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Mint 7 Gloria and XFCE dual boot question-SOLVED

Postby deka316 on Mon Sep 14, 2009 1:02 pm

Hi, I have been running Mint 7 Gloria (gnome) for quite sometime now and I would like to do a dual boot with the new Mint 7 XFCE, I tried in the past to install mint 6 xfce and Mint 7 Gloria side by side with alot of confusion. My question is now can I install xfce side by side with my existing Gloria with no problems, I figured I would ask first this time before taking the plunge and losing my data! I was also wondering if I should do any pre partitioning before I do the XFCE installation? Here is my Inxi -f terminal output:
System: Host deka-desktop Kernel 2.6.28-15-generic i686 (32 bit) Distro Linux Mint 7 Gloria - Main Edition
CPU: Single core Intel Celeron (UP) cache 256 KB flags (sse3 nx lm) bmips 6133.23 clocked at 3066.619 MHz
Graphics: Card ATI RV370 5B60 [Radeon X300 (PCIE)] X.Org 1.6.0 Res 1024x768@75.0hz
GLX Renderer Mesa DRI R300 20060815 x86/MMX/SSE2 TCL GLX Version 1.3 Mesa 7.4
Audio: Card ATI IXP SB4x0 High Definition Audio Controller driver HDA Intel
Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture Version 1.0.18rc3
Network: Card Realtek RTL-8139/8139C/8139C+ driver 8139too v: 0.9.28 at port da00
Disks: HDD Total Size: 175.4GB (2.1% used) 1: /dev/sda WDC WD1600JS-00N 160.0GB 2: /dev/sdb ST315323A 15.4GB
Partition: ID:/ size: 143G used: 3.5G (3%) ID:swap-1 size: 4.63GB used: 0.00GB (0%)
Info: Processes 122 Uptime 16:09 Memory 559.4/1507.0MB Client Shell inxi 1.0.6
Last edited by deka316 on Tue Sep 15, 2009 12:45 pm, edited 2 times in total.
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Re: Mint 7 Gloria and XFCE dual boot question

Postby nukm on Mon Sep 14, 2009 11:23 pm

You could just add Xfce to your present 7 install. Just get what you need from the Mint repository and anything additional from synaptic. You would have to work out using GDM or XDM. KDE can also be an addon if you want. You just need to juggle GDM, XDM or KDM.

What info you can't search up here at Mint would be awaiting your search on the Xubuntu site or the Xfce.org site.

Xfce is generally slick and fast. Xubuntu 9.04 is quite nice. I haven't tried the Mint rework.
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