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Finally installed!

Posted: Sat Jan 12, 2008 5:49 pm
by mosslack
After several attempts, I was finally able to get Linux Mint installed... er at least I think it is Linux Mint. The reason I say this is because after reading all the nightmare posts on problems installing I too had many, many problems with the installer. Simply put, unless you let it install to the MBR you might as well forget it. Ubuntu was the same for me so I knew what I had to do. Using the alternate Ubuntu installer CD I went in and installed Lilo onto the root partition. Of course this installed the base system for Ubuntu as well, so I am currently running a hybrid Ubuntu/Mint install. After much reading about the installer I realize this is Ubuntu issue, so I plan to do some complaining on the Ubuntu forums about this as well. My question is this, is there an easier way to install grub or lilo to the root partition for Mint or Ubuntu? For those of us who run several different OSes on their systems, it would be a pleasant change to have something be easy for a change when it comes to Linux.

Just a message from Doug...

Re: Finally installed!

Posted: Sat Jan 12, 2008 8:32 pm
by Chi

There is generally a way of loading the bootloader onto the root install partition (in LinuxMint, it is at the final stage of confirming details of the install, by selecting the Advanced button).

From there chainloading is the easilest way. I have 4 different OSes installed and this makes things sooo easy when I distro hop.

Re: Finally installed!

Posted: Sat Jan 12, 2008 9:13 pm
by merlwiz79
It is the last stage before the installation.
Hit the advanced to change where to install it.
Here is a guide to install lilo from the Live CD: