Mint from a USB stick

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Mint from a USB stick

Postby Wonko on Wed Feb 20, 2013 8:22 pm

Noob here, running the latest Mint from a USB flash drive [SOLVED]
Everything looks awesome, internet is smooth, just a couple issues.

I have to run from USB because the Motherboard does not recognize the SATA ports (no hard drive, no dvd drive)
When I insert an SD card, it says "Unable to mount 1GB Volume" and
"Adding Read ACL for uid 999 to '/media/mint' failed; Operation not supported"

This happens with multiple SD cards, even brand new and I can confirm they work on a Windows box.
When I look in "Files", I can see the device and it correctly reports the size.
But if I click to Open/Mount, I get the same error.

Is this a limitation based on the fact that I am running the OS from the USB Flash drive?

Any help is appreciated!
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Re: Mint from a USB stick

Postby flyboy1565 on Wed Feb 20, 2013 8:39 pm

Have u made this into a bootable drive? Also why would your mother board only be recognizing the sd and nothing else? I think that might be your issue. I ran my whole Linux in persistent on a 4g usb, but Linux was only using half the drive.

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Re: Mint from a USB stick

Postby Wonko on Wed Feb 20, 2013 8:44 pm

Yes, the flash drive is bootable.
I knew the SATA ports on the motherboard were bad, there is no hard drive or dvd drive connected.
I knew I could run Mint from a stick without a hard drive.
I used the persistent option when creating the bootable usb stick.
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Re: Mint from a USB stick

Postby flyboy1565 on Wed Feb 20, 2013 9:11 pm

Ok so when you go to run do you see the mint splash screen?

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Re: Mint from a USB stick

Postby Wonko on Wed Feb 20, 2013 9:13 pm

Linux Mint is up and running just fine.
If I restart, I see the Mint splash screen, is that what you mean?
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Re: Mint from a USB stick

Postby flyboy1565 on Wed Feb 20, 2013 9:21 pm

Ok so you're trying to mount a second sd card?

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Re: Mint from a USB stick

Postby Wonko on Wed Feb 20, 2013 9:23 pm

Exactly! sorry, I was not clear about that
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Re: Mint from a USB stick

Postby flyboy1565 on Thu Feb 21, 2013 12:41 am

Ok, I unfortunately have no idea what could cause that... Sorry, hopefully one of the guys out there will have an idea..

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Re: Mint from a USB stick

Postby Harcherhillier on Fri Feb 22, 2013 1:50 am

I was wondering if this is possible and you guys just gave me the answer that I needed. I just wish I wouldn't encounter any problems installing it.
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Re: Mint from a USB stick

Postby Wonko on Fri Feb 22, 2013 9:08 pm

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Re: Mint from a USB stick

Postby flyboy1565 on Fri Feb 22, 2013 10:03 pm

Nice, I'll add that to my memory banks lol

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