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How to install ExTiX Deepin to hard drive

Using Refracta Installer on a UEFI computer

1. Just start the installer and follow the instructions. If you already have one Linux system installed you shall not install Grub while installing ExTiX Deepin. Instead you should add start data for ExTiX Deepin in /boot/grub/grub.cfg and/or /etc/grub.d/40_custom. I.e. on the partition where you already have Grub installed - see below.
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Add the boot start lines shown below (example).


menuentry 'ExTiX 21.5-2 Deepin 210520 (sda5-Samsung_T5)' --class deepin --class gnu-linux --class gnu --class os $menuentry_id_option 'gnulinux-simple-95f71a43-c9e9-4360-920b-a9ba9498eb11' {
    recordfail
    load_video
    insmod gzio
    if [ x$grub_platform = xxen ]; then insmod xzio; insmod lzopio; fi
    insmod part_gpt
    insmod ext2
    if [ x$feature_platform_search_hint = xy ]; then
      search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root 95f71a43-c9e9-4360-920b-a9ba9498eb11
    else
      search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root 95f71a43-c9e9-4360-920b-a9ba9498eb11
    fi
    linux /boot/vmlinuz-5.12.4-exton root=UUID=95f71a43-c9e9-4360-920b-a9ba9498eb11 rw splash quiet DEEPIN_GFXMODE=$DEEPIN_GFXMODE acpi_backlight=vendor acpi_rev_override=1 nomodeset
    initrd /boot/initrd.img-5.12.4-exton
}

NOTE: The boot lines above acpi_backlight=vendor acpi_rev_override=1 nomodeset may not be necessary. If you can't start ExTiX Deepin just remove everything but rw splash quiet DEEPIN_GFXMODE=$DEEPIN_GFXMODE

Using ExTiX Deepin Installer (Deepin's original install program)

This was a bit tricky before since Deepin isnít made for running in live mode. Not anymore though. Deepin Installer works very well also in VirtualBox and VMware. Watch this animated GIF showing the install process.



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