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Would like to try Mint Debian from USB Stick

Postby nictu on Sun Feb 10, 2013 5:44 am

Hi Folks,

I would like to try the Debian realease of Mint from USB stick. The iso download is for dvd so even though i have burned a bootable usb stick with this iso it won't boot.
I have also done and md5 check but I can't seem to find the checksums on the mint website.
P.S. I am trying to avoid anything ubuntu as it cause boot up problems on my ASUS netbook.

Many thanks for any help,
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Re: Would like to try Mint Debian from USB Stick

Postby passerby on Sun Feb 10, 2013 6:26 am

What program are you using to burn the iso to USB?
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Re: Would like to try Mint Debian from USB Stick

Postby nictu on Sun Feb 10, 2013 7:57 am

Hi,
I used unetbootin to create the usb drive.

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Re: Would like to try Mint Debian from USB Stick

Postby darethehair on Mon Feb 11, 2013 3:26 pm

Using 'unetbootin' should work just fine -- at least it has for me in the past. Have you tried burning another distro with the same app and attempting to boot it the same way?
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Re: Would like to try Mint Debian from USB Stick

Postby SPMcKinney on Fri Mar 22, 2013 3:22 am

I've never gotten UNetBootin to work to actually make a bootable usb, the only program I use to write an iso is ImageWriter (usb-imagewriter) it hasn't failed me once.

Hope I understand what you mean about checksums (still a super linux and computers in general newb)
Mate 32bit: 4ebcf5ae6268bec0b26a10143e4f7b55
Mate 64bit: 90dcb75e716a791429eda16374c5ab31
Cinnamon 32bit: f0153fa28ae5a4014962046fc66156a6
Cinnamon 64 bit: 82527fd02e6f0b8458c59488a2681396

And I understand wanting to stay away from Ubuntu, any Ubuntu based OS (sadly including the Main Linux Mint) has always hated every computer I've owned.


Hope that helps somewhat :?
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Re: Would like to try Mint Debian from USB Stick

Postby divot66 on Sun Mar 24, 2013 7:44 pm

Unetbootin works fine with every debian distro, including Mint LMDE. I`m posting from LMDE Mate on a usb flash drive created using Unetbootin.
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Re: Would like to try Mint Debian from USB Stick

Postby ddalley on Sun Mar 24, 2013 11:18 pm

There isn't a lot of info to go on about why the install failed. The USB installers work fine, in general, though, so the problem is likely at your end.

I simplify everything and just install straight to the sticks, now, as if they are external hard drives.
Don't mess up your MBR doing this, however.
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