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These are the default partitions and logical volumes created by the installer. The first partition is a non-LVM boot partition (255 MB with ext2) and the rest of the unallocated space is assigned to the Physical Volume. Three logical volumes (for /, swap, and /home) are created with most of the available space allocated to /home). The default file system used by the Debian Installer on logical volumes is ext3. Continue.
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Yes, and Continue.
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I recommend Yes here. Continue.
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At this stage, the base system is already installed. Sticking with the default choices at this step will prompt the installer to install a set of packages needed to run a complete GNOME desktop. This is one option, and one that I will not recommended for what we are trying to do. My recommendation is to deselect both options.
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So the window will look just like this one. Continue.
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The installer will install GRUB, the boot loader, on the Master Boot Record (MBR). You will not always need to install GRUB on the MBR, but for this tutorial, we will take the default. Keep in mind that this article is proceeding on the premise that LMDE will be the only operating system on the computer.Continue.
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22 Responses

  1. Hi there and thank you for this great howto.

    In the meantime the domain name of “www.debian-multimedia.org” has changed to “www.deb-multimedia.org”. Maybe you’d like to update that.

  2. Have several challenges thus far. Installing on laptop which has 3 primary partitions already, a boot a recovery and C:. An unkn virus damaged Win7, took the opportunity to redo the drive. Expanded boot sector from 100mb to ~500mb to allow for LMDE non-encrypt grub. Created through much error (days of guessing) an encrypted-LVM 50G/root 10G/swap 350G/home partitions for LMDE. Still at CLI, pls advise. I would like LMDE, not just looks like, ready for update to announced 3/25/12. Quite a noob, struggled this far.

    apt-get install mint-meta-debian #Did not work
    apt-get install gdm #Did not work
    apt-get install mintmenu #Did not work

    Thanks

    1. Issues with installation of packages might have more to do with the state of LMDE itself. I haven’t seen any updates about it since it was first released, and with all the projects that the devs are taking on, I see no indication that LMDE will be getting much needed attention any time soon.

      That aside, have you tried installing individual packages as given here?

      And about your partition sizes, what are you doing with a 10 GB Swap partition?

  3. Great tutorial but I have a question.

    When I get to the part to run:
    apt-get install mint-meta-debian

    I get this error:

    mint-meta-debian: depends: gstreamer0.10-pitfdll but it is not installable. Broken packages.

    Any idea?

    I am working with the amd64 netinstall of testing

    thanks
    Steve.

      1. apt-get install –fix-broken mint-meta-debian
        Reading package lists… Done
        Building dependency tree
        Reading state information… Done
        Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that you have
        requested an impossible situation or if you are using the unstable
        distribution that some required packages have not yet been created
        or been moved out of Incoming.
        The following information may help to resolve the situation:

        The following packages have unmet dependencies:
        mint-meta-debian : Depends: gstreamer0.10-pitfdll but it is not installable
        E: Broken packages

        1. Ok, it looks like the gstreamer0.10-pitfdll package is no longer in the repository (or is broken). To verify, I uninstalled it from my test system and could not reinstall it. If you run the LMDE Live DVD, you will see that it is installed by default. I think this problem is related to the recent attack on Sourceforge.

          The article has been updated to give the command that works.

        2. I think another method of getting around this problem is to add the LMDE installation DVD in the /etc/apt/sources.list file, so that all the packages are installed from it. You can then run apt-get install mint-meta-debain.

          Update: Do not try this. It will not work.

        3. finid,

          I will try as you suggest.

          Glad to see that the problem I identified was legitimate.

          I appreciate your work.
          Steve.

          Best Regards
          Steve.

        4. finid,

          We are closer now.

          This is what I found:

          1. apt-get install -m mint-meta-debian does not work.

          2. when attempting to install those packages individually, certain are not found, like mint-artwork-gnome (did you mean art-work-debian?), mint-artwork-common, and maybe others. Note: These are not found, so the gstream issue does not seem to apply.

          The other items of note are:
          1. software manager launches from desktop and appears to work
          2. software sources – can not change sources.
          3. synaptic package manager – works from desktop and works.
          4. update manager – not sure if it really works.
          5. uninstalling epiphany did not appear to cause firefox to install. so I installed the firefox english pack first, then firefox and it installed the english firefox.

          In general, the approach you outline does work.

          Thanks
          Steve.

  4. After being accustomed to “inteli” installers for RPM based distributions, I must say that Debian has an impressively smart installer – offering to do exactly what I want it to.

    Great introduction to the world of Debian. I am quite impressed. Who knows, may be a new Debian contributor has emerged out of this 🙂

    One question: in Debian-testing, is Nouveau 2D/3D driver installed by the first Debian DVD, or will the drivers be added by the Mint meta package?

  5. Nice! I’m using Crunchbang (based on Debian Squeeze) so I think it should also work?
    Is there a way so the passphrase will be transaparent? I mean just like Ubuntu? I don’t need to enter it each time I boot my machine.

    1. I do not see how you can do that, but even if you could, it will defeat the whole point of encrypting the disk. And that is that anybody trying to reboot the computer, must supply the passphrase for the machine to reboot successfully. It is the best, direct physical security layer for your data.

      Auto-login is a very convenient tool, but it creates a hole in the (physical) security posture of your computer.

  6. Great tutorial! I have not performed this step-by-step but I a question. When is the Debian Mint Installation image used? It seems that the Debian install disk is used to install a basic Debian system, the apt sources file is modified to point at LMDE repositories, and a system upgrade is then performed. Is this correct or am I missing something?

    Again, great tutorial.
    Regards,
    Dave

    1. Great catch! You are right. The LMDE installation disk is not needed. I should not have put it in there. The article will be updated to reflect that.

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