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#1 2019-07-25 03:06:16

reunite_pangaea
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Registered: 2019-07-12
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What should I know before "diving in"

I'm a Mint user who, maybe this week, will start a dual boot with Devuan.

While I am a Mint user, I've had experience with Arch and Ubuntu minimal before and I've installed Devuan on VirtualBox. But is there anything I should really know before installing it directly?

And yes, I know the whole "back up your current system before installing a second OS" thing and I intend to do so.

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#2 2019-07-25 11:46:27

fsmithred
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Registered: 2016-11-25
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Re: What should I know before "diving in"

A fresh install should go smoothly. The installer isos are just like installing debian. The live isos use refractainstaller. Install guides can be found on this page. (scroll down about half way)
https://devuan.org/get-devuan

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#3 2019-07-26 01:34:14

aut0exec
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Registered: 2018-11-21
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Re: What should I know before "diving in"

reunite_pangaea wrote:

I'm a Mint user who, maybe this week, will start a dual boot with Devuan.

While I am a Mint user, I've had experience with Arch and Ubuntu minimal before and I've installed Devuan on VirtualBox. But is there anything I should really know before installing it directly?

And yes, I know the whole "back up your current system before installing a second OS" thing and I intend to do so.

Welcome! Former Mint user as well... You'll like Devuan; I've been running ASCII, Beowulf, and Ceres with Cinnamon on a number of different machines and everything still feels like Mint but runs so much better!

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