Originally Posted by FredGSanford
Not trying to take over the thread but does anybody know if it's possible to boot Mepis-6.0.4 from an external cd/dvd drive?
I'm trying to install SimplyMEPIS-32-6.0-4 beta using an external usb cd/dvd drive. When I boot with the cd, it always come up with the Grub prompt.(<grub_ >)
I can't seem to get the install started. Debian 32 & 64 bit version will boot and continue to install without problems.
I would grab the newer 6.5 Rc1 from linuxtracker and it will install I'm sure. Maybe create your partitions to install MEPIS to by using gparted, not qtparted. Gparted is downloaded, burnt to cd like a live linux cd and it runs like a live linux cd.
Gparted can do as many tasks as you need done all in one go. Easy to use too.
A root partition of 5 or 6 Gb is fine. A 1 gig linux/swap partition is good too. Make home as big as you can. Be sure to make the fourth partition an 'extended' partition that uses ALL of your remaining free space. An extended partition can be divided up into as many logical partitions as you may need down the road. Home partition should be 15 to 20 Gb or bigger if you have room.