How can i install linux mint on my windows 8 machine

  barryg84 00:17 AM 06 May 13

i am looking for someone to guide me trough the steps i need to take to install linux mint on a windows 8 machine i am running windows 8 now

thanks in advance

  Jollyjohn 08:24 AM 06 May 13

Ensure you have a backup of your W8 system, just in case.

Pop the Linux Mint CD / DVD in and reboot - boot from CD

Follow the on screen instructions and accept the option to "Install alongside existing OS" - this will give you a dual boot option.

At the last step it will ask about the bootloader and if you want to be able to boot W8 - ensure it is ticked. Linux Mint will probably be the default OS to boot but this can be changed once installed.

(If you have a second HDD I would pop it in and install Mint to it, this avoids changing the W8 partition)

  LastChip 13:56 PM 06 May 13

It depends what sort of computer you're talking about - desktop, laptop, tablet or what?

It's like saying, I need step by step info to install a new engine in my car. Which car do you own?

  Procrastinus 11:20 AM 09 May 13

Have a look here: Dual Boot Win8 & Mint


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