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Install Mint 16 alongside Mint 14

Posted: Sun Dec 01, 2013 12:27 pm
by RodneyLee
I booted to a live session from USB of Mint 16 (dvd would only boot to Grub) clicked on install
only options I got was to erase Ubuntu 12.10 (on its own HDD) or erase everything 12.10 and Mint 14 (both on seperate HDD's)
no options for installing along side (I want to install alongside Mint 14)

other did seem to give me anything but partitioning option which I would be unsure of what being correct to do

-R

Re: Install Mint 16 alongside Mint 14

Posted: Sun Dec 01, 2013 1:13 pm
by Fornhamfred
Install gparted from software manager and check the drive on which you have Mint 14 installed. Do you have it setup with a separate home partiton or all on one?

Re: Install Mint 16 alongside Mint 14

Posted: Sun Dec 01, 2013 2:14 pm
by Reorx
I think that the install routine looks at your system and then, based on what it sees, will offer you some choices... I believe, in order to be offered an "along side" choice, you have to have unallocated space sufficient for the installation.

Gparted is included in every Mint Live iso... boot your live Mint 16 USB and start Gparted. Take a screenshot and post it here. You should be able to shrink a partition or 2 to make room for the Mint 16 installation... :)

Re: Install Mint 16 alongside Mint 14

Posted: Sun Dec 01, 2013 2:30 pm
by RodneyLee
Plenty of room for Alongside install 377 gigs free, not sure how to up an image here, thinking about trying with other drives unplugged?
[img]file:///home/rj/Desktop/Screenshot%20from%202013-12-01%2011:24:13.png[/img]

Re: Install Mint 16 alongside Mint 14

Posted: Sun Dec 01, 2013 3:03 pm
by Reorx
Unplugging drives definitely a good idea.

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Re: Install Mint 16 alongside Mint 14

Posted: Mon Dec 02, 2013 9:59 am
by RodneyLee
Thanks didn't notice that before, I finely got mint 16 installed to a resized drive, updated grub2 and it won't boot, will try again after I wake up and post what it says, just happy I didn't overwrite my main drive...

Re: Install Mint 16 alongside Mint 14

Posted: Mon Dec 02, 2013 10:52 am
by Reorx
The Gparted image that you posted looks like a default install on the "whole drive". There isn't anything along side of anything else there...

Re: Install Mint 16 alongside Mint 14

Posted: Mon Dec 02, 2013 11:20 pm
by RodneyLee
That was prior to the Mint 16 install, here is a new pic

Re: Install Mint 16 alongside Mint 14

Posted: Tue Dec 03, 2013 12:05 am
by Reorx
OK, that's a side by side installation... but I don't see a swap partition... So I am assuming that the installation spans multiple drives. That is beyond my experience level... your question has changed... it might be an idea to post a new topic with a more approptiate title...

Re: Install Mint 16 alongside Mint 14

Posted: Tue Dec 03, 2013 1:05 am
by WharfRat
RodneyLee,

Do either of those installations boot :?:

Is sdc an internal or external drive :?:

Are you going to keep Mint 14 :?:

Re: Install Mint 16 alongside Mint 14

Posted: Tue Dec 03, 2013 8:42 am
by RodneyLee
I would like to keep M14 until I know M16 works with software I use now, the installer didn't make a swap drive during installation, no idea why not
its an internal drive, 14 boots fine (is on differant drive) other drive shown only hold VMware image, I have 3 internal HDD's and 1 external

-R

Re: Install Mint 16 alongside Mint 14

Posted: Tue Dec 03, 2013 10:01 am
by WharfRat
RodneyLee,

The installer probably didn't create a swap because it's using Mint 14's swap partition. I'm assuming that the installer installed grub to sdc, it should default to the drive you're installing to.

If you're going to remove Mint 14 in the near future then you probably want to get Mint 16's grub menu working. What you'll have to try is chrooting to 16 from 14 and install and update grub.

Boot Mint 14 then in the term:

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sudo -i

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mount /dev/sdc2 /mnt 

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mount -t proc none /mnt/proc

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mount --rbind /sys /mnt/sys

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mount --rbind /dev /mnt/dev

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/usr/sbin/chroot /mnt /bin/bash

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source /etc/profile

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export PS1="\[\033[1;33m\]chroot to ->\[\033[1;31m\](system) #\[\e[0m\] "
Now you should be in the Mint 16 system and be able to install grub.

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/usr/sbin/grub-install /dev/sda

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/usr/sbin/update-grub

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exit

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reboot
Good luck :wink:

Re: Install Mint 16 alongside Mint 14

Posted: Tue Dec 03, 2013 11:31 am
by RodneyLee
well almost got there

rj-M68MT-S2P ~ # mount /dev/sdc2 /mnt
rj-M68MT-S2P ~ # mount -t proc none /mnt/proc
rj-M68MT-S2P ~ # mount --rbind /sys /mnt/sys
rj-M68MT-S2P ~ # mount --rbind /dev /mnt/dev
rj-M68MT-S2P ~ # /usr/sbin/chroot /mnt /bin/bash
rj-M68MT-S2P / # source /etc/profile
rj-M68MT-S2P / # export PS1="\[\033[1;33m\]chroot to ->\[\033[1;31m\](system) #\[\e[0m\] "
chroot to ->(system) # /usr/sbin/grub-install /dev/sda
source_dir doesn't exist. Please specify --target or --directory

Re: Install Mint 16 alongside Mint 14

Posted: Tue Dec 03, 2013 12:56 pm
by WharfRat
RodneyLee,

I've never encountered that error before :? What does this return

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which grub-install

Re: Install Mint 16 alongside Mint 14

Posted: Tue Dec 03, 2013 1:27 pm
by RodneyLee
rj@rj-M68MT-S2P ~ $ which grub-install
/usr/sbin/grub-install
rj@rj-M68MT-S2P ~ $


I believe Gurb2 is on my ubuntu 12.04 drive, least that is where I last updated it from, to get Mint 16 to show up

Re: Install Mint 16 alongside Mint 14

Posted: Tue Dec 03, 2013 1:33 pm
by WharfRat
One more check - paste back the output of

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dpkg -S $(which grub-install)

Re: Install Mint 16 alongside Mint 14

Posted: Tue Dec 03, 2013 1:37 pm
by RodneyLee
rj@rj-M68MT-S2P ~ $ dpkg -S $(which grub-install)
diversion by lupin-support from: /usr/sbin/grub-install
diversion by lupin-support to: /usr/sbin/grub-install.real
grub2-common, lupin-support: /usr/sbin/grub-install

Re: Install Mint 16 alongside Mint 14

Posted: Tue Dec 03, 2013 2:00 pm
by WharfRat
RodneyLee,

Everything looks fine so I can't explain the source_dir doesn't exist message.

Try exiting the chroot and reinstall grub from Mint 14 - if unsure just reboot to 14.

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sudo /usr/sbin/grub-install /dev/sda

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sudo /usr/sbin/update-grub

Re: Install Mint 16 alongside Mint 14

Posted: Tue Dec 03, 2013 2:12 pm
by RodneyLee
rj@rj-M68MT-S2P ~ $ sudo /usr/sbin/update-grub
Generating grub.cfg ...
Found linux image: /boot/vmlinuz-3.7.0-7-generic
Found initrd image: /boot/initrd.img-3.7.0-7-generic
Found memtest86+ image: /boot/memtest86+.bin
Found Ubuntu 12.10 (12.10) on /dev/sdb1
Found Linux Mint 16 Petra (16) on /dev/sdc2
done

rebooting now to try it

Re: Install Mint 16 alongside Mint 14

Posted: Tue Dec 03, 2013 2:19 pm
by RodneyLee
No difference..., I run mint 14 most the time, lost compatibility with VMwarePlayer for some reason so have to use Ubuntu 12.04 just for that
Grub Menu didn't change makes me wonder if it needs to be uninstalled from U12.04 first (grub that is)