A couple of obstacles I can't solve while trying to get through my very first Linux install.
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Agree with other posters that you should experiment with Virtualbox before anything else.
You seem to be struggling with too many things at a time right now, and partitioning can be a dangerous task if you don't know what you are doing. (Note this is also true if you choose "guided partitioning" in these installers... They try to guess what you want, but sometimes they are wrong! Always do it manually).
Before installing a dual boot setup (or even changing anything to the hard drive partitioning), you should be 100% sure that you can reliably recover from data loss. You should be confident that all your data is backed up and can be retrieved AND that your Windows installation and all relevant software can be restored in case it got deleted.
I have found my self not satisfied with my previous plan of doing things and I have installed Virtualbox, but don't get the following:
Originally Posted by ondoho
try it, by all means, but evtl. you will want to install it on "bare metal".
for that, the 50GB free space are totally sufficient.
you just have to tell your installer explicitly where to install to; there will come a point where it asks "Are you sure this is correct? this cannot be undone!" - well, at that point you should be 100 sure that you know where it is installing to.
During the installation I did not really get any options at all, was I not paying attention or is there more than one install wizard for VirtualBox?
I have seen that I have gotten links posted on multiple occasions and you have convinced me that my hesitation is just that, fear of the unknown.
I often find my self frankly afraid by certain subjects, especially mathematics. But my exploration of electronics has turned out to be a constant flow of tackling unknown subjects but one of the big unknowns for me is still software.
I am confident that the material you have provided will enable me to et started with VirtualBox and Mint but apart from specifying where exactly I install it is there any other things to keep in mind in order to work with files and build folder structures within VirtualBox and having it stay the same in between sessions of VirtualBox?
I don't want to find out by doing this time:-)
Aha the real settings comes when you are creating the particular VirtualMachine.
Following things like "10 things to do right after installing Mint 17.3" is still valid for Mint in VirtualBox right?
Last edited by Microzod; 01-04-2016 at 12:33 PM.
Reason: Adding comment.
So now I am using Linux Mint and Firefox I think to post this.
I where not sure and I'm still not sure what I did while trying to get the pebble C SDK up and running but the first wall I ran into which took me a cuole of hours to figure out... was the fact that you don't see the passwords in the terminal while you are writing them. A little embaresing.
In any case I got through the process described at pebbles site but I don't quite understand how the terminal works, At home there are a folder named pebble-dev and I want to create a new folder inside of pebble-dev named project-folder and then inside of project-folder I want to create a folder named my-first-watchface. Finaly I need to call 'pebble new-project my-first-watchface' inside of the last created folder to set up all files needed for a pebble project.
But I don't get furhter than this, this is copied from terminal and //comments added:
david@david-VirtualBox ~ $ // home folder
david@david-VirtualBox ~ $ cd ~/pebble-dev/ // go to 'pebble-dev'
david@david-VirtualBox ~/pebble-dev $ mkdir ~/project-folder/ // make a new directory called 'project-folder'
david@david-VirtualBox ~/pebble-dev $ cd ~/project-folder/ // go to the recently created 'project-folder'
david@david-VirtualBox ~/project-folder $ // But now I am in a directory named 'project-folder' but its on the home directory...?
What is it that I am missing?
I really don't know how to search for solutions to the problems I have run into so far, do you have any good resources for a neophyte?
It's in the home directory because that is what you told the system to do with the above command. If you are in the pebble-dev directory and want to create project-folder there you would leave out the ~/ because that tells the system to create project-folder in the home directory.
mkdir project-folder would do it while in the pebble-dev directory.