How to install Mint 9 gnome i386?

Gateway M320xl notebook
June 24, 2010 at 23:14:32
Specs: Windows XP, 32 bit laptop
I have 300GB hdd in my laptop.
Win XP is on the 250 GB partition & remain 50 GB is blank unformated partition.
Another question if I install running the mint4win.exe executable, will I get an option to choose Win XP & mint linux in boot menu??
Secondly, can I install both together on the 300GB hdd?
How can I create a boot menu for these both Oper systems?
Is there a walk through for these steps?

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#1
June 25, 2010 at 09:23:16
There's no need to go thru all the partitioning that's generally necessary for a Linux installation. Install Mint as a program, just as you would install a game, anti-virus, etc.

I recently installed Mint 9 on one of my XP systems. All I did was download the Mint ISO file, then burn it to a disk using ImgBurn. Then while still in XP, I popped the Mint 9 CD in my drive, waited for the menu to appear, then selected "Install Inside Windows". Mint installed in about 15 minutes & automatically created a dual boot menu.

And if you don't like it, all you need to do is go to Control Panel > Add or Remove & you can uninstall it.

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#2
June 25, 2010 at 11:24:32
Ok, just ran the mint4.exe setup program, rebooted & still the Win XP came up, its mint ver 4 not 9. Is thats why its the difference? And will it make any difference if I burn to CD as ISO instead of normal mint4.exe & run it (obviously ISO won't install) ?

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#3
June 25, 2010 at 13:17:53
You are getting confused.
Two ways to install mint.Both ways need an ISO cd/dvd.
One is.
Mint4win is Mints version of wubi. It was supposed to put a file (virtual linux filesystem) on your normal windows file system. And also put a new boot loader. So what was supposed to have happened was your xp install would not be changed only a new file on it and a new boot option for linux.

What jam meant I think was Mint linux version 9 or mint9 using the program mint4win. See the 4 is short for the word for.

You boot to windows and put in the cd. There should be either an autorun or you select the mint4win app.


Second way is to boot to the CD and follow the instructions to install.

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#4
June 25, 2010 at 15:39:50
"its mint ver 4 not 9"

Then why is the title of your post, "How to install Mint 9 gnome i386?"

Maybe I didn't explain it clearly enough in my other response?

Just download the Mint 9 ISO file & burn it to a CD using ImgBurn. I provided links to both in my 1st response. Once you've created the disk, all you have to do is boot into XP, then pop the Mint 9 CD in the drive. After a few seconds, the following will pop up:

http://freewaremission.com/wp-conte...

Then all you have to do is click "Install Inside Windows".


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