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[NEWBIE] Partition Question Ubuntu --> Mint Debian

Postby eyjay1991 on Fri May 11, 2012 9:52 am

Hello, I really wanna try Linux. But still i can't make everyday use of it. I've waited Ubuntu 12.04 but i can't seem to get the hang of it. Now downloading the latest Linux Debian release.

This is my current partition.

System Reserved 100MB --> C: OS7 [NTFS] 29.2GB --> Ubuntu [EXT4] 66.4GB --> E: Files [NTFS] 202.4GB

My Ubuntu Setup is in between. How can i optimized this? I can't get rid of windows since my father and brother uses these too. What would be the best set up? I heard linux need just a small amount of installation.
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Re: [NEWBIE] Partition Question Ubuntu --> Mint Debian

Postby Fornhamfred on Fri May 11, 2012 1:59 pm


I assume that you are happy to loose Ubuntu. If so I tend to have the following partitions 20mb for the LMDE install (/), 10gb for a seperate home partition and a swap partition double the size of your ram. If you install LMDE and tell it to install grub in the mbr, once installed you can download startup manager which will allow you to select which distro you want to boot by default, as others use the machine it would probably better to make windows the default. Also with startup manager you can also change the grub display and the time delay before booting the default.

Hope this helps.
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Re: [NEWBIE] Partition Question Ubuntu --> Mint Debian

Postby Oscar799 on Sat May 12, 2012 4:30 am

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Re: [NEWBIE] Partition Question Ubuntu --> Mint Debian

Postby killer de bug on Sat May 12, 2012 6:17 am

LMDE is not for newbie. It's far too complicated for beginners.

You should really be considering to use the main edition, mint 12, which is better for the beginning.
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