Trying to install Linux on a memory wiped tablet...

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Trying to install Linux on a memory wiped tablet...

Post by ceckeh » Sat Jul 27, 2019 11:03 pm

Does anyone sell Linux Mint already loaded on a USB stick? My equipment is too outdated and the drive has been erased so I can't make a boot stick.

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Re: Trying to install Linux on a memory wiped tablet...

Post by xenopeek » Sun Jul 28, 2019 2:02 am

Yes, see https://linuxmint.com/store_cds.php.

Mind that Linux Mint is intended for desktops and laptops. Does your tablet have an Intel or AMD processor? Linux Mint only works on those. Most tablets have an ARM processor and aren't general purpose computers, as in you can't easily install another operating system and are locked down.
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Re: Trying to install Linux on a memory wiped tablet...

Post by Rocky Bennett » Wed Jul 31, 2019 7:38 am

You might not be able to run Linux Mint on a tablet. A tablet is different than a real computer in very fundamental ways.

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Re: Trying to install Linux on a memory wiped tablet...

Post by athi » Wed Jul 31, 2019 7:58 am

ceckeh wrote:
Sat Jul 27, 2019 11:03 pm
Does anyone sell Linux Mint already loaded on a USB stick? My equipment is too outdated and the drive has been erased so I can't make a boot stick.
Please post make and model of tablet.
Mint Mate 19.1. Main rig is HP 800G2 I5 6500 16GB ram, 120GB boot drive, 2x3TB, 1x4TB data drives. Oldest rig is Mate 18.3 on Dell D620 with 32bits core duo.

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Re: Trying to install Linux on a memory wiped tablet...

Post by Hoser Rob » Wed Jul 31, 2019 8:41 am

Rocky Bennett wrote:
Wed Jul 31, 2019 7:38 am
You might not be able to run Linux Mint on a tablet. A tablet is different than a real computer in very fundamental ways.
Gotta agree with this, there's a reason that Ubuntu dropped its tablet/mobile project.

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