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by Bruce R
Fri Sep 16, 2011 11:08 am
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: How to Create a Unique persistent USBkey
Replies: 0
Views: 614

How to Create a Unique persistent USBkey

I have very recently discovered how to make a unque type of persistent USBkey, that functions as a LiveUSB for the distribution concerned or as a DATA key when inserted into a running Windows session. :D In my opinion this makes this type of USBkey ideal for Linux breakthrough use by newbies who are...
by Bruce R
Sat May 08, 2010 11:46 am
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: How to Create Persistent LinuxMint-9 USB key
Replies: 1
Views: 1165

How to Create Persistent LinuxMint-9 USB key

Using 32-bit WinXP hosted LinuxLiveCreator v2.4 and linuxmint-9-gnome-rc-i386.iso source file, and consequent 'detected' Mint-8 settings, plus 4000MB persistence and an '8GB' USB2 key's primary 5GiB FAT32 partition (created with a LiveCD Gparted session) extraction through to Test goes well. Inherit...
by Bruce R
Wed Apr 14, 2010 6:04 pm
Forum: Non-technical Questions
Topic: Mint 9
Replies: 20
Views: 3964

Re: Mint 9

Ubuntu 10.04 Beta2 is looking good, with functional Brasero that doesn't produce coasters and ubuntu-restricted-extras that actually installs essentials and doesn't simply lock up on MScorefonts installation, so hopefully it will provide a viable foundation for LinuxMint-9. :) Like all versions of '...
by Bruce R
Wed Dec 30, 2009 5:33 am
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: Persistent LinuxMint-8 LiveUSB key
Replies: 4
Views: 2337

Re: Persistent LinuxMint-8 LiveUSB key

The 'up-front' packages in RAM are indeed very fast, with perceptible pauses only when reading or writing to the stick, where it helps to have a fast, as well as a low power USB 2 stick. Meanwhile, I have cracked the msttcorefonts refusal to install problem by simply copying /usr/share/fonts/truetyp...
by Bruce R
Sun Dec 20, 2009 2:17 pm
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: [How To] Easily create and run a Mint Live USB in Windows
Replies: 20
Views: 3142

Re: [How To] Easily create and run a Mint Live USB in Windows

@Slym - I have more methodically tried creating Mint-7 4GB sticks with version 2.1 and version 2.2 and in fact neither provides reliable 'other drive' mounting, but version 2.2 is great with Mint-8 which imposes a much lower Updates load. Even so, I have now switched to an 8GB stick that offers more...
by Bruce R
Thu Dec 17, 2009 7:43 pm
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: [How To] Easily create and run a Mint Live USB in Windows
Replies: 20
Views: 3142

Re: [How To] Easily create and run a Mint Live USB in Windows

@Slym - Sorry to be slow in responding, but my main online PC had failed and I'm still transferring files to its replacement and making its multi-OS booting, spread across two hard drives work, which is rather tricky for me, being a 'use wot works' kind of guy rather than a software guru. :) As a re...
by Bruce R
Wed Dec 16, 2009 9:32 am
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: [How To] Easily create and run a Mint Live USB in Windows
Replies: 20
Views: 3142

Re: [How To] Easily create and run a Mint Live USB in Windows

Creating a Live USB is not a very hard operation, harder part is to know the good commands. What is hard is that every linux is different so many things have to be adapted. Agreed, LiLi is a great tool, the first that has easily created a persistent LiveUSB stick for me, but version 2.0 didn't do t...
by Bruce R
Wed Dec 16, 2009 7:56 am
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: [How To] Easily create and run a Mint Live USB in Windows
Replies: 20
Views: 3142

Re: [How To] Easily create and run a Mint Live USB in Windows

As remarked by Husse, this thread seems to be more concerned about simply advertising LinuxLive (aka LiLi), which doesn't currently work for all distributions, with flawed version 2.1 being better for Mint-7. My thread http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=42&t=37885 is less partisan, being ab...
by Bruce R
Wed Dec 16, 2009 7:42 am
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: Persistent LinuxMint-8 LiveUSB key
Replies: 4
Views: 2337

Re: Persistent LinuxMint-8 LiveUSB key

In investigating earlier USB creation tools and discovering that not all PCs are capable of booting from a USB stick, with that ability needing continual resetting in a Gigabyte BIOS, but not in an ASUS BIOS for example, I also found that the quality of USB keys can vary. One EMTEC key, supplied by ...
by Bruce R
Tue Dec 15, 2009 1:07 am
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: Persistent LinuxMint-8 LiveUSB key
Replies: 4
Views: 2337

Persistent LinuxMint-8 LiveUSB key

I am posting this from a Persistent LinuxMint-8 (Helena) '8GB' USBkey which has retained all my Package additions, x121 Updates and a lot of mint Home files. 8) It was created from a downloaded 32-bit Main Edition ISO file by using LinuxLive (aka LiLi) Version 2.2, downloaded from http://www.linuxli...
by Bruce R
Mon Nov 16, 2009 8:26 pm
Forum: Releases & Announcements
Topic: Linux Mint 8 Helena RC1 released!
Replies: 99
Views: 33560

Re: Linux Mint 8 Helena RC1 released!

@ StanTheMan - I found that purging GRUB2 and then installing GRUB so as to simply gedit /boot/grub/menu.lst is working very well for me.
For further information, see https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Grub2 ... B%20Legacy
by Bruce R
Mon Nov 16, 2009 8:10 pm
Forum: Releases & Announcements
Topic: Linux Mint 8 RC1 Bug Thread
Replies: 245
Views: 62741

Re: Linux Mint 8 RC1 Bug Thread

Please consider deploying 'Legacy GRUB' instead of GRUB2 beta for the definitive release. (Purging GRUB2 and installing GRUB with user-editable menu.lst has solved GRUB2 failure to find other OSs etc.) Brasero lacking Checksum verify of Mint-7s version is a bad mistake, presumably made by Ubuntu tea...
by Bruce R
Fri Nov 13, 2009 7:31 am
Forum: Releases & Announcements
Topic: Linux Mint 8 RC1 Bug Thread
Replies: 245
Views: 62741

Re: Linux Mint 8 RC1 Bug Thread

A LiveCD session was great, with even added Kaffeine containing the plugins needed for excellent FreeView reception and better visual clarity and performance than Mint-7, but ubuntu-restricted-extras failed to install MS core TTF, as per Ubuntu 7.10. A wider choice of desktops would be nice, but I s...
by Bruce R
Mon Jul 06, 2009 11:42 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Mint7 - How do I 'Restore' GRUB graphics ?
Replies: 4
Views: 1709

Re: Mint7 - How do I 'Restore' GRUB graphics ?

I forgot to maention my earlier post that installing Remastersys also installs the Remastersys Grub Restore program as a separate utility. If your grub menu is corrupt or missing, this utility can restore grub to any partition on any hard drive in your computer. Thank You very much for that tip, es...
by Bruce R
Mon Jul 06, 2009 7:05 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Mint7 - How do I 'Restore' GRUB graphics ?
Replies: 4
Views: 1709

Mint7 - How do I 'Restore' GRUB graphics ?

For some years I have been using Kurt Fitzner's superb, XP-hosted SelfImage-121 to create 'real' Linux snapshot images that can be very simply and faithfully restored with inclusive MBR and GRUB information, which still works for Mint7's new graphical GRUB. However, wanting a Linux-hosted alternativ...
by Bruce R
Sat Jun 27, 2009 6:27 am
Forum: Printers & Scanners
Topic: Correct Epson Ink Levels in Mint7 with MTink (SOLVED)
Replies: 11
Views: 21589

Re: Epson Ink Levels in Mint7 correct with MTink

It might 'scan' better as 'Correct Epson Ink Levels with MTink' ?
by Bruce R
Wed Jun 17, 2009 11:44 pm
Forum: Printers & Scanners
Topic: Correct Epson Ink Levels in Mint7 with MTink (SOLVED)
Replies: 11
Views: 21589

Correct Epson Ink Levels in Mint7 with MTink (SOLVED)

In case it helps others, I had to keep re-booting into Windows, just to find out which actual ink cartridge needed replacing for my old Epson Stylus PHOTO R220 printer, but thanks to MTink no longer have to in Mint7. InkBlot gave incorrect advice, but using the Package Manager to install mtink and i...
by Bruce R
Sat Jan 31, 2009 7:02 am
Forum: Releases & Announcements
Topic: Linux Mint 6 XFCE CE RC1 Released!
Replies: 20
Views: 13723

Re: Linux Mint 6 XFCE CE RC1 Released!

WOW - what a productive, busy little team - so many goodies to play with ! 32-bit Mint 6 has already become my everyday, home use distro on my E4600rig and I have yet to try the 64-bit version on my just finished Q6600 rig, but last night I ran a LiveCD session of the XFCE RC1 version on my trusty E...
by Bruce R
Sat Dec 06, 2008 3:56 pm
Forum: Releases & Announcements
Topic: Linux Mint 6 RC1 Bug Thread
Replies: 211
Views: 51998

Re: Linux Mint 6 RC1 Bug Thread

Sorry, belated Bug Report. ACIDrip works in x264 Codec mode in Mint 4 but not in Mint5 or Mint6rc1. Video Detect works fine and so does Preview, but 'Start' fails to engage the process halts and the message 'Mencoder interrupted by user' is displayed. (Meanwhile. todays apt update; apt installgtk2-e...
by Bruce R
Fri Nov 28, 2008 8:04 am
Forum: Releases & Announcements
Topic: Linux Mint 6 RC1 Bug Thread
Replies: 211
Views: 51998

Re: Linux Mint 6 RC1 Bug Thread

Try K3b (1.0.5) and install necessary additional packages (for this RC1 ) Cheers Roberto Thank you very much for this tip. :D K3b was listed by the new Software manager and installation was very easy. As a KDE tool it was less intuitive than Brasero, but like the earlier version of Brasero in Mint5...

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