Installing Mint Cinnamon 18 64bit on a separate drive


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Hi Uncle Urmas, can I delve deeply Into your mind. I have decided to install Linux 18 Cinnamon onto my PC as this is a long term Distro until 2021. At the moment I am running Linux Mint Cinnamon 17.3 64bit on a 1500 hard drive but intend to keep that as if it all goes pair shaped I can re install it with no trouble at all.
Now I intend to install Mint Cinnamon 18 64bit on a spare disc a Seagate desktop SSHD 2000GB what advice can you give me or what should I look out for? Any help or advice would be most welcome.:nod::nod::nod: I am sorry to hear you are not feeling too good health wise and will understand if you should not being able to help I will understand:user::D

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I'm using Windows 10 and Mint 18 Cinnamon 64 Bit on my main machine and using two separate hard drives, one for each operating system.

However, I'm using a hard disk caddy (one of These ) and physically swapping hard disks each time I change OS.

The BIOS on this system is the newest type and boots from the BIOS rather than the mbr (master boot record) so I don't have to change boot options each time I change disks but on older systems you may have to do that which would mean entering the BIOS at start and selecting the hard disk you boot from.

I believe you can also use this option by installing both disks internally with an older BIOS, as I recall Abarbarian posted a guide some time ago for this method.

The most common way, though, is to do a dual install where you'd use Mint's install sequence to choose the hard disk to install Mint to which would then rewrite the mbr so it would just be a case of selecting an OS on boot from a menu.

I haven't done a dual install of that nature for some years now so I'm sorry but I can't offer any advice if that's the option you prefer, but good luck with your install.
 
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