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Month: December 2016

Re: [trinity-users] installing on uefi multiboot.

From: Felmon Davis <davisf@...>
Date: Sat, 31 Dec 2016 17:29:07 -0500 (EST)
On Sat, 31 Dec 2016, Lisi Reisz wrote:

> On Saturday 31 December 2016 17:56:59 Felmon Davis wrote:
>> suppose I now install Trinity. should I let it write to the mbr or
>> rather to its own partition?
> I am confused, or you are confused, or we are both confused.

I think I am.

> Trinity is a desktop environment, not an operating system.

you're right, of course. I usually install DE and OS together. thus 
the conflation.

>  The mbr doesn't come into it.  Install the relevant operating 
> system, with or without a DE, then install Trinity from the Trinity 
> repositories as you would any other software from your distros 
> repositories.  Then it cannot muck up your other OS's.

here another point of confusion: NetRunner uses KDE4 (or KDE5, not 

can I really install Trinity side-by-side with it?

I figured I should format a partition and do an install of Trinity 
(ok, debian + trinity).

> It is, if you wish, possible to use one of the available Live CDs to install
> an OS with Trinity already installed, and the default DE, just as most Debian
> newbies install Debian with Gnome and most Ubuntu newbies install Ubuntu with
> Unity.  But you don't have to do so, and I never do.  I install Debian, and
> then add Trinity.

I usually install exegnu which defaults to trinity as DE.

thanks for clearing my mind about an aspect of this.

so I can install OS and Trinity on separate partition.

or (?) install Trinity on top of NetRunner.


Felmon Davis

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