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LMDE New ISO??

Postby trc13 on Sun Apr 03, 2011 11:07 pm

Already have an exit date for when the new ISO LMDE? There are already many update ...
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Re: LMDE New ISO??

Postby wayne128 on Sun Apr 03, 2011 11:19 pm

trc13 wrote:Already have an exit date for when the new ISO LMDE? There are already many update ...



LMDE is rolling release

so if you update it becomes latest thus you do not need a new iso.

why you are looking for new iso?
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Re: LMDE New ISO??

Postby MALsPa on Sun Apr 03, 2011 11:43 pm

Probably so that you don't have to download a ton of updates after a fresh installation.
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Re: LMDE New ISO??

Postby slowcoach on Mon Apr 04, 2011 1:47 am

wayne128 wrote:
trc13 wrote:Already have an exit date for when the new ISO LMDE? There are already many update ...



LMDE is rolling release

so if you update it becomes latest thus you do not need a new iso.

why you are looking for new iso?

Probably the main reason for the requirement of an updated ISO:
The current Debian installer now uses UUID for drive identification instead of file path, on systems with more than one hard drive controller using multiple drives UUID solves the problem of drive paths changing at a reboot, resulting in the system trying to boot from the wrong drive, it also makes it easier to add/change drives.
Currently with LMDE installing on these systems requires you to format and install LMDE onto your chosen boot drive then later format the extra drives as storage drives and edit the fstab file manually to enter the UUID's, not very newbie friendly.
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Re: LMDE New ISO??

Postby asymmetros on Mon Apr 04, 2011 1:51 pm

Currently with LMDE installing on these systems requires you to format and install LMDE onto your chosen boot drive then later format the extra drives as storage drives and edit the fstab file manually to enter the UUID's, not very newbie friendly.



During an upgrade, this changed for LMDE also. After that upgrade, the previous /etc/fstab file, (now fstab.old) replaced automically with a new fstab file, which uses UUID's for driver's identification.
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Re: LMDE New ISO??

Postby Beardedragon on Mon Apr 04, 2011 2:00 pm

slowcoach wrote:urrently with LMDE installing on these systems requires you to format and install LMDE onto your chosen boot drive then later format the extra drives as storage drives and edit the fstab file manually to enter the UUID's, not very newbie friendly.

This can be avoided by removing the extra drives and mounting Grub only on the main (DEV/SDA) It will not add those extra drives to grub.
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Re: LMDE New ISO??

Postby Dar-es-Salaam on Tue Apr 05, 2011 5:06 am

As a relatively newbie to Linux (only been using Linux for about two years) a new ISO would be useful as I assume it would save me downloading a lot of updates. I am trying to learn about Linux and like LMDE but as a newbie I am constantly doing things wrong and having to do re-installs. The latest one I was using aptitude terminal to uninstall/remove a program that I didn't want and somehow I uninstalled most of the programs on the system so had to start from scratch again which does not bother me at all as I am constantly trying things out.
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Re: LMDE New ISO??

Postby ukbrian on Tue Apr 05, 2011 6:51 am

@Dar-es-Salaam
I am trying to learn about Linux and like LMDE but as a newbie I am constantly doing things wrong and having to do re-installs
I know the feeling :wink: You could do image backups with Clonezilla but if you dual boot with Windows then I would suggest Macrium Reflect at http://www.macrium.com/reflectfree.asp
I've used Acronis, R-drive and others in the past but I have been using Macrium for the last 2 years with no problems and recommended it as it will save you doing all those updates and only takes 5 minutes.
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Re: LMDE New ISO??

Postby rdonnelly on Tue Apr 05, 2011 7:09 am

In a matter of weeks that new ISO would require downloading a ton of updates. I did not use my laptop for 3 weeks, it was fully updated, and when I turned it on I had to download 350 MB of new files.
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Re: LMDE New ISO??

Postby trc13 on Sat Apr 09, 2011 6:33 pm

Acabei de instalar o LMDE e tem mais de 600mb de atualizações!! :oops: :cry: :shock:

Mod: Translated from the Portuguese.

I finished installing the LMDE and has more of 600Mb of updates!!
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