vbmark wrote:Would that format the drive and cause me to loose documents or delete applications I've already installed? Would I have to reinstall non-default software?
vbmark wrote:I pointed it to the Ubuntu install partition, the sda5, which is already a / mount point, and I let it do the install.Now I get the following:https://imageshack.us/a/img819/7307/57ps.jpgIs the next step a format/reinstall?Every couple of years I try to move from Windows to Linux but I hit stuff like this that makes me go back to Windows. I really want to like Linux but I've never had these kinds of issues with Windows.
"- Just works (Mint doesn't seem to fit this criteria for me personally -- there always something that's not working. For example the menu would just start flickering between two groups and other small, bizarre stuff that should not exist with such a mature OS)."
So do not try to install anything else than LTS releases. LM15 is EOL at this year's end... Non-LTS releases are more than ever interim/experimental from Ubuntu dev team point-of-view.vbmark wrote:What I am looking for in Linux is:
- Good community support.
- Stable and fast.
- Good repository of software with easy installation
Orbmiser wrote:Linux is a mature and stable OS. It's the device drivers that are unstable and buggy. Aim your concerns at the device manufactures that refuse for the most part to create stable and bug-free drivers for linux.
MtnDewManiac wrote:I guess this is why a lot of people have been saying for years that it's a Good Idea to place /home - or at least the user's "data directories" - on a separate partition?Orbmiser wrote:Linux is a mature and stable OS. It's the device drivers that are unstable and buggy. Aim your concerns at the device manufactures that refuse for the most part to create stable and bug-free drivers for linux.
And to some extent - I don't know how much, but suspect it's rather significant - on all the folks who "would like to try linux, but stick with Microsoft because it has..." and even those who dual-boot linux and Microsoft because they want some things that are only available in a Microsoft OS.
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