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MidnightCowboy 20. Aug 2015 06:33 AM

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Originally Posted by danielson (Post 113636)
Is it an issue to install 64bit Linux as dual boot with 32bit Win 7 ?
Read somewhere that if you have more than 4G of RAM, it should be okay.

As long as the machine is 64bit capable it will be fine. Most KDE distros have a recommendation for just 1GB of memory. What you read about is only relevant to a Windows system.

This is from the Ubuntu wiki:

All 64-bit (x86-64) CPUs should be fast enough to run Ubuntu and can run the 32-bit (x86) version as well. For an optimized installation (and especially for those wishing to run more than ~3 GiB of RAM) however, a 64-bit installation CD is available. The 32-bit version tends to be easier to use and runs into less problems.

danielson 20. Aug 2015 01:39 PM

Good.

Just tried live CD with Neptune and it wants a username + p.w.?

MidnightCowboy 20. Aug 2015 06:04 PM

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Originally Posted by danielson (Post 113653)
Good.

Just tried live CD with Neptune and it wants a username + p.w.?

This was not the case with my live session.

I remember from an older release however that the live user was ‘user’ (without quotes) and password was ‘live’. Don't know if it's the same for this one but also don't know why you are being asked for it.

danielson 21. Aug 2015 01:54 AM

MC, i was trying to dual boot with Antergos before you posted and it hung on me, so i had to re-install Win 7. Kind of puts a damper on my appreciation of Linux for the time being.

MidnightCowboy 21. Aug 2015 06:22 AM

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Originally Posted by danielson (Post 113663)
MC, i was trying to dual boot with Antergos before you posted and it hung on me, so i had to re-install Win 7. Kind of puts a damper on my appreciation of Linux for the time being.

I've always recommended to check the appropriate distro forums first before installing anything and Antergos has several posts about hung installations either during or at first boot. Others such as Manjaro can also cause complications depending on your partition scheme, although they've recently updated their installer so maybe this is no longer the case.

It would have been a safer bet to dual boot with something well proven to be happy with Windows such as Mint. You could always overwrite this later with another distro or use Rescatux to restore your Windows boot in the event of a mishap.

danielson 21. Aug 2015 01:39 PM

You're a wise man MC.
Is there any particular feature that you appreciate most in Neptune?
Antergos do have nice interface with their distro as well as online support.
I know aesthetics isn't everything but Neptune would need a bit of a touch up (at least from what i saw online).

MidnightCowboy 21. Aug 2015 02:49 PM

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Originally Posted by danielson (Post 113678)
Is there any particular feature that you appreciate most in Neptune?

Debatable about the "wise" part but these days I'll take any compliment. :D

I guess only because it installs into both my machines. For various reasons I need to swap between the two regularly and my wife also uses them so it makes sense to have the same system in each although both are dual booted, one with Windows and the other with a second Linux. Being KDE though, personalized configurations are plentiful as they are with other KDE distros. The only potential limitations will be graphics related depending on your hardware configuration and might not permit all of the desktop effects to function.

Ratzo 31. Aug 2015 12:30 PM

Hi MC So Windows would be your primary os ?

MidnightCowboy 31. Aug 2015 12:42 PM

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Originally Posted by Ratzo (Post 113853)
Hi MC So Windows would be your primary os ?

No, Windows takes up only about 5% of my usage time.


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