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Old 04-03-2010, 08:48 AM   #1
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Install LinuxMint on Aspire One D250 from OpenSuse


Hi,
i have opensuse 11.2 installed in my AOD250, i want to install linuxmint 8 in a free partition, and dual boot the two linux.
can i do that ?
 
Old 04-03-2010, 08:49 AM   #2
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Welcome to LQ elaich!

Of course you can

If you dont wanna use cd or usb you can also boot mint 8 from the opensuse partition

do you have mint 8 on cd or usb already?
 
Old 04-03-2010, 10:01 AM   #3
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Hi linus72,
yes i have it on usb stick .
 
Old 04-03-2010, 10:05 AM   #4
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OK

then you should easily be able to install it from usb
If you wanna stick with your current opensuse grub setup
tell mint during install not to install grub to mbr but to partition

if you want mint will auto recognize opensuse and you will have boot menu by mint
its your choice really
 
Old 04-03-2010, 10:11 AM   #5
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ok .. i want to keep suse grub in mbr, after installing mint how can i boot to it from the suse grub menu ?
 
Old 04-03-2010, 10:17 AM   #6
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if suse has grub2 just run "update-grub" as root

sudo update-grub

make sure when you get to installer screen you choose manual partitioing
and when you get to screen where it wants to install grub
look for an advanced button and tell it to install grub to partition
sdxx not sdx where sdx is sda, sdxx is sda1

see this too
http://www.howtoforge.com/the-perfec...-mint-8-helena

dig?
 
Old 04-03-2010, 10:19 AM   #7
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this is the pic with grub install
sse the advanced button?
http://images.howtoforge.com/images/...lena/big/9.jpg

and this one, choose manual partitioning and tell mint to install to /
of whatever partition
http://images.howtoforge.com/images/...lena/big/7.jpg

Last edited by linus72; 04-03-2010 at 10:22 AM.
 
Old 04-12-2010, 09:25 AM   #8
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Sorry for being late.

Suse don't have grub 2, and linuxmint on usb didn't make it, it hangs when i boot.

you told me i can install it from my suse partition, how can i do that ?
 
Old 04-12-2010, 09:31 AM   #9
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it would actually be preferable to boot Mint from a live_cd, if you still have the .ISO

then, in the install, point Mint to the vacant partition for its /
& install its grub2 into the Mint partition.

you will have to manually update the suse grub-legacy file.
 
Old 04-12-2010, 09:47 AM   #10
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I have an EEE pc (Aspire One) !!

there is no way to boot from a live cd !!
 
Old 04-12-2010, 11:19 AM   #11
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How are you putting the ISO on the thumb drive?

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How are you putting the ISO on the thumb drive?

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I use UNetbootin
 
  


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