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Installing Linux Mint to run alongside Windows 7

Link to this post 19 Nov 10

Can you please advise me how to safely install Linux Mint onto my Windows OS System without upsetting the Windows 7 which is already installed Thank you Keith

Link to this post 20 Nov 10

It appears that Mint is no longer an option for the wubi installer that installs a linux based distro within window, so at this point I would recommend looking at resizing you window partition and installing a physical installation of mint on the same box on a new partition.

Link to this post 21 Nov 10

There are two options you can try. You can create a new partition on your harddrive, or if you are using the entire harddrive, resize it as mfillpot suggested, and install mint on that partition.

The second option, which I think is easier, is to install mint on a virtual machine using VMware player. This way, you avoid any complications with partitioning or dual booting.

Link to this post 22 Nov 10

Linux Mint also runs in as a live distro...

You could also get yourself a decent sized USB thumb drive, and install it on the thumb.. (i.e. Live distro with persistent changes).

Link to this post 22 Nov 10

Thank you so much,I will try this.

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