Hi to all.
I have a 16 GB Sandisk Cruzer Blade USB drive. My aim is to create a portable LMDE operating system. Both for the challenge and to spread the word amongst my friends. Just today, I've converted another mate with an old Dell with stand alone LM9 LTS.
On another thread, I recieved a lot of help trying to use GRUB with no real progress other than finding out that needed someone with a lot more knowledge. viewtopic.php?f=46&t=64335
Please bear with me for the long description of what I have done so far. I'm trying to avoid us doing things twice.
I have used Startup Disk Creator in LM9 to set up my usb. There is still a problem with persistence.
Creator uses casper and syslinux to boot. In setup, it gives the option of persistence up to 4 GB file or discard.
The progress window indicates it creates a persistence file. Everything seems to go smoothly to completion and reboot.
The boot-up avoids the usual live dvd menu and goes all the way to the live desktop with install Mint shortcut. Change the keyboard to USA Colemak with CapsLock an additional backspace. Reboot the PC, no remove drive and enter request on shutdown, and back to live desktop. No Persistence. Reboot.
I go to users and groups and create my own user desktop. Logout of Mint and into my desktop. Change keyboard settings and go to reboot. It wouldn't let me. Needed a root password. Back to the forums to change that.
I'll post this to gain some interest amongst you as I slowly type out some more.