Moving mint4win to a partition.

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  1. Sop
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    Hey guys, I used mint4win to install Linux Mint and I would to like to move it to a partition. The wubi migration script for ubuntu doesn't seem to work with Mint. (had to use mint4win as no disc drive and dell laptop with bios password (dell passwords are stored in eeprom, so I cant just take out the battery)).\

    Sorry for Linux noobness, but I've searched for this and couldn't find any answers.
     
  2. jurassicplayer

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    http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=159&t=22553
    Kind of an old thread, but some of it is still useful.
    You could probably go about with getting a list of installed packages (I think synaptic has the option somewhere) and then copying your home folder over. Then you just reinstall all the packages (I think synaptic can also handle that too) and should be, for the most part, done...unless you do slightly more deviant stuff with your mint4win than the naive user would (any packages you didn't get from the official repos, any scripts that you left somewhere else and not in your home folder, etc.)

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    This does mean you have to reinstall a fresh LinuxMint partition to how you want before copying over everything.
     
  3. Sop
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    I do do some of that stuff.

    Also, what do you mean a fresh partition? It's installed on my media/gaems partition and I have a partition that I want to copy it too.
     
  4. Arras

    Arras GBAtemp Guru

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    I think mint has a backup/restore feature. Maybe you can make a backup, install Mint on a separate partition and restore your backup there?
     
  5. Sop
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    That just makes a backup of my home directory.
     
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    Huh. I thought it would be a bit more useful as the recommended method for updating is (as far as I know) to backup, reinstall new version and restore.