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by jonpackard
Fri Aug 29, 2008 2:46 pm
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: Linux Mint on a USB Stick
Replies: 31
Views: 57604

Re: Linux Mint on a USB Stick

In response to a request for an update to this guide for Mint 5.0 - Please see http://linuxmint.com/wiki/index.php/LiveUSB (I have not been able to get a successful USB boot without using unetbootin, but with unetbootin, it was easy!).
by jonpackard
Fri Apr 06, 2007 12:41 am
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: Linux Mint on a USB Stick
Replies: 31
Views: 57604

Booting Linux Mint from a USB stick seems kind of hit or miss for me. On my own PC, it fails to boot 90% of the time. I can use it on my PC at work without any problems. I just downloaded SimplyMEPIS 6.5 and tried the USB live install option in the LiveCD and it worked great on my PC. I zipped my Mi...
by jonpackard
Sun Mar 18, 2007 3:29 pm
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: Linux Mint on a USB Stick
Replies: 31
Views: 57604

I haven't experimented with Linux Mint on a USB stick since Bea due to the fact that I do not own a USB stick. That will change this week. As soon as I receive my USB stick, I will start updating my how-to.
by jonpackard
Sun Dec 17, 2006 2:43 pm
Forum: Releases & Announcements
Topic: news roundup
Replies: 6
Views: 3282

Hi Alephcat. Great work on the newsletter. The first release of the Add-on disc will be a CD. I apologize for the mystery concerning its contents. At this point I know for sure that I will be including additional language packs and KDE. I am considering adding XFCE, as that is popular for users that...
by jonpackard
Fri Dec 15, 2006 10:41 pm
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: Linux Mint on a USB Stick
Replies: 31
Views: 57604

Hi Alleycat. I might look into learning how to script this later. Right now I'm fairly busy putting together the add-on CD for Linux Mint. This would be a major project for me. I don't have much experience writing Linux scripts.
by jonpackard
Thu Dec 14, 2006 12:25 pm
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: Linux Mint on a USB Stick
Replies: 31
Views: 57604

Linux Mint on a USB stick can be blazing fast when compared to loading from a CD. It's not a replacement for installing onto a hard drive though.
by jonpackard
Thu Dec 14, 2006 12:09 pm
Forum: Ethernet
Topic: LinNeighborhood & LAN
Replies: 2
Views: 1662

I have never used LinNeighborhood. I assume that file sharing is what you meant by "see each other" .Have you tried browsing the network on Mint using Places -> Network Servers -> Windows Network? Also, you can share folders using System -> Administration -> Shared folders. Let me know if this doesn...
by jonpackard
Wed Dec 13, 2006 4:20 pm
Forum: Suggestions & New Ideas
Topic: KDE
Replies: 1
Views: 1489

I have decided that the best way that I can benefit the Linux Mint community is to create an add-on CD repository. It will benefit users that either need additional drivers to get online, have a limited internet connection, or no internet connection at all. The add-on CD will also make some program...
by jonpackard
Wed Dec 13, 2006 2:27 pm
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: Linux Mint on a USB Stick
Replies: 31
Views: 57604

I've had better luck with running the Live mode from USB than installing to USB in the past with Ubuntu. I have not tried a Linux Mint installation on USB yet. Another consideration is disk size. You can use a 1GB live USB stick and still have ~ 300MB free space. Using a persistence partition, it is...
by jonpackard
Wed Dec 13, 2006 1:09 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Is wine included in Mint?
Replies: 10
Views: 2927

It is not included by default in Mint. You can install it using Synaptic, It will download the package from the Internet and install it for you. Most programs can be installed this way. :)
by jonpackard
Wed Dec 13, 2006 12:52 am
Forum: Non-technical Questions
Topic: Supplemental CD
Replies: 3
Views: 1606

I am working with Clem on creating an add-on repository CD.
by jonpackard
Wed Dec 13, 2006 12:43 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: [solved] usb audio device
Replies: 7
Views: 3689

I tried to duplicate this using my Logitech webcam w/ built-in microphone. I was able to use the microphone without any difficulty in Bea, fully updated. I know that doesn't really help any, I just wanted to let you know I tried. This link may prove useful. It as the Comprehensive Sound Problem Solu...
by jonpackard
Wed Dec 13, 2006 12:29 am
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: Linux Mint on a USB Stick
Replies: 31
Views: 57604

That would be really great. If someone wrote a script for this, it would not be terribly difficult to implement in a Live CD/DVD. However.. it looks like it would be a very difficult script to write. I tried to make the directions a bit easier to boot Bea on a USB stick in this post: http://lt.k1011...
by jonpackard
Wed Dec 13, 2006 12:00 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: linux and .exe files
Replies: 2
Views: 1753

Welcome to Linux Mint, Timmy. There are no stupid questions when it comes to Linux, as we were all newbies once. Wine or Transgaming Cedega can be used to run windows programs and games, however it is often best to find a native Linux program instead. For example, an alternative to MS Flight Simulat...
by jonpackard
Tue Dec 12, 2006 11:52 pm
Forum: Non-technical Questions
Topic: Alternate Install CD
Replies: 21
Views: 12513

This is an excerpt from https://help.ubuntu.com/community/InstallCDCustomization Ubuntu Install CD Customization "The process of customizing or "remastering" Ubuntu install CDs is not especially complex, but it is a little tedious and finicky. This page documents all the problems you might find; if ...
by jonpackard
Tue Dec 12, 2006 12:17 am
Forum: Releases & Announcements
Topic: Who's doing what
Replies: 27
Views: 8760

- Jon (aka JonPackard) is having a look at how to fit more stuff in the default Mint distribution I have decided that the best way that I can benefit the Linux Mint community is to create an add-on CD repository. It will benefit users that either need additional drivers to get online, have a limite...
by jonpackard
Sun Dec 10, 2006 8:33 pm
Forum: Non-technical Questions
Topic: How about a development blog and/or newsletter?
Replies: 17
Views: 5180

The community is the team. We all contribute to Linux Mint in one way or another by posting in the forum. Hi, Just a quick unofficial note on who's doing what at the moment: - Clement (aka clem) maintains the x86 live distribution, the website and forums - Michael (aka d00p) moderates the IRC channe...
by jonpackard
Fri Dec 08, 2006 11:02 pm
Forum: Non-technical Questions
Topic: Supplemental CD
Replies: 3
Views: 1606

Linux Mint will work with any Ubuntu packages. I have a Kubuntu DVD that has all the packages from the main ubuntu repository. I find it very useful when setting up a PC with a slow or non-existent internet connection. The Kubuntu DVD works fine for any Ubuntu-based distro. Perhaps you could install...
by jonpackard
Fri Dec 08, 2006 8:52 pm
Forum: Suggestions & New Ideas
Topic: PySDM - Graphical utility to mount drives on Live CD mode
Replies: 9
Views: 3885

I think it's a great idea, Clem. I really like Linux Mint as both a live system and as an installed system. I use it on a spare PC whenever I am out and about and of course it is my primary OS on my own PC. Something like this will really set Linux Mint apart from Ubuntu. I can't wait to see what ne...
by jonpackard
Fri Dec 08, 2006 11:50 am
Forum: Suggestions & New Ideas
Topic: PySDM - Graphical utility to mount drives on Live CD mode
Replies: 9
Views: 3885

Correction: I forgot to mention that the goal of using this program is to mount drives without using the command line. Using the command line it is fairly easy but some users may prefer a GUI way to do this.

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