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I have already installed Linux Mint on Windows 7 so now I have dual boot with Linux Mint and Windows 7.

They are both on diferent partitions.

I have 1 free partition left.

The question is how to install Ubuntu?

Should I just run it from CD and install it on the free partition?

Would I be able to run then all 3 systems (Ubuntu, Mint, Windows) from the menu when starting a computer or not?

How to do that?

  • Just follow the prompts. Ubuntu will ask you where to install, choose the right partition and you're done. – terdon Jul 8 '13 at 20:41
  • @terdon would I then be able to run all three systems from the GRUB menu when starting the computer? I thought that dual boot means that only 2 (2 = dual) systems can be run at the same time. – Derfder Jul 9 '13 at 3:59
  • No dual boot is a misnomer, it actually means multiple. You can have as many OS's on a system as you have room on your HDD(s). en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Multi_boot – slm Jul 9 '13 at 5:32
  • @slm OK, thanks. Can you put it as an answer, so I can tick your answer? – Derfder Jul 9 '13 at 6:50
  • Yup, what @slm said :). – terdon Jul 10 '13 at 4:19
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No dual boot is a misnomer, it actually means multiple. You can have as many OS's on a system as you have room on your HDD(s).

In general when setting up dual boot systems you'll need to use one of the distros boot loaders such as Grub (linux) or NTLDR (Windows) to manage the various OS installations that you've laid down on the HDD(s).

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