Creating Smaller Installer Image

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blacksheep
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Creating Smaller Installer Image

Postby blacksheep » Thu Feb 28, 2013 9:30 pm

My computer's DVD-reading capabilities are busted, but it can boot from CD just fine. Is it possible to create a Linux Mint installer that can fit into 700MB?

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Re: Creating Smaller Installer Image

Postby anandrkris » Fri Mar 01, 2013 1:35 am

Not sure, if your system supports booting from USB and if you've a 2GB USB to spare, you could check this out
http://community.linuxmint.com/tutorial/view/744
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Re: Creating Smaller Installer Image

Postby excollier » Fri Mar 01, 2013 3:50 am

I found a LM 13 Mate cd size iso on the forums here and installed it to an old laptop with the same problem, adding in the extra packages post install, works great. So it can and has been done.
If I find the link I'll post it.

Here it is
viewtopic.php?f=46&t=103449
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Re: Creating Smaller Installer Image

Postby nunol » Fri Apr 26, 2013 1:15 am

You can also burn the plop boot manager to the CD and use that to boot from the USB.


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