Install working and Modded Mint 7 USB

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Install working and Modded Mint 7 USB

Postby tommymac501 » Fri Sep 11, 2009 11:12 pm

I've got an 8gb USB running Mint 7 that boots and works fine. In fact, I've modded it to death; fonts, attributes, window themes, etc... Now, that I have it thew way I want it, can I install it along side my Win 7 and keep it intact?, or to I need to do a fresh install and Mod it all over again?..



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Re: Install working and Modded Mint 7 USB

Postby lagagnon » Sat Sep 12, 2009 10:49 pm

If you have a spare >=8GB partition on the box then you could try ghosting the USB partition onto the new HD partition like this:

sudo dd if=/dev/sdc1 of=/dev/hdb2 bs=32256

assuming sdc1 is the USB partition and hdb2 is the spare >=8GB partition on the hard drive.
To run that dd command however, both the input and output partitions must be unmounted, in other words run the command from a Live Linux CD.

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