The first thing you'll want to do after that is to update your system to the latest software. Linux mint is easier for newbies, considering the different aspects of this operating system in comparison with ubuntu, or kubuntu. This gives you the opportunity to see how the system works and how it reacts or not :D with your hardware such as wi-fi and graphics. Nice, but we will do it manually. No error reported Apparently the installation succeeded despite the error and warning. A lot of Windows programs will also run in Linux using Wine. Partition type - the Extended partition is in fact a primary partition of a special kind, and it can only contain logical partitions inside it, therefore our three Linux partitions will all be logical.
I hope you found this guide to Linux Mint dual boot with Windows helpful. Understanding of basic Linux concepts and tools I am going to do a small amount of extra linking here, so I apologize in advance. You will also be required to give your system a name, pick out a user-name for yourself, and come up with a password. Grub chain-loads Windows rather than booting it directly. If I try to boot Win7 it just goes black for about 10 secs and comes back to grub. I recently tested various current distros to run on an 32bit eee-pc 1.
When I get to the stage for selecting my area the install fails and wipes my windows partition as well as the ones I have created. And I'm now used to it. Just reboot and try again. Now, if you've done Linux installations before, this step will be familiar and quite easy. Actually, this is more of a summary of what the installer will do. Code: Boot Info Script 0. This is particularly useful if you just want to see what Linux feels like.
No, really - do make sure to back up. Use manual partitioning if at all possible. I wrote this article in Short way Becuase I already wrote complete Guide to Dual bootand this Guide is Slightly similar to that Guide. So if we are not careful about the installation then there are some chances that we mess up with data. It will then prompt you for your password and then ask if you really want to update your system.
Linux Mint installation — complete 11. Before that let me recap you a few things about installing Linux Mint. This ensures a simple and easier installation. Repairing again with the Windows installation cd doesn't make any difference unfortunately. Double-click it and you'll be on your way.
I wonder if linusnoob had more succes? If you don't want to remove your firstly installed mint and install windows as the next, well, its possible but its tricky, including steps to install grub boot loader later manually. This ought to help you find your way around. Third-party software can be automatically download and installed on this step by checking the check-box. For a Windows user, Sparky is light-years ahead of Linux Mint. Now you will be taken through a number of screens to select options like keyboard layout, login credentials etc. I tried a lot of distributions.
All in all I spent over an hour with this because two of the Secunia updates failed and I had to download the new files and install them manually. Having never used this os, I'm really confused about partitions and what nots. Win was still at the bottom of the list except now it won't boot at all. Most likely also, I may have been searching using the wrong or generic search phrases thus resulting in misleading or unnecessary results. At this time, the wizard will continue, allowing you to setup your timezone, user name and password, login options, and a few more details. Click on the unallocated space and then click the New button at the top left to create a new partition.
Your master drive is usually first - i. I think this is likely to happen during the install of windows xp, could you help me to get the correct drivers? The only delay is in boot time that too because you get 10 seconds of buffer time to select between Linux and Windows. No impact on the usability of your system. Before that you may back up all your data to be on the safer side. The recommendation would be to leave the box unchecked for the moment and manually install proprietary software later, after the installation process completes. This is not a problem because Linux distributions do not have any problem being installed or booting from either primary or logical partitions.