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YUMI + Full Install as Choices in Bootloader

Postby Sentinel on Sun Dec 02, 2012 10:40 pm

First of all I'm somewhat of a noob, but not a total noob, and then only when it comes to using Linux and not anything else computer related.

I have studied Linux from reading online articles, forums, and tutorials and such, I just haven't actually used it much at all yet, but I really want to now.

I'm very good at learning and following directions if they are good, properly descriptive, and detailed.

For me I've found the best way to learn, play with, and use Linux for now is from a bootable USB pen-drive.

I used YUMI to install Mint (by far my fav) and a few others on my pen-drive. Now, from what I can tell, booting into and using Mint from YUMI has me in a "Live CD" mode, without persistence, at least with system changes. So what I've done is used Unetbootin to install Mint on the drive with persistence set during the install.

Here's my question:
When I boot from the drive now, I'm no longer getting the YUMI installed bootloader, but rather the standard bootloader installed with Mint from Unetbootin. So I nolonger have any of my YUMI installs coming up as boot options.

What I'd like to have is both my full Mint install AND my YUMI installs come up as option choices in my bootloader.

Is this possible, and if so, how can I do this?
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Re: YUMI + Full Install as Choices in Bootloader

Postby Sentinel on Tue Dec 04, 2012 10:29 pm

After reinstalling and reading more since my last post, I found out that even though a persistance directory can be created during the install process using Unetbootin, the OS is still booting as a "Live CD", which I didn't realize it was, and is defeating my purpose in using it. So now what I'm going to so is a standard full insall of Mint on my pendrive, but in doing so I wonder if I could then use YUMI to install assorted "Live CD" distros on the same pendrive, which would install those distros in their own directories as YUMI already does?

In the end if all of this just doesn't work out, I could always just use two seperate pendrives, one just dedicated to my Mint install, and then the other just for my YUMI installed "Live CD" distros.
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Re: YUMI + Full Install as Choices in Bootloader

Postby usbtux on Wed Dec 05, 2012 6:25 am

Sentinel wrote:... So what I've done is used Unetbootin to install Mint on the drive with persistence set during the install.

Here's my question:
When I boot from the drive now, I'm no longer getting the YUMI installed bootloader, but rather the standard bootloader installed with Mint from Unetbootin. So I nolonger have any of my YUMI installs coming up as boot options.

What I'd like to have is both my full Mint install AND my YUMI installs come up as option choices in my bootloader.

Is this possible, and if so, how can I do this?


You cant use both yumi and unetbootin on the same flash drive, the last one used overwrites the boot info on the stick.
You need to use 2 flash sticks.

Install a fully working system to your flash drive please see http://usbtux.hostzi.com/How_to and specifically http://usbtux.hostzi.com/flash_install
http://goo.gl/DXKgM useful tutorials for installing mint on USB drives.
http://www.usbtux.hostzi.com/
http://goo.gl/WFu0u Installing Mint - the screen cast videos.
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Re: YUMI + Full Install as Choices in Bootloader

Postby Sentinel on Thu Dec 06, 2012 12:20 am

OK, that's different than how the full install went for me last night on my flash-drive, but maybe that was becasue I did the install from a "Live CD" version on one flash drive to the othere flash-drive.

So far my install is working well.
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