Hi, I have an EEE PC 701 4GB model which I run off the Xandros OS plus also successfully off a live Mint 7 install on a 4GB SD card. I want to install Mint 7 permanently onto a 16Gb SD card. I have done this twice, but always get the same error, as above.
The process I follow is:
Put 16GB SD card in card reader slot. Put MInt 7 live SD in SD USB holder and boot off this. I then intall MInt 7 to the 16 GB card. During the install, I select manual for partition work and select a swap file - first time I didn't, but the result is the same - error 21 when I put the 16GB card in the card reader slot. I get the MINT 7 splash screen, of course, but then the same error message what version I then choose.
I should add that during the manual partition process, I am choosing \ as the mount point. There are other choices such as \boot \root and \home etc. Could it be this?
I have read that you don't need to install Grub, but I can't install without it, as there is no option to do so. I thought this was in the advanced tab during set-up, but it wasn't.
Clearly there is something wrong with what, I assume, Grub is looking for when it tries to boot up. Is it, for example, that Grub is looking for a card identity that is different to the actual card identity?
When I install Mint 7 to the 16Gb SD, I effectively have two USB SDs plugged in, so does the name/identity change when I remove the one which I installed from? The 16GB SD stays in the same slot.
Is there another way of installing onto the SD? Would doing it on a Windows machine and not the 701 avoid this problem, for example? Or, could I put two partitions on the 16GB and install from a live SD partition to another?
I am happy to use command line, but am no Linux scientist, so any help needs to be clearly explained.
Thank for your help.
Mint 7 full install off 16GB SD card in EEE PC 701 4GB. Mint 7 full install on Acer TravelMate 3200.