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by rn1
Tue Nov 05, 2013 12:14 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: SOLVED: install but no retention of data
Replies: 30
Views: 2336

Re: install but no retention of data

ps i created the usb boot drives from the liveusb creator, but within windows using the iso file for 64 bit olivia.

i will try them from within mint as well......

also I checked....windows is definitely booting from the MBR.....

will do the data mining you suggested for the mint side.....
by rn1
Mon Nov 04, 2013 11:38 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: SOLVED: install but no retention of data
Replies: 30
Views: 2336

Re: install but no retention of data

well, gold_finger, this is getting farther away, I fear. running usb live does boot into linux, but any change I try to make is still never saved (I have simply been saving a newly created text file to desktop and rebooting. while in there, I reinstalled mint from an icon on the desktop....made sure...
by rn1
Mon Nov 04, 2013 6:00 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: SOLVED: install but no retention of data
Replies: 30
Views: 2336

Re: install but no retention of data

a search also..fyi..brought up something about googlemail.....

but I understand now.

tnx
by rn1
Mon Nov 04, 2013 3:43 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: SOLVED: install but no retention of data
Replies: 30
Views: 2336

Re: install but no retention of data

sorry. i think you mean this?:

http://sourceforge.net/projects/gptfdisk/
by rn1
Mon Nov 04, 2013 3:18 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: SOLVED: install but no retention of data
Replies: 30
Views: 2336

Re: install but no retention of data

i am not sure what the gdisk package is, but if it has anything to do with email, as I suspect, i am sorry but I cannot do that. while these are not government machines, ours are restricted as to what they may and may not log into....including no email services that are not already mission critical,...
by rn1
Mon Nov 04, 2013 2:58 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: SOLVED: install but no retention of data
Replies: 30
Views: 2336

Re: install but no retention of data

i have had no problems booting into windows...at any time....I guess I have been lucky...................sorry if I left that impression. and until i am completely done with this migration, I cannot afford any, which is why part of me is glad I can apparently effect a desired result with a prepared ...
by rn1
Mon Nov 04, 2013 11:42 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: SOLVED: install but no retention of data
Replies: 30
Views: 2336

Re: install but no retention of data

pps:

this looks interesting, doesn't it?:

http://www.pendrivelinux.com/yumi-multiboot-usb-creator/
by rn1
Mon Nov 04, 2013 11:17 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: SOLVED: install but no retention of data
Replies: 30
Views: 2336

Re: install but no retention of data

ps somewhere along the way after i uninstalled windows mint, so to speak, I also resized the partitions.......and I temporarily installed...for a very short period.......olivia/kde.....then decided to go back to mint after a look.........mint seems friendlier and I need that now...whereas down the r...
by rn1
Mon Nov 04, 2013 11:09 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: SOLVED: install but no retention of data
Replies: 30
Views: 2336

Re: install but no retention of data

many thanks, dr. gold_finger, "Quick note first: The persistence file on the USB does not affect anything with regard to your installed hard drive system. It is a means to allow the USB's Mint system to save and re-use settings, documents, etc. -- effectively making it a portable, self-contained com...
by rn1
Sun Nov 03, 2013 8:29 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: SOLVED: install but no retention of data
Replies: 30
Views: 2336

Re: install but no retention of data

ps by "drive", I mean on the computer itself....in a native linux formatted partition.... if this persistent usb drive will enable me to boot to that partition and make changes that are persistent from log on to log on...and this presents less of a danger to my ability to still boot to windows, I ca...
by rn1
Sun Nov 03, 2013 8:24 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: SOLVED: install but no retention of data
Replies: 30
Views: 2336

Re: install but no retention of data

i have installed it on a drive and would have preferred...would prefer to dual boot it on the machine without using a USB drive.

hence, my having asked about GRUB.

I would welcome your input....

many thanks.
by rn1
Sun Nov 03, 2013 4:46 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: SOLVED: install but no retention of data
Replies: 30
Views: 2336

Re: install but no retention of data

ahhh.

ok...I'll read up....and try.

many thanks.

PS is installing GRUB separately also a solution?
by rn1
Sun Nov 03, 2013 3:54 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: SOLVED: install but no retention of data
Replies: 30
Views: 2336

Re: install but no retention of data

PS here is url offered by boot-repair:

http://paste.ubuntu.com/6354566/

many thanks, all.
by rn1
Sun Nov 03, 2013 3:48 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: SOLVED: install but no retention of data
Replies: 30
Views: 2336

SOLVED: install but no retention of data

Hi all, finally made it from the dark side to this great system. first installed inside windows but decided I wanted a journal friendly format...so uninstalled (olivia). burned iso file (64bit cinnamon) to a usb drive....was able to boot into it (win 7 64 bit dell m6700) with one time boot selection...

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