Boot & Iso files

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Boot & Iso files

Postby jmjhome » Sat Feb 13, 2010 1:28 am


I have a couple of questions re: boot.

1. I notice that the initial boot screen on Linux Mint 7 (32 bit) was a bit "nicer" looking than the one for Linux Mint 8 (32 bit). The text is plainer. Any reason why, for example was it a setting I chose?

2. I have always chosen the mount point to be " \ ". It was the only one that seemed to work. There are a few choices. What happens if you choose the other ones? How does one run the OS then?

Note, I run Windows XP Home Edition, last reinstalled via recovery disc for this particular computer. I then installed Mint 8 from CD as a dual boot. This computer shuts down if I use virtual box long enough, I must have been overloading it. I therefore don't use it.

Thanks for your time.


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Re: Boot & Iso files

Postby Midnighter » Sat Feb 13, 2010 3:16 am

1. Unsure, never given it much thought.

2. I assume you mean / ( :P), which is root partition. Machine needs at least root partition and swap partition at the least. Is also optional to set aside space for /home partition, but is useful for keeping your files and setting safe if need to reinstall, or something goes wrong. Other choices are available for those who prefer to partition even further, but for desktop machines is mostly unnneeded, / , swap, and /home are the most common needed.

As for virtualbox, could be a strain, remember your pc has to run your normal os, then another on top of that. What hardware specs do you have? Does your cpu fan sound like it's working hard when running it? What cpu and how much ram does your machine have?

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