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dan_mint
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Untouched GRUB installation

Postby dan_mint » Tue Sep 01, 2009 11:06 am

I am new to LinuxMint and would like to install it along with SuSE 11 on it's own partition. Is it possible to install Mint on a seperat partition keeping the original boot (GRUB) configuration/MBR untouched during installation. My idear was to add Mint after installation to the existing boot menu.
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Re: Untouched GRUB installation

Postby Muzer » Tue Sep 01, 2009 11:10 am

I think in the "Advanced options" just before the installation (on the summary screen) you can choose not to install grub.

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Re: Untouched GRUB installation

Postby altair4 » Tue Sep 01, 2009 11:35 am

In step 7 of the current install there is an "Advanced" button that will ask you where you want to install grub. It's there that you would tell it to install grub to the partition that Mint itself is installed in. For example:

sda1 - SuSE
sda2 - Mint
sda3 - swap

You want Mint's grub to be installed in sda2.
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Re: Untouched GRUB installation

Postby markcynt » Tue Sep 01, 2009 2:13 pm

altair4 wrote:In step 7 of the current install there is an "Advanced" button that will ask you where you want to install grub. It's there that you would tell it to install grub to the partition that Mint itself is installed in. For example:

sda1 - SuSE
sda2 - Mint
sda3 - swap

You want Mint's grub to be installed in sda2.


Yes, install Grub to Mint's root partition.
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Re: Untouched GRUB installation

Postby dan_mint » Wed Sep 02, 2009 9:36 am

Thanks a lot,
I will try it tonight.


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