Yes we did that on Radios when I tried to learn to be a Repair person. I was not good at that either.
Well I tried now and something is missing. so not sure what has happen. I have to start all over again.
I mean there are 6 billion soon people and I trust somebody else with much more knowledge than me has already tried it.
I did write an email to the dev of UNetbootin but he seems very busy no answer.
His UNetbootin does make a frugal install on the NTFS HDD but unfortunately it then lock the UNetbootin so I fail to use it for creating USB stick with it. so either I ahve to find out how to unlock it or fine another solution.
Could the following work.
I format an USB in same format as the HDD. I use UNetbootin to install Mint on the USB stick.
I then copy over those files to the hdd and link to them in Menu.lst as I do with Puppy OS.
Or would that lock the UNetbootin too from being used on that computer it was created on? Oh I can use it on another computer. Hm that could maybe work but I only have one Vista. one Win7 and one winXP so that does not work then?
Here is what originally did work until I changed something in the set up and that trashed the internal structure.
title Start Linux Mint
find --set-root /casper/vmlinuz
kernel /casper/vmlinuz file=/cdrom/preseed/mint.seed boot=casper quiet splash --
I change to this
file=/preseed/mint.seed because it should not look at the cdrom at all.