Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Switching to Linux

At last it is time to shift from so called Windows XP to the ultimate new virus free GNU/Linux system.
It started with Mint 6, codename Felicia.
1. Burn disk from the downloaded ISO file and boot from CD.
2. Select the option "Run in Compatibility Mode", which leads you to a Demo.
3. When the destop appears, you can find an icon Install Mint in the desktop.
3.5. Open My Computer and Mount all the disk drives (Media).
4. Select it and proceed to the step where you are asked to partition the disk.
5. Select "Manually" and move to the next screen.
6. Select the partition in which you want to install Mint and select appropriate format and select "/". It is the root (perhaps)
7. Select another small space for swap and select the format as swap.
8. Do NOT change the settings for any other partition.
9. Proceed through the installation process and thats all.

It took 20 hrs to complete the installation. If I had not from the windows version of it, could have taken less.