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Windows 7: Trial-boot Windows and two Linux Mints possible?

15 Sep 2014   #1
Questionerer

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit
 
 
Trial-boot Windows and two Linux Mints possible?

I already have a laptop with dual-boot between Windows 7 and one (version?) of Linux Mint.

Is it possible to install another different Linux Mint into the laptop as well so I have 3 choices to boot from?


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15 Sep 2014   #2
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

It is possible but in my book it is a bit messy. I run my Mints in virtual - see here.
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15 Sep 2014   #3
Questionerer

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit
 
 

Can you explain a bit as to how it is messy?
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15 Sep 2014   #4
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Well, a Grub with 3 bootmgrs may not be easy to unravel when you want to uninstall one of the systems. I am also not a big fan of the Grub controlling my system. But if you are a Linux expert and can work with EasyBCD, it may be OK. I just think the virtual option is easier. Have a look at my video on how that can work:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X1a7x-_uhnc
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15 Sep 2014   #5
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Questionerer View Post
I already have a laptop with dual-boot between Windows 7 and one (version?) of Linux Mint.

Is it possible to install another different Linux Mint into the laptop as well so I have 3 choices to boot from?
Yes it is. See if you can expand on this to go from Dual to tri-boot. Tip : image the system as it is prior to starting

Dual Boot - Windows 7 and Linux
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15 Sep 2014   #6
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Good idea Golden. And don't forget to image the System Partition. Then you can always backpaddle regarding the bootmgr.
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15 Sep 2014   #7
Questionerer

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit
 
 

Thanks guys! I will try to do it based on your tutorial, Golden.

Hoping it works out!
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15 Sep 2014   #8
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

Dont forget the imaging before!!!
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