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I said good bye to my dual boot system

Post by stephanieswitzer » Fri Feb 15, 2019 3:37 pm

I've been dual booting MacOS and Linux Mint on my Mac Mini for almost a year now. Everything has worked well including updates etc. So I thought it was time to ditch MacOS and just go with Mint Tessa, and this too went well.

I created a live USB, plugged it in and booted from the Live USB. Had Mint Install wipe the drive and went with a single boot for Tessa. That took about 15 min. After the install was complete and before I rebooted I opened Timeshift and restored my last snapshot. Next I removed reFInd, and finally rebooted, removed the Live USB and - Yay - Mint is working just as it did yesterday. Sorry MacOS :(
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Re: I said goog bye to my dual boot system

Post by all41 » Fri Feb 15, 2019 3:44 pm

stephanieswitzer wrote:
Fri Feb 15, 2019 3:37 pm
I've been dual booting MacOS and Linux Mint on my Mac Mini for almost a year now. Everything has worked well including updates etc. So I thought it was time to ditch MacOS and just go with Mint Tessa, and this too went well.

I created a live USB, plugged it in and booted from the Live USB. Had Mint Install wipe the drive and went with a single boot for Tessa. That took about 15 min. After the install was complete and before I rebooted I opened Timeshift and restored my last snapshot. Next I removed reFInd, and finally rebooted, removed the Live USB and - Yay - Mint is working just as it did yesterday. Sorry MacOS :(
That's not just a baby step--
Congratulations for this decision.
Enjoy

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Re: I said good bye to my dual boot system

Post by rickNS » Sun Feb 17, 2019 9:51 pm

Yeah, congratulations.
I've always dual booted from the beginning, but this new SSD drive, has no useless win7 on it.
I admit to using it once in the last 2+ years.
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Re: I said good bye to my dual boot system

Post by lsemmens » Mon Feb 18, 2019 7:23 pm

I dual booted for about 2 days and then went Linux all the way, Have no desire to ever go back to WIndows. All we need do now is convince Mr Trimble (or, is that, Google) to port Sketchup to Linux and I would not need any M$ product ever again.
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Re: I said good bye to my dual boot system

Post by majpooper » Mon Feb 18, 2019 8:26 pm

Took that road several years ago and now I am getting ready to uninstall my Windows 10 VM I used to update my Garmin nuvi - that was it. There are so many alternatives to in car navigation these days the Garmin is obsolete, at least in my case.

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Re: I said good bye to my dual boot system

Post by stephanieswitzer » Mon Feb 18, 2019 10:27 pm

majpooper wrote:
Mon Feb 18, 2019 8:26 pm
Took that road several years ago and now I am getting ready to uninstall my Windows 10 VM I used to update my Garmin nuvi - that was it. There are so many alternatives to in car navigation these days the Garmin is obsolete, at least in my case.
It took me a while to realize that anything that I needed to do on macOS I could do on Linux. Don't get me wrong I think that macOS is a superb OS, but with Mint I'm able to experiment/tinker with the OS whereas in macOS you can't, and hey, all the Mint Apps are free :)
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Re: I said good bye to my dual boot system

Post by all41 » Tue Feb 19, 2019 1:35 am

stephanieswitzer wrote:
Mon Feb 18, 2019 10:27 pm
majpooper wrote:
Mon Feb 18, 2019 8:26 pm
Took that road several years ago and now I am getting ready to uninstall my Windows 10 VM I used to update my Garmin nuvi - that was it. There are so many alternatives to in car navigation these days the Garmin is obsolete, at least in my case.
It took me a while to realize that anything that I needed to do on macOS I could do on Linux. Don't get me wrong I think that macOS is a superb OS, but with Mint I'm able to experiment/tinker with the OS whereas in macOS you can't, and hey, all the Mint Apps are free :)
fwiw: Even after converting to Mint it still took a while to fully grasp the Linux freedom ideology and wrap my head around the possibilities. Don't feel alone here.
My biggest hurdle was not learning something new--but dismissing the conventions I was accustomed to.

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Re: I said good bye to my dual boot system

Post by CoffeeFiend » Tue Feb 19, 2019 10:56 am

I too started out with a dual boot Windows 10 and Ubuntu. Didn't take me long to reload Ubuntu to completely remove Windows from that laptop. Then just yesterday I loaded Mint and got rid of Ubuntu. Yeah, Mint may be based on Ubuntu, but I like the Mint DE better. So far, so good!
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Re: I said good bye to my dual boot system

Post by farkas » Sun Mar 17, 2019 2:12 am

Bought a laptop a couple years ago, it came with Win10. To put it mildly I hated it. All the preloaded bloatware, endless updates and reboots with orange screens telling me "Do Not Shout Down Your Computer While Updates Are Being Installed!". Couldn't use my laptop for anything while this was going on. It was just an expensive brick sitting there, for what seemed to be forever. I ditched windows on my desktop when they stopped support for XP. In order to keep the warranty it had to have the original OS on it in case of some malfunction. Installed Mint 18.1 in a dual boot, had a couple of hiccups, but they were solved with help from Mint forums, viewtopic.php?f=46&t=247678. A big thanks to all who responded! Occasionally I booted into Win10 to see if it still worked, same steer manure as mentioned before. Used my laptop for one year with no problems. After the warranty expired I made a clean Mint install. If I ever need windows I'll do it in VirtualBox. Unfortunately you can't buy a good laptop without paying the "Widows Tax". All the laptops that I would like to buy with Linux installed as the OS are over $1K, anything less then that you have to get one with Win10 and take your chances with voiding the warranty.
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