[SOLVED] 19.3 wont go live with USB

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[SOLVED] 19.3 wont go live with USB

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I am trying to install 19.3 with USB but the live session never comes up. The computer just reboots over and over.

Any suggestions on alternative ways to install? commandline? FTP?
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Re: 19.3 wont go live with USB

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How exactly did you make the live USB bootable device?
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Re: 19.3 wont go live with USB

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I downloaded the ISO then I right click on it and selected "make bootable usb stick" or something like that. I forgot the exact phrasing.

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Re: 19.3 wont go live with USB

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linux_trojan wrote:I am trying to install 19.3 with USB but the live session never comes up. The computer just reboots over and over
Read the instructions on this installation guide.Boot Linux Mint
https://linuxmint-installation-guide.re ... hoose.html

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Re: 19.3 wont go live with USB

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linux_trojan wrote:
Sun Feb 16, 2020 2:33 am
I downloaded the ISO then I right click on it and selected "make bootable usb stick" or something like that. I forgot the exact phrasing.
Okay, so you used Mint to make the stick. Now you need to use the motherboard's boot menu to select the correct boot device, either that or change the boot order in the boot options in the motherboard settings. You can also check the integrity of that iso by right clicking it and check sha256sum with the list here: https://mirrors.evowise.com/linuxmint/s ... 256sum.txt
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Re: 19.3 wont go live with USB

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I did checksum and that proves out ok. The only reason I want to reinstall 19.3 is because something happened to Firefox. Its a little sticky when pulling up a page and some pages do not render properly. Not really a big deal but it is getting on my nerves.

I used Synaptic to uninstall then reinstall Firefox but the rendering problem is still there. Is there a way I can just manually wipe out Firefox and start all over clean with the program.

The only other option I can think of is to uninstall Firefox with Synaptic then download it from Mozilla and install it from Tarball. Past experience tells me that the executable when installing this way will be in a different folder from what probably Mint intended. What do you think, is download straight from Mozilla a viable option?

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Re: 19.3 wont go live with USB

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Uninstall Firefox with synaptic, then open your Home folder and enable seeing hidden files with your keyboard CTRL + H
Look for and delete the folder .mozilla
Run

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sudo apt-get update
in the Terminal
Then reinstall Firefox with Synaptic.
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Re: 19.3 wont go live with USB

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ok, I will do this when I work up enough guts. I know that all my saved passwords and bookmarks will get erased. So, I need some time to work up the nerve.

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Re: 19.3 wont go live with USB

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linux_trojan wrote:
Sun Feb 16, 2020 3:17 pm
ok, I will do this when I work up enough guts. I know that all my saved passwords and bookmarks will get erased. So, I need some time to work up the nerve.
You can have Firefox sync them. It's in the preferences under security. That way you just log in and they all come back.
Otherwise you can export your bookmarks and put them back in.
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Re: 19.3 wont go live with USB

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I guess you are referring to the bookmarks only. Passwords are all wiped, right?

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Re: 19.3 wont go live with USB

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Passwords can be synced if you choose that setting in Firefox.
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Re: 19.3 wont go live with USB

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Success. That worked out pretty well. The rendering of pages is perfect now. Was previously driving me crazy. The passwords didnt seem to come up; but I can live with that. Thanks.

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