This time we will try to describe the process and some tips that will allow us successful and Deepin correct installation of the operating system on any computer.
Prepare the installer
As a first step we will proceed to download the image ISO. If you are in Windows you can burn the ISO image DVD from the same browser or boot on a USB stick with:
- Download Rufus to generate it in a USB memory (Note that in the application menu you must choose the combination Bios for MBR and GPTorUEFI for GPT depending on the configuration of your computer).
- Download UNetbootin, Used in the video.
If you want to install Deepin, simply insert the USB drive ready. Follow the instructions for the language, time, place and ready installation. If the machine is Windows, Continues this tutorial to install as a second operating system.
Make room for Deepin
a) From Windows
To do this, we must right-click on the Start menu and then select or search the, Disk Management tool option that lets you modify existing partitions. Basically what is sought is to shrink some of them for space to install the new system.
The ideal scheme on any Windows system would be a C: partition where the system and D :, generally larger where a conscious user saves your files away from the system and the dangers that this entails is installed; Having said that you decide where to take space; you should note that the operation may fail if the unit to resize this little space; It presents fragmentation or sectors with data errors; in which case you should draw on the tools to defragment and repair Windows units.
b) From Deepin
It often happens that despite taking the measures referred to operate Windows do not allow this not be another to resort to this medium. In this case you start with the USB memory previously created. And instead of "Install" when the menu appears, choose the second option (safemode) It shall start a Deepin desktop that lets you start GParted to resize or create the partitions you want.
There are many styles of partitioning, some based on old traditions that do not currently offer an advantage basically GNU / Linux requires a few to function properly.
Their existence is mandatory here is where the system and all the software you add later will be installed. It is advisable to be a good size with ext4 and primary partitioned system.
Or swap swap partition
If you have 8 GB of RAM or more you can do without it, unless you make specific mus work requiring the team to exceed your RAM; another case where you could require of it is if you use hibernation, because the system back here backup files necessary before entering this mode. Deepin recommends no more than 2 GB of RAM to this partition. "Remember that this is not RAM and does not make your computer go further (the opposite) is simply a reserve of oxygen which in some cases can prevent or delay sudden death due to lack of resources."
Home or user partition
In our view it is a somewhat outdated concept. You will hear arguments in favor of it and here my files and settings are safe and both are correct. What is also true it is that it is prone to be corrupted partition problem or store settings and corrupt at all is recomensable reuse if the system is reinstalled "much less share it with other systems." Later in future articles, we will explain safer to preserve your files and settings in Deepin alternatives.
If you want to preserve your files, create and have saved partition it is always the best alternative to Home. This is valid in GNU / Linux, Windows or any other operating system. We recommend that whenever possible is a primary partition being enclosed within an extended; thus ensuring its independence from any eventuality.
One advantage of this; It is able to use it are shared with one or more other systems in dual boot with either Windows or other Linux distributions.
If you use Windows and Linux we recommend you create a NTFS primary, large (known unit D) and give a monolithic name Example: Data or Files "Avoid using two words then explain why 'also can control and hold off fragmentation from Windows tools, impossible task from Linux.
If instead you use Deepin or several GNU / Linux distributions, the best option is a primary EXT4, Large and named as is explained above.
By now you wonder why these recommendations. First have a separate unit, unrelated systems will allow your files to survive a possible failure or destruction of the system, also is a very simple task to make a re addressing your personal folders (Downloads, Music, Videos, Documents etc.) to the unit you want and if we talk about safeguarding configurations, we have the possibilities offered by tools like Deepin clone and repair.
Boot or boot partition
This partition is not mandatory and may be omitted; if so it will be included and mounted automatically by the installer, within the root system partition.
Currently we recommend if your computer is a laptop, prone to shutdowns for battery drain since it is that is a good measure to prevent data errors and the appearance of the messageinitramfswhich is nothing more than a shell terminal, which invites to review errors in disk sectors; Same they generated because the system does not pipe the opportunity to run their normal shutdown process.
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