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installing linux mint

Postby irish on Fri Jun 19, 2009 8:31 am

Hi i have a laptop which at the moment is running windows 2000, has 320 mbs of memory. Would 9 gigs be enough for a dual boot of windows and linux mint?
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Re: installing linux mint

Postby proxima_centauri on Fri Jun 19, 2009 8:38 am

A little small but enough assuming you're not going to be storing a lot of personal data.

After installation Linux Mint 7 should take up around 4-5GB of space I believe.
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Re: installing linux mint

Postby richyrich on Fri Jun 19, 2009 9:31 am

Hi irish,
Your specs show 320mb ram, which is a little low for installation of Mint 'Main' (Gnome). Clem states in the Release blog that 512mb is recommended for installation, but should run on less ram once installed. There have been some forum posts regarding installation with less ram, you may want to search them up before taking the plunge!
I have an old pc with 256mb, and I decided to go with the Xfce community edition, and it installed with NO problems whatsoever! :D Very fast too!
Only version 6 is available at present, The version 7 (Gloria) community editions are going to be released within the next week or two.

regards, Richard

ps: ram is pretty cheap nowadays! :wink:
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Re: installing linux mint

Postby emorrp1 on Fri Jun 19, 2009 10:54 am

I don't think a fresh install shouldn't take more than 3GB, mine is currently only 4GB, I recommend 6GB partitions for Linux on small HDD. I also recommend the XFCE edition.
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Re: installing linux mint

Postby Aging Technogeek on Fri Jun 19, 2009 12:31 pm

If you are worried about installing with short ram, check out Mint 6 Fluxbox Edition. In direct install mode, Fluxbox will install with as little as 128 Meg of ram or 64 Meg with a preinstalled 64 Meg swap space.
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