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2014-01-04

Dual boot Linux Mint 16 (Petra) & Windows 8


Dual boot Linux Mint 16 (Petra) & Windows 8

Dual boot Windows 8.1 and Linux Mint 16 so  to get a boot menu like the one in the picture below:



For this boot menu, we will use a tool called EasyBCD to add the entered boot Linux Mint 16 (Petra) to Windows 8 or Windows 8.1 at the end of the installation of Linux Mint in a new partition HDD.


We will install linux mint 16  partition data (E :)

Put the CD / DVD Linux Mint 16 in the drive or create a USB installation media

and restart on CD / DVD or the bios is a key depending on your PC (eg F12 ==> Toshiba).

Boot on cd/dvd or usb 




  • Once started on the live DVD, click "install Linux Mint"

install-linux-mint-16

  • Select language and continue

install-linux-mint-16-langue

Partitioning :  the largest part
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Select the partition or you will install Linux mint 16, mount point, file system ...

  • Select: Install Linux Mint alongside Windows 8

install-linux-mint-16- à coté windows8

  • Select: advanced partitioning tool

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  •  configuration :

Partition sda3 : data(E:)
systèm of files ext4 , mount point : racine « /«  .
device of installed  program will start : /dev/sda2 
install-linux-mint-16-point-montage

  • Select "Install now" and continue,

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  • Set the clock, regional settings, machine name and continue the installation.

install-linux-mint-16-user

  •  Wait for the installation and remove the cd / dvd drive and restart

install-linux-mint-16-copie
install-linux-mint-16-fin

Once the PC is started on Windows 8.1, open the EasyBCD tool (download at the end of the article)Add a new input => (operating system) Linux / BSDType: grub2, Name: Linux Mint 16, Partion: (E :) depending on your score. then Add
easyBCD-dualboot
At the next reboot we get the boot menu using the Windows boot sector 8.1, the two came Windows 8.1 and Linux Mint 16

Note: you can change the boot order avec easyBCD, reduce waiting time of automatic selection, change the grub2 on Linux Mint 16 to remove the wait time ........





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