Installation Guide for LMDE on Windows 8 machines

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Installation Guide for LMDE on Windows 8 machines

Postby zameer on Sun May 05, 2013 10:51 am

Hey Guys,

I decided to make a rather spontaneous contribution to the community and made an Installation guide that help users to install Debian on their Windows 8 machine. I absolutely adore LMDE and felt like giving this experience to people who are not so computer-handy. It also includes a primer on what 'free software' is and why someone wants to run Linux.

http://zameer.nl/blog/?p=1794

Enjoy! :D

Best regards, Zameer
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Re: Installation Guide for LMDE on Windows 8 machines

Postby bigj231 on Sun May 05, 2013 1:15 pm

Nice write up. The pictures will definitely be helpful. Is there a way to resize the partitions from within Windows 8 though? I know using Gparted has caused issues in the previous versions of Windows.
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Re: Installation Guide for LMDE on Windows 8 machines

Postby zameer on Mon May 06, 2013 9:45 pm

On the version of Windows that is shipped with my computer, there's not any kind of disk utility, or any other way to edit disks.
I did come across this Nixie Pixel video, she explains how to do it on, presumably, more elaborate versions of Windows. It's at 2:20 mins:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eSMMs4cfMqY

I'm not sure whether I would want to recommend any third-party utilities, though.
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