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Old 12-23-2012, 06:19 AM   #1
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installing mint along side kubuntu

how can i install mint along side kubuntu?

Grazie mille!
Old 12-23-2012, 08:13 AM   #2
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Just install KDE in Mint instead. Then you can switch between desktop managers each session. That woul be my advice. Mint is already derivated from Ubuntu, why dual boot two distros that are basically the same.


Ok. I re read your post and looks like you have Kununtu in your computer already. So why no just install Mate in kubuntu or Xfce the same programs tha run in Kubuntu also run in Mint

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Hello, welcome to LQ,

in general you can install every Linuxdistribution alongside each other.

Before doing this you would have to consider which of the distributions has the bootloader installed. You should also consider to create a data-partition where you store the data which you want to use from both Linux-systems. For example I have a partition which I boot as /usr/local/public/ on every distribution on my computer.

You should not use one and the same partition for the /home/ directory for both distributions, this would lead to confusion with the configurationfiles for different versions of some applications.

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TroN-0074's suggestion was quite helpful. I installed the mate desktop on my ubuntu setup. And it works fine. Grazie mille!


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