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Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Woodway, TX
10-27-2011, 09:28 PM
The manual partitioning is the only way to have the opportunity to select which partition to install grub and it has to bee on the root/boot partition in order to dual boot.
My suggestion is to partition when doing the SL installation first in disk management by setting it to 3 partitions. The size depends on your disk capactity and the first one to consider is the swap, which I would make about 1.5 times your memory capacity. Then split the other 2 partitions equally or as needed. Format the first partition as Mac OS Extended (journaled), second partition (root) and third partition (swap) as fat32. Install SL on first partition and when installing Mint, select the "Something Else" option to do the partitioning.
Here is a guide on manual partitioning Mint:
Manual disk partitioning guide for Linux Mint 11
If you need help or more of a step-by-step I am here. I recently finished a triple-boot OSX Win7 Linux Mint on a 10v. OSX and Mint would be a breeze compared to that!
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