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Old 07-30-2014, 10:50 PM   #1
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LinuxMint17 installation on 2nd Hard Drive - Tutorial Needed

I want to install Linux Mint 17 64x on a second hard drive within my computer.

I have never used Linux and am a Windows 7 Pro user.

Does anyone know of a comprehensive, step by step, written tutorial for Mint 17 which is written for non-Linux users?

Most "How To"s I have found invoke code or Terminal instructions which are useless to a newbie at the installation stage.

Thank You
Old 07-30-2014, 11:00 PM   #2
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To be honest, the best answer is to pull the power from the Win7 drive. Then boot off the Mint CD/USB and just proceed as normal. This isolates the drives completely - no chance of a screw-up. Once it all looks ok (i.e. after a reboot and update to Mint), plug the power back to the Win7 disk, change the BIOS boot order to the Mint disk and reboot.
From a terminal in Mint (you'll be an ace by then ... ), run this command to update the boot menu so you can boot either Mint or Win7
sudo update-grub
you'll need to enter your password for this command - it won't print your password

Last edited by syg00; 07-30-2014 at 11:01 PM. Reason: added the password bit
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Old 07-30-2014, 11:14 PM   #3
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Finally an answer which does not plunge me further into my several ignorances.

Thank You very much SYG 00.


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