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Challenges in Linux Mint 18 Cinnamon installation

The scenario is I have a Dell Inspiron machine dual booting Window 8.1 and Debian 8. I wanted to replace the Debian with Linux Mint 18 Cinnamon.


Download the ISO file (64bit) from https://linuxmint.com/download.phpVerify the downloaded ISO file from  https ://linuxmint.com/verify.phpPress F2 during boot screen and make the fast boot to OFF & save and exit.Press F12 during boot screen and make the boot mode as UEFI and Safeboot off.Using Unetbootin create a bootable ISO using the USB disk.In Windows > Settings > System &recovery > Using your Pendrive > restartIt boots into Mint 18, Install option At some step it asks for partition choose "something else"Delete the existing "/" partition and "/home" using Minus "-" Create partition "/" and "/home" using "+" make sure that format is checkedAfter installation grub did not appear and it boots into windows directly.bcdedit /set {bootmgr} path \EFI\mint…

Debian and it's love ...!

I have been using a lot of Linux/based distribution during my UG days. It all started with installing solaris on my 512MB RAM machine after an installation demo by CSE seniors(Krithika, Balachandran and others) . Then, I went on to Ubuntu, Fedora, OpenSUSE, Debian for reasons during my project work. Of all, my Favorite is Debian for their less memory or/and power consumption with simple neat looks. 

During my PG days I installed Ubuntu 14.04 and were using for the past 2 years (almost). Now that I wanted to get back to my fav Debian and went into so many issues which I haven't faced during those days. Moreover, hardware/software itself got too complicated with BIOS/UEFI/Legacy mode/Safeboot/Fastboot/Win8/Win10. 

Objective, I wanted to replace Ubuntu with Debian and still use it a dual boot alongside windows. Specs: Debian 8.4, Dell Inspiron 3000 series, I7, 8GB RAM

Initial steps 
0. To live boot F12 key at boot, I have to choose boot from pendrive under Legacy option in boot menu opti…

Connect to [faster] internet via Intranet machine

Hi Folks,

Good to see you  you see it again. Let's get to the point straight. This procedure can help you in two ways.  You are on a LAN where your machine don't have a Internet and say you know a machine which has(Of course you need your credentials) .You are on a LAN. Say your internet speed sucks. Say the other machine has a faster speed. 

Section 1: Proxy config 
All the snapshots are from Ubuntu. It can be done for other Linux Distro's or Windows as well.
Note:- Port number in Section 1.4 and Section 2.3 must match





Section 2. Putty config

Install Putty if you don't have it already.





Thanks to Satya Ivvv