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by BoDill
Mon Apr 14, 2014 11:28 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: (SOLVED) install from portable flash drive
Replies: 55
Views: 5272

Re: install from portable flash drive

In trying to do what is suggested in the above posts, I am still getting nowhere. Could someone possibly put in writing the exact things that I should do and "type in" the entries, starting with a blank Google screen? Doing this should take a fraction of the time we've spent trying to figure this ou...
by BoDill
Sun Apr 13, 2014 10:32 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: (SOLVED) install from portable flash drive
Replies: 55
Views: 5272

Re: install from portable flash drive

OK, I'm really trying to do this but I'm still lost, so I'll start again. In the Google box I type, "linuxmint 13" and enter. This gets me to "Editions for Linux Mint 13 "Maya" - Linux Mint" and I click on that. That gets me to "http://www.linuxmint.com/release.php?id=18" and I click on Mate (32 bit...
by BoDill
Sun Apr 13, 2014 5:18 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: (SOLVED) install from portable flash drive
Replies: 55
Views: 5272

Re: install from portable flash drive

well it's after 5 PM on Sunday, and I've spent another day getting nowhere. Because I hate to keep posting my ignorance, I spend a lot of time trying to figure out what I'm doing wrong and just getting more discouraged. The part that has me baffled today is what comes after, "Click the "...." and fi...
by BoDill
Sat Apr 12, 2014 3:21 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: (SOLVED) install from portable flash drive
Replies: 55
Views: 5272

Re: install from portable flash drive

I'm so beaten up I could cry. Following your directions, I click on (in your post) "http://www.linuxmint.com/oldreleases.php" (as I have done before) and a page of "Linux releases" appears. There I click on "Version 13, codename MAYA". Another page comes up with "Editions for Linux 13 "MAYA" " and I...
by BoDill
Sat Apr 12, 2014 1:23 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: (SOLVED) install from portable flash drive
Replies: 55
Views: 5272

Re: install from portable flash drive

I'm sure that I am trying the patience of you guys who know all about computer stuff, but I just tried looking at the "Download" screens at both "Linux Freedom" and "Nexcess". At Nexcess, I simply get little "Window" that says: opening linuxmint-13-mate-dvd-32bit.iso, and beneath that it says http:/...
by BoDill
Fri Apr 11, 2014 4:26 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: (SOLVED) install from portable flash drive
Replies: 55
Views: 5272

Re: install from portable flash drive

Gtsfer, Thanks again, but I'm afraid I may be a long way from done. First, I am working today (in my leather shop) so I'm trying to make progress but I'm frequently interrupted by trying to make a living. So far, I have confirmed that my 4GB USB portable flash is formatted as FAT32, and I just erase...
by BoDill
Fri Apr 11, 2014 1:59 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: (SOLVED) install from portable flash drive
Replies: 55
Views: 5272

Re: install from portable flash drive

gtsfer, as always, thanks again. My best answer to your questions is probably not complete, but here goes; System: Microsoft Windows XP Professional Version 2002 Server Pack 3 Computer: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 2.80 GHz 2.79GHz, 1.99 GB of RAM Physical Address Extension Also, since I partitioned my...
by BoDill
Thu Apr 10, 2014 8:26 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: (SOLVED) install from portable flash drive
Replies: 55
Views: 5272

Re: install from portable flash drive

To gtsfer and others, My download is "Linuxmint 16 Petra Cinnamon 32 bit" from the "Linuxfreedom.com" website. It is a "jZip archive file". I will likely try your installation suggestions over the weekend, as I will be working Friday and Saturday. I'll post my progress, or lack thereof. Again, thank...
by BoDill
Thu Apr 10, 2014 4:53 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: (SOLVED) install from portable flash drive
Replies: 55
Views: 5272

(SOLVED) install from portable flash drive

I downloaded what I think is the Linux Mint OS from this site onto a Memorex 4GB USB 2.0 portable flash "Mini Travel Drive" in hopes to load Linux into my computer. When I "Opened" the contents of the download (and please forgive me if the terminology is wrong), I see the following, FOLDERS: casper,...

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