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[ale] Debian/Ubuntu/Mint install



Hi Sean

Use the manual option to set up a dual boot system. Also, you may need 
to fiddle with the UEFI settings on the motherboard.

Jay

On 10/09/2016 11:11 AM, kilpatms at comcast.net wrote:
> I have been in the Red Hat/Fedora camp since I moved to Linux more than 15 years ago.
> BUT . . .
>
> Now I am trying to install either Ubuntu or Mint on a new laptop -- that comes with Windoze 10 already installed.  I will be using this laptop when I am travelling so it will not be asked to any heavy lifting.
> I am having problems with the stock Ubuntu/Mint install routine.  It claims to allow for dual booting, but I can't figure out how to make that happen. I never get the option.
>
> So . . . I have decided to just hose the Win10 install and format the entire 1 TB HD for Linux.
>
>
> First I tried to do the install in "compatibility mode" but that left me with a prompt in the upper left-hand corner (not blinking) and an unresponsive keyboard and mouse.  So then I tried the other install option and worked my way down to the point of setting up a partition table.  I could not figure out how to force my standard partition: /boot; /home; swap; and /. So I am about to give up and just let the installer do its thing.
>
> That gets me to my question:
>
> What is it going to do?  The installer gives me these options:
>
> " Where would you like to install Ubuntu?
>
> 1.  Guided - use the entire disk
> 2.  Guided - use the entire disk  and set up LVM
> 3.  Guided - use the entire disk and set up encrypted LVM
> 4.  Manual"
>
>
> (The manual option allows me to use the existing partitions (various Win partitions and the ~500 GB I was able to force Windoze to give up but no instructions on how to redo the partition table.)
>
> If I elect one of the "guided" options the "next" button reads "Install Now."  I am a bit hesitant about continuing without having a clearer understanding of what, exactly, is going to happen.
>
> Guidance on the "Guided" options would be appreciated.
>
> Sean
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