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Installing Puppy alongside Mint
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webtarget

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PostPosted: Thu 08 Nov 2012, 17:31    Post subject:  Installing Puppy alongside Mint
Subject description: How to install Puppy alongside an installation of Mint
 

I want to install Puppy alongside my Mint installation. This particular I'm computer I'm installing on only has Mint on it.

I was reading the frugal installation and I noticed that it assumes that Windows is on the computer already.

Are there any issues if Linux is already installed only?

If not, I just want to confirm that when I install Puppy alongside Mint, do I still select hda1, if hda1 is where Mint is installed or do I have to create a separate partition?

Thanks.
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PostPosted: Thu 08 Nov 2012, 17:43    Post subject: Re: Installing Puppy alongside Mint
Subject description: How to install Puppy alongside an installation of Mint
 

webtarget wrote:
I was reading the frugal installation and I noticed that it assumes that Windows is on the computer already.

No it doesn't. Read here.
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If not, I just want to confirm that when I install Puppy alongside Mint, do I still select hda1, if hda1 is where Mint is installed or do I have to create a separate partition?

You can do it either way. The only issue is how to modify your Mint bootloader so it recognizes Puppy. Are you using GRUB2?
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PostPosted: Thu 08 Nov 2012, 18:30    Post subject: Mint Bootloader
Subject description: What bootloader is being used with Linux Mint
 

I have Linux Mint 13 installed. I guess I have grub2 if that's the default bootloader.

If so, how do I configure the bootloader?

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PostPosted: Thu 08 Nov 2012, 19:09    Post subject:  

There is a discussion about GRUB2 here.
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PostPosted: Thu 08 Nov 2012, 19:49    Post subject: Installing Puppy alongside Mint  

That doesn't look good!

I think if it doesn't work for me with frugal installation, I"ll just try the full installation.

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