Has anyone successfully installed Linux Mint 15 inside Windows 8?

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  1. Shamrockepoch

    Shamrockepoch New Member

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    I've tried to use Mint4Win and it goes as far as prompting to boot from either Windows or Mint but crashes before boot on selecting Mint.

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    boot in recovery mode and run grub-update
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  3. Shamrockepoch

    Shamrockepoch New Member

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    Ok, that was pretty vague to me. I am kind of a noob when it comes to Linux so bear with me please. I don't need recovery, Windows 8 boots fine. It only crashes when I select boot to Linux. Is this sabotage by Microsoft? Are there BIOS changes I need to try? Is run grub-update a new sadistic form of worm torture? Run grub, run!! lol
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    Shamrockepoch New Member

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    That was very educational and pretty cool but I'm trying to figure out if it's possible to use Mint4win.exe and have Linux Olivia run inside of Windows 8 on the same partition.
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    grim76 Active Member Staff Writer

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    Not sure about Windows 8, but have you looked into running virtualbox. That would allow you to keep your Win8, but also have linux up and running.
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    Virtual Box would be the best route for this. Windows 8 isn't very friendly with most things.
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  8. Cristal Skull

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    Jeremy , this thread is for dual-boot , win8 and Linux
    Virtualization is for another purpose...
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