Linux Mint 17.2...!


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Thomas the Tank Engine

So, I decided to try LM17.2, and I've got to say I like it over standard Ubuntu & Kubuntu.  However, I finally managed to reinstall Win7 on this laptop, but I may try using the feature to install LM alongside my Windows install...hopefully it does that automatically, if not, then I'll wait until I get a bigger HDD or SSD, this laptop can hold two drives, so if I do get an SSD then if I get an HDD it'll be my storage drive.

Has anyone else used Linux Mint, as well as installed Linux alongside Windows?

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simonlang

if you install mint after win7 it's boot manager automatically detects the windows installation and everything should be fine.
i have today installed kubuntu alongside windows7 and it should be the same way with linux mint.

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Thomas the Tank Engine

The problem I have is that this ASUS ROG laptop which I bought used a few months ago when my 2012 Acer's LCD backlight burnt out, and is from 2012 only has a 500GB HDD, but like I said can hold 2 drives, so I may replace the original drive with an SSD and then fill the second drive bay with a 2TB drive for storage.

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simonlang

500 GB is more than ennough for linux. SSD is nice as it will improve the speed so if you can afford it i would do it. 

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Thomas the Tank Engine

I have an SSD in my Acer, which my friend is getting the screen fixed for me, it was the same one I had in the gaming desktop I built which still had HDDs until I replaced it with an SSD in November of 2013 and sold in Feb of 2014.  So, I know the speed increase I'd get, but like the HDD in this system it's basically a 500GB model.  I'll probably pull the drive from that one and put it in this one, unless I buy a new one.  Hopefully SATA III is backwards compatible with SATA II.

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Mindovermaster

It is. Just like USB and PCI-e, everything SATA is backwards compatible.

 

As Simon said above, 500GB is enough. I'm running LM17.1 off a 120GB SSD. Hence all my downloads, I'm barely using 1/3 of the drive.

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Haggis

same i have a Linux mint install which has a 50gb Windows 7 VM on it and all on my 128Gb SSD :)

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