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Difference between live boot and install?

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Okay, so I tried mint by live booting it (6gb RAM, 500 gb hdd). The booting takes some time(about 50-60 seconds), but for me even the old windows took that much time, so that's no problem.
Now, my printer, WiFi reciever and internet all seem to work well. I'm in love with it already!:p:p:p


I've decided to install linux full time, so I wanted to know if the difference between live boot and install?
I've read the Mint_guide , but like is that all?
Will I have to install drivers for the hardware upon installation? (like, is it the case that my printer is working cause I have it's driver installed on windows...?) o_O o_O


P.S. It would also be great if someone told me wtf is this driver thing.:confused:
 


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Live means just that running from the media you created although a bit slower than if installed onto the computer.

As for drivers most all drivers are installed at the time of install as the drivers are in the kernel.

Good chance since everything appears to be working as Live than all should be fine once installed onto your computer.

Here's a good read.
 
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Live means just that running from the media you created although a bit slower than if installed onto the computer.

As for drivers most all drivers are installed at the time of install as the drivers are in the kernel.

Good chance since everything appears to be working as Live than all should be fine once installed onto your computer.

Here's a good read.
I've read that article, it's really nice. I'll install mint and see how it goes.
What I meant was like what are drivers in general, their need, use etc.
 
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Once you have installed Linux Mint and installed the updates than open the menu and look for additional drivers and see what it displays.

I suggest after installing and updating to run your Linux Mint and see how it works before installing any proprietary drivers.

If all is working well than I'd leave it be.

Sometimes after installing and updating Linux offers proprietary drivers for some hardware as wireless adapters and graphics cards / adapters / touch pads etc.

Drivers are in the kernel and most drivers are installed by default at the time of install.
 
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Once you have installed Linux Mint and installed the updates than open the menu and look for additional drivers and see what it displays.

I suggest after installing and updating to run your Linux Mint and see how it works before installing any proprietary drivers.

If all is working well than I'd leave it be.

Sometimes after installing and updating Linux offers proprietary drivers for some hardware as wireless adapters and graphics cards / adapters / touch pads etc.

Drivers are in the kernel and most drivers are installed by default at the time of install.
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Greetings and welcome,
The way 'drivers' were explained to me many moons ago, is that they are the files that allow the computer to 'talk' to the printer, scanner, and all the other peripherals that you might attach to the computer.
Old Geezer, Tango Charlie
 
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Greetings and welcome,
The way 'drivers' were explained to me many moons ago, is that they are the files that allow the computer to 'talk' to the printer, scanner, and all the other peripherals that you might attach to the computer.
Old Geezer, Tango Charlie
Ohh I see, that's what I was looking for. Thanks:)
 
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Greetings and welcome,
The way 'drivers' were explained to me many moons ago, is that they are the files that allow the computer to 'talk' to the printer, scanner, and all the other peripherals that you might attach to the computer.
Old Geezer, Tango Charlie
Right on Tango Charlie.


 
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