MINT LIVE USB works ! But how do I save settings ?

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MINT LIVE USB works ! But how do I save settings ?

Postby dirkvl on Thu Jul 03, 2008 6:36 pm

I managed to install (a live usb) MINT on a fast USB stick of 4 GB !
(yes I'm very happy about it :D )
How I did it :
I used the (very slow) Vista laptop of my girlfriend and followed following procedure :
http://www.pendrivelinux.com/2007/10/31 ... m-windows/
Granted, it didn't work the first time I tried.
That's because I had to correct 2 lines in the batch file fixmint.bat
1) Line 62 should be :
copy isolinux\*.*
2) Line 66 should be :
call %drive%:\LunixM\makeboot.bat
(You might have guessed it, I'm a windows admin, and I started out with DOS)
Also, be sure to put all your downloads on the stick once it's formatted, and run the corrected batch file fixmint.bat from the stick as administrator (typical Vista stuff) .

Then I booted from the stick and now I'm in MINT heaven :D
I must admit that this is the first linux distro that I REALLY like.
My girlfriend's laptop now acts like a race monster and LIVE USB MINT is packed with nice apps.

Some questions...
- how do I save my desktop settings (in other words, make the changes 'persistent') ?
- how do I change the keyboard settings (the option is there in control center, but changes aren't immediate) ?
- how can I congratulate the MINT team ? :D

Kind regards,
Dirk.
(a converted windows user and linux newbie)
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Re: MINT LIVE USB works ! But how do I save settings ?

Postby Husse on Fri Jul 04, 2008 6:27 am

Getting it persistent is one of the major problems. I think it is discussed and solved in this (long) topic
viewtopic.php?f=42&t=3250
how do I change the keyboard settings

What does not work? And is it not a consequence of the persistence problem?
how can I congratulate the MINT team ?

You just did that :lol: :lol:
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Re: MINT LIVE USB works ! But how do I save settings ?

Postby dirkvl on Fri Jul 04, 2008 7:27 am

Thanks for the quick response.
I've read the thread you pointed too, but I didn't find a solution for making a LIVE USB install persistent (unless I completely read over it, or don't understand the link to my settings problem).
If it is at all possible (without actually doing a regular install of MINT on the stick) I'd appreciate a step by step "How to".
Concerning the keyboard setting : in Control Center/Keyboard, I selected Belgian keyboard, clicked on "Add", set it as default. Then I closed the Keyboard window.
Should I do some "switch to" command also (in another module maybe) ?
Thanx in advance.

Dirk.
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