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    uestion about dual booting and Linux Mint 3.0


    I recently downloaded linux mint, but when I came to install it I created a partition in my D Drive, yet it still managed to completely wipe out my windows software instead of dual booting... any thoughts on why this happened, and do you have any suggestions?

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    Did you determine where to install? Also are you sure windows partition is deleted? Maybe it is not in the boot loader.
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    When you install Linux Mint you have to choose "Set up my partitions manually" then choose a partition instead of a whole drive, because by default it will wipe a whole disk if you don't give it a specific partition.

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