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installing LinuxMint from a USB device

Postby svesmeralda on Mon May 17, 2010 11:52 pm


I am a new user of LinuxMint, though I have been using Ubuntu Linux for 3 years on a Toshiba Satellite. I also have a Dell Mini-9 that came with Ubuntu 8.04 on it. I was somewhat dissatisfied with the Dell version of Ubuntu so I have been trying to find something better. I did, it is Helena and it worked almost pefrectly out of the box. Since it does not have an optical drive I have been making live CD's on USB devices. I read in the installing tutorial for Isadora that it is preferred to burn to a CD. Is there any thing that I need to be aware of that may happen when using a USB device for the installation? I do have an external optical drive that I can use if needed. It is just not as convenient to use.

I am really impressed with the way almost everything just works with Mint. Thanks.

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Re: installing LinuxMint from a USB device

Postby monkeyboy on Tue May 18, 2010 1:36 am

Hey Jim
I used Netbootin to burn Mint 9 (Gnome 64) to a flash drive and it worked just fine on the first try using the standard procedures. However it seemed to take a bit longer to load then I expected. Good luck hope it all works for you.
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Re: installing LinuxMint from a USB device

Postby legendkiller on Tue May 18, 2010 2:14 am

i tried netbootin..............but my pc just doesn't pick it up even after tweaking my bios to boot from USB...
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