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.

botear usb para instalación con unetbootin

Clean installation

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.

Root (/)

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.

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 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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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
despues 1mb sin asignar
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.
instale 2 veces pensando que me equivoque yo pero es que yo solo elijo la partición vacía antes formateada a ext4 y le doy a instalar ahí,en modo básico, en otras distribuciones no pasa esto,,he usado kde algunos años,varias versiones distintas,,neon,kubuntu etc y veo mas simplificado el tema de la instalación y sobre todo el gestor de particiones propio de la instalación. por que me crea tantas particiones?
si yo me compro un ssd de 240gb,,si solo hay dos particiones,la swap y la raiz del sistema,,,ira mejor no?
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!
Tengo dudas acerca de la llamada «partición extra», en el caso de dual boot con windows: ¿Esta partición sería un espacio de coexistencia entre ambos formatos de archivos (ntfs y ext4), en donde exista la posibilidad de poder leer y reescribir los archivos? o ¿Sólo sería un espacio de almacenamiento y nada más? Hace unos días instalé por primera vez -esta es la segunda- de forma «simple», porque el instalador no me permite realizar las particiones y observo que mi partición «D» (datos de windows) sí se puede entrar en las carpetas y existen dos de Deepin, pero cuando estoy en windows no se visualizan estas dos carpetas de Deepin.


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.

Enciendo el equipo en dual Boot de la BIOS, elijo a Windows para iniciar arranque. Carga el logo, luego la pantalla de inicio de sesión, termina de cargar el escritorio y luego sale un mensaje de: «BLOQUEADO».Al parecer, esto se origina por cambiar la configuración de opciones de arranque que Deepin trae luego de su instalación. Acto seguido, entré en Deepin y volví a dejar a Deepin como primera opción de arranque. Espero en unas horas volver a ingresar a Windows y ya no tenga más problemas con esto del grub. Sino, tendré volver a desinstalar ambos sistemas operativos y volver a formatear y luego instalarlos por tercera vez.

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. Tal como se mencionó en este artículo, acerca de la llamada «partición extra» (D), en la que se podría compartir espacio para datos de Windows y Deepin: ¿Al estar en una participación NTFS, ambos S.O. pueden leer y reescribir estos archivos? 

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: