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 have dualboot with Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04 LTS installed on my laptop. But I want add Linux Mint 17.
I have downloaded Linux Mint 17 .iso file, burned it on DVD and runned it for testing. But when I choose "install linux mint", there is no option to install alongside Windows and Ubuntu.
A short while ago I installed Linux Mint 15 as dual boot with windows 7 on my laptop, but now I am trying to install Mint 17 over the top of 15, but I am very confused and don't understand what to do after I choose "Other Option" during the installation. I clicked on the relevant drive which had 15 on it, but it tells me "no root file system defined".
Yesterday I messed up my partitions, wanting to replace Ubuntu with Mint. My other partition had Windows 8 on it. I booted Mint from a live USB and started the Mint setup. I selected the option to overwrite Ubuntu with Mint. However before i clicked the Install button I changed my mind and thought it would be a good idea to make a backup of my windows partition.
I had kubuntu running in separate dual-boot lashup. When I booted, Ubuntu came up as the first option. Preparing to install Mint, I deleted the kubuntu partition and created and formatted a mew Mint partition.
I rebooted, and nothing would boot - not even Windows. All I see is a grub-rescue prompt.
I had Mint installed on a usb flash drive, so I stuck it in and rebooted from it.
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.