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I have Linux Mint installed alongside Windows 7. I want to install Backtrack Linux instead of Mint.

One of my friends said that if I installed it I would lose my Windows 7, and now I'm afraid to do so.

Is that true? If not, how can I replace Mint with Backtrack?

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Do you use Microsoft bootloader or GRUB currently? –  Sampo Sarrala Jun 10 '12 at 22:11

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You can insall BT5 over the CentOS partition and then run a Windows repair with your CD in order to fix the bootloader.

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Wouldn't the Linux installation take care of installing GRUB and fixing it automatically from the partitions found? –  slhck Jun 10 '12 at 19:24
    
I can only speak from my experience installing Backtrack alongside Windows. –  PnP Jun 10 '12 at 19:25
    
@slhck it should, but sometimes things go weird. It's always possible to boot into a live environment, mount, chroot, and reinstall grub manually too. I've had to do it a few times while I was messing around with things I shouldn't have. –  Rob Jun 10 '12 at 20:18

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