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New Settings Not Persistent Between Boots

Postby aruzinsky on Thu Oct 25, 2012 6:56 pm

I am a beginner. I installed Linux Mint Maya 64 bit from a CD and from within Windows 7 64 bit. When I change Linux settings, such as the desktop backgound, the new settings do not persist after rebooting. I suspect that the installation is incorrectly behaving as though it were booting from the CD. Indeed, the Linux files are on my hard drive and the CD drive is empty. After sellecting Linux from the boot screen, I always get the message, "Completing Linux Mint Installation." That message seems inappropriate after every boot.

Is this normal and, if not, what should I do?
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Re: New Settings Not Persistent Between Boots

Postby karlchen on Fri Oct 26, 2012 3:28 pm

Hello, aruzinsky.

Like many others you have steppd into a trap: Under Windows Mint4win only performs the preparation of the regular Linux Mint 13 installation. It then reboots the machine into the Linux Mint live system. On the desktop there is an icon "Install Linux Mint". You have to start this task, "Install Linux Mint", manually once. This will perform the regular Linux Mint 13 installation. Once this has been completed, the machine will reboot again. From then on you will be using the persistent Linux Mint13 system and configuration changes will be persistent across reboots.

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Re: New Settings Not Persistent Between Boots

Postby aruzinsky on Fri Oct 26, 2012 5:01 pm

karlchen wrote:Hello, aruzinsky.

Like many others you have steppd into a trap: Under Windows Mint4win only performs the preparation of the regular Linux Mint 13 installation. It then reboots the machine into the Linux Mint live system. On the desktop there is an icon "Install Linux Mint". You have to start this task, "Install Linux Mint", manually once. This will perform the regular Linux Mint 13 installation. Once this has been completed, the machine will reboot again. From then on you will be using the persistent Linux Mint13 system and configuration changes will be persistent across reboots.

Kind regards,
Karl


Thank you.
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Re: New Settings Not Persistent Between Boots

Postby yahoo92 on Fri Nov 16, 2012 1:10 am

You have to start this task, "Install Linux Mint", manually once. This will perform the regular Linux Mint 13 installation. Once this has been completed, the machine will reboot again.
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Re: New Settings Not Persistent Between Boots

Postby karlchen on Fri Nov 16, 2012 3:47 pm

Hello, yahoo92.

You are right. Yet, exactly the same answer had been posted 3 weeks ago. (2 posts above yours) :wink:

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