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is mx linux able to be installed or dual-boot with win10 via a <2 gb usb?

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is mx linux able to be installed or dual-boot with win10 via a <2 gb usb?

#1 Post by makemxlinuxeasy » Thu Feb 22, 2018 2:01 am

is mx linux able to be installed or dual-boot with win10 via a <2 gb usb?

if so what are the steps

if not let me know

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Re: is mx linux able to be installed or dual-boot with win10 via a <2 gb usb?

#2 Post by anticapitalista » Thu Feb 22, 2018 6:10 am

RTFM! You have been told where it is.
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Re: is mx linux able to be installed or dual-boot with win10 via a <2 gb usb?

#3 Post by cyrilus31 » Thu Feb 22, 2018 6:38 am

Eadwine Rose wrote:Have you taken the effort to look around on the forums? Have you looked at the manual?
https://mxlinux.org/manuals
Eadwine Rose wrote:there is a little section up top that says please read this first
asqwerth wrote:2. from within your live run of MX17, you could open a terminal, type:
inxi -F
please go through all of these steps before asking anything more.

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Re: is mx linux able to be installed or dual-boot with win10 via a <2 gb usb?

#4 Post by GuiGuy » Thu Feb 22, 2018 7:07 am

makemxlinuxeasy wrote:is mx linux able to be installed or dual-boot with win10 via a <2 gb usb?
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The answer is no, because AFAIK the only standard USB size <2gb is 1gb.
If you want a portable live-USB (to use on any computer), a much larger one is recommended.

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Re: is mx linux able to be installed or dual-boot with win10 via a <2 gb usb?

#5 Post by rokytnji.1 » Thu Feb 22, 2018 8:21 am

I usually click on the iso button and read the size of the iso being downloaded. KISS rules my world when not bothering to read any documentation for what ever reason.

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Re: is mx linux able to be installed or dual-boot with win10 via a <2 gb usb?

#6 Post by makemxlinuxeasy » Thu Feb 22, 2018 8:57 am

i dont understand why nobody is helpful

why isnt there a helpful answer to a question

what is a simpler linux distro that is good for ppl that dont know linux

nobody asked any clarifying questions to show that they were trying to be helpful

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#7 Post by makemxlinuxeasy » Thu Feb 22, 2018 9:00 am

what is a simpler linux distro that is good for ppl that dont know anything about linux?

ill go ask them instead

this is too complicated

i asked a simple question, no helpful answers

and nobody asked any clarifying questions to show that they were trying to be helpful

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Re: is mx linux able to be installed or dual-boot with win10 via a <2 gb usb?

#8 Post by dolphin_oracle » Thu Feb 22, 2018 9:02 am

The MX iso is approximately 1.3GB. So you will need at least a 2GB stick.

some of the mirrors truncate the file size that is displayed to 1GB, but its actually larger.

release features are here: https://mxlinux.org/current-release-features
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#9 Post by makemxlinuxeasy » Thu Feb 22, 2018 9:23 am

dolphin_oracle wrote:The MX iso is approximately 1.3GB. So you will need at least a 2GB stick.
well that's helpful, thank you!

* so ~1.3gb

so something more than that

* some download places show 1gb, but is larger than that

that's very helpful

that's super helpful

this page https://mxlinux.org/current-release-features doesnt show that basic info,

it's 2 important bullet points of important and basic info

if it doesnt show, then you jsut ask something simple

but then you have to deal with all this?

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i dont what's going on here anymore, you have all these ppl, all these ppl who could help with a simple question, but they dont i dont understand

i just dont understand, i dont get it

im going to look into the other thing, i cant deal with this

not sure if im going to end doing the dual boot anymore, i was just seeing but it's already so painful

just going to get a macos long-term

and looks like its a lot better to just stay away from linux,

every single thing related to linux has coninued to be so painful

it was a simple question

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Re: is mx linux able to be installed or dual-boot with win10 via a <2 gb usb?

#10 Post by GuiGuy » Thu Feb 22, 2018 10:13 am

makemxlinuxeasy wrote:..............
it was a simple question
I gave you a simple answer "The answer is no, because ............" in post #4 above.
And so did D.O. in #8.

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