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Old 11-07-2009, 04:55 AM   #1
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Installing a 2nd distro on the same hdd


I've installed Mint 7 on my Toshiba laptop. It works fine. I'd like to try adding another distro from a Live CD. Mint was installed to the whole of my 30 GB HDD and when I try to install gOS the automated system wants to install it over Mint. If I go to manual install and try to create a new partition what size should I leave for Mint (say 10 GB) and do I just create a / mount point for gOS? Any help appreciated.
 
Old 11-07-2009, 05:08 AM   #2
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I've installed Mint 7 on my Toshiba laptop. It works fine. I'd like to try adding another distro from a Live CD. Mint was installed to the whole of my 30 GB HDD and when I try to install gOS the automated system wants to install it over Mint. If I go to manual install and try to create a new partition what size should I leave for Mint (say 10 GB) and do I just create a / mount point for gOS? Any help appreciated.
How much software did you like to install in Mint ?
If you reduce the Space for MINT with 20 GB how much free space is left for MiNT ?
But yeah if you do not install too much in MINT 10 GB should be enough
One mount point is enough if that what you mean ?
 
Old 11-07-2009, 05:42 AM   #3
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Thanks. I'll compromise and split the HDD to 15/15 GB which should be OK. I assume GRUB will create a Dual boot environment?
 
Old 11-07-2009, 08:10 AM   #4
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Thanks. I'll compromise and split the HDD to 15/15 GB which should be OK. I assume GRUB will create a Dual boot environment?
Yes if you install grub in the MBR again it will
 
Old 11-07-2009, 08:32 AM   #5
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Yes if you install grub in the MBR again it will
Just finished and all seems well. The gOS installation routine installed GRUB so I can now dual boot as desired. Very easy, the longest time was downloading the gOS Updates.
 
  


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