Booting Mint 7 from a "Live SD Card"

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Booting Mint 7 from a "Live SD Card"

Postby warslon » Mon Sep 07, 2009 9:40 am


I have in the past successfully created a MINT 6 bootable SDCARD which ran perfectly on my daughter's ASUS 701. Now the time has come for me to create a Mint 7 Bootable SD, and I am faced with the dreaded "boot to flashing cursor" problem I had previously overcome when booting on the 701. The ISO was by Mint's 'APTonCD' and written to the SDCARD without incident.

Can anyone remind me how to get rid of the flashing cursor? It involved a simple file edit - that much I remember!!

Many thanks.

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Re: Booting Mint 7 from a "Live SD Card"

Postby Husse » Wed Sep 09, 2009 7:05 am

boot to flashing cursor

I suppose you do not mean a mouse cursor but the "minus" in the upper left corner
For the mouse cursor just start in Recovery mode and do a Fix X
For the other case you have to start in "Compatibility mode"
But I don't understand this
The ISO was by Mint's 'APTonCD'

APTonCD is an application to store downloaded packages on a CD/DVD and is no ISO building tool
Perhaps you mean Remastersys, but why not the standard ISO?
I know there may be some tricks involved in starting from a SD card...
Don't fix it if it ain't broken, don't break it if you can't fix it

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Re: Booting Mint 7 from a "Live SD Card"

Postby moldor » Sun Sep 20, 2009 8:44 am

I've successfully done this when first testing Mint on an ASUS 1000HE.

You need to download Unetbootin to create the bootable SD card, from


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