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Instaling Linux side by side

Post by rbhabear » Tue Dec 05, 2017 9:34 pm

I was wondering if when I install Mint side by side with windows 10 if I start using Mint and I want to make the full switch can I remove Windows and Only have Mint as the main operating system?
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Re: Instaling Linux side by side

Post by Pierre » Tue Dec 05, 2017 9:42 pm

if you are Technically able to do so,, then it is suggested that you remove the existing HDD,
and replace it with another <new> HDD and install the LinuxMint onto that HDD.

otherwise, you can erase any existing partitions, on that HDD from Gparted, on a Live Environment,
and the create some 2 - 3 partitions, that would suit your proposed situation,
then use the "something else" option in the LinuxMint installer, to point to the new partition(s)
and then click on next, to continue with the actual installation.
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Re: Instaling Linux side by side

Post by NickByford » Tue Dec 05, 2017 10:47 pm

I don't know about Windows 10, but as Pierre has said, it might be wise to change out the hard drive first, as then you'll always have Win 10 to go back to if you need to. Otherwise, Mint will overwrite everything on the disc.

Can't honestly see why you'd want to go back to Win 10 though :?
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