AbeFreeman wrote:Someone needs a beginners guide to spelling Anyway, I'm wanting to install Mint 9 and the guide tells me that the installer can resize my existing partition WITHOUT LOSING DATA. Is this for real? There's no big chunk of contiguous space on my (NTFS) partition, there is no unpartitioned space on my drive, and if I use Windows disk manager, there's no way I can add a partition in already partitioned space without wiping out all the data. So I'm more than a little scared of just trusting the installer to do this. Should I be?
Also, people have complained on other sections of the forum that Mint doesn't support their scanners, webcams, etc. Is there a way I can check if there are drivers for my hardware before I take the plunge and put Mint on my hard drive? I can't seem to get it to run properly on live CD mode (I get a gnome interface (or sth. like that) error) and then I can't even get the main menu to come up.
I'm REALLY tired of virus and corrupted installation problems in Windows and am eager to switch to Linux, but want to be sure which one will work for me. The Mint interfaces look very sensible (like an earlier Mac OS) and it's a pretty mainstream distro, so I'm looking at it as my first choice if it will be compatible with my hardware.
Thanks to whoever can answer these questions.
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