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Install on USB Stick - How to?

Postby cramcke on Mon Mar 24, 2008 9:07 am

Hello,

I already got my USB Stick running the LIVE Version of Linux Mint 4.0. That system is not possible to customise. Therefore I wanted to install it on another USB Stick. After the installation I restarted the system and using GUMP and booting from the USB Stick will not start LInux. Does the USB Stick needs some kind of MBR? Or are there programs that check an installation if it is bootable?

Thanks for help!
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Re: Install on USB Stick - How to?

Postby Husse on Mon Mar 24, 2008 9:18 am

This tutorial begins with installing from a USB stick but ends with installing to a USB stick
viewtopic.php?f=42&t=3250
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Re: Install on USB Stick - How to?

Postby proxima_centauri on Mon Mar 24, 2008 10:12 am

You might try this but I don't know if it works on Mint or not:
http://www.pendrivelinux.com/2007/09/28 ... n-install/
Step 17 might need some modification depending on the differences between a Ubuntu and Mint LiveCD.
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Re: Install on USB Stick - How to?

Postby cramcke on Mon Mar 24, 2008 11:07 am

Thank you for your help!
My question actually is how to install it on the USB Stick instead of installing it on a normal hard drive. I used the LIVE CD to install on the USB Stick but when it re-boots there is just a black screen displaying "j_"
What is the guided installation doing wrong when installing on an USB Stick?

And by the way, aren't those suggested topics you both recommended for booting a LIVE system from a USB Stick?
Sorry for asking first and trying later. I haven't tryed those suggestions yet but if you say that those ways have to be done, I will do it.

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Husse wrote:This tutorial begins with installing from a USB stick but ends with installing to a USB stick
viewtopic.php?f=42&t=3250
proxima_centauri wrote:You might try this but I don't know if it works on Mint or not:
http://www.pendrivelinux.com/2007/09/28 ... n-install/
Step 17 might need some modification depending on the differences between a Ubuntu and Mint LiveCD.
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Re: Install on USB Stick - How to?

Postby proxima_centauri on Mon Mar 24, 2008 11:34 am

There is no way to officially boot Linux Mint on USB with persistant changes as far as I know.
That guide I gave a link for, shows you how to properly install LiveCD to USB, then with some sort of hack or config, allows it to save the changes on USB.

Some smaller distro's offer USB installs directly from the LiveCD installer like Wolvix (which I use on my USB and works great).

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Re: Install on USB Stick - How to?

Postby sarah on Tue Mar 25, 2008 8:49 pm

cramcke, there is a thread that is active for install on USB here:

http://linuxmint.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=29&t=7259
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