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Videos installing a dual boot system on a new HDD

Postby ukbrian on Mon May 16, 2011 6:07 am

These videos show the steps needed to install a dual boot, Windows 7 and LMDE, system on a new hard drive.

If you already have Windows installed on your HDD and need to resize the partition this is a very good guide http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=42&t=72367

Setting up partitions on the HDD
http://lin.me.uk/tutorials/video/dual-boot/01-partition.avi

Installing Windows 7
http://lin.me.uk/tutorials/video/dual-b ... nstall.avi

Installing LMDE
http://lin.me.uk/tutorials/video/dual-b ... nstall.avi

Installing Macrium Reflect Free on Windows and making image backups of Windows & LMDE
http://lin.me.uk/tutorials/video/dual-boot/04-macrium-01.avi

Creating a Linux restore CD and restoring a backup image
http://lin.me.uk/tutorials/video/dual-boot/04-macrium-02.avi

Running LMDE for the first time.
http://lin.me.uk/tutorials/video/dual-boot/05-first-run.avi

Installing LMDE updates
http://lin.me.uk/tutorials/video/dual-boot/06-updating.avi

You now have a very stable, trouble free OS, I might be in a minority of one but I personally only use levels 1-3 as all my hardware is good on it and all my software is happy as well and I suffer no breakages or upsets when I update with Mint Update.

All video editing done on Avidemux and OpenShot, sound editing on Audacity.

If anyone has any suggestions to improve these videos or comments please post.
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Re: Videos installing a dual boot system on a new HDD

Postby dawgdoc on Tue May 17, 2011 11:24 pm

Keep up the good work Brian.

I am just about to upgrade my Openshot form 1.3 to 1.3.1 on my LMDE installation. I did so earlier today on my Isadora installation. I haven't used the newest version yet. In fact all I have done with 1.3 was import some files and create some animated titles to test out that feature. Which version of Openshot are you using? I'll take a look at the videos and get back to you.
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Re: Videos installing a dual boot system on a new HDD

Postby ukbrian on Wed May 18, 2011 3:37 pm

Thank you for your encouragement :D
I'm well out of my depth editing videos but I think OpenShot is very forgiving.

I just downloaded the version 1.3.1 from the repos so that's the only version I've used.

I've been putting the videos together in OpenShot then playing them in VLC as I record the narrative and then back to OpenShot to put the two together. I expect there are easier ways but I'm a total non techie novice at video apps.

I suppose the thing I do that's different is recording the video output of one machine on a second machine in .M2TS format but unfortunately the capture software is a Windows app :oops:

I've spent the last two days playing with Mint Debian Xfce and I think that will be the direction I will take from now on, Gnome was my desktop of choice but I don't wish to be around to witness its death throes. I can't say anything positive about Gnome 3, just a bunch of developers refusing to listen to end users.

Every app if it stands the test of time needs a rewrite but it's a chance to improve the product not strip it of all functionality.
At the moment you have a top panel that might be 10% used at the most with no functionality but then they've taken another huge chunk of real estate down the left hand side.

Sorry for the rant :oops: I guess I had better do a video of installing Mint Debian Xfce next, my only problem is I haven't found the menu editor yet
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