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Month: March 2018

Re: [trinity-users] Re: Re: my vanishing root partition

From: William Morder <doctor_contendo@...>
Date: Thu, 22 Mar 2018 13:27:56 -0700

On Wednesday 21 March 2018 16:38:50 deloptes wrote:
> William Morder wrote:
> > By the way, on the Trinity pages, there is nowhere that it describes how
> > to do a minimal installation (without other DEs), and just go straight to
> > TDE. It is probably there somewhere, but as others have also mentioned,
> > the site is a little disorganized, I think due to the fact that pages are
> > added on an ad hoc basis, and also that it's pretty much a volunteer
> > project without the resources of the bigger names. I realize that
> > redesigning the site is a big job, but maybe a link (on the home page) to
> > a site map would be a good place to start?
> installing the base system is not part of TDE.
> It is very simple, I usually pick up the debian network installation disk
> or usb image and when asked for system type I do not select anything except
> basic
> there many online step by step guides - example
> > For myself, I always used either the Trinity installation discs, or more
> > usually I would install one of the 'buntus, then use the guide for
> > installing TDE; so when I moved to Debian, I followed the same guide. If
> > there were a clearly marked place with instructions for minimal
> > installation, I might have saved myself a lot of time. Again, I believe
> > that a lot of potential Trinity users give up, because those who know
> > already know, and they can only be found here on the mailing list. Those
> > who don't know (I mean the total n00bs) don't know where to look, nor who
> > to ask for help, and the questions discussed on the mailing list are
> > probably over their heads.
> look at step 13 "Now select which components you want to install, choose
> only standard system utilities if you want a minimal install"
> > On my root partition, however, I have other stuff installed in opt, such
> > as Seamonkey and OpenOffice (don't like LibreOffice, as it messes up my
> > documents). Also, other software that I have tried out (such as the
> > Vivaldi browser) use the opt folder. (I don't currently use Vivaldi, but
> > I like to try out different things, then get rid of them again if I don't
> > like them.) So for my purposes, it's probably good to have a root
> > partition that's larger than normal, just so I have some wiggle room. I
> > don't really use the home partition for saving anything, anyway;
> > everything there is moved to external drives as soon as possible.
> Backup that directory, when installing assign dedicated partition ( trinity
> requires about 1G, I would count with 2G for trinity) so based on your
> current size you can easily calculate the space.
> If you have trinity already there, you can remove it (rm -rf ) after
> restoring from backup and before installing new trinity desktop.
> On my desktop root is 20G with 6.7G used, opt is bigger with a lot of
> custom stuff, but as mentioned trinity would cope with anything above 2G
> very well
> I put all of this on luks and LVM and now even installer can do it right.
> regards
Does anybody here make /opt a separate partition? Since so many programs use 
it that are better not to run with admin privileges, it seems better not to 
put /opt in the root partition. But then I wonder if installations would go 
awry for those packages that use /opt. (Not only TDE, but also other 
programs, such as Seamonkey, OpenOffice, etc., use /opt for installation.) 


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