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Old 12-09-2015, 05:46 AM   #1
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Installing Mint in a separate partition?

Previously I have installed mint automatically to run with windows 10 but I would now like to install it on a partition of my choice. Could anyone tell me the procedure.
Many thanks, Benbow
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Do you mean you want to create a partition for it or you want to overwrite an existing partition? If a new one, the general idea is you shrink Windows 10 first (from Windows!), then you begin the install and allow it to use the largest free space or some such option. It will then automatically partition. If you are replacing one, all you have to do is use the installer to make that the / partition. These are the simple instructions. If you want more detail, you'll have to explain more what you are doing.
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If your windows 10 is installed using the entire disk, the first thing you should do is shrink the partition in windows using Disk Management to make unallocated space for Mint. During the install of Mint, select the Something Else option which is the manual install. You should also verify that windows 10 is using UEFI because if it is, you must also install Mint UEFI. The link below to the explanation for Ubuntu explains dual booting and UEFI. Mint uses the Ubuntu installer so the information should apply.
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I think we need to find out exactly what you did Brianret. Please tell us how you installed mint and how this new install would be different.


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