Cosmo. wrote:Let us try to clear this up.AZgl1500 wrote:Cosmo. wrote:I was never asked to set up partitions or anything
If you run the installer you should get
Do you say, that nothing of that appears except the last?
- the language selector
a dialog which tells about the prerequisites
a page with different installation methods, the last one is the said "something else" method, with this method an additional dialog appears where you can define the partitions
a selector for your location
a selector for your keyboard
and only then the dialog which lets you enter your name, the machine's name, your password and the method for logging in
Did you download the ISO image from the official site? Did you check the md5 sum?
I finally got the laptop to boot reliably "everytime" from a USB port.
I went thru many repetitive installs to see what different options came up.
I did once, click on Something Else:
but, was presented with a 'blank slate' and had no idea what to do with any of it...
so, I just backed out, and let it install automatically once again...
it is all running smoothly, no problems. I have decided that I don't need a separate partition, and will just use Rosa 17.3 Cinnamon just like it came out of the box.
Later, after a few months of use, or when I feel a bit more easy with Linux, then I might create a new partition and set it up as /data or /home... depending on IF, the chance of running Windows ever comes up again.... I doubt it, I have a nice, fast Win7 Desktop and it takes care of everything.
all I want this laptop to do, is cruise the internet with ease, be reliable, and let me learn Linux at my own pace.
I am dabbling a bit, with different aspects of Linux each night... like turning off the damn Mousepad when I am typing.... I hate it when the cursor suddenly jumps up into the middle of text that has already been written, and I am typing at 120 wpm and don't notice that it moved... that creates on hell of a mess.
also, getting rid of all of those requirements for a password if it goes to sleep. It will never be out of my hands, it does not need any security measures. Nor, will it ever have any of my finances on it. Evernote won't run on Linux, so they screwed the pooch there, as that is where all of my important info is stored.... works with Android phones, so why not Linux?