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#1 snglnluvnit

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Posted 29 January 2018 - 05:13 PM

I currently have Mint 18.2 and Elementary OS installed in dual boot.  I would like to install MX Linux over Elementary.  I installed Mint first then Elementary...if that matters.  I've never had to deal with selecting a mount partition, swap, or home. So what I would like to know/understand is how to pick the correct partitions for doing this.  I attached a jpg of my disk partition configuration if that helps.  Mint is on partition 1.

 

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Posted 31 January 2018 - 02:49 PM

Got it figured out!  But thanks to everyone who stopped by to at least give it a look!

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Posted 31 January 2018 - 03:06 PM

Yeah sorry, but I usually just wing it and not super proficient in Linux.  It would seem that you just needed to Choose the Partition you wanted to install to and make sure to Select Format once done.  Pretty simple, but it's been a while since I've done one with Only One Partition.

 

Now, open "System Monitor" to see if your Swap Partition is Active on the New Install.  This is the only issue I've had with Installing over another on a Dual Boot.  I've also been scorn for helping others when I'm not sure of the directions, and now that I don't spend lot's of time on Linux,  I just don't have the experience to advise as much anymore.


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