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Linux Mint Installation Guide

Post by clem » Fri Dec 08, 2017 10:30 am

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Post by Moem » Fri Dec 08, 2017 10:34 am

Oh wow, it looks great. Thanks!
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Post by Pierre » Fri Dec 08, 2017 11:16 am

yep - - that does look much better, and I've come across that web site, a few times now,
& so it seems to be getting the promotion as well.
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Re: Linux Mint Installation Guide

Post by JerryF » Fri Dec 08, 2017 12:38 pm

Fantastic!
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Post by fabien85 » Fri Dec 08, 2017 1:34 pm

Super cool !
The new guide looks sleek and I'm sure it's going to attract more users by giving more confidence.

Some comments though on the "EFI troubleshooting" section
- "For technical reasons Linux Mint uses ubuntu as its EFI boot name." but in the screenshots and the explanations, there is a boot entry called "linuxmint". This is a bit confusing.
Also most users who have troubles dual-booting (at least for those reporting on the forum) are dual-booting with windows. What about remaking the screenshots in a windows/linux case ? where the entries are just 'Windows boot manager' and 'ubuntu'
(I would do these screenshots but (un)fortunately I dont have windows on any of my machines)
- it could be good to add some further pointers for some machines where fixing the boot order from live USB is not sufficient:
* on most machines, go into windows, open an administrative command prompt and bcdedit /set "{bootmgr}" path \EFI\ubuntu\shimx64.efi
* on acer laptops, go into BIOS and select shimx64.efi as trusted for executing https://itsfoss.com/no-bootable-device-found-ubuntu/
* on HP laptops, make fake windows boot files as in this post by administrollaattori viewtopic.php?f=42&t=243338&p=1300722
Many of the problems reported to the "Installation & Boot" subforum can be solved by one of these three techniques

Edit: I made a fork on github, added the changes mentioned in the second bullet above, plus added a link on how to disable secure boot, and created a pull request. Feel free to rewrite it if necessary.
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Post by jimallyn » Fri Dec 08, 2017 3:27 pm

Thanks, Clem. Nicely done!
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Re: Linux Mint Installation Guide

Post by Gruppo Sportivo » Sat Dec 09, 2017 6:37 am

Read the Docs:
Nice piece of work everything under hand reach.
One thing I miss is the reference to the local forums ?

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Forked version linuxmint/doc-installation-guide and created an pull request
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Re: Linux Mint Installation Guide

Post by kc1di » Sat Dec 09, 2017 7:58 am

Looks great Thank YOU!
Easy tips : https://sites.google.com/site/easylinuxtipsproject/
Linux Mint Installation Guide: http://linuxmint-installation-guide.rea ... en/latest/
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Re: Linux Mint Installation Guide

Post by deepakdeshp » Mon Dec 11, 2017 3:39 pm

Thank you Clem
If I have helped you solve a problem, please add [SOLVED] to your first post title, it helps other users looking for help, and keeps the forum clean.
I am using Mint 19 Cinnamon 64 bit with AMD A8/7410 processor . Memory 8GB

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