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Old 11-05-2012, 03:20 AM   #1
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Linux Mint install for first time Linux user

Hi All

I have just bought a nettop with Linux installed, that runs with the Linpus distro, and wanted to remove this distro and replace with Linux Mint, as i understand it is easy to use and one of the best.

Whats the best way to remove my old distro and replce with mint?

I want to use the nettop for photos, music & videos.

Thanks in adavance

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-Take backup of any existing important data
-Just insert the mint OS CD/USB, reboot your current OS, and start booting with CD/USB.
-When it asks for disk partitions, first format the whole H/D, so any other OS already existing on it can be completely removed.
-Then use whole H/D for mint installation.
Let's know if you face any challanges during this. Good luck!
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You might want to test it with a live usb/cd/dvd first. See mint forums or
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You might like to download the user guide:
This covers getting, installing, and using Mint.
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This is just a suggestion Mark; but before I installed my distro permanently I read the release notes and the installation manual. I did that first because I did not want any surprises.

Release Notes for Linux Mint 13

Good luck and enjoy Mint!


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