"Solved" q's about uninstalling ubuntu to install mint

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"Solved" q's about uninstalling ubuntu to install mint

Postby huntwell » Mon Jan 21, 2008 9:03 pm

I am a recent convert to Linux, and have very little experience with it. A friend recommended Ubuntu, but I have been doing a lot of research and want to make a switch to Mint since I think it may be a little easier to get familiar with Linux through Mint than Ubuntu.

How do I safely uninstall Ubuntu and install Mint in its place? I currently have a dual boot with XP.

I installed Ubuntu with the help of a tutorial, but I have not seen much good info on uninstalling Ubuntu safely so that another Linux distro can be installed.

Any help with this issue would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks in advance.
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Re: q's about uninstalling ubuntu to install mint

Postby Chi » Tue Jan 22, 2008 4:06 am

Hi and welcome

There is a good LinuxMint guide (Daryna) that will help with the install http://www.linuxmint.com/pub/Daryna_User_Guide.pdf. Ubuntu will not need to be uninstalled just install LinuxMint on the same partition(s). The bootloader pretty much takes care of itself (especially with WindowsXP).

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