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x64 Installation and Setup.

Postby Disposition96 on Mon Aug 17, 2009 11:32 pm

So I'm new to Linux (sort of) and have decided to give Mint a shot as it's had great reviews for such a new branch of it's own. I'm keeping my desktop as is for now but I am formatting my Laptop to 100% Mint. I have a few questions before I start doing the format however.

1. I see there is a "X86_64 architecture" download, how stable is it and does it actually work or is it in Beta?

2. How should I format my HD and does the Main Edition support a formatting tool like Gentoo does or should I format it another way previous to trying to use the install CD?

That's all I have for now, any assistance would be greatly appreciated.

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Re: x64 Installation and Setup.

Postby atlef on Tue Aug 18, 2009 1:00 am

1. It is stable, so if your machine supports 64bit, go for it.

2. Make three partitions during the install, choose the manual option when you get to that part of the installer.

Suggestion:
Partition 1: "root" / | 10gb
Partition 2: swap | 2-4gb
Partition 3: /home | rest of disk.


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Re: x64 Installation and Setup.

Postby Disposition96 on Tue Aug 18, 2009 1:43 am

Thanks a bunch. :) What File systems should I use for each of those?

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Re: x64 Installation and Setup.

Postby atlef on Tue Aug 18, 2009 11:32 am

atlef wrote:1. It is stable, so if your machine supports 64bit, go for it.

2. Make three partitions during the install, choose the manual option when you get to that part of the installer.

Suggestion:
Partition 1: "root" / | 10gb : filesystem ext4
Partition 2: swap | 2-4gb : filesystem swap
Partition 3: /home | rest of disk : filesystem ext4


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Re: x64 Installation and Setup.

Postby Disposition96 on Tue Aug 18, 2009 12:37 pm

I thought ext4 wasn't very stable?

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Re: x64 Installation and Setup.

Postby Acid_1 on Tue Aug 18, 2009 4:02 pm

On kernel 2.6.28-11 and possible up to -13 it isn't stable. It crashes when deleting files. However I am using 2.6.28-15 with no issues so far with my backups. So try it, and if it doesn't work, go back to ext3. I would personally go with Ext4 as well.
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Re: x64 Installation and Setup.

Postby RedWagon on Tue Aug 18, 2009 4:51 pm

I'm going to diagree with you on this one Acid. I trust that ext4 will work fine most of the time, but for a new user if something does happen it will be more frustrating and a lot harder for them to fix it. The benefits just don't outweigh the risks at this point, I would still recommend ext3.
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