satisfied. :)

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Re: Keep my files and intsall Mint on an ex Windows partition

Postby JoeFootball » Tue Nov 07, 2017 3:26 pm

ovisergiu wrote:... partition with all my documents. I wish I can keep my partition with my files ...

Before you install, make sure to have off-disk backups of your files, for all the reasons you can't think of. :)

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Re: Keep my files and intsall Mint on an ex Windows partition

Postby JerryF » Tue Nov 07, 2017 6:02 pm

ovisergiu wrote:...
Everything went fine... Now my laptop it's much more faster than Windows 7. I am satisfied. :)

Good to hear!
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