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How to install over old linux partition?

Posted: Wed Aug 19, 2009 11:02 am
by Ax.
I dualboot with Windows Vista. Vista is on the same harddrive as Linux Mint.
I would like to install the new version of Linux Mint over the old Linux Mint-partition but I don't know what I should choose in the partition-part of the installer.

Can anyone help me out?

Re: How to install over old linux partition?

Posted: Wed Aug 19, 2009 11:52 am
by Nicki

Re: How to install over old linux partition?

Posted: Wed Aug 19, 2009 11:59 am
by emorrp1
Actually, that link will not produce the desired effect, since a clean install is always recommended over an upgrade. To do what you want, select manual at the partitioning stage. If you selected one of the default install options last time, you will see only a single partition formatted with ext3. Select this partition > Edit > Format YES, use as / and you're all ready to go, it will delete any data you have stored in your mint home directory. If you have a more complicated partitioning setup, read the how-tos on partitioning here in the forums (usually written by "Fred") for more info.

Re: How to install over old linux partition?

Posted: Wed Aug 19, 2009 12:52 pm
by Ax.
Thank you emorrp1! Installation worked fine! :)