This time we will try to describe the process and some tips that will allow us successful and Proper installation of the operating system Deepin on any computer. This guide focuses on recent versions and always receive your question there.

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 create boot drive (bootear) On a USB stick:

  • 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 tutorial. It is multiplatform.
  • Linux terminal method: dd bs=4M if=[ubicaciondeiso] of=/dev/sd[x] status=progress && sync
botear usb para instalación con unetbootin

Clean installation

If you want Deepin install, simply insert the USB drive or DVD ready. Considers that the PC meets the requirements. 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

There are ways to install the operating system, one of the more doubts claimed. The boot drive offers advanced partition manager to organize the installation. For Windows, you can use your administrator to use the dual boot.

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 in any system Windows It would be a partition C: where the system is installed and D:Generally larger where a user consents to save your files away from the system and the dangers that this entails. That said, you decide where to take space; you should note that the operation may fail if the unit to resize this little space; presents fragmentation or sectors with data errors; in which case you must draw on tools defragment and repair Windows units.


b) From Deepin

Suele ocurrir que a pesar de tomar las medidas mencionadas para operando desde Windows, éste no permita hacerlo. No quedará de otro que recurrir a este medio. En este caso inicias con la memoria usb creada anteriormente. Y en lugar de «Instalar», al aparecer el menú, eliges la segunda opción (safemode) It shall start a Deepin desktop that lets you start GParted to resize or create the partitions you want.

Types particiones

There are many styles of partitioning, some based on old traditions that do not currently offer an advantage basically GNU / Linux It requires a few to function properly. In the basic installation Deepin automatically sets the root, home and swap area.

Raiz (/)

Their existence is mandatory, this 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

Si posees 8 GB de RAM o mas puedes prescindir de ella, a no ser que realices trabajos mus específicos que obliguen al equipo a rebasar su RAM; otro de los casos en que podrías requerir de ella es si usas hibernación, ya que el sistema vuelva aquí los archivos de respaldo necesarios antes de entrar en este modo. Deepin recomienda no dar mas de 2 GB de RAM a esta partición. «Recuerda que esto no es RAM y no hace que tu equipo rinda mas (Todo lo contrario) simplemente es una reserva de oxigeno que en algunos casos puede evitar o demorar la muerte súbita por falta de recursos».

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.

extra partition

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 are using Windows and Linux we recommend you establish a NTFS primary, large (the known drive D:) And give a monolithic name. Example: Data or Files. You can also monitor and hold off fragmentation from Windows tools, impossible task from Linux.

Avoid using two words to partitions of your PC. We explain why in the following lines.

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 allow your files to survive a possible failure or destruction of the system, also is a task very simple to make an address re 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 likeDeepin Clone Y 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.

Installation videotutorial

For those who are complicated to follow the instructions, we share this video tutorial. We recommend installation play this video from a mobile device.

Already he installed Deepin? Visit the guide post-installation


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Hi. Newly discovered his community and is excellent. Both because it is in Spanish and its content.
But my comment is regarding a problem I have with Deepin. I did not start and is loading the logo.
So I wanted to know if there would be a way to fix it or you would have to reinstall the system. From already thank you very much!

Victor Sanchez

I'll have to install Deepin again, buy a hard drive SSD 240GB and thought it would be installed as the first installations of my old album, I installed normal all in one partition ,, except the swap.
Now with this new album both times I installed if not detected because it has more capacity or for some other reason, but it creates 5 partitions, SI 5 partitions.
ext4 / root
ext4 / home
ntfs / media / victor / _dd dde data
1mb after Unassigned
all this, in short, that I left in 240GB 150GB system which are the system 12.54, 4gigas swap and the rest for that, a salad partition meaningless bring no benefit.
install 2 times thinking that I'm wrong but I just choose the empty partition formatted to ext4 and before I give installed there in basic mode, in other distributions do not pass this ,, I used kde few years, several different versions, , neon, Kubuntu etc and see the issue more simplified installation and especially the manager himself partitions installation. because I believe many partitions?
if I buy me a 240GB ssd ,, if there are only two partitions, swap and root system will do best ,,, not?
but I vented system that has more space etc.
I hope they improve this section in Deepin ,, and put the extandar linux installer and each will partition to our liking ,, if we do not have to enter advanced installation and start to edit all partitions without knowing that I play at risk that I do not start the system I put something wrong.
already there tutos out there on how to create them, but if to complicate my life instead of Deepin would use kali linux arch etc..que I do not like anything.


Hello Victor SanchezVictor Sanchez It happened to me exactly the same, I think 5 different partitions, is reported to Deepin team, what I did is to simply delete the additional partitions dde_data and the other two using GPartedAfter that everything continues to run smoothly.

You can use the GParted by first go to the store and install Deepin Deepin Live System. After you start re-start and during have the new option of entering Deepin RecoveryFrom there you can use GParted to erase those extra partitions.

I hope this helps.



Hello, thank you for the great information!
I have doubts about the so-called "extra partition" in the case of dual boot with Windows: This partition would be a space of coexistence between the two file formats (ntfs and ext4), where there is the possibility to read and rewrite records? o It would only be a storage space and nothing else? A few days ago I installed for the first time is the latter- -this so "simple" because the installer does not allow me to partition and I note that my partition "D" (data Windows) If you can get into the folders and there Deepin two, but when I'm in no windows Deepin these two folders are displayed.


Hello AvatarSamir There are two tools that may help you in your situation:




Both allow you to explore and manipulate Linux partitions from Windows.



Hey Eli, thank you very much for your prompt help and apologize for not responding sooner! I had problems again with the grub Windows 10. The weekend also had to uninstall it because Deepin 15.10.1 incorrectly and this theme partitions. Then I discovered the conetido serious mistake and re-installed from scratch both operating systems. Monday and Tuesday I walked by setting Win10 and left this task to Deepin to answer questions after, still I have.

Monday manipulated boot configuration, considering a possible uninstallation Deepin if another problem arises from the desktop Deepin that comes by default after installation. That is, I have removed Deepin first choice and I put Windows (by default appears as second choice), first. Then I left and I was in Deepin Windows and turn off the computer so aurautomát re-start the computer in Windows. I went to turn off the computer and start again. So I entered Deepin and returned to the boot configuration that brings Deepin default and returned to elect the first opcioo boot, leaving Windows for second. Turn off equipment and vilvi today have problems booting Windows.

Turn on the computer Dual Boot BIOS, I choose to boot Windows to start. Load the logo, then the login screen, finish loading the desktop and then get a message "LOCKED" .At Apparently this is caused by changing the configuration of boot options Deepin then brings installation. Then, I entered Deepin and turned to leave Deepin first boot option. I hope in a few hours re-enter Windows and have no more problems with this grub. But I will return to uninstall both operating systems and reformat and then install a third time.

Before making any desire change that please help me with these questions related to dual boot in physical and on the same hard disk drive:

1. As mentioned in this article, about the so-called "extra partition" (D), which could be shared data space for Windows and Deepin: Being on an NTFS share, both OS can read and rewrite these files?

2. EXT4 partitions with fragmented files also? I had read quite the opposite. These are not fragmented as they do NTFS.

3. Deepin 15.10.1 The current version, based on Debian BETA, makes it unstable?

Beforehand, I apologize for the extensive intervention and am very grateful for your help!


Hello AvatarSamir I'm not quite sure I understand the problem but what I can say is that Windows sometimes takes over the process of re-start and if you just do a re-start Windows takes control and not allow you to enter other operating systems installed on the system.

Try to make the changes that were talking and then instead of just re-inciar when you come to make a WIndows machine off completely and see if you get the option to enter Linux. We also advise carefully review the options in your system BIOS or UEFI boot LEGACY. Many machines have problems differently than the LEGACY and vice versa, you will have to experiment with this until you find the right solution for your case.

Failure is not in Linux, this is you do not need re-install so you just have to find the proper boot settings for your machine and operating systems.

Regarding your question about the extra partition I will tell you so. If the partition is NTFS or FAT32 can be read without problems from Linux, Linux is ready to support them, is Windows which is not prepared to read EXT4 partitions etc. If the files on the NTFS partition were created is previously may need to take control of files from Linux using the system permits to manipulate you because you only have read permissions, but this is a super simple and easy process which can do with the GUI in Linux.

Your last question about Deepin 15.10.1: I'll tell you that Deepin currently has two versions available:

Deepin 15.10.1 Inestable (Which has stopped developing and will soon have more updates and support)

Deepin 15.10.1 Stable Which must have and you'll for sure if you did a clean install of the system and not an upgrade from the old version soon will not support as explained above.



Hello Eli!

Yes, I'll try with the settings and see what happens. As for the BIOS, I'm sure my machine (Core i3 processor first generation) has the old BIOS to dry.

Glad to know now if Linux supports NTFS files. My question was because I read articles of 2012 and to date, as it claimed in this article, Linux could only support their native EXT and FAT.

So I will make the partitions as they advise us in this great article.

Thank you for your valuable help!


Hello, look after 20 years of using Linux and Windows I can assure you that the only way that they work stable over time, is an operating system per disk. The dual boot always fail.




Also forgot to tell you a few months ago we published a tutorial on this subject:

https: //deepinenespañ