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Do I need to install drivers with linux mint


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#1 daveycrockett

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Posted 08 May 2016 - 06:44 PM

Hello - I lost my win10 os completely while attempting to do an alongside install of Ubuntu. I am going to try a fresh install of mint for 32bit on this pc, will drivers be included once i have my download on the flash drive? Or am I asking a too simplistic question and not providing enough info?



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Posted 08 May 2016 - 07:01 PM

In my (limited) experience Linux Mint simply does the job itself.....it will establish an internet connection and then if it needs any extra drivers it will simply download them and you will be good to go. Virtually no input will be required from you.

 

The only seriously minor hiccup I encountered was the "native' (linux) driver for my graphics card was a bit 'ordinary'....so I elected to update that myself a bit down the track.....but other than that, everything worked 'Out of the box"


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Posted 08 May 2016 - 08:49 PM

Hello - I lost my win10 os completely while attempting to do an alongside install of Ubuntu. I am going to try a fresh install of mint for 32bit on this pc, will drivers be included once i have my download on the flash drive? Or am I asking a too simplistic question and not providing enough info?

For starters, are you sure you lost Windows 10?  Maybe we should take a look see to make sure, that is, if you still want it.

 

Let's make sure you are running a 32ibt pc.  Just because it has a 32bit OS on it don't necessarily mean it is a 32bit CPU.  This way you will get a little better security and be able to run Google Chrome.

 

"Drivers":  For the most part you don't have to worry about this, unless you have certain Graphics Cards etc.  Even then you should be able to just boot it up and install.  If you can post up some of your specs, or the Make and Model of the pc we can take a look to foresee any issues.  We can also get specs the next time you boot up linux.  If you want to do that, just say the word and which distro you will use.

 

once i have my download on the flash drive?

You've done this before, so you know you don't download on the flash drive right?  You download to the pc and then use one of the popular installers to create a bootable USB, LinuxLiveUSB "if you will"


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#4 daveycrockett

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Posted 08 May 2016 - 09:07 PM

Yes I definitely lost my win10 completely. So I now have ubuntu 16.04 up and running. I thought I would try and install mint, but the current system was already partially installed, so GOODBYE WIN10 - GOODBYE Bill Gates you lousy NWO social engineering scumbag!!


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Posted 08 May 2016 - 11:07 PM

Can you give us your specs?


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