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You should boot into Windows and resize one of the partitions. The tool is at Control Panel -> System and Maintenance -> Administrative Tools -> Computer Management and there under Storage -> Disk Management. After this you can install Linux Mint into the empty space.


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If you want to be supported by any contingent of the Arch Linux community, there are only two guides you can use to install Arch: The Beginners' Guide and The Official Installation Guide. Any other guide/script/tutorial used is not supported and never will be. Now then, that is not to say that you cannot use those scripts, but if you do, you are ...


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I managed to solve my problem with debootstrap, here is a quick run-down of the process I followed. unmount usb Partition the USB (4GB) Zap out GPT with gdisk, as my board didn't want to boot GPT. Created just one linux partition, nothing else. I had lots of problems getting a usb drive bootable on my embedded system. mkfs.ext4 /dev/sdb1 mount ...


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The main requirement for files provided by a distribution is that they allow users to boot a computer using the distribution (either as a live system or an installation system, or both). On PCs, it's commonly understood that to allow booting a single image on as many systems as possible, the best approach is a combined El Torito/EFI image; this can be ...


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I use some scripts to install Arch Linux sometimes. I wrote them, though, and I don't distribute them as I never bothered (nor particularly cared to bother) to harden them against all of the horrible things they might do to your computer in the event something went wrong. I imagine there are many out there like me - all of us selfishly hoarding our little ...


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I recently tried just about every "Arch-based" distribution, feeling the same way you did. I wasted about as much time on each one of them as I would have setting up "the arch way." Save yourself the troubles that get installed by them and follow the guide. It'll be faster, leaner, and cleaner, especially since you've already done it before.


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I'm not sure what release you're using, but I'm assuming 10.1, currently the latest. The installation process is described in the 10.1-RELEASE errata: Create a /dist directory and mount the DVD. # mkdir -p /dist # mount -t cd9660 /dev/cd0 /dist Make sure REPOS_DIR is correctly pointing to your local repository. # export REPOS_DIR=/dist/packages/repos ...


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Sure you can shrink the partition size of preinstalled windows and install linux debian or ubuntu as your wish side by side with the windows. Grub bootloader will help you to boot OS properly. For some persons, installing VM is NOT THE answer, it is depend on the Need. I personally have been using linux for about 8 years, 6 years on gentoo and last two years ...


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You want to create a custom installer that installs a different set of packages. The following information pertains to the Debian installer (known as d-i). Ubuntu is a derivative of Debian and also uses d-i, plus it also supports another installer called Ubiquity, which can be automated in a different way. For more information see this FAQ. I am not ...


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I think you need PXE installation (boot using network) for it. For that you need to setup PXE server on some other system/laptop. Refer my answer for more information about PXE Configuration.


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You can activate the network console of the Debian Installer via preseeding. The Installation Guide actually contains the following example: # Use the following settings if you wish to make use of the network-console # component for remote installation over SSH. This only makes sense if you # intend to perform the remainder of the installation manually. ...



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