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Old 05-25-2015, 05:28 PM   #16
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If re-installing install in UEFI mode, you can check to see if the other install was installed in non-UEFI mod by disabling the efi instances.
 
Old 05-25-2015, 05:33 PM   #17
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well sure i can re-install LM or ubuntu (when it DL'ed grrr, i done it 100 times so far ^^) but i have never seen any option for a UEFI install ? you mean set my bios to your suggested settings and then just re-install ? you dont mean there is some kind of option when installing the distro ?
 
Old 05-25-2015, 05:37 PM   #18
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Ubuntu, Debian, Fedora all boot in efi mode.
Centos?
Linuxmint?
 
Old 05-25-2015, 05:41 PM   #19
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k well i shall try ubuntu and see how it goes.

thx.
 
Old 05-26-2015, 03:16 AM   #20
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yep ubuntu works fine , now thats a real bummer i have to choose another distro I looked at debian but couldnt even figure which image im supposed to download. i dont want amd64 as i dont have an amd but i386 dont seem right either :-/ ?

I have a lot of power on my main comp , id like to use it a little, which distro/DE would you suggest for a slick / customizable desktop ?

Really unhappy i cant get mint to work
 
Old 05-26-2015, 12:14 PM   #21
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Amd 64 is for both intel & amd 64 bit machines.
 
Old 05-26-2015, 12:32 PM   #22
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Aye, thx i did find that info this morning, darn confusing to a linux noob It does run of a USB fine but it didnt install so well ,I did a manual install using the partitions i had already created for the working ubuntu installation but i formatted them first. It got to the part where it was setting up the partitions (formatting the / mount) and it just got stuck half way , i left it for 2 hours before deciding it was stuck and had had enough at that point. o yea and i also did not see an option to set where the grub would be installed so i couldnt specify it to be where i wanted it.

Its all made so confusing , (i.e. lets build cars and for some technical reason we shall label the petrol cars as diesel (mondeo TDI Mk3, its actually petrol but we had a good reason to label it TDI) Crazy ^^ ).


Anyhow , id really like a suggestion as to what distro/DE has the flashiest and most customizable DE ? so many to choose from. I might try kubuntu as the KDE DE does look v nice but i dont really know as iv never used it just read about them all (well most of them anyhow).
 
Old 05-26-2015, 02:57 PM   #23
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I use the regular debian cd not live. When I partition I usually delete the original partitions & then choose guided which will only tak a matter of minutes compared to the time it takes to erase the data. Guided partitioning is the way to go for a newbie. Also ubuntu uses lvm & if you want lvm in debian you have to state it while partitioning.
 
  


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