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Old 20. Dec 2014, 06:52 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Linux Mint 17.1 Rebecca

Installed Linux Mint 17.1 on a Windows 8.1 laptop machine successfully using a GPT disk, despite it failed on another low-end Win 8.1 PC due to a driver issue.

Unlike the previous release which displays a blank page on my hard disk volumes in my laptop during the install, this new version now displays the hard disk volumes correctly which allows me to proceed with the install. Currently the installer can't detect my Windows 8.1 on the hard disk, but it still can install Linux Mint 17.1 on a volume I choose, without harming the Windows partition.

"Let this not fool you. The installer simply does not know how to handle all the partitions," as says Dedoimedo in this clear and nice article Dual boot: Windows 8 + Ubuntu 14.04

Linux Mint 17.1 is based on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and is a second release after Mint 17 using the same base. It's a better strategy for stable development than frequently changing the base. It now uses Noto Sans font by default and I think it looks good.

See also:
Tips and Tricks for Linux Mint after Installation [Mint 17 & 17.1 - MATE Edition]
Tips and Tricks for Linux Mint after Installation [Mint 17 & 17.1 - Cinnamon Edition]

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