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post #1 of 17
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As stated this, this Is a thread on how to boot linux from your hard drive. I located an article that seemed feasible, but it doesn't have a way to due this for mint 10(what I am trying to use). Does anyone know how to do this with mint?
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The steps in that article should work for mint after you extract the iso what do you see?
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from a quick glance at the article, just following the guide if it was ubuntu or debian, as they share these things in common (ubuntu and mint are both derivatives of debian.)
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thanks, I got it installed, for some reason a new option was available in the installation guide; when I mount the iso.

the option was install lin windows, well I finally got linux installed. now onto installing waterfox

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if you got a 64 bit version of mint, all the browsers should already be 64 bit...
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if you got a 64 bit version of mint, all the browsers should already be 64 bit...
so chrome should install like normal? ...you use linux tho, have you tried waterfox?
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post #7 of 17
http://www.google.com/chrome/eula.html

grab the 64 bit .deb from there, and it will install, or you could go the other route and install chromium (the open source counterpart to chrome).

i have not tried waterfox, i've seen the thread here, sounds interesting. most programs that come with and are in the repository for mint, will be 64 bit. there are of course some programs that aren't, typically like wine and grub...mint64 like ubuntu 64 bit are 32 bit capable so they will run 32 bit applications just fine.
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waterfox? too many custom firefox versions the debian one is iceweasel, theres one for arch... just a lot of weird crap like that... they really arent any better or worse, just different in very slight ways (like icons)

chrome vs chromium however is a big difference... if you hvae the option, always rock chromium on linux its the open source version, so its got some of googles spy-hax taken out and it runs faster with a tad more security... really doesnt matter a lot, but you might as well just do chromium cause its probably in your repos (sudo apt-get install chromium)
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waterfox? too many custom firefox versions the debian one is iceweasel, theres one for arch... just a lot of weird crap like that... they really arent any better or worse, just different in very slight ways (like icons)

chrome vs chromium however is a big difference... if you hvae the option, always rock chromium on linux its the open source version, so its got some of googles spy-hax taken out and it runs faster with a tad more security... really doesnt matter a lot, but you might as well just do chromium cause its probably in your repos (sudo apt-get install chromium)
i can't even say that "waterfox" would even be available for any linux...it seems to be a "custom" build done by one of our members here on OCN.

i guess you could build one on your own, its not extremely hard to grab the source and compile it
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post #10 of 17
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the option was install lin windows, well I finally got linux installed. now onto installing waterfox
Huh? If you installed 64-bit Linux, then you already have 64-bit Firefox.
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