thanks for the fast reply!yes I want to install mint along windows 8....I do not like that third option in the Mint Install menu because that is for people who understand ex... [by miguelholandes]
I bought a new Samsung NP470R5E with the intent of installing Linux. Okay, make a bootable USB of Mint 13 KDE since the computer has no CD/DVD drive. Eventually, I figure how to boot from the USB. On startup, I press F2 to enter a BIOS menu.
I have a laptop with win7 x64 on which i was thinking to install Linux Mint 16. From linux Mint i've run the installer and from the installer menu i've choose to replace the free dos with Mint. Now the laptop doesn't boot to linux or win7. My problem is that i had two NTSF partitions and now it says that I have just one ext4.
Having been a Ubuntu user for a while, I switched to Mint 13 recently. All was well until I had to buy a new PC which had Windows 7 - 64bit installed.
It hasn't taken me long to realise how much I dislike it. So I thought I would dual boot using Mint 14 along side Windows 7. I used the Mint 14- 64 bit iso disc and got as far as the Linux Mint desktop. Everything worked great from the CD.
I can't boot my Linux Mint after installation of Windows. First I installed Windows and then installed Linux Mint with the option of "Install along with windows". But after I completed the Mint install only Windows is booting.
I have done some search on the web and found that installing Grub from the Live CD will help on this issue.
I tried to install 4 OS' on my second notebook as quad-boot. Previously, dual boot went fine (XP and Mint Cinnamon) and I could make a spare partition at fat32 or ntfs. The notebook also has a SD card slot, currently using a 16 GB class 10 SD card. The SD card shows up on Mint install so I presume I can use this for swap space (e.g.
I've dual booted Mint and Windows 7, but I'd really like to get rid of Windows all together. And from what I understand, it's not really a true dual boot, but it's actually just running from inside Windows.
So I was wondering if there was a way to install Mint on a blank SSD (in an external enclosure), so I can just later swap it for my HDD.
I hope it is OK to ask Mint questions here. If not, please tell me where I should ask.
I installed the new Mint Cinnamon. It has firefox 12 and I wanted 14, so I opened the software manager and uninstalled it. Now I can not install. I hit the install button and it asks for my password but then does nothing. Same thing with trying to install Opera and Filezilla.