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    Don't worry, dual booting Linux distros is a mind numbingly simple task. First, take either OS and make a complete, full install. (So that that distro takes up all disk space.) Then just install your second OS, but this time during the boot process just select how much space you want the second OS to have. After that, you have a dual boot system. You will now be able to select either distro in GRUB during boot up.

    Easy right? Hope this helps.

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  • Sounds like the older model of HP laptop will not give issues with UEFI, so should be a fairly simple process. The last one installed will be the default system in GRUB, so install Debian first, then Mint 15. Probably best to partition the hard drive into equal sizes unless you expect to install more programs in one over the other. Boot your live DVD's and go for the install options on each. If you screw up, just start over. I recently installed four different distros on to a 320 GB hard drive (80 GB each) and they all worked fine. If you want to get your feet wet, wade into the pool. ;-)

    Answered by Atanere
    2 years ago
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