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 =====Multi-booting with UEFI===== =====Multi-booting with UEFI=====
  
-Those wishing to multi-boot Windows, OSX or other operating systems with KXStudio on a UEFI machine are recommended to obtain a copy of [[http://​sourceforge.net/​p/​linux-secure/​wiki/​Home/​|Linux Secure Remix]] before you attempt installing KXStudio. If, after installing KXStudio on the same UEFI machine as Windows or OSX and rebooting, you don't see a boot menu offering a choice of operating systems you should boot Linux Secure Remix and run the Boot-Repair tool which fixes most GRUB/UEFI boot configuration issues and should get your machine multi-booting properly. This tool may be included on future KXStudio DVD releases+Those wishing to multi-boot Windows, OSX or other operating systems with KXStudio on a UEFI machine are recommended to obtain a copy of [[http://​sourceforge.net/​p/​linux-secure/​wiki/​Home/​|Linux Secure Remix]] before you attempt installing KXStudio. If, after installing KXStudio on the same UEFI machine as Windows or OSX and rebooting, you don't see a boot menu offering a choice of operating systems you should boot Linux Secure Remix and run the Boot-Repair tool which fixes most GRUB/UEFI boot configuration issues and should get your machine multi-booting properly.
  
-The Boot-Repair process is documented [[https://​help.ubuntu.com/​community/​UEFI|here.]] If Boot-Repair doesn'​t cure your UEFI booting woes it would be worth trying [[http://​refit.sourceforge.net/​|rEFIt]] or [[http://​freedesktop.org/​wiki/​Software/​gummiboot|gummiboot.]]/​+The Boot-Repair process is documented [[https://​help.ubuntu.com/​community/​UEFI#​Converting_Ubuntu_into_EFI_or_Legacy_mode|here.]] If Boot-Repair doesn'​t cure your UEFI booting woes it would be worth trying [[http://​refit.sourceforge.net/​|rEFIt]] or [[http://​freedesktop.org/​wiki/​Software/​gummiboot|gummiboot.]]/​
  
 =====Advanced partitioning options===== =====Advanced partitioning options=====
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 =====Running the installer===== =====Running the installer=====
  
-The KXStudio Live DVD is based upon Ubuntu ​12.04 and uses the same installation tool so you can reference the [[https://​help.ubuntu.com/​community/​GraphicalInstall|official Ubuntu Install guide.]] The only real difference is in step 7 as you will need to click the '​Install KXStudio'​ icon on the desktop instead of clicking '​Install Ubuntu'​ when you are ready to run the installer.+The KXStudio Live DVD is based upon Kubuntu ​12.04.3 and uses the same installation tool so you can reference the [[https://​help.ubuntu.com/​community/​GraphicalInstall|official Ubuntu Install guide.]] The only real difference is in step 7 as you will need to click the '​Install KXStudio'​ icon on the desktop instead of clicking '​Install Ubuntu'​ when you are ready to run the installer, that is if you chose to 'Try KXStudio before installing'​ instead of choosing to run the installer directly at boot.
  
 Contrary to what the Ubuntu installer seems to recommend with its network check, it is recommended that you disconnect from the internet before and whilst you install KXStudio so that updates are not fetched and the process is completed as quickly as possible. After a successful install and reboot you will be prompted to install any available updates. Contrary to what the Ubuntu installer seems to recommend with its network check, it is recommended that you disconnect from the internet before and whilst you install KXStudio so that updates are not fetched and the process is completed as quickly as possible. After a successful install and reboot you will be prompted to install any available updates.
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 =====KXStudio Welcome Setup===== =====KXStudio Welcome Setup=====
  
-After installing and booting KXStudio for the first time, you will see the KXStudio Welcome screen. ​The design and options for this are being updated for the upcoming 12.04.2 release. This manual will include links or information ​to help guide your choices once the form of the welcome program is set. Until then you are safe to just accept its defaults if you are unsure what its options mean.+After installing and booting KXStudio for the first time, you will see the KXStudio Welcome screen. ​It is recommended you choose 'Force reset of all settings'​ if you have just completed a fresh install'​Update basic settings'​ may be useful to people running KXStudio Welcome on an existing installation ​or /home partition who don't want to replace all of their settings.
  
 +Using the KX Welcome '​Update Theme' is known to cause text visibility issues for certain web sites and apps such a qtractor so use this option with caution. Update theme has a screenshot option that gives you a preview of what the desktop looks like with its modifications applied.
 =====Multi-boot issues on BIOS-based machines===== =====Multi-boot issues on BIOS-based machines=====
  
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 Type those commands into a terminal after booting into KXStudio and then reboot to check the new updated GRUB config. These commands make GRUB scan for other installed OSes, update its configuration and then write its updated configuration to the first HD which is /dev/sda. Type those commands into a terminal after booting into KXStudio and then reboot to check the new updated GRUB config. These commands make GRUB scan for other installed OSes, update its configuration and then write its updated configuration to the first HD which is /dev/sda.
  
-[[http://​www.supergrubdisk.org/​super-grub2-disk/​|SuperGrubDisk2]] is very useful for fixing GRUB boot issues as it allows for booting Linux partitions on UEFI machines as well as legacy BIOS machines even when GRUB is missing or incorrectly configured. ​+[[http://​www.supergrubdisk.org/​super-grub2-disk/​|Super Grub2 Disk]] is very useful for fixing GRUB boot issues as it allows for booting Linux partitions on UEFI machines as well as legacy BIOS machines even when GRUB is missing or incorrectly configured. ​
  
 Another useful tool to ease GRUB2 configuration is [[https://​launchpad.net/​grub-customizer|GRUB Customizer.]] Another useful tool to ease GRUB2 configuration is [[https://​launchpad.net/​grub-customizer|GRUB Customizer.]]
  
-=====SSD ​optimization=====+=====Important notes for SSD users===== 
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 +If you have installed KXStudio onto an SSD, you may experience frequent stalls early in the boot process at the KXStudio boot splash screen. You can fix this by running: 
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 +  kdesudo kate /​etc/​default/​grub 
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 +Remove the word '​splash'​ from the GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT options, save the file then update and re-install GRUB using the two commands from the previous multi-boot section.
  
 The KXStudio installer does not tweak the configuration of Solid State Drives for optimal performance. Follow [[http://​www.howtogeek.com/​62761/​how-to-tweak-your-ssd-in-ubuntu-for-better-performance/​|this guide to optimize the performance of your SSD drives.]] The KXStudio installer does not tweak the configuration of Solid State Drives for optimal performance. Follow [[http://​www.howtogeek.com/​62761/​how-to-tweak-your-ssd-in-ubuntu-for-better-performance/​|this guide to optimize the performance of your SSD drives.]]
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