I'm sure that they'll make a very nice couple. I also see that there are some very lengthy "discussions" regarding installing them together. I've read through them but am no further ahead and am not willing to try it, yet. Julia is my prime OS and resides all by herself on my 100GB hard drive. I downloaded the latests LiveDVD of LMDE and have been looking it over. Impressive, especially since LMDE is (to be) a "rolling release".
I've search through the forums to see if anyone has made up a HOW-TO specifically to join Julia and LMDE together on a single hard drive just as they come off their DVDs. I would like to do that and feel that to do so easily
, a simple (if possible) step-by-step set of instructions would be great.
User "seely" seems to have a good handle on doing this. He is having or has had a very lengthy exchange of forum messages (under LMDE) regarding this. Can this be simplified into a point-form method or into short paragraphs that a user, not overly familiar with running two Mints together can install?
If interested, Julia runs on a Gateway "64-bit Powerhouse" (according to the label on the keyboard) laptop of undetermined age (but probably has seen it's 6th or 7th birthday -- I purchased it "refurbished" in 2006 or 2007) with 1 GB of memory. Nothing has been added or taken away from it since. It's still working very well.
Doing the dual install, dual-boot thing will be a challenge, especially with LMDE but I am willing to try it. All my data is backed-up via dual saves -- HDD and flash drives. If something goes amiss due to me, I can start over with very little inconvenience but I'd rather just put the OS's together and see which one becomes #1. I've used GParted but unfortunately did not make a separate /home partition...
Your assistance will be appreciated.