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Install from SD Card

Postby big_dog1968 on Sat Feb 07, 2009 7:48 pm

Can I install Mint from an SD Card? I am trying to avoid having to burn a CD that I use just once to install every time a new version on Mint comes out that I want to try.
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Re: Install from SD Card

Postby dlkreations on Sun Feb 08, 2009 12:39 am

Try this solution here, and let us know how it works. Did a search on Google to find this:

http://www.pendrivelinux.com/using-unet ... usb-linux/

If you're running Windows, follow the tutorial word for word. If you're running Mint now though, you will need to download the Linux version of UNetbootin HERE

Hope that helps
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Re: Install from SD Card

Postby big_dog1968 on Sun Feb 08, 2009 2:54 pm

The program seems to do it's job, but the USB card reader is not recognized at start up so it won't work. I was looking for something to make my SD Card be bootable.

I tried changing bios settings, but none of the boot settings that start with USB worked. It gave option of USB CD, USB floppy and USB ZIP. There was not a setting that specifically said USB card reader. Is there something I am missing?

Is there a program that I could burn to CD, with will mount my SD Card and launch the installer? Kind of like when you used to have to use a boot floppy to launch the windows CD (for those that remember)?
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Re: Install from SD Card

Postby dlkreations on Sun Feb 08, 2009 7:35 pm

You can try http://wiki.openmoko.org/wiki/Booting_from_SD and see if that helps you. Other than that, I am at a loss as to how to help you.
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