Questions About the LMDE 6 Installer and the Fresh Installation [Solved]

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Downloading the LMDE 6 .iso went well.
The shasum signature matched and I made the usb thumb drive bootable so that's done.

Reading the release notes revealed:
To start the installer in expert mode I have to run:
Code:
sudo live-installer-expert-mode

I'm thinking since my rig is triple booted I'll need to start the installer in expert mode right?

What installer can I expect with this install?

Screenshot of my Samsung 970 Evo nvme drive attached:-
Will I be able to install LMDE6 on this type of drive?

Do I need to create a /boot/efi partition?

And, last question:
At this time LM 21.1 is installed to that Samsung nvme and that drive is set as the main distro that has the boot control. In other words it's the first distro in the Grub menu.

Will my fresh installation of LMDE6 automatically have control over the boot like Mint had?

Thanks in advance :)
Alex
 

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Sorry Alex I did not see this until I am about to sign off for my evening.

Briefly

I'm thinking since my rig is triple booted I'll need to start the installer in expert mode right?

Nope - I didn't, and you know how many distros I run.

Will I be able to install LMDE6 on this type of drive?

Not sure with nvme's , my ssd is an M2 sata, but I am not aware of issues.

Do I need to create a /boot/efi partition?

Nope, it should hook into one of your existing ESPs

Will my fresh installation of LMDE6 automatically have control over the boot like Mint had?

Yep, but we can always remedy that later if you wish to.

Cheers

Chris
 
BTW, Brian @Condobloke has an nvme and he has LMDE 6, but I am not certain that is what he put 'Faye" onto, he can speak for himself.

Later compadre
 
I also use LMDE6 I have it on my desktop installed to an NVMe with 4 other distros on a plate spinner, I also have it on my laptop on an SSD with Parrot and Mint 21

never needed to use expert mode.
 
My lmde 6 is installed to an SSD....112gb

my LM21.2 is installed to the nvme m2
 
You should not have to use the expert installer it should install fine. And yes LMDE6 will control grub boot loader after install. I can't speak to the NVME since i don't have one here. Others use them though. Good luck.
 
Sorry Alex I did not see this until I am about to sign off for my evening.

Briefly



Nope - I didn't, and you know how many distros I run.



Not sure with nvme's , my ssd is an M2 sata, but I am not aware of issues.



Nope, it should hook into one of your existing ESPs



Yep, but we can always remedy that later if you wish to.

Cheers

Chris
Thanks for answering my questions.
If there's time I can start the install over this weekend.
 
You should not have to use the expert installer it should install fine. And yes LMDE6 will control grub boot loader after install. I can't speak to the NVME since i don't have one here. Others use them though. Good luck.
Thanks.
If I have any trouble I'll be back.
When the installation is done and I reboot I'll be back to let you know how it goes.
 
My fresh installation of LMDE6 went well! :)
The installation took maybe 12 minutes and the system boot's to the desktop in 5 seconds.

I need to set some things up to my liking of course. Then download some themes and cursor themes and I'll be good to go.

Thanks for the help guys.
 

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Glad to hear it went well, think you will enjoy LMDE6 it's solid.
 
Glad to hear it went well, think you will enjoy LMDE6 it's solid.
Yup, looks great so far and runs very well.
No complaints-
 
Yup, looks great so far and runs very well.
No complaints-
Yes of course, in my opinion - LMDEx is the real Linux Mint - like any Mint should always have been ! :)

Cheers,

Eddy
 
My Sony Viao is 11 years old. Got it back in 2012.
I'm wondering if it can handle LMDE6?

Code:
     6GB (4GB x1 + 2GB x1) DDR3-1600MHz
Component:     CD/DVD player / burner
Component:     Standard lithium-ion battery (4000mAh)
Component:     Kaspersky® Internet Security (30-day trial)
 
Component:     500GB (5400rpm) hard drive
Component:     3rd gen Intel® Core™ i5-3210M processor (2.50GHz / 3.10GHz with Turbo Boost)
Component:     AMD Radeon™ HD 7550M (1GB) dedicated graphics
 
Put lmde6 on a USB and boot to it.....you will soon find out.

It looks like it will....could be a bit slow......HDD is only 5400 rpm and lowish ram, but it should still function.
 
I'm wondering if it can handle LMDE6?
Absolutely no problems, my dell lappy [about 2 yrs older] runs great, the only upgrade was swapping out the plate spinner for a Kingston SSD
 
Put lmde6 on a USB and boot to it.....you will soon find out.

It looks like it will....could be a bit slow......HDD is only 5400 rpm and lowish ram, but it should still function.
Thanks bro:-
I'll give it a spin tomorrow and see if it works.

Voyager Linux is on it now and moving really slow.
 
Absolutely no problems, my dell lappy [about 2 yrs older] runs great, the only upgrade was swapping out the plate spinner for a Kingston SSD
Cool, thanks!
 
Runs well on the laptop that's 11 years old!
A little slow on boot up and launching FF but all is good.:)

Code:
# dmidecode 3.4
Getting SMBIOS data from sysfs.
SMBIOS 2.7 present.

Handle 0x0001, DMI type 1, 27 bytes
System Information
    Manufacturer: Sony Corporation
    Product Name: SVE151190X
    Version: C10FKWS1
    Serial Number: 54312527-0006350
    UUID: 6122f6f0-33c9-11e1-87a2-30f9edc14216
    Wake-up Type: Power Switch
    SKU Number: N/A
    Family: VAIO
 

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Give Waterfox a try. I find it quicker than Firefox

It is in the software manager fro lmde6
 

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