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Old 11-12-2009, 02:31 AM   #1
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windows 7 and linux mint


i have home premium windows 7 64bit, and have tryed to install linux mint within windows, and when its done and i reboot, it allways goes into windows 7...i did get it installed on vista...my thoughts are that linux mint has not installed a boot loader for windows 7, probably will be in the next release.....anyone boot linux mint with windows 7 here?
 
Old 11-12-2009, 02:36 AM   #2
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How you installed linux mint.
Do you have a live CD. Have you given different partition to linux mint or you have installed it inside windows.
 
Old 11-12-2009, 04:07 AM   #3
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How you installed linux mint.
Do you have a live CD. Have you given different partition to linux mint or you have installed it inside windows.
with vista i installed inside windows...it will install on windows 7, just that when it boots, no selection which operating system to boot into...i am thinking windows 7 is just too new yet....but when i try some other method, it will say linux mint is installed, and i would have to uninstall it....but vista computer it went smooth

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Old 11-14-2009, 07:37 AM   #4
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you may find that Mint does work, if you give Mint it's own partition to live in.
btw - it should also work ok, under the M$ O/S, using the windows installer. - mint4win.exe

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Old 11-16-2009, 08:45 PM   #5
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i have home premium windows 7 64bit, and have tryed to install linux mint within windows, and when its done and i reboot, it allways goes into windows 7...i did get it installed on vista...my thoughts are that linux mint has not installed a boot loader for windows 7, probably will be in the next release.....anyone boot linux mint with windows 7 here?
I spent 1 hour googling the same problem and had to settle down with Mint 32 bit because I only wanted to use Mint4win to dual boot with Win 7 Pro.

Right click on Mint4win.exe and check the boxes that "compatibility mode with Vista SP1" and "run as administrator".

Cheers.
 
Old 12-02-2009, 06:39 PM   #6
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You can also use EasyBCD 1.7.2 to setup Win 7 boot loader to boot any Linux distro.
 
Old 12-04-2009, 07:25 AM   #7
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There is no "Mint4win.exe" in Mint8.
- only in Mint 7 or Mint6.

There's a Grub2 issue in Mint8.

But it will return under Mint9 ..

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Old 12-06-2009, 02:16 PM   #8
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thanks everyonel,....great suggestions
 
  


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