"Linux Mint Debian Edition, or LMDE, is the edition of
Linux Mint based on Debian Testing. The latest release was made
available for download on December 24, 2010. LMDE was announced as
an alternate edition of Linux Mint in first week of September 2010.
A review of that release was focused on the installation program.
This article presents a more detailed review of this distribution.
"Installation: The installation program on this edition of LMDE
is similar to that on the main Linux Mint edition except that on
LMDE, the disk partitioning phase of the installation process does
not have an automated option. You have to partition the disk
manually if you are going to install it successfully on your
computer. That calls for a familiarity with GParted, the
application used for creating partitions. Manual disk partitioning
guide for Linux Mint Debian Edition offers a step by step guide on
how to accomplish that task.
"A default installation of LMDE takes up about 3.2 GB of disk
space. Brtfs, ext3 and 4, jfs are the journaling file systems
supported. LVM, the Linux Logical Volume Manager, and disk
encryption are not supported. Like the main edition, GRUB 2 is the
version of GRUB used as the boot loader."
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