Installing the Debian version

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Installing the Debian version

Postby Bwood1962 on Sat Jan 05, 2008 11:16 pm

To start off I would like to say Linux Mint is the best version I have seen. I'm excited to see the Debian version using the testing repositories. If you ever get a chance look at Sidux Linux, they are doing the same thing and they have developed a very nice distro (KDE and not as good as Mint). I run 4 computers with mint and have two of them either dual boot or triple boot. I would like to set up a boot partition for the new Debian version, however I see no way to install it. If you will help me install it I will run it for awhile and keep you posted on how it is doing. I ran Sidux for about 4 months and never had a problem so I fell Mint can do even better. Put your nice polish and adapt the Mint utilities to this version and I think the potential is there to move further ahead of the other distros. Currently I am running a partition of Foresight linux to see what Gnome is coming up with and the version of Debian Mint will do the same thing only much better.

Keep up the good work and many thanks. This last year has been a great year for Linux.

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Re: Installing the Debian version

Postby mumbo719 on Sun Jan 06, 2008 6:31 am

Hi Brian,

Look at this post http://www.linuxmint.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=17&t=8250

Clem posted about the installer.
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Re: Installing the Debian version

Postby Bwood1962 on Wed Jan 09, 2008 3:07 am

Ok here is what I did with the Debian version of Mint. I went to http://www.pendrivelinux.com/2007/09/28 ... n-install/. I followed the pen drive setup except I used my slave drive (hdb) to install ubuntu 7.10. After I completed everything described on the pen drive page I took the Linux Debian Mint and copied all the files over to hd1,0. I looked at what files were on the Ubuntu CD and compared them to the Mint cd then deleted those not on Mint. In my Grub menu I added:
title Linux Mint Debian Edition Alpha 023 persistent mode(saves changes)
root (hd1,0)
kernel /casper/vmlinuz file=/preseed/ubuntu.seed boot=casper persistent
initrd=/casper/initrd.img username=mint hostname=mint vga=790 splash --

I changed the repository http://download.tuxfamily.org/shames/de ... fx/stable/ to http://download.tuxfamily.org/shames/de ... /unstable/ to make it work.
It may not be perfect, however it gives me a pretty good running edition of Linux Debian Mint that saves all changes.
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Re: Installing the Debian version

Postby locutus on Mon May 19, 2008 11:24 pm

mumbo719 wrote:Hi Brian,

Look at this post http://www.linuxmint.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=17&t=8250

Clem posted about the installer.


I'd be interested in trying this out, installed, but Clem's link above is broken. Are there instructions some where on how to install Mint Debian?
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