UPDATE 06/27/2020: Am reclaiming Media Library space by deleting old pics.

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Downloaded Debian 10 ‘Buster last night – Gnome and Cinnamon versions. Installed the Cinnamon DE first, and the install was a little tricky since it didn’t offer the simple “Erase and Install” partitioning choice – i.e. it needed to be set up manually. First, a pic of ‘Buster’ on main Linux test computer, ‘Rose’…

 

Click install icon and Calamares starts…

 

hit next…

 

usual keyboard stuff is next…then you get to Partitions and need to select Storage Device (at top) and click on the dreaded “Manual” (Note: no other choices – weird, and also never asks if you want internet for updates and 3rd party stuff – weird again, IMHO) … click next

 

My storage device is a 149GB HDD – /dev/sdc – with the partition /dev/sdc1 as Fat32 (Note: check you storage device to make sure you have selected right one!!!)…also, select MBR of /dev/sdc at bottom, then select /dev/sdc1 and then hit “Delete” button…

 

Then you get a “Free space” – select it and hit “Create” button…

 

(Note: just noticed boot loader @ bottom changed to sda Sandisk USB – anyway, it changed and I never reset it, and my install worked)…OK, “Create” button leads to a “Create a Partition” popup where you change to ext4, select “/” for Mount Point”, and check “Boot” next to Flags…then OK

 

Then you get new partition…select next

 

Name and passwords next … (Note: I had some name/password problems in the boot-up after install, until I changed “Debian” to “debian” – weirdie) … even though I selected auto login, it still ends up asking for the info…

 

Summary comes up and hit Install button…

 

Yep…boot loader got installed to sda, but still worked – I dunno!?! Then you’re…

 

‘Buster’ and ‘Rose’…

 

Haven’t really tested it yet, and will probably wait until my Bonus Data kicks in late tonight before doing a Gnome install…want to see if it offer “Alongside” or if it requires another manual setup…

UPDATE: Looks like DEB10 doesn’t do “Alongside” either, so I deleted Cinnamon DE and installed DEB10 ‘Buster’ Gnome DE. Personally, I like Debian 9 better and I didn’t really care for Debian 9. Its install was easier, for sure. Debian had its ‘Day’ but Ubuntu is the new ‘Master Linux Distro’ now…no one else is even close, IMHO.