Is there anyway to install Cinnamon from the MATE Live DVD?

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Is there anyway to install Cinnamon from the MATE Live DVD?

Postby jerm1027 on Tue Dec 04, 2012 4:06 pm

As the title suggests, I'm looking for a way to install Cinnamon from a MATE Live boot and vice-versa. I'm currently doing a lot of back and forth and trying to avoid unnecessary writes as all the machines I'm installing to use flash SSD's and I'm also trying to spare my aging USB flash drives. Thanks for any help in advance.
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Re: Is there anyway to install Cinnamon from the MATE Live D

Postby oboedad55 on Tue Dec 04, 2012 5:02 pm

jerm1027 wrote:As the title suggests, I'm looking for a way to install Cinnamon from a MATE Live boot and vice-versa. I'm currently doing a lot of back and forth and trying to avoid unnecessary writes as all the machines I'm installing to use flash SSD's and I'm also trying to spare my aging USB flash drives. Thanks for any help in advance.


You can just install Cinnamon after the Mate install. Look in Synaptic for "mint-meta-cinnamon-dvd" or in the opposite situation for "mate-desktop-environment".
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Re: Is there anyway to install Cinnamon from the MATE Live D

Postby jerm1027 on Tue Dec 04, 2012 6:46 pm

oboedad55 wrote:
jerm1027 wrote:As the title suggests, I'm looking for a way to install Cinnamon from a MATE Live boot and vice-versa. I'm currently doing a lot of back and forth and trying to avoid unnecessary writes as all the machines I'm installing to use flash SSD's and I'm also trying to spare my aging USB flash drives. Thanks for any help in advance.


You can just install Cinnamon after the Mate install. Look in Synaptic for "mint-meta-cinnamon-dvd" or in the opposite situation for "mate-desktop-environment".

I realize that's a post-installation solution, but I'm looking for something more efficient, like configuring the installer to get the cinnamon desktop and install that instead of the MATE from the MATE live boot. Something akin to minimal CD or alternate CD on Ubuntu for Mint would also be an acceptable solution.
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Re: Is there anyway to install Cinnamon from the MATE Live D

Postby oboedad55 on Tue Dec 04, 2012 6:58 pm

jerm1027 wrote:
oboedad55 wrote:
jerm1027 wrote:As the title suggests, I'm looking for a way to install Cinnamon from a MATE Live boot and vice-versa. I'm currently doing a lot of back and forth and trying to avoid unnecessary writes as all the machines I'm installing to use flash SSD's and I'm also trying to spare my aging USB flash drives. Thanks for any help in advance.


You can just install Cinnamon after the Mate install. Look in Synaptic for "mint-meta-cinnamon-dvd" or in the opposite situation for "mate-desktop-environment".

I realize that's a post-installation solution, but I'm looking for something more efficient, like configuring the installer to get the cinnamon desktop and install that instead of the MATE from the MATE live boot. Something akin to minimal CD or alternate CD on Ubuntu for Mint would also be an acceptable solution.


I understood what you wanted to do, but I don't believe Mint has a minimal install CD like Ubuntu. A net install would be nice too, but I don't see that anywhere. You could just use the CD instead of the DVD, which would cut down the size, but then you'd be installing codecs and so on that aren't on the CD.
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Re: Is there anyway to install Cinnamon from the MATE Live D

Postby jerm1027 on Tue Dec 04, 2012 7:14 pm

oboedad55 wrote:I understood what you wanted to do, but I don't believe Mint has a minimal install CD like Ubuntu. A net install would be nice too, but I don't see that anywhere. You could just use the CD instead of the DVD, which would cut down the size, but then you'd be installing codecs and so on that aren't on the CD.

I figured. I couldn't find anything either. And I take it there is no way to configure the installer prior to running it?
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