[conspire] Mint Linux - STAY AWAY, it's a buntu

Adrien Lamothe a_lamothe at yahoo.com
Tue Oct 16 00:35:36 PDT 2007

I've been playing with Ubuntu since Breezy and have installed it on a number of computers. So far, no problems with disk partitions.

Rick Moen <rick at linuxmafia.com> wrote: Quoting Bruce Coston (jane_ikari at yahoo.com):

> Mint derives most of its code from Ubuntu so if your drives "just
> don't get along with Ubuntu"  you've been warned! If your distro keeps
> wiping out partitions post-install you EARN a reputation. 

Well, I continue to have perfectly fine luck with *buntu.  

FWIW, I tend to lay out and format partitions with whatever is my
current choice of live CD (currently Sidux, a project started by
developers who left Kanotix en-masse) prior to doing an OS installation,
just out of habit and caution.  If (like you) I were doing massively
multiboot installations, I'd be doubly careful to take that sort of

> I'm bringing simply MEPIS beta5 prior to 7 and recommend it highly.

Good.  I'm glad Warren's effort isn't falling apart.  

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