Installing Mint, Screwed Windows
March 3, 2014 1:04 PM Subscribe
I went to install Mint 16 last night (the latest version) as a dual-boot system. I have a 1.5TB disk where Windows 7 lives with Mint 12, and 2 encrypted 3TB disks. (Mint 12 is no longer bootable, BTW.) Obviously, things did not go as planned...
posted by IAmBroom to Computers & Internet (9 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I chose to overwrite the Mint 12 partition, and everything was golden until the installer asked where I wanted to install the boot loader. The suggestion was one of the 3TB disks; that wouldn't do.
Not being sure, I picked the Windows 7 partition, partly because it was labelled as "Windows 7 boot loader". In retrospect... obviously a bad idea.
Anyway, now it doesn't boot into anything. :\ I'm not panicky, because everything is backed up to the cloud, and I have install disks for everything important (including Win7).
So, first: where should I have installed the boot loader?
And: Can I save Windows without reinstalling it, somehow?