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    Question How to boot Linux Mint 9 alongside Windows 7

    I want someone to give me detailed description of "How to boot Linux Mint 9 alongside Windows 7".
    The problem I am having is that when I booted Linux mint first, it makes 3 primary partitions and thereafter when I tried to boot win7, it required to make another 2 primary partitions but it showed an error that only four primary partitions can be made.
    So then I removed linux mint and booted Win7 first(it created 2 primary partitions,1 for windows and 1 system reserved) and after that when I booted with linux mint, I was unable to create the required 3 primary partitions.
    I somehow once Installed the both, and at the startup a green graphical interface appears to choose which OS to load, but I want the non-graphical black screen interface like windows for choosing which OS to load.
    So please give me the detailed description about that.
    I have a 320GB HDD.
    I want to install both the OS at different partitions and atleast two more partitions for storing my data.

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    Default Re: All "which distro should I choose?" queries here.

    1. install windows first in primary partition
    2. use extended partition to install mint
    3. google
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    Default Re: All "which distro should I choose?" queries here.

    Installing Linux Mint 9 64bit Dual Boot with Windows 7 Tutorial // Current
    Remove Linux Mint and wipe out the entire hard disk. Install Windows 7 on the PRIMARY partiton and Linux mint on the EXTENDED partition. Use Linux Mint Installer's Partition Manager to do this. Try some partition guides before you lean on to this Dual-Boot stuff.
    How To Dual Boot
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    Default Re: All "which distro should I choose?" queries here.

    Quote Originally Posted by SyGeek View Post
    Installing Linux Mint 9 64bit Dual Boot with Windows 7 Tutorial // Current
    Remove Linux Mint and wipe out the entire hard disk. Install Windows 7 on the PRIMARY partiton and Linux mint on the EXTENDED partition. Use Linux Mint Installer's Partition Manager to do this. Try some partition guides before you lean on to this Dual-Boot stuff.
    How To Dual Boot
    The problem I'm having is that I have all my important data on a 150GB partition and I want to avoid formatting the whole disk. And there is a 1GB of partition that I am unable to use that previously contained some lenovo files but I deleted that partition so that I could merge it with all other partitions but it couldn't be merged with the free space.
    And I also want to know that on which partition should I install the Linux mint loader? so that at the start up I want a non-graphical black interface showing all the OS installed.

    How To Dual Boot
    I hope the EasyBCD app provided in the link will do the same for Linux Mint 9 too, '
    I haven't tried it yet due to exams, but will try it and share whether it works or not.

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    Default Re: All "which distro should I choose?" queries here.

    Just shrink that 150GB partition if it isn't full..
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    Default Re: All "which distro should I choose?" queries here.

    how much disk space will linux require ???? just the installed os??
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    Default Re: All "which distro should I choose?" queries here.

    Including / and /swap, 8-10GB would be fine.

    Though it'll be covered within 4GB, but still I recommend around 10GB if you want to use it daily basis, as updates, diff apps, /home will also get included.
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    thanks.

    and which version?

    IS IT HARD TO USE???
    IT IS A GUI BASED ONE ?? (IT IS, I KNOW ) BUT IS IT GOOD FOR NOOBS??
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    Default Re: All "which distro should I choose?" queries here.

    If you are first time linux user then I recommend Ubuntu or Linux Mint.

    It's not hard, but if you are moving from windows for first time, it may seem odd for you for few days. But after that everything will be alright.
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    Ok
    where can i download these??
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    Thanks
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    Default Re: All "which distro should I choose?" queries here.

    Quote Originally Posted by mastercool8695 View Post
    Thanks
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    I have installed the Linux Mint and I have a MTS Mbrowse data card. But the data card runs from the application which can not be run on linux mint as its set up file is in .exe format.
    Suggest me the alternatives to be able to use the data card on Linux mint also.

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    Default Re: All "which distro should I choose?" queries here.

    this should help
    [SOLVED] MTS Mblaze(mobile broadband internet) - Ubuntu Forums

    let me know if this works, i planning to buy MTS Mblaze in few days

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    Red face Problem Solved for Connecting MTS MBrowse/MBlaze in Linux

    Quote Originally Posted by nims11 View Post
    this should help
    [SOLVED] MTS Mblaze(mobile broadband internet) - Ubuntu Forums

    let me know if this works, i planning to buy MTS Mblaze in few days
    No that didn't worked!
    But Finally I have found the solution myself yesterday after googling it for so long!
    I have copied all the important steps into one file and attaching it here.
    For MTS MBrowse change the password to : 123
    For MTS MBlaze password is given in the file: mts
    Attached Files Attached Files

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    Default Re: All "which distro should I choose?" queries here.

    once you connect to the Internet in Linux, and apply the recommended updates particularly the" list of mobile operators" package, then you will no longer need to connect using terminal as suggested in the file attached by me.
    Because the new updates include MTS MBlaze in its list of operators, so you can configure using that.
    But for MTS MBrowse you will still have to use the terminal for connecting to the Internet, so better create the launcher for that!

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    Good job imharish15.

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    Default Re: All "which distro should I choose?" queries here.

    For desktops, it has to be a tossup between ubuntu (for its wide hardware support) & derivatives, Fedora or Open Suse. (strictly from my experience).

    Laptops though is another issue. With my current DV6 laptop, I am yet to find a linux distro that works with the RALINK 3090 wifi chip out of the box. There's always a manual installation of the driver involved. So the best thing to do is to load a Live CD session and check if you are able to CONNECT to a wireless network successfully.

    Most of the time, the networks will be shown up fine, but you will never be able to connect to them

    For netbooks, I would recommend Puppy Linux on an SD card. Saves a ton of drive space, and is very light on the system. But again, you'll have to check if your wireless card is supported properly via a Live CD session. and NDISWrapper doesn't work half as well as its supposed to..
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    It's a better idea to check hardware compatibility before with Linux you buy a lappy. If you do that everything will work.
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    Default Re: All "which distro should I choose?" queries here.

    Quote Originally Posted by ico View Post
    Good job imharish15.
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    Default Re: Which Linux to go for a beginner?

    Quote Originally Posted by iamharish15 View Post
    Nobody suggested RedHat Linux? Is it not in use or is it for advance user or what?
    RedHat Linux is Enterprise Linux which is used by professionals so it is not suited for a newbie but Fedora is derived from RedHat and anyone can use it.
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    Default Need distro suggestions

    Can you people give me names of distros , that have the option to install the bootloader(grub|lilo) on a partition (volume boot record), instead of the MBR ?

    Would appreciate quick responses.

    Thanks
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    Default Re: All "which distro should I choose?" queries here.

    ubuntu, arch, crunchbang, fedora(i think)
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    Default Re: All "which distro should I choose?" queries here.

    Linux Mint also provides that option in the last step of booting, click on the Advanced Button and then you can select the partition you want to install the grub on

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    RedHat Linux is Enterprise Linux which is used by professionals so it is not suited for a newbie but Fedora is derived from RedHat and anyone can use it.
    Thanks!

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    Friends I have the following config:
    p4 2.66 Ghz
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    INTEL 845GE Graphics controller(VRAM:64MB)

    I want to install an open source OS but which one I could not finalize.
    I only surf the net and watch occasional movies.
    I had thought of installing Ubuntu 11.04 but was not sure it would work or not.
    Please suggest

    My mouse has some problem.I click only once but sometimes it takes a double click.
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    Default Re: All "which distro should I choose?" queries here.

    I have decide to use linux mint but not sure whether my graphics controller will be supported or not.Config:
    p4 2.66 Ghz
    1 GB DDR
    Intel 845GE graphics controller
    I will download the linux drivers for my graphics controller but they are of 2007.So please help

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    yeah 10GB should be about enough, and I dont even use the swap so you can do it in two partitions, one for mint and one for windows
    I know not using swap is not recommended, but I never have, and never faced any problems
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    Default Re: All "which distro should I choose?" queries here.

    Quote Originally Posted by Anorion View Post
    yeah 10GB should be about enough, and I dont even use the swap so you can do it in two partitions, one for mint and one for windows
    I know not using swap is not recommended, but I never have, and never faced any problems
    how much ram do you have?

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